The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze returns to Old Bethpage Restoration Village this fall. Photo courtesy of the village
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze returns to Old Bethpage Restoration Village this fall. Photo courtesy of the village

Great Things to Do on Long Island this Weekend: Fall Fun, Movies, Ballet

Looking for the best things to do on Long Island this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Cars can follow a farm animal-themed Harvest Drive Thru experience in the Stew Leonard’s parking lots at their Farmingdale and East Meadow locations. Bellmore village comes to life this weekend with the return of the annual Family Street Festival. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze: Long Island makes its debut this weekend at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. This weekend also kicks off Kids Not-So-Scary Days at Bayville Scream Park. On the East End, boogie on down to the Sag Harbor Music Festival or don your dirndl and lederhosen at Riverhead's first Oktoberfest.

See if you can make your way out of these corn mazes or pumpkin farms and enjoy other fall farm fun on Long Island. Or cross off a few to-do's from our autumn bucket list and our picks for the best things to do on Long Island this September.

Places featured in this article:


Callahan's Beach
upcoming events

Wildwood State Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Wildwood Fall Festival

Marjorie R. Post Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) DogFest Long Island-NYC

Farmingdale Stew Leonard's
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 17, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Halloween Drive-Thru at Stew's

Bellmore Long Island Railroad Station
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 23, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Bellmore Family Street Festival

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
upcoming events
(Wed Sep 22, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze: Long Island

The Shoppes at East Wind
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Fall Festival Weekends at The Shoppes at East Wind

upcoming events
(Thu Sep 23, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Sag Harbor American Music Festival

The Noel S Ruiz Theater At CM Performing Arts Center
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 10, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Cinderella at CM Performing Arts Center

Long Island Monster Gallery
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) The Long Island Monster Gallery

S. Mark's Coptic Church
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 17, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) St. Mark's Egyptian Festival

Hicks Nurseries
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Fall Harvest and Otto the Ghost at Hicks Nurseries

Bayville Adventure Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Kids Not-So-Scary Days at Bayville Scream Park
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Story + Art at LICM
Long Island Children's Museum - 11:30 AM Pick
Halloween Drive-Thru at Stew's
Farmingdale Stew Leonard's - 11:00 AM Pick
Port Outdoors Dine & Shop
Main Street and Port Commons - 4:00 PM Pick
Bellmore Family Street Festival
Bellmore Long Island Railroad Station - various times Pick
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