Bastille Day brings music, food, and family fun to the streets of NYC. Photo by Michael George
Bastille Day brings music, food, and family fun to the streets of NYC. Photo by Michael George

Best Summer Festivals and Fairs for NYC Families in July

So far this summer, we've posted FREE outdoor movie screenings, FREE kayaking, and FREE things to do every day with kids in New York City. Now we're rounding up our favorite and (mostly) FREE family festivals and city street fairs going on in the month of July.

Two of our favorite annual fests take place this month: the big Bastille Day street fair on the Upper East Side, and City of Water Day at South Street Seaport and other locations around town. But that's just the beginning. We've rounded up lots of other options, including Come Out & Play Family Day and Back to the Beach in Staten island.

So go grab your calendar (and check ours frequently)! Here are the best sizzling summer fests for New York City families.

Click through to our listings for all the details, including locations and times.

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Nathan’s Famous Restaurant
1310 Surf Avenue Corner of Stillwell Avenue, in the outdoor courtyard
Brooklyn, NY

Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Beach 108th Street Roller Rink
Rockaway, NY 11693

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
North 8th and Havemeyer Streets
Williamsburg, NY 11211

Pier 17, South Street Seaport
89 South Street
New York, NY 10038

Midland Beach
Midland Beach
Staten Island, NY

22 East 60th Street
22 East 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues
New York, NY

Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10011

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004

The High Line
Between 15th and 16th Streets
New York, NY

Governors Island
New York, NY
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Skyline Drive-in
Skyline Drive-In - 9:00 PM
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
Intrepid Adventures: Intrepid Women
The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum Online - various times
Electric Dandelions
South Street Seaport - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides