Best Family-Friendly Festivals in NYC this July

Head to Asphalt Green's Upper East Side location for an afternoon of wet and wild fun during Sprinkler Day on Saturday, July 11. Photo courtesy of Asphalt Green
Head to Asphalt Green's Upper East Side location for an afternoon of wet and wild fun during Sprinkler Day on Saturday, July 11. Photo courtesy of Asphalt Green

The summer season is young but action-packed, and we're just entering peak season for the family-friendly festivals that pop up all over NYC all summer long. Our list of 14 fun summer festivals for kids this July includes annual favorites like City of Water Day and the blocks-long Bastille Day, plus little-kid picks like Sprinkler Day at Asphalt Green, or Big Truck Day on Randall's Island.

Beyond these picks for family-friendly festivals in NYC this July, you'll find more seasonal outings on our list of 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer and in our action-packed Family Activity Calendar. Be sure to bookmark our Guide to Summer Fun in NYC for more top picks.

As always, if an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times, and any reservation requirements.

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FAO Schwarz - 11:00 AM Pick
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