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LongIsland.com’s July 2018 Family Fun Guide: 4th of July Fireworks, Outdoor Concerts, Family Festivals, & More!

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Make the most of July's phenomenal weather with a plethora of family festivals, outdoor concerts, and Fourth of July entertainment!

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Fire Island on a gorgeous summer day!

Photo by: Brian Re

The summer may officially start in June, but July has the distinction of being the first full month of summertime fun! With the sun shining bright and warm temperatures bringing Long Islanders out for family activities, the 31-day month is unsurprisingly packed with entertainment for all ages. First and foremost, the fact that Independence Day falls on a Wednesday means that many will be able to enjoy a much-deserved extended weekend! Those extra few days will certainly come in handy due to the amount of parades, holiday festivals, and fireworks displays to enjoy!

Feet will be tapping throughout the month thanks to dozens of outdoor concerts at local Summer Concert Series. Seemingly endless numbers of beloved tribute acts and local favorites will be performing in a wide variety of genres at local parks and other outdoor venues, ensuring that everyone has a show to look forward to!

Those who are looking to put the pedal to the metal and rev up for some fun will find quite a bit to love at one of the many Car & Motorcycle Shows scheduled this month. Vintage classics and original customs will all be on display both for those that love to drive and ones that are not quite old enough yet!

Clearly 31 days is not a lot of time to enjoy all that Long Island has to offer this July! So without further ado, here are the must-attend events that you'll want to mark on your calendar!


Independence Day Weekend Fireworks & Fun
As the Fourth of July falls right in the middle of the week this year, Long Islanders will be celebrating the holiday with multiple days of nonstop thrills! Between fireworks shows, parades, and holiday-themed festivals, there are no shortage of local activities to help celebrate America's birthday!

4th of July at Ocean Restaurant
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
516-628-3330
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.

Stars Over Montauk - 4th of July Fireworks - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
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. It wouldn't be Independence Day without fireworks, so be sure to take the entire family and stretch out beneath the summer night sky!


Firecracker 8k Run & 3 Mile Walk at Agawam Park
Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6875
Sunday, July 1st at 8 PM
$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.

Long Island Ducks vs. Road Warriors at Bethpage Ballpark
3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
631-940-3825
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!

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.

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.

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
631-298-0800
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
516-572-8401
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.

Montauk's Fireworks Dinner Cruise at Viking Fleet
462 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5700
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
631-592-9804
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
516-872-6003
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.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at The Waterview
44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
631-473-1440
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.

Sapphire Princess' 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
516-623-5712
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!

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.


For LongIsland.com's 2018 Independence Day Weekend Fun Guide, click here!


Festivals & Fairs
With a variety of festivals, craft fairs, and other family events to choose from, July is the perfect month to gather the family and spend the day at a local event! Shop around for original crafts, enjoy festival treats, or simply take in the sunshine and enjoy the company of others!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturdays and Sundays, July 1st through July 29th, 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!

Pulse Magazine's North Fork Summer Social at The Vineyards at Aquebogue
978 Main Road (Route 25), Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, July 15th, 2 PM - 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Join Pulse in celebrating Long Island at the signature summer event, North Fork Summer Social! Guests will enjoy an afternoon in Long Island’s own wine country. complete with live entertainment, delectable fare and unforgettable signature beverages.


Oysterponds Historical Society's Heritage Day - FREE!
Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957
631-323-2480
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
631-241-3749
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.

Blue Point Greek Festival at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church - FREE!
77 Montauk Highway, Blue Point, NY 11715
631-363-6450
Thursday, July 5th, through Sunday, July 8th
Free Event

A delicious assortment of pastries and Greek dishes await attendees of the Blue Point Greek Festival. Plus, there will be live music and rides and games for the children.

Riverhead's Alive on 25 - FREE!
Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-209-4244
Thursdays, July 5th, July 12th, and July 26th, 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Event

Downtown Riverhead will spring into life this July for the annual Alive on 25 festival. Main Street will be closed for a full festival complete with live music, restaurant specials, and family activities. The July 5th date will feature fireworks to help celebrate Independence Day.

41st Annual Mattituck Street Fair at Old Sound Avenue - FREE!
Old Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Saturday, July 7th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

For over four decades, the Mattituck Street Fair has helped usher in the summer season with a day of music, food, and family entertainment.

Summer Garden Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-922-8668
Sunday, July 8th, 11 AM - 4 PM
$20 Per Car

Crafting activities, face painting, and self-guided visits of Coe Hall are just some of the enjoyable activities to look forward to at the Summer Garden Festival.

Kings Park's Monday on Main - FREE!
Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
Monday, July 9th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

The Kings Park Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the all new 'Monday on Main' event on July 9th. Music, food, and family fun for all.

Famous Food Festival "Taste the World" Tanger Outlets Deer Park
152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-387-6291
Saturday, July 14th, and Sunday, July 15th, 10 AM - 6:30 PM
$5 Per Person

More than 45 unique food vendors will gather at Deer Park's Tanger Outlets location for two days of delicious dishes and live chef demonstrations. To help wash down the delectable foods, there will be a beer and wine garden featuring local favorites.

Huntington Manor Fireman's Fair
401 Oakwood Road, Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-1629, Ext. #4
Tuesday, July 17th, through Saturday, July 21st, 7 PM - 11 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Huntington Manor Fireman's Fair is the largest of its kind of Long Island thanks to nearly two dozen attractions, live music, and fireworks shows (Wednesday through Saturday at 9:30 PM)

Patchogue's 17th Annual Alive After Five - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Thursdaym July 19th at 5 PM
Free Event

Patchogue's renowned Alive After Five series' July 19th date is shaping up to be an exciting event. The series is comprised of four nights of fantastic live music across seven stages and delicious food at Patchogue's best restaurants.

Sweet Corn Festival at Harbes Farm
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-0800
Saturday, July 21st, and Sunday, July 22nd, 10 AM - 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Harbes Farms' famous sweet corn is the centerpiece of this exciting family festival that features plenty of entertainment across the 100-acre Mattituck farm.

Bellport Day on Main Street - FREE!
Main Street, Bellport, NY 11713
631-438-1713
Saturday, July 28th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The annual Bellport Day will be taking place on Saturday, July 28th from 11 AM - 4 PM! Kids will have a blast with the variety of entertainment and activities while adults will love the vendors and unique items!

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue Summer Fun Days
2746 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-875-0433
Sunday, July 8th, 11 AM - 3 PM
$10 Adults / $5 Children

Whether you want to learn how to line dance or browse the unique items that vendors have to offer, Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue will be the place to be for a day of summer fun.

Classic Car, Hot Rod, & Motorcycle Shows
The summertime is not solely reserved for relaxing on the beach. If you're looking for some high-octane fun, be sure to attend one of the local car shows happening in towns across Long Island!

Custom Classic Car Show of the Sunrise Fund
895 Montauk Highway, West Babylon, NY 11704
631-747-0147
Sunday, July 8th, 8 AM - 3 PM
$5 Per Person

The Custom Classic Car Show of the Sunrise Fund returns for its seventh year to help raise funds for Pediatric Cancer at Stony Brook University Children's Hospital. Enjoy an day of live music, raffles, and entertainment for all.

6th Annual Kick Stands Up Motorcycle Poker Run & Car Show at Amphitheater at Bald Hill - FREE!
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
631-471-7241 x1329
Sunday, July 22nd, 11 Am - 4 PM
Free Event

Held to benefit the Suffolk County United Veterans project, which provides housing and support services for at-risk and homeless veterans, this beloved event brings together motorcycles, music, food, and raffle prizes for a day of fun.


Motorcycles Through Time at Educational & Cultural Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-689-5888
Daily, July 1st through July 31st, 10 AM - 5 PM
$5 Per Person

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center will be showcasing the history of motorcycles during this informative and fascinating summer exhibit.

