The Scouted Calendar / July 2016

Between the Fourth of July and family vacations, the first full month of summer can seem to fly by. Fortunately, when we do have some downtime, there are plenty of events and activities in our Scouted cities that offer opportunities to celebrate culture and have fun with friends and family in a variety of wonderful settings; here are a few of our favorites:


On July 14 from 6 – 10 p.m., the Bruce Museum invites guests to embrace their inner Francophile at Summer Night in Paris, during which attendees can enjoy French food and wine outside, dance to French music, and take in the “Electric Paris” art show. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greenwich here.}


July 9 – 10, Great Meadow International brings the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team to The Plains, Virginia. Visitors can enjoy dressage and show jumping on Saturday, and cross country on Sunday. Family-friendly activities will be offered throughout the weekend, and the Meadow Market will host local shopping partners and vineyards. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Hunt Country here.}


July 4, the Grand Teton Music Festival kicks off with a “Patriotic Pops” concert with the Festival Orchestra playing festive favorites to a sold-out crowd (though it’s not too late to get on the waitlist). Concerts continue throughout the summer, including a cabaret-style evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein, a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet, and more. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}


On weekends throughout July and August, Penns Woods Winery hosts local musicians, inviting attendees to enjoy both the artists and award-winning local wine. With outdoor seating and a bar in the barn, it’s an excellent activity for friends and families to get together at the vineyard. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Philadelphia & The Main Line here.}


On July 16 in Manchester, Vermont, a not-to-be missed exhibition for art-lovers and equestrians alike takes place at Helmholz Fine Art gallery. Featuring stunning photographs of wild horses in North Carolina’s Outer Banks by TSG Equestrian’s Lisa Cueman as well as large-scale driftwood sculptures by Rita Dee inspired by Cueman’s work, the collaborative show has been years in the making. {Find additional equestrian-themed recommendations here.}


The New Orleans Museum of Art hosts the fifth Bastille Day Fête on July 15 from 4 -10 p.m. Ranked the third best Bastille Day celebration in the world by Reuters, the event offers programming the entire family can enjoy, including French cooking demonstrations, mini French lessons, music by local musicians, food trucks offering French-themed fare, and tours of the museum in both French and English. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in New Orleans here.}


Billed as a beer festival “Set among big cats, great apes, and exotic creatures,” the Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Summer Ale Festival promises to be an evening to remember. The adults-only event takes place on July 16, and tickets include zoo admission, beer samples, live music, games, and more. Food trucks will also be on hand throughout the festivities. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Philadelphia & The Main Line here.}