LongIsland.com's 2014 June Family Fun Guide: Fairs & Festivals, Father's Day, & More Summer Fun!
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By Sandra Stelmach Published: May 30 2014
Welcome the sizzling summer with some seasonal and outdoor fun the whole family can enjoy!
June is the month that officially marks the beginning of the sizzling summer season and with it comes not only some fun in the sun but tons of fun-filled family events and celebrations.
With the school year coming to a close, many students will be taking on the next step in their lives as they graduate from high school and enjoy a last “hurrah” by attending prom before beginning summer vacation. Other students will be taking on the real world as they graduate from college.
Let’s also not forget about Dad this Father’s Day and be sure to show him how much you love, care and appreciate him for all the things he does for you and the family. From brunches to simple gift ideas, there’s something for everyone to do with Dad.
With high school and college graduations, weddings and Father’s Day, there are many great ways to celebrate the warm weather along with all the happy celebrations.
As those hot summer days head our way, pools are beginning to be opened as well as public pools for the season. From taking a boat ride on the Long Island Sound to soaking up some sun, it is important to remember sun safety to protect our skin for those UV rays as well as remembering boat safety.
Whether you’re looking to take a deep dive into summer, spend more time with Dad or simply take a rest with the family this month, we’ve got you covered with all the highlights here with LongIsland.com’s 2014 June Entertainment Guide packed with the hottest happenings the whole family can enjoy!
Fairs, Festivals & More Fun!
Summer is known for its countless fairs and festivals. Take your friends or the family for a ride or a night out on the town.
2nd Annual Centereach Spring Festival FREE
Mark Tree Road, Centereach, NY 11720
Sunday, June 8th - 10 AM to 6 PM
Don't miss out on the 2nd Annual Centereach Fair on June 8th along Mark Tree Road. Come rain or shine and enjoy over 200 vendors with unique items!
Smithtown Festival Day FREE
Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, June 1st - 10 AM
Come on down to Smithtown Festival Day to enjoy a fun-filled day with family while checking out our craft and art vendors.
Frank Cassata Family Foundation's 7th Annual Golf Classic
225 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, Muttontown, NY 11791
Monday, June 9th - 10:45 AM to 9:30 PM
Don't miss out on the Frank Cassata Family Foundation's 7th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 9th! The golf classic will support lung cancer research through the Elisabeth R. Woods Foundation. The event will take place at the Woodside Acres Golf & Country Club in Muttontown. See event listing for additional information.
Kings Park Day FREE
Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, June 14th - 10 AM to 4 PM
Don't miss out on Kings Park Day for the town’s annual street fair in honor of celebrating Kings Park! Listen to music, eat some delicious food, shop at our craft vendors, enjoy rides and check out local businesses with specials all day long! Raffle prizes and activities for all ages. See event listing for additional information.
Harborfest Dock Day & Craft Festival at Port Washington Dock FREE
Lower Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Sunday, June 1st - 10 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy a craft show, art in the park, musical entertainment, talent show, nautical exhibit, model boat regatta, food, continuous rides available onboard a water taxi and cruises on board the tall ship, and so much more!
13th Annual Franklin Square Spring Street Fair FREE
Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Sunday, June 1st - 10 AM to 5 PM
This annual street fair featured a giant craft fair with more than 100 craft and merchandise vendors, a giant car show, inflatable rides for kids, food, live entertainment and more!
Massapequa Community Street Fair FREE
Broadway between Veterans Blvd & Clark Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758
Sunday, June 1st - 11 AM to 6 PM
Don't miss out on the Massapequa Community Street Fair. Enjoy a variety of different street vendors with lots of unique items for sale.
North Fork Annual Boat Show at Mitchell Park Grounds & Marina FREE
115 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
Friday, June 6th - Sunday, June 8th - 10 AM to 6 PM
Come out to this local marina for some in water and display boats as well as nautical vendors and exhibits.
40th Annual Long Island Bavarian Festival
1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Saturday, June 7th - Sunday, June 8th - 2 PM to 10 PM
Enjoy live music in an Oktoberfest atmosphere including Schuhplattler performances by our adult and kindergruppe, German food specialties, German import booths as well as games, amusement and rides for the kids.
Syosset Spring Festival at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park FREE
7800 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, NY 11773
Saturday, June 7th - Sunday, June 8th - 11 AM to 6 PM
This fair will feature vendors of crafts, gifts, food and much more! Come down and support your community.
Babylon Village Spring Fling FREE
Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702
Friday, June 6th - Sunday, June 8th
Come on down to enjoy entertainment, art displays, dance performances, cutest canine contest and plenty of food and fun! Also enjoy the sidewalk sale! See event listing for specific times.
