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LongIsland.com’s August 2017 Family Fun Guide: Summer Festivals, Farmers Markets, Outdoor Concerts & More!

Written by Brian Re  |  31. July 2017

As we head into August, the summertime fun is showing no signs of slowing down! In-between trips to local beaches and lazy days out at the pool, an unbelievable amount of events are being held to keep the good times flowing. Fairs and Festivals provide a fantastic selection of events from which to plan your month around. As there are events scheduled for every weekend throughout August, there is always a new family outing to look forward to!

Live music is an ideal way to utilize some of that built-up summer energy, so be sure to check out any number of the Outdoor Concerts and Live Performances happening this month. Local towns and organizations have worked hard to ensure that the line-ups for their summer concert series appeal to the widest audiences possible.


For those that are feeling the need to escape from air-conditioned homes, there are some great Nature and Outdoors Events that are both informative and good exercise. Last, but certainly not least, all Long Islanders will be able to eat right this month by stocking up on fruits and vegetables at local Farmers Markets.

Since there is absolutely no time to waste, here are some of the events you are not going to want to miss this August!


Festivals & Fairs

Thrilling rides, delicious treats, and handmade crafts are just some of the staples of summer festivals and fairs. Perfect for both the young and young at heart, these local events are sure to bring families together for days of seasonal entertainment!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays and Sundays, August 5th through August 27th, 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!

Patchogue's 16th Annual Alive After Five - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1000
Thursdays, August 3rd and August 17th, at 5 PM
Free Event

Patchogue's renowned Alive After Five series continues this August for what will continue to be an exciting series. Enjoy two nights of fantastic live music across seven stages and delicious food at Patchogue's best restaurants.

Riverhead's Alive on 25 - FREE!
Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-591-0722
Thursdays, August 10th and August 24th, 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Event

Downtown Riverhead will be celebrating the summertime this August as its Alive on 25 festival continues. Main Street will be closed for a full festival complete with live music, restaurant specials, and family activities.


6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
Various Venues, Long Beach, NY 11561
Tuesday, August 1st through Friday, August 4th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Six years of renowned independent and studio films culminates in this year's unmissable Long Beach International Film Festival, featuring dozens of films in different genres.

Northport Harbor Family Nights at Northport Village - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
631-754-3905
Tuesdays, August 1st and August 8th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Event

A portion of Main Street in Northport Village will be closed to accommodate two nights of live music, outdoor dining, sidewalk sales, antique cars, and more.

East Northport Fireman's Fair & Parade at East Northport Fire Department - FREE!
1 Ninth Avenue, East Northport, NY 11731
Wednesday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 5th
Free Event

The East Northport Fire Department will be hosting its annual fair across four days this August, allowing locals to enjoy a wide variety of games, rides, and tasty treats.

Family Festival at Church of the Blessed Sacrament - FREE!
201 N. Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-547-7480
Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 6th
Free Event

Back for its seventh iteration, this popular family event in Valley Stream will provide four nights of rides, entertainment, and tasty treats.

Gallery Walk at Village of Greenport - FREE!
Main Street and Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-1021
Friday, August 4th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Held on the first Friday of each month, the Greenport Gallery Walk is the perfect opportunity to view pieces from local and international artists while enjoying Greenport Village.

Garvies Point Day 2017 at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010
Saturday, August 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM
$5 Per Person

Families will enjoy a full day of special programs, live wildlife presentations, and educational films that will celebrate the wonders of our natural world.

Doc Adams Old Time Baseball Festival at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Saturday, August 5th through Sunday, August 6th, 11 AM - 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Authentic baseball games will be played at Old Bethpage Village Restoration the way that they were played in the 1800s, both in terms of rules and equipment.

Annual Massapequa Park Street Fair at Downtown Massapequa Park - FREE!
Park Boulevard (from Sunrise Highway to Clark Street), Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-644-5615
Sunday, August 6th, 11 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Live music, a petting zoo, a full car show featuring customs and classics, and a craft fair with more than 100 vendors are just some of the reasons to head down to the Massapequa Parl Street Fair.

