LongIsland.com's 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Guide: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes & Celebrating with Parades, BBQs, Fairs and More!
Sometimes referred to as the “unofficial start to summer,” Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner and packed with things to do! From the much anticipated Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other high flyers, to the various parades and festivals taking place all across the Island, to bustling weekend farmers’ markets filled with fresh local produce and artisan foods, there is no lack of places to go, things to see and activities to participate in.
Take a look below to see what’s going on all weekend long on Long Island for Memorial Day 2017!
Parades, Fairs & Air Shows
1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Friday, May 26th - Monday, May 29th
$17 Per Adult; $12 Per Vet/Senior; $6 Per Child (5-12)
Learn about Long Island's rich aviation history at this weekend long event celebrating the 75th anniversary of historic WWII events.
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th from 12 Pm - 5 PM
$10 Parking Fee
Watch as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Screamin Sasquatch, Golden Knights and others take to the skies for this annual air show!
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th from 10 AM - 4 PM
$12 Per Adult; $8 Per Seniors, Volunteer Firefighter, Persons with Disabilities and Children Ages 5-12; Free for Active Military & Children Age 4 & Under
Remember those we've lost with a ceremony, parade, brass band performance and more.
New Hyde Memorial Park, Lincoln Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Saturday, May 27th at 10 AM
Watch the parade as it moves along Jericho Turnpike to Village Hall to Memorial Park in observance of Memorial Day.
Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
Sunday, May 28th from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Join veterans, police officers, firefighters and the general public at this parade that ends at Greenfield Cemetery where wreaths will be placed.
Beginning on Rockaway Parkway, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Monday, May 29th from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Watch as the Valley Stream Memorial Day parade goes from Rockaway Parkway, north of Wheeler Avenue, to the Valley Stream library.
Lanier Lane & Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday, May 29th at 10 AM
Take part in this morning parade taking place on Memorial Day on the south shore.
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Monday, May 29th from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Watch the parade and enjoy ice cream, popcorn, lemonade, music and old fashioned games afterwards.
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th from 8 AM - 4 PM
Browse and buy some bargains on clothing, cosmetics, antiques, toys and more at this weekend market!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Saturday, May 27th from 9 AM - 4 PM
Take a look through vintage clothing, ceramics, furniture, jewelry and more for sale at this antique fair.
Hawkins Avenue (between Portion Road & Wittridge Road) Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, May 28th from 11 AM - 6 PM
Part of the proceeds from this street fair will be donated to local veterans' organizations.
East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 28th from 12 PM - 5 PM
Partake in this celebration of the arts with live music, drumming, street painting, dancing and more!
Rest Area at Dix Hills (Between Exit 51 & 52) Eastbound on LIE, Dix Hills, NY 11746
Friday, May 26th - Sunday, May 28th
Check out the food and fares of local Long Island producers at this rotating farmers' market.
16 S. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
Saturday, May 27th from 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Support local farmers, crafters, and other vendors at this farmers' market held rain or shine!
1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
Saturday, May 27th from 9 AM - 2 PM
Pick up certified organic produce, fresh fruit, pasta, pickles, gluten free breads and more at this farmers' market.
358 N Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY 11801
Saturday, May 27th from 11 AM - 5 PM
Don't miss out on this weekly craft fair and farmers' market held indoors at the Broadway Mall!
More MDW Fun
5801 Sunrise Hwy, Holbrook, NY 11741
Friday, May 26th - Monday, May 29th from 10 AM - 8 PM
Browse antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia, action figures and more at this nostalgia filled market!
745 Montauk Highway, NY 11954
Friday, May 26th - Sunday, May 28th from 10 AM - 6 PM
Enjoy a weekend of exploring original, handmade art ranging from sculpture to jewelry, to paintings and everything inbetween.
Wantagh Train Station Parking Lot, 3333 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, May 28th from 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event for Spectators
View Buicks of all model types and years at this Buick-specific car show taking place in the Wantagh Train Station Parking Lot.