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LongIsland.com’s April 2019 Family Fun Guide: Spring Festivals, 5K Runs, Car Shows & More!

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The arrival of April means thirty days packed with seasonal events that the entire family will enjoy!

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You won't want to miss any of the upcoming festivals and fairs happening here on LI!

Photo by: Christian

An events calendar overflowing with family events ensures that the first full month of spring is going to be a stellar time for all Long Islanders. From the first weekend to the last, there are a number of Spring Festivals and Fairs that will have children and adults alike enjoying the weather in local towns. Those looking for some high-octane entertainment will be more than satisfied with the selection of Car and Motorcycle Shows that will be showcasing everything from vintage automobiles to custom hot rods.

The fun won't stop there, however, for the arrival of warm weather means a number of exciting Fun Runs and 5Ks, many of which serve as fundraisers for important local organizations and charities. Plus, with Easter and Earth Day on April 21st and 22nd respectively, families will be able to celebrate with Easter Brunches and educational Earth Day events!

Check out the events below and be sure to plan accordingly for some springtime fun this April!


Spring Festivals, Fairs & Other Fun
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a diverse selection of festivals and other great events. From the Westbury Market Fair to street festivals, there are sure to be a few that are calling your name!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6th through 28th, 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!

Terrace on the Park's Spring Bridal Showcase
52-11 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Park, NY 11368
631-563-6280
Tuesday, April 2nd, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
$5 Online / $10 Door

Terrace on the Park's Spring Bridal Showcase will feature over 60 leading wedding experts including photographers, videographers, bridal and tuxedo shops, florists, DJs, cake bakers, favor designers, and hair and makeup artists. Attendees will enjoy samplings of the venue's award-winning cuisine and tour the stunning gardens, ballrooms, and more.

Arbor Day Family Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8600
Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th, 11 AM - 4 PM
$20 Per Vehicle

Planting Fields Foundation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be presenting a weekend of spring fun in Oyster Bay. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, and plenty of other family activities.


Long Island Boat Show at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
516-231-4848
Friday, April 5th, through Sunday, April 7th
See Event Listing For Pricing

This year's Long Island Boat Show at NYCB LIVE will be packed with boating experts and retailers selling the latest products.

Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park
625 Belmont Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
631-321-3510
Saturday, April 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
$8 Per Vehicle

Learn about fly fishing, bait, and all things fishing at this year's Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park. Children and adults alike will enjoy exhibits and fishing at the fully stocked lake.

Selden Craft Fair at Newfield High School - FREE!
145 Marshall Drive, Selden, NY 11784
631-846-1459
Saturday, April 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Sponsored by the Newfield High School Leaders Club, this spring craft fair will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on original crafts and decorations.

All Kids Fair at Hilton Long Island
598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
516-621-1446
Sunday, April 7th, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
$5 Admission (Free for Children 2 & Under)

The All Kids Fair consists of more than 25,000 square feet of entertainment for all ages. From a comic book room to The Butterfly Experience, there will be endless activities to enjoy throughout the day.

Spring Appreciation Day at Stony Brook Village Center - FREE!
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-2244
Saturday, April 13th, 12 PM - 5 PM
Free Event

Stony Brook Village Center will be home to a huge spring celebration complete with a petting zoo, balloon artists, a student art show, live performances, and more.

West Hills Spring Carnival at West Hills Day Camp - FREE!
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-6700
Saturday, April 13th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Help celebrate West Hills Day Camp's 65th birthday with an afternoon of carnival rides, arts and crafts, and face painting, among other family activities.

Hauppauge Craft & Gift Fair at Hauppauge High School - FREE!
500 Lincoln Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-846-1459
Saturday, April 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Dozens of exhibitors will gather at Hauppauge High School to supply Long Islanders with a fantastic selection of crafts, artwork, and home products.

Levittown Hall's 2nd Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Market - FREE!
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801
516-317-7729
Sunday, April 14th, 10:30 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Shop for unique gifts for Easter, Mother's Day, and more at this spring craft fair in Hicksville.

