Festivals Near Me This Weekend
If you love food, art, music or just moving around this weekend then here are the best festivals near me to check out!
Sitting around your house all weekend is no way to spend the holiday. Instead, go out and experience something new, whether it be a music festival, a food crawl or a film marathon. There are tons of events to choose from. You can even pay homage to the local delicacy of Binghamton, NY at the Spiedie Fest or take in the fireworks at the Newport Jazz Festival. New York also hosts a number of great food and wine festivals throughout the year, like the NYC Restaurant Week and the Naples Grape Festival.
The most popular event in the city is the Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park each June. The lineup has featured artists like Lizzo, HAIM and Pusha T over the years. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time or at the day-of box office.
Another popular New York festival is Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn each August. The event features movies, theatre, dance, music and commissioned art projects. The event is free to attend and a lot of fun for the whole family.
This year, the festival will focus on empowering women and girls through various performances and activities. In addition to this, they will feature a number of speakers who will discuss the importance of feminism and how it affects our society. This is a must-attend festival for anyone who loves and supports women’s rights!
If you’re a coffee lover then this is the festival for you. This event will feature tons of coffee-related activities including latte art demos, an espresso martini cocktail class and a barista tournament called Coffee Masters. You’ll also get to sample a variety of different types of coffee and other drinks.
Zine culture is making a comeback, and this weekend you can check out the Hester Street Fair’s Zine Fair. This event will feature writers, artists and collectors as well as tons of vendors who specialize in the coolest independent publications.
You can also chow down on all of the zeppole and cannolis that Little Italy has to offer during their annual San Gennaro Feast, which runs through September this year. This is a great opportunity to get your fill of all the Italian cuisine and culture this neighborhood has to offer.
Lastly, don’t forget about the annual Grand Bazaar, which is held on the Upper West Side each Sunday. This festival is a great place to score some amazing vintage finds and try some of the area’s favorite foods. Make sure to visit the food court for a quick bite after you finish shopping. It will give you the energy you need to keep on scouring for those hidden treasures! You can find out more about this event by following them on Instagram.