New York City's festival season kicks into high gear in June. The first month of summer and the debut of warmer weather prompts a head-spinning number of fantastic fairs, parades, carnivals and other fetes—more than two dozen.
And we're not talking about random street fairs with overpriced tchotchkes. These are favorites we look forward to every year, including Museum Mile, Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas, Figment on Governors Island and Coney Island's iconic Mermaid Parade—all of which made our list of the top annual festivals for NYC families.
So get your calendar; you're going to want to write these dates down. Here are 24 great family festivals for June 2016, most of which are completely FREE.
Check our NYC Summer Fun Guide for more freebies and great kid and family events and outings.