Monday Night Takeover: Weekly Car Meet at NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
516-231-4848
Mondays, July 2nd through July 30th, at 5 PM
$12 Per Car

Presented by Streetwheelz and VCMG Events, this weekly car meet features a plethora of different automobiles, including muscle cars, custom motorcycles, and classics.

Antique & Classic Car Show at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Highway & Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-957-1133
Sunday, July 8th, 11 AM - 3 PM
$5 Per Person

Sagtikos Manor will be the site of a car show featuring 100+ fantastic automobiles and an afternoon of fun for car enthusiasts. Fans of all makes and models will certainly find stunning autos to appreciate.

L.I. Buick Club's Monthly Meeting at Marjorie Post Park - FREE!
590 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
631-567-4112
Thursday, July 12th, 8 PM - 10 PM
Free Event

The Long Island Chapter of The Buick Club of America meets each month at Marjorie Post Park to celebrate the long history of Buicks.

New York AutoFest Car Show at Chelsea Mansion
34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, NY 11732
516-882-5022
Sunday, July 15th, 9 AM - 4 PM
$5 Adults / Free for Children Under 12

The 1st Annual New York AutoFest Concours Show will bring together a massive assortment of cars, trucks, and motorcycles for a judged show with 44 classes.

Outdoor Music Series & Upcoming Concerts
Venues across Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be hosting fantastic indoor concerts throughout the summer, but for something a bit more seasonal, head to one of the dozens of outdoor shows on the schedule!

Jazz In The Vines at Jamesport Vineyards
1216 Main Road, Jamesport, NY 11947
631-722-5256
Saturday, July 14th at 6 PM
$55 - $65 Per Person

Long Islanders will be able to take in the incredible atmosphere of Jamesport Vineyards while enjoying the incredible world class music of Peter White. Needless to say, there will be renowned Jamesport Vineyards wines to enjoy throughout the concert.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park - FREE!
Prime Avenue & Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-8423
Various Days, Sunday, July 1st, through Tuesday, July 31st, at 8 PM (Tuesdays at 7 PM)
Free Event

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings free performances to Heckscher Park's Chapin Rainbow Stage Tuesdays through Sundays each week. Attendees will be able to enjoy a wide variety of performances including family shows each Tuesday.


Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200
Sunday, July 1st, through Monday, July 30th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Long Islanders are invited to attend Nassau County's 2018 Summer Concert Series at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. July's schedule include performances by Movin' Out, Disco Unlimited, Tramps Like Us, and many more.

Montauk's Summer Concert Series at The Village Green - FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2428
Mondays, July 2nd through July 30th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

The Summer Concerts on the Green are sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and feature performances in genres like rockabilly, country, blues, and others.

Bay Shore Brown-Bag Lunchtime Concerts at Main Street Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Tuesdays, July 3rd through July 31st, 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.

Southampton's Concerts In The Park - FREE!
Agawam Park & Cooper's Beach, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-4377
Tuesday, July 3rd, through Wednesday, July 25th, at 6:30 PM
Free Event

The Southampton Cultural Center will be sponsoring a summer concert series packed with 10 great shows this summer, including performances by Billboard Live, New Life Crisis, and plenty of others.

East Quogue Village Green Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Corner of Montauk Highway & Lewis Road, East Quogue, NY 11942
631-653-3911
Tuesdays, July 3rd through July 31st, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

The East Quogue Civic Association, East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Southampton will join together to showcase performances by beloved tribute acts.

Jones Beach Bandshell's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY 11793
Tuesday, July 3rd, through Tuesday, July 31st, at 8 PM
Free Event

Whether you're looking to see an acclaimed rock tribute or enjoy a show tailored to the young ones, Jones Beach Bandshell's summer schedule is overflowing with dozens of upcoming shows.

