New York City is the home of many street fairs, including Madison Square Mark't, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party and Summer Streets. The fairs are typically held during the spring and summer months.
Due to New York's diverse ethnic population, the city hosts many festivals that celebrate its blend of unique cultural heritages. The Feast of San Gennaro, for example, is an 11-day celebration of Italian food and culture that is held in Little Italy. The Bastille Day festival, held in July, celebrates the liberation of the Bastille in 1789, an event that sparked the beginning of the French Revolution. The event includes French foods, such as crepes, pastries, cheeses and wines. The Bastille Day festival also features French-themed entertainment, including cancan dancers.