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13 Summer Food Festivals in Westchester You Won’t Want to Miss

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Savor the delicious and diverse flavors of Westchester County this summer at these upcoming food festivals and fairs.

Attending a festival spotlighting assorted cuisines while enjoying games and music is the perfect plan for any summer day. While mingling with friends and celebrating the various cultures of Westchester residents, you can try culinary specialties like lobster tacos and carefully crafted ciders at these upcoming summer food festivals.

Festa Italiana

Saint Anthony of Padua Church, West Harrison
June 3, 6 p.m. to midnight; June 4, 5 p.m. to midnight; June 5, 2-10 p.m.

Feast on authentic Italian cuisine while enjoying traditional music, games, and crafting activities for kids. This celebration of Italian heritage will feature vendors selling a variety of Italian food, wine, and desserts.

Asian American Heritage Festival 

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 4, 12-6 p.m.

The 25th annual Asian American Heritage Festival will feature experts in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines, dances, music, and art. Observe martial arts and lion dance performances while snacking on various dumplings, pho, curries, bánh mì, pancakes, and dozens of other delicacies from local Asian chefs. Children will enjoy Chinese paper cutting, origami lessons, balloon sculptures, and face painting, while adults wander through vendors selling cultural artifacts and handmade goods.

Albanian Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 5, 12-6 p.m.

Enjoy authentic Albanian cuisine, beverages, sports, and games while listening to live performances of traditional Albanian music by Gerona Hyska, Edmond Nikolla, and others.

Westchester Magazine’s 2022 Wine & Food Festival

Throughout Westchester County
June 6-11

For food lovers in Westchester County, nothing hits the spot quite like our very own Wine & Food Festival. This year, the festivities are bigger and better than ever, with events like Party on the Pier at Playland on June 8, Burger & Beer Blast on June 9, and a wine collectors’ dinner on June 10. Of course, local foodies know that the crowning event is the Grand Tasting Village on Saturday, June 11 at Kensico Dam Plaza. Come hungry…for you certainly won’t leave that way.

Hispanic Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 10, 12-6 p.m.

This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government. Visit the county’s website for more information.

Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, North Broadway and Shonnard Place, Yonkers
June 17, 6-10 p.m.; June 18, 1-10 p.m.; June 19 1-7 p.m.

This annual tradition, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Youth Association, makes a timely return after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the culture and heritage of Ukraine. Yonkers, the home of the largest Ukrainian population in Westchester, will host traditional dancers and musicians at the festival, along with an exquisite selection of Ukrainian street food and hearty dishes. Carnival rides and games will accompany the scrumptious spread, and 100% of proceeds will go toward Ukrainian relief organizations that are providing support throughout the ongoing conflict.

Italian Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 24, 12-6 p.m.

BATES @ Yonkers Brewery

Yonkers Brewery Company, 92 Main St, Yonkers
June 25 at 7 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy a night of creative foods and craft beers brewed in Yonkers while listening to BATES, a rock band from Westchester. The funky guitar solos will pair perfectly with a coconut shrimp appetizer or summertime fish taco, and as you enjoy BATES’s bluesy tunes, sip on ​​one of the beers on tap like “Squeezin’ Down the Lime” or “Less Is S’Mores.”

 

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African American Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
June 26, 12-6 p.m.

The 36th annual African American Heritage Day will feature traditional African dances, songs, and delicious foods from many regions and cultures across the continent.

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Mayor’s Park, Cold Spring
August 6 and 7

Pack the whole family and a picnic blanket into the car for a full day of live entertainment, arts and crafts, and, most importantly, a delectable variety of food and drinks just north of Westchester County. Sip (or swig) on an assortment of acclaimed wines, spirits, and ciders while sampling mouthwatering and unique finds from local vendors at this summer food festival. You can stop by the Dutchess Dog House’s food truck, devour a colorful array of handmade macarons from Trés Bon Macaron, or pick up a gift for a spice lover at Big Guy Hot Sauce.

Indian Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
August 7, 12-6 p.m.

This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government. Visit the county’s website for more information.

Jewish Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
August 21, 12-6 p.m.

This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government. Visit the county’s website for more information.

Muslim Heritage Day

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
August 28, 12-6 p.m.

This heritage festival is part of a series hosted by Westchester County Government. Visit the county’s website for more information.

Related: There’s So Much to Do Outside at Kensico Dam Plaza

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