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Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Fun Festivals, Music Festivals, Dog Show & Other Entertainment

Get ready for a weekend packed with festivities, a dog show and other great entertainment on Long Island!

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It’s like a big fest on Long Island with all that’s going on at the end of this week! Get out there to enjoy the Southampton SeptemberFest, the American Music Fest in Port Jefferson, the Wildwood Fall Festival in Wading River, the annual Cedar Beach Music and Arts Festival, the Greek Festival on the Harbor and other amazing entertainment like Guitar Festival at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, a dog show/expo at Flowerfield Fairgrounds and much more! Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

Who: Southampton SeptemberFest
Info: This 3-day event includes performances by Jester Jim, strolling entertainment by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performers, the Chowder Contest, Taste of the East End food vendors and rides. Also enjoy pumpkin decorating, face painting and the chance to have your caricature drawn.
Cost: $30 (Advance Ticket Online)
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at Agawam Park at Pond Lake, Southampton – (631) 283-9128

Who: American Music Fest At Port Jefferson Village Center
Info:  With over 35 performers and 4 stages, enjoy emerging artists as well as top name performers as they offer rock, jazz, dixieland, blues, folk, country and funk music.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM to 11PM at Port Jefferson Village Center, Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 473-4724

Who: Guitar Festival – Jazz Brazil with the Tony Romano Quintet At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Celebrate guitar music from Brazil and South America with Tony Romano. Enjoy American songbook standards and well-crafted original compositions!
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148


Who: Dog Show/Expo At Flowerfield Fairgrounds
Info:  Come out to enjoy featured demonstrations of 4-6 month old puppy conformation, competitions and the opportunity to obtain information from booths on breeds as well as shop! A portion of proceeds from the show will go to Long Island non-profits.
Cost: $10 Per Person or $25 Per Carload
Time & Place: 8:30AM to 2PM at Flowerfield Fairgrounds, 199 Mill Ponds Road, St. James – (631) 277-2201

Who: Wildwood Fall Festival At Wildwood State Park
Info: Make it a fun day with arts and crafts, a magician show, music, pony rides, wagon rides, inflatables, funny photos, a pie-eating contest and face painting at the festival!
Cost: Free Admission, $8 Parking
Time & Place: 11AM to 4PM, Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Road (North of Sound Ave), Wading River – (631) 321-3510

Who: Bonnie & Clyde The Musical At SoLuna Studio
Info: Following a successful run in January, the show is back! This thrilling and sexy musical includes a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. It’s a story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow at the height of the Great Depression who have gone from a small town as nobodies in West Texas to become the most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. It’s a story of love, adventure and crime.
Cost: $20, $15 For Students and Seniors
Time & Place: 8PM at SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge – (631) 761-6602

Who: 24th Annual Cedar Beach Music And Arts Festival
Info: Rain or shine festivities are taking place down at Cedar Beach. Come down and enjoy 2 stages of over 30 bands scheduled to perform plus the vendor arts and crafts fair! The festival is also complete with kids’ attractions, food and refreshments.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 7PM at Town of Brookhaven Park at Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai – (631) 821-1313

Who: Greek Festival On The Harbor
Info: This festival features games, rides, Greek food, music and dancing!

Cost: Free Admission, Fee for Rides and Food
Time & Place: 12PM to 8PM at North Hempstead Beach Park, West Shore Road (off Roslyn Road) Port Washington – (631) 499-6824

Who: Last Comic Standing At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Get ready for lots of laughs with this Last Comic Standing Live Tour!

Cost: $39.50 to $59.50
Time & Place: 7PM at NYCB T60 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!

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