Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Food & Cultural Festivals, Marvel Superheroes and More

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From festivals to shows, this Friday and weekend on Long Island is going to be packed with fun things to do.

It’s going to be a weekend packed with festivals on Long Island! We’re talking about the Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, the Riverhead Railroad Festival, the Long Island Maritime Museum’s Annual Seafood Festival, the Blue Claw Crab Festival and other fun events like the Shelter Island Chamber Of Commerce Duck Race and the Heirloom Tomato Tasting event at Hallockville Museum Farm. If that’s not enough to keep you busy, also check out amazing shows like the Marvel Universe Live show at Nassau Coliseum. Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 22, 2014
Who: Marvel Universe Live At Nassau Coliseum
Info:  Enjoy a show featuring top Marvel universe superheroes! Superheroes featured include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk and others. The show includes cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. The show continues through Aug. 24th at Nassau Coliseum.
Cost: $19 to $100
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale

Who: Wizard Of Oz Presented By Ovations Dance Repertory Company At Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts
Info: Enjoy a performance with Oz characters coming to life in an adaptation of the famous classic. The scores include “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead,” “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “If I Only Had a Brain” and more!
Cost: $14 Plus Fee
Time & Place: 7PM at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1300

Who: Blackout At Bay Street Theatre
Info: This performance transforms into an immersive cabaret. It features performers from ‘My Life is a Musical’ singing their own musical theater and rock songs.
Cost: $15, Free If Attending ‘My Life Is a Musical’ the same evening

Time & Place: 11PM at Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main street, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-0818

SATURDAY – AUGUST 23, 2014
Who: Long Island Scottish Festival And Highland Games At Old Westbury Gardens
Info: Join in on Scottish festivities and games, including bagpipe music, dancing, singing, Celtic vendors, Scottish food and more!
Cost: $17, $15 For Seniors, $8 For Children 7-17, Free for Children 6 And Under
Time & Place: 8AM to 5PM at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury – (516) 333-0048

Who: Riverhead Railroad Festival
Info: Take part in this festival featuring an “O” gauge historic Lionel train layout, in addition to Diesel 1556, Engine 39 and Engine 399, all being restored. There’s also going to be food, vendors and more!
Cost: $8, $4 For Children 5-12, Free For Children Younger Than 5
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Railroad Museum of Long Island, 416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 727-7920

Who: Long Island Maritime Museum’s Annual Seafood Festival
Info:  Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and history of Long Island’s great south shore at this festival for the entire family. In addition to a variety of seafood offerings, enjoy live performances on the main stage with notable acts, children’s activities, live pirate shows, public sails aboard the historic Oyster Sloop Priscilla and vendors from around the country.
Cost: $8 Per Person, Free For Children 5 and Under
Time & Place: 10AM to 7PM at The Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Avenue, West Sayville – (631) HISTORY

SUNDAY – AUGUST 24, 2014
Who: Blue Claw Crab Festival At Mastic Beach Marina
Info: Come out to enjoy fresh steamed shrimp, crabs, crab-cakes, clams on the half shell, beer, wine and soda! The festival will also include music and dance performances, children’s activities like face-painting and sand art, and a large selection of food vendors.
Cost: Free Event

Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Mastic Beach Marina, Riviera and Whittier Drives, Mastic Beach – (631) 399-6111

Who: Shelter Island Chamber Of Commerce Duck Race
Info: This fundraiser event goes to support the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual community events. Sponsor a rubber duck and watch it swim in the raging waters of Chase Creek to victory!

Cost: $20 For Rubber Duck Sponsorship
Time & Place: 11AM Meet Up Time, 11:30AM Race Time at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street, Shelter Island – (877) 893-2290

Who: Heirloom Tomato Tasting At Hallockville Museum Farm
Info: Sample over 30 varieties of regionally-adapted and heirloom varieties of tomatoes grown by Stephanie Gaylor and her Southold farm. Tickets are limited so purchase yours in advance.
Cost: $12 For Advance Ticket ($10 For Members), $15 At The Door ($12 For Members)
Time & Place: Sessions at 2PM and 3:30PM at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 298-5292

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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