Peconic Bay Family Festival in Wading River
6164 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Wednesday, August 9th through Saturday, August 12th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Wading River will be the location of four days of family fun this month thanks to a festival with thrilling rides, delicious food, and Friday night fireworks.

Montauk Historical Society Craft Fair at Second House Museum - FREE!
Second House Road and Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-804-8957
Saturday, August 12th through Sunday, August 13th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Artisans from all along the East Coast will be gathering at the Second House Museum for a unique craft fair.

Tomato Festival at Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard - FREE!
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, August 12th through Sunday, August 13th, 11 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Located at Harbes' 100-acre farm, the annual Tomato Festival brings families together for two days of tomato eating contests, live music, and plenty of activities for children of all ages.

Family Festival 2017 You Belong at Holy Family School Yard - FREE!
17 Fordham Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801
516-724-6821
Wednesday, August 16th through Saturday, August 19th
Free Event

Exciting rides, a beer and wine garden, casino-style gambling, and traditional foods will be making Holy Family's festival an excellent stop for summertime fun.

Holbrook Carnival and Craft Festival at Holbrook Country Club - FREE!
700 Patchogue Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741
631-471-2725
Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th
Free Event

Presented by the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce, the 23rd Annual Holbrook Carnival will feature craft vendors, rides, games, and a plethora of activities for the entire family.

Exchange Ambulance of The Islips Craft Fair - FREE!
190 Carleton Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730
Saturday, August 19th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Exchange Ambulance of The Islips will be hosting an unmissable craft fair in East Islip on Saturday, August 19th.

Peach Festival at Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard - FREE!
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, August 19th through Sunday, August 20th, 10 AM - 7 PM
Free Event

Enjoy the freshest peaches around while listening to live music and enjoying some other fine treats, like Harbes' renowned apple cider donuts and roasted sweet corn.

Beach Blast 2017 at Overlook Beach
Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
631-957-3000
Saturday, August 19th
Free For Town Residents

A day of relay contests, rides, and live music will be capped off by the annual ice cream eating contest and the 23rd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza.

BeachFeast 2017 at North Hempstead Beach Park
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Saturday, August 19th, 12 PM - 5 PM
Free Event (Parking Fees Apply)

North Hempstead Beach Park will be the location of BeachFeast, a summer festival dedicated to delicious food and drinks.

3rd Annual Heritage Weekend at Port Jefferson Village - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-802-2165
Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th, 12 PM - 5 PM
Free Event

Returning for its third year, this popular Port Jefferson event takes over the town for two days in mid-August.

Peruvian Food Festival at Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-655-4541
Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th, 11 AM - 9 PM
$15 Per Adult / $7 Per Child

Long Islanders are encouraged to head to the Cradle of Aviation Museum to enjoy delicious dishes from 20+ Peruvian chefs and learn some of their techniques. Attendees will also enjoy live music and a variety of family entertainment.

Watermelon Festival at Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard - FREE!
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, August 26th through Sunday, August 27th, 10 AM - 7 PM
Free Event

The watermelon eating contests are the highlights of this annual Mattituck event, but live music, watermelon rolling, and seed spitting challenges are just a few of the other activities that will be enjoyed.

26th Annual Seafood Festival at Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
631-HISTORY
Saturday, August 26th through Sunday, August 27th, 10 AM - 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Long Island Maritime Museum's 26th Annual Seafood Festival is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 26th, and Sunday, August 27th.

Outdoor Concerts & Live Performances
Whether you're looking to head to relax at a local park or head to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, there are sure to be more than a few concerts this August that will be playing your favorite summer jams!

Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park - FREE!
Prime Avenue & Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-8423
Various Days, Tuesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 13th, 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.

City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Locations Throughout Long Beach, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-431-1000
Various Days, Tuesday, August 1st, through Wednesday, August 30th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series will continue to provide residents with multiple nights of music each week, including performances by Shattered, Fleetwood Macked, Dave Kellan, and others.


