Can't. Hardly. Wait. The Best Food & Drink Festivals Going Down This Summer in NYC

Who needs a bikini body when there are so many insanely delicious food festivals happening this summer in New York City? 

Food > bikini bodies. #Fact.

And now that the sun is finally shining, it's time to look forward to the incredible food and drink festivals going down this summer in NYC. 

C'mon, you know you're just going to lose your beach bod as soon as September rolls around, so why even bother? 

We definitely aren't... so we'll see you at these NYC food and drink festivals? Right? Right. 

Here are the absolute best food and drink festivals happening in NYC this summer. Get. Excited. 


May

Harlem Eatup! Festival (May 19th-22nd at various locations)

harlemeatup Were you a part of our first ever #HarlemEatUp? Be sure to tag us in your pics from this amazing weekend!


Essex Street Market Block Party (May 21st at 120 Essex Street)

essexstreetmarket Mark your calendars🗓! The annual #essexstreetmarket Block Party returns May 21st from 12-5pm on Essex St.! Join 15+ food vendors from #essexmarket and #LES as we bring out the grills, lay down the astroturf, and pump up the tunes for spring's first fiesta. More info in our profile!


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Taste of Tribeca 2016 (May 21st at 334 Greenwich Street)

dddemay #tasteoftribeca



Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisan Food Festival (May 21st at Industry City)

withjay @wineatthefinishline #wine #brooklyncrush



CookOut NYC Food Party on the Pier (May 28th at Stuyvesant Cove Park)

guestlistblog Salmon burger with kimchi and relish from Blind Tiger #CookoutNYC


Craft Beer and Hot Dog Showdown (May 29th, Stuyvesant Cove Park)

copenhagenstreetdog Preparing our #Copenhagenstreetdog #grillpølse #hotdog during a #popup #event at @TheCopenhagenNYC! Remember our #pølser are #GlutenFree #AntibioticFree #Local #NYC #GrassFed and has #noGMO



June

Taste of Times Square (June 6th at Times Square)

conquistanyc Taste of Times Square, festival anual de comida y música al aire libre, está de vuelta! Hoy lunes 1 de junio, de 17:00-21:00, más de 50 de los mejores restaurantes de Times Square ofrecerán sus mejores sabores en el festival. La entrada es gratis pero para probar la comida debes comprar pases. Cada prueba cuesta $1. También habrá un beer garden para los cerveceros. #nyc #tasteoftimessquare Para más info visitá: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/taste-of-times-square/index.aspx


Red Hook Festival (June 9th-11th at various locations)

ksanford0000 #redhookfestival🍺🎵 #sunglasses☀ #kona #bigwave ✌ @maeganrevak 💍



Big Apple Barbecue Block Party (June 11th-12th at Madison Square Park)

hiuki_sheep Ugh....I'm so hungry now:( #throwback #bigapplebarbecueblockparty #summer2015 #saturaday



Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival (June 19th at the Museum at Eldridge Street)

movingbrands Soaked up some LES culture (and sun) at the Egg rolls, Egg creams and Empanadas festival this weekend 😄 #eggrollsandeggcreams #MBNY


July 

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest (July 4th at Coney Island - Brooklyn)

jessylulu79 #nathansfamoushotdogs. #tsm350



Afro-Latino Festival NYC (July 8th at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

afrolatinofestivalnyc @mofongo_ny had people lined up the whole day. ||| Day 3 of #AfroLatinoFestNYC #NewYorkCity #MofonGoNY ||| 📷 : @mario_ruben_



Uncorked: NY Wine Festival (July 16th at the Metropolitan Pavilion)

averagesocialite #NYC: The Inaugural #Uncorked: #NY #wine festival is coming to the #MetropolitanPavilion on July 16th. This event will feature 50 different #wineries with over 100 #wines to #sample, live #music, a custom photo booth, #bubbly #bar, #International wine area, #gourmet #food vendors, and a fun ambiance to #sip and #savor with your friends. #VIP #UncorkedNY #UncorkedNYC #cocktails #vinos #vino *Ticket info on averagesocialite.com*



Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival (July 17th at Roy Wilkins Park - Queens)

selectaprincess @gracefoods #gracejamaicanjerkfestny #food #nyam #music #dancehall #reggae #jerk #family



August

The Giglio Feast of Saint Antonio (August 11th-14th at various locations)

kpowers.nyc Wood Oven Pizza 115th St & Pleasant Ave. Giglio Feast East Harlem #eastharlem #summer #gigliofeast #pizza #nypizza #everymeal #favoritefood #pleasantave #woodfiredpizza #nycphotographer #photographernyc #summer2015 #solongsummer



Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival (August 12th at the Bronx Zoo)

bxfoodie Another photo from last night's @eatnycfoodandwine Bronx Food and Wine Festival: I can't even remember what this was (some sort of seafood salad with a perfect little plantain chip on top!), but it was deelish! My fav bite of the night (so much so that I kept going back for more... and more... and more, haha 😂). Thanks @cabobxnyc! #bronx #bronxny #newyorkcity #bx #bronxfoodandwine #bronxfoodandwinefest #food #foodie #foodies #foodiegram #eeeeeats #yum #IGfood #IGfoods #IGfoodie #IGfoodies #bxfoodie #alwayshungry #seafood #plantain


September

Brazilian Day (September 4th at West 46th Street)

waouu #braziliandaynyc #lovenyc #loveyourcitymore #igersofnyc #igersnewyorkcity #igersnewyork #igers_newyork #igersofbk



The Feast of San Gennaro (September 15th-25th in Little Italy)

nycmediamix A sea of people at the #nycsangennarofestival #canoneosm3 #eosm3 #teamcanon #littleitaly #nyc #nycprimeshot #nycexplorers #what_i_saw_in_nyc #exploreeverything #adoramaNYC #nbc4ny #endofsummer #streetfair #streetfestival #sangennaro #sangennarofeast



The 12th Annual NYC Vendy Awards (September 17th at Governors Island)

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stephsumu I'm getting the #meatsweats just looking at this! @snowdaytruck ribs were fall off that bone good yesterday #vendyawards2015 #vendycitizenjudge #eeeeeats



OktoberFest 2016 NYC (September 17th at Watermark)

pulsd This scene from last weekend's #Oktoberfest should probably make you want to go this weekend. Pulsd.com @watermarkny. 📷 cred:@jdevergillo 👌


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