Bay Shore's Summertime In The Park Concert Series - FREE!
Main Street Bandshell, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Wednesdays, July 4th through July 25th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

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

Westbury's Summer Concert Series at Piazza Ernesto Strada - FREE!
Post Avenue & Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-400-2787
Thursdays, July 5th through July 26th, at 7 PM
Free Event

The Piazza Ernestro Strada on Post Avenue and Maple Avenue in Westbury will be hosting family concerts and performances through the end of summer!

Summer Concert Series at Smith Haven Mall - FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Thursdays, July 5th through July 26th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

With performances by acclaimed tribute bands each week, the Lifestyle Village will be the place for outdoor music on Thursday nights throughout the summer season.

Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series at The Smithtown Library - FREE!
One North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480 ext. 231 after 3pm
Thursdays, July 5th through July 26th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Friends of The Smithtown Library's Annual Outdoor Series is set to rock your Thursday nights throughout the summer! Bring your chairs and enjoy performances by Petty Rumours, Songs in the Attic, Fast Lane, and more.

City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Beaches, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-431-1000
Thursday, July 5th, through Tuesday, July 31st, at 8 PM
Free Event

The City of Long Beach's Summer Concert Series is set to provide residents with multiple nights of music each week, including performances by Doobie Others, Thunder Road, Risky Business, and Cold Spring Harbor.

Northport Community Band's Summer Concert Series at Northport Village Park - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Thursdays, July 5th through July 26th, at 8:30 PM
Free Event

The Robert W. Krueger Bandshell at Northport's Village Park will be the site of weekly community band concerts during the summer! Enjoy the sounds of live music as you take in the beautiful harbor views of Northport.

Summer Concerts at The Bellport Bandshell - FREE!
Bellport Village Marina, Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-0327
Fridays, July 6th through July 27th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Bellport's Bandshell has an absolutely packed schedule of musical acts for its 2018 Summer Series! Grab your lawn chair and head down for one of the dates - or all of them!

Glen Cove Friday Night Downtown Sounds at The Village Square - FREE!
Intersection of Glen & Bridge Streets, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-759-6970
Fridays, July 6th through July 27th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

The Glen Cove Downtown Sounds is a weekly summer concert series held at Glen Cove Village Square. July's schedule features performances by Gloria's Miami Sound featuring Nikki Torres, Right on Band, Forever Ray, and Strawberry Fields.

Town of Babylon's Summer Concert Series at Tanner Park - FREE!
Kerrigan Road, Amityville, NY 11726
631-957-3000
Friday, July 6th, through Friday, July 27th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

With some of the hottest original acts and tribute bands in the country, Town of Babylon's Summer Concert Series is one of the hallmarks of the South Shore's entertainment slate!  Over a dozen conerts are scheduled across the span of less than two months, so grab your chair and prepare for a summer of unforgettable tunes!

Musical Moments in Kings Park at Russ Savatt Park - FREE!
Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
631-292-2083
Fridays, July 6th through July 27th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Every Friday night, head down to Main Street in Kings Park to enjoy live outdoor music and local restaurant specials to celebrate the warm weather. The series features local artists and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.

6th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series at Strong's Water Club & Marina - FREE!
2255 Wickham Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-4739
Saturdays, July 7th and July 21st, 4 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Enjoy live music outdoors on the lawn, and enjoy the beautiful views that Strong's Water Club provides.

Village of Lindenhurst's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
North Wellwood Avenue & East Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (Map)
631-957-7500
Saturdays, July 7th, through July 28th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Village of Lindenhurst will be celebrating the summer season with ten Saturday performances that will have Long Islanders cheering! From performances by The Good Rats to Unbroken Chain, there are a variety of rocking concerts that are sure to please everyone.

Art, Music & Poetry in the Park at Northport Village Park - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Sunday, July 8th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

More than 30 artists will gather at Northport Village Park for a summer day of arts, crafts, music, dancing, and workshops.

