Our local Sidekicks are always sending us cool things happening in their cities. We wish we could visit them all ourselves, but the next best thing is for you to go for us and send pictures! Check out this line-up of happenings in a few of our favorite destinations.
Festival Grec de Barcelona
July 1 – 31
Teatre Grec is an open-air theatre located on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. Every summer for over 40 years, the theater has hosted a festival with dozens of dance, music, theatre and circus shows. Don’t worry if your Spanish isn’t perfect, many of the performances are in English.
July 8 – September 3
Most people don’t think you go on a beach getaway in Paris, but the banks of the famous Seine river turn into a seaside resort every summer. The mayor’s office closes the roadways along the river and installs sun umbrellas, deckchairs and palm trees. There are even ice cream stands, swimming pools and beach huts!
Pop Up Screens
July 20 – September 23
Every summer, Pop Up Screens sets up inflatable movie screens across London’s scenic parks. Catch classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Grease. Bring a picnic or grab some food at the fully-stocked, outdoor bar.
Pitchfork Music Festival
July 20 – 22
Every year, over 50,000 music lovers from all over the world travel to Union Park in Chicago to experience this independently run music festival. Pitchfork hosts the best new and emerging artists over the course of three days. Plus, between sets, you can shop for records at the pop-up vinyl shops, buy work from independent designers at the craft fair, or check out readings and other performances at the book fair.
August 1 – September 30
Over 200 of Miami’s best restaurants come together to offer prix-fixe, three-course meals created by world-renowned chefs at low prices. Lunches are only $23 and dinners are $39. Explore the entire city one dish at a time.
International Tango Festival and World Cup
August 9 – 22
Thousands of dancers converge at the birthplace of tango for two weeks of free concerts. Familiarize yourself with the tango culture at the product fair showcasing traditional tango clothing and shoes. Come with your dancing partner or bring the kids to learn some moves; there are free classes, too!
Italian Grand Prix
This legendary race is the only Formula One event hosted continuously since the championship was introduced in 1950. The track is located in Monza, nearby Milan. Only 30 short minutes away from Europe’s fashion capital and other Italian historic sites. Rumor has it that this will be the last year this historic race will be held in Milan!