Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
Aired live on ESPN, rivals Takeru Kobayashi of Japan and reigning champion Joey Chestnut of California will face off. After last year's tiebreaker, who will win the Mustard Belt this year? The pre-show begins at 10:30. Saturday, July 4. 12 p.m. Coney Island, Corner of Surf & Stillwell Avenues.
38th Annual International African Arts Festival
Now in its 38th year, the International African Arts Festival takes over Commodore Bayy Park today through the weekend and features live music, dance, spoken word performances, African marketplace, showcase performances, fashion, and hair shows. The event is rain or shine and a donation is suggested. Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Commodore Barry Park at Park Avenue and Navy Streets in Downtown Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Flea takes place in Ft. Greene on Saturday and its historic Brooklyn Bridge location on Sunday. Both locations feature a great mix of vintage, antiques, jewelry, and food. Saturday, June 27. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues. Sunday, June 28. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. In Dumbo underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at the corner of Water and New Dock Street.