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Calendar of Events

From Fireworks To Fashion WeekExplore Our Favorite Events

No matter what time of the year you head to New York City, you are sure to find an event that sparks your interest. We’ve rounded up a few not-to-be-missed favorites that should be on every visitor's itinerary.  

NYC Restaurant Week

January

From mid-January through early February, top NYC restaurants come together for NYC Restaurant Week, a celebration of fine dining at affordable prices. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. If you miss it, you'll have another shot come summertime.

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New York Fashion Week

February

This semi-annual showcase of international high fashion spans nine days in February and brings together buyers, press, and fashionistas for shows, parties and other A-list events.

Woman in colorful outfits strutting down catwalk

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March

The oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade predates the Declaration of Independence by 14 years. Approximately two million spectators line the Fifth Avenue parade route, cheering on 150,000 marching Irishmen, high school bands, and local politicos.

Two people wearing large green hats at the st. patricks parade

Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

March

True-blue New York Yankee fans head to the Bronx to catch their 27-time World Series champs on Opening Day. 

opening day at yankee stadium

Tribeca Film Festival

April

Bringing together creators, industry execs, and audiences for 10 days of full-length features, short films, and documentaries, the Tribeca Film Festival is considered one of the world's premier film festivals. 

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Fleet Week

May

Coinciding with Memorial Day weekend, Fleet Week brings more than a dozen U.S. Navy vessels and their well-dressed crews to New York City for a week highlighted by ship tours, air shows, and celebrations.

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NYC Pride

June

Commemorating the Stonewall Riots of 1969, NYC Pride sponsors a week-long series of LGBT Pride events, including parties, parades, and partner events.

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July

A cherished tradition for more than four decades, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular lights up the night sky in a synchronized display soaring three times higher than the Statue of Liberty.

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US Open Tennis Championships

August

The US Open brings the biggest names in tennis to Flushing Meadows for two weeks of Grand Slam action, served up alongside great dining, activities for kids, and "Fan Week" events. 

Racket touching tennis ball on court ground

New York Fashion Week

September

New York Fashion Week returns in September to showcase the latest fashion trends for retailers, industry press, celebrities, and those who follow fashion.

Line of women in muted color clothing strutting down catwalk

Columbus Day Parade

October

The world's largest celebration of Italian-American culture, the annual Columbus Day Parade draws more than a million spectators to Fifth Avenue to watch 130+ marching bands, cultural groups, and colorful floats.

Italian flag waving in the sky

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November

Known for its soaring balloons of beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Paddington Bear, and Sponge Bob, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the city's holiday season before a crowd of 3.5 million spectators (and another 22+ million viewers watching at home).

People holding cellphones up to record parade

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

November

Thousands of holiday revelers gather at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. A tradition since 1933, the LED-lit Norway spruce draws more than 125 million visitors between late November and early January.  

christmas tree at rockefeller plazs

New Year’s Eve In Times Square

December

Every New Year’s Eve, more than a million revelers gather in Times Square for concert performances awash in confetti, culminating with the world-famous countdown as the iconic Waterford crystal ball drops atop One Times Square.

Birds eye view of times square at night with confetti falling and neon lights on

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