When you think of a street fair, what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine a few food vendors and some rides. You might even picture a small stage with a live band. Chances are you don’t envision an event with half a million people, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Atlantic Antic Festival in Brooklyn, New York. Since its creation in 1974, this longstanding tradition has brought locals and visitors to Atlantic Avenue for a celebration of culture, cuisine, and community. It’s perfect for a fun day out with family and friends! Here are some things you should know before you go.
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About the 2017 Atlantic Antic Festival
Often referred to as the “mother of all street fairs,” the Atlantic Antic spans four Brooklyn neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. It’s a one-of-a-kind event where local artists, crafters, food purveyors, and performers come to kiss summer goodbye. This year, the festival returns to Brooklyn on Sunday, September 24th from 12 to 6 p.m. Be sure to check the Atlantic Antic website for details.
Wondering what to expect from the Atlantic Antic? We’ve got you covered. Those who are 21 and over can sip on Antic Amber from Sixpoint Brewery, served up and down the street in sidewalk pubs. Or head to one of the Avenue’s 15 stages for some awesome live music. Foodies, be sure to come hungry; the festival offers classic street eats like sausage sandwiches and roasted corn as well as Italian, Vietnamese, and Caribbean cuisine from local restaurants.
If you’re in the mood for a little retail therapy, you’re in luck! The Atlantic Antic offers unique merchandise from over 500 vendors and 100 local merchants. Spend a few hours shopping and exploring, then take the kids to the family-friendly block for pony rides, face painting, book readings, and more. Whatever you choose to do, we promise your day at the festival will be one for the books. See you there!
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The Atlantic Antic Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year. (And with so much to do and see, it’s easy to understand why!) If you plan to attend this fall, be sure to book your stay at our Park Slope bed and breakfast. Our inn offers beautiful guest rooms, a spacious patio for relaxing, and an ideal location that’s just minutes from Atlantic Avenue. We’re even offering an Extended Stay Special for guests who want to see more of the city! So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!
Looking for even more family fun? Read our blog about the best Brooklyn street fairs!