38 Carnivals, Festivals and Parades In and Near NYC This August
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South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival & Parade
WHEN: Aug. 10-13, Wednesday-Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 5-10pm
WHERE: South Salem Fire Department, 1190 Route 35, South Salem
This annual event is back with rides, games, food, prizes, and more! Be there to kick off this 4-day event with a parade down Route 35. $30 wristbands per person for unlimited rides.
Jewish Cultural Heritage Festival
WHEN: Aug. 21, Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla
Experience a fascinating array of Jewish culture featuring entertainment, displays, and more. Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. Free event!
Muslim Heritage and Culture Festival
WHEN: Aug. 28, Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
Experience an impressive array of Muslim culture featuring entertainment, displays, and more. Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. Free event!
Long Island Carnivals, Festivals, and Parades 2022
14th Annual Holy Family Festival
WHEN: Aug. 10-Aug. 13, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 6-11pm
WHERE: Holy Family Catholic Church, 17 Fordham Ave., Hicksville
WHAT: Exciting carnival rides, fantastic live music, and delicious foods and drinks! Plus, Casino Games and raffles for the grown ups! Ride bracelets start at $29.99 when purchased online; individual ride tickets available for purchase.
Long Island Retro Gaming Expo
WHEN: Aug. 12-14, Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
WHAT: Get ready to play all your retro favorites, browse retro gaming vendors, participate in panel discussions, bring your best cosplay, enter tournaments, and win prizes! $10-$15 single day child tickets; $15-$30 single day adult ticket; 4 pack tickets and VIP tickets available.
The Cellini Annual Italian Feast
WHEN: Aug. 24-Aug. 28, Wednesday-Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 3-11pm; Sunday, 3-10pm
WHERE: Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park
Bring out the family for thrilling carnival rides, live entertainment every night, vendors, carnival games, casino games, and plenty of food including the best zeppoles on Long Island! Make sure to be there for the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night! $2 admission; free admission for children younger than 5. Sunday is Community Appreciation Day with free admission from 3-5pm along with half price pasta.
SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival
WHEN: Aug. 27-28, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-8pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
Enjoy exquisite food from renowned chefs all the way from Peru. Join top chefs inside the dome theater for live cooking demos. Attendees will also enjoy musical performances, Peruvian folk dancing, artisan craft vendors, raffles, and so much more! $20; $15 children 2-12.
Alive After Five 2022
WHEN: July 11- Aug. 25, Alternating Thursdays, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, 15 N Ocean Ave., Downtown Patchogue
Live music, outdoor dining, vendors, magic and Coney Island-style Side Show is just some of the fun that your family will have! Free event!
Suffolk County Sea Glass Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 7, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
WHAT: Celebrate all things sea glass with workshops, a glass-themed scavenger hunt, sea shanties, food trucks, and more! $10 (Age 3 & under are free) | Members $8. All event activities included, except for optional pendant workshop. Optional Sea Glass Pendant Workshop is $7; Members $5.
Alive on 25
WHEN: Aug. 12, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, East Main Street, Riverhead
WHAT: Check out this pop-up summer street festival featuring live music, car show, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, Long Island artists, performers and street vendors. Free event!
Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:15am registration and check in; 9am first wave time begins
WHERE: Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park
Run, walk, or stroll through bubbles, throw color, eat from local food trucks, explore interactive vendor experiences, take pictures, play games, enjoy fun-foods, and more! $29 per person early bird; $59 regular fee; $18 ages 4 and younger with a swag bag; free for children 4 and younger without the swag bag.
58th Annual Art Show & Craft Fair
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Shelter Island School Grounds, 33 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island
Join quality artists and craftspeople in this well-attended show that is open to artisans only to display, demonstrate and sell their own outstanding, high quality, original works in any medium or style. Free event!
2022 Seafood Festival
WHEN: Aug. 20-21, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville
It's a day of fun that will have everyone wanting to come back for seconds with fabulous food, entertainment for the kids, and the museum's 1888 Oyster Sloop Priscilla! $9 online, $10 at the door; free admission for children younger than 12.
Family Fun Day at The Shoppes
WHEN: Aug. 27-28, 2022, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: The Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Route 25A, Wading River
End the summer with an awesome time for the entire family with music and games, face painting, bounce house, Erik's Reptile Edventures, crafts, and much more! Pay One Price $20 Each Child the day of event. Parents are Free with a paid child. All activities included except the Carousel.
Nesconset Day 2022
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 28, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Nesconset Chamber Of Commerce, 127 Smithtown Blvd, Nesconset
Bring the family out for bounce houses, face painting, vendors, food trucks, crafts, games, prizes, and more!? Free event!
Rockland Carnivals, Festivals, and Parades 2022
Six Flags Summer Vibes Festival
WHEN: July 14- Aug. 14, 10:30am-9pm, daily
WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township
Experience six colorfully themed areas filled with magic and wonder! Tickets start at $44.99.
Bear Mountain Native American Celebration
WHEN: Aug. 6-7, Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Rec. Area, Harriman State Park, Palisades Interstate Pkwy at Bear Mountain, Stony Point
See indigenous performing groups from the Americas along with artists, vendors, crafts, jewelry, food and more! $15; $10 seniors 65 and older, children 6-12, and students with ID; free for children 5 and younger. Available online only: $45 Family 4-Packs (for 2 adults & 2 children ages 6-12).
Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 14, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Paramus Park Mall, 700 Paramus Park, East Main Entrance (in front of Old Navy & LL Bean), Paramus
WHAT: Check out 20 gourmet food trucks, DJ Louis, vendors, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, and so much more! $5 admission; free admission children younger than 5.
2022 New York Air Show
WHEN: Aug. 27-28, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Orange County Airport, 500 Dunn Road, Montgomery
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the New York Air Show. This year you'll see aircraft on the ground and in the sky as static displays return for the first time in 3 years. Tickets start at $21.50 for children 6-12 and adults $32.50. FREE admission for children 5 and younger.
New York Renaissance Faire
WHEN: Aug. 27- Oct. 9, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, 600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park
WHAT: Travel back in time to cheer for your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament, meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band, see amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! $35; $30 seniors 62 and older and military; $18 ages 5-12; free admission for children younger than 5.