Weekend Fun: Garden Festival, Mattituck Fair, Steam Trains

Best Things to Do This Weekend with Long Island Kids, July 7-8
Outdoor fun awaits at Planting Fields Arboretum's Summer Garden Festival. Photo courtesy of the venue

This weekend, as you celebrate America, help Heckscher Museum celebrate its 98th anniversary with a variety of family-friendly activities in the galleries. You also can party hardy at the Planting Fields Garden Festival.

Catch Pinkalicious on stage in Westhampton Beach. Or travel full steam ahead to Brookhaven for a ride through the woods with Long Island Live Steamers

It looks like a great weekend to hit the beach, pools, sprinkler parks, or perhaps to cool off at a water park.  Fireworks shows continue on Independence Day and July 5 so make sure to check our list of all the best shows.  

Visit our Summer Family Fun Guide for the best in seasonal entertainment, including day trip ideas and plenty of FREE events and activities. Our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids.