July 2nd – August 2nd: Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, Monaco
Since its creation, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has earned the reputation of bringing the biggest stars to its stage. Backed by more than 150 years of Monte-Carlo magic, the festival and its exceptional programming continue to put Monaco, the Salle des Etoiles, and for the first time, the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo, at the top of the summer calendar.
Discover the 2017 programme of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival here!
July 6th – 14th: Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain
The fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Irunea/Pamplona, in the region of Navarra, every year from the 6th to the 14th of July. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners.
The fiestas are celebrated in honor of San Fermin, patron saint of Navarra, although the religious aspect would seem to have taken on a secondary role over the last number of years. Nowadays, the fiestas are seen as a mass gathering of people from all the corners of the world and where the partying, the fun and the joy of it all are the most outstanding ingredients.
July 14th – 15th – 16th: Ultra Europe, Split, Croatia
One of the biggest dance music festivals in the world, Ultra Europe boasts endless beach parties and music, set against the stunning Adriatic Coast. Ultra Europe has become one of, if not the biggest, EDM and house music festival on the continent. Bringing it all together on the lush Adriatic coast of the Croatian town of Split, the festival lays on a programme of epic stadium shows, beach kickbacks and full-throttle boat parties across the town and its surrounding islands.
Recent editions have featured the likes of David Guetta, deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers, who each touched down alongside a pilgrimage of dance music fans from around the world, eager to party like they’ve never done before.
With the main festival taking place inside Split’s historical Stadion Poljud, festival-goers will also take to the waves onboard a selection of no-holds-barred boat parties, as well as docking on some of the country’s most beautiful islands for a set of heavenly beach parties.
July 17th – 21st: Nice Jazz Festival 2017
With its first event dating back to 1948, Nice Jazz Festival is one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe. Nowadays it is an international gathering, and one of the French Riviera’s unmissable events.
Nice Jazz Festival has moved from the Cimiez arenas to the centre of the city. It has also opened up to a variety of musical trends. The festival has two different atmospheres, with bands performing on two stages at once, and a total of six stages every night for five days.
Over 30,000 people come to enjoy its quality line-up.
For the 2017 edition, Nice returns to the source of its jazz festival with a new configuration: more accessible, more open, more urban.
July 23rd: Monaco Red Cross Ball
Hosted by Monacan royalty, the glamorous and prestigious Red Cross Ball has become a legendary event, and is a chance to enjoy a fantastic social event for a well-deserving cause. Previous artists have included Elton John, Anastasia and Tom Jones, and many more.