Where: St. Petersburg, Russia
When: End of June; annually

For you artsy types, the Stars of the White Night Festival is a three month long event featuring the biggest names in opera, ballet, and classical music. We know how amazing that sounds, but the event to really get hype about is the Scarlet Sails. The most popular White Nights event, Scarlet Sail brings together over a million people to celebrate the end of the school year with an incredible water show featuring a mock pirate ship battle, fireworks display, and a free concert. The Russians really know how to bring in summer vacation. All we got was a half day and a sunburn.