Famous Street Fairs New York City Hosts Every YearStreet Fairs New York City Hosts Every August
If the sun is out, chances are NYC street fairs are drawing crowds somewhere in the 5 boroughs. With hundreds of events all year, New Yorkers love to savor nice weather, to get out and enjoy ethnic eats, handmade crafts, unique art, live music, street performers, and amusement rides as a community. Cultural and themed by neighborhood, you never know what sort of festival or fair you'll find as you stroll streets of Manhattan. Here's a selection of some of the best near Hyatt Union Square this August, most of which run 10am-6pm:
Summer Seaport Festival (August 2nd)
Water Street, from Fulton to Broad Street
Venture downtown to the historic area around the South Shore Seaport for an old-fashioned carnival by the water, featuring crafts from more than 300 vendors, art exhibits, a petting zoo, hay wagon rides, and award-winning food from local restaurants.
University Place Festival (August 9th)
University Place, from Waverly to 14th Street
Just 2 blocks from our hotel, this Union Square street fair offers a mix of family friendly fun and college students arriving for the fall semester, all looking for good times in the neighborhood.
Times Square Summer Fair (August 9th)
45th Street, from 5th to 7th Avenue
Vendors sell jewelry, crafts, and clothing, along with food from around the world in over 350 booths at this annual street fair in the heart of Manhattan.
Third Avenue Merchandise Fair (August 10th)
3rd Avenue, from 23rd to 34th Street
Over 500 ethnic food, arts, crafts, and antique vendors join this fair in its 27th year.
The Great Irish Festival (August 16th)
6th Avenue, from 42nd to 56th Street
Celebrate all things Irish with more than 500 authentic Irish vendors at this famous fest.