Long summer days and an extra dose of sunlight isn’t the only thing that the summer solstice will be bringing in this month! Whether you’re a lover of food, music, fashion, the arts, or even cosplay, there’s an event in June that’s just right for you.

Check out our line-up of must-see events for this month in the major cultural capitals of Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris!

Design Miami @ Basel | June 17 – June 22


The sister fair to Art Basel, Design Miami will be showcasing some exciting projects this year. A global forum for design, the show brings together the most influential collectors, designers and curators from all over the world to engage in dialogue, celebration and commerce on an international level.

For their second and latest collaborative work with Swarovski, London-based designers Patrick Fredrickson and Ian Stallard will be erecting ‘Prologue,’ a monumental circular sculpture holding over 8,000 golden Swarovski crystal droplets within a steel frame suspended from a beam – an abstract symbol of life and rebirth. Other projects of note include the Triangular Series by Jamie Zigelbaum, a site-specific lighting installation resulting in “an undersigned dance of light” and Gricic’s TT Pavilion, combining innovative Audi technology with wooden elements to produce a futuristic landscape juxtaposing futuristic and natural elements.

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For: Art & Design buffs
Who Can Attend: Everyone, except for Preview Day (reserved for select press reps)
Opening Hours: Tuesday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 18 (11am-8pm); Thursday, June 19- Sunday, June 22 (11am-7pm)
Location: Hall 1 Sud, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Ticket Info: CHF 25 for general admission, CHF 20 for students and senior citizens
Venue Map: link

Art Basel @ Switzerland | June 17 – June 22


With over 300 leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe, Art Basel is the premier international art show of its kind for modern and contemporary works, from paintings, sculptures, and illustrations to photography, video and art installations. Basel is in one of the most distinctive locations for art, design and creativity, the crossroads of three major European countries with great expertise in such fields – Switzerland, France and Germany.

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For: Lovers of art, history and culture.
Who Can Attend: Everyone, except for Preview Day (reserved for select press reps)
Opening Hours: Tuesday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 18 (11am-8pm); Thursday, June 19- Sunday, June 22 (11am-7pm)
Location: Hall 1 Sud, Messe Basel, Switzerland
Ticket Info: CHF 25 for general admission, CHF 20 for students and senior citizens
Venue Map: link

626 Downtown Night Market @ Los Angeles | June 20 – June 21


If you want to experience a taste of the popular night markets of Asia, the 626 Downtown Night Market in Los Angeles is the ideal place to experience that. It makes sense that the largest Asian-themed night market in the U.S. would be held in one of its most diverse and open-minded cities in the country. The goal of the founders is to promote a place where all kinds of people could gather to socialize and explore different local foods.

Some notable descriptions of the event, about “160 food vendors selling skewers of beef, lamp, shrimp, squid and spiraled potatoes, while others offered curry-dusted fish balls and stinky tofu,” were described by the Los Angeles Times, as well as in the SGV Tribune raving about “the world’s largest boba cup, at approximately 320 gallons, served to the crowd.”

An added bonus is that the 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower local entrepreneurs, artists, and community groups by featuring over 200 food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. At the heart of the event is a love for food, culture, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Website: link
For: Foodies and entrepreneurs.
Who Can Attend: Anyone who can get a ticket in time (only presale tickets guarantee entry)
Opening Hours: Friday, June 20 – Saturday, June 21 (4pm-12am)
Location: 1150 S. Figueroa Street (between 11th and 12th Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ticket Info: $7 presale admission, $10 at the door, free for children under 6

Glastonbury Festival @ London | June 25 - 29


Glastonbury is the giant of music festivals, likened to a 900-acre tented city, a “mini-state under canvas,” free of many of the encumbrances of British society. Within, there are even distinct socio-geographic regions, including the Pyramid (or commercial-zone), Other, and Silver Hayes (similar to London’s West End in the middle of a field), with some of the more laid-back regions in West Holts and Acoustic, the family-oriented areas at Kidz, Theatre and Circus, and festival-free zones Field of Avalon, Tipi and the Green Fields. At the center of it all is the Sacred Space – the stone circle – overseeing the entirety of festivity.

The festival attracts those of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, lifestyles, faiths, musical and fashion taste. The best way to experience the festival is to have no plans and set aside expectations, but simply to be prepared for whatever surprises or adventures might come your way.

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For: Anyone down for a unique, out-of-this-world experience (just bring an umbrella or boots in case the dark clouds start to come in).
Who Can Attend: Those able to get a ticket early enough! Register here.
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Location: link

Men’s Fashion Week @ Paris | June 25 – 29


For nearly 5 years, the producers of fashion week have pushed to provide a separate platform for the ever-growing segment of menswear. Held twice a year, the June shows will be featuring designers’ Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Although this experience is usually reserved for the fashion elite – press, media, stylists, buyers, style influencers – it is still possible to attend (with a little maneuvering, that is).

A few options include contacting the designers individually and offering to cover their show(s) for your blog (if your target audience is relevant to them), interning for them or signing up to volunteer. Otherwise, thanks to the advances of modern (read: social) technology, photographs and video of the event can be accessed nearly instantaneously, almost as if you were sitting right there experiencing the trends, street style and front row first-hand.

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Who Can Attend: Select members of the fashion industry

Anime Expo @ Los Angeles | July 3 – July 6


The Anime Expo, held over 4th of July weekend, is one of those events with a surprisingly diverse array of offerings, including concerts, karaoke, dance parties, scavenger hunts, panels with famous guests, a masquerade even a fashion show – 24 hours a day.

As you guessed it, the fashion street-scene here is largely influenced by cosplay, particularly those derived from various anime and manga series. It is also heavily derived from some of the best in Japanese music entertainment, featuring a variety of Idol Performers. Although there are an endless amount of options, some of our main recommendations would be the fashion show (presenting the most exciting trends in Japanese streetwear and design from Harajuku, Shibuya and many major Japanese brands) and the concerts. The artist alley is another interesting thing to check out, celebrating Japanese pop culture through fascinating works of art, as well as the main highlight, the Masquerade, complete with a “Best of Show” competition.

Website: link
Who Can Attend: There’s different requirements, depending on the reason you’re attending. Learn more here.
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center