New York City Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 NYC Events

WhiskyFest New York - New York, NY - Nov 20 to Nov 20, 2024
Held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, this event features over 350 whiskey samples and a host of free seminars.

Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise - New York, NY - Nov 16 to Dec 31, 2024
Delicious hot cocoa, cookies, and treats for all guests, plus caroling – sit back and enjoy the show & the sites. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back-deck salon of these 1920s style yachts. 1.5 hour cruise from Chelsea Piers

Holiday Jazz Cruise - New York, NY - Nov 16 to Jan 4, 2025
Enjoy Champagne, hot cocoa, cookies, and other treats (included)! Enjoy your evening with friends or a loved one and enjoy live Holiday Jazz Trio! Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back-deck salon of these 1920s style yachts. 1.5 hour cruise from Chelsea Piers

Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2024
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in charming Rhinebeck, NY, Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck puts a creative spin on the traditional celebration, highlighting all things handcrafted — from beer and wine to homewares and seasonal grub. Also featuring carriage rides, master pumpkin carving demos, live music, a petting zoo and an extensive children’s center, this event will appeal to everyone!

Duck Pond Fall Festival - Demarest, NJ - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
Annual craft show and fall festival (formerly Oktoberfest) with food, inflatable games and canoe rides. Event is hosted by the Demarest Nature Center.

Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2024
The German-American Steuben Parade of New York marches with German-American groups from around the country. Greeting ceremony on Friday. Parade starts at noon and goes from 68th street to 86th Street. The Oktoberfest in Central Park follows the parade. Location: Central Park, New York, NY

Feast of San Gennaro - New York, NY - Sep 12 to Sep 22, 2024
Held in Little Italy on the streets of lower Manhattan. An annual event for over 90 years dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants.

Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2024
Always the weekend after Labor Day. Held at the Germania Festival Grounds. Delicious German foods, Munich beers, baked goods, children’s activities, dancers and singers.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet - New York, NY - Nov 24 to Dec 31, 2023
Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of this beloved production, and allow Tschaikovsky’s iconic score to transport you to a land of twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, waltzing flowers, and so much more.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - New York City, NY - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
The 95th parade through New York City will air from 9am-noon in all time zones on NBC. Watch giant balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performers, and more wind their way through New York City’s streets on Thanksgiving morning.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes - New York, NY - Nov 17 to Jan 1, 2024
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is back! It’s not Christmas without the Rockettes so get ready to make this holiday season at Radio City Music Hall a safe and joyful experience

NYBG Glow - Bronx, NY - Nov 17 to Jan 13, 2024
This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of the landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience. Select nights

Holiday Train Show - Bronx, NY - Nov 17 to Jan 15, 2024
This beloved tradition returns for its 30th year with a miniature wonderland in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as pine cones, acorns, and seeds.

Big Apple Circus - New York, NY - Nov 8 to Jan 1, 2024
Big Apple Circus returns to New York City this fall, putting a modern twist on a beloved classic.

New York City Marathon - New York City, NY - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2023
The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world. Run from Staten Island to Central Park.

UrbanWorld - New York, NY - Nov 1 to Nov 5, 2023
Unique 5 day film festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, live readings and music performances.

Winter Lantern Festival - New York City, NY - Oct 25 to Oct 25, 2023
Dates in Staten Island (SIUH Community Park), Queens (Illuminate the Farm at Queens County Farm) and Long Island (Drive through experience on over 20 acres of vivid lanterns and holiday lights at Nassau County Museum of Art) and Smithtown (Suffolk Winter Lantern Festival at Smithtown Historical Society)

Bike MS New York City - New York, NY - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2023
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center - New York, NY - Oct 21 to Dec 31, 2023
Ice skating under the Christmas Tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. It’s a tradition that has never failed to delight. The Rink is a gathering place for everyone, and you’re always invited to join in on the fun

Great Fall Festival and Walkathon - Englewood, NJ - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2023
The Great Fall Festival celebrates autumn with seasonal activities on the beautiful grounds of Flat Rock Brook. This festival is free for members and includes delicious barbecue, live music, and activities. There are games, crafts and pumpkin painting for children. Education staff leads activities to keep kids busy and having fun! Live bluegrass music entertains the whole family throughout the festival.

Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival - Beacon, NY - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2023
The Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival takes place at Riverfront Park rain or shine from 12pm to 5pm. Hudson Valley pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, freshly baked pumpkin pie, cider, and other delicious food will be available to purchase.

Stone Street Oyster Fest - New York City, NY - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
20th annual. Stone Street Oysterfest is the largest oyster festival of its kind in Manhattan and features freshly shucked oysters, live music and DJs, as well as ice-cold drinks from the restaurants and bars on the street. If oysters aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of other food options available throughout the event.

New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2023
Over 150,000 attendees make this the largest comic event in the country. Always lots of characters and celebrities signing autographs. Hundreds of vendors plus a memorabilia auction. Great fun for adults and kids. Held at the Javitz Center.

