Baltic Capital Partners’ Top 5 Events To Attend In The EU This Summer

As the summer season unfolds, it brings with it a smorgasbord of events catering to the tastes of those of us who truly appreciate the exceptional.

From the thrill of competition to the artistry of cinema, these gatherings are not just events; they’re cultural landmarks. With another glorious European summer in mind, the BCP team put together a list of our top five events in Europe we think can define the summer of 2024.

1. The Olympic Games – Paris 2024

The Olympic Games - Paris 2024
The olympic rings are displayed in front of the eiff tower in paris

Date: 26 July – 11 August 2024

Location: Paris, France

The Olympic Games, a beacon of international unity and athletic prowess, return to Paris after a century. The city of romance and revolution is poised to deliver an unparalleled celebration of sportsmanship and human potential.

With over 200 nations participating, the games will be a melting pot of cultures, each bringing their unique spirit to the competition. Paris 2024 will not only honour the past but also pave the way for the future with a focus on sustainability and innovation.

The introduction of new sports will attract a younger audience, while the gender-equal representation ensures that the games are a true reflection of our diverse society. The Eiffel Tower, the Seine River, and the Champs-Élysées will serve as more than just a backdrop; they will be integral to the games, with events planned around these iconic sites. The Olympic Village will be a model of eco-friendly living, showcasing the latest in green technology.

You can even squeeze in a little shopping..or why not take a Champagne tour on a day off from the Olympics to… you know.. CHAMPAGNE!

2. Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix
A view of a city with a race track

Date: 26 May 2024

Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco

The Monaco Grand Prix is not just a race; it’s the pinnacle of motorsport excellence.

The Circuit de Monaco, with its infamous hairpin turns and tunnel, demands the utmost skill and precision from the drivers. It’s a place where history is made, and legends are born. The atmosphere is electric, with the roar of engines echoing off the marina filled with superyachts.

The event is steeped in tradition, yet every year it manages to bring something new to the table, ensuring that it remains the most anticipated race on the Formula One calendar. The glamour of the event is unmatched, with celebrities and royalty gracing the stands, adding to the spectacle that is the Monaco Grand Prix.

This year, we’re taking the whole team, so look out for anyone wearing a BCP fedora!

3. Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival
A crowd of people standing on a red carpet

Date: 14 – 25 May 2024

Location: Cannes, France

The Cannes Film Festival is a celebration of storytelling… and cinematic innovation.

Under the leadership of Greta Gerwig, the festival is set to showcase a wide range of films that, as alway, challenge conventions and spark conversations. Cannes becomes a hub for filmmakers, actors, and enthusiasts, all united by their love for the silver screen.

The festival is not just about the competition; it’s a platform for networking, deal-making, and discovering new talent. The Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at Cannes, is a symbol of artistic achievement that every filmmaker aspires to. The French Riviera, with its azure waters and golden beaches, provides a serene escape for attendees to relax and reflect between screenings.

Given our invitation from Brad Pitt must have got lost this year, we’ll be giving this one a miss, but for those celebrity gazers that don’t mind the traffic, it’s a must see.. once.

4. The Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships
A tennis match is being played on the grass

Date: 1 – 14 July 2024

Location: London, England

Wimbledon is the crown jewel of the tennis world, embodying the sport’s rich heritage. And some damn fine strawberries.

The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has been the venue for this prestigious event since 1877, and its grass courts are considered hallowed ground. The tournament is synonymous with excellence and tradition, from the strict dress code to the meticulously maintained courts.

Wimbledon is not just about tennis; it’s a social event, attracting fans from all walks of life. The Centre Court, with its retractable roof, ensures that the play can continue come rain or shine, making it a testament to the blend of tradition and modernity that Wimbledon represents. Nothing can beat the sheer feeling of excellence from the courts, and the crowds.

5. La Nuit des Étoiles: An Evening at Château Élan

La Nuit des Étoiles: An Evening at Château Élan
A gaze at night with people standing around

Date: 17 August 2024

Location: Château Élan, Bordeaux, France

La Nuit des Étoiles is an ode to the art of gastronomy, set against the backdrop of the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux…. FINE.. I’ll do it!

Château Élan opens its doors for an evening where each course is a symphony of flavours, meticulously paired with the finest wines from the region. The chefs, maestros, craft dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. The event is intimate, allowing for personalized interactions with the chefs and sommeliers, making it a truly immersive experience. The starlit sky and the gentle breeze of the French countryside add to the ambiance, creating a perfect setting for an evening of culinary exploration, or down right debauchery. Nothing says “I love food and wine”, like a summer evening enjoying both, at a vineyard, in Bordeaux!

These small selection is offered to get you started enjoying just some of the great European summer offerings.. for the, or those of us with more of a, shall we say, super act deficient lifestyle.

An EU summer offers a blend of excitement, culture, and sophistication. They are not just events; they are milestones that mark the season, providing experiences that linger long after the summer fades.

So, pack your bags, grab your passport, dodge the kids, and prepare for a summer of unforgettable memories. See you there!

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