Dublin, Ireland: On Bloomsday, June 16, James Joyce fans gather in the author's hometown.
Lichfield, England: Lichfield Folk Festival, June 16-18, draws folk dancers from all over Britain.
Zurich, Switzerland: The Zurich Festival, June 16-July 9, showcases theater, dance, classical music and opera.
Burlington, Vt.: Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby, June 17-19, among the nation's oldest and largest freshwater fishing derbies.
Ascot, England: The Royal Ascot races, June 20-24.
Aspen, Colo.: The Aspen Music Festival and School, June 21-Aug. 20.
Becket, Mass.: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, June 21-Aug. 27.
Vancouver, Canada: Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 23-July 2.
Greeley, Colo.: Greeley Independence Stampede, June 23-July 4, one of the country's largest Fourth of July rodeos.
New York: The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, June 24.
Scandinavia: Midsummer Day is marked June 24.
Greensboro, N.C.: The Eastern Music Festival and School, June 24-July 30, showcases up-and-coming solo and orchestral performers.
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.
Las Vegas: World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel & Casino, June 25-Aug. 10.
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, drawing hundreds of thousands of pilgrims.