Calendar Of Events
Upcoming Brooklyn Events, Festivals and Concerts
From indie arts exhibits to raucous festivals to the first shows of music's next megastar, Brooklyn is the place where things are always happening. Hotel Le Jolie treats you to swift access to the cutting-edge music scene of Williamsburg as well as the most popular Brooklyn events and festivals throughout the city.
Brooklyn Events at the Barclays Center
The newly opened Barclays Center is home to the NBAâ€™s Brooklyn Nets as well as host to a variety of world-class concerts, conventions and other sporting events. Just four miles from the arena, guests enjoy quick access to a variety of year-round Barclays Center events. Take a moment to browse the Barclays Center calendar.
Spice up your trip with a visit to one of these upcoming Brooklyn events:
Polar Bear Swim
January 1 | Coney Island
Dive into a New Year and local tradition! Join others daredevils as they dip into the freezing Atlantic water to raise money for Camp Sunshineâ€”a non-profit organization and therapeutic center for sick children.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20 | Various Locations
Join the city in a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy at various events across Brooklyn and NYC--including the city's largest public celebration at BAM in Brooklyn.
Winter Antiques Show at the Seventh Regiment Armory
Jan. 24 â€“ Feb. 2 | Park Avenue Armory
Mingle with top dealers and collectors as you stroll one of the most important annual antique shows in Americaâ€”located at the Seventh Regiment Armory in Midtown Manhattan.
Discovery Week at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Feb. 17 â€“ Feb. 21 | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Visit BBG's February Break Discovery Week where kids can learn about plants and enjoy hands-on activities like potting their very own plant.
New York Restaurant Week
Feb. 17 â€“ March 7 | Various Locations
Take advantage of these moderately priced prix fixe 3 course lunch and dinner deals across nearly 300 participating restaurants in New York. It's your chance for a decadent culinary exploratory. Reservations recommended.
BAMkids Film Festival
Feb. 22 â€“ Feb. 23 | BAM Rose Cinemas
Fun for the family! Kids will enjoy their very own film festival at the iconic BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Sign-up for this wildly popular showcase of multi-cultural shorts, features, live performances, filmmaker Q&As, and more.
Brooklyn Fashion Week
March 13 â€“ March 16 | Industry City
Watch the runway or sip cocktails at a fashion inspired fundraiser as you experience one of the world's leading fashion events featuring designers such as Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, and other established and emerging global designers.
St. Patrick's Day Parades and Celebrations
March 17 | Various Locations
Begin your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a parade of kilt wearing and bagpipe toting fun in either Park Slope or Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. After, you can enjoy a bar crawl through the many cool and friendly Brooklyn bars and pubs.
Brooklyn Jazz Festival
March 28 â€“ April 30 | Various Locations
Get ready for a month-long musical tradition with over 500 local and international jazz artists. Enjoy over 40 festival events hosted throughout Central Brooklyn.
Dine in Brooklyn
April 11 â€“ April 20 | Various Locations
Start your culinary quest through Brooklyn's very own Restaurant Week where over 150 participating cafes, bistros, and other restaurants offer 3-course lunches and dinners for just $19.55. Reservations recommended.
Earth Day at Grand Central Terminal
April 20 - April 22 | Grand Central Terminal in Vanderbilt Hall
Celebrate our planet Earth! Visit the New York City EarthFair at Grand Central Terminal and have fun with sustainability chat, live performances, activities and more.
Cherry Blossom Festival â€“ Sakura Matsuri
April 26 â€“ April 27 | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Join thousands of others as New Yorkers under the inspiring and billowing cherry blossom trees of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. There will be music, performances, games, cosplay, food, and plenty of other opportunities to experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Brooklyn Half Marathon
May 17 | Prospect Park
Join thousands of others at this annual half-marathon that starts at the beautiful Brooklyn Prospect Park and stretches south to the Coney Island Boardwalk. Register to compete.
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
May 17 â€“ May 18 | Ninth Avenue
Enjoy the live music while you stroll through Manhattan's massive food festival hosting 20 blocks peppered with booths and gourmet offerings from local cuisines and countries around the world such as Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Thailand, and more.
Fleet Week New York City
May 21 â€“ May 28
Experience a week of events honoring the US maritime heritage and its service men and women. Activities every include over 20 military vessels sailing up the Hudson River, ship tours, aerial flyovers, military demonstrations, performances by the U.S. Navy Band, equipment displays, and more. We recommend also visiting The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Spring Festival
June 3 | Fifth Avenue
Brooklynites gather outdoors at The Fifth Avenue Spring Festival for a mega block party featuring fun activities including live music, vendors, food, games, kid's rides, karaoke contests, outdoor dining, and more.
Battle of the Boroughs
June 6 | The Greene Space
Six battles. Five NYC boroughs. The Brooklyn edition of this competition brings forth top talent in a quest for undiscovered musicians. Compete on stage, enjoy the acts and live feedback, or participate as an audience voter. It's a musical battle leading up to a showcase performance at the famous Apollo Theater.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival
Dates TBA | Prospect Park Bandshell
You can't miss this summer concert series and outdoor performing arts festival in beautiful Prospect Park. Get up close at the Bandshell and enjoy big names like Janelle Monae and other musicians from modern rock, indie rock, pop and country. You'll also enjoy stellar live performances coupled with film screenings, dance, and even spoken word and theater. Most events are free.
International African Arts Festival
July 3 â€“ July 6 | Commodore Barry Park
Visit this annual cultural celebration to experience the largest summer festival featuring a diverse display of African art, music, cuisine and culture. The annual International African Arts Festival takes place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
July 7 | Brooklyn Bridge Park
Join the celebration of hip-hop culture, history, and its evolution. This festival offers exciting live concerts, film screenings, and other special events in the borough where it all started.
Seaside Concert Series
Dates TBA | Coney Island
Get ready to rock out on Thursday nights. Mark your calendar and pack your picnic basket for this free weekly concert series off Surf Avenue in Coney Island. Past musicians include Huey Lewis, Chicago, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Cheap Trick, and Smokey Robinson.
Brighton Jubilee Festival
August 24 | Brighton
This buzzing multi-block celebration of diversity in south Brooklyn attracts people from all over Brooklyn and all over the world. Get ready for a musical entertainment stages and delicious street fair food and vendors at one of Brooklyn's biggest summer events.
Battle Week at the Old Stone House
Dates TBA | Old Stone House
Old Stone House in Prospect Park commemorate the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War and other important moments in the battle for independence. Join history talks and other daily events at the historic building.
Dates TBA | Commodore Barry Park
An festival fostering a culture of open-minded, non-confirming, and alternative experiences featuring live musical performances, art, skateboarding, custom bike shows, NYC's best food trucks, and more. "The most multicultural festival in the US." --New York Times
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sep. 15 â€“ Sep. 21 | Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
The borough burgeoning with authors brings a festival of Brooklyn's literary culture that includes a variety of author appearances, readings, discussions, parties, and fun for book lovers of all ages. Spot literary stars and find emerging authors at this free public event.
DUMBO Arts Festival
Dates TBA | DUMBO
Get lost in Brooklyn's three day celebration of visual and performance art bringing together over 400 artists from disciplines including music, digital art, film, puppetry, poetry outdoor and indoor visual art instillations. Check out this free public event in New York's cool arts neighborhood.
Brooklyn Academy of Music: Next Wave Festival
Dates TBA | BAM Harvey Theater
Emerging artists and modern masters come together in an innovative display of music, dance, visual art, film, theatre and opera and other performances at BAM's signature fall festival.
Park Slope Halloween Parade
October 31 | 14th Street and Seventh Avenue
Put on your costumes and bring the kids. Touted as the nation's largest children's Halloween parade, this family-friendly neighborhood begins the candy-filled and spooky march at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Pepper Festival
Dates TBA | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Celebrate fall with a hot event. Along with chile peppers, the festival now includes a delicious tribute to chocolate. Enjoy tastings, artisan delights, cooking demonstrations, fire breathers, live musical performances and other exciting family-friendly activities.
Coney Island Turkey Trot
November 27 | Coney Island
Participate in the 5k â€śfun runâ€ť before Thanksgiving for trot along the scenic Coney Island oceanfront. All registered participants get a sweatshirt and early finishers get a chance to win a free Butter Ball Turkey!
Philips Norelco Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center
Dates TBA | Barclays Center
Get your tickets for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic awareness event and support a great cause while cheering for your favorite early-season college tournament competitors.
Holiday Lights in Brooklyn
All Month | Various Locations
Quaint neighborhoods and historic areas like Borough Halls shine with holiday cheer. Or visit Dyker Heights for a professionally done and near competitive neighborhood light extravaganza.
Holiday Store Windows on Fifth Avenue
Holiday Season | Fifth Avenue, NYC
Extravagant New York City department stores put plenty planning and lots of cheer into a long-standing tradition of holiday window displays. Stroll along 5th Avenue from mid-November to early December for picture-perfect panoramas and magical designs that capture the joy of the season.
New Years Eve
December 31 | Times Square
Join the festivities in Times Square and bring in the New Year with the jam-packed and cheery crowd as it counts down and millions tune in to join the celebration.