LongIsland.com

LongIsland.com’s July 2017 Family Fun Guide: 4th of July Fireworks, Family Festivals, Car Shows & More!

Written by Brian Re  |  30. June 2017

The arrival of July means the first full month of a Long Island summer is finally here! With the sun shining bright and warm temperatures bringing Long Islanders out for family activities, the month is unsurprisingly packed with entertainment for all ages. First and foremost, the fact that Independence Day falls on a Tuesday means that many will be able to enjoy a four-day weekend! That extended weekend will certainly come in handy due to the amount of parades and displays of fireworks to enjoy!

The fun doesn't stop after the Fourth of July, however, since there is a packed schedule of Summer Concert Series that will have everyone dancing to the music. Dozens of bands will be performing in a wide variety of genres at local parks and other outdoor venues, ensuring that everyone has a show to look forward to!

Racing right along, those who like revving their engines will find quite a bit to love at one of the many Car & Motorcycle Shows scheduled this month. Vintage classics and original customs will all be on display both for those that love to drive and ones that are not quite old enough yet! Plus, a nice selection of Outdoor Activities will keep everyone active and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Without further ado, here are the must-attend events that you'll want to mark on your calendar!

Independence Day Weekend Fireworks & Fun
As the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, Long Islanders will be celebrating the holiday with four full days of nonstop thrills! Between fireworks shows, parades, and holiday-themed festivals, there are no shortage of local activities for your holiday weekend!
 
Captain Lou Fleet Jones Beach 4th of July Fireworks Sunset Cruise
31 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520
516-623-5823
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:45 PM
$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
516-623-5823
Tuesday, July 4th at 7 PM
$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!

 
TD Bank's "Celebrate America" Fireworks & Show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0355
Saturday, July 1st from 6 PM - 10 PM
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
631-940-3825
Saturday, July 1st at 6:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

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 Independence Day Fireworks Celebration - FREE!
21 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-0567
Saturday, July 1st at 9:30 PM
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!
 
The Southampton Firecracker 8k Race & 3 Mile Walk at Agawam Park
Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6875
Sunday, July 2nd at 8 AM
$30-$35 Per Person

Get moving during this 8K mile race, or 3 mile walk, to benefit the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund!
 
Oysterponds Historical Society's Heritage DayFREE!
Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957
631-323-2480
Sunday, July 2nd from 12 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a parade, Declaration of Independence reading, music and food at this celebration of history and culture.
 
Children’s Main Street 4th of July Celebration at Bay Shore Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Monday, July 3rd, 1 PM - 4:30 PM
Free Event

Sponsored by the Bay Shore - Brightwaters Public Library, this special family event will allow children to celebrate the 4th of July in their own ways!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Courthouse Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
631-940-3825
Monday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

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!
 
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.
 
Port Jefferson's 2017 Fourth of July Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-8910
Tuesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Don't miss out on this parade celebrating Independence Day that goes from Main Street over to the LIRR Station.
 
1862 Independence Day Celebration at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Tuesday, July 4th from 10 AM - 4 PM
$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!
 
Southold Village's Fourth of July Parade - FREE!
Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
631-765-3385
Tuesday, July 4th from 12 PM - 1 PM
Free Event

Celebrate Independence Day on the Northeastern end of Long Island by attending Southold Village's 2017 Fourth of July Parade!
 
Montauk's Fireworks Dinner Cruise at Viking Fleet
462 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5700
Tuesday, July 4th from 6 PM - 11 PM
$100 Per Person

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
516-872-6003
Tuesday, July 4th at 6:30 PM
$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.
 
Astoria Bank's July 4th Fireworks at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-785-1600
Tuesday, July 4th at 9:30 PM
Parking Fees May Apply

Jones Beach will be the site of a terrific fireworks display that will serve as the perfect capstone to Fourth of July weekend.


For LongIsland.com's 2017 Independence Day Weekend Fun Guide, click here!


Festivals & Fairs
With a variety of festivals, craft fairs, and other family events to choose from, July is the perfect month to gather the family and spend the day at a local event!
 
Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays and Sundays, July 1st through July 30th, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!


Southampton Artists Association Art in the Park - FREE!
Jobs Lane and Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-7432
Saturday, July 15th, and Sunday, July 16th, 11 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Sponsored by the Southampton Artists Association, dozens of exhibitors will be in Agawam Park to showcase their paintings, photography, sculptures, and other forms of creative expression.


Westbury Farmers & Artists Market at The Piazza Ernesto Strada - FREE!
Corner of Post Avenue & Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-400-ARTS
Sundays, July 2nd through July 30th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Head to Westbury for a weekly market filled with fresh produce, baked goods, and a variety of artistic pieces and homemade crafts.
 
Patchogue's 16th Annual Alive After Five - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Thursdays, July 6th and July 20th at 5 PM
Free Event

Patchogue's renowned Alive After Five series returns this July for what is shaping up to be an exciting series. Enjoy four nights of fantastic live music across seven stages and delicious food at Patchogue's best restaurants.
 
Greenport Gallery Walk - FREE!
Main Street and Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-1021
Friday, July 7th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

On the first friday of each month, Greenport Village invites those interested in art to peruse local galleries and visit the town’s shops and restaurants.
 
Southampton Antique Fair at Rogers Mansion - FREE!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-2494
Saturdays, July 8th and July 22nd, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Rogers Mansion in Southampton will be packed with vendors selling everything from one-of-a-kind antiques to beautiful pieces of jewelry.
 
Mattituck Chamber of Commerce's 40th Old Fashioned Street Fair - FREE!
Downtown Mattituck, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, July 8th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Gather the family and head to Mattituck for the 40th iteration of this beloved seasonal event. Attendees will enjoy tasty food, live music, and various arts and crafts vendors.
 
Lazy Days of Summer at East Village Green Park - FREE!
Jerusalem Avenue at Meridian Road, Levittown, NY 11756
516-735-5901
Saturday, July 8th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Levittown Community Council invites members of the community to congregate at East Village Green Park for a day of family entertainment and various games.
 
Riverhead's Alive on 25 - FREE!
Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-591-0722
Thursday, July 13th, 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Event

Downtown Riverhead will spring into life on July 13th for the first of four Alive on 25 festival dates this July and August. Main Street will be closed for a full festival complete with live music, restaurant specials, and family activities.
 
Montauk Historical Society Craft Fair at Second House Museum - FREE!
Second House Road and Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 1195
631-804-8957
Saturday, July 15th, and Sunday, July 16th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Artisans from all around the area will gather in Montauk for this special two-day craft fair.
 
Mineola Craft & Gift Show at Knights Of Columbus #2502 - FREE!
186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501
Sunday, July 16th, 10 AM - 4 PM
516-209-7386
Free Event

Presented by Long Island Craft Shows & Knights Of Columbus #2502, this special show will provide Long Islanders with the perfect opportunity to acquire some unique treasures.
 
Huntington Manor Firemen's Fair
401 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11746
631-427-1629, Ext. #4
Tuesday, July 18th through Saturday, July 22nd, 7 PM - 11 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Huntington Manor Firemen's Fair will be bringing amusement rides, live music, and tasty treats to Oakwood Road in Huntington for some old fashioned summer fun.
 
Family Fun Day at Port of Egypt Marine - FREE!
62300 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
631-765-2445
Saturday, July 22nd, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Port of Egypt Marine in Southold will be hosting a day of family entertainment including boat rides, live music, local vendors, and activities for all ages.
 
Antique, Fine Art & Crafts Fair at Southold Historical Society Museum Complex
55200 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
631-413-5989
Saturday, July 29th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Per Person

Sponsored by The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Inc. and The Southold Historical Society, this summer fair will offer visitors the chance to purchase fine art, antiques, handmade crafts, and more.
 
Classic Car, Hot Rod, & Motorcycle Shows
The summertime is not solely reserved for relaxing on the beach. If you're looking for some high-octane fun, be sure to attend one of the local car shows happening in towns across Long Island!

25th Annual LI Antique Power Association Summer Show
5951 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-7943
Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$10 Donation / Free for Veterans and Children Under 12

The L.I. Antique Power Association will be holding its 25th Annual Summer Show this July, featuring antique engine displays, tractor pulls, and a LI Chapter American Truck Historical Society display.


Hot Ride Mondays at Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
631-676-7500
Mondays, July 10th through July 31st at 5 PM
$10 Per Car

Long Island's largest weekly car show will be at the Pennysaver Amphitheater on Mondays during the summer. All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy the vehicles on display.


Westbury Classic Car Meet Up at Shoppers Parking Field #4 - FREE!
Madison Street (East of Post Avenue), Westbury, NY 11590
631-252-9911
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th, 5 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Car enthusiasts in the Village of Westbury meet up each week to showcase their rides and enjoy the vehicles others bring.
 
Scarlett Fever East at Loyal Order of Moose of Lindenhurst
883 South Broadway, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Saturday, July 8th, 12 PM - 10 PM
$15 Per Person

Presented by the Road Lords Car Club of New York, this benefit car show will help raise money for Scarlett James' ongoing care in her battle against Rett Syndrome.
 
Vanderbilt Concours at Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
Sunday, July 9th, 9 AM - 2 PM
$3 - $7 Per Person

The Metro North Region Porsche Club of America will be at the Vanderbilt Museum on Sunday, July 9th for a special showcase event for both adults and children.
 
12th Annual Ford Lincoln of Huntington Thunderbird & All Ford Car Show
58 Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-724-3756
Sunday, July 9th, 9 AM - 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Ford Lincoln of Huntington Thunderbird & All Ford Car Show. There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, live music, and more.
 
Classic & Antique Car Show at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-957-1133
Sunday, July 9th, 11 AM - 3 PM
$5 Adults / $3 Seniors/Students/Children 5-15 / Free for Under 5

This annual car show brings over 100 cars to Sagtikos Manor for an unforgettable afternoon that auto enthusiasts will not want to miss.
 
L.I. Buick Club's Monthly Meeting at Marjorie Post Park - FREE!
Merrick Road and Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
631-567-4112
Thursday, July 13th, 8 PM - 10 PM
Free Event

The Long Island Chapter of The Buick Club of America meets each month at Marjorie Post Park to celebrate the long history of Buicks.
 
5th Kick Stand Up Motorcycle Poker Run and Car Show
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-471-7242 x1329
Sunday, July 16th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Join hundreds of veterans and their families from across Long Island for the 5th Annual Kick Stand Up Motorcycle Poker Run and Car Show. Proceeds will benefit Suffolk County United Veterans which provides housing and support services for homeless veterans.
 
Outdoor Music Series & Upcoming Concerts
Venues across Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be hosting fantastic indoor concerts throughout the summer, but for something a bit more seasonal, head to one of the dozens of outdoor shows on the schedule!
 
Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park - FREE!
Prime Avenue & Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-8423
Various Days, Saturday, July 1st, through Sunday, July 30th, at 8:30 PM (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM)
Free Event

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings free performances to Heckscher Park's Chapin Rainbow Stage Tuesdays through Sundays each week. Attendees will be able to enjoy a wide variety of performances including family shows each Tuesday.
 
Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0355
Various Days, Saturday, July 1st, through Monday, July 31st, at 7:30 PM

Long Islanders are invited to attend Nassau County's 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets.

 
5th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series at Strong's Water Club & Marina - FREE!
2400 Camp Mineola Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-4739
Saturdays, July 1st and July 15th, 4 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Enjoy live music outdoors on the lawn and enjoy the sunset at Strong's Water Club during this annual concert series.
 
Lindenhurst's Summer Concert Series at Lindenhurst Town Square Gazebo - FREE!
North Wellwood Avenue and East Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-7500
Saturdays, July 1st through July 29th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

The Village of Lindenhurst will be celebrating the summer season with ten Saturday performances that will have Long Islanders cheering. From performances by The Good Rats to Unbroken Chain, there are a variety of rocking concerts that are sure to please everyone.
 
Jones Beach Bandshell's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, July 1st, through Sunday, July 30th
Free Event

Whether you're looking to see an acclaimed rock tribute or attend one of the Latin Dance Nights, Jones Beach Bandshell's summer schedule is overflowing with dozens of upcoming shows.
 
Smithtown's Family Concert Series at Hoyt Farm - FREE!
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-360-7512
Sundays, July 2nd through July 30th, 7 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

The Smithtown Recreation Department is proud to present its annual summer concert series, which will include performances by the Cold Spring harbor Band and Dr. K's Motown Revue, among others.
 
Montauk's Summer Concert Series at The Village Green - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
Mondays, July 3rd through July 31st, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

Sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, weekly concerts at the Montauk Village Green will range from Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks to Klyph Black.
 
Southampton's Concerts In The Park - FREE!
Agawam Park and Cooper's Beach, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-4377
Various Days, Monday, July 3rd, through Wednesday, July 26th
Free Event

The Southampton Cultural Center will be sponsoring a summer concert series packed with 12 great shows this summer, including performances by the Chiclettes, Billboard Live, and plenty of others. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and some Saturdays at 5 PM.
 
Bay Shore's Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert Series at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Tuesdays, July 4th through July 25th at 12:30 PM
Free Event

Bay Shore's Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert Series is sponsored by the BID & Islip Arts Council. Performances are held at the Main Street Bandshell every week throughout July and August.
 
Port Jefferson's Sunset Concerts at Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesdays, July 5th through July 26th, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park will be coming to life every Wednesday through July and August for concerts like the Hank Stone Band and Danny Kean.
 
Town of Babylon's Summer Concert Series at Tanner Park - FREE!
Kerrigan Road, Amityville, NY 11726
631-957-3000
Various Days from Wednesday, July 5th, through Friday, July 28th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

With some of the hottest original acts and tribute bands in the country, Town of Babylon's Summer Concert Series is one of the hallmarks of the South Shore's entertainment slate.  Over a dozen concerts are scheduled across the span of less than two months, so grab your chair and prepare for a summer of unforgettable tunes.
 
Summertime In The Park Concert Series at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Wednesdays, July 5th through July 26th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Wednesday nights in Bay Shore will be filled with the sounds of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Symphonic Band concerts and plenty of other featured musical acts.
 
City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Locations Throughout Long Beach, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-431-1000
Various Days, Wednesday, July 5th, through Monday, July 31st, at 8 PM
Free Event

The City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series is set to provide residents with multiple nights of music each week, including performances by Wonderous Stories, BonJourney, Risky Business, and others.
 
Westbury's Summer Concert Series at Piazza Ernesto Strada - FREE!
Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th, at 7 PM
Free Event

The Piazza Ernesto Strada on Post Avenue and Maple Avenue in Westbury will be hosting family concerts and performances through the end of summer.
 
Smith Haven Mall's 2017 Summer Concert Series - FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
631-724-8066
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th
Free Event

With performances by acclaimed tribute bands each week, the Lifestyle Village will be the place for outdoor music on Thursday nights throughout the summer season.
 
Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series at The Smithtown Library - FREE!
1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480 ext. 231
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Friends of The Smithtown Library's Annual Outdoor Series is set to rock your Thursday nights throughout the summer with concerts by Petty Rumours and Songs In The Attic, just to name a couple.
 
Port Jefferson's Summer Harborside Concert Series at Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Port Jefferson's Summer Harborside Concert Series has become a tradition in the town - and for good reason! With a great variety of musical acts, the series is able to take advantage of the town's fantastic atmosphere.
 
Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars Series- FREE!
Various Locations, Town of Oyster Bay, 11771
516-797-7900
Various Days, Thursday, July 6th, through Saturday, July 29th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars series will have your foot-tapping during July and August with a plethora of renowned musical talent like Rockin' The Paradise, Chicago 9, and the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra.
 
