Saturday July 27, 2019
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Randall’s Island Park

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Tickets on sale now!

Weekend Combo Tickets (admission to CURLFEST® on Sat 7/27 and CURLFEST Roller Set on Sunday 7/28) are still available! A ticket is required for entry, and guests without tickets will be denied access, so be sure to grab your tickets today!




Beauty Row

Enjoy unique experiences with your favorite brands!


CURLFEST Marketplace

Shop our hand-picked selection of artisans and designers!


Empowerment Stage

Be inspired by empowering voices in our culture!


Main Stage

Show off your best moves while our DJs spin on stage!

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Eats & Treats

Taste a variety of international cuisines at our food trucks!


Arts District

Watch paintings come to life, and win one via silent auction!


Braid Nation

Learn how to use Shine & Jam Magic Fingers for Braiders to perfect your braided styles!


Photo Booth

Snap and share a photo at the CURLFEST Photo Booth, presented by Jamaican Mango & Lime!




Getting to Randall’s Island


Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 125th street and Lexington Avenue. Transfer from the NW corner of 125th & Lexington to the M35 bus. The M35 bus runs to the Island from there.


If you are not a partner, sponsor or participant working the festival do not drive because there is no parking. Use “20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035″ in your GPS. Once on the RFK Triborough Bridge, follow signs to Randall’s Island. The toll is $8.50 to enter the island. There is no toll upon exiting. 


plus more to come!

Got Questions?

Will additional tickets go on sale?

No. Tickets are currently sold out.

Do I need a ticket?

Yes. No really, you do this year. At Prospect Park there was no physical barrier to entry, but at our 2019 festivals, a ticket is required to gain entry.

Will there be food and drinks?

There will be more food vendors than ever at this year’s CURLFEST! And for the first time, beer and wine will be served at the festival! There will also be non-alcoholic beverages and water stations available.

Can I bring alcohol?

No. You are not allowed to bring alcohol to CURLFEST®.

What not to bring

Any coolers over 30 quarts (you won’t want to carry it anyway)

Weapons of ANY kind (regardless of permit)

Drugs of any kind or drug paraphernalia

Alcohol (there will be beer and wine served at the festival!)

Unsecured wigs and weaves. Don’t become a gif.

Tobacco/smoking products of any kind (including e-cigs, vape, etc.)

Glass containers of any kind

Fireworks, sparklers or other incendiary devices

Pets (unless you are a person with disabilities requiring a service animal)

The friend with the bad attitude who never smiles in pictures

Large luggage


Glass containers of any kind

Drones or hover cameras unless previously approved

A table, chairs, and a sign to set up a rogue vendor table. Don’t get embarrassed by security. Unauthorized vendors who are not participating through the festival will be removed from the premises.

Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of attendees, and/or inflict damage upon people and goods.

Cash & Credit Cards

There will be ATMs on site to ensure you have enough cash for your food, drinks and shopping throughout the day! Most vendors accept credit cards, but avoid credit card downtime or technical issues by carrying cash.