Sunday Afternoons at North Hempstead Beach Park
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Sundays, July 8th through 29th, at 1 PM
Free Admission (Parking Fees Apply)

Six Gun, Dr. K's Motown Revue, Endless Summer, and The Chiclettes will all be performing at North Hempstead Beach Park this July, so be sure to grab your beach chair and some snacks.

Sunday Night Concerts on Gosman's Dockside Stage
500 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Sundays, July 8th through July 29th, 6 PM - 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Performances by Nancy Atlas Project, Randy Jackson, Zanti Misfits, and Carrie and The Cats ensures that Sunday nights at Gosman's are must-attends.

International Nights at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200 or 516-572-0355
Sunday, July 8th, through Sunday, July 29th, at 7 PM
Free Event

Throughout the summer months, Eisenhower Park will be hosting a variety of International Nights to celebrate a variety of cultures and traditions! July features the International Festival featuring music of Poland and Greece, German American Night, African American Night, and Creole American Night.

Summer Concerts on the Green at Stony Brook Village Center - FREE!
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-689-5888
Sundays, July 8th through July 29th, 7 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

The Summer Concerts on the Green returns for its unbelievable 37th summer season, bringing weekly concerts to the beautiful Stony Brook Village Center Green.

Mary Jane Davies Green Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
516-869-6311
Mondays, July 9th through July 30th, at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Bring a chair and head to Mar Jane Davies Green in Manhasset for performances by Nitework, Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band, and other acclaimed acts.

Tuesday Night Performances at Clark Botanic Garden - FREE!
193 I. U. Willets Path, Albertson, NY 11507
516-869-6311
Tuesdays, July 10th through July 31st, at 7 PM
Free Event

Pat Farrell's tribute to Billy Joel gets the series started on July 10th and plenty of great performances are scheduled for the following weeks.

Nesconset's Summer Concert Series at The Gazebo - FREE!
Smithtown Boulevard (Across from Nesconset Plaza), Nesconset, NY 11767
Tuesdays, July 10th through July 31st, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

Featuring performances by BonJourney, Completely Unchained, and plenty of others, this weekly concert series in Nesconset will have your foot tapping throughout the summer.

Village of Cedarhurst's Under The Gazebo Series - FREE!
Cedarhust Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-295-5770
Tuesdays, July 10th through July 31st, at 7 PM
Free Event

With fantastic concerts being held every Tuesday through July and August, Cedarhurst is the place to be for a wide variety of musical acts this summer! Pre-shows begin at 7 PM and the main act will take the stage at 8 PM.

The Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Various Parks, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
516-797-7900
Tuesday, July 10th, through Saturday, July 28th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Town of Oyster Bay's Music Under The Stars series will have your foot-tapping during July and August with a plethora of renowned musical talent like Nine Days, Strawberry Fields, Simply Diamond, and Back In Time.

Noontime Concerts at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200 or 516-572-0355
Wednesdays, July 11th through July 25th, 12 PM - 2 PM
Free Event

Tangerine, Tommy Sullivan, and Emilio will be performing this July at Eisenhower Park during the beloved Noontime Concerts series.

Summer Concerts at Roosevelt Field - FREE!
630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530
Wednesdays, July 11th and July 18th, at 5:30 PM
Free Event

Roosevelt Field has a couple of exciting shows scheduled this July on the top level of the purple parking garage. David Clark’s Songs in the Attic is scheduled for July 11th and Desert Highway for July 18th.

Port Jeff's Sunset Concerts at Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Wednesdays, July 11th through July 25th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Event

Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park will be coming to life every Wednesday through July and August for concerts like The Foxfires and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks.

Valley Stream's Summer Concert Series at Valley Stream Community Bandshell - FREE!
Central Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-825-4200
Wednesdays, July 11th through July 25th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Village of Valley Stream will be celebrating the arrival of the summer season with a plethora of live performances at the Community Bandshell behind Village Hall.

