As seasons come and go, they bring changes in weather and holidays, not to mention plenty of annual events and festivals in Queens. If you’re a fan of food, music, art, cars or all of the above, there’s definitely some kind of festival around here that you’ll enjoy. Make sure to add the Best Annual Event or Festival in Long Island to your list of activities for the year.
2023: Queens Voted Summer Sundays In The Park Best Annual Event/Festival!
Summer Sundays In The Park
34-35 76th Street, Jackson Heights
(917) 509-8757 – jhbg.org/summer-sundays
Founded in 1988, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) is an all-volunteer civic organization representing one of the neighborhoods in north-west Queens. Formed by residents in response to the community’s needs for preservation, maintenance, and community-building, the group continues to serve most of its original functions of maintaining the neighborhood clean as well as delivering arts programming that serves the diverse cultural communities residing in Jackson Heights. Over the years, events like their Halloween Parade have grown significantly, attracting visitors from beyond our area’s borders. This is also the case for their concert series, Summer Sundays in the Park. Recognized for its diverse and talented artistic lineup, JHBG’s concert series highlights local musicians from around the world, showcasing some of the best acts in Queens.
2022: Queens Voted Lamar Peters Holiday Spectacular Best Annual Event/Festival!
Lamar Peters Holiday Spectacular
(347) 528-0116 – lamarpetersshow.com
Every year, renowned Elvis Presley tribute artist Lamar Peters puts on the much anticipated Lamar Peters Holiday Spectacular, during which fans can enjoy the sweet combination of the golden oldies and popular holiday favorites. This all ages show is a night of high energy and fun, and kicks off the holiday season on a great note. Leading the eponymous show is Lamar Peters, who has made a name for himself as New York’s top Elvis tribute artist and the first Elvis tribute artist to perform at the B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square back in 2013. The show features surprise guests that will keep audiences entertained and a visit from Santa Claus himself. A portion of the sales from last year’s show benefitted The Kidney Coalition of NYC.
2020: Queens Voted Regency Party Hall Best Annual Event Festival!
Regency Party Hall
110-54 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village
(718) 479-4546 – www.regencypartyhall.com
The next time you’re looking into planning or attending an event or an annual festival, look no further than the Regency Party Hall. They offer an elegant and beautiful venue at an affordable price. With a spectacular lighting system, dance floor and bar, every event held at Regency Party Hall is sure to dazzle. Regency’s atmosphere will spark creativity in every party host, ensuring the best event possible. The staff also anticipates your needs and has a track record for exceeding expectations. Regency is the perfect venue for a multitude of events, making their venue the best in Queens.
2019: Queens Voted Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Best Annual Event Festival!
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
12402 Roosevelt Ave, Corona
(718) 760-6200 – www.arthurashekidsday.com
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the largest single day tennis event in the world. With the best tennis players, famous celebrities and top of the chart music acts, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day rocks Queens. This event offers interactive games, music and tennis activities, all the while promoting the health benefits of tennis. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day also helps fund over 500 nonprofit youth development organizations.
2018: Queens Voted Rockaway Music and Arts Council’s Fall Festival Best Annual Event Festival!
Rockaway Music and Arts Council’s Fall Festival
Barbara Eisenstadt has been president of RMAC for the last fifteen years. Twenty-two years ago she created the now-popular Rockaway Music and Arts Annual Fall Festival, which features art, crafts, music, and family fun. She is also responsible for the highly successful Sunset Picnic Concert Series held every summer in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area. Barbara is also responsible for bringing the Music Memory Program of the Riverside Symphony to the school children of the Rockaways. Her creativity and devotion has made RMAC a premier cultural organization.
2017: Queens Voted LIC Flea and Food Best Annual Event Festival!
LIC Flea and Food
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 224-5863 ext. 235
Weekends in the city never felt so good. Consider Queens’ largest outdoor flea and food market, LIC Flea & Food has something for everyone that includes a fun and vibrant market comprised of global food from entrepreneurial chefs, and vintage arts, hand-crafted items, fashion and a beer and wine garden offering all local craft beers. The market acts as an incubator, providing a platform for passionate businesspeople to sell their wares, gain exposure, and business experience. It’s open every Saturday and Sunday (April to October) and is the perfect way to spend your days off with friends and family.