Best Summer Festivals in NYC in August 2022 for Families

Arthur Ashe Kids Day starts with a free grounds festival featuring tennis clinics and skills challenges for all ages on the US Open courts. Photo courtesy of the US Open
Arthur Ashe Kids Day starts with a free grounds festival featuring tennis clinics and skills challenges for all ages on the US Open courts. Photo courtesy of the US Open

August is nearly upon us, ushering in a final round of summer festivals in NYC. This last gasp of summer celebrations includes some of our favorite summer festivals in NYC like Summer Streets, which stretches for miles down Manhattan's east side and across three weekends. We've found more than a dozen summer festivals in NYC this August and the best part: They're all FREE.

Read on for more details on these top summer festivals in NYC this August, and find more must-do's on our list of 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer. Be sure to bookmark our Summer Fun Guide for more fun seasonal happenings.

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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 keep in mind: In NYC, really cool things to do with kids often get booked quickly, especially these days, so buy your tickets ASAP.

Storytime at the Park House
Rockefeller Park House - 10:30 AM Pick
Hudson RiverKids Tribeca
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park - 4:00 PM Pick
Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
Coney Island - 8:00 PM Pick
Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Pokemania/Mega Machines Camp
The Afterschool Collective Company - 8:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides