4th Of July Fireworks On The North Fork And The Hamptons

6/27/13 - By Jessica Murphy

The Fourth of July is on Thursday this year, which for many people means a long weekend of fun, hopefully in the sun! It also means there are celebrations starting Tuesday and continuing throughout the weekend. Of course, a spectacular fireworks display is always impressive and definitely makes the day feel special. However, these extravagant displays often start too late or are too scary for young children, so a parade or a carnival is also an exciting way to celebrate the holiday. For even more fireworks fun in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, check out 4th of July Fireworks on Long Island.


Many firework shows are at beaches, so it's a great idea to arrive early and make a day out of it. Before the show starts, enjoy some beach time and bring along a picnic basket. Remember to bring sunscreen and lots of water to drink if it's a hot day. And don’t forget that the firework shows generally start at dusk, so be realistic about how long your children can wait, and bring along some activities to keep them entertained until the show begins.

Tuesday, July 2 - Saturday, July 6, 2013

Greenport Fourth of July Carnival & Fireworks
Moore's Lane
Greenport, NY 11944
10 pm fireworks show on July 4th & 6th
Carnival July 2-6; Opens at 6 pm
The carnival has rides and games for kids of all ages and of course, plenty of yummy snacks. The Town of Greenport is within walking distance, so do some shopping and check out the waterfront before the carnival and fireworks start. The fireworks are visible from the carnival, at the high school and at locations downtown. General admission is free with ride tickets. Ride bracelets are available for purchase.

North Sea Fire Department Carnival & Fireworks
North Sea Fireman’s Field
149 Noyac Road
Southampton, NY 11968
10 pm firework shows on July 3rd & 6th
Carnival 7-11 pm
The North Sea Fire Department hosts its 68th annual carnival with rides, games, and fun for the whole family. Ride bracelets are $25 each with admission on July 2nd, 4th, and 5th.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Parade in Southold
Boisseau Avenue to Tuckers Lane along Route 25
Southold, NY 11971
Parade begins 12 pm
The Southold Village Merchants host this annual parade.  Be sure to wear red, white, and blue clothing to this patriotic event.

Independence Day Celebration
Peconic Riverfront
Peconic Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Fireworks at 9:15 pm
Kiddie rocker Brady Rymer and his Little Band That Could perform at 6:30 pm, followed by fireworks at 9:15 pm. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket.

Stars Over Montauk July 4th Fireworks
Umbrella Beach
108 S. Emerson Avenue
Montauk, NY 11954
9 pm
This annual Grucci fireworks display is breathtaking and can be viewed from any town beach. The views from these beaches are amazing at this time of year, so arrive early because it gets crowded. Rain date is July 5th at 9 pm.

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2013

Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival
6164 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792
Carnival on July 4-5 at 6-11 pm; July 6th at 4-11 pm; July 7th at 2-7 pm
Fireworks at 9 pm on July 6th
It costs $30 for a pay-one-price ride bracelet at this terrific carnival for the whole family. Games, rides, and festival food make this a fun filled evening.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fireworks at Riverhead Raceway
1797 Old Country Rd.
Riverhead, NY 11901
9 pm
Fireworks take place during a break in the racing schedule, so you'll need to pay admission and watch a race to see the fireworks. General admission gates open at 3 pm.  Rain date is July 13th.

Fireworks in Sag Harbor
Sag Harbor Yacht Club
27 Bay St.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
9 pm
Enjoy the annual fireworks display sponsored by the Sag Harbor Yacht Club. Fireworks can be seen from Havens Beach, Marine Park, Long Wharf, or the harbor.

Amagansett Fireworks Show
Fresh Pond Beach
Fresh Pond Rd.
Amagansett, NY 11930
9:15 pm
Admission to the Devon Yacht Club is for members only, but the annual fireworks display can be seen by everyone at Fresh Pond Beach.

Tuesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 13, 2013

Jamesport Fire Department Carnival & Fireworks
George Young Community Center
446 South Jamesport Avenue
Jamesport, NY 11947
Carnival 5 pm-midnight, every night
There are a lot of games and rides in a small space at this annual carnival. Volunteers man the grills and kids of all ages enjoy the rides. Parking is on the street so get there early, or you may have to walk a bit.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fireworks Display
Crescent Beach
Shore Rd.
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Fireworks at dusk
Whether watching from a boat or by land, expect crowds at this fireworks display that is popular with both locals and visitors. Parking at the beach fills up early in the day and a town beach parking permit is required. Rain date is July 14th.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Annual Great Bonac Fireworks Show by Grucci
Three Mile Harbor
East Hampton, NY 11937
9:20 pm
Though this annual fireworks show was started as a tribute to Bastille Day, it is a popular event in July. The display is seen from the beaches of Maidstone Park, Sammy's Beach, Gann Rd., Hands Creek Rd., and anywhere near the head of Three Mile Harbor.