Break out your red, white and blue, and get ready to wave that grand old flag.
On Fourth of July weekend, and before and after, families across Long Island gather for picnics, barbecues and, of course, fireworks. 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 Tuesday this year, so fireworks celebrations begin as early as Thursday, June 29 and continue past the weekend of July 8-9.
For more kid-friendly activities, be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide and our Event Calendar.
Thursday, June 29
Go 4th on the River — Oakdale
Head to the Connetquot River to see famed Grucci fireworks. Admission and parking are FREE; the show begins at 9:15pm.
Saturday, July 1
TD Bank's show lights up the Nassau County sky with patriotic colors.
TD Bank's Celebrate America Fireworks Show — East Meadow
Want more than just fireworks? Check out the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park, where there will be pre-fireworks musical performances, including one from a John Mellencamp tribute band. Tickets are FREE, but should be picked up ahead of time at a TD Bank branch on Long Island. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.
Riverhead Raceway Fireworks — Riverhead
Stock-car enthusiasts can enjoy an Independence Day celebration after racing on Saturday. The show begins at 9pm and is FREE with admission to racing.
Saturday, July 1-Tuesday, July 4
Long Island Ducks Postgame Fireworks — Central Islip
Celebrate with Long Island's minor-league baseball team. Four nights of fireworks follow Ducks' home games. FREE with game ticket purchase.
Sunday, July 2
Orient Harbor's Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular — Orient
Head to the very tip of the North Fork at Orient Beach State Park to see famed Grucci fireworks right over the water. Admission is FREE; the show starts at 9:15pm.
Monday, July 3
Fireworks Over the Peconic — Riverhead
This Independence Day celebration on the Peconic Riverfront, just off of Main Street, includes a family concert, jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more. The fireworks show starts at about 9pm. Admission is FREE.
Tuesday, July 4
Stars over Montauk Fireworks by Grucci — Montauk
Visit Ocean Beach in Montauk for fireworks in a truly spectacular setting. Arrive early if you want a good spot right on the beach. Also, don't forget to bring a blanket. Admission is FREE.
Jones Beach Fireworks — Wantagh
Get to Jones Beach Field 4 for a good view of this celebration. Bring a blanket and enjoy the sparklers set to patriotic music. Admission is FREE, but parking is $10. The show begins at 9:30pm.
Music and Fireworks Night — Glen Cove
The Northwinds Symphonic Band kicks off the celebration at 7:30pm at Morgan Memorial Park, followed by a fireworks show.
Star Spangled Blast at Bald Hill — Farmingville
Check out a family-friendly concert at the Pennysaver Amphiteater followed a big fireworks display. Admission is FREE; the fireworks show begins at about 9:30pm.
Village of Asharoken Fireworks — Asharoken
This celebration takes place on a barge on Long Island Sound off the shore at Asharoken. Weather permitting, the fireworks display begins at about 9:20pm and admission is FREE.
Valley Stream Independence Day Celebration — Valley Stream
This popular Nassau County event sells out quickly. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 if available at the gate. Gates open at 6:30pm.
Saturday, July 8
Annual Independence Salute — Point Lookout
Just because July Fourth has passed doesn't mean the fireworks have. This show, near Jones Bay, includes a performance by a Van Halen tribute band. Admission is FREE; rain date is July 9.
Tuesday, July 11
Salute to America — Massapequa
The Town of Oyster Bay's Salute to America takes place at John J. Burns Park. The show includes fireworks and a musical tribute to veterans and active military. Admission is FREE; the event begins at 8pm.
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