August Festivals 2015: Brooklyn’s Finest!

Its already August. What have you done with your summer? If you’re like everyone else, you’ve probably spent time working and wandering into every establishment with central air. Don’t you want to get out, have a great time and enjoy all that the season has to offer?

If this time has been a little dull for you, don’t worry! Although summer is going by way too quickly, you can still have an amazing time. Why not try heading out to a music festival with some friends? These events are everywhere, and even better, you’ll find a few awesome ones in Brooklyn.

Check out some Brooklyn Festivals approaching this August:

Full Moon

Full Moon Festival (August 1)

The Full Moon Festival is making its debut in Bushwick, after 4 years on Governors Island. Why? They needed to accommodate the growing crowd.

The brand new location, Brooklyn Mirage, is a true oasis. The urban jungle with indoor and outdoor spaces reveals panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The venue is adorned with tropical flora, palm trees and beach sand. You’ll have a great time at this music fest/dance party!

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Beer Festival

Tap + Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Festival (August 14 and 15)

The third annual Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest is a two-day affair in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The first day starts out Friday with TapNight Out, featuring crawls to select pubs in the area. For the official daylong festival on Saturday there will be access to 45-50 craft beers and artisanal wines, with cuisine to satisfy every craving.

The party doesn’t stop there; guests will have a chance to keep the festival going with the annual Bad Boy vs. Roc-A-Fella themed dance party and a second stage that will feature a battle between 70s and 80s music.

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AFROPUNK (August 22 and 23)

A weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes await. That’s right, AFROPUNK is back! Described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” AFROPUNK’s popularity has seen a growth in attendees, with approximately 60,000 people flooding Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park last year.

The lineup for this year includes Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Kelis, Danny Brown and many more, making it the biggest undertaking of the festival yet.

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Jubilee Festival

The 39th Annual Brighton Jubilee Festival (August 30)

Dedicated to bridging the communication gap and celebrating diversity, the annual Brighton Jubilee festival attracts more than 125,000 people. Established 38 years ago, this has become a tradition for the residents, young and old alike. The multi-block festival features multiple entertainment stages, blocks of merchandise, informational booths, as well as kiddie rides and a variety of great food.

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