The annual Festival of Independence returns to the South Street Seaport this weekend with two days of FREE music and fun, on July 3rd and again on July 4th. There’s music on two stages, plus food, fashion shows and more.
The “more”, of course, is the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks display, with two barges in the East River just off Pier 17 at the Seaport.
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This year’s Festival of Independence at the South Street Seaport event is in partnership with Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, with a dedicated stage on Fulton Street, where the a line-up ranges from rock to soul to hip-hop. The family-friendly music stage is at Peck Slip, with family entertainment in the afternoon leading to cool indie rock in the evening.
Smorgasburg at the Seaport, now in the Fulton Market Building, will be showcasing a variety of vendors offering globally-influenced cuisine in the Historic District, along with a new outdoor bar. Food and drink, of course, is not free.
Sunday, July 3rd on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street, 1pm to 9pm:
o Wild Nothing
o Yumi Zouma
o Public Access TV
Monday, July 4th on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street, 1pm to 9pm:
o Lee Fields and The Expressions
o Phony PPL
o Jonathan Toubin DJ set
Monday, July 4th on the Peck Slip Stage, 1pm to 8pm:
Live music performances with family entertainment during the afternoon leading into cool indie rock in the evening –
o Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends
o Marcus Monroe Juggling Show
o Tim and the Space Cadets
o The Lemon Twigs
o The Mystery Lights