Brooklyn plays hosts to a huge array of festivals and events throughout the year that highlight the city's vibrant culture. At the annual Northside Festival, music lovers, artists, film makers and innovators come together for seven days packed with concerts, viewings, panel discussions and interactive exhibits. Each August, Commodore Barry Park becomes the home of the Afropunk festival, hailed as one of the country's "most multicultural festivals" and one of the most popular Brooklyn music festivals. Another is the 90s Fest, a street festival featuring top performers of the decade, like Blind Melon, Coolio and Lisa Loeb.
Celebrate Brooklyn is another one of the most beloved Brooklyn events. The scenic amphitheater of Prospect Park hosts world-renowned jazz artists, the hippest indie-rock bands and classic funk groups, and the free admission makes it one of the most popular festivals in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is also home to many food festivals, including Smorgasburg, an April event highlighting nearly 100 of the city's best restaurants and bars. Wine connoisseurs look forward to Brooklyn Uncorked each year in May, and the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island each summer draws both competitive eaters and curious onlookers alike.