Sweetbriar Nature Center's Spring Fair and Egg Hunt
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-979-6344
Saturday, April 20th, 12 PM - 4 PM
$15 Children / $5 Adults

Enjoy a day of family fun at Sweetbriar Nature Center with animal presentations, crafts, games, and an egg hunt.

Spring Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-0048
Saturday, April 27th, 11 AM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Visit Old Westbury Gardens during the Spring Dog Festival to meet rescue groups and animal welfare organizations, as well as shop for merchandise for your four-legged friend.

Merrick Spring Festival - FREE!
1 Broadcast Plaza, Merrick, NY 11566
516-442-6000
Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Whether you're looking to acquire some unique crafts or indulge in delicious treats, the Merrick Spring Festival is not an event you'll want to miss.

12th Annual Antiques and Garden Weekend at Port Jefferson Village Center
101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$6 Per Person

Countless unique items will be for sale at this popular weekend event in the heart of Port Jefferson Village.

Wantagh Spring Festival at Wantagh Train Station - FREE!
Beech Street to Oakland Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-644-5615
Sunday, April 28th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Over a quarter-mile of family fun awaits at this year's Wantagh Spring Festival. The day will include more than a hundred vendors, including crafts, food, and fascinating novelties.

April’s Car & Motorcycle Shows
Rev up those engines, for the pedal will be down to the metal all month with a terrific selection of car and motorcycle shows! American classics, eye-catching customs, and cars straight out of the future will all be on display for auto enthusiasts to enjoy.

14th Annual St. Patrick's School Car Show
284 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, April 28th at 9 AM
$5 Adults / Free for Children

St. Patrick School will be hosting a special car show to support the school's education programs and to give the public an opportunity to see dozens of incredible vehicles. Attendees will also be able to enjoy vendors, raffles, food, and giveaways.

Tobay Beach Spring Classic Car Show - FREE!
Ocean Parkway, Massapequa, NY 11795
516-797-4121
Sunday, April 28th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

A plethora of stunning cars will be on display at Tobay Beach during the upcoming spring car show, presented by Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Oyster Bay Town Board. In addition to cars, there will be a number of displays, food trucks, and a performance by The Mystic.


Spring Car Show at Belmont Racetrack
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
631-567-5898
Sunday, April 7th, 8 AM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Cars of all years and makes will be on display at Belmont Racetrack's upcoming car show. Participating vehicles will be judged and there will be opportunities to buy and sell.

Long Island Buick Club's April Meeting - FREE!
Merrick & Unqua Roads, Massapequa, NY 11758
Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM
Free Event

The Long Island Buick Club, an organization that focuses on all aspects of maintaining and enjoying Buicks, will be meeting at Marjorie Post Park.

Empire Galaxies Club's Spring Breakout Cruise
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, April 13th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Participants in the Spring Breakout Cruise will begin in Old Bethpage and head all the way to Greenport, completing the longest car cruise on the East Coast.

New York AutoFest Spring is Sprung Car Show at Syosset VFW
20 Queens Street, Syosset, NY 11791
516-882-5022
Sunday, April 14th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Spectators

An enormous selection of cars will be judged in 45 classes at this spring car show at Syosset VFW.

4th Annual Cars & Guitars Car Show & Fundraiser
88 Veterans Highway, Commack, NY 11725
631-493-2370
Sunday, April 14th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Donations Collected

100% of donations raised at the 4th Annual Cars & Guitars event will benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit that provides assistance to service members and their families.

New York International Auto Show at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Friday, April 19th, through Sunday, April 28th
$17 Adults / $7 Children

The New York International Auto Show will be returning to the Jacob Javits Convention Center for 10 days of non-stop excitement. With four full floors devoted to the world's top automakers and nearly 1,000 vehicles, it's no wonder that the show has consistently held the highest attendance of any car show in North America for its entire 118-year history.

