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Dates for your diary: your inside guide to the hottest tickets around the world this summer

30 May 2024 • Written by Belle Rice

Kicking off with a range of luxury interior events, film festivals and prestigious sporting action, summer 2024 is set to be spectacular. Belle Rice gives the heads up on the best luxury events not to be missed across May, June, July and August...


Exquisite jewellery from the new David Morris Riviera collection
David Morris

Heading to the South of France this summer? Now’s the time to update your jewellery collection, and David Morris’s newly launched Riviera offering is just the ticket. Check out the full range in boutiques in London, Paris and Dubai.

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The Cannes Film Festival: 14-25 May

As always, the summer season in the South of France kicks off at Cannes, where much anticipated films from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and David Cronenberg will première. Not to be missed is the AmfAR Gala on the 23rd, with a live auction by Simon de Pury, a fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld and an appearance by Cher.

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The French Open, Paris: 20 May-9 June

Tennis greats and younger upstarts will take to the courts at the Stade Roland-Garros, getting ahead of the sporting action taking place across France a little later this summer. The tickets to go for? The Loge Prestige, with box seats behind the players’ bench, gourmet catering and a valet service.

Head for Port Hercule to get the best deck views of the Monaco Grand Prix, the eighth round on the 2024 calendar
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Formula 1: The Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco: 24-26 May

After Cannes, head west along the coast to Monte-Carlo and into Port Hercule for the 81st Monaco Grand Prix. Book your berth early for the best on deck views of the action.

Poetry of Time by Van Cleef & Arpels, London: 26 May-9 June

This unique retrospective is to be held at Cromwell Place for two weeks. Demonstrating the history of the maison’s watchmaking, it will showcase a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces, with diverse inspirations, including astronomy, nature, fairies, ballerinas, couture and love stories. Guests can
get involved with a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations carried out by master artisans from workshops in Geneva.


The showcase encompasses 500m2 of inspiration
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WOW!house 2024, London: 4 June - 4 July

Looking for interiors inspiration? This annual event showcases 19 rooms and outdoor spaces, all decorated by some of the world’s biggest name designers. Among this year’s contributors are Benedict Foley, Alidad, Ken Fulk, Katharine Pooley and Sophie Ashby.

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Tribeca Festival, New York: 5-16 June

Feature films, television shows, video games and shorts are all on the line-up for the 23rd annual festival in Lower Manhattan. Get early access tickets with the Z Pass packages, which offer reserved seating at screenings, plus special events access on opening and closing nights.

Back a winner – and spot the royals – at the prestigious summer spectacular fixture
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Royal Ascot, Ascot: 18-22 June

Top hats at the ready for the world’s premier flat racing event. A heady mix of famous faces and royals from around the globe can be seen in their finery, with the £1m Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes rounding off the week as the Saturday finale.

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Minuty at the Rosewood: 29 June

The South of France arrives in Central London for the summer with Villa Minuty making its home on The Rosewood’s courtyard terrace. Alongside your favourite rosés, you will find expertly curated dishes by Holborn Dining Room head chef Liam Fauchard-Newman. One-off three-course Vineyard Feasts are available for reservations on 29 June and 17 August. Open until September 2024.

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Wimbledon: 1-14 July

Indulge in strawberries, cream and Pimm’s (and the world’s best tennis) for two weeks of competition on grass. The hottest tickets in town are for Centre Court suites, with hospitality provided by Michel Roux, Marcus Wareing and Tom Sellers.

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Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, Long Island: 11-14 July

Taking place in the 6,500-square-metre Pollock and de Kooning Pavilions just minutes from Southampton Village, the US art world descends on the Hamptons over four days to celebrate the works of established artists as well as up-and-coming local talent. Book in for the VIP day on 11 July to make the most of your visit.

The Duke of Richmond opens the hillclimb at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Goodwood Festival of Speed: 11-14 July

The Festival of Speed returns to the UK’s south coast this summer as “the world’s largest automotive garden party”, with Formula One giants McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes all in attendance, alongside electric luminary Polestar, whose sleek eco-friendly vehicles will be on show.

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Vineyard Cup, Martha’s Vineyard: 11-14 July

If you’re anchoring off Martha’s Vineyard this summer and looking for a little healthy competition, the Vineyard Cup is for you. A part of the Classic Yacht Challenge Series, it’s a fun race for a varied fleet that starts from Edgartown and ends with a good old party. All proceeds from the regatta go to the Sail Martha’s Vineyard non-profit that supports marine education and preservation.

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 Olympic Games Paris 2024: 26 July - 11 August

The world’s biggest sporting event heads to France this summer with an exceptional line-up of games around historic and iconic locations – think Château de Versailles for equestrian competitions, a stadium right beneath the Eiffel Tower for beach volleyball, and fencing and taekwondo taking place at the Grand Palais.

First published in the June and July 2024 issue of BOAT International. Get this magazine sent straight to your door, or subscribe and never miss an issue.

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