White Nights Festival (May through July, St. Petersburg, Russia)
White Nights Festival is an annual international arts festival during the season of the midnight sun. It consists of classical ballet, opera and music events by Russian dancers, singers, musicians and actors and famous international guest stars. The Scarlet Sails celebration is the culmination of the White Night Season (and the most popular event of the festival), the largest public event anywhere in Russia with an annual estimated attendance of a million people. The White Nights Festival usually begins the last week in May and runs until the end of July. In 2019, the White Nights Festival runs from May 23 until July 29.