Top Events in Europe this July

July 2022 Events in Europe

Are you planning to visit Europe this July? If so, here is a list of the top events, festivals, and activities that have been announced up to now.

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Europe is always full of surprises and there's so much to do! From summer fun to exciting festivals, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the events that may catch your interest in July.

Paragliding festival

Where: Mayrhofen, Austria 

When: 2nd-3rd July 2022

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For a unique experience in the air, why not try the paragliding event at the Zillertaler Flugschule? Anyone who has a license can test numerous paragliders. You'll also be spoiled with drinks and food, as well as a small after-show party from around 5 pm.

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Goats Tour

Where: Zermatt, Switzerland

When: 2nd July-12th August 2022

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For seven weeks every summer, a troupe of black-necked goats passes through the Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt on their way to and from the Alpine meadows. Hundreds of tourists gather along this route to photograph the animals, which are considered by many to be the most photographed goats in the world.

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Jazz Festival

Where: Montreux, Switzerland

When: 1st-16th July 2022

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If you have a passion for jazz music, the Montreux Jazz Festival is the place to be. This grand music festival is celebrated in July every year in Montreux and offers the best jazz performances from upcoming artists as well as famous jazz artists.

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Where: Seefeld, Austria

When: 2nd-3rd July 2022

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The Strudel Festival, launched in 2003, is an annual event dedicated to the most famous Austrian pastry. During this period, all over the province, you can taste the various types of bread and pastries that South Tyrolean bakers have prepared for this occasion. 

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International Woodcarving Symposium

Where: Interlaken, Switzerland

When: 5th-9th July 2022

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See for yourself how artists create masterpieces out of wood. The organisers select a group of around 20 national and international artists that represent different influences, styles, and cultures.

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New Orleans Jazz Festival of the Alps

Where: Davos & Klosters, Switzerland

When: 9th-16th July 2022

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The festival brings the music of New Orleans to the Grisons mountains. With almost 90 concerts by 15 bands, you'll hear music everywhere you go. The festival started as a small idea but has grown steadily over the years into an event that people in Davos and throughout Switzerland look forward to each summer.

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Tour de France

Where: Morzine, France

When: 11th July 2022

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Cycling enthusiasts won't want to miss the Tour de France, which will be hosted in Morzine this year. A large mountain village in the Hauts Savoie region of the French Alps, Morzine is steeped in cycling history and home to lots of incredible cycling routes.

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Where: Interlaken, Switzerland

When: 13th July-27th August 2022

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Don't miss out on the chance to see musical productions set against a stunning mountain panorama. The Thunerseespiele company presents an open-air musical every summer with the majestic mountains of the Bernese Oberland in the background and a stage built upon the waters of Lake Thun.

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Bastille Day: Fireworks Display Over Lake Annecy

Where: Lake Annecy, France

When: 14th July 2022

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Bastille Day is a French national holiday, celebrated on the 14th of July. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison by protesters during the French Revolution and features lots of fireworks and entertainment for children. Lake Annecy offers visitors a Bastille Day to remember. The celebrations take place in the centre of town on Le Pâquier promenade with evening concerts, picnics, dancing, and fireworks.

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Dolomites Skyrace

Where: Dolomites, Italy

When: 16th-17th July 2022

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For those who enjoy mountain sports, the DoloMyth Skyrace in Canazei is not to be missed. The course begins in the town of Canazei and ends at Piz Boè, twisting and turning through woods, paths, and slopes, all at an altitude of 1702 meters. Competitors are called “Skyrunners” (Corridori del Cielo). For viewers, there is the option to use a cable car to go up and watch from above.

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Big Family Week

Where: Neustift, Austria

When: 18th-21st July 2022

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The Big Family Week is a week-long festival for the whole family, featuring many highlights for children (e.g. theatre play, fire show) and free participation for everyone. It's packed full of fun every day of the week in scenic Stubai Valley.

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Salzburg Festival

Where: Salzburg, Austria

When: 18th-31st July

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The musical highlight on the summer calendar is the Salzburg Festival. This prestigious festival presents top-class performances of opera, plays, and concerts of the highest artistic standards over a period of five to six weeks each summer in a city whose baroque architecture is second to none.

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Bled Days

Where: Lake Bled, Slovenia

When: 22nd July 2022

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For a few days every year, Lake Bled promenade is filled with local art and music. If you visit during this time, be sure to take in the beautiful sight of 15,000 fluorescent eggshells floating on Lake Bled. This is part of the town's traditional celebration, which aims to celebrate the beauty of the lake for which it's famous.

In addition to this spectacle, visitors to Bled can see local crafts and listen to live music along the promenade.

The event also focuses on sustainability and supports the Zero Waste movement. As part of the Zero Waste Society Project, Bled's Municipality uses separate bins for paper, wood, bamboo and other biodegradable materials to serve food at the venue.

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Cosmojazz Festival

Where: Chamonix, France

When: 23rd-30th July 2022


Cosmojazz Festival in Chamonix, scheduled for July 23 to 30 2022, will feature free concerts in the mountains of Vallée de Trient and Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley. These daytime performances will take place on sites chosen by the festival for their majestic scenery and exceptional panoramas.

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Toscana Music Festival

Where: Tuscany, Italy

When: 27th - 31st July 2022

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Tuscany, the region of Italy known for its culinary delights and rich culture, hosts an annual international festival of choirs and orchestras in the classy ambience of the Spa of Montecatini and Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.

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Lech Musicians Day

Where: Lech, Austria

When: 30th July. 2022

Lech Musicians Day

Every year, locals and visitors gather in the town of Lech to celebrate Lech Musicians' Day. The festival is a time for musicians to come together, exchange ideas and make music. 

Folk musicians, singers, and dancers perform all day in Alpine huts, on mountain pastures in the open air, or inside the chalet lounges if the weather is bad.

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