New York City August Events

New York City August Events

NYC in August

August in New York is one of the hottest months of the year. It's also one of the best months for NYC events. With a number of summer festivals in NYC in full swing, music enthusiasts in New York have their choice of great NYC concerts.

August in NYC is also an exciting time to be a NY sports fans. Between the Yankees and NY Mets making their playoff push, as well as the opening of the US Open Tennis Championship in Queens, there are plenty of great NYC events in August for sports fans.

Scroll below to learn about all of the popular NYC events in August.

NYC Concerts in August

SummerStage NYC

Enjoy a free concert ain Central Park NY put on by the SummerStage NYC festival.

Summer in NYC is one of the best times to enjoy an NYC concert. There are many cheap NYC concerts available to the general public throughout the Summer, and August is no exception. Here are some of the best NYC music festivals in August.

  • SummerStage NYC: Enjoy a free concert at Central Park NY put on by the SummerStage NYC festival in Manhattan. This popular festival in August has attracted a number of high-profile artists from all genres over the years, including Crosby, Stills and Nash, M.I.A., John Legend and more. Along with great concerts in NYC, this NY festival also hosts New York theater and dance performances in Central Park.
  • Celebrate Brooklyn: Another popular summer festival in NYC, Celebrate Brooklyn is a series of summer concerts at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Featuring famous musicians like Norah Jones, The Roots, The National, Rufus Wainwright and more, Celebrate Brooklyn is one of the most popular music festivals in New York. The best part? Tickets for most shows are just $3!

Visit the NYCTourist calendar of events regularly to find out more about other great NYC festivals, including the River to River Festival in Manhattan.

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August NYC Events for the Arts

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival

The Out of Doors festival at the Lincoln Center is a popular family friendly event in NYC.

August in NYC is a great time of the year to explore the arts. New York is one of the most artistically gifted cities in the world, and art events in New York City are some of the most unique and interesting you'll ever experience. Check out some of the most popular NY events for the arts below.

  • New York International Fringe Festival: Like the name would suggest, this NY art festival features unique performances far from the mainstream. Spanning over 16 days in several different venues in Lower Manhattan, the NY Fringe Festival offers up dozens of forward-thinking NY art performances you won't find anywhere else.
  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival: The Out of Doors festival at the Lincoln Center is a popular family friendly event in NYC. This free event in NYC includes a family day with puppeteer workshops, as well as a diverse mix of dance and theater performances in New York City.

For information on other NYC Events in August for art enthusiasts - like the Bryant Park Film Festival - check the updated NYC events calendar on NYCTourist.

NY Sports in August

U.S. Open of Tennis

See the greatest players in the world at the U.S. Open!

NYC sports are popular throughout the year, but in August they become a necessity for New Yorkers and NYC tourists alike. The final days of Summer can tend to be a drag without some much-needed distractions, and both the NY Yankees and Mets make their annual playoff push in August. Enjoy a day in the sun with these popular August NYC events for sports fans.

  • Baseball in New York: What beats a beautiful August day at the ballpark? We say nothing - especially when the teams you're watching just happen to be filled with some of the very best players in the world. Check out the brand new ballparks in NYC when you visit Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, or Citi Field in Queens.
  • U.S. Open of Tennis: See the greatest players in the world at the most prestigious tennis event in the country when you attend the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. This annual tennis event at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens not only attracts the best tennis players in the world, but also the most famous celebrities living in New York.  

For the complete list of great summer events in NYC, check the NYCTourist events calendar regularly, and get great deals on the best events in New York.