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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Street Fairs

Street fair season is upon us. Don't miss out.
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.