Long Island Summer Festivals

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Summer is almost here, and for this guy, that means thinking about Long Island summer festivals and fairs. The island has so much to offer, and that’s put on full display every summer. This summer is especially exciting because things have really opened up, and it’s time to get back to the fun that Long Island summers always offer.

Long Island Summer Festivals

When the warm weather hits, we all know that means it’s time for fun on the water, at the beach, at campgrounds, and so much more. One of the best ways to enjoy summer, especially on Long Island, is by taking advantage of the many festivals and fairs that are offered throughout the summer months. This list is our guide to all the Long Island summer festivals, fairs, and events for 2022.

Source: Greenport Harbor Co.’s Dog Dock Diving

5th Annual North Fork Dock Diving Weekend

If you love dogs and beer, then don’t miss Greenport Harbor Brewery’s annual dock diving event. Now in its fifth year, the event features hundreds of dogs, all competing for the longest jump from the dock to the water.

June 4-5. 
42155 Main Rd, Peconic, LI
Find out more at https://greenportharborbrewing.com/

Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival

The Hamptons event may be called a strawberry festival, but it offers so much more. You’ll enjoy live music and craft vendors in addition to every conceivable preparation of strawberries.

June 15-19. 
1175 Middle Rd, Mattituck, LI
Find out more at https://www.mattituckstrawberryfestival.org/

Sag Harbor Arts & Crafts Fair

If you love the arts, then you’ll love this fair. Explore the works of jewelers, painters, sculptors, and more, along with a variety of art galleries.

June 18-19. 
Marine Park Dr, Sag Harbor, LI
Find out more at Sag Harbor Arts & Crafts Fair

Harbes Farm’s Father’s Day Festival

One of the best ways to celebrate Father’s Day is at the Harbes Farm’s Father’s Day Festival. Celebrate dad’s special day with an outdoor festival featuring food, drinks, live music, and tons of great memories to be made.

June 18-19. 
715 Sound Ave, Mattituck, LI
Find out more at Harbes Farm Father’s Day Festival

St. James Summer Nights

This festival takes place on three different dates and is a must-visit for families. Enjoy food trucks, music, crafts, and more at the St. James elementary school.

June 29, July 20, August 17. 
580 Lake Ave St. James, LI
Find out more at St. James Summer Nights

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Empire State Fair

Held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, this fair is as big as the iconic building from which it takes its name. Enjoy a circus show, exotic animal zoo, stage shows, and fireworks on Saturday night. It’s one of the biggest and best Long Island summer festivals, so don’t miss it!

June 30 – July 10. 
Weekdays, 5PM-11PM and Weekends 12PM-11PM
1255 Hempstead Tunrpike, Uniondale, LI
Find out more at Empire State Fair

Alive on 25

Head to Riverhead’s Main Street on one of three days in July to enjoy a pop-up street market featuring music on six different stages, local craft beers, outdoor eats, artists, performers, and street vendors.

July 1, 15, and 29. 
Main Street, Riverhead, LI
Find out more at Downtown Riverhead

Stars Over Montauk

Enjoy fireworks while sitting on the sandy shores of Umbrella Beach on Independence Day.

July 4. 
Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, LI
Find out more at Stars Over Montauk

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Great South Bay Music Festival

If you love music, then this is going to be one of your favorite Long Island summer festivals. This event lasts four days and features music acts ranging from indie to alternative rock and more.

July 7-10
Shorefront Park in Patchogue, LI
Find out more at Great South Bay Music Festival

Monday on Main

Mondays are usually viewed as the worst day of the week, but not anymore. Start off your week with a ton of fun enjoying antique cars, rides, arts, and more.

July 11
Main St, Kings Park, LI
Find out more at Kings Park

Alive After Five

This popular festival series is a staple in the Patchogue area, drawing visitors from all over Long Island and the areas beyond. Spend your summer evenings in an electric atmosphere that’s a ton of fun.

July 14, 28. August 11, 25
22 W. Main St, Patchogue, LI
More at more at Alive After Five

Sayville Summerfest

Head to Sayville to enjoy three days of food, rides, games, live music, art, a four-mile fun run, classic car show, and more.

August 5-7
Times may vary.
Downtown Sayville, LI Main Street, Gillette Park, Common Ground at Rotary Park
Find out more at Sayville Summerfest

The Hampton Summer Festival

Head to East Hampton to enjoy a day of food trucks, arts, cars, renewable energy resource showcases, and small business spotlights.

August 14
174 Daniels Hole Rd, East Hampton, LI
Find out more at East Hampton Chamber of Commerce

Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Arts Show & Craft Fair

If you love art, head to Shelter Island for a day of artistry showcasing local artists and allowing you to try your hand at your own artistic creations.

August 20
Shelter Island Union Free School District Grounds, 33 North Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, LI
Find out more at Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce

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The Hampton Classic Horse Show

Horse lovers will love this festival. One of the liveliest Long Island summer festivals – literally – the Classic Horse Show is one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, hosting the world’s best riders as they compete for more than $800,000 in prize money. You’ll also find shops, international food offerings, tons of activities, and a children’s area.

August 28 – September 4
240 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, LI
Find out more at Hampton Classic Horse Show

Ronkonkoma’s Labor Day Weekend Street Fair

It’s always a shame when summer ends, so cap off your summer with a memorable event like the Ronkonkoma Labor Day Weekend Street Fair. You’ll find more than 200 vendors of all sorts, merchandise, musical acts, children’s rides, and much more.

September 4
Hawkins Ave, Ronkonkoma, LI
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Check Out These Long Island Summer Festivals

From classic cars and beachside fireworks to horses, the arts, and more, there’s so much to see and do at all of these Long Island summer festivals. Keep your summer lively and make some amazing memories at these festivals.

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