Best of September: 16 Top Things To Do on Long Island with Kids

Hit the streets with Runner's Edge for the Main Street Mile in Farmingdale. Photo via Facebook/courtesy of the event
Hit the streets with Runner's Edge for the Main Street Mile in Farmingdale. Photo via Facebook/courtesy of the event

Labor Day kicks off September activities, launching New Jersey's season of apple picking, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes.

Take advantage of the still-warm days by attending a sand-creation contest on Fire Island or celebrating your pup at DogFest Long Island. Or, if you're ready to turn the leaf on the calendar, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze starts at the end of the month

We've got plenty more things to do in our Fall Fun Guide, which is jam-packed with our picks for the best places to go apple picking on Long Island with kids and other must-do fall outings.

Our Family Activity Calendar is growing by the day, and below, we've rounded up our curated list of the best things to do this September with kids. Read on for these can't-miss activities.

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As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: On Long Island, especially now, really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

Girl Scouts Of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show
Smith Point County Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Long Beach Boardwalk Lights
Long Beach Boardwalk - 5:00 PM Pick
Meet Santa at Hicks Nurseries
Hicks Nurseries - various times Pick
Christmas Animated Story at Hicks Nurseries
Hicks Nurseries - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides