Forde, Norway: The Forde Folk Music Festival, July 6-9, one of the country's biggest music fests, with more than 250 performers.
Pamplona, Spain: Running of the Bulls, July 6-14.
Japan (nationwide): For Tanabata (Star Festival), July 7, Japanese cities and towns are festooned with decorations and lanterns.
Kuching, Malaysia: The Rainforest World Music Festival, July 7-9, celebrates ethnic music and indigenous cultures on Borneo.
Calgary, Canada: The Calgary Stampede, July 7-16, one of the world's premier rodeo events.
Cyprus: The Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, July 7-Aug. 6, stages comedies and tragedies by international theater companies.
Douai, France: In the Parade of the Giants, July 9, giant effigies of characters from local folklore are marched through the city's streets.
Stornoway, Scotland: The Hebridean Celtic Festival, July 12-15, a feast of traditional language, customs and music.
Zanzibar, Tanzania: ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival) — Festival of the Dhow Countries, July 14-23, East Africa's largest cultural event, with films, music, performing arts, exhibitions and workshops.
Santa Fe, N.M.: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, July 16-Aug. 21.
Linz, Austria: Pflasterspektakel, July 20-22, is a spectacular street festival with hundreds of magicians, mimes, acrobats.
Deadwood, S.D.: Days of '76, July 25-30, celebrates Deadwood's Wild West past.
Vancouver, Canada: Celebration of Light, July 26-Aug. 2, a huge fireworks competition.
Berlin: The Berlin Beer Festival, Aug. 4-6, held in a mile-long beer garden.
Edinburgh, Scotland: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Aug. 4-26); Edinburgh Fringe Fest, which purports to be the world's biggest open arts event (Aug. 6-28); Edinburgh International Book Festival, one of the English-speaking world's major literary events, with readings, discussions, sales and book signings (Aug. 12-28); Edinburgh International Festival of classical music, theater, opera and dance (Aug. 13-Sept. 3); and Edinburgh International Film Festival (Aug. 16-27).
Hiroshima, Japan: Thousands of paper lanterns are set adrift on the Motoyasu River on Aug. 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.