As the home of one of the most dynamic cities in the world, New York is an exciting destination teeming with urban energy and unique opportunities. However, the state is home to more than the bustling metropolis of New York City; New York is filled with stunning lakes, beautiful sandy beaches, lazy rivers and challenging mountains. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy a cornucopia of events, festivals, museums and more.
- Youngstown, NY in Youngstown, NY.
Late August marks the commemoration of the December 1813 battle between British and American forces for possession of Fort Niagara. The two-day event is filled with artillery and musket demonstrations, guided tours of the fort, and a pipe and drum concert.
Randall's Island in the East River becomes a real zoo each August. This 24-acre site hosts this annual electronic music festival featuring live performances and DJ shows. Since 2009, the festival has grown each year and now welcomes over 100,000 spectators over the three-day event.
First held in Syracuse in 1841, the annual fair traveled to numerous cities before returning permanently in 1890. A showcase of the agriculture, industry and cultural diversity of this great state, this event now welcomes over 1 million visitors over the course of its 12-day run.
- Mulberry St., Little Italy New York, NY 10013 in New York, NY.
Since 1926, the Feast of San Gennaro has been held in the Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan every September. Honoring the patron saint of Naples, Italy, the 11-day celebration includes music, street performers and tent after tent of Italian delicacies. Each year in the middle of the festival, the statue of San Gennaro is carried through the streets.
- Glens Falls, NY in Glens falls, NY.
September in Glens Falls marks the beginning of a colorful new season. Music lovers, classic car enthusiasts, crafters and food vendors converge for this four-day event. Children's activities and a fireworks display are also scheduled. The most breathtaking experience, however, is the launch of the multi-colored hot-air balloons.
- Village of Warwick Streets and Parks Warwick, NY 10990 in Warwick, NY.
The gorgeous Hudson Valley is the backdrop for this family friendly event. Every October, the quaint town of Warwick opens its doors to hundreds of crafters, non-profit organizations and food vendors and invites them to display their goods and promote their services. Over 35,000 spectators are in attendance to celebrate the local apple harvesting season.