LI Street Rod Association's Spring Car Show & Swap Meet at Suffolk Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
631-642-7555
Sunday, April 28th, 8 AM - 4 PM
$7 Spectators (Free for Children 12 & Under)

Long Island Street Rod Association's 2019 Spring Car Show & Swap Meet will include antiques, classic customs, muscle cars, and special interest vehicles. Plus, attendees will enjoy a performance by Astoria Revival and a 50/50 raffle.

4th Annual Long Island Motor Parkway Classic Car Show
730 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596
Sunday, April 28th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Adults / $2 Children 6-12

From vintage classics to iconic muscle cars, the 4th Annual Long Island Motor Parkway Classic Car Show will be packed with all eras of automobiles. Both spectators and car owners are invited to join in on the fun.

Fun Runs & Spring 5k Around LI
Whether you're looking to have a great experience with friends, raise money for local charities, or get in some last minute training before Long Island Marathon Weekend (May 3rd through 5th), there are some great running and walking events for everyone happening this April!

Patchogue Family YMCA 5K Run/Walk at Shorefront Park
Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-891-1800
Saturday, April 6th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Help support "Strength Through Strokes and Strides," a program that aids pediatric cancer survivors, by participating in the Patchogue Family YMCA 5K Run/Walk.

9th Annual Katy's Courage 5K
21 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, April 13th at 8:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Lace up your running shoes and help raise funds for local scholarships and Katy's Kids at the Children's Museum of the East End.


Lean On Me: Breast Cancer Network Annual 5K Walk & Talk at Bethpage State Park
20 Plainview Road, Bethpage, NY 11714
Saturday, April 6th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$20 - $30 Per Person

Dr. Dwight De Risi's 5K Walk and Talk is an annual event that brings Long Islanders together for a 5K walk around the beautiful Bethpage State Park.

JFK Runway Run/Walk 5K at JFK International Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430
Sunday, April 14th, 7 AM - 12 PM
$20 - $40 Per Person

Perfect for runners and walkers alike, the JFK Runway Run is an exciting event that serves as an annual fundraiser for the JFK Rotary Club.

Brookhaven Trail 15K and 4 Mile Trail Run at Brookhaven State Park
2500 William Floyd Parkway, Wading River, NY 11961
Sunday, April 14th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Brookhaven Trail 15K and 4 Mile Trail Run will be held on April 14th and will showcase the natural beauty of stunning Long Island park.

The St. James Five Miler
533 North Country Road, St. James, NY 11780
Saturday, April 20th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The St. James Five Miler will feature both a 5 mile run and 3.5 mile walk, ensuring that there are opportunities for participants of all ages and fitness levels.

Earth Day 2019 Celebrations
There is nothing quite as important as protecting the planet that we call home. Thanks to some educational and interactive Earth Day events, children and adults will be able to learn about the need for environmental conservation, recycling, and other important measures.

Earth Day Hands-On Science Zone at Cradle Of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4111
Monday, April 22nd, 12 PM - 4 PM
Free with Museum Admission

From the impact of the melting ice caps to how the landscape will change with additional water, children will engage in experiments to learn all about our relationship to water.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Jones Beach Nature Center - FREE!
Jones Beach Island, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Saturday, April 13th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

An afternoon of crafts, games, and family activities will ensure that children are fully engaged during this educational and entertaining Earth Day event at Jones Beach.


Earth Day Every Day at Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-979-6344
Sunday, April 14th, 1 PM - 3 PM
$10 Children / $5 Adults

Children will enjoy meeting Sweetbriar's animals, making crafts, and going on a scavenger hunt on the preserve.

Ocean Science Sunday at The Whaling Museum & Education Center
279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
631-367-3418
Sunday, April 14th, 12 PM - 1 PM
$12 Children / $6 Adults

Presented by The Whaling Museum & Education Center and the Long Island Sound Study, this interactive program will show how human actions are impacting the Long Island Sound.

Earth Day Terrarium Craft at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-571-8010
Saturday, April 20th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Museum Admission + $8/Participant

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be celebrating Earth Day by offering a craft that will allow participants to create an enclosed ecosystem out of a glass jar and natural materials.

