Festivals and events for the jet-set
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.
June 21 – August 20
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.
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
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.
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.
15th Annual Summer Antiques& Garden Show
Fine antiques from select dealers.
The Parrish Art Museum
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.
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.
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
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.
Newport Jazz Festival
The 52-year-old festival still brings
out the best names in jazz music.
Tickets range from $20 - $50, for more
The world’s oldest golf championship
brings together the best golfers from
around the world. For tickets and
June 26 – July 9
The Lawn Tennis Championships
at Wimbledon attract an audience
of over 450,000 each year.
For tickets and information
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
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
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-
June 1 – July 31
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.
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.
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