Dublin, Ireland: On Bloomsday, June 16, James Joyce fans gather in the author's hometown.
Scandinavia: Midsummer Day is marked June 24.
Verona, Italy: The Verona Opera Festival, June 24-Aug. 27, stages "Aida," "Carmen," "Cavalleria Rusticana"/"Pagliacci," "Tosca" and "Madama Butterfly" in the city's Roman amphitheater.
Munich, Germany: The Munich Summer Opera Festival, June 25-July 31, features more than 50 performances.
London: The Wimbledon tennis championships, June 26-July 9.
London: The City of London Festival, June 26-July 13, showcases music, art, architecture and film.
Puri, India: Rath Yatra, June 27, one of India's most spectacular Hindu festivals, draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims.
Bordeaux, France: Bordeaux Fête le Vin, June 29-July 2, a celebration of the region's wines.
Lenox, Mass.: Tanglewood Music Festival, June 29-Sept. 3.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, June 30-July 4 and July 7-11.
Montreux, Switzerland: The Montreux Jazz Festival, June 30-July 15.
Spoleto, Italy: Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds), June 30-July 16, encompasses film, performing and visual arts.
Sigtuna, Sweden: Sigtuna Medieval Days, July 1-2, is a medieval fest in the country's oldest town.
Krakow, Poland: Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, July 1-9.
France (nationwide): The Tour de France, July 1-23.
Kingston, Jamaica: Reggae Sunsplash, July 1-31.