Don't let the wacky weather fool you—spring is almost here, and we couldn't be happier about celebrating the season. Lucky for us, Westchester is buzzing with festivals and fairs all season long, promising fun-filled outdoor events for the entire family.
We've rounded up our favorite spring festivals, street fairs and celebrations happening throughout Westchester, many of which are FREE. Be sure to check out our Spring Activity Guide for more seasonal fun and sign up for our newsletters.
Mother Nature Spring Craft, Gift & Psychic Festival – Cortlandt Manor
Sunday, April 9, 2017
714 Old Albany Post Road
Yes, a psychic festival! Look for the Children’s Activity Center at this unique spring event, which will feature fairy garden making, a book exchange and other fun.
Learn about wool dying at the Sheep-to-Shawl festival. Photo courtesy of the festival.
Sheep-to-Shawl - Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23, 2017
381 North Broadway
Held at Philipsburg Manor, this festival welcomes spring with hands-on 18th century activities. Check out what you need to know in our in-depth review of a past festival.
StrawFest - New Rochelle
Sunday, April 30, 2017
The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place
Held on the campus’ beautiful Maura lawn, this annual event includes, music, strawberry themed events, vendors, children’s rides, games and attractions. The best part: It's all FREE.
Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst - Tarrytown
Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2017
635 North Broadway
This craft festival has been held semi-annually for 30+ years and is a beloved event for locals and visitors. Experience the unique artistry of over 300 artists and crafts people as they sell and discuss their work. The show includes limited edition jewelry, furniture and home décor, fashion and accessories, as well as ceramics, photography, glass, mixed media, wood-work and more. Visitors can also enjoy a meal in the expanded food court and enjoy various children’s activities throughout the weekend.
Eat to your heart's delight at the Festa Italiana. Photo courtesy of the festival.
Festa Italiana - Harrison
Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, 2017
Saint Antony of Padua, 85 Harrison Street
Year after year, families enjoy Italian delicacies, children’s activities and so much more at this exciting festival. Whether it’s homemade Italian foods, desserts, or beverages you’re craving, or just a fun way for kids to partake in a great cultural event, this is the place for the entire family to celebrate Italian heritage. FREE
White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - White Plains
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017
Tibbits Park, 1 North Broadway
This art event began back in 1962 with a small group of local painters and has grown into a large group of crafters and artists from near and far coming to showcase their work. There is also a gallery of work from White Plains Public School students’ pieces, as this festival has become the largest source of scholarships for White Plains High School seniors who are committed to continuing their education in the arts. FREE
Tarrytown Craft, Food & Street Fair - Tarrytown
Sunday, June 4, 2017
With over 90 vendors and crafters, this annual outdoor fair is a local favorite. Browse the tables and tents for great finds, or drop in to the local shops and restaurants. FREE
The Fol De Rol has it all: parades, games, music and more! Photo courtesy of Armonk Lions Club.
42nd Annual Fol de Rol County Fair - Armonk
Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, 2017
Wampus Brook Park, Maple Avenue
This fair is fun for adults and kids alike, boasting pet and car parades, entertainment, carnival games, rides, craft vendors and live music. FREE
Spring Eco-Fest – Scarsdale
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Weinberg Nature Center, 455 Mamaroneck Road
This annual fair at the Weinberg Nature Center features live music, animal shows, scavenger hunts and more. There is a fee to attend.
Originally published in 2014 and updated for 2017.
Top photo: Fol de Rol County Fair. Photo by kkrebsdick via Instagram.