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LongIsland.com’s Labor Day Weekend 2018 Fun Guide

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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with one of the dozens of exciting events taking place across Nassau and Suffolk!

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Long Islanders enjoying Jones Beach on a beautiful day!

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A national tradition since its inception in the late 19th century, Labor Day has become a cherished holiday for spending some quality time with family. Thankfully, the entertainment isn't confined to just Labor Day itself, and an entire weekend of exciting events ensures that there are plenty of memories to be created. For those looking to shop for crafts, enjoy some carnival rides, or indulge in sugary treats, there are a number of Fairs and Festivals spread across the weekend to look forward to. The festivities will continue into the evening hours with a number of great Outdoor Concerts and Performances that cover a variety of musical styles. Plus, families looking for the freshest vegetables and other edible goods will find plenty to love at the weekend's many Farmers Markets.

Check out the list of events below to make the most out of your Labor Day Weekend!

Fairs, Festivals & Other Fun Events

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
516-669-7541
Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and September 2nd, 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!

Southampton Treasures and Collectibles Fair at Rogers Mansion - FREE!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-2494
Saturday, September 1st, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Find vintage furniture and stunning artwork for your home, eye-catching jewelry, and one-of-a-kind collectibles at the Southampton Treasures and Collectibles Fair.

Vintage Wings, Wheels and Firetrucks at American Airpower Museum
1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631-293-6398
Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday, September 2nd, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Adults $15 |  Seniors(65) and Veterans $10 |  Children (5-12) $7

More than two dozen vintage firetrucks and planes will be on display this Labor Day Weekend at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale.

10th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts - FREE!
35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
941-487-8061
Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and September 2nd, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts returns to The Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach for two full days of incredible artwork. Regardless of whether you're looking for unique jewelry, abstract paintings, or original wood creations, artisans will have pieces of all kinds for sale.

16th Annual Seaford Labor Day Weekend Craft & Gift Show - FREE!
Jackson Avenue & Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
516-317-7729
Saturday, September 1st, through Monday, September 3rd, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Shopping for crafts in Seaford has been a tradition for over a decade and a half, and this year, attendees can look forward to all the high-quality items that the show is known for.

Montauk Lions Club Annual Craft Fair - FREE!
Village Green, Montauk, NY 11954
Saturday, September 1st, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Shop for great crafts and collectibles while supporting the Montauk Lions Club during this holiday weekend craft fair.

Greenport Craft Fair at Greenport High School - FREE!
720 Front Street, Greenport, NY 11944
631-846-1459
Saturday, September 1st, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

The focus of the Greenport Craft Fair will be on arts and crafts created from recycled and repurposed materials.

Summer Family Festival at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow - FREE!
369 Green Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-387-4299
Saturday, September 1st at 10 AM
Free Event

Delicious food, live music, auctions, and games for all ages will be at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow's Summer Family Festival.

Bellport's Labor Day Sidewalk Sale - FREE!
Main Street, Bellport, NY 11713
631-438-1713
Saturday, September 1st
Free Event

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Bellport Village with a special sidewalk sale. Local businesses will be participating to provide unique items at great prices.

Old Time Base Ball at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-572-8401
Sunday, September 2nd at 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Two teams will face off against each other in a round of base ball (historic spelling) that follows the rules and traditions that date back to 1864.

Ronkonkoma Street Fair - FREE!
Hawkins Avenue (between Portion Road & Wittridge Road), Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-963-2796
Sunday, September 2nd, 11 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Ronkonkoma Street Fair will be held on Hawkins Avenue between Portion Road and Wittridge Road, and will feature a plethora of vendors and family entertainment options.

Live Music & Performances

Longwood Summer Fun Community Concert at Coram Fire Department Substation #2 - FREE!
Intersection of Pine Road & Route 112, Coram, NY 11961
631-854-1600
Friday, August 31st, 7 PM - 9 PM
Free Event

Kick off your holiday weekend on a high note with a performance of favorite country and classic rock tunes by Southbound.

Jones Beach Bandshell's Summer Concert Series - FREE!
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Friday, August 31st, and Saturday, September 1st, at 8 PM
Free Event

The packed slate of summer entertainment at the Jones Beach Bandshell concludes with Desert Highway, beloved Eagles tribute, on August 31st, and a Billy Joel tribute with Wade Preston from "Movin' Out," on September 1st.

Genessa/Selena Tribute at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Hempstead Turnpike & Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200
Friday, August 31st at 8 PM
Free Event

Dance to the rhythm at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater for a spectacular tribute to Selena.

6th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series at Strong's Water Club & Marina - FREE!
2255 Wickham Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
631-298-4739
Saturday, September 1st at 4 PM
Free Event

Strong's Water Club in Mattituck is where Long Islanders will want to head for live music with a terrific local atmosphere.

River of Dreams at Planting Fields Arborertum - FREE!
1395 Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Saturday, September 1st, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Event

With free music provided by River of Dreams, the only thing you have to bring to Coe Hall at Planting Field Arborertum is a chair, blanket, and tasty dinner.

Billy Currington at BMHMC Amphitheater At Bald Hill
1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, NY 11738
Saturday, September 1st at 6:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Billy Currington will be heading to the BMHMC Amphitheater At Bald Hill this Labor Day Weekend for a night of classic tunes.

Deep Purple & Judas Priest at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, September 1st at 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Rock legends Deep Purple and Judas Priest will be stopping at Jones Beach on Saturday, September 1st as part of their co-headline summer tour.

