Celebrate Independence Day like its  1864  at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Photo courtesy of Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Celebrate Independence Day like its 1864 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Photo courtesy of Old Bethpage Village Restoration

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

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. 

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive articles like this in your inbox every week.

Pennysaver Amphitheater
55 Bicycle Path
Farmingville, NY

Hither Hills State Park
164 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Port Jefferson Village
412 Main Street in front of Theatre Three
Port Jefferson, NY

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
12 Sagamore Hill Rd. Visitors' Center
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Heritage Trust
633 Mt. Sinai Coram Rd. & County Rd. 83
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Jones Beach
Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, NY

Love Lane
Love Lane Mattituck

Garden City
Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530

Town Hall
74 Audrey Ave.
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

North Sea Fireman's Memorial Field
Noyac Rd.
North Sea, NY 11968

Heckscher Park
2 Prime Ave. at Route 25A Chapin Rainbow Stage
Huntington, NY 11743

Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Town Park at Point Lookout
1300 Lido Blvd.
Point Lookout, NY 11561

Long Island Children's Museum
11 Davis Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530

Love Lane
Mattituck, NY

Home Depot
5025 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Smithtown Historical Society
E Main St. & Rte. 111 Frank Bush Barn
Smithtown, NY 11787

Orient Yacht Club
2110 Village Lane
Orient, NY 11957

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

North Hempstead Beach Park
175 W Shore Road
Port Washington, NY

NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590