Earth Day...Make a Splash at Asharoken Beach
Asharoken Avenue, Northport, NY 11768
631-239-1800 x 30
Monday, April 22nd, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
$15 Per Child

Learn all about how local beaches and marine creatures are affected by marine debris before helping to clean up Asharoken Beach.

Fantastic Easter Brunches
Enjoying an Easter brunch is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Thanks to lcoal restaurants across Nassau County and Suffolk County, finding a delicious brunch to attend is certainly not a challenge!

Easter Brunch at The Library Cafe
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM - 2 PM
$27 Adults / $12 Children

From Texas-style French toast to buttermilk pancakes, everybody will find their breakfast favorites during The Library Cafe's holiday brunch.

Easter Brunch at Southside
5 Third Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM - 2 PM
$25 Adults / $12 Children

A delectable buffet brunch will be served at Southside in Bay Shore to help families celebrate Easter Sunday together.

Easter Brunch at The Post Office Café
30 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702
Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM - 3 PM
$30.95 Adults / $15.50 for Children 12 & Under

Indulge in a hot breakfast buffet, homemade apple crisp, and an ice cream sundae bar during a special brunch for families on Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Brunch with the Easter Bunny at East Wind
5768 New York 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
631-929-3500
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Not only will families enjoy a delicious brunch cooked up especially for Easter Sunday, but the Easter Bunny himself will be making an appearance for photos.

Easter Brunch at Mansion at Timber Point
398 Great River Road, Great River, NY 11739
631-581-0022
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$47.95 Adults / $19.95 Children Ages 5-9

Between pecan crusted sea bass, eggs benedict with hollandaise, and apple filled pancakes, it will be hard to choose what delicious entree to pick during this Easter Sunday brunch.

Easter Brunch at The Mansion at West Sayville
200 Main Street, West Sayville, NY 11796
631-589-0022
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
$47.95 Adults / $19.95 Children 4-10

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a delicious dishes like vegetable quiche and strawberry topped French toast at The Mansion at West Sayville.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3242
Sunday, April 21st, 10:30 AM - 5:15 PM
$35 - $65 Per Person

Families will enjoy a delectable brunch and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday at Watermill.

Easter Sunday Grand Buffet at Estate at Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-751-0555
Sunday, April 21st, 11 AM - 6 PM
$55 Adults / $27.50 Children 10 & Under

A plentiful selection of dishes will be offered at the Easter Sunday Grand Buffet that the Three Village Inn will be offering.

Easter Brunch at Heritage Club at Bethpage
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-927-8380
Sunday, April 21st, 11 AM - 6 PM
$59 Adults / $29 Children 12 & Under

Families are invited to celebrate Easter Sunday with a delicious brunch, including a variety of stations, at the Heritage Club at Bethpage.

Easter Brunch at Smithtown Landing Country Club
495 Landing Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-0534
Sunday, April 21st, 11 AM - 3 PM
$45.95 Adults / $22.95 Children Ages 4-10

Children and adults will find carving, pasta, and kids stations, as well as breakfast items and desserts at Smithtown Landing Country Club's Easter brunch.

Easter Brunch at Stonebridge Country Club
2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-656-6899
Sunday, April 21st, 11 AM - 5 PM
$54.95 Adults / $27.50 Children Ages 10 & Under

An expansive Easter brunch with unlimited mimosas and a visit from the Easter Bunny makes Stonebridge Country Club's holiday brunch not one to miss out on.

Easter Brunch at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
1 South Woods Road, Woodbury, NY 11797
516-921-5707
Sunday, April 21st, 11 AM - 5 PM
$59.95 Adults / $30 Children 10 & Under

Whether you're looking forward to eggplant rollatini, banana stuffed French toast croissants, or leg of lamb with mint jelly, The Mansion at Oyster Bay is certain to please the entire family this Easter Sunday.


What Events And Spring Fun Are You Most Looking Forward To This April?
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