Ten Fall Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss!

Make the most of the fall with these low-cost or free festivals throughout the five boroughs!

September 05, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team

Fall festivals throughout New York City bring in a fresh take on family fun each year. From entertainment to educational events and much more, these festivals deliver for the whole family.

Check out the list below to see which festivals are coming to a neighborhood near you this fall.

Brooklyn Kite Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street

Head outdoors for the annual Brooklyn Kite Festival, filled with an assortment of booths, snacks from local restaurants, workshops where kids can make their own kites, and more.

NYC Honey Fest
Saturday, September 17, 2016 (Rain Date: September 18)
97th Street Concessions, Rockaway Beach

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The NYC Honey Fest is returning for its sixth year, celebrating the pollinators in the area with free food, music, kids’ arts and crafts, and of course, bee products.

Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

Reading to your child is important for his or her health and well-being. With readings, book signings, puppet shows, and music, your bookworm will be entertained and learn at the same time.

92Y Street Fest
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Along Lexington Avenue (79th to 94th Streets)

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This free public outdoor festival on the Upper East Side promises entertainment for all ages. Stop by for crafts and more, but get ready for a crowd, as last year’s event brought in 225,000 people.

Flatbush Frolic
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Flatbush, Brooklyn

The Flatbush Frolic street fair is coming back for the 40th celebration, housing more than 150 vendors from all over Brooklyn. Get the kids moving with live music, dancing, a children’s area, and more!

The Atlantic Antic
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn

Walk along a strip of popular vendors, boutiques, and shops for the 42nd annual Atlantic Antic festival. One entire block is kid-friendly, filled with pony rides, bounce houses, face painting, and many other activities for the kids to enjoy.

Jefferson Market Garden Children’s Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Greenwich Avenue (between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)

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Get in the fall spirit and enjoy some free fun at the Jefferson Market Garden. The festival will have free pumpkins available for decorating, as well as seasonal crafts and more.

NYC Parks Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 12pm–3pm
Victory Field in Forest Park, Queens

Check out this free fall festival, in Queens, that offers arts and crafts, live music, games, pumpkin picking, and more.

Marco Polo Festival
Saturday, October 15, 11am–3pm
Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District

Celebrate Chinese and Italian-American culture at the Marco Polo Festival in Manhattan with music, festivities, and good eats. The annual festival brings the Chinese and Italian immigrant communities together to recognize two unique cultures.

NYC Parks Halloween Festival
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park, Queens

Join in the Halloween fun with festive games, rides, music, crafts, and more. This free Halloween event has easy parking available at the parade grounds as well.


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