New York August 2021 Events

New York August 2021 Events

Explore New York this August as the City Gets Back to Normal

Average temperature low and high: 69°-84°
August is a generally pleasant time to visit New York, especially this year, as the city is filled with life since Covid restrictions were eased and mask mandates lifted in May. It's summer's peak, but with temps milder than seen in southern cities see. However, August tends to bring a good bit of humidity to the Big Apple, averaging between 50% and 75% depending on the time of day.

August Event Calendar

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Embrace the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival to indulge in new exotic, smoked meats, such as alligator, lamb, bison, and more. The one-day event also features seminars in the Tasting Theatre with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters from the deep South. Get your general admission ticket for $89 for a four-hour slot.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is not only known for her diverse musical artistry, she is also known for spectacular live performances. Tickets are going fast. Buy your tickets here.

New York Rum Fest

New York Rum Fest

Rum for all, and all for rum: this year marks the fourth annual New York Rum Fest. Hosted by The Rum Lab, the 2-day event is open for all rum lovers to attend. Whether you’re in the business or simply an enthusiast, this is the event for you. Day one consists of education programing held at the Astor Center and the fun continues on day two with tasting events and symposiums. 

New York Events in August

Concerts

Sports

Theater & Headliners

Nightclubs

Sun, Aug 01 at Avant Gardner Alegria Pride 2021
Thu, Aug 05 at Marquee DJ Snake
Fri, Aug 06 at Marquee Deorro
Sat, Aug 07 at Avant Gardner Mayan Warrior (Full Art Car) - Brooklyn Mirage
Sat, Aug 07 at Marquee VICE
Fri, Aug 13 at Avant Gardner Louis The Child
Fri, Aug 13 at Marquee Dzeko
Sat, Aug 14 at Marquee Oliver Heldens
Sun, Aug 15 at Avant Gardner Vintage Culture Presents Só Track Boa
Fri, Aug 20 at Marquee Cedric Gervais
Sat, Aug 21 at Marquee Ookay DJ Set
Thu, Aug 26 at Avant Gardner Lane 8 - Brightest Lights Tour - Brooklyn, NY (Thursday)
August Club Events

Things to Do in New York in August

Go to a comedy club

Go to a comedy club
Laugh the night away at a comedy club and enjoy watching stand-up comedians crack jokes all night long! New York has a few comedy clubs to check out, like the Gotham Comedy Club in Chelsea, the West Side Comedy Club in the Upper West Side, the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich, and more. If you want to see professional, well-known stand-up comedians, check out the New York Comedy Club in Kips Bay.

Spend the day in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Spend the day in DUMBO, Brooklyn
DUMBO is a must-see neighborhood to visit in Brooklyn. With its hip cafe, trendy stores, and high-end restaurants, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Make sure to check out Jane’s Carousel, the indoor carousel that has a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline; and don’t forget to take a picture under the Brooklyn Bridge!