Top Things to Do Each Season in the New York City Area
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St. Patrick's Day celebrations, shopping at farmers' markets, Easter egg hunts, Earth day events, Mother's Day activities, farm festivals, and fun at zoos and nature centers.
Head to the beach, pick-your-own fresh berries, catch an outdoor concert, celebrate the Fourth of July, get your thrills at an amusement park, and hang out with pirates near the Hudson River.
Harvest festivals, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, Halloween events across the county, and activities that celebrate the many beautiful colors of the season.
Ice skating, skiing and snowboarding, cut-your-own Christmas trees, holiday festivals and shows, Breakfast with Santa, howling with wolves, maple sugaring, and more.
Rockland County, NY
Rockland may be a small county, but there's plenty of fun to be had throughout the year, from Orangeburg to New City to Stony Point and beyond.
Click below to see annual events by season, or download the full, interactive guide to seasonal fun in Rockland.
Ringling Bros. Circus comes to town, spring festivals and sheep-shearing celebrations, Earth Day activities, dinosaur days, fun on the farm, and living history demonstrations.
Rockland Boulders baseball games, Nyack's Famous Street Fair, the nearby Dutchess County Fair and New York Renaissance Faire, carousel rides, horseback riding, and much more.
Pick-your-own apples and make-your-own apple cider, Oktoberfest and harvest fairs, Halloween parade and trick-or-treat events, and more.
Ice skating, skiing and sledding, maple sugaring, a Princess Ball, Hanukkah and Christmas shows, IMAX movies and moon missions, and more.
Fairfield County, CT
Fairfield is our favorite county in Connecticut because there's always something fun for families to do. Plus, it's only a short drive to Mystic, New Haven, and Westchester counties, not to mention the big city!
Below you'll find the county's annual events by season, or download the full, interactive guide to seasonal fun in Fairfield.
Maple sugaring festivals, Party for the Planet at Beardsley Zoo, catch a Bridgeport Bluefish baseball game, celebrate the Fairfield Dogwood Festival, Lobster Days at the Mystic Seaport, Robin Hood Springtime Festival in New Haven, and more.
Pick-your-own berries, ride a carousel, hit the beach, play mini golf, tackle the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Soupstock in Shelton, watch Free Shakespeare in the outdoors, take a Marine Life Study Cruise, and more.
Norwalk's Oyster Festival, the CT Renaissance Faire, go apple picking, harvest fairs and festivals, Howl-o-Ween at the Beardsley Zoo and other Halloween events, the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford, and more.
Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival, Greenwich Reindeer Festival, The Nutcracker performances, skiing and snowboarding, the Holiday Express Train Show, seal watching on the Sound, a Winter Wonderland Children's Ball at Stepping Stones, and more.
Here at NYMetroParents, we've got everything you need to have a safe, fun, and festive fall and Halloween season. Whether it is pumpkin or apple picking, getting lost in a corn maze, making Halloween crafts or finding costumes and decorations, we're here to help.