There are so many things to do on the North Fork, I just love the are so much. The North Fork is one of the best places to explore during the summer months. This 30-mile-long peninsula on the East End of Long Island is loaded with natural beauty and a variety of activities to enjoy, especially during the summer. If you’re looking for some great summer activities this year, then look no further.
I have 21 things to do on the North Fork this summer that will make for some seriously good times and lasting memories.
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Things to Do on The North Fork
When the warm weather hits, it’s all about events where North Fork is concerned. You’ll find great festivals, berry picking, and more all across this part of Long Island throughout the summer. There’s something for everyone.
Things to Do on The North Fork in June
Summer Concert Series
The Mattituck Park District Summer Concert Series is a collection of six different dates offering live music, local food, and beverages for both locals and visitors to enjoy. It’s BYOB (bring your own blankets) and lawn chairs are highly recommended.
First Date: June 4. 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Mattituck Park District
Southold Bay Oyster Tour
Head to Southold Bay Oysters on June 5th to tour their oyster farm. The tour offers a look at the life cycle of an oyster from spawning to grow-out, oyster farming gear, an oyster shucking lesson, and sample tastings of the farm’s Southold Shindig Oysters.
June 5. 2 PM to 4 PM
Southold Bay Oysters
Mattituck Strawberry Festival
Head to the 67th Annual Strawberry Festival to enjoy their signature strawberry shortcake and other strawberry treats, rides, craft vendors, fireworks, and of course, the crowning of the Strawberry Queen.
June 15 to June 17. 5 PM to 10 PM. June 18 to June 19. 11 AM to 11 PM
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Head to RGNY in Riverhead to experience the 15th Annual Rotary Uncorked event. You’ll enjoy some of the best food and wine from several of North Fork’s top restaurants and wineries. Tickets are $125 and all proceeds go to charitable initiatives by the Riverhead Rotary.
Berry Picking at Patty’s Berries and Bunches
For the freshest berries this summer, head to Patty’s Berries and Bunches in Mattituck. Strawberries come in first, followed closely by raspberries. You can also pick your own snap peas, as well.
Lavender by the Bay
From mid to late June, you can enjoy the beautiful blooms and wonderful aroma of lavender at Lavender by the Bay’s East Marion and Calverton locations. Take a relaxing stroll through the lavender, and try not to take a nap right there in the field!
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Treiber Farm Sandita Luncheon Pop-Up
Head to Treiber Farms on Saturday, June 25 for a day of tasty food the likes of which you’ve never had. Created by chef Sandy Ho, the pop-up features creations that are both delicious and creative.
June 25. 1 PM to 6 PM
Jazz at New Suffolk Waterfront
Bring a blanket to the New Suffolk Waterfront and get ready for an evening of Jazz. You’ll enjoy some of the best Jazz acts around while soaking up the summer vibes of New Suffolk.
June 26. 7 PM to 9 PM
New Suffolk Waterfront
Things to Do on The North Fork in July
Alive on 25
Head to downtown Riverhead to enjoy their ever-popular Alive on 25 summer street festival. It features live music on six stages, food from local restaurants and food trucks, vendors, and craft drinks. They also offer kids’ activities, arts, and more. The evening is then capped off with fireworks.
July 1. 5 PM to 9:30 PM
Downtown Riverhead Alive on 25
Southold Village July 4th Parade
Take in one of the most popular 4th of July events in North Fork, the 24th Annual Southold Village Merchants July 4th Parade. It runs from Boisseau Avenue all the way to Truckers Lane.
July 4. 12 PM
Harbes Family Farm Annual Sweet Corn Festival
The Harbes Family Farm Annual Sweet Corn Harvest and Festival makes corn the star of the show. All weekend long, you and your family can enjoy delicious sweet corn, live music, a corn eating contest, and you’ll even be able to sample wines at the wine barn.
July 16 to July 17. 10 AM to 7 PM.
Harbes Family Farm
Dancing on the Dock Summer Party
Hosted by Claudio’s Waterfront & Warf, the first annual Dancing on the Dock Summer Party supports the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation. Enjoy a variety of delicious food, hors d’oeuvres, auctions, cocktails, and DJ’d music.
No, you’re not heading to Red Lobster. Instead, head to Wharf House at Founder’s Landing for their LobsterFest benefitting local community service projects. Enjoy lobster and steak while the kids pick something from the kid’s meal selection.
July 30. 5 PM to 8 PM
Head to the Hallockvill Museum Farm and enjoy a night of boot scootin’ boogying. While you’re there, you’ll also enjoy a barbecue dinner and drinks from local drink artisans. Follow caller Chart Guthrie’s instructions, and you’ll do just fine as you country line dance the night away.
July 30. 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Hallockville Museum Farm Annual Barn Dance
Things to Do on The North Fork in August
Tots Cooking Class
Get the kids excited about cooking by bringing them to the Tots Cooking class at Garden of Eve Farm in Riverhead every Thursday through the month of August. They’ll enjoy harvest tours, hands-on cooking classes, and more.
Thursdays in August. 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Garden of Eve Tots Cooking Class
Greenport Skate Park Skate Festival
Skateboarding enthusiasts should head to Greenport Skate Park for their first-ever skate festival. Experience more than 100 artists, clothing and craft vendors, and demonstrators – all rooted firmly in the skating lifestyle. There’s also live music, food, and even a graffiti and mural contest.
Potluck Dinner and Farm Tour
Head to Browder’s Birds for an evening of delicious food and a guided pasture walk. Like any potluck, you’ll bring a dish to share with the other guests. It’s also BYOB if you enjoy adult beverages. It’s a fun evening on the farm for the whole family.
August 7. 5 PM to 8 PM
Art in the Park
Art lovers should head to Grangabel Park to enjoy an evening of artistic enjoyment at Reflextions Riverhead: ARt in the Park. There, you’ll find illuminated designs encompassing LED, incandescent, fire, blacklight, and other lighted visual displays as part of a walkable experience.
August 12. 7 PM to 10 PM
Teach the Kids to Fish
Visit Steamboat Wharf at the New Suffolk Waterfront for a kid-friendly fishing workshop with Tom Mangiamele. The event will teach those in attendance the basics of fishing including how to fish with real bait, artificial bait, fishing safety, equipment care, and various fishing techniques.
August 15 to August 19
New Suffolk Waterfront Fishing
Women Making Waves
Ladies, this one is all about you. Head to Port of Egypt to participate in a women’s-only workshop that teaches the basics of boating. From nautical terms, safety, how to tie up a boat, and more, there’s so much to learn for any woman who wants to learn about boating. It’s all about boating, fun, and empowerment.
August 20. 8:20 AM to 12 PM
Port of Egypt Women Making Waves
Landcraft Garden Foundation
Head to Landcraft Garden every Friday and Saturday in August to take in the beautiful blooms and fragrances of the garden. Enjoy the pollinator path, the pool, knot gardens, meadows, and more.
Every Friday and Saturday in August. 10 AM – 4 PM
Landcraft Garden Foundation
There are So Many Things to Do on The North Fork This Summer
From learning to fish to strolling beautiful gardens and much more, you’ll find a plethora of events and activities to enjoy this summer in North Fork. Start making plans now to take part in so many things to do in North Fork and make some family memories this summer.
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