Taking a breather from last month’s hectic Fashion Weeks, we’re relaxing with the best cuisines, cocktails, and exhibitions for the new, fall month. Celebrate the start a new, colorful season at best events October has to offer.
PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE
The “most important flat race” has taken place in Paris’s prestige Hippodrome de Longchamp, Bois du Boulogne for almost 100 years. This traditional sporting event also offers diverse catering and the sportiest gift-shops.
September 30 – October 1
LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK
This week-long event, hosted by Drink Up London, showcases the best bars in this cocktail competition. Attendees have a choice to receive unlimited £6 cocktails from over 250 bars.
PARIS MOTOR SHOW
Celebrating almost 120 years, the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) showcases the most luxurious automobiles and concept cars. Over one million visitors attended the 2014 show, making it the most viewed auto show in the world.
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, THE HAMPTONS
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 2002 to “introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers”. Some of the most notable films, including the Best Picture Oscar winner, are shown throughout the picturesque East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor.
BRIDAL FASHION WEEK, NEW YORK CITY
Discover all of your wedding goals with three days worth of captivating couture gowns, stunning jewels, and beauty inspiration.
UNICEF GALA, SAN FRANSISCO
This fundraising gala honors and contributes to the amazing efforts of UNICEF, a foundation that protects and defends the rights of children.
MERCEDES BENZ ISTANBUL FASHION WEEK, ISTANBUL
FRIENDS OF THE HUDSON RIVER PARK GALA, NEW YORK CITY
This premier New York City event celebrates New York’s Park for Play.
NYC WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL, NEW YORK CITY
Welcoming wine lovers and foodies from around the world, this world-famous festival is in collaboration with Food Network, the Cooking Channel and Food & Wine magazine. The three-day event will be hosted at Pier 92 and showcase the best cuisines and wine New York City has to offer.
AMFAR GALA, LOS ANGELES
Notable supporters will gather to at this refined event for Cinema Against AIDS.
FRIENDS OF PRENTICE ANNUAL BENEFIT, CHICAGO
Guest gather annually at the Four Season to honor volunteer board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
THE STORYBOOK BALL, BOSTON
The Storybook Ball will be celebrating its 18th year of supporting the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
OPEN HOUSE, NEW YORK CITY
The Open House Weekend provides viewers the opportunity to experience New York’s most exclusive, off-limit venues. Locations have included Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Little Red Lighthouse, and Woodlawn Cemetery.
October 14 and 15
FRICK COLLECTION AUTUMN DINNER, NEW YORK CITY
This exquisite annual dinner honor the Duke of Devonshire.
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FALL GALA, NEW YORK CITY
Join Misty Copeland as well as other talented guest at this world-renowned theatre’s gala.
MERIDIAN BALL, WASHINGTON DC
This ambassador-hosted event is one of the most prestigious in Washington DC for public officials.
THE BASS BALL, MIAMI
This artistic, cultural event takes place in the heart of South Florida.
CATTLE BARON’S BALL, DALLAS
This Texan ball raises funds and awareness to the American Cancer Society.
DKMS BLOOD BALL, NEW YORK CITY
Just in time for Halloween, this elite gathering of upscale professionals from the beauty, entertainment, fashion and finance industries raises awareness to We Delete Blood Cancer.
This professional acting and talent academy will celebrate its 60th year.
BAFTA AWARDS, LOS ANGELES
The BAFTA will present Britannia Award to the most distinguished talents.
UNICEF MASQUERADE BALL
Another UNICEF benefit, this Next Generation philanthropic event will feature masked guest in the best couture gowns.
HRC NATIONAL DINNER, WASHINGTON DC
This Human Rights Campaign event acknowledges and awards individuals whom have play a role in activism.
SALON DU CHOCOLAT, PARIS
Tired of the same Halloween Candy? Why not travel to the culinary capital of world for the most delectable chocolates? The world famous Salon du Chocolat exhibition hosts over 500 renowned participates from 60 countries. This upscale Chocolate Factory celebrates chocolate in many forms through live performances, sculptures, and even a fashion show.
October 28-November 1
FIELD MUSEUM GALA, CHICAGO
Every year, young professionals gather in celebrating on of the most notable museums in the United States.