Celebrate the 4th at the Southampton Fresh Air Fund Fireworks by Grucci. Photo courtesy of Grucci
Celebrate the 4th at the Southampton Fresh Air Fund Fireworks by Grucci. Photo courtesy of Grucci

4th of July Weekend on Long Island: Best Things To Do With Kids

Start the 4th of July weekend with a bang at fireworks displays across Long Island. If you need something to do before the sparklers take flight, consider a day at one of Long Island's lovely state parks or family-friendly beaches before settling in for a barbecue and some lights in the sky.

Beyond the holiday festivities, our top things to do this weekend include a Promenade in Garden City, FREE alfresco concerts at Eisenhower Park, and more.

We've got fun seasonal picks in our Summer Fun Guide and our list of the best things to do all month long. As always, our Activity Calendar gets constant updates, too.

If an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: On Long Island, especially now, really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Suffolk County Farm & Education Center

Bridgeport

Manhattan

Hudson Valley

Hamptons

North Fork

Block Island

Newport

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Legoland New York Resort

Fire Island National Seashore

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Mountain Creek Water Park

Runaway Rapids Family Waterpark

Sahara Sam's Oasis Beach Club Outdoor Water Park

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Taconic Sculpture Park
Port Jefferson Village Annual Charles Dickens Festival
Port Jefferson Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Meet Santa at Hicks Nurseries
Hicks Nurseries - 10:00 AM Pick
Bright Lights at the Vanderbilt Mansion
Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
A Child's Life at Eagle's Nest at the Vanderbilt Mansion
Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
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