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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Street Fairs

Street fair season is upon us. Don't miss out.
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Revelers at the West Indian American Day Festival in 2019.

Brooklyn is renowned for its lively and diverse community, and the street festivals that take place throughout the year are a testament to this. Here are the top five street festivals in Brooklyn that you should check out:

  1. West Indian American Day Carnival - Celebrating Caribbean culture, this street festival takes place on Labor Day in Crown Heights. The event features a colorful parade, music, and a variety of Caribbean foods.
  2. Atlantic Antic - In October, this street festival spans over 10 blocks on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights. With a mix of local businesses, food vendors, live music and activities for families, there is something for everyone.
  3. Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Taking place at the start of summer, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is a time-honored tradition celebrating Brooklyn's artistic revelry and ingenuity through elaborate mermaid costumes, animatronic floats and decked out strollers. 
  4. Bushwick Collective Block Party - Held in June, this festival takes place on the streets of Bushwick and features live music, street art and local vendors selling food and drinks.
  5. African International Festival - This festival celebrates African culture and takes place around the 4th of July at Commodore Barry Park. The event features music, dance, food, and a marketplace that showcases African art and crafts.

Attending any of these street festivals in Brooklyn is an excellent opportunity to experience the borough's vibrant and diverse community. Each festival offers a unique cultural experience, and you'll have the chance to explore different neighborhoods while enjoying delicious food and entertainment.