The best NYC street fairs

Gotham knows how to do outdoor fun! Get outside and check out the best NYC street fairs and markets this season.

Photograph: Courtesy Atisha Paulson
Hester Street Fair

It's the season for NYC street fairs. Get ready for vehicle-free roads adorned with some of your favorite local food trucks doling out cheap eats, vintage clothing, jewelry, artisanal crafts, live music and fun things to do outside—and they are oftentimes free! Take advantage of the beautiful weather, these streets are full of fun.

Comments

9 comments
Matthew
Matthew

All NYC Street fairs have become nothing but crapfests. Every one has the same garbage, and that's all it is. They have zero to do with the neighborhood that hosts them and clog up the streets with unnecessary junk. Why would you want to go to one of these junkfests? I'm grateful for this list so I know what places to avoid on any given summer weekend in NYC!

Lawrence J
Lawrence J

@Matthew The Big Apple BBQ Block Party is nothing of the sort, you are sadly mistaken. 

Robin
Robin

The booth street fair cosmetics has tons of discount makeup! Lauder, Lancôme !!

sean R
sean R

Good list but missing some major events like jamaica ave which runs for about 20 blocks in queens on Sat Aug 3

maude blake
maude blake

Thanks, it was so easy to find the fair i wanted to go

Anonymous
Anonymous

Most of the fairs are the same, so content is pretty much what you would expect. Things being sold, food, drinks and crowds. No surprise there!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is a great list but a bit of detail about what is actually HAPPENING at each festival would be good... the websites aren't much help.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This list is always hugely helpful. Thank you for publishing these every week.