Bay Shore's Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert Series at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Tuesdays, August 1st through August 29th 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 August.

Badlands at East Quogue Village Green - FREE!
Lewis Road and Montauk Highway, East Quogue, NY 11942
631-653-3911
Tuesday, August 1st at 7 PM
Free Event

Badlands, the premiere Bruce Springsten tribute band, will be concluding East Quogue Village Green's Summer Concert Series. Be sure to grab your beach chair and some snacks and head down for a memorable show.

Village of Cedarhurst's Under The Gazebo Series - FREE!
Cedarhust Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-295-5770
Tuesdays, August 1st through August 29th, at 7 PM
Free Event

With fantastic concerts being held every Tuesday until the end of August, Cedarhurst 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.

Tuesday Night Performances at Clark Botanic Garden - FREE!
193 I. U. Willets Path, Albertson, NY 11507
516-869-6311
Tuesdays, August 1st through August 8th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Clark Botanic Garden's weekly summer series continues this August with North Shore Pops and Arts In The Garden: Dance Visions.

Nesconset's Summer Concert Series at The Gazebo - FREE!
Across from Nesconset Plaza, Nesconset, NY 11767
631-724-2543
Tuesdays, August 1st through August 15th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Featuring performances by Completely Unchained and 45 RPM, this weekly concert series in Nesconset will have your foot tapping through mid-August.

Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars Series - FREE!
Various Locations, Town of Oyster Bay, 11771
516-797-7900
Various Days, Tuesday, August 1st through Saturday, August 12th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars series will have your foot-tapping until mid-August with a plethora of renowned musical talent like Bright Lights, Barometer Soup, and Rubix Kube.

Jones Beach Bandshell's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, August 1st, through Thursday, August 31st
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.

Port Jefferson's Sunset Concerts at Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesdays, August 2nd through August 30th, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park will be coming to life every Wednesday throughout August for concerts like the Hungrytown and Damaged Goods.

Town of Babylon's Summer Concert Series at Tanner Park - FREE!
Kerrigan Road, Amityville, NY 11726
631-957-3000
Various Days from Wednesday, August 2nd through Friday, August 11th, 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. This month will feature performances by Peter Noone, Blue Oyster Cult, Wild Child, and Rumours.

Summertime In The Park Concert Series at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Wednesdays, August 2nd through August 30th, 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.

Southampton's Concerts In The Park - FREE!
Agawam Park and Cooper's Beach, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-4377
Various Days, Wednesday, August 2nd, through Wednesday, August 30th
Free Event

The Southampton Cultural Center's summer concert series' August schedule includes performances by Billboard Live, Center Stage, and Mambo Loco, among others. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and some Saturdays at 5 PM.

Town of Hempstead's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Locations, Town of Hempstead, NY
516-292-9000
Various Days, Tuesday, August 2nd through Friday, August 25th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Town of Hempstead's Summer Concert Series is absolutely packed to the brim this year with Beyond Fab, The Klezmer Connection, and Wonderous Stories, all serving to provide your August with great tunes.

Westbury's Summer Concert Series at Piazza Ernesto Strada - FREE!
Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 31st, at 7 PM (No show on August 17th)
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.

Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series at The Smithtown Library - FREE!
1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480 ext. 231
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 17th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Friends of The Smithtown Library's Annual Outdoor Series is set to rock your Thursday nights this August with concerts by The LPs, Arena Rock, and Hurricane.

Port Jefferson's Summer Harborside Concert Series at Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 31st, 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.

Smith Haven Mall's 2017 Summer Concert Series - FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
631-724-8066
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 31st
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.

Musical Happenings on Main Street at Northport Harbor Park - FREE!
End of Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
631-261-6917
Fridays, August 4th through August 25th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Featuring performances by Allen Santoriello, HooDoo Loungers, and plenty of others, Northport Harbor Park will be filled with the sounds of live music throughout August.

Riverhead Townscape's Summer Concert Series at Grangebel Park - FREE!
Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3200 x226
Fridays, August 4th through August 18th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a night in downtown Riverhead while the beautiful sounds of live music, like from the Riverhead Community Band and Southbound, 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, August 4th through August 25th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Joe Rock & The All Stars and Richie Cannata are just some of the musical acts 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, August 4th through August 25th, 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.

Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0355
Various Days, Friday, August 4th through Saturday, August 26th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

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.

Summer Concerts at The Bellport Bandshell - FREE!
Bellport Village Marina, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-0327
Fridays, August 4th through August 25th 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!

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, August 5th and August 19th, 4 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

This August, enjoy performances by the East Meets West All Stars and Panic at Strong's Water Club's 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, August 5th through August 29th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

The Village of Lindenhurst will be continuing their summer concert series this month with performances by Unbroken Chain, Perfect Strangers, Ridler, and Beefcake.

Hairspray: The Musical at Manorhaven Beach Park - FREE!
Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Saturday, August 5th at 7 PM
Free Event

Plaza Theater Productions will be bringing their rendition of Hairspray: The Musical to Long Islanders at Manorhaven Beach Park.

Smithtown's Family Concert Series at Hoyt Farm - FREE!
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-360-7512
Sundays, August 6th and August 13th, 7 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

The Smithtown Recreation Department is proud to present its annual summer concert series, which continues this August with SixGun and Zebra.

Montauk's Summer Concert Series at The Village Green - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
Mondays, August 7th through August 28th, 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 Green Eyed Lady to Joe Delia and the Thieves.

New Vintage Swing Band at Mary Jane Davies Green - FREE!
Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
516-869-6311
Monday, August 7th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Bring a chair and head to Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset for a special performance by the New Vintage Swing Band and CONGA.

Gene Ween does Billy Joel at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, August 11th at 8 PM
$25+ Per Person

Geen Ween and guests will be performing Billy Joel classics during this special night at The Space at Westbury.

Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
866-558-8468
Tuesday, August 15th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Jimmy Buffet will be heading to Northwell Health at Jones Beach on August 15th for an evening of great times with The Coral Reefer Band!

Styx / REO Speedwagon / Don Felder at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
866-558-8468
Wednesday, August 16th at 7 PM
$29.50 - $125 Per Person

Styx and REO Speedwagon will be stopping at Jones Beach during the United We Rock Tour 2017. Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, will also be playing.

Suffolk's Got Talent at Napper Tandy's
15 E. Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
516-972-2832
Thursday, August 17th, 12 PM - 9:30 PM
$10 Per Person

Produced by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers, Long Island’s #1 School District Fundraising Company, Music Idol USA, and Copiague Community Cares, this special show will collect the most talented Long Island kids and teenagers.

Revel In Dimes at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM
$10 Per Person

Revel In Dimes will be treating Amagansett to a night of expertly-crafted music at The Stephen Talkhouse.

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
866-558-8468
Thursday, August 31st at 7 PM
$29+ Per Person

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows will both be bringing their unique live acts to Jones Beach on Thursday, August 31st.

Nature & Outdoor Fun
Spending time outdoors is what the summertime is all about! Thanks to a healthy selection of events, from hiking trips to fishing clinics, enjoying the beauty of our island home is as easy as gathering the family for one of these terrific outings.

Sunken Forest Tours at Sailors Haven - FREE!
41 River Road, Sayville, NY 11782
631-687-4780
Wednesdays though Sundays, August 2nd through August 31st, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Free Event

Enjoy Fire Island's stunning Sunken Forest on a daily guided tour that will cover the forest's history and its specialized ecosystem.

Town of Islip Fishing Clinic at Knapps Lake - FREE!
South of Union Avenue & North of Montauk Highway, Islip, NY 11706
631-444-0283
Thursday, August 10th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Event

Presented by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, this free fishing clinic will teach adults and children how to identify fish, utilize fishing equipment, and how to be an ethical angler.


Family Moonlight Stroll at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716
631-581-1072
Friday, August 4th at 8 PM
$4 Per Person

Participants will enjoy a nighttime walk along the moonlit trails at Connetquot River State Park Preserve and perhaps see some of the creatures that inhabit it.

Summer Fishing Clinic at Hempstead Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway, West Hempstead, NY 11552
631-444-0283
Saturday, August 5th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free Event (Parking Fees May Apply)

Presented by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, this free fishing clinic will teach adults and children how to identify fish, utilize fishing equipment, and how to be an ethical angler.

Family Bat Safari at Heckscher State Park
Heckscher Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-1072
Friday, August 11th, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
$4 Per Person

Families will walk around Heckscher State Park at sunset in search of the mysterious and elusive bats that fly at night.

Welwyn Preserve Walk at Welwyn Preserve
100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-906-2733
Saturday, August 12th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to Welwyn Preserve for this relaxing morning walk to the Long Island Sound and back.

Pick It Up! Coastal Cleanup at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
Fire Island National Seashore, County Road 46, Shirley, NY 11967
631-369-9840
Saturday, August 19th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Volunteers will help the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation beautify Fire Island's shore for both the area's resident animals and human visitors.

Moraine Out & Back at Lakeland County Park
Johnson Avenue, Islandia, NY 11749
516-906-2733
Wednesday, August 23rd at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Hikers will be able to enjoy a 6.2-mile trip from Lakeland Country Park to Hidden Pond Park.

Keep Wildlife Wild at Wilderness Visitor Center - FREE!
Fire Island National Seashore, County Road 46, Shirley, NY 11967
Sunday, August 27th, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Event

Children ages 7-14 and their guardians will learn about how to protect our natural world and ensure there are always habitats for the world's plants and animals.

Riverhead Snapper Clinic at Peconic Riverfront Park - FREE!
Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-444-0283
Thursday, August 29th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Event

Presented by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, this free fishing clinic will teach adults and children how to identify fish, utilize fishing equipment, and how to be an ethical angler.

Farmers Markets
Local stores may be stocked with all the fruits and vegetables Long Islanders need, but it's hard to beat buying directly from the source. This month features a number of farmers markets across Nassau and Suffolk Counties that allow local producers to provide the freshest items directly to consumers.


Seaford Farmers Market at Seaford Train Station - FREE!
Railroad Street (Corner of Washington Avenue & Sunrise Highway), Seaford, NY 11783
631-323-3653
Saturdays, August 5th through August 26th, 7 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, soups, vegan items, coffee, teas, wraps, wines, pretzels, dog treats - the list of items available at the Seaford Farmers Market is seemingly endless.


Sunnyside Farmers Market at Lindenhurst Farmers Market - FREE!
North Wellwood and Hoffman Avenues, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-438-6629
Saturdays, August 5th through August 26th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Sunnyside Farmers Markets and The Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present this weekly market stocked with fresh produce and baked goods.


Garden City Farmers Market at State Supreme Court - FREE!
101 County Seat Drive, Mineola, NY 11501
631-323-3653
Tuesdays, August 1st through August 29th, 7 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Head to the Garden City Farmers Market for fruits, vegetables, olive oils, baked goods, seafood, wines, pretzels, flowers, and more.

Roslyn Farmers Market at Christopher Morley Park - FREE!
500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576
631-323-3653
Wednesdays, August 2nd through August 30th, 7 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

From fruits and vegetables to olive oils and fresh roasted coffee, the Roslyn Farmers Market has a diverse selection of the best items.

Long Beach Farmers Market at Kennedy Plaza - FREE!
1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-543-6033
Wednesdays and Saturdays, August 2nd through August 30th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Certified organic vegetables, Long Island corn, and regional fish are just some of the irresistible items that can be purchased at the Long Beach Farmers Market.

Montauk Farmers Market at Montauk Green - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 31st, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Held on every Thursday through August, this Montauk market is perfect for grabbing some fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers.

