9 Great Things to Do in New York in June

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Now that summer is here (at least unofficially), kids are getting out of school, and the weather is warming up, there are a ton of fantastic things to do in New York in June.

From the arts to history and amazing food, there’s a bit of something for everyone to do during the month throughout New York state.

Here are a few of my top picks.

Country Living Fair in Rhineback – May 31 – June 2

Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhineback, the Country Living Fair offers the chance to experience everything that makes Country Living magazine so popular.

Visitors to the fair can participate in a variety of make and take crafting activities, meet the editors of the magazine, try delicious food, do a little shopping, and much more.

For more information, visit CountryLiving.com.

Canal Days in Fairport – May 31 – June 2

Canal Days in Fairport is now in its 43rd year and is one of the most popular arts festivals in the state.

Held along the remnants of the Erie Canal in the suburbs of Rochester, Canal Days brings together hundreds of artisans from near and far, meaning you are sure to find unique treasures here. In addition to shopping, there is great live music, a chicken BBQ, and even a rubber duck race!

Find out more about one of our top things to do in New York in June on the event’s website.

Taste of Syracuse in Syracuse – June 7-8

In early June, Taste of Syracuse will take over the city’s popular Clinton Square area. Dozens of the best restaurants from the region will be on hand showcasing their most popular menu items in the event’s 23rd year.

In addition to fantastic food, there will also be great live music headlined by the band Sugar Ray.

For more information, head over to the event’s website.

You can also check out the best Syracuse breweries after the event if you are looking for a great way to spend the evening.

The best things to do in New York in June

Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter – June 7-8

If you love country music, you won’t want to miss the Taste of Country Music Festival in the Catskills’ community of Hunter.

Considered the largest country music festival in the northeast, some of the most popular country artists will be performing in 2019 including Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Brook and Dunn.

Many visitors camp right on-site, which ensures that you won’t miss any of the great musical performances.

Find out more here.

Adirondacks Woof Stock in Chestertown – June 8-9

Adirondacks Woof Stock has the tag line “Peace, Paws and Music” and is a ton of fun for both canines and humans.

Bring your dog to this fun event and they’ll have the chance to participate in many different dog-friendly events like dock diving and frisbee catching.

For the humans, there are demonstrations from stunt and police dogs, live music, pet adoptions, and boat rides.

Find out more about this unique event on its website.

Allentown Art Festival in Buffalo – June 8-9

If you love art, you won’t want to miss the Allentown Art Festival in Buffalo, New York. Held in the historic Allentown neighborhood, this festival, which has been held annually since 1958, brings together some of the region’s best artists.

Visitors can browse many great works and purchase a piece or two that they especially enjoy. They will also be great food and a large number of buskers showcasing live entertainment for visitors to enjoy.

Find out more on the event’s website.

Avenue of the Americas Spring Fair in New York City – June 16

Fairs in New York City are always popular, and the annual Avenue of the Americas Spring Fair is no exception. On Saturday, June 16, the fair takes over the Avenue of the Americas and completely shuts down the street as tens of thousands of people flock here.

During the event, visitors can browse the more than 500 booths that are selling their wares, enjoy live music, great food from around the world, and more.

Find out more here.

Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival in Ballston Spa – June 21-23

The Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival is one of the best things to do in New York in June
Go for a ride in a hot air balloon at the Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival.

If you love hot air balloons and barbeque, then the Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival should be on your list of things to do in New York in June. Held near Saratoga Springs, this festival features half-a-dozen of the best BBQ chefs showcasing their talents and making delicious food.

There will also be 30 hot air balloons taking flight during the event, and you can even go for a ride in one if you’d like.

The event will also feature vendors and live entertainment.

Find out more on the event’s website.

Adirondack Food and Wine Festival in Lake George – June 29-30

The Adirondack Food and Wine Festival is one of the region’s largest summer events and returns to the Charles Wood Festival Commons in 2019.

During the event, visitors can sample more than 150 wines, spirits, beers, ciders, and meads. That means that no matter what type of alcoholic beverages you like, you’re sure to find something you’ll love during the event.

In addition to adult beverages, there will also be a ton of great food, live entertainment, and more.

Find out more at ADKWineFest.com.

Looking for more events in New York? Check out our picks for the topĀ things to do in New York in May and the best things to do in New York in July.

Do you have a favorite thing to do in New York in June that isn’t on this list? Let us know in the comments below.


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