Spring Awakening: Not-To-Be-Missed Outdoor Events on Long Island

Spring into fun with these outdoor Long Island events!

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Celebrate the spring season with family and friends at an outdoor event!

Photo by: John VanderHaagen via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to start coming out of your winter season shell and get outside to enjoy the fresh air, nature and all that the spring season entails. From going on a nature walk, to enjoying an outdoor concert, to taking a boat ride on Long Island waters, there is so much to do, and so many exciting events to attend, right here on the Island.
 
Take a look below at some of these outdoor events scheduled to take place this season on L.I.!
 
Talk & Tour: Early Spring Walk at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, April 2nd at 2 PM
Free Event
Enjoy a 45 minute stroll through Old Westbury Gardens led by a knowledgeable master gardener. Please meet at West Porch Beech where the tour will start.
 
A Spring Thing at the William Floyd Estate
245 Park Drive, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Sunday, April 2nd from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
631-399-2030
Free Event
Join us on this two mile walk and observation of all things spring! Keep an eye out for early flowers, migrating birds, new scents and more!
 
Arbor Day Family Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Saturday, April 29th - Sunday, April 30th from 11 AM - 5 PM
516-922-9200
$20 Per Vehicle
Learn about protecting the environment all while having a blast at this event held featuring fun activities for kids like face painting, a petting zoo and more!
 
17th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival at Heckscher Park
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, May 7th from 11 AM - 4 PM
631-351-3000
Free Event
Don't miss out on this floral festival fit for the whole family featuring over 20,000 tulips, activity booths for kids, stage performances and more!
 
8th Annual Montauk Music Festival at Montauk Village Green
742 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
Thursday, May 18th - Sunday, May 21st 
631-668-5077
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Listen to up-and-coming artists play music from all different genres against the beautiful backdrop of the beach.
 
21st Annual Downtown Riverhead Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival
Between Roanoke Avenue & East Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 28th from 12 PM - 5 PM
631-727-0900
Free Event
Immerse yourself in the creative spirit at this artsy event featuring street painting, live music, food trucks, a craft fair and more!
 
The Peony Path Tour at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Hwy between Manor Lane & Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, June 4th at 10:30 AM & 1 PM
631-854-0939
$10 Per Adult; $8 Per Senior; $12 Day Of Event
Learn about the history, art and horticulture of the lovely peony at this event at the Sagtikos Manor. There will be music, gifts, refreshments and a plant sale.
 
6th Annual Boater’s Maritime Festival at Harborfront Park
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, June 10th - Sunday, June 11th from 11 AM - 6 PM
631-473-4724
Free Event
Partake in a fun weekend full of water activities, fishing seminars, boat shows, a clam eating contest, harbor cruises and more at this annual event! 
 
Riverhead Medieval Festival at Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Campground
3186 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, June 10th - Sunday, June 11th from 12 PM - 5 PM
$10 Per Adult; $5 Per Child Ages 4 - 12; Under Age 4 Free
Experience what it was like back in Medieval times during this weekend festival with tournaments, a fashion show, food, a maypole dance and much more!