Northport Community Band Summer Concert Series at Northport Village Park - FREE!
End of Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
631-261-6972
Thursdays, July 6th through July 27th, 8:30 PM - 10 PM
Free Event

The Northport Community Band will make sure that your Thursday nights are filled with great music throughout July.
 
Musical Happenings on Main Street at Northport Harbor Park - FREE!
End of Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
631-261-6917
Fridays, July 7th through July 28th at 7 PM
Free Event

Featuring performances by Andrew Fortier, Cathy Kreger, Willie Steel, and plenty of others, Northport Harbor Park will be filled with the sounds of live music throughout the summer season.
 
Riverhead Townscape's Summer Concert Series at Grangebel Park - FREE!
Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3200 x226
Fridays, July 7th through July 28th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a night in downtown Riverhead while the beautiful sounds of live music, like from the New York Exceptions and Exit 47, whisk you away!
 
Glen Cove Friday Night Downtown Sounds at The Village Square - FREE!
Intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-759-6970
Fridays, July 7th through July 28th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Soul Sound Revue, Nonstop to Cairo, and Kamellot are just some of the bands scheduled to perform during this year's Glen Cove Downtown Sounds series.
 
Musical Moments in Kings Park at Russ Savatt Park - FREE!
Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-292-2083
Fridays, July 7th through July 28th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Every Friday night, head to Main Street in Kings Park to enjoy live outdoor music and local restaurant specials to celebrate the warm weather. The series features local artists and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.
 
Summer Concerts at The Bellport Bandshell - FREE!
Bellport Village Marina, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-0327
Fridays, July 7th through July 28th at 8 PM
Free Event

Bellport's Bandshell has an absolutely packed schedule of musical acts for its 2017 Summer Series. Grab your lawn chair and head down for one of these dates - or all of them!
 
Town of Hempstead's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Locations, Town of Hempstead, NY
516-292-9000
Various Days, Saturday, July 8th, through Friday, July 28th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Town of Hempstead's Summer Concert Series is absolutely packed to the brim this year with Broken Road, Captain Fantastic, and The Capris all just serving to get the summer party started.
 
Sunday Afternoons at North Hempstead Beach Park
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Sundays, July 9th through July 30th, at 1 PM
Parking Fees Apply

Alive & Kickin', Ring of Fire, 45RPM, and The Capris will all be performing at North Hempstead Beach Park this July, so be sure to grab your beach chair and some snacks.
 
East Quogue Village Green Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Lewis Road and Montauk Highway, East Quogue, NY 11942
631-653-3911
Tuesdays, July 11th through July 25th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

The East Quogue Civic Association, East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Southampton will join together to showcase performances by beloved tribute acts.
 
Village of Cedarhurst's Under The Gazebo Series - FREE!
Cedarhust Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-295-5770
Tuesdays, July 11th through July 25th, at 7 PM
Free Event

With fantastic concerts being held every Tuesday through July and August, Cedarhurt is the place to be for a wide variety of musical acts this summer. Pre-shows begin at 7 PM and the main act will take the stage at 8 PM.
 
Nesconset's Summer Concert Series at The Gazebo - FREE!
Across from Nesconset Plaza, Nesconset, NY 11767
631-724-2543
Tuesdays, July 11th through July 25th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Featuring performances by The 90s Band, Stanton Anderson, and plenty of others, this weekly concert series in Nesconset will have your foot tapping throughout the summer.
 
Tuesday Night Performances at Clark Botanic Garden - FREE!
193 I. U. Willets Path, Albertson, NY 11507
516-869-6311
Tuesdays, July 11th through July 25th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Plaza Theatrical Productions' presentation of Madagascar gets the series started on July 11th and plenty of great performances are scheduled for the following weeks.
 
Great South Bay Music Festival at Shorefront Park
99 Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-903-1182
Thursday, July 13th, through Sunday, July 1th
$35+ Per Person

Returning for its 10th year, the Great South Bay Music Festival has become a staple of summer entertainment on Long Island. This year, performers include 311, Gov't Mule, The Wailers, Eddie Money, and dozens of others.
 
