Events

Tour de France

Tour de France

1st July to 23rd July

The 2017 Tour de France will begin in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

3rd July to 16th July

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has been held in London since 1877 and is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

Independence Day

Independence Day

4th July

Independence Day is celebrated across the United States as the anniversary of the 4th of July 1776. On this day the USA declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

World Population Day

World Population Day

11th July

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

14th July

The French National Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille Prison in 1789.

World Swimming Championships

World Swimming Championships

14th July to 30th July

The World Swimming Championships promotes aquatic sports, with competitors from around the world. The 2017 event will be held in Budapest, Hungary. 

Asala - Dharma Day

Asala - Dharma Day

15th July

The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching - his first sermon, "The Wheel of Truth", after his enlightenment.

St. Swithin's Day

St. Swithin's Day

15th July

On St. Swithin's Day, people watch the weather. Tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue for the next forty days.

Mandela Day

Mandela Day

18th July

Mandela Day aims to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. "Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day." The Mandela Day site has lots of useful ideas and resources.

British Open

British Open

20th July to 23rd July

The British Open Championship is the oldest of the four major golf championships. In 2017 it will be held at Royal Birkdale.

National Parks Week

National Parks Week

24th July to 30th July

A celebration of the places, people and things found within the National Parks in the UK..

 

 

International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

30th July

International Day of Friendship is a day for celebrating friendship and encouraging solidarity and reconciliation.