Port Jefferson Farmers Market 2017 at Steam Room Parking Lot - FREE!
Corner of Route 25A & Route 112, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-323-3653
Thursdays, August 3rd through August 31st, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Free Event

Head to the Port Jefferson Farmers Market for a diverse selection of fruits, vegetables, corn, tomatoes, and much, much more.

Patchogue Farmers Market at Montauk Highway - FREE!
West of Route 112, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-323-3653
Fridays, August 4th through August 25th, 8 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

The Patchogue Farmers Market is stocked full of fruits, vegetables, corn, tomatoes, homemade soaps, coffee, baked goods, hummus, micro greens, and plants/flowers.

HeartBeet Farms Summer Farmers Market at Smith Haven Mall - FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Fridays, August 4th through August 25th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Presented by HeartBeet Farms, this weekly market will have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown at the local farm.

Farmers Market at LI Welcome Center - FREE!
Dix Hills Rest Area (Between Exit 51 & 52) Eastbound on LIE, Dix Hills, NY 11746
516-543-6033
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, August 4th through August 27th
Free Event

Long Island food producers, growers, and artisans gather each weekend at the Long Island Welcome Center to sell the highest quality goods.

Islip Farmers Market at Islip Town Hall Parking Lot - FREE!
655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
631-323-3653
Saturdays, August 5th through August 26th, 7 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Visit the Islip Farms Market for an enormous variety of fruits, seafood, wines, pastas, cheeses, and everything in-between.

Havens Farmers' Market at Havens House Museum - FREE!
16 S. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
Saturdays, August 5th through August 26th, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Free Event

A local market providing Long Islanders with produce, fish, herbs, flowers, baked goods, and plenty of other delicious items.

Farmers Market at Tanger Outlets Deer Park - FREE!
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-242-0239
Saturdays, August 5th through August 26th, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

The Tanger Outlets in Deer Park is the site of a weekly farmers market that is packed with vendors from Long Island farms, bakeries, and wineries.

Huntington Center Farmers Market at Main Street Rt. 25A - FREE!
East of Route 110 North, Huntington, NY 11743
631-323-3653
Sundays, August 6th through August 27th, 7 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

The Huntington Farmers Market will be regularly stocked with fruits, vegetables, olive oils, baked goods, seafood, wines, pastas, sauces, and plenty of other goods.

Rockville Centre Farmers Market at Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway - FREE!
Railroad Parking Lot Number 12, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
631-323-3653
Sundays, August 6th through August 27th, 7 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Coffee, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, seafood, wines, breads, soups, pastas, olive oils, flowers, plants...Rockville Centre Farmers Market has it all and more.

Westbury Farmers & Artists Market at The Piazza Ernesto Strada - FREE!
Corner of Post Avenue & Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-400-ARTS
Sundays, August 6th through August 27th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Head to Westbury to pick up some fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and even some original art and jewelry.

Kings Park Farmers' Market at Municipal Lot - FREE!
25A and Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
845-802-3090
Sundays, August 6th through August 27th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a plethora of the freshest locally-produced items, such as organic vegetables, poultry, cheeses, and fishes.

Beat The Long Island Summer Heat With Family Fun!
Not every activity this August has to involve braving the intense summer heat. With some great things to do indoors and at night, a memorable experience can take place without sweating or risking sunburns!


Gaze Up At The Perseids Meteor Shower
The Perseids will be lighting up the Northern Hemisphere between August 11th and August 13th. State parks and open areas across Long Island will provide ideal settings to witness the spectacle!

Stay Cool While Learning Something New
Over 100 museums throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties mean that there is always a new topic to learn about! Regardless of whether you're fascinated by maritime history or modern art, there is sure to be an air-conditioned educational spot to visit!

Enjoy A Savory Cone At A Local Ice Cream Parlor
Local ice cream parlors are perfect for cooling off and enjoying a sugary treat this August! From established favorites to original creations, there are seemingly endless quantities of flavors to try!


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