Summer Performances at Manorhaven Beach Park - FREE!
Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Saturday, July 15th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Broken Road, a tribute to Rascal Flatts, will be filling Manorhaven Beach Park with the sounds of country music.
 
Mary Jane Davies Green Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
516-869-6311
Mondays, July 17th through July 31st, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Bring a chair and head to Mar Jane Davies Green in Manhasset for performances by Penny Lane, Randi And The Rainbows, and other acclaimed acts.
 
Nature & Outdoor Fun
Since July has some of the most beautiful days that Long Island experiences all year, families are going to want to take advantage of the opportunities for outdoor fun! From fishing clinics to nature hikes, here are some ways to stay active this month!
 
Fishing Clinic at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park - FREE!
Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-444-0283
Wednesday, July 12th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Event

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering a free fishing clinic to teach the basics of fishing equipment, fish identification, and applying for licenses.

 
Seashore Shelling at Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
William Floyd Parkway, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-281-3010
Saturday, July 8th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event

Participants of all ages will walk along the beach and look for a variety of sea shells.
 
Full Buck Moon Hike at South Fork Natural History Museum - FREE!
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-9735
Sunday, July 9th at 9 PM
Free Event

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum will guide hikers on a one-hour journey through local trails.
 
Pick it Up! at Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
William Floyd Parkway, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
631-369-9840
Saturday, July 15th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation to help clear Fire Island’s shoreline and make it pristine for all to enjoy.
 
Volleyball Tournament at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
631-321-3510
Saturday, July 15th, through Sunday, July 16th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Parking Fees May Apply

Played on sand courts, this two-day volleyball tournment will bring together 4 and 6-player teams for free matches.
 
Town of Islip's Fishing Clinic at Knapps Lake - FREE!
South of Union Avenue & North of Montauk Highway, Islip, NY 11706
631-444-0283
Thursday, July 20th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Event

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be offering a free fishing clinic to teach the basics of fishing equipment, fish identification, and applying for licenses.
 
Southampton Trails Preservation Society’s Presentation and Walk - FREE!
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-9735
Thursday, July 20th at 3 PM
Free Event

Presented by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society, this special walk will allow participants to enjoy nature while learning about local trails.
 
Critters in the Creek at Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
2595 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-899-4293
Saturday, July 29th, 12 PM - 2 PM
Parking Fees May Apply

Head to the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor to learn about the aquatic creatures that call the area home.

Summer Fun to Enjoy All Month Long!

There may be enough events this July to keep families busy for multiple months, but there are still plenty of other activities waiting to be enjoyed. Regardless of whether the sun is shining bright or rain clouds are keeping everyone indoors, here are some ideas to keep the good times flowing this month!

Celebrate Summer with a Day at Your Favorite Local Beach
Dozens of beaches along Long Island's famed coastlines provide the ideal setting for a little fun in the sun. Perfect for wading in the water or an afternoon picnic, local beaches are an absolute staple of the summertime!

Learn Something New at a Local Museum
Whether you're fasinated by aviation or Long Island's storied nautical history, there is a museum for you in Nassau or Suffolk County. More than one hundred local museums mean that there is always a new destination to explore when temperatures rise too high or the rain clouds gather.
 
Take in the Sounds of the Season at a Summer Concert Series
All summer long, town squares across Long Island will be hosting Summer Concert Series that feature many of your favorite local bands and cover bands. Best of all, these series are often sponsored by towns and local organizations, making them free for all attendees!
 
Beat the Heat with the Hottest Summer Flicks at a Local Theater
What better way to cool down and relax on a summer scorcher than heading over to one of Long Island's many local theaters to catch one of this summer's biggest blockbusters, or even an upcoming indie flick? LongIsland.com's Movies Section has up to date listings on what movies are showing at nearby theaters, so be sure to check in before heading to the cinema!


Have an event that you're especially looking forward to this July? Let us know in the comments below!

Want Your Event Featured In One Of Our Upcoming Fun Guides?
Send an Email Letting Us Know About Your Exciting Upcoming Event!

Copyright © 1996-2017 LongIsland.com & Long Island Media, Inc. All rights reserved.