Venice, Italy: Vogalonga, June 4, is a 28K rowing race around the Venetian lagoon.
Iceland: Seafarers' Day (Sjómannadagur), June 5, marked countrywide with parades, seafood feasts and swimming and rowing races.
Chicago Blues Festival, June 8-11, thought to be the world's largest such event with free admission.
Nashville: The County Music Assn.'s Music Festival, or "Fan Fair," June 8-11, a gigantic country music party.
Tampere, Finland: Tampere Vocal Music Festival, June 8-12. Choirs and vocal groups from Finland and abroad.
Sydney, Australia: Biennale of Sydney/International Festival of Contemporary Art, June 8-Aug. 27.
Newport, England: The Isle of Wight Festival, June 9-11, one of England's biggest rock fests.
Silverstone, England: Formula 1 British Grand Prix, June 9-11.
Chattanooga, Tenn.: The Riverbend Festival, June 9-17, draws more than half a million people for jazz, blues, country, folk, bluegrass and classical music.
Mackinac Island, Mich.: Mackinac Island International Lilac Festival, June 9-18.
Snape Maltings, England: The 59th Aldeburgh Festival of music, June 9-25.
Bean Blossom, Ind.: The Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, June 10-17, among the oldest continuously running bluegrass events.
Montreal: St-Ambroise Fringe Festival, June 10-20, includes nearly every kind of performing art.
Antalya, Turkey: Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, June 10-July 22, takes place in a 2,000-year-old amphitheater overlooking the Mediterranean.
New York: JVC Jazz Festival, June 12-24.
Burlington, Iowa: Burlington Steamboat Days, June 13-18, a riverfront festival of American music.
Munich, Germany: Tollwood, June 14-July 9, a major international festival of pop, rock and jazz.
Arundel, England: Arundel Cathedral marks the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 15, with a 90-foot carpet of flowers in its nave.
San Gimignano, Italy: The Ferie delle Messi medieval festival, June 15-16.
Mamaroneck, N.Y.: The U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club, June 15-18.
Major festivals, events around the world
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