So Glasto is over for another year and a new Wimbledon winner has been crowned. But don’t pack away your flip-flops and throw away the suncream just yet – there are plenty of great events still to come this summer, from sporting events to beer festivals (hey, everything in moderation).
Read on for more information and to find out how you can get involved…
What? An annual two-day festival of cycling in the capital, Prudential’s RideLondon was created to encourage more people to get cycling. There’ll be a cycle hire scheme, closed roads across London to make more room for bikes and training courses for both children and adults, as well as organised races attracting everyone from amateurs to some of the biggest names in pro cycling.
When? 1st-2nd August
Click here to find out more or see how you can get involved.
Top Tip: Don’t go with sub-par equipment – check out our LFX Guide to Cycling Gadgets here and you’ll blend in with the pros (well, maybe…)
World Golf Championships
What? The Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships, recognised by the the PGA and European Tours and played by some of the biggest names in golf.
Where? Firestone Country Club, Ohio
When? 6th-9th August
Click here to find out more.
Top Tip: Fancy taking a swing yourself? Book a Championship Club package for the best seats in the house, upgraded hospitality and a chance to play Firestone Country Club’s impressive course.
Berlin Beer Festival
What? 3 days, 340 breweries, 2,400 specialities of beer and 20 stages of live entertainment from international bands. If a summer full of trading, sporting events, charity challenges and competitions has left you in the mood for a good pint then you’ll definitely want to make room for this one in your diary. Cheers!
Where? Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
When? 7th-9th August
For more info, click here.
Top Tip: Check out the Top 10 New Beers to Try before you go and get your order ready – dithering at the front of a long bar queue won’t make you popular.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
What? The world’s biggest arts festival turns the Scottish capital into a hub for comedy, theatre, dance and street performers for almost the whole month of August.
Where? Edinburgh city centre (the clue’s in the name…)
When? 7th-31st August
Book your show tickets here.
Top Tip: Check out our LFX Guide to: Edinburgh Fringe Festival for where to stay, what to do and what not to miss.
Red Bull Air Race
What? The UK leg of the Air Race World Championships is one of the biggest days in aviation – see the best planes and most skilled pilots take to the skies.
Where? The Red Bull Air Race is borrowing Ascot Racecourse for its venue to up the prestige another notch.
When? 15th-16th August
Get all the details at here.
Top Tip: If seeing the pilots in action inspires you to jet off for a last-minute summer break, check out the Top Travel Spots for Traders in 2015 for this year’s hottest destinations you might not have thought of.
LA Food and Wine Festival
What? LA’s annual four-day event of celebrity chefs, good food and even better wines. There will be over 100 chefs at this year’s event and over 200 wines to try (we don’t recommend trying all of them, although we’d have to congratulate you for the effort if you managed it).
Where? Los Angeles
When? 27th-30th August
For more info and details of the full chef line-up, click here.
Top Tip: If LA is a little too far to go, not to worry. Check out the Best New Restaurants to Try This Summer or the Best New UK Restaurants, Bars & Spas and enjoy some great food from excellent chefs without venturing too far from home.
Notting Hill Carnival
What? Britain’s biggest street party, apparently, the Notting Hill Carnival started back in 1964 as a way for Afro-Carribean communities in London to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. It’s all about food (don’t leave without trying the jerk chicken), music, parades and dancing in the street.
Where? Notting Hill, London
When? 30th-31st August
Get the full lowdown here.
Top Tip: If you can only make one day, make it the 31st, as that’s when the Grand Parade and Finale will take place. And don’t forget the roads and tubes will be packed!
Italian Grand Prix
What? No introduction needed, really – the Italian Grand Prix is considered by many to be the embodiment of F1 racing, and we’re not going to argue.
Where? Monza, Italy
When? 4th-6th September
Find out more here.
Top Tip: Monza is just a stone’s throw away from Milan – home to another of 2015’s big events, Expo Milano. So why not combine the two – or even throw in a week on the Italian coast while you’re there?
All of that and there’s still the Rugby World Cup to come in the autumn (more on that later). Now that you’ve got all your #TraderLifestyle summer events in your diaries, check out @LFXJames’ 5 Forex News Events You Need to Know.