The 2023 NYC Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Couple having fun at night on Broadway, New York City

If there were one New York City annual events calendar that could capture every interesting gathering taking place, it would be overwhelmingly large. Across the five boroughs, there’s so much to look forward to over the course of another calendar year. We’re breaking down some of the best places to look for them right here. From amazing festivals to new world-class productions, here’s our guide to the 2023 NYC events you won’t want to miss.

Big Apple Music Festivals

New York City is the home of tons of great concerts and festivals. Here are some examples that travelers can seek out in the upcoming year. For music festivals, you could check out Governor’s Ball from June 9th-11th, Electric Zoo from September 1st-3rd, and of course Central Park’s SummerStage, which brings free shows to the city’s best parks from June through October. 

New York City Food Festivals

While New Yorkers are famous for art and music, we are also equally well known for our voracious appetites. Among the many local food festivals taking place in 2023, we are most excited for: the Summer Fancy Food Show from June 24th-26th, The Feast of San Gennaro in September, and The New York City Wine & Food Festival in October. 

New Shows on Broadway

Not too far from Hotel 48LEX New York, Broadway is constantly bringing in new, world-class productions that draw excited crowds from all over. Some of the highly anticipated Broadway shows opening in 2023 include: Emerald Fennell and Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Bad Cinderella, which opens on February 17th, Josh Groban as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opening on February 26th, and Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ opening on March 2nd. 

Madison Square Garden Concerts

MSG is arguably the most iconic arena in the city. It promises to host another incredible year of Knicks and Rangers games, as well as killer concerts. Here are some we’re looking forward to: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on April 1st, Justin Bieber on June 13th and 14th, Sam Smith August 8th and 9th, Madonna August 23rd-27th, and of course Billy Joel has dates sprinkled throughout the year. 

The Holiday Season in Manhattan

New York City is remarkably romantic during the holidays. From 5th Avenue display cases to ice skating under the tree at Rockefeller Center, the traditions are plentiful and awe-inspiring. From enjoying these timeless attractions to cozying up at the city’s most attractive winter hideaways, you can have a fantastic time in NYC this time of year.