Bangladeshi American Night at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-572-0200 or 516-572-0355
Saturday, September 1st at 7 PM
Free Event

The International Nights at Eisenhower Park series concludes for 2018 with a fantastic celebration for Bangladeshi American Night.

The Cast of Beatlemania at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-3700
Saturday, September 1st at 8 PM
$40 Per Person

Fans of The Beatles, regardless of age, will be thrilled by this tribute act that has been hailed for their spot-on renditions of beloved classics.

Lez Zeppelin at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-3117
Sunday, September 2nd at 8 PM
$65 Per Person

Without work on Monday morning, Long Islanders will be able to dance the night away with Lez Zeppelin at The Stephen Talkhouse.

Farmers' Markets

Westhampton Beach Farmers' Market at Village Green - FREE!
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 (Map)
631-288-3337
Saturday, September 1st, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

More than four dozen vendors gather each week at Westhampton Beach's Village Green to sell locally grown produce, freshly caught fish, and unique household goods.

Long Beach Farmers Market at Kennedy Plaza - FREE!
1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
516-543-6033
Saturday, September 1st, 9 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Certified organic vegetables, Long Island corn, and regional fish are just some of the irresistible items that can be purchased at the Long Beach Farmers Market.

East Meadow Farm Stand at East Meadow Farm - FREE!
832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
516-565-5265 Ext 23
Friday (3 PM - 6 PM), August 31st Saturday (9 AM - 12 PM), September 1st
Free Event

Fresh produce, mouthwatering honey, and baked creations are all available for purchase at East Meadow Farm on Friday and Saturday.

Moriches Farmer’s & Artisan Market at Kaler's Pond Park - FREE!
Center Moriches, NY 11934
631-878-1052
Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, 2 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

Kaler's Pond Park in Center Moriches is the place to head for the absolute freshest locally-grown fruits and vegetables, among other great items.

Bounty By The Bay - Bay Shore's Farmers Market at Bay Shore Bandshell - FREE!
Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
631-665-7003
Friday, August 31st, 2 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

The Bay Shore Bandshell will host a large farmers' market packed with delicious and nutritious foods to help make your Labor Day Weekend packed with flavor.

Three Village Artisan & Farmers' Market at Three Village Historical Society - FREE!
93 North Country Road, Setuaket, NY 11733
Friday, August 31st, 3 PM - 7 PM
Free Event

Regardless of the kinds of foods you're looking to enjoy on the holiday weekend, rest assured that the Three Village Artisan & Farmers' Market has all of the tastiest items your family could want.

Northport Farmers Market at Northport Village Park - FREE!
Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Saturday, September 1st, 8 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

Fresh foods, flowers, and plenty of other great items will be for sale at Cow Harbor Park at the end of Main Street in Northport Village.

HeartBeet Farm Stand at Stony Brook Village Center - FREE!
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
631-689-588
Saturday, September 1st, 10 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Stony Brook Village is where Long Islanders will want to head during the holiday weekend for organic vegetables and fruits.

Farmers Market at Tanger Outlets Deer Park - FREE!
102 Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY 11729
631-242-0239
Saturday, September 1st, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

The Tanger Outlets in Deer Park will be the site of a farmers market this Labor Day Weekend that is packed with vendors from Long Island farms, bakeries, and wineries.

Sunnyside Farmers Market at Lindenhurst's Village Gazebo - FREE!
North Wellwood and Hoffman Avenues, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-438-6629
Saturday, September 1st, 10 AM - 3 PM
Free Event

Sunnyside Farmers Markets and The Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present a market that is stocked with fresh produce and baked goods.

Babylon Village Farmers Market at Babylon LIRR Parking Lot - FREE!
51 Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702
631-944-2661
Sunday, September 2nd, 8 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

The seventh season of the Babylon Village Farmers Market features all of the artisanal favorites that Long Islanders have come to expect from the popular market.

Empire State Market at NYCB LIVE - FREE!
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
516-231-4848
Sunday, September 2nd, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Located in the parking lot of NYCB LIVE (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum), the Empire State Market features hundreds of vendors selling fresh foods and unique collectibles.

Kings Park Farmers' Market at Municipal Lot - FREE!
25A and Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
516-670-5311
Sunday, September 2nd, 9 AM - 2 PM
Free Event

Enjoy a plethora of the freshest locally-produced items, such as organic vegetables, poultry, cheeses, and fishes.

Relaxing Ways to Enjoy Labor Day Weekend
Looking for a more laid back way to celebrate the last weekend of summer? No problem! There’s plenty of laid back family fun to be had throughout the three day weekend - you just need to know where to find it!
 
Soak Up Some Last Minute Summer Sun at Your Favorite Beach
Between Nassau and Suffolk Counties, there are well over 100 beaches that are ideal for soaking up some of the last rays of the summer! Whether you’re looking to relax with a good book or cool off with a refreshing swim, Long Island’s sandy shores are perfect for all kinds of beach activities.
 
Head Out On The Water For An Afternoon Adventure
Thanks to numerous local rental shops, you don’t need a canoe or kayak to enjoy a beautiful day on the water! Pack a lunch, gather the family, and enjoy a leisurely drift through Long Island’s network of gorgeous waterways!
 
Journey To The Coastline To See A Local Lighthouse
Appreciating Long Island’s extensive nautical history only takes a brief trip to one of the Island’s premiere lighthouses! With more than a dozen structures, you don’t have to travel far to revel in the glory of local craftsmanship and design ingenuity!

 

Which Labor Day Events Are You Most Excited About Attending?
Let Us Know In The Comments Below!