LongIsland.com's 2015 June Family Fun Guide: Kick Off Summer with Festivals, Father's Day, Outdoor Fun & More!

Things are starting to heat up here on Long Island - get the scoop on all the best fun happening this June right here!

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It seems like the first half of the year has gone by in a flash! Although the official start of Summer isn’t until Sunday, June 21st, things are sure heating up here on Long Island in terms of fun! The month of June is packed with festivals, fairs, Father’s Day Celebrations, concerts, and all sorts of outdoor fun that takes full advantage of the nice warm weather. Before you know it, school will be out - college students are already home, and by now, grade schoolers are itching to be done with the semester, and dive head first into Summer fun.
 
Don't wait until the end of the month to celebrate the new season - get a jump start on Summer fun right here on Long Island throughout the month of June!
 
To help you kick off the Summer of 2015, check out our June 2015 Guide, which is packed with endless fun:
 
Festivals & Fairs
When it comes to warm weather fun, you simply can’t beat festivals and fairs! Throughout the month of June, there’s tons of great weekend festivals happening all across Long Island where you’ll be able to enjoy local food, music, crafts, and have tons of fun!
 
Smithtown Festival Day - FREE!
Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-979-8069
Sunday, June 7th
Free Event 
Smithtown Festival Day is always a ton of fun, and this year is no different! This festival features lots of unique art & craft vendors, fabulous food vendors, fun activities & entertainment for the kids, and so much more!
 
121 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-4724 
Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th
Free Event 
Celebrate Port Jefferson’s maritime heritage while enjoying a boat show, live demonstrations, water activities, boat building, a touch tank, sailing instructions, food, music and pirates!
 
Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park Racetrack
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003
718-659-3516
Thursday, June 4th - Saturday, June 6th 
General Admission $15, Reserved Seating $30
Festival will feature more music, more food and more fun than ever before. For the first time, the New York Racing Association will be expanding Belmont Stakes Day into a multi-day racing festival with 31 races, including 17 stakes and 14 allowance-level races!
 
Strawberry Festival at the Ascension Lutheran Church
145 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
516-352-1263
Friday, June 5th 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Adults $12, Youth $4
Festival will feature musical entertainment by the Vic Vincent Group, dancing, refreshments, sing alongs and prizes! Tickets must be purchased in advance, please call.
 
2015 Third Annual Freeport Blues & Jazz Festival at Seabreeze Park - FREE!
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday, June 6th 12 PM - 6 PM
Free Event 
Enjoy a festival overlooking the bay at Seabreeze Park and enjoy food and drinks which will be available for purchase.
 
56th Annual Arts and Music Festival at Northport Village Park - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11731
Sunday, June 7th at 11 AM
Free Event 
Festival will feature a high school fashion show, K-12 exhibition of student work completed by district art teachers and a performance by the students & staff from the music department!
 
Islip Main Street Fair - FREE!
Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Sunday, June 7th 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event
Enjoy a fun-filled day with friends and family at the Islip Main Street Fair which will feature delicious food and drinks, a ton of vendors and great entertainment for everyone!
 
HarborFest Dock Day and Craft Fair at Town Dock & Main Street - FREE!
347 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-6566
Sunday, June 7th 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event
Event will feature a craft show with over 100 vendors, sails about the schooner SoundWaters, cruises aboard Water Taxi, kayaking, fire boat demonstration, entertainment & much more!
 
New York Best Wings Festival at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-334-0800
Sunday, June 7th 11 AM - 7 PM
$10-$95
Enjoy tons of delicious wings, eating contests, games, prizes, giveaways, the best wings championships and more! 
 
Mattituck Strawberry Festival
1175 Route 48, Mattituck, NY 11952
Friday, June 12th - Sunday, June 14th
$5 per person, Children 5 & Under are Free
Sample strawberries, indulge in strawberry shortcake then head over to the arts & craft tables while enjoying live music!
 
41st Long Island Bavarian Festival at Plattduetsche Park
1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010
516-848-3833
Saturday, June 13th & Sunday, June 14th
$9
Enjoy live music in an Oktoberfest atmosphere including Schuhplattler performances by the adult and kindergruppe, German food specialties, German import booths as well as games, amusement and rides for the kids!
 
Moriches Chamber Annual Spring Fair - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Saturday, June 13th 9 AM - 6 PM
Free Event
Fair will feature numerous vendors with unique items, food, and entertainment for the entire family! Rain date June 14th.
 
Port Jefferson Green Fest at the Port Jefferson Village Center - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Saturday, June 13th 1 PM - 5 PM
Free Event
Fest will feature sponsors, speakers, vendors and booths which will include eco-friendly arts, crafts, services and products. Also enjoy live demonstrations, live music & children’s activities! 
 
Patchogue JusticeJam Music & Arts Festival at 89 North Music Venue
89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, June 14th 1 PM - 7 PM
$20
Enjoy this one-day music festival which will bring awareness and raise funds for human trafficking survivors. 
 
14th Annual Blockfest at Michael E Reilly Firemans Memorial Park
Dewitt and Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, June 14th 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
$10 per person, Children 12 & Under are Free
Don’t miss out on this community awareness event for 501c3 non profit organizations to share their missions. Event will feature live music, a bounce house for the kids, a trackless train & photo booth!
 
Third Annual Centereach Street Fair - FREE!
Mark Tree Road, between Middle Country Road and School Street
Centereach, NY 11720
Sunday, June 14th 
Free Event
Fair will feature fun for the entire family, vendors, live music, delicious food and much more!
 
Community Day & Wellness Fair at Five Towns Community Center - FREE!
270 Lawrence Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559
516-239-6244
Saturday, June 20th 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event
Fair will feature vendors exhibits, workshops, health screenings and information, a petting zoo, sports, food and music!
 
Fire Feast, Music & Food Festival
555 Heling Boulevard, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-873-8278
Saturday, June 20th 12:45 - 9 PM
$10 per person, Children 5 & Under are Free
Festival will feature 4 bands that will play live music, a variety of food venues, and a wide range of beer selection. 
 
Long Beach Boardwalk and Street Fair on the Long Beach Boardwalk - FREE!
1 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Saturday, June 20th & Sunday, June 21st 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event
Street fair will feature vendors with unique items for sale, rides, shopping, games and more fun for the entire family to enjoy!
 
Seaford Summer Festival at the Seaford Railroad Station - FREE!
Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, June 20th & Sunday, June 21st 
Free Event
Bring the kids down to Seaford’s Summer Festival which will feature entertainment, food, vendors and children’s activities.
 
Heckscher Outdoor Festival at Heckscher State Park - FREE!
End of Southern State Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730
Saturday, June 20th 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event
Free event, $8 vehicle use fee, free for 2015 Empire Passport Holders
Enjoy live animals, pony rides, music, fun games, arts and crafts and more!
 
Kings Park Day - FREE!
Main Street/Route 25A, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, June 20th 
Free Event
Enjoy music, dance performances, karate demonstrations, local school band performances, over 125 artisans, delicious food and more! Held rain or shine!
 
Summer Fest at Heritage Park - FREE!
633 Mt Sinai/Coram Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
631-331-0689
Saturday, June 27th 1 PM - 10 PM
Free Event
Enjoy live music from local bands, beer from local breweries, tons of food, games, ice cream, vendors and more!
 
Beerfields 2015 at the Pennysaver Amphitheater
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Saturday, June 27th at 4:00 PM
$99 early entry (3 PM)
Enjoy some great live music while indulging in over 250 delicious beers from over 100 breweries! 
 
Concerts & Live Performances
Love live music? Then get ready for fun! June is packed with tons of amazing concerts, ranging from huge music festivals at Jones Beach Theater, to concerts in local parks around the Island!
 
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
631-854-5568
Sunday, June 7th 12 PM - 6 PM
$25 Online, $35 at the Door, Children Ages 5-12 $10, Under 5 are Free
Enjoy this annual Summertime outdoor concert which will feature several dozen artists painting to live music! Event will benefit museum education programs.
 
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
Free Event
Joe Delia and Friends will perform live on June 30th to kick off Montauk’s Free Summer Concert Series! The series will continue throughout the Summer until August 24th.
 
106.1 BLI Summer Jam at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, June 13th at 7 PM
$43 & Up
Line up includes Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Walk the Moon, Tove Lo, Echosmith, Natalie La Rose, R5 and Nick Tangorra Band.
 
Musical Moments in Kings Park at Russ Savatt Park - FREE!
Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
Friday, June 19th & Friday, June 26th
Free Event
Enjoy a live performance by Twenty Six and Six on the 19th and The New Yorkers on the 26th! Held each Friday throughout Summer.
 
Gladys Knight at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Friday, June 5th at 8 PM
$49.50 - $129.50
Enjoy a live performance by Gladys Knight!
 
Michael McDonald at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
631-288-1500
Saturday, June 6th 8 - 10 PM
$125 - $210
Enjoy a live performance by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Michael McDonald, a former Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan band member.
 
Jordan Bennett in Red Hot Songs at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11756
631-656-2148
Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 PM
$40 - $50
Enjoy this surprising one-man show by Jordan Bennett! Show will include music from some of the most exciting, fun, romantic, thrilling and goofy songs ever written for the Broadway stage. 
 
Dave Matthews Band at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11743
Tuesday, June 9th at 7 PM
$40 & Up
Don’t miss out on a live performance by Dave Matthews Band at Jones Beach!
 
Graham Parker and The Rumour at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Thursday, June 11th at 8 PM
$27.50 - $45.00
Enjoy a performance by Graham Parker as he reunites with his original band The Rumour after 31 years!
 
Tim McGraw, Billy Currington & Chase Bryant at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Thursday, June 11th at 7 PM
$10 & Up
Head to Jones Beach to see Tim McGraw, Billy Currington & Chase Bryant live on stage together!
 
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, June 12th at 8 PM
$35
Enjoy a live performance by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM.
 
