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Long Island’s 2018 4th of July Weekend Guide: Fireworks Displays, Parades, Family Concerts & More!

There are dozens of fantastic celebrations happening across Long Island to help you and your family celebrate Independence Day!

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Celebrate this 4th of July with a variety of family entertainment options!

Photo by: Jill Wellington via Pixabay

Just as we celebrate the birthdays of friends and loved ones, it only makes sense to celebrate the birthday of the country we all love. Even at 242 years old, the United States is not too old for a lively celebration! From fireworks displays to town parades, Long Islanders will be celebrating the 4th of July with a number of fantastic events. Plus, since the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, the festivities will fall across five days, ensuring that everyone can participate in the fun.

Check out the events and celebrations below to make this Independence Day the most memorable one yet!

Fireworks Shows & Displays
There is nothing quite like celebrating the 4th of July with a stunning fireworks display! Thankfully, with shows scheduled across Long Island, there are plenty of ways to take in the sights and sounds that have come to define the holiday!

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at The Waterview
44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesday, July 4th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$45 Per Person (Plus Tax)

The Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club will be the perfect destination for enjoying Port Jefferson's beautiful fireworks display on the Fourth of July! Attendees will enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, marinated grilled chicken, holiday cake, and plenty of other tasty items.

4th of July at Ocean Restaurant
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
Wednesday, July 4th at 6 PM
$115 per guest (plus tax & gratuity)

Ocean in Bayside will be celebrating the Fourth of July with an evening of drinks and food, including dishes like shrimp scampi fettucine and ribeye steak. Plus, the restaurant will be the perfect spot for enjoying a magnificent fireworks display.

Sapphire Princess' 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Wednesday, July 4th, 8 PM - 12:15 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Hop aboard the Sapphire Princess for a phenomenal cruise along Long Island's south shore. In addition to delectable dishes, a 3-hour open bar, and DJ entertainment, passengers will be able to enjoy the Jones Beach Fireworks Show!

TD Bank's “Celebrate America” Fireworks and Show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater - FREE!
Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, June 30th at 5:45 PM
Free Event

Head to Eisenhower Park to catch the annual "Celebrate America" fireworks show that is sure to dazzle kids and adults alike. Rain date is July 1st.

Long Island Ducks vs. Road Warriors & Fireworks Spectacular
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Saturday, June 30th at 6:30 PM
$12 - $15 Per Person

In addition to an exciting baseball game between the Long Island Ducks and Road Warriors, the evening will conclude with a not-to-be-missed fireworks show.

Sag Harbor's July 4th Fireworks Celebration at Marine Park - FREE!
Marine Park Drive, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saturday, June 30th at 9:30 PM
Free Event

Held on the Saturday prior to July 4th, Sag Harbor's July 4th Fireworks Celebration is best viewed at Marine Park, Haven's Beach, or Long Wharf.

Montauk's Fireworks Dinner Cruise at Viking Fleet
462 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Wednesday, July 4th, 6 PM - 11 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Viking Starship will take Long Islanders out on Montauk's waters for a night of food, drinks, music, and fireworks.

7-in-Heaven July 4th Fireworks Cruise at Captree State Park
3500 East Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
Wednesday, July 4th, 6:15 PM - 10:45 PM
$48 Per Person

Meet new people this 4th of July while enjoying a dinner cruise and a fantastic view of the fireworks show over the bay.

Valley Stream's 27th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Firemen's Memorial Park
Emerson Place, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Wednesday, July 4th at 6:30 PM
$8 Advance / $10 Door

Mayor Fare and the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce invite Long Islanders to the 27th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show.

Stars Over Montauk - 4th of July Fireworks - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Wednesday, July 4th at 9:15 PM
Free Event

Best viewed within Montauk, GRUCCI's renowned fireworks display will be an awe-inspiring spectacle that no one is going to want to miss.

Sterling National Bank July 4th Fireworks Show at Jones Beach
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Wednesday, July 4th at 9:30 PM
$10 Per Vehicle

The Sterling National Bank July 4th Fireworks Show is set to patriotic music and aims to dazzle Long Islanders with an array of colors and designs.

Festivals, Fairs, Parades & Special Events
Whether you're looking to head to a local town for a parade, enjoy a summer festival, or participate in a charity run, Independence Day has events for everyone!

The Mansion at Glen Cove Exotic Auto Show
200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Saturday, June 30th, 10 AM - 5 PM

See Event Listing For Pricing
The Mansion at Glen Cove's stunning 55-acre property will be where Long Islanders will see carcs from Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari, and more.

Oyster Bay Music Festival: Vegetable Orchestra and Classical Goodies at Raynham Hall Museum - FREE!
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Saturday, June 30th, 1 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Children are invited to not only listen to unique music, but also to create and play their own vegetable instruments.

Firecracker 8k Run & 3 Mile Walk at Agawam Park
Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Sunday, July 1st at 8 AM
$30 - $35 Per Person

The Southampton Firecracker 8k Race & 3 Mile Walk will be held on Sunday, July 1st. The event raises money for the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund and features gorgeous views of Agawam Park.

