What happens when you close down a street to vehicular traffic during September or October and allow pedestrians to reign? One humongous fall festival develops! Discover a local street festival and put its 2015 date in your calendar so you don’t miss it!
I know that you can’t count upon stumbling across such a fabulous party during fall without a little planning. And you are eager to enjoy one last outdoor bash before winter weather sets in and you go into hibernation. So I put together this list of September and October street festivals in order to ensure that you are able to take advantage of some of the magnificent weather that remains.
Takoma Park Street Festival - Takoma, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Enjoy the 35th annual festival held on Carroll Avenue. Features local artists, and crafters who offer paintings, pottery, silk-screening, stained glass, woodworking, textiles and ceramics along with plenty of food trucks.
Riverdale Street Fair - Riverdale, NJ - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2017
Annual Labor Day street fair featuring live stage entertainment, kiddie rides, climbing wall, face painting, open air cafes with food, shopping, crafts, art and fun for the whole family. Held on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.
Goombay Street Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Enjoy sights and sounds of the African-Caribbean free weekend festival held at Park Square Park. Lots of live music, drums, gospel, reggae, funk and soul plus kids area, local dance troupes and food vendors.
In the Street Festival - Frederick, MD - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Over 25 years downtown Frederick has hosted this event on Market Street. Lots of food, fun, entertainment for over 70,000 festival goers.
Wood Street Fair - Burlington, NJ - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Over 25,000 visit this annual event featuring 175 or more artisans and crafters. Tour fine historic homes, enjoy live music, food, collectibles, art and family fun. Plenty of good foods including Gingerbread, Pumpkin, and Blueberry.
Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Downtowners Street Fair - Bismarck, ND - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
It was voted “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck. An Arts, Craft, and Food show spread over 7 city blocks. Kids activities, inflatables, local musicians. Annual event for 40+ years.
Old Washington Street Festival - Muncie, IN - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
New Era Fall Street Festival - New Era, MI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
All About Downtown Street Fair - Jersey City, NJ - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Join 30,000 visitors to downtown Jersey City for this one day street fair featuring Food Trucks, art work, jewelry, crafts, and hundreds of vendors. Enjoy live entertainment and music.
Willy Street Fair - Madison, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Warm-up, parade and fair with 8 stages, 35 performances and 150+ vendors. It covers 3 community blocks starting on the 900 block of Williamson Street, Madison, Wisconsin.
Bluffton Free Street Fair - Bluffton, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 23, 2017
A street fair with parade, live music entertainment and more.
DIY Street Fair - Ferndale, MI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Live music, food and crafts vendors on Woodward between East 9 Mile Road and East Troy St.
Richmond Street Fair - El Segundo, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
An annual event with live music, vendors, rides, and five blocks of fun in the historic town.
Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2017
One of New York’s oldest and largest festival this 10 street block festival features free outdoor performances, live music, hundreds of vendors, special at many restaurants, pony rides, children’s activities and so much more.
Folsom Street Fair - Folsom, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2017
The world’s largest leather event.
Allston Village Street Fair - Boston, MA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2017
A family friendly event with two outdoor stages, live bands, street performances, international food court, artists and an amusements area. Free parking and free shuttle bus service from the Guest Street Parking Garage.
Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego, CA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Castro Street Fair - San Francisco, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2017
Lots of activities with live music, entertainers, dance alley, and kink Karnival.
Caldwell Street Fair - Caldwell, NJ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2017
Always on the first Sunday in October this event features great rides, beer garden, live band, great entertainment, quality arts and crafts, and delicious ethnic and regional food. Festival starts at noon.
West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, IN - Oct 2 to Oct 7, 2017
One of the largest street festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 200,000.
Italian Street Festival - Seaside Heights, NJ - Oct 6 to Oct 6, 2017
Features performances from Italy, arts and crafts, lots of vendors, a parade on Sunday and lots of Italian foods.
Madison Street Festival - Madison, AL - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Annual event in historic downtown Madison. Do not miss the morning parade, car show, expo area, arts and craft vendors, food, and Kid’s area.
Gallatin’s Main Street Festival - Gallatin, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
McMinnville Autumn Street Fair - McMinnville, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Sherman Oaks Street Fair - Sherman Oaks, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2017
The largest event in the San Fernando Valley with more than 100,000 guests, 200 vendors and plenty more fall fun.
Street Fair / Fall Festival - New Providence, NJ - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2017
A giant town block party with kiddie rides, climbing wall, petting zoo, live band entertainment and music all day long, karate demonstrations, and dances. Enjoy food at open air cafes, plus hot dogs, ice cream, sausage and lots more fun.