San Gennaro Festival

Street Carnival in New York City

Rowdy, loyal crowds descend on the narrow streets of Little Italy for carnival games, sausage-and-fried-peppers sandwiches, deep-fried Oreos and more Italian treats than you can stomach in one evening. Held over 10 days in mid-September, it remains an old-world tradition; 2017 marked the festival's 90th year.