The Johnny Cash Show with Tom Cavanagh at the Dix Hills PAC
305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11756
631-656-2148
Saturday, June 13th at 7:30 PM
$25 - $35
Walk the Line with The Johnny Cash Show and Tom Cavanagh! 
 
Jessie Mueller & Jarrod Spector at Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-1384
Saturday, June 13th at 8 PM
Premium $82, Standard $77
Enjoy a live performance by Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector.
 
Train, The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, June 16th at 7 PM
$35 & Up
Head to Jones Beach and see Train live on stage along with The Fray and Matt Nathanson!
 
Melissa Etheridge at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Thursday, June 18th at 8:00 PM
$50 - $95     
Enjoy a live concert by Academy Award & Grammy winning artist, Melissa Etheridge!
 
The Midtown Men at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-247-5213
Friday, June 19th at 8 PM
$63
See The Midtown Men live in concert! Show begins at 8:00 PM, tickets can be purchased online in advance.
 
New Kids on the Block with TLC & Nelly at Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Saturday, June 20th at 7 PM
Ticket Prices Vary
Enjoy a live concert by New Kids on the Block with TLC and Nelly! Tickets on sale now!
 
P.O.D. With From Ashes To New at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-673-7300
Sunday, June 21st at 8:00 PM
$20 - $45
See P.O.D. live in concert with special guest “From Ashes to New.”
 
Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Wednesday, June 24th at 7 PM
Ticket Prices Vary
Fall Out Boy will perform live at Jones Beach along with Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen. Tickets on sale now & can be purchased online. 
 
Jim Jefferies at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-283-5566
Friday, June 26th at 7:30 & 10:30 PM
$39.50
Enjoy a live performance by Jim Jeffries, first show will take place at 7:30 PM, followed by a second show at 10:30 PM. Ages 18 and older only.
 
Brian Wilson with Rodriguez at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, June 30th at 8 PM
Ticket Prices Vary
Enjoy Brian Wilson & Rodriguez live in concert along with Former Beach Boys Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin! Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8 PM. 
 
Father’s Day Fun
How will you be celebrating Father’s Day this year? There’s plenty of great ways to enjoy the day with Dad this Father’s Day - get the scoop on the best Father’s Day Events below!
 
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"- Happy Father's Day at Jones Beach State Park
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-780-3295
Tuesday, June 16th 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$4 per person
Explore the world around us with your child and connect with them on a natural level! Program is appropriate for children ages 3-5.
 
Father's Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble - FREE!
4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
631-462-0208
Saturday, June 20th 11 AM - 12 PM
Free Event
Enjoy a special Storytime celebration for Father's Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa.
 
Father's Day Tea Tasting at In2ition Mercantile - FREE!
1475 Montauk Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
631-699-8310
Saturday, June 20th 2 PM - 3 PM
Free Event
Celebrate your dad with a tea tasting with a wellness tea called “Tea for Him” by Art of Tea.
 
Father's Day Car Show & Swap Meet at The Merrick LIRR Station
Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
516-849-6637
Sunday, June 21st 9 AM - 4 PM
Enjoy a car show and swap meet, live music, food and lots of products and rides for the kids! To show your vehicle, it is $15 with pre-registration & $20 the day of the show. 
 
Father's Day Motorcycle Ride to the Car Show
Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-937-7800
Sunday, June 21st at 8:30 AM
$10 per Bike
Enjoy a motorcycle ride to the Merrick LIRR Train Station, off Sunrise Highway (Route 27), between Hewlett Avenue and Merrick Avenue. Admission includes tickets to the Father's Day Car Show.
 
New York AutoFest Father's Day Car Show and BBQ at Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-882-5022
Sunday, June 21st 9 AM - 4 PM
Spectators $5 (free for children under 12), $20 to show car
Enjoy a judged car show and barbecue in honor of Father’s Day!
 
Make the Most of June with Some Warm Weather Fun!
While most of June still considered Springtime, there's lots of fun ways to welcome the Summer throughout the month!
 
Enjoy a Round of Golf While The Weather is Perfect
June is one of the best months of the year to enjoy a round of golf. The sun is shining, the grass is green, but temps are at a comfortable temperature as we enter the Summer months.
 
Make Waves at Your Favorite Long Island Beach!
Whether you enjoy the rocky sands & calm waters of the North Shore, or you prefer the spotless sand and big waves of the South Shore, there's plenty of great beaches to pick from here on Long Island. Grab your suit and go - you'll beat the Summer crowds by enjoying LI's beaches this June!
 
Enjoy a Day Trip Without Leaving LI!
Across Long Island, there are lots of wonderful destinations for a Day Trip whether you've got the kids in tow, you're on an adventure with friends, or looking to get away with that special someone. Why not take some time to explore the Island this June, and check out some local landmarks & destinations that you haven't yet had the time to experience!
 
What are you looking forward to this June? Let Us Know in the Comments Below!
 

Photos

  • Jones Beach Theater on a bright, beautiful day. Photo by: Eileen Novack

  • Summer Sunset at the Fire Island Lighthouse. Photo by: Susan Knappe

  • Fun in the Sun at Jones Beach.