Are you stuck in Milan during the summer? Fortunately, this city offers a thousand opportunities to have fun, so much that you’ll feel like on vacation! Let’s move on to the facts then: what to do in Milan in the coming weeks? In this short guide, we won’t talk about exhibitions or cultural activities but rather about proposals to spend your evenings and your weekend. Ready?
HOLI DANCE FESTIVAL
You can’t miss the Holi Dance Festival Milano, on July 14 at San Siro Hippodrome, from 4 pm to midnight. The Holi Dance Festival celebrates the ancient Indian festival colours, an expression of joy and happiness through all the shades of the rainbow. Coloured powder will be thrown towards the sky and will create a festive and funny atmosphere; all accompanied by electronic music and DJs who will perform on the stage of Holi.
Piazzale dello Sport 16, 20151 Milan
APERITIFS IN MILAN
For happy hour’s lovers we have many proposals.
First of all, we would like to point out the Open Wine Aperitif, on Wednesdays’ evenings from 7 pm to half past midnight at Rotonda della Besana. A location born in 1400, with a large garden hosting live DJ set, a wide selection of wines, and a rich buffet for only 15 euros. We recommend it if you want to forget the chaos of Milan and if you want to lose yourself in a peaceful environment.
Also interesting, the initiative of the Bagni Misteriosi. This year, they decided to offer a barefoot aperitif, every evening from 6:30 pm to 10 pm, with a rich buffet for only 12 euros. The location is the former Caimi swimming pool, all animated by music to bring you a holiday mood.
Via Carlo Botta, 18, 20135 Milan
+39 02 8973 1800
For the Sunday aperitif, instead, the Electric Garden, a bar inside of the Indro Montanelli park, offers an interesting JAZZ in the PARK evening. Good music and sixty seats to enjoy a happy hour of relaxation, perfect also for families or for a spritz-based chat.
via Daniele Manin 6, 20121 Milan
+39 334 676 5087
The Club Milano
Every Thursday, from 11:30 pm to 5.00 am, The Club Milano awaits you at the B38 Club (formerly Byblos) for the Hip Hop night, in the most fascinating garden of the city. The perfect opportunity for those ones who, on Thursdays, are already in the mood for the weekend and for all the lovers of this musical genre. A mix of good music, breath taking location and excellent cocktails.
38, Via Messina, 20154 Milan
+39 338 809 8326
On Fridays, at your pre-party time, we recommend the new Terrace Moscova. Through the GIN (Fri)DAY event, this location offers every week a tasting of the best gins with a special drinklist. From 6:30 pm to half past midnight, you may taste excellent cocktails and gastronomic specialties in a truly exceptional location.
Hotel NH Milano Palazzo Moscova
12 Viale Monte Grappa, 20124 Milan
The most curious weekly event, proposed by Old Fashion Milano, is the International Week, the University evening par excellence in Milano, on Wednesday evening. Since 1996, Old Fashion Milano has collected the Milanese academic world and the Erasmus program students. The format provides a weekly presentation of a different country through a virtual journey among the world capitals, with the help of Consulates and Tourism offices that sponsor the evening from time to time. From 8.00 pm the restaurant will be open, and the evening will continue until 5.00 am in Via Alemagna 6.
Palazzo dell’Arte, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milan
+39 02 805 6231
PARTIES AND CONCERTS IN MILAN
CITY LIFE URBAN GARDEN OPENING PARTY
A unique event, to be marked on the agenda is that of July 20 in Piazzale Arduino, where the City Life URBAN Garden Opening Party will take place. A cocktail party with an aperitif and DJ set from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm to let people marvel at the beauty of this new Milanese district. We recommend looking for the event on Facebook to book and secure a table at no extra cost.
GUD Milano City Life
Piazzale Arduino 1, 20149 Milan
TWIST AND SHOUT! HAWAIIAN PARTY
Also for the evening of July 20, we propose a party before your happy hour: the Twist and Shout! Hawaiian Party at the Circolo Magnolia. A colourful tropical party inspired by the 50s and 60s, with a vintage DJ set by Alessio Granata and Ale Leuci, the live surf’n’roll by The Tiki Voodoo, free makeup, dance workshops, and complimentary flower wreaths. From 9.30 pm to 4 in the morning. Fun is guaranteed!
Via Circonvallazione Idroscalo, 41, 20090 Novegro-Tregarezzo
+39 02 756 1046
TRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Finally, Alva Notowill be in concert on Tuesday, July 17 at the Triennale. This is just one of the many events of the new edition of the Trip Music Festival, a festival also called “a visionary journey into contemporary sound, a tour of the world in the many musical worlds that recounts the present and expand its consciousness“.
Giardino della Triennale
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milan