Running over two weeks at the end of August and start of September, the State Fair combines agricultural and crafts shows with music, entertainment, and fairground attractions enjoyable for all of your family. The 1 million annual visitors can't be wrong, so make plans to join them and see what the fuss is all about.
Billed as New York's biggest block party, this annual event every June brings an uptown stretch of Fifth Avenue to a standstill — literally, as it is temporarily converted into a pedestrian street. The museums on this stretch offer free entry for the day, with added street performances, dancing, and art activities for younger visitors.
Held annually at the beginning of July, the balloon festival features a program of events across the weekend. Arrive early to enjoy the spectacle of dozens of balloons all taking to the sky at the same time. There are also kid-friendly activities, evening flights, and food and drink stalls.