The Best Festivals and Carnivals in NYC, Westchester, Rockland and Long Island for Summer 2022
Attend a carnival or festival with your family in or near NYC this summer!
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WHEN: July 7-10, Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Greis Park, 55 Wilbur Street, Lynbrook
WHAT: Enjoy midway fun for the whole family at this youth football fundraiser featuring rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food.
Admission: FREE. Ride cost varies.
WHEN: July 7-10, Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 6-11pm; Sunday, 5-9pm
WHERE: Fireman's Field, Shore Ave., Oyster Bay
WHAT: Celebrate the annual Feast of St. Rocco with Italian Food trucks, Deserts and Coffee by the Italian American Ladies Auxiliary, Newton Rides & games (get your ride bracelet online from Newton rides), a 10K Raffle, Fireworks Friday Night.
Admission: FREE. Ride tickets available for purchase.
WHEN: July 14-23, 7/14-7/17, 6:30-11pm; 7/20-7/23, 6:30-11pm
WHERE: St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church , 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa
WHAT: Carnival games, exciting rides, nightly entertainment and a wide variety of food trucks are all part of the fun!
Admission: Free. Ride tickets available for purchase, $29.95 unlimited ride bracelets in advance; $40 unlimited ride bracelets at the door.
WHEN: July 27-31, Wednesday-Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6:30pm
WHERE: Church of Saint Rocco , 18 3rd St., Glen Cove
WHAT: This carnival has it all! Amusement Rides for children and thrill seekers, skill games, plus Nonnas Specialties & Favorites, sausage & peppers, zeppole and festival foods.
Admission: Free, ride tickets available for purchase, $29.95 unlimited ride bracelets in advance; $40 unlimited ride bracelets at the door.
WHEN: July 6-10, Wednesday-Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 5pm-12am; Sunday, 5-10pm
WHERE: Terryville Fire Department, 19 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station
WHAT: Experience exciting carnival rides and your favorite treats at this event for the entire family.
Admission: $25 includes unlimited rides.
WHEN: Friday, July 15, 5-9:30pm & Friday, July 29, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: Downtown Riverhead, East Main Street, Riverhead
WHAT: Check out this pop-up summer street festival featuring live music, car show, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, Long Island artists, performers and street vendors.
WHEN: July 19-23, Tuesday-Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 5-12am; Wednesday, Fireman's Parade 7:30pm
WHERE: Henry L. Stimson Middle School , 401 Oakwood Road, Huntington
WHAT: After two long years everyone's favorite fair is back! Bring the family out for rides, games, food, fun and fireworks! Be there for the Firemen's Parade on Wednesday starting at the Jefferson School (253 Oakwood Road) and continuing to the Henry L. Stimson Middle School (401 Oakwood Road). Fireworks Wednesday-Saturday.
Admission: Free. Ride tickets available for purchase.
WHEN: July 11- Aug. 25, Alternating Thursdays, 5-9:30pm
WHERE: Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, 15 N Ocean Ave., Downtown Patchogue
WHAT: Live music, outdoor dinings, vendors, magic and Coney Island-style Side Show is just some of the fun that your family will have!
WHEN: Through July 10, Monday and Tuesday, 6pm-12am; Wednesday, 5pm-12am; Thursday, 6pm-12am; Friday, 6pm-1am; Saturday, 2pm-1am; Sunday, 2pm-12am
WHERE: Meadowlands, Meadowlands Fairgrounds, East Rutherford
WHAT: With over 100 rides, free shows, and 50 food options, this Fair has something for all ages.
WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Nyack, Main Street and Broadway, Nyack
WHAT: The Nyack Famous Street Fair returns to this historic rivertown. Don’t miss a great day of family fun where you will be sure to find something for everyone. Two hundred and fifty exhibitors with arts, crafts, new retail, home decor and gifts will be participating at this shopping and dining event. All types of festival foods will be available as well as Nyack’s many outdoor cafes and restaurants. Be sure to make a stop at the NY Soda Jerks for one of their old fashion soda or egg creams. All day music will be played at the gazebo on Main Street and folk music on Broadway.
WHEN: July 13-17, Wednesday-Thursday, 5-10pm; Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-10pm
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
WHAT: Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games and carnival cuisine for the whole family.
Admission: Free. Ride cost varies.
WHEN: July 14-31, Thursdays and Fridays, 4-11pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-11pm
WHERE: Orange County Fair Speedway, 239 Wisner Ave., Middletown
WHAT: Find rides, attractions, and non-stop action, at this long time family favorite fair.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 seniors 65 and older and kids 7-12; free admission for children younger than 6; additional fee for rides and select shows.
WHEN: July 29-31, Friday, 1pm; Saturday and Sunday, 6am
WHERE: Solberg Airport, 39 Thor-Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station
WHAT: The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is “more than hot air” because it offers a wide variety of entertainment. From colorful hot air balloons ascending twice daily to 3 headline concerts, to world-class children’s entertainment, to hundred’s of arts & crafters, to food vendors from around the world, fireworks, balloon glows and more- there will be something for everyone!
Admission: $32-$40; $12-$15 children 4-12; free for children younger than 4.