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On Fourth of July weekend, and before and after, families across Long Island gather for picnics, barbecues and, of course, fireworks. With that in mind, we've rounded up Independence Day fireworks happenings up and down Long Island, from Nassau to Suffolk counties and all the way to the East End. July 4 is a Wednesday this year, so fireworks celebrations begin as early as June 20 and continue past the weekend of July 7-8.
Our list of Long Island fireworks shows will make you want to go fourth beginning from almost the time school lets out. And for more kid-friendly activities, be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide and our Event Calendar.
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Wednesday, June 20, Saturday, June 30, Saturday, July 7
Long Island Ducks Post Game Fireworks – Central Islip
Celebrate with Long Island’s minor league baseball team following home games on these nights. Fireworks shows are FREE with the purchase of ticket to any of the games. Games start at 6:35 pm. Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Ducks, is located at 3 Court House Drive in Central Islip.
Saturday, June 30
TD Bank's show lights up the Eisenhower Park night with patriotic colors. Photo courtesy of the event
TD Bank’s Celebrate America Fireworks and Show – Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
Want more than just fireworks? Stop by Eisenhower Park in Nassau County for a free stage show starting at 5:45 pm. Fireworks follow right after, at about 9:30 pm. Festivities are FREE, but tickets must be picked up in advance at a TD Bank branch on Long Island. Rain date is Sunday, July 1.
Orient Harbor’s Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular – Orient
Head over to Orient Beach State Park at the tip of the North Fork to see a Grucci fireworks show. FREE admission; fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Proceeds benefit service members and veterans of the Orient area and similar charities.
Annual Independence Salute – Point Lookout
Celebrate our country and our veterans at Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert with a fireworks display at the town park in Point Lookout. Bring blankets and chairs. Activities begin at 7:30 pm. Rain date is July 1.
Riverhead Raceway Fireworks – Riverhead
Take in NASCAR racing on the East End and stay for the FREE holiday fireworks at 9 pm. The raceway is located on Old Country Road in Riverhead.
Go 4th on the River – Oakdale
Meet up with family and friends and watch the Grucci fireworks celebration on the Connetquot River at 9:15 pm. Check out Timber Point Golf Course in Oakdale for great views.
Stars over Montauk Fireworks by Grucci – Montauk
Bring a blanket, lay back and enjoy the breathtaking display at Umbrella Beach at 9:15pm. Arrive early to secure your ideal spot. Umbrella Beach is located at 742 Montauk Highway.
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Jones Beach's fireworks display is an annual celebration of America. Photo by Rhiannon via Flickr
Jones Beach Fireworks – Wantagh
Head to Jones Beach with a blanker or chair for its annual July 4 display of fireworks. Parking is $10 per car; the show begins at 9:30 pm.
Music and Fireworks Night – Glen Cove
Come out for an evening of relaxation and entertainment at Morgan Memorial Park. The concert begins at 7:30 pm; fireworks follows at 9 pm. Rain date is July 5.
Independence Day Celebration at Bald Hill – Farmingville
Enjoy a family-friendly concert and fireworks celebration at the Pennysaver Amphitheater. The show begins at 9:30 pm; admission is FREE.
Village of Asharoken Fireworks – Asharoken
Fireworks are launched from a barge on Long Island Sound and promise a brilliant display. Admission is FREE; the show begins at about 9:20 pm.
Fireworks Over the Peconic – Riverhead
Come to downtown Riverhead for the first Alive on 25 event and holiday fireworks show. The open-air entertainment begins at 5 pm with fireworks following at 9:30pm.
Town of Oyster Bay’s Salute to America – Massapequa
Honor our veterans and active military with a musical tribute and spectacular fireworks display. The performance begins at 7:30pm with fireworks at 9:45pm. Both are FREE.
This post is updated annually. Writer Ayesha Innes contributed additional reporting.