Free Concerts and Shows on Long Island this Summer

Alive After Five is a series of four free street festivals on Thursdays. Photo courtesy of the event
Alive After Five is a series of four free street festivals on Thursdays. Photo courtesy of the event

Looking for the best FREE concerts and shows on Long Island this summer? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list.

Not all summer entertainment on Long Island comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, some music shows and outdoor concerts don't come with a price tag at all. We've rounded up a host of FREE summer outdoor community concerts ideal for kids and families: All parents need is to grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and get ready to shimmy, shake, smile, and sing with the little ones.

For more seasonal fun, check out our ideas for outdoor summer games and our picks for the best beaches for LI families. Our Summer Fun Guide for Long Island Kids offers more ideas for getting the best out of the warm-weather months. Enjoy. ​

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Places featured in this article:


North Hempstead Beach Park

Various Hempstead Town Parks

Robert W. Krueger Bandshell

Downtown Riverhead
Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race
Peconic Waterfront - 9:00 AM Pick
Bubble Palooza & Color Fun Run Festival
Tanger Outlets Deer Park - 9:00 AM Pick
The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo
Cradle of Aviation Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
Story Thyme at the Sylvester Manor Farmstand
Sylvester Manor - 10:30 AM Pick
Splish Splash, Animal Baths at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 12:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides