Festivals & Fairs Happening on Long Island this Season


Music, food, beer, arts and more! There are many different kinds of events happening over the next few months.

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The first month of 2015 is just about over. As we head into the last few months of winter, Long Island will be the host to many great festivals and fairs. From music festivals to food fairs and more, there are plenty of events to enjoy no matter what you are in the mood for.
Here is a list of just a few of a the great festivals and fairs happening all around the island this winter and spring:
7th Annual New York City Beer Week
New York City
Febraury 20 - March 1
This city-wide event hosted by the New York City Brewers Guild will feature over 300 destinations for craft beer lovers.
Live Art Fusion at the Brick
Brickhouse Brewery 67 W Main St, Patchogue, New York 11775
February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
This event will feature live music and painting at the Birckhouse Brewery.
Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival
1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Saturday, February 7 at 6 p.m.
A great event for local beer enthusiasts.
The 66th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival
Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 5 - 15
Attend contemporary settings for one of Shakespeare's most classic peices - Richard II.
Hofstra University's 17th Annual Irish Festival
Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m.
Experience Irish culture, music, food and drinks as St. Patrick's Day approaches.
Long Island Bacon Festival
All Star Arena, 635 Middle Country Rd. Coram, NY 11727
Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Celebrate all things bacon at this delicious festival that will feature vendors, products, samples and more.
Valentine's Jewelry and Gift Fair
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 3845 Vet's Highway, Ronkonkoma
Sunday, February 8 at 9 a.m.
Looking for that perfect Valentine's Day gift this year? You will be sure to find something at this fair.
Darwin Day
38 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, February 8 at 11 a.m.
Celebrate the life and studies of Charles Darwin, the discoverer of natural selection. Presented by the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.
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