New York City Wine and Food Festival - New York, NY - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2023
A four day festival with over 100 events featuring world renowned chefs, wines, and spirits producers. Lots of tasting, autograph signings, workshops, parties, and more, enjoyed by over 55,000 attendees. 100% of proceeds benefit NoKid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.

Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival - Mill Neck, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Enjoy ripe apples (12 varieties including NY state favorites), handmade crafts, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities, cheese, baked goods, face painting and even a pumpkin patch.

New York Coffee Festival - New York, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Be part of over 12,000 visitors to this caffeinated event featuring food, endless coffee tastings, workshops, demonstrations from world class baristas, street food, live music and art.

New Yorker Festival - New York, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Annual festival featuring a weekend of conversations and performances onstage in N.Y.C. Film, music, literature, politics, and more, hosted by the New Yorker.

Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2023
One of New York’s oldest and largest festivals, this 10 street block festival features free outdoor performances, live music, hundreds of vendors, specials at many restaurants, pony rides, children’s activities and so much more.

Warwick Applefest - Warwick, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2023
Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration. Over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Festival proceeds benefit the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, and some 50 local non-profit organizations, for whom the event is their biggest annual fundraiser.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 22, 2023
The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer, perfect for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $10 parking per vehicle.

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2023
Zum Schneider, the original Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, once again presents an unforgettable and traditional München Oktoberfest experience. Zum Schneider hosts its annual event by following the age old traditions of Oktoberfest typically celebrated in Munich for over 200 years.

New York Burlesque Festival - New York, NY - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2023
Enjoy the Teaser Party on Thursday night, the Premiere Party at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall, a Burlesque Bazaar with Legend Panel and Showcase on Sunday followed by the Golden Pastie Awards

Cornwall Fall Festival - Cornwall, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2023
Two stages of live music, food, free inflatables for kids, pumpkin painting, hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides and apple pie bake-off.

Walk4Hearing New York City - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.

Oktoberfest in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.

Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 21, 2023
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.

Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 15, 2023
Germany is famous for their amazing beers, and now you can experience them at Treadwell Park. Purchase one of their select offerings listed in the Oktoberfest passport, and receive a stamp to get started. Once you’ve completed your “tour” of Germany with stamps for all beers in the passport — receive a complimentary 32oz stein of Oktoberfest to keep!

Catskills Jeep Jamboree - Monticello, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
Bring your 4 wheel drive vehicle for an afternoon of fun plus dinner, camp fire, car cruising, and balance blocks at Rivas Farm

Apples and Honey Day - Flushing, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2023
Celebrate harvest season with apples and honey! Fill your day with themed crafts, apples and honey tastings, local beer and cider, and meet the beekeeper! Wear your Beehive hair-do or create your own interpretation of a beehive in the hat workshop to show off in the pollinator parade. Included in admisstion to the Queens Botanical Gardens.

Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
Let’s ease into the Fall with crisp local brews, warmed baked goods, and shop for cozy layers that our wardrobes need to be complete. The day’s DJs will be spinning vinyl all day long and will have some records of their own to sell.

Electric Zoo - New York, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds.

NYC Unicycle Festival - New York, NY - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2023
Enjoy 4 days of one wheeled madness. See public shows, take your turn in a learn-to-ride area, watch unicycle hockey and unicycle basketball, a trails course and workshops. See some of the country’s top competitors, mountain and off road riders and circus performers in action.

Medieval Festival - New York, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2022
Join the fun at Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Enjoy medieval music, dance, magic, jugglers, food and craft vendors plus a thrilling joust and plenty of costumed participants. Free admission.

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2022
Presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.

Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 2 to Oct 31, 2022
Watermark NY (Pier 15), located in Lower Manhattan on Friday through Sunday for three weekends. Admission is free with two hour beer tasting for $60. Come enjoy the games, food, beer, and entertainment!

ThanksGiving Eve at Bounce NYC - New York, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021
The BIGGEST Party Night Of The Year at Bounce Sporting Club!

Thanksgiving Eve at Ainsworth RVC - Rockville Centre, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve at PHD Downtown - New York City, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve at Gigante - Eastchester, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve at DL Rooftop - New York City, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve at Blue Midtown - New York City, NY - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Eve at Lavo NYC - , - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021

Lower East Side Pickle Day - New York City, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 6, 2021
2023: Not being held in 2023, check back for 2024 dates. Description: A dill-ightful collection of merchants fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream churned with dill and garnished with gherkins. Also enjoy free activities: giant games, coloring tables, a photobooth and even a giant pickle mascot!

Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 18 to Oct 18, 2020
Lots of art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more. Held on 86-96 Streets on the west side of Broadway.

Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - New York, NY - Oct 11 to Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more from 10AM until 6PM. Held from 96-106th Streets on the west side of Broadway.

Upper Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and so much more from 10AM until 6PM. Held from 110-116 Streets on the east side of Broadway.

Harvest Fest - Flushing, NY - Oct 13 to Oct 13, 2019

Queens Beer Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 16, 2019
Enjoy unlimited tastings from every Queens-based brewery, plus selected brews from other boroughs.