Around the world, in places from New York to San Francisco - and London to Paris
- it's the time to stroll, shop and dance in the streets ....as millions come out to socialize with friends and neighbors, taste regional food specialties, or find crafts and shopping bargains al fresco.
An offshoot of the suburban street or block party, (where neighbors take to
the open air to play music, gossip, and barbecue) urban street fairs have really taken off in major cities worldwide featuring food,
fun, and communal celebrations that may range anywhere from flea markets to book fairs to summer concerts and cultural festivals.
Today, the first hint of warmer weather sets off an explosion of street fairs
that transform major city thoroughfares into adventures to be explored and savored. The usual crush of traffic comes to a standstill,
and the welcome mat is put out for folks who just want to have fun.
Whether you're lucky enough to live in the area, or on vacation looking for local
excitement, you can join in the fun at hip urban happenings in the US, Canada and Europe, in our guide to the when and where on major
street fairs and festivals scheduled throughout the season.
More about street fairs and festivals around the Web:
One of the longest-running street fairs in the USA,
the Hester Street Fair in New York City happens
every weekend from early May to late October.
FestivalsandEvents.com - Browseable by month, or use the clickable US map to find a national directory of major happenings year long, although with stronger concentration on southern state events.
California Festival Guide.com - Search an extensive database of information for street fairs and festivals from San Francisco to San Diego and
all points in between, including dates and location details.
Special Events - Information, dates and locations of major food, music and cultural fairs and festivals throughout the year.