The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occur every August, peaking around August 9-13. The Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers alike. This is because at its peak, one can view 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.
The Delta Aquarid (7/28-29, 2012)and Perseid (8/12-13, 2012) meteor showers combine around late-July to early-August to create what most consider the best and most reliable meteor display for Northern Hemisphere observers. Woot!