Town of Hempstead's Neighborhood Concerts Series - FREE!
Various Parks, Town of Hempstead, NY
516-292-9000
Wednesday, July 11th, through Friday, July 27th, at 8 PM
Free Event

The Town of Hempstead's Summer Concert Series is absolutely packed to the brim this year, with Any Way You Want It, Wonderous Stories, and Badlands starting everything off!

Port Jeff's Summer Harborside Concert Series at Harborfront Park - FREE!
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Thursdays, July 12th and July 19th, at 8 PM
Free Event

Port Jefferson's Summer Harborside Concert Series has become a tradition in the town - and for good reason! With a great variety of musical acts, the series is able to take advantage of the town's fantastic atmosphere!

Great South Bay Music Festival at Shorefront Park
Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Thursday, July 12th, through Sunday, July 15th
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The Great South Bay Music Festival will be returning to Shorefront Park in Patchogue from Thursday, July 12th, through Sunday, July 15th! Performers include The Front Bottoms, Sublime with Rome, Umphrey's McGee, Electric Hot Tuna, and dozens more!

Summer Performances at Manorhaven Beach Park - FREE!
Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050
516-869-6311
Friday, July 13th at 7:30 PM
Free Event

Petty Rumours, the acclaimed tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty, will be taking to the stage at Manorhaven Beach Park on July 13th.

Summer Concerts at Grant Park - FREE!
Broadway & Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett, NY 11557
516-572-0200 or 516-572-0355
Tuesday, July 17th at 7 PM
Free Event

July's concert at Grant Park in Hewlett is Who Loves You, which will be performing all of Four Seasons' favorites.

Port Jefferson Station-Terryville's Summer Concert Wednesdays - FREE!
JFK Middle School, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
631-821-1313
Wednesdays, July 18th and July 25th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Chamber of Commerce's Summer Concert Wednesdays July schedule includes Ice Cream Night on July 18th and Arts Night on July 25th.

Summer Fun to Enjoy All Month Long!
There may be enough events this July to keep families busy for multiple months, but there are still plenty of other activities waiting to be enjoyed. Regardless of whether the sun is shining bright or rain clouds are keeping everyone indoors, here are some ideas to keep the good times flowing this month!

Celebrate Summer with a Day at Your Favorite Local Beach
Dozens of beaches along Long Island's famed coastlines provide the ideal setting for a little fun in the sun. Perfect for wading in the water or an afternoon picnic, local beaches are an absolute staple of the summertime!

Learn Something New at a Local Museum
Whether you're fascinated by aviation or Long Island's storied nautical history, there is a museum for you in Nassau or Suffolk County. More than one hundred local museums mean that there is always a new destination to explore when temperatures rise too high or the rain clouds gather.
 
Take in the Sounds of the Season at a Summer Concert Series
All summer long, town squares across Long Island will be hosting Summer Concert Series that feature many of your favorite local bands and cover bands. Best of all, these series are often sponsored by towns and local organizations, making them free for all attendees!
 
Catch the Hottest Summer Flicks at an Outdoor Screening
What better way to relax on a summer evening by than heading over to one of Long Island's parks to catch a family favorite or summer blockbuster? Perfect for both the young and young at heart, there are bound to be movies on the list for all!

 

Have an event that you're especially looking forward to this July? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Photos

  • An absolutely gorgeous sunset at Long Beach! Photo by: Sean Fitzthum

  • Summer fun over at Sunken Meadow! Photo by: Joe Galletta

  • It wouldn't be summer without a trip to Robert Moses! Photo by: Kelly Tenny

  • The sun sets on another beautiful day in Blue Point! Photo by: Patty M.

  • Can't go wrong with a little fun at the beach! Photo by: Dariusz Sankowski

  • Seasonal fun at the Hicksville Summer Street Fair! Photo by: Christian

  • It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without awe-inspiring fireworks! Photo by: Gerd Altmann

  • Happy Fourth of July, Long Island! Photo by: Pexels