While traveling to or living in New York, you may be looking for some fun things to do. New York has a wide variety of sights to see and activities to take part in. On top of all of these things, New York also hosts a great number of fun festivals to go to.
This is a music festival that is quite popular. It is held in Randall’s Island Park in New York and has five stages going with great acts. Some of the live music and DJs that will be playing are Tiesto, Diplo, and David Guetta. This year it runs from August 30th through September 1st. A one-day pass costs between $139 and $159, and a three-day pass costs between $359 and $1,199. For some top New York accommodation during this festival checkout HostelBookers festival page here
BAM Next Wave Festival
The Next Wave Festival begins September 17th and runs through December 22nd. It is a great place to go to see theater, dance, music, and more. There are a wide variety of performers that will be participating in this festival, including Anna Nicole, David Dorfman Dance, The Forsythe Company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, and so much more. The price for each depends on the performance, but the general price ranges from $20 to $235.
Columbus Day Parade
The Columbus Day Parade is held on October 14th. There are roughly 35,000 floats and marchers within this parade, and it often has roughly one million people that come out to watch. It is a great way to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the day he landed in the Americas. It is free for anyone that would like to watch it.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an extremely popular parade and is televised for the nation to see. But there is nothing better than being able to be in the crowd watching this amazing parade. It is held on Thanksgiving Day and has been taking place for over 85 years. This parade is a great way to bring in the holiday season and see the giant floating balloons, various celebrities, and Santa with his sleigh. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is free for anyone looking to watch this long running tradition.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is held at Radio City Music Hall from November 9th through December 30th. This year marks the 85th year of this amazing show. It has become a tradition that those from New York as well as tourists come to see every year. This show is performed by the Rockettes with their high kicks and precise dancing in unison. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a great way to celebrate the values of the holiday season.
New Years Eve at Times Square
What better way to spend New Years Eve and watch the ball drop, then in the place that has become famous for bringing in the New Year, Times Square in New York. The enormous and brilliantly bright ball weighs 11,875 pounds and holds 32,256 LED light bulbs. There are always great, live performances to watch while waiting for the ball to drop, and it is all free.
All of these festivals are a great way to spend time with family and friends or to just have some fun and excitement while in New York.