Hollywood takes over the scenic ski town of Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival every January. The 10-day event is the largest showcase of independent filmmaking in the US and doubles as a swanky winter getaway for Hollywood elite.
New York City, London, Paris, Tokyo and Milan host their respective fashion weeks in February and September every year. In addition to the A-list designers and their models, attendees typically include high-profile celebrities and businesspeople who are granted exclusive access to the next season's hottest trends at shows like Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang.
Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America's first ski resort in 1936. To celebrate the area’s Hollywood heritage and bring it into the 21st century, the inaugural Sun Valley Film Festival was launched in March 2012 and was an immediate success. Heading into its seventh year in 2018, the Sun Valley Film Festival continues to build on that success with over 60 films including world premieres, networking dinners, unique panels, passionate discussions and memorable parties. The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together over 3,500 festival goers for five unforgettable days where industry insiders and movie lovers alike, gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking in a majestic setting.
TheAcademy Awards, also known as theOscars,are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 each March in Washington DC, they present 100+ films to audiences throughout the city. This is the largest green film festival in the world; the longest-running in the United States.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cape Town, South Africa. The first one was held in 2000 to 2005 and is recognised as the fourth largest jazz festival in the world and the largest jazz festival on the African continent. The festival used to be called the Cape Town North Sea Jazz Festival due to its association with the North Sea Festival in the Netherlands.
The Byron Bay Bluesfest, formerly the East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival, is an annual music festival that has been held over the Easter long weekend in the Byron Bay area in Australia since 1990.
Rouketopolemos is the name of a local traditional event held annually at Easter in the town of Vrontados (Βροντάδος) on the Greek island of Chios. It has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years.
Entertainment’s most talented actors, artists, directors, and producers head to Cannes, France, each May to attend the Cannes Film Festival. The 11-day fête is one of the most significant stages for European cinema, its massive red carpet a symbol of the festival’s glamour and prestige.
Every year, Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder with a net worth of US$19.6 billion, hosts an exclusive party teeming with celebrities aboard his US$150 million, 414-foot yacht named Octopus.
Les Azuriales Opera was founded 20 years ago as an opera festival. Every August, a few hundred guests from around the world would gather at the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Cap-Ferrat, France, to hear world-class opera performances.
In 2012, the production was scaled down to a program for cultivating young and talented artists. Scottish businessman and philanthropist Irvine Laidlaw, who’s worth US$970 million, financially supports the youth program and is a committee member of Les Azuriales Opera.
The Venice International Film Festival attracts the most posh and elegant figures in the entertainment world, along with those who like to party with them, for a week and a half of film screenings and dazzling private parties. It’s the oldest film festival in the world and runs from the end of August to the beginning of September every year.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).
Frieze Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair that takes place every October in London's Regent's Park. The fair is staged by Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, the publishers of frieze magazine.
This debutante ball goes a step farther than the rest — the gowns are only haute couture and the proud fathers are the richest and most famous men in the world. Le Bal des Débutantes is a rite of passage for the ladies, as well as one of the most renowned fashion events in Europe. Royal families, the Kennedys, and even Phil Collins have introduced their daughters at this event held annually in November.
What was once the rendezvous of 18th-century Milanese nobles now attracts a modern elite crowd. The opening night of La Scala in December marks the beginning of a season full of dramatic performances, beautiful symphonies, and fashionable attendees.
Art Basel is as much a contemporary art showcase as a playground for the trendiest of the super rich. Artists, designers, celebrities, and billionaires gather each December to throw rooftop parties and snatch up the most up-and-coming artwork from modern artists. It’s the ultimate event for the who’s who in the fashion, arts, and culture world.
Continuing an annual tradition which started in 1807, the Gran Teatro La Fenice presents what might be regarded as the main highlight of the Venetian Carnival - the Grand Cavalchina Ball. Considered to be the most exclusive and spectacular ball in Venice, the Cavalchina attracts people from all over the world, including great artists and aristocracy, who are all eager to attend this famous masked ball.