* Venice Art Biennale Venice
Famous exhibition of contemporary art held in Venice every two years.
* Brass Monkey Motorcycle Rally
One of the last great motorcycling adventures in New Zealand held over Queen's Birthday weekend at Oturehua in the heartland of Central Otago.
* Christchurch Airport Marathon
Annual marathon event held in June following the 1974 Commonwealth Games course.
* documenta (13)
German art exhibition.
* Edinburgh Film Festival
International film festival run in association with the Edinburgh Festival.
* Formula 1 British Grand Prix
* Glastonbury Festival Of Contemporary Performing Arts
Worthy Farm, Pilton. Read the history of the festival, which started the day after Jimi Hendrix died in 1970.
* Glyndebourne
Opera festival held in Sussex between May and August.
* National Fieldays
Held over four days in June each year. The biggest agricultural trade show in the southern hemisphere. Mystery Creek Events Centre.
* New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards Gore
Held in New Zealand's country music capital, Gore.
* Queenstown Winter Festival
The Queenstown Winter Festival attracts some 60,000 people for a 10-day frenzy of concerts, balls, competitions, races, fireworks, bands, comedy, debates, food and wine.
* Raglan Music Festival
* Rally of New Zealand
* Salon Culinaire
Annual competition in June organised by the School of Food & Hospitality at CPIT for top restaurants, chefs, sommeliers and baristas from around the South Island.
* Sydney Biennale
Biennale of Sydney. Next in 2014, from March to June.
* Sydney Film Festival
* Tonys
The Tony Award is one of the theatre's most coveted awards and is annually bestowed on professionals for "distinguished achievement" in the theatre. 10 June 2012.
* U.S. Open Championship
Held at the Olympic Club, San Francisco, California.
* Volvo Round The World Ocean Race
The next race will take place from October 2014 to June 2015.
* The Wimbledon Championships
Grand Slam Tennis. The tournament is held in the last week of June and first week of July each year.
* World Environment Day [WED]
Commemorated each year on 5 June to promote worldwide awareness of the environment. From the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).