6 Incredible Events in Europe this July

Summer is finally here and as we prepare for our summer holidays it’s always good to know what events are happening across Europe. Here are 6 incredible events in Europe this July…


Events in Europe this July Benicassim
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One of Europe’s most popular music festivals, Benicassim, returns for another star studded event on a stunning Spanish beach from July 18th to July 21st. Performers across the weekend include Fatboy Slim, Lana Del Rey, Kings of Leon, The 1975 and many, many more. Discover more of the top festivals happening in Europe this year here.


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Tour de France

Events in Europe this July cyclists racing Tour de France
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Tour de France is the pinnacle of professional cycling. 21 day-long races spread across 23 days sees the world’s best cyclists race through France and its neighbouring counties to attempt to win the coveted yellow jersey.


This year is the 106th edition of the race, with the start of the tour (known as the Grand Départ) taking place in Brussels, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx’s first win.


Find out more things to do in Brussels this summer with our guide to the Belgian city.


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Events in Europe this July tennis court from above
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Tennis and Wimbledon go hand-in-racket. The opening two weeks of July will see tennis take over London with many celebrities, sports stars, and tourists descending on the capital for the prestigious tournament. Tickets are hard to come by, but there are plenty of places to watch the competition unfold all over the city. Check out our article for some top tips on where to watch Wimbledon this summer.


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Events in Europe this July shrimp paella
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Something special is being cooked up in western Sicily this July. Stragusto is a street food festival celebrating the famous food of the Mediterranean. The city of Trapani becomes a melting pot for the vibrant colours, enticing aromas and delicious flavours of Italy’s west coast from the 24th to the 28th of July.


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Galway International Arts Festival

Events in Europe this July Galway International Arts Festival
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Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2019, the Galway International Arts Festival is Ireland’s largest annual arts festival. With over 500 artists, writers, performers and musicians taking to the stage from the July 15th to 28th this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever before. Here are 8 reasons to fall in love with Galway.


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Christopher Street Day

Events in Europe this July Pride Flag
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Christopher Street Day is the world’s best known LGBTQ+ event, with around one million people coming to Berlin every year to take part. People of all ages and orientations will dance through the streets in what is equal parts celebration and protest for equal rights and self-determination. There will be special live acts performing on stage at the Brandenburg Gate during the big finale and closing rally – but the party doesn’t end there. Discover what to do in Berlin here.


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