Fairs & Festivals

27 Festivals and Fairs: Must-Do Fun for Summer in LA and Orange County

What's summer without a good festival? And what's LA without at least 25 of them? We've pulled together more than 25 of the best summer festivals in Los Angeles and Orange County, from June through September. Whether it's celebrating community or something more specific—like salsa or lobster!—fairs and festivals are an essential part of a Southern California summer. Here's our guide to help your family make summer plans to bond over fried food, carnival rides, art, boats, and lots of outdoor music

25 Summer Festivals in Connecticut that Are Fun for Kids and Families

Summer may be short here in Connecticut but it sure is jammin' with festivals from June through Labor Day.  Sure, you've probably visited your fair share of pumpkin, apple, and strawberry festivals. But have you been to a Podunk Bluegrass festival? Or a Sailfest? Or perhaps a Potato and Cornfest

Whether you're planning to indulge in some strawberry shortcake piled high with whipped cream, check out some really spectacular cars at an antique car show, or groove to some reggae, there are many family-friendly festivals happening all summer long. Grab a picnic basket and a blanket, pack your camera, and have some fun at one of these events.

Be sure to check out our Connecticut Summer Fun Guide to help plan some more epic adventures while school's out.

20 Summer Festivals and Fairs for DC Families

DC parents know that when school’s out and summer starts, it’s time to add some awesome kid-friendly activities to the family calendar. Mommy Poppins DC has compiled a one-stop list of family fun events happening in June, July, and August in the DC area.

From culture festivals to county fairs, food fests to nature celebrations, you’re sure to find something perfect for your family. Read on and start planning!

Best June Festivals and Street Fairs for NYC Families

New York City's festival season kicks into high gear in June. 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 just street fairs selling random tchotchkes and tube socks. These are the favorites we look forward to every year, including Museum MileEgg Rolls, Egg Creams & EmpanadasFigment on Roosevelt Island, and Coney Island's iconic Mermaid Parade—all of which made our list of the top annual festivals for NYC families.

Summer Fairs and Festivals in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Summer has arrived, bringing with it an abundance of family-friendly festivals and fairs. We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorites in Westchester and the Hudson Valley—from strawberry festivals to county fairs—all of which include fun activities for kids. Although plans are still being finalized for some of this season’s festivities, we’ll be sure to keep this roster updated as summer progresses.

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The Best Fairs and Festivals for Long Island Families in June

Kids, teachers, and parents all relish that intoxicating start-of-summer feeling. When the trees are budding and you’re trading in your heavy socks for flip-flops, it’s time to get outside and drink in all the buzzing freshness of the season. Long Island’s June Fairs and festivals are ripe with strawberries, crafts, and rides.

Waterfront or countryside, there is something for everyone to play on, purchase, or savor. And for more summer sweetness, check out our guide to Long Island pick-your-own strawberry farms and our spring and summer fun guides for Long Island kids.

36 Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals for Philly Families this June

Philly family calendars are loaded with preschool closings, middle school move-ups, and graduation parties as another school year comes to an end, but the party is just getting started throughout the Delaware Valley! Amazing festivals, fairs, and carnivals are gearing up for spectacular events featuring food, amusements, music, and culture.

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has compiled a comprehensive list of family fun events happening this June. From the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to annual traditions, there is something for every member of the family. Read through our list and make plans to experience the fun with family and friends.

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