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Coney Island Fireworks, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and More July 4th Events in Brooklyn

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Coney Island Fireworks, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and More July 4th Events in Brooklyn

Ready to celebrate the Fourth of July? Here are three ways to celebrate Independence Day in Brooklyn, NYC.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship

Where: 1310 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn

When: July 4, 2023, at 10 a.m.

Join New Yorkers for the iconic Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Watch the world’s top competitive eaters battle it out at noon on July 4th, 2023. Sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, this renowned event attracts thousands. Witness the attempt to break the current record of 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, held by Joey Chestnut. The contest takes place at Maimonides Park, located at Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Don’t miss this free public event! Learn more about Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship.

Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: Coney Island Beach

When: July 4, 2023, at 10 p.m.

A free and open-to-all event held on the Riegelmann Boardwalk at the scenic Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, the Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks show will kick off at dusk. Following the thrilling Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship, stay to witness the mesmerizing display of fireworks. Enjoy the spectacle from the boardwalk as the show ignites at approximately 10 p.m., creating a dazzling exhibition that captivates for around 15 minutes. 

Lobster Fest NYC

Where: Coney Art Walls, 3050 Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn

When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 · 3 – 10pm 

Indulge in a delectable treat during your visit to NYC for the 4th of July: lobster! Don’t miss the annual Lobster Fest NYC, usually scheduled on July 2nd at Coney Art Walls. This vibrant Brooklyn event, hosted by the renowned local radio station Hot 97, offers complimentary lobster and crab-inspired dishes from 3pm to 5pm, as well as complimentary tequila from 3pm to 4:30pm. Explore a variety of creative and mouthwatering lobster delicacies available from local vendors, perfect for the entire family. Make sure to mark your calendar for this must-attend event, starting at 3pm and continuing until 10 p.m. Learn more about Lobster Fest NYC 2023.

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