Free in October: 25 Things To Do in Long Island with Kids

Join the fun at the Long Beach Fall Festival and Costume Parade. Photo courtesy of the City of Long Beach
Join the fun at the Long Beach Fall Festival and Costume Parade. Photo courtesy of the City of Long Beach

Looking for FREE things to do with kids on Long Island in October? Read on for dozens of great options. 

With the school year underway, requests for money are seemingly at every corner, from photos to uniforms to fundraisers. Don't get spooked by overspending this month. Fall into savings and get pumped with our hand-picked list of fab, fun, and FREE events on Long Island for families.

From nature hikes and family-friendly flicks to Halloween costume parades and creepy crafts, October packs it all in. Some of the fantastic options include the Sea Shanty Maritime Music Festival in Port Jefferson, the Bicycle Rodeo at Safety Town in Holtsville, and the Halloween Read Aloud at the Locust Valley Library

For more FREE and low-cost fun, check out our Family Activity Calendar, as well as our Fall Fun Guide for Long Island Kids and Halloween Events and Guide for Long Island Kids.

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Places featured in this article:


Great Neck Road & Dixon

Suffolk County Farm & Education Center

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library
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