73 Best Annual Family Festivals in NYC for Kids—and Most are Free

The Atlantic Antic is Brooklyn's biggest annual street fair. Photo courtesy of the event.
The Atlantic Antic is Brooklyn's biggest annual street fair. Photo courtesy of the event.
2/8/24 - By Drew Kristofik

In NYC, there's always something to celebrate. These New York City festivals are so fun they're worth attending every year, so grab your calendar and start making plans. Our picks for the top family-friendly festivals in NYC include everything from the interactive, art-filled Figment to the adorable Sheep Shearing Festival at the Queens County Farm Museum, and Manhattan's Museum Mile Festival, City of Water Day, and The Big Umbrella Festival. And, what's more NYC than the annual Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Fest?

Whether you're into math, sand castles, pride, or poetry, there's a New York City festival just right for your family, so read on for our massive list of the very best family-friendly festivals in NYC, organized by season, just for you.

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Governors Island

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Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave. @104th

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Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture

Pier 17, South Street Seaport

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Multiple locations around NYC

Riverside Park South - Pier I

Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Miller Theater at Columbia University

Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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Brooklyn Bridge Park