Oysterponds Historical Society's Heritage Day - FREE!
Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957
Sunday, July 1st, 12 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Beginning with a parade on Village Lane, Oysterponds' annual festivities features a reading of the Declaration of Independence, food, music, and games.

"Paint the Town" Art Show at Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society - FREE!
12 Bell Street, Bellport, NY 11713
Sunday, July 1st, 12 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Local artists Jeanne Salucci and Chris Taylor will be presenting their artwork at this special Bellport exhibit.

Long Island Ducks vs. Road Warriors at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
Sunday, July 1st at 5 PM
$12 - $15 Per Person

The Long Island Ducks will be playing a home game against the Road Warriors at Bethpage Ballpark!

33rd Annual SWR Fourth of July Foot Race
Miller Avenue, Shoreham, NY 11786
Wednesday, July 4th at 8 AM
$15 Per Person

The 33rd Annual SWR Fourth of July Foot Race is set to start at Miller Avenue Elementary on July 4th.

Bellmore Striders' 36th Annual Independence Day 4 Mile Run
Grand Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Wednesday, July 4th at 8 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Lace up your running shoes and prepare for the Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run dedicated to the memory of Matthew Warkala. Races include a 4-mile run and a 1-mile youth run. Fast and flat course through the streets of Bellmore.

The Fabulous 4th of July Race in Memory of Sean Ryan
Long Beach Boardwalk at Laurelton Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Wednesday, July 4th at 8:30 AM
$25 - $30 Per Person

The Fabulous 4th of July Race in Memory of Sean Ryan is a 4 kilometer race that takes place on the boardwalk at Laurelton Boulevard. Awards for top finishers and T-shirts for all participants while supplies last.

July 4th Festival at Harbes Farm
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Wednesday, July 4th, 9 AM - 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to Harbes Farm & Vineyard this Independence Day for live music, wine tastings, and a plethora of family fun across the 100-acre farm.

Port Jefferson's Fourth of July Parade - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesday, July 4th at 10 AM
Free Event

Port Jefferson will hold its annual 4th of July Parade in the village at 10 AM on July 4th.

1863 Independence Day Celebration & Parade at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Wednesday, July 4th, 10 AM - 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Combining family entertainment with history, this holiday celebration honors the traditions of our country by featuring concerts, dancing, military drills, and a parade.

Live Concerts to Celebrate Independence Day
In-between the fireworks and family barbecues, it can be nice to kick back and enjoy a live performance by local bands! There are plenty of great shows to choose from, including a number of outdoor shows at local parks!

The Realm at Montauk Village Green - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Monday, July 2nd at 6:30 PM
Free Event

The Summer Concerts on the Green, sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, presents this reggae/rock/ska performance by The Realm.

Music Mondays at Bay Street - Jackie Hoffman
Corner of Bay Street and Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Monday, July 2nd at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Acclaimed actor and comedian Jackie Hoffman will be taking to The Bay Street Theater stage for a night of show tunes and originals.

Bay Shore Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Tuesday, July 3rd at 12:30 PM
Free Event

Bay Shore's Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concert Series is sponsored by the BID & Islip Arts Council. Performances are held at the Main Street Bandshell every week throughout July and August.

Nancy Atlas at Agawam Park - FREE!
Main Street Southampton, NY 11968
Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:30 PM
Free Event

The Southampton Cultural Center's summer concert series will kick off with a performance by Nancy Atlas at Agawam Park.

Penny Lane at East Quogue Village Green - FREE!
Corner of Montauk Highway and Lewis Road, East Quogue, NY 11942
Tuesday, July 3rd at 7 PM
Free Event

Penny Lane, the beloved tribute to The Beatles, will be performing at the Village Green as part of the East Quogue Village Green Concert Series.

Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime at Mulcahy's
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, July 3rd at 7 PM
$15 - $20 Per Person

Mulcahy's Annual Pre 4th of July Rager will feature performances by Badfish, Intona, JAHSTIX, and Vana Liya.

Movin’ Out (Billy Joel Tribute) at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater - FREE!
Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
Tuesday, July 3rd at 8 PM
Free Event

Eisenhower Park will be the spot for enjoying a night of iconic Billy Joel classics as performed by the acclaimed tribute band, Movin' Out.

ZoFolk (Led Zeppelin Tribute) at Jones Beach Bandshell - FREE!
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, July 3rd at 8 PM
Free Event

Enjoy classics like "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven" when ZoFolk takes the stage at the Jones Beach Bandshell.

Nina Et Cetera at Firefighters' Park - FREE!
Grace Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11021
Tuesday, July 3rd at 8 PM
Free Event

The Village of Great Neck Plaza's 2018 Summer Concert Series features this performance of Nina Et Cetera's "Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout."

Summertime In The Park at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Wednesday, July 4th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Fourth of July in Bay Shore will be filled with the sounds of a variety of featured musical acts.

Huntington Community Band at Heckscher Park - FREE!
Prime Avenue & Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Wednesday, July 4th at 8 PM
Free Event

The Huntington Community Band will be performing on the Chapin Rainbow Stage on July 4th as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival.