I learned from K-Sue of Created for Good Works about the Perseid Meteor Showers. The night of August 12/13 should be the peak, according to Meteor Showers Online. which even shows how to locate Perseus in the night sky to determine whether you're seeing Perseids or some other meteors.
Gary Kronk says to lie in a lawn chair and let your eyes drift over the night sky, preferably sometime after midnight, and away from street lights. In our case, that means behind a building away from the security lights, which are the rural equivilent of street lights but in the back yard.
If I can't sleep the next few nights, I'll just get up and go lie in a lawn chair and watch the free show.