As summer peaks in the northern hemisphere, some of the world's biggest celebrations kick into gear. For a slice of the summer festival pie, try running with the bulls at San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, follow the heavily thighed at the Le Tour de France, suck a strawberry and sip some champers at Wimbledon. Then there's B'ESTFEST, Bastille Day, Calgary Stampede, Pori Jazz Fest, Comic-Con, Exit Fest and the Crop Over Festival just for starters.
Festivals in August
What's on This August
For the lovers of weird head to Oulu for the Air Guitar World Championships, or Wales for a little bog snorkelling. The Boomtown Fair does its thing in Buckinghamshire whilst the balloons are ascending at the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. There's Cowes Week, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rabac Summer Festival, the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio and the New France Festival in Quebec.
Since 1996, Terra Vibe Park on the outskirts of Athens has been playing hosts to some of rock's biggest names.
Join the highly hued festivities as Salt Lake City in Utah, USA puts its own twist on Holi's celebration of colour.