New York City July Events

New York City July Events

July Events in NYC

New York City in July is anything but the dog days of summer. The beautiful July weather in NYC brings with it a number of popular NYC festivals, and the beautiful NY parks become flooded with New York natives and tourists hoping to soak in the sun. With so many NYC events in July to choose from, plan for a jam-packed schedule during your summer vacation in NYC.

July 4th in NYC

July 4th in NYC

New York City's 4th of July fireworks are arguably the most spectacular in the U.S.

A New York City spectacle unlike any other, the NYC fireworks celebrating America's independence takes place each year at Macy's Herald Square on the Hudson River. The 4th of July NYC fireworks are arguably the most spectacular in the U.S., and each year this famous holiday celebration is broadcast on TV for the entire nation to enjoy. This 4th of July, see the real thing in person when you visit NYC.

Before the first fireworks are lit into the night sky on July 4th in NYC, there's one more popular NY tradition that takes place every year on this American holiday. Each year, the best competitive eaters in the world descend on Coney Island for the famous Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn. Watch in disbelief as 12 of the hungriest dudes you'll ever see compete in the most prestigious eating competition in the world. This popular NY event in July will either have you craving a hot dog ... or losing your appetite completely.

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Rockaway Jet Ski


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American Princess Cruises


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Summer Music Festivals in NYC

Summer Music Festivals in NYC

Music festivals in NYC are especially popular in July.

Music festivals in NYC are especially popular in July. Brooklyn and Manhattan both host a pair of popular summer music festivals in NYC. The Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in NYC offers cheap NY concerts in famous Prospect Park. Enjoy a beautiful summer evening under the Brooklyn sky with some of the most popular indie rock bands in NYC for just $3!

The River to River Festival in downtown Manhattan runs throughout the summer in NYC, and attracts some of the most talented artists, musicians and performers in NYC. Another popular  NYC festival is the SummerStage NYC at Central Park NY, which has hosted free NYC concerts since 1986. Attracting big names like M.I.A., Rufus Wainwright, and Crosby, Stills and Nash, the SummerStage NYC Festival in July is one of the most popular summer festivals in NYC.

For a complete list of summer concerts in NYC, check the updated NYC events calendar regularly.

NYC Art Events in July

Lincoln Center NYC

The famous Lincoln Center NYC is host to different family-friendly events in NYC each July.

July in NYC is home to some of the most popular art events in New York City. Whether your an enthusiast of the arts in NYC, or just enjoy spending some time outdoors, New York City art festivals events in July offer a unique NY experience you won't find anywhere else.

  • Shakespeare in the Park: Imagine seeing some of the most famous actors from film and stage performing Shakespeare classics in Central Park. Now imagine that tickets to such an event are free! That's exactly what the Shakespeare in the Park series offers each July in NYC. While you'll have to stand in line for several hours to get tickets, famous actors like Al Pacino, Merryl Streep and Anne Hathaway make attending this July event in NYC well worth the wait.
  • Lincoln Center July Events NYC: The famous Lincoln Center NYC hosts two different family-friendly events in NYC each July. The Lincoln Center Out of Doors New York Festival offers a free series of performances by some of the most talented dancers and musicians in NYC. Another summer festival in NYC, the Lincoln Center Festival, gives NYC tourists a taste of what this famous performance arts center in New York is most well known for - great performance art.

Other NYC art events in July include the NYC Tap Festival in Manhattan, as well as the Mostly Mozart Festival NYC, which also takes place at the Lincoln Center and extends well into August. Check the NYCTourist Events Calendar regularly for the updated list of exciting NY events in July.

July Sports in NYC

July in NYC is a great time to attend a sporting event in New York. With both the New York Yankees and NY Mets in full swing, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field are popular NY destinations in July. If you're hoping to enjoy a beautiful day at the ballpark during your summer vacation in NYC, click here for the best deals on NY sports tickets.