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16 Street Fairs & Festivals Hitting NYC

Warmer weather means tons of excuses to get outside and hit the streets for some of the best food, art, and shopping experiences in the city. But what's even more exciting than there being 16 totally legit street fairs and festivals hitting NYC this spring and summer? That most of these babies are completely free to check out. These are the hottest parties coming to a city street near you soon.

By / April 17, 2017
   
   

Hester Street Fair’s Dog Day

Hester Street Fair

The Hester Street Fair already opened on April 15 for its weekly Saturday event, but if you’re looking to bring your favorite four legged pal, pups are invited to join the fun this particular day!

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Pop @ Fabulous Fifth Ave

5th Ave between Union St. and 3rd Ave.

Enjoy the best of local Park Slope eats at this one-off thanks to the Pop Up New York series.

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FIGMENT NYC

Colonels Row

Take your imagination and hop on the ferry to Governor’s Island for a weekend of collaborative art projects that are all free to take part in.

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Go Green! Brooklyn Festival

McCarren Park

Get the scoop on local sustainability projects and enjoy an afternoon of food, music, workshops, performances, and art at McCarren Park.

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Red Hook Fest

Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier

This free multi-block party makes music and dance its main focus, but community workshops, face painting, and games for the entire family are all part of this year’s mix.

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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Madison Square Park

To celebrate its 15th year, Big Apple Barbecue will have 15 of the country’s best pitmasters serving up heaps of meat at Madison Square Park.

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Riverdale Riverfest

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Celebrate the Hudson River in all its glory at an afternoon of good times for the whole community. Live performances, a pet adoption center, and boat rides are just a few of the cool offerings!

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Museum Mile Festival

Fifth Ave between 82nd and 105th streets

Seven of the city’s museums along Fifth Avenue will open their doors for three hours for New Yorkers to get cultured without spending a dime.

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The Mermaid Parade

Coney Island

Mermaids will take over the streets of Coney Island for its 35th year for the country’s largest art parade. Start planning your under the sea outfits now.

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Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

Museum at Eldridge Street

Head to this free multicultural fest that celebrates Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican culture with a day of food and street performances.

Free / RSVP
happy hour patio with food and drink

Famous Food Festival

Grand Bazaar NYC

This inaugural event will feature more than 40 food vendors representing cuisines from all over the globe. A limited amount of free tickets are available, so get yours ASAP!

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NYC Pride Parade

PrideFest

Hudson Street between Abingdon Square & W. 14th Street

LeAnn Rimes will be headlining this year's LGBT street festival that features performances, vendors, and tons of activities all in honor of love and equality.

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Midtown Munchies

Midtown East

Step outside for lunch and take advantage of tons of delicious local offerings at this one day fest fit for foodies.

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41st Annual Brighton Jubilee

Brighton Beach

Get in one final beach trip before Labor Day, and cap off the day at Brighton Beach’s biggest bash of the summer, where 125,000 people are expected to attend.

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Flatbush Frolic

Cortelyou Rd. from Ocean Ave. to Coney Island Ave.

Enjoy a packed day of food, dance, live music, a pizza eating contest, craft fair, children’s area, main stage, beer garden, and more!

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Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Ave between Hicks St and Fourth Ave

Billing itself as NYC’s largest street fair, head here to witness more than 500 food and craft vendors plus ten stages in the heart of Brooklyn.

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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