Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea: At the Mt. Hagen cultural show, Aug. 19-20, 50 local tribes meet for a colorful ritual of dance and music that attracts thousands of spectators.
Pebble Beach, Calif.: Concours d'Elegance, Aug. 20, an exhibition of world-class pre- and postwar automobiles.
Cleveland: The Slavic Village Harvest Festival, Aug. 26-27, celebrating the heritage of one of the country's largest Polish-American communities.
London: Notting Hill Carnival, Aug. 27-28, a huge street fair with colorful floats and music.
Eilat, Israel: The Red Sea Jazz Festival, Aug. 28-31, a major Middle Eastern jazz event.
Queens, N.Y.: The U.S. Open tennis championships at Flushing Meadows, Aug. 28-Sept. 10.
Buñol, Spain: The Tomatina, Aug. 30, probably the world's largest food fight, painting the town red with a couple of hundred tons of hurled tomatoes.
Britain (various): The Tour of Britain bicycle race, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, England and Scotland's answer to the Tour de France.
Chicago: Chicago Jazz Festival in Grant Park, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
Black Rock Desert, Nev.: Burning Man Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.
Venice, Italy: Venice International Film Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 10.
Sausalito, Calif.: Sausalito Art Festival, Sept. 1-4.
Seattle: Bumbershoot arts festival, Sept. 1-4.
Telluride, Colo.: Telluride Film Festival, Sept. 1-4.
Zagreb, Croatia: International Puppet Festival, Sept. 1-8.
Aarhus, Denmark: The Aarhus Festival, Sept. 1-10, Scandinavia's biggest annual cultural fest, with drama, opera, dance, classical and contemporary music, films and more.
Lisdoonvarna, Ireland: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Sept. 1-Oct. 1.
Braemar, Scotland: The Braemar Gathering, Sept. 2, one of Scotland's best-known and well-attended Highland games, with the queen in attendance.
Major festivals, events around the world
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