Great events in July

There are always lots of things to do when traveling, and it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. We’ve done the hard work for you with some great ideas for summer.

International Hot Dog Eating Contest, July 4

Get ready to laugh. Competitors from the country meet in the July 4th final of the Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Coney Island Boardwalk , New York
nathansfamous.com

Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music, July 1–5

Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music. Photo: Helena Burchard

Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music. Photo: Helena Burchard

If you haven’t heard of King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizzard, head to the Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music. With acts from around the world playing at nu­ merous venues across the city, there’s only one thing to ask: Are you experienced?

Various venues
parispsychfest.com

Hong Kong’s International Arts Carnival, July 10–August 16

Hong Kong’s International Arts Carnival has, as they say, something for everyone of all ages: music, dance, acrobatics, puppetry – even interactive theater for babies.

Various venues
hkiac.gov.hk

Prague Proms, June 21–July 19

Prague Proms, Bobby Shew. Photo: Jan Mal

Prague Proms, Bobby Shew. Photo: Jan Mal

Not your average music event, Prague Proms has everything from Big Band to Mozart to jazz to colliding art and technology. With such a diverse program, even the most casual listener will find something to enjoy.

Various venues
pragueproms.cz

The Churchill and De Gaulle Exhibition, April 10–July 26

Perfect for history buffs, the Churchill and De Gaulle Exhibition in Paris marks the end of World War II, as well as the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death. A number of never-seen-before historical artifacts and documents will be on display.

Paris Army Museum
musee-armee.fr

The Montjuïc de Nuit festival, July 3

The Montjuïc de Nuit festival is Barcelona’s annual gift to both locals and visitors. Museums, theaters, gardens, parks and sports facilities on Montjuïc hill are free to all comers. The program is eclectic so don’t be surprised if you find a DJ spinning tunes in a swimming pool.

Various venues
bcn.cat

Ani-Com, July 24–28

One of Asia’s hottest entertainment events, Ani-Com Hong Kong is packed with the latest trends in digital entertainment, comics, video games, animation and collectibles. Stop by for your chance to unearth limited editions and collect autographs from some of the biggest names in the industry.

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
ani-com.hk

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