Must-See Events in New York

New York

World-Class Events, Across the Empire State

New York is a widely diverse state in terms of landscapes, activities, festivals, and events. Its music festivals, in particular, draw fans from across the country, whether it's to hear jazz, bluegrass, or rock. And while many think of New York City as synonymous with the state as a whole, get out of the Big Apple and you'll find yourself in beautiful countryside. As such, if you're into your local produce and craft brews, you certainly won't want to miss the state's seasonal beer or harvest festivals.
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Best Family-Friendly Events in New York

When it comes to a family vacation, there are numerous regular festivals and events which cater to audiences of all ages. In the cities, join the crowds at farmers' markets, music festivals, and craft fairs, and get out into the country to experience the best New York food and drink events. There are must-see events in New York for every interest; the trick is knowing where to look.

Best Places to Stay for Events in New York

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Orleans, Jefferson County, New York
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Penn Yan, Milo, New York
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Ellenville, Wawarsing, New York
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Best Outdoor Events in New York

New York's diverse, picturesque landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for festivals and events of all types, from huge agricultural shows pulling in thousands of visitors, to smaller music festivals with a laid-back vibe. In New York City, the warmer summer weekends bring food festivals, kids' events, and markets to the streets.

Recommended Accommodations for New York Events

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Woodstock, Ulster County, New York
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Geneva, Ontario County, New York
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Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York
4.0
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Best Music Events in New York

For many, must-see events in New York mean only one thing: music festivals. You can expect both huge outdoor rock and pop festivals featuring top-selling artists as well as intimate traditional music festivals set in rural locations. Music events don't just take place in the summer, either; whatever time of year you visit, you can seek out some great live musical entertainment.

Top Offers for Events in New York

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Hunter, Greene County, New York
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New Lisbon, Otsego County, New York
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Athens, Greene County, New York
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