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It’s Time For Plenty Of Family Fun And Festivities At the Exciting Long Island Family Festival

Saturday, September 15, 16, and 17 - Admission is FREE.

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There will be an abundance of Family Fun at the LI Family Festival in Tanner Park, Copiague on September 15-17 (rain date: Sept 29, 30, Oct 1).

Photo by: Long Island Family Festival

Copiague, NY - September 15, 2017 - If you’re looking for a great place to spend a September weekend, Long Island’s Family Festival is the place to be!  This fun-filled pet friendly Festival is taking place Friday, September 15, 6-10 pm (music, food and carnival) Saturday, September 16, 11am – 10 pm and Sunday, September 17, 11am – 8 pm along the seaside beach at Babylon’s beautiful Tanner Park in Copiague.  (Rain Date is Sept 29, 30, Oct 1).  Admission is free.
 
During this exciting weekend, Tanner Park will be magically transformed with plenty of amazing entertainment, events and surprises.  Weekend highlights include:
 
  • An exhilarating carnival with plenty of rides for children of all ages
  • Live Musical entertainment will fill the air at the Festival beginning Friday evening and continuing through the weekend
  • “Ocean View Art, Craft & Gift Show”
  • Pet Expo in the Park with Pet Pavilion and Dog Performance Arena
  • Corky’s International Haute Couture Canine Fashion Show (Saturday)
  • Rock n’ Roll Racing: remote control NASCAR style slotless car racing
  • Monster Truck Ride by the Bay
  • Drum & Bugle Corps Show
  • Thrilling Human Hamster Ball Race
  • Ventriloquist Jack Stein and his Sidekick Puppets Veteran Wally and Simba the Spectacular Sheepdog
  • Streetwheelz Skateboard Exhibition
  • Much, much more
And that’s not all – there will be custom car shows with some of Long Island’s hottest cars.  You will see great competition at the annual Pizza Eating Contest. Introduced last year for the first time for the children was a fun Corn Husking competition. Music will be in the air all weekend long with concerts and more at the Sea Shell Show Mobile which will showcase wonderful talent. Featured groups, sponsored by The Beach Hut, will include Vavoom, Completely Unchained: The Van Halen Tribute Band and TheRockin45s.  
 
Another highlight for the weekend is Corky’s International Canine Haute Couture Fashion Show where canines will dress up in their hottest international fashions.  There will be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our arts & crafts, retail, not-for-profit and promotional vendors who will sell and display their wares or offer valuable information to attendees.  You can have your face painted by our face painting artist, try your luck at spinning the wheel at the Suffolk Federal booth, or purchase jewelry and other gifts from some of the greatest vendors around.
 
The Long Island Family Festival has become an annual tradition. This event is partially sponsored by the Suffolk County Executive's Office. For more information and timeline of activities go to www.lifamilyfestival.com.