A once-in-a-decade art Grand Tour, Ascot, Pride Month, festivals of all kinds (music, dance, art, food, ideas, and creativity), hot movies, roses and rosé, fashion awards, and the start of summer! There’s so much to love about this month. Here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of the essential events in the global luxury ecosystem in June 2017 – everything you need to know, all in one place, to help you enjoy luxurious experiences all month long.
Sure, it’s almost summer, but there’s no need to turn your brain off just yet: there are major gatherings to provoke thought and conversation. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, focusing on healthcare, innovation and entertainment, is June 17 – 24. The Aspen Ideas Festival is June 22 – July 1. Expo 2017 Future Energy in Astana, Kazakhstan will showcase innovations in energy, including reducing carbon emissions, energy efficiency, and energy for all – June 10 – September 10. (Not coincidentally, the tony new St. Regis Astana is scheduled to open in July).
As flower show season winds down, the International Bouquet Competition, founded by Princess Grace of Monaco, marks its 50th year; it convenes some of the most inventive amateur florists in the world, and Princess Caroline presides over the festivities – June 10-11.
If you’re still feeling the loss of your favorite TV series, despair no more: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an immersive experience, launches a world tour starting in Singapore – June 17. Or head to London for the Queen’s official birthday celebration, Trooping the Colour, which includes a military parade on The Mall – June 17.
In addition to all of that, June is LGBTQ Pride Month, National Donut Day is June 2nd, Father’s Day is the 18th, and the summer solstice (the first day of summer) is the 21st, as is the UN-decreed International Yoga Day. So take your pick: hit the road. Or chill out. It’s all good. It’s June.