Explore the South Street Seaport at City of Water Day. Photo by Ian Douglas
Explore the South Street Seaport at City of Water Day. Photo by Ian Douglas

Best July Summer Festivals and Fairs for NYC Families

The summer season is young but action-packed. So far, we've shared our picks for FREE outdoor movie screenings and FREE things to do every day with kids in New York City. Now we're rounding up our favorite and (mostly) FREE summer festivals and street fairs hitting the city this July.

Annual favorites like City of Water Day return, while the Little Island Storytelling Festival is an exciting new addition to the scene. So, grab your calendar because these are the best sizzling summer fests for New York City families this July.

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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Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Waterfront Concert Series
Astoria Park Great Lawn - 7:00 PM Pick
Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Pelham Bay Park - Parking Lot - 8:30 PM Pick
Movies Under the Stars: Scoob! (PG)
Westerleigh Park - 8:30 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides