LongIsland.com’s 2017 Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

The summer is coming to close, but there’s still much fun to be had! Check out these LDW events happening on the Island!

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Have a blast this Labor Day Weekend with all of these fun events taking place on Long Island!

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While the summer season is coming to an end, there is still one big, blow-out, sometimes referring to as “The Unofficial End of Summer” to look forward to, Labor Day Weekend! Here on Long Island there are countless things to do during this much anticipated three-day weekend. From getting yourself to the beach one last time, to purchasing fresh seasonal produce from a local farmers’ market, to attending an outdoor musical performance, there are no lack of things to do to celebrate the end of summer in style.
 
Check out these various events and activities happening all around the Island for Labor Day Weekend 2017 and enjoy your three-day weekend to the fullest!
 
Fairs, Festivals & Other Fun Events
Entertainment is everywhere on the Island this Labor Day Weekend! From festivals & fairs to sporting events, there's tons of fun to be had this upcoming 3-day holiday weekend!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Friday, September 1st at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
$12 per Box Seat; $13 per Field Box Seat; $15 per Club Level Seats
Watch and cheer along as the Long Island Ducks take on the New Britain Bees!
 
Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at The NYCB Theatre Parking Lot
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd from 8 AM - 4 PM
516-669-7541
Free Event
Enjoy a street fair, craft show and flea market all in one place at the Westbury Market!
 
9th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts on The Great Lawn
35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd from 10 AM - 6 PM
941-487-8061
Free Event
Watch as artists all over the Island transform the Great lawn into an outdoor gallery filled with different works of art.
 
Annual Labor Day Sand Creation Contest at at Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center
1 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY 11967
Saturday, September 2nd from 10 AM - 3 PM
631-281-3010
Free Event
Get creative with sand during this sand creation contest for all ages. The theme is: By The Sea and judging starts at 1 PM.
 
Greenport Re-Creations Up-cycled Arts Fair at Greenport High School
1 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
Saturday, September 2nd from 10 AM - 5 PM
631-846-1459
Free Event
Browse this craft fair featuring up-cycled, antique and recycled items on the front lawn of the high school.
 
Seaford Labor Day Weekend Craft & Gift show
Jackson Avenue & Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, September 2nd - Monday, September 4th from 10 AM - 5 PM
516-317-7729
Free Event
Browse handmade crafts, gifts and unique items from local businesses at this LDW  craft fair. There will also be face painting and inflatable rides for kids.
 
Tanker Weekend at the Museum of American Armor
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd from 10 AM - 3 PM
516-454-8265
$8 - $12
Watch as a Cold War M48 Patton tank, a WW II Sherman tank, a Pacific theater Stuart tank, an M18 Hellcat tank destroyer as well as halftracks, a British Bren Carrier, and other tracked military vehicles, are operated on the field.
 
Long Island Ducks vs. New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Friday, September 2nd at 6:30 PM
631-940-3825
$12 per Box Seat; $13 per Field Box Seat; $15 per Club Level Seats
Watch and cheer along as the Long Island Ducks take on the New Britain Bees!
 
New York AutoFest at NYCB Theatre
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, September 3rd from 9 AM - 4 PM
516-882-5022
$5 Per Adult; Free for Those Under Age 12
Watch as over 40 classes of cars are judged and put on display at the NYCB Theatre. There will be a DJ, food trucks and flea market.
 
2017 Ronkonkoma Street Fair
Hawkins Avenue (Between Portion Road & Wittridge Road) Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, September 3rd from 10 AM - 6 PM
631-963-2796
Free Event
Browse local vendors and craftspeople during this Sunday street fair!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Friday, September 3rd at 1:30 PM
631-940-3825
$12 per Box Seat; $13 per Field Box Seat; $15 per Club Level Seats
Watch and cheer along as the Long Island Ducks take on the New Britain Bees!
 
Long Island Ducks vs. New Britain Bees at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Friday, September 4th at 1:30 PM
631-940-3825
$12 per Box Seat; $13 per Field Box Seat; $15 per Club Level Seats
Watch and cheer along as the Long Island Ducks take on the New Britain Bees!

Live Music & Performances
From tribute bands, to theatrical performances, there's plenty to choose from for entertainment this LDW!
 
Musical Happenings on Main Street 2017
Northport Harbor Park, Northport, NY 11768
Friday, September 1st at 7 PM
631-261-6917
Free Event
Jazz lovers won't want to miss out on this Festival of Jazz Artists taking place at Northport Harbor Park! 
 
2017 Summer Concerts at The Bellport Bandshell
Bellport Village Marina, Bellport, NY 11713
Friday, September 1st at 8 PM
631-286-0327
Free Event
Grab a chair from home and don't miss out on a free performance by the Karpenteers, a Carpenters Tribute.
 
Little Shop of Horrors at The Gateway
215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713
Friday, September 1st - Monday, September 4th from 8 PM - 11 PM
631-286-1133
$59+
Come out to see the hilarious, cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors, live on stage at The Gateway!
 
Jones Beach Bandshell's 2017 Summer Concert Series
Jones Beach Bandshell, Wantagh, NY 11793
Friday, September 1st at 8 PM
Come out to Jones Beach to listen to Halfstep, a Grateful Dead Tribute, plus Rich Johnson and the Fishing Line Band!
 
Friday Night Face Off at Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Friday, September 1st from 10:30 PM - 12 AM
631-928-9100
$15
Enjoy a good laugh at this longest running improv show on Long Island! Must be 16+ to attend and and 21+ with valid ID to drink.
 
5th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series at Strong's Water Club & Marina
2400 Camp Mineola Road, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, September 2nd from 4 PM - 8 PM
631-298-4739
Free Event
Enjoy live music, outside from Just Sixties at Strong's Water Club.
 
