Fourth of July Weekend on Long Island: Fireworks, Festivals, and Parades

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4th of July Independence Day Weekend Events Kids, Families in Long Island, New York

Start off the Fourth of July weekend with a bang at fireworks shows across Long Island. Spend Independence Day at one of Long Islands's lush parks or beaches before settling in for a barbecue and some lights in the sky. These are just a sample of some of the great family-friendly entertainment on Long Island this Fourth of July weekend.

Elsewhere, enjoy food and live music, and see who will be crowned Little Miss and Mr. Mattituck at Mattituck's Old Fashioned Street Fair. In honor of Independence Day, kids can create patriotic crafts at the Whaling Museum's self-serve stations all weekend long.

Maybe even take in a FREE outdoor community concert or movie. Whatever you choose, have a great Fourth of July

By the way, you still can celebrate America before the big fireworks shows. See our rundown of Fourth of July activities that don't involve fireworks. See our events calendar and July GoList for even more weekend inspiration. Our summer fun guide keeps you tuned in all season. 

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