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Long Island’s 2017 4th of July Weekend Guide: Fireworks, Parades, Concerts and More!

Show your patriotic side by celebrating the 4th of July at one of these festive events!

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How will you be celebrating Independence Day on Long Island?

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241 years ago, the United States of America started on its journey toward becoming what it is today with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Americans across the country on the 4th of July celebrate this national holiday with all sorts of patriotic fun and festivities ranging from spectacular fireworks displays, to thunderous parades, to nationalistic musical performances. Even though this year Independence Day falls on a Tuesday, there will be plenty of things to do all weekend long, and throughout Long Island, leading into the fourth.
 
Take a look below at the various activities and events taking place in celebration of Independence Day and figure out how it is that you want to spend the celebratory day!
 
Fireworks Shows & Displays
It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without brilliant fireworks shows and displays lighting up the night sky! If you’re looking to see some dazzling pyrotechnics this Independence Day, then be sure to check out the events below.
 
Captain Lou Fleet Jones Beach 4th of July Fireworks Sunset Cruise
31 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:45 PM
516-623-5823
$60 Per Person
Enjoy a sunset cruise featuring DJ entertainment, a cash bar, snack bar and a fireworks show starting at approximately 9:30 PM! Call for tickets and additional information!
 
Sapphire Princess 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Tuesday, July 4th at 7 PM
516-623-5823
$150 Per Adult 21+; $120 Per Child Under Age 21
Spend your 4th of July evening aboard the Sapphire Princess with dazzling fireworks bursting above, a delicious dinner buffet, a 4 hour open bar, DJ entertainment and more! Call today to secure your reservation!
 
Slomin’s Presents Freestyle Explosion Concert & Fireworks at Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Saturday, July 1st at 4 PM
631-676-7500
Call for Price Details
Come out and listen to freestyle while enjoying a fireworks display at the Pennysaver Amphitheater!
 
TD Bank's 2017 "Celebrate America" Fireworks & Show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, July 1st from 6 PM - 10 PM
516-572-0355
Free Event
Don't miss out on this fireworks spectacular in celebration on Independence Day in Eisenhower Park! Rain date is Sunday, July 2nd.
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Saturday, July 1st at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Sag Harbor's 2017 Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
21 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, July 1st at 9:30 PM
631-725-0567
Free Event
Make your way over to Marine Park, Haven’s Beach, Harbor’s Long Wharf or another great spot in Sag Harbor Village to view the much anticipated fireworks show by Grucci!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Sunday, July 2nd at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Follow The Leader: Guided Boating Excursion to the Orient Fireworks
62300 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Sunday, July 2nd at 6:30 PM
631-765-2445
Free Event
Get a great view of the Orient fireworks show by following the leader beginning at at Port of Egypt! RSVP by 6/26/17.
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Montauk's Fireworks Dinner Cruise 2017 at Viking Fleet
462 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Tuesday, July 4th from 6 PM - 11 PM
631-668-5700
$100
Purchase your tickets in advance for this dinner cruise featuring a buffet picnic dinner, beer, wine, music by the 3B's and a fireworks display!
 
Valley Stream's 26th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Firemen's Memorial Park
Emerson Place, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:30 PM
516-872-6003
$8 Per Person in Advance; $10 Per Person at Gate; Free for Children under Age 2
You are invited to attend the 26th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show hosted by Mayor Fare and the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce.
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Astoria Bank July 4th Fireworks 2017 at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, July 4th at 9:30 PM
516-785-1600
Parking Fee May Apply
Head to Jones Beach to watch a beautiful fireworks display set to the tune of patriotic favorites!
 
Festivals, Fairs, Concerts, Parades & Special Events
Celebrate Independence Day with bustling fairs & festivals, marching parades, patriotic concerts and much more! Which of the many events taking place on the Island in observance of the Fourth of July will you be attending?
 
Slomin’s Presents Freestyle Explosion Concert & Fireworks at Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Saturday, July 1st at 4 PM
631-676-7500
Call for Price Details
Come out and listen to freestyle while enjoying a fireworks display at the Pennysaver Amphitheater!
 
Tramps Like Us Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 PM
516-572-0355
Free Event
Bring along some folding chairs, or a blanket, to enjoy a free concert by Tramps Like Us at Eisenhower Park!
 
Oysterponds Historical Society's Heritage Day 2017
Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957
Sunday, July 2nd from 12 PM - 3 PM
631-323-2480
Free Event
Enjoy a parade, Declaration of Independence reading, music and food at this celebration of history and culture.
 
One Hot Night: Coming to America - Neil Diamond Tribute at Suffolk Theater
118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, July 2nd at 7 PM
631-727-4343
$39
Listen to the songs of Neil Diamond played by the tribute group One Hot Night and really get into the patriotic spirit!
 
Port Jefferson's 2017 Fourth of July Parade
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Tuesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 12 PM
631-473-8910
Free Event
Don't miss out on this parade celebrating Independence Day that goes from Main Street over to the LIRR Station.
 
Southold Village's 2017 Fourth of July Parade
Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
Tuesday, July 4th from 12 PM - 1 PM
631-765-3385
Free Event
Celebrate Independence Day on the Northeastern end of Long Island by attending Southold Village's 2017 Fourth of July Parade!
 
Other Fun Ways to Spend & Celebrate Independence Day 2017
There is so much going on for the 4th of July in addition to fireworks displays, parades, festivals, & concerts on Long Island! From baseball games, to boat rides, to running races, you’ll have no problem finding a variety of things to do on the 4th of July, and during the days leading up to it.
 
Grucci: The Family That Lights the Skies at Suffolk County Historical Museum
100 Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday thru Saturday, September 9th from 10 AM - 4:30 PM
631-727-2881
Admission Price Varies; Call for Details
Learn about and celebrate the Grucci family, often called "America's First Family of Fireworks," who have been lighting up L.I. skies since the year 1850.
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Saturday, July 1st at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Yacht Rock & Reggae Sundays at Lamotta's Waterside Restaurant
10 Mattinecock Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
Sunday, July 2nd
516-944-7900
Call for Price Details
Enjoy ice cold beer and live music throughout the summer overlooking the Manhasset Bay Marina.
 
The Southampton Firecracker 8k Race & 3 Mile Walk at Agawam Park
Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Sunday, July 2nd at 8 AM
631-283-6875
$30-$35 Per Person
Get moving during this 8K mile race, or 3 mile walk, to benefit the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund!
 
Chromatography Fireworks at Maritime Explorium
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesday, June 28th - Sunday, July 2nd from 1 PM - 5 PM
631-331-3277
$5 Per Person; Free for Members
Head to Port Jeff to celebrate Independence Day by designing your own colorful sparkler bouquet!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Sunday, July 2nd at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Children’s Main Street 4th of July Celebration at the Bay Shore Band Shell
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday, July 3rd from 1 PM - 4:30 PM
631-665-7003
Free Event
Celebrate the 4th of July with the whole family at this South Shore event!
 
DIY Patriotic Shirt at East Northport Library
185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731
Monday, July 3rd from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
631-261-2313
Free Event
Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to come create a patriotic shirt. Don't forget to bring along a white t-shirt or tank top!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
Fabulous 4th of July Race in Memory of Sean Ryan 4K
Laurelton Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Tuesday, July 4th at 8 AM
516-431-3890
$10-$30 Per Person
Take on a flat course during this 4k race that begins and ends on the boardwalk!
 
Bellmore Striders 2017 Independence Day Run at Bellmore Fire Department
230 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Tuesday, July 4th at 8:30 AM
$10-$25 Per Person
Lace up your running sneakers for a 4 mile run and a 1 mile youth run on a flat course through the streets of Bellmore.
 
1862 Independence Day Celebration at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804 
Tuesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 4 PM
516-572-8401
$12 Per Adult; $8 Per Child Ages 5-12, Seniors, Volunteer Firefighters & Persons with Disabilities; Free for Active Military and Children Ages 4 & Under
Enjoy a patriotic blast from the past with military drills, brass band concerts, contra dancing, demonstrations and more!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
Pricing Varies Depending on Seats; Call for Details
Watch the Long Island Ducks take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at Bethpage Ballpark and enjoy a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by The Rinx at Hidden Pond Park!
 
From all of us here at LongIsland.com, have a happy, healthy & safe 4th of July!