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Red Hook Fest

Hook Arts Media is thrilled to announce that Red Hook Fest will return this year with music and dance live from Red Hook.

For more than 30 years, Red Hook’s largest annual cultural event has brought neighbors, professional artists, young people, and community organizations together as co-creators in a much-beloved summer tradition.

Stay tuned for more information about festival events in 2024!

Red Hook Fest

Opening Ceremony

Friday | May 31 | 5 pm ET | PS15

The 31st Annual Red Hook Fest kicks off with a dance party and community barbecue at PS15. With activities, free food, and great music, the opening night event will be a fun neighborhood gathering for the whole family.

Mainstage Event

Saturday | June 1 | 2 pm ET | Valentino Park & Pier

The festivities will continue on Saturday, June 1st with mainstage events at Valentino Park and Pier. Hook Arts Media proudly partners with local nonprofits around Red Hook in addition to other NYC community organizations and agencies to provide free resources and family-friendly activities. Parents can enjoy the festival while kids delight in scavenger hunts, kayaking on the harbor, art classes, and face painting. The summer festival will come to a close with a headliner performance as the sun sets on one of Brooklyn’s most scenic neighborhoods.

With a stunning array of professional and pre-professional performers in addition to activities, community resources, and delicious local dishes, Hook Arts Media is thrilled to host this return to Valentino Park & Pier.

See the lineup and learn more about this year’s festival at!

Let us Know You’re Coming

We’re happy to announce our partnership with DoNYC! Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing on their event page* to stay in the loop about important Red Hook Fest updates.

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*RSVP is not required in order to attend the festival.

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Keep Up with Hook Arts Media

Hook Arts Media has proudly produced the annual Red Hook Fest since the early 1990s, and while we are happy to present FREE world-class performances to the public, it is neither an inexpensive or simple endeavor. For nearly 30 years, we’ve brought this wonderful event to our community. If you can, please consider donating to Hook Arts Media today. Your support will help us invite more artists and provide more opportunities for emerging young artists. Most importantly, your support will help us keep Red Hook Fest free and accessible to the public for many more decades to come!

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Support Red Hook Fest

Hook Arts Media produces the annual Red Hook Fest, bringing world-class artists to our Red Hook community at no cost to the audience. As a small nonprofit, this festival is neither simple nor inexpensive to produce. Please donate to help bring our beloved festival back for years to come! Just $5.75/month can provide MetroCards for a dozen participating artists.


Red Hook Fest is made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The O’Connell Family Foundation, News12, and DoNYC.

Special thanks to Dancing in the Streets for supporting the participation of It’s Showtime NYC! performers during the festival.

Funding for It’s Showtime NYC!, a program of Dancing in the Streets, provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs  in partnership with the City Counci, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Club Culture Foundation, the Foley Hoag Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.