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Festivals and events for the jet-set

Plum Sykes

United States

July 3- 9
Aspen Institute Ideas Festival
A premier conference of the Aspen Institute for global leaders across many disciplines to engage in discussion about ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Register at www. aspeninstitute.org.

June 21 – August 20
Music Festival
For 57 summers, music-lovers have come to Aspen to celebrate classical music, to revel in life’s natural wonders and Aspen high life. Tickets range from free to $100. Purchase at www. aspenmusicfestival.com.

September 1 -4
Telluride Film Festival
Each Labor Day, thousands travel to Telluride to see some of the finest films and discuss the media. Passes start $680, purchase at www.telluridefilmfestival.org.

Martha’s Vineyard

July 13-15
83rd Annual Edgartown Regatta
Hundreds of One-Design Class Boats sail at Edgartown Yacht Club at Tisbury Wharf for a three-day race. For more information, www. edgartownyc.org.

September 1 – 3
Tanglewood Jazz Festival
Three days of incredible music from today’s most renowned jazz artists. Tickets start range from $17 - $45, purchase at www.bso.org.

New York
The Hamptons

July 13-16
15th Annual Summer Antiques& Garden Show
Fine antiques from select dealers. Contact www.hamptonsqntiques.com

The Hamptons
July 8
The Parrish Art Museum
Midsummer Gala
A celebration to honor the architects of the New Parrish Art Museum, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron with an evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets start at $1,000, purchase at www.parrishart.org.

The Hamptons
July 22 – August 26th
Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge
Some of the finest polo on six consecutive Saturdays at the Bridgehampton Polo Club. For more information www.bhpolo.com.

The Hamptons
August 27 – September 3
The Hampton Classic Horse Show
Over 1,400 horses are featured at the country’s largest Show Jumping competitions. For more information www.hamptonclassic.com.

Saratoga Springs
August 26
Travers Stakes
The Travers Stakes, held at Saratoga Race Course near Saratoga Springs, New York, is the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States. For more information on tickets (518) 584-6200.

Rhode Island
August 11-13
Newport Jazz Festival The 52-year-old festival still brings out the best names in jazz music. Tickets range from $20 - $50, for more information www.festivalproductions.net.

Royal Liverpool
July 20-23
British Open
The world’s oldest golf championship brings together the best golfers from around the world. For tickets and information www.opengolf.com June 26 – July 9

The Lawn Tennis Championships
at Wimbledon attract an audience of over 450,000 each year. For tickets and information www.wimbledon.org.

May 19 – August 27
Glyndebourne Opera Festival
Located 54 miles south of London, Glyndebourne is one of the world’s best known opera houses. Tickets are hard to find and are offered to members first. Prices start around $100, for more information www.glyndebourne.com

Deuville Horse Races
The glamorous seaside resort on the Channel coast is where European social folk gather to watch the famed horse races. For more information contact the Deauville tourism office at +33 02 31 14 40 00 or www.deauville.org

Oct 4-8
Frankfurt Book Fair
The world’s largest marketplace for publishing focuses on illustrators this year. The works of Indian authors will be featured. For more information www.frankfurtbook- fair.com

June 1 – July 31
Athens Festival
This annual festival promises extensive offering of music, dance and theater set in the 2000-year-old Odeion of Herodes Atticus at the foot of the Acropolis. Call +30 210 92 82 900 or email info@greekfestival. gr for more information.

July 2
The annual Palio bareback horse race on Siena’s Piazza del Campo began in 1310. The minute and a half of racing is accompanied by a full day and night of acrobatics and festivities. Entrance is free but expect huge crowds. For more information call the Siena Tourist Office at +39 0577 28 05 51.

Aug 4
Monte-Carlo Red Cross Ball
The Red Cross Ball is held annually at Le Sporting Club under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert. One of Europe’s largest charity events, it attracts celebrities, royalty, artists and musicians. Contact +377 92 16 36 36


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