Bye Bye Birdie at BroadHollow at Elmont
700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
Saturday, September 2nd at 8 PM & Sunday, September 3rd at 2:30 PM 
516-775-4420
$24 - $26
Teenagers, Rock & Roll and small-town 1960s America all come together in this high-energy play that will have you singing along.
 
Lez Zeppelin at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Saturday, September 2nd at 8 PM
631-267-3117
$65
Led Zeppelin Fans ages 21+ won't want to miss out on a performance by this tribute band.
 
Beatlemania at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, September 2nd at 8 PM
631-724-3700
$40
Listen and sing along to your favorite Beatles tunes with the tribute group, Beatlemania!
 
Mega Jam 2017 at Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Sunday, September 3rd from 3 PM - 11 PM
631-676-7500
Call for Price Details
Come out and listen to chart topping favorites like Sean Paul, Nina Sky and other performers!
 
Farmers' Markets
From locally grown produce, to fresh baked goods, there are many items to browse through and purchase at a L.I. farmers' market.
 
Patchogue Farmers Market 2017
Montauk Highway (West of Route 112) Patchogue, NY 11772
Friday, September 1st - Monday, September 4th from 8 AM - 1 PM
631-323-3653
Free Event
Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, coffee, homemade soaps and more!
 
HeartBeet Farms Summer Farmers Market at Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Friday, September 1st from 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event
Take a look at all of the fresh, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables that HeartBeet Farms has to offer!
 
East Meadow Community Farm Stand CCE
832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
Friday, September 1st from 3 PM - 6 PM & Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM - 12 PM
516-565-5265
Free Event
Browse local, seasonally grown produce, fresh cut flowers, organic offerings and more!
 
Islip Farmers Market 2017 at Islip Town Hall Parking Lot
655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, September 2nd from 7 AM - 12 PM
631-323-3653
Free Event
From olive oils, to baked goods, to fruits and veggies, the Islip Farmers' market has it all!
 
Seaford Farmers Market 2017 at Seaford Train Station
Railroad Street (Corner of Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway) Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, September 2nd from 7 AM - 12 PM
631-323-3653
Free Event
From wine, to vegetables, to soup, vegan items, and more, you'll have plenty to choose from at this farmers' market.
 
Havens Farmers' Market 2017 at Havens House Museum
16 S. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964
Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Free Event
Happening rain or shine, come out and support local craftspeople, farmers and entrepreneurs offering items like cheese, flowers, fruit and much more.
 
Long Beach Farmers' Market 2017 at Kennedy Plaza
1 West Chester Street 
Long Beach, NY 11561
Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM - 2 PM
516-543-6033
Free Event
With certified organic vegetables, soaps and preserves, baked goods, pasta, and much more, you'll find everything you need!
 
Sunnyside Farmers Market at Lindenhurst Village Park
N. Wellwood and Hoffman Avenues, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM - 2 PM
631-438-6629
Free Event
Browse handmade art, fresh produce, baked goods and much more at this weekly, seasonal market.
 
Farmers Market at the Tanger Outlets Deer Park
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 1172
Saturday, September 2nd from 10 AM - 3 PM
631-242-0239
Free Event
head on over to Tanger Outlets Center in Deer Park to browse local vendors ranging from farms to wineries to bakers! 
 
Freeport Farmers' Market at Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, North Parking Lot, Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday, September 2nd from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
212-484-1258
Free Event
Get your fill of fresh produce and enjoy the Dance Explosion Show featuring many different genres of dance.
 
Kings Park Farmers' Market 2017 at Municipal Lot
25A and Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
Sunday, September 3rd from 9 AM - 2 PM
845-802-3090
Free Event
From local fish, to heirloom tomatoes, to soy candles, this farmers' market has something for everyone!
 
Huntington Center Farmers Market 2017
Main Street Rt. 25A (East of of Rt. 110 North) Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, September 3rd from 7 AM - 12 PM
631-323-3653
Free Event
Get ready to go home with lots of goodies, like wine, seafood, herbs, vegetables, dog treats and more, from this farmers' market!
 
Rockville Centre Farmers Market 2017
Railroad Parking Lot Number 12 (Long Beach Road and Sunrise Highway) Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Sunday, September 3rd from 7 AM - 12 PM
631-323-3653
Free Event
Get yourself some coffee, pickles, cheese, flowers, fruits and much more at this farmers' market!
 
Greenlawn Farmer's and Artist Market
106 Broadway, Greenlawn, NY 11743
Sunday, September 3rd from 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event
This new farmers' market for 2017 will be offering fruits and veggies, honey, handmade crafts, Kombucha and more for patrons to purchase!
 
Westbury Farmers & Artists Market at The Piazza Ernesto Strada
Corner of Post Avenue & Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, September 3rd from 9 AM - 2 PM
516-400-ARTS
Free Event
Check out original art, fresh produce, breads, coffee, honey, pickles and more at this farmers' market!
 
Fun You Can Enjoy All Weekend Long!
In addition to all of the amusing events listed above, there are still so many other things to do this Labor Day Weekend, including some you can do right from home!
 
With the summer coming to close, it’s time to get in your last beach trips of the season! Get on your bathing suit and enjoy sticking your toes in the sand, going for as swim or simply relaxing in the sun with a good book.
 
Invite over friends and family for a festive get-together and start up the grill for one last summer blow-out! From charred burgers and hot dogs, to vegetables grilled to perfection, a BBQ is the perfect opportunity to eat great food and socialize.
 
There are many great towns strewn along the Island offering delicious restaurants to eat at, beautiful museums and art galleries to visit, unique boutiques to shop at, fun places for the kids to run & play at, and much more!