An open-air spectacle against a backdrop of picturesque Swiss scenery or a grand cycling race across France, the world is offering an impressive variety of colorful and quirky Festivals in July. For those who have an ear for music, an eye for films or a taste for performing arts, this Tellus trekker’s guide for July festivals is not to be missed.
Zurich Festival (Zuerifaescht), SWITZERLAND
Zurich Festival or Zuerifaescht –A tri-annual festival which encompasses the whole of Zurich city, is held every three years and its three years this 2016!! Theatre, Art and Music all in one festival, what more could you ask for. International artists perform drama, ballet, music and opera during this mega event. Spectacular sights are not just to be found downtown, but also in the skies above Zurich – thanks to their magnitude and majesty, the two musical fireworks displays on the are among the absolute highlights of this mega-event. Millions of guests enjoy the carnival atmosphere, three days of celebration and spectacular fireworks display over the lake set to music. Food stalls, street amusement and a plethora of rides ensure a good time for all. Anyone who misses Switzerland’s largest festival, the “Züri Fäscht”, will have to wait another three whole years before they have the chance again.
To know more visit https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/zueri-faescht
Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DENMARK
Held since 1979, Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been taking over Copenhagen as one of Europe’s most important International music events. Lasting ten days, the festival encompasses the Danish capital, offering an extravagant musical fest to a total of over 250000 visitors every year. It is an annual musical showcasing that celebrates Jazz legends and up-coming Jazz greats in venues throughout the city. This year they have revealed a line-up of record breaking 1300 concerts over a number of venues. The concerts take place at clubs, concert halls, cafes, bars, and open-air stages in the city’s squares and plazas and along the harbor front. The listeners can listen to top international jazz names at the stunning Royal Theatre, Jean Nouvel’s architectural world-class Koncerthus & Copenhagen’s Opera House – as well as along the harbor front, where they can take a dip in the perfect waters to the sound of Danish and international jazz.
If you wanna know more http://jazz.dk/copenhagen-jazz-festival-2016/forside/
Tour de France, FRANCE
Join as the world’s biggest bike race winds its way around France, a three-week cycling race for 3, 500km. It is split into 21 days of racing, with individual day’s stage lasting up to five and a half hours and covering up to 225km. This year’s route has almost everything. Romance. Heart-wrenching drama!! Savage climbs like Mont Ventoux. Take advantage of your holidays in France!! Experience first-hand the kinship, perspire, tears-and of course- fantastic backdrops and delicious food and wine along the route. If you’ve never held to the Tour de France, it absolutely should be on your bucket list.
To know more visit the official site http://www.letour.com/us/
Galway Arts Festival, IRELAND
A creative collision of artists, musicians, actors, comedians, writers, Galway art festival is paradise for art lovers. World premieres, award-winning producers, groundbreaking productions, world’s best live music performers, and nothing less to expect!! Galway is packed with stories from its past as a medieval walled city. Welcoming, laid-back and amiable, pull up a stool at any local bar and in no time you’ll be chatting with natives over a pint. Dine out on fresh seafood or quick and tasty toasted cheese and ham sandwiches. The festival turns the City of tribes into a festival party with literature, drama, theatrics and pop-up surprises.
For schedule, list of premiers & performances visit http://www.giaf.ie/
San Diego Comic-Con, California
From a five-year-old girl dressed as black widow to a 13-year-old in Katniss Everdeen get-up, join in for a fun-filled weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Heaven for all Comic-Con junkies -pop culture enthusiasts, tech-geeks and gaming nerds. A multi-genre entertaining and comic convention held annually in San Diego. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970. If the world were a bit extra like Comic-Con, we’d all be a little happier. Superheroes, badass villains, costumes, games, comic book writers, actors, gamer, movie buffs. The event is also an exceptional forum for some of our favorite actors to speak off the cuff and show their personalities. Obtaining a Comic-Con badge can claim the persistence of Superman, the ingenuity of Tony Stark, the patience of a Watcher and the readiness of Batman.
For more news visit http://www.comic-con.org/
Ruisrock, Turku, Finland
Since the seventies, Ruisrock has hosted musical royalties like The Kinks, Lou Reed, Chuck Berry, Sting, Nirvana, & David Bowie. Ruisrock, founded in the 1970, is the second oldest rock festival in Europe and the oldest in Finland. Held on the Isle of Ruissalo in Turku, this annual event proceeds to evolve delivering not only Rock, but Metal, EDM, and Finnish professionals.
To learn more visit http://www.ruisrock.fi/
I say Travel far enough, you meet yourself. For sunshine or snowfall, diving or skiing, beaches and festivals – or a combination of all of these, it’s the best time to start your quest. The good news is that there are dozens of great options, so it’s just a matter of finding the one that suits you best. Hope you get inspired with our list of wonderful events.
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