Woodstock Revival at the Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
Sunday, June 8th - 12 PM to 6:30 PM
$20 in advance/$25 at gate
Enjoy different artists playing the music of The Who, Santana, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Band and many more. Rain or shine!
Outdoor Craft/Vendor Fest at the North Shore Jewish Center FREE
385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Sunday, June 8th - 10 AM to 4 PM
Come on down to this special shopping extravaganza featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their unique items.
1st Annual Street Fair On The Green at Wantagh Park
1 King Road, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, June 14th - Sunday, June 15th - 10 AM to 6 PM
$10 Parking Fee For Non-Residents
Enjoy this unique family shopping destination where consumers can interact with and buy directly from emerging and established artisans and vendors. All vendors offer their handmade and hand-picked items at recognizable savings. Come meet us with your family and friends and have a relaxing, unique and fun filled shopping experience.
6th Annual Port Jefferson Green Fest FREE
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, June 14th - 12 PM to 5 PM
Educate, inform, entertain and enlighten people on how to make choices for a “Greener” world. Festival will include a green market, local hybrid dealers, local musicians and solar vendors.
Mattituck Lions Club 60th Strawberry Festival
1175 Route 48, Mattituck, NY 11952
Thursday, June 12th - Sunday, June 15th
This festival will feature music, rides, ethnic foods, shortcake, arts and crafts, and plenty of great vendors. "Hulling of the Berries" will take place Thursday evening and fireworks will take place Friday and Saturday night. Free for dads on Father's Day! Come rain or shine! See event listing for additional information.
Long Island Comic Con at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindberg Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
Saturday, June 14th - Sunday, June 15th - 10 AM
Enjoy a weekend at this Long Island Comic Con featuring a film festival, art show, car show, special performances, toys and collectibles, celebrities and more! See event listing for more information.
Pirate Festival and Classic Boat Show at Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
Saturday, June 14th - Sunday, June 15th - 11 AM to 6 PM
Come dressed in your best pirate fear and receive a special gift at the Long Island Maritime Museum's Pirate Festival and Classic Boat Show. Children 5 and under get in for free!
Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches Spring Fair FREE
Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Saturday, June 14th - 9 AM to 6 PM
Come celebrate spring with the local community of Center Moriches hosted by The Chamber of Commerce for their annual Moriches Spring Fair.
Long Island Caribbean American Heritage Festival FREE
Eisenhower Park, Field 6, Merrick and Stewart Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, June 14th - 2 PM to 9 PM
Celebrate the artistic and cultural richness of the Caribbean-American communities that play an important part in the fabric of Long Island. Highlights of the day will comprise entertainment, food from across the Caribbean American diaspora, as well as adult and children activities including a golf tournament. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the auto showcase featuring latest makes and models from local businesses.
1st Annual Island Park Street Fair FREE
147 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558
Saturday, June 21st - Sunday, June 22nd - 10 AM to 6 PM
Enjoy a family fun-filled day featuring a unique family shopping destination where consumers can interact with and buy directly from the established local artisans and high quality gift vendors.
Rockville Centre Street Fair FREE
North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Sunday, June 22nd - 11 AM to 4 PM
Come out to the Annual Rockville Centre Street Fair for a day filled with fun and entertainment. This event has been running for 20 years and has a variety of Art & Craft vendors, store front participation and food. The show runs rain or shine.
Beer Field Craft Beer & Music Festival at the Pennysaver Amphitheater
55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville, NY 11738
Saturday, June 21st
Don't miss out on the Beer Field Craft Beer & Music Festival at the Pennysaver Amphitheater. This event will start off the summer concert series, featuring a performance by MATISYAHU. See event listing for additional information.
Heckscher Outdoor Festival at Heckscher State Park
1 Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY
Saturday, June 21st - Sunday, June 22nd
$8 vehicle use fee
Don't miss out on the Heckscher Outdoor Festival and enjoy live animals, pony rides, music, fun games, arts and crafts and more!
Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival FREE
243 Cantiague Rock Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, June 22nd - 11 AM to 3:30 PM
The Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship features team competition and family fun. Visitors can watch the competition, partake in family fun activities including a kids play zone, live music and a number of food eating contests for fun and prizes. Proceeds go to benefit local hunger relief charities.
St. Anthony's Family Festival at Trinity Regional School FREE
1025 5th Avenue, East Northport, NY 11731
Wednesday, June 25th - Sunday, June 29th
Festival will feature rides, games, food and refreshments. Fireworks will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. See event listing for specific times.
Paddle Battle LI at Peconic River
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, June 26th - 7:30 AM
$50 per person/ $65 on race day
Help raise money for two East End not-for-profits by taking part in this paddle battle where there will be stand up paddle boarders, kayakers, and canoeists from Long Island are set to paddle.
Father’s Day Celebrations
Show Dad how much you appreciate for all the things he does.
Father’s Day Beer Tasting and Sliders at Waters Crest Winery
22355 County Road 48, Suite 6, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Sunday, June 15th - 2 PM to 4 PM
Celebrate Dad by taking him out to try out different brews on tap as well as some wine all while enjoying some delicious sliders to with beer.
Father’s Day Car Show and Swap Meet at Merrick Train Station FREE
Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
Sunday, June 15th - 9 AM to 4 PM
Bring Dad out to see hundreds of cars and plenty of fun for everyone with vendors, food, live music and kids rides.
Father’s Day Hike at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Sunday, June 15th - 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Celebrate Father’s Day with a moderate paced hike along the hilly trails of the park. Learn all about local animals and plants along the way!
Father’s Day at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Sunday, June 15th - 10 AM to 4 PM
FREE FOR DADS
Have some family fun while fishing, feeding the trout and viewing the two indoor aquariums.
Father’s Day Rocket Building at Center for Science Teaching & Learning
1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Sunday, June 15th - 10 AM to 1 PM
$20 per child/ $5 adults/ FREE FOR DADS
Take dad to explore his inner craftiness. Learn all about rockets and build your own with dad. Then, launch your rocket together for an unforgettable Father’s Day!
Celebrate Father’s day at Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington NY 11743
Sunday, June 15th - 11 AM to 5 PM
In recognition of Father's Day, fathers and grandfathers are invited to visit the Museum admission free on their special day.
Father’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Library Cafe
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, June 15th - 10 AM to 3 PM
Adults: $21.95/ Kids: $10.95
Take Dad out for a delicious buffet with the family featuring all types of dishes that will get you energized for more fun activities for the rest of the day!
Adventure with Dad at The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, June 15th - 12 PM to 5 PM
$9 for Adults/ $7 for Seniors/ $4 for Children/ FREE FOR DADS
Enjoy a historic adventure with Dad. See a collection of more than 4000 sculptures, paintings and prints as well as a collection of over 200 horse drawn carriages. Educational programs and interactive tours are also available throughout the days.
Charity & Benefit Events
There are many great things happening this summer that not only are filled with fun but also benefit local charities and organizations. For a look at more ways you can do to make a difference, be sure to check out our Charity Events & Benefits Page.
Long Island Adventure Race at Veterans Memorial Park Calverton
Rt 25 - Across from Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton, NY 11933
Sunday, June 1st - 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Take part in this 5K adventure with obstacles, mud pits and many more surprises! See event listing for additional information.
15th Annual Hounds on the Sound at Memorial Park
Just Off Route 25A, West of Port Jefferson Ferry, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Sunday, June 8th - 10 AM to 3 PM
The event will feature live music, food, vendors, contests, raffles and prizes. In addition, there will be companion animals up for adoption from Save-A-Pet, in hopes that they will find a loving family to take them into their home.
Splashes of Hope 5th Annual Great South Bay Cruise
41 River Road, Sayville, NY 11782
Saturday, June 21st - 11 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy a day beginning on the Great South Bay at Kingston’s Clam Bar for cocktail hour followed by a cruise on the bay to Sailor’s Haven for lunch and live music. The day ends with an intriguing adult-themed stop at Cherry Grove! See event listing for additional information.
Free Live Music
Enjoy live music performances from local bands and artists at Martha Clara Vineyards located at 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901.
2 Man Acoustical Jam
Sunday, June 1st - 2 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, June 7th - 2 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, June 14th - 1 PM to 4 PM
Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam
Sunday, June 15th - 2 PM to 5 PM
Ed Travers Band
Saturday, June 21st - 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, June 22nd - 1 PM to 4 PM
Rock Stars From Mars
Saturday, June 28th - 2 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, June 29th - 1 PM to 4 PM
Warm Weather Fun
Summer is here and there’s no better way of enjoying the warm weather than outside doing the things you love. Soak in some sun with these relaxing and adventurous activities.
Go To a Local Park
Trees and flowers blooming and nature has come back to life, there’s no better way to experience the beauty of it all than at Long Island’s parks! With so many parks, there are plenty of things to do:
Go To The Museum
Take some time to visit a local museum and take a tour of some of the most interesting places on Long Island while also learning about the history.
Go To The Beach
Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, taking a dive in the sound or just enjoying the sound of the waves hitting against the shore, take advantage of some of the beautiful beaches on the north and south shores.
Have a BBQ
Be sure to check out a local farmers market to grab some fresh fruits and produce for some delightful dishes at your summer gathering.
With water all around us, make the most of it by enjoying a day out on the Sound.
Still not sure how to make the most out of June? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to check out our Things To Do Section for fun that can be enjoyed all week long, and don’t forget to head over to our jam-packed Events Calendar for the hottest happenings of the month!
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Tell us what you have planned in the comments below!
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