Columbus Day Weekend on Long Island: Best Things To Do with Kids

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning's SpookyFest features something for all ages including new attractions for 2022. Photo courtesy of CSTL
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning's SpookyFest features something for all ages including new attractions for 2022. Photo courtesy of CSTL

Looking for the best things to do on Long Island this Columbus Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for the long weekend.

Celebrate the holiday weekend by getting festive at fall fairs in Montauk, Riverhead, Huntington, or Farmingdale. Annual Halloween happenings include the Spooky Fest at the Center for Science and Learning and Halloween Village at the Milleridge Inn.

For more seasonal fun, cross off a few to-do's from our autumn bucket list and check out our picks for the best things to do on Long Island this October.

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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
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