4th of July Fun & Fireworks on Long Island
From the Hamptons to Manhattan there are fireworks to see and enjoy! For those not a fan of pyrotechnics, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the 4th of July (Scroll through and look for the 💥 for fire-less ways to celebrate). If you're heading out on the water, remember to boat safely!
*Lead photo credit: Join Oddo
2023 Long Island Fireworks:
6/30 Riverhead- Alive on 25 - summer street festival finished off with fireworks.
6/30 Southampton- Shinnecock Bay- American Picnic- Fireworks by Grucci - check with vendor and municipality for limitations on viewing
7/1-7/3 Central Islip- LI Ducks Baseball and post-game fireworks
7/3 Port Jefferson - Port Jefferson Village resident fireworks
7/4 Asharoken- Fireworks by Grucci will take place for Asharoken Village Residents Only on beach
7/4 Jones Beach Fireworks- the Jovia Financial Credit Union Fireworks Spectacular will begin at 9:30 p.m. This year, WALK 97.5 FM and KJOY-98.3 FM will simulcast music during the fireworks presentation.
7/4 Stars over Montauk- July 4th Independence Day Celebration
TBD Port Jefferson- The Waterview Firework's Spectacular. Enjoy live music and a delicious dinner buffet ending with fireworks.
7/8 Shelter Island - Shelter Island Fireworks
7/15 East Hampton- Clamshell Foundation Fireworks Over 3 Mile Harbor
Across the country- watch from home:
New York- Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Washington DC- A Capital 4th
Boston- Boston Pops America's Orchestra
💥More fire-less ideas to celebrate:
Glowsticks- cheap, bright and colorful
Piñatas- blast these apart to unleash prizes
Light Strings & LED Ropes- decorate with lights and schedule a time to light them up... add music too!
Confetti poppers- grab the poppers and send confetti everywhere. Make at home options include confetti eggs and balloons (balloons make quite the pop!) filled with confetti
More 4th Fun!
6/24 & 6/25- Old Bethpage Village- Revolutionary War Grand Encampment
7/1- Fire Island- Freedom Fest at Flynn's
7/1 & 7/2- Old Bethpage Village- 1862 Independence Day Celebration
7/1 - 7/4- Mattituck- Harbes Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
7/2 - Fire Island - Sunday Funday Holiday Dance Party
7/2 - Huntington - Huntington Summer Arts Festival - Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra
TBD Glen Cove- Morgan Park Summer Music Festival-
TBD- Old Bethpage- July 4th Armor Parade at Museum of American Armor
7/4- Oyster Bay- North Shore Veterans Memorial Post #21 - 4th of July Parade and Celebration
7/4 - Oyster Bay- Raynham Hall Museum - Raynham Hall educators dressed in Revolutionary clothing will join the festivities.
7/4 - New Suffolk - New Suffolk Waterfront - 4th of July Boat Parade - flags, decorations and costumes encouraged
7/6 - Northport- Northport Community Band- Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, featuring a French Horn ensemble and plenty of patriotic favorites- also live streamed on Facebook
7/11 - Town of Oyster Bay - Tobay Beach- Salute to America with Grucci fireworks and music by Alex Shillo's Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Celebrate with History - Virtually Anywhere🇺🇸
See historical sites with virtual tours of American Museums and historical sites including Smithsonian National Museum of American History, George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Statue of Liberty.
See Revolutionary War battle fields sites in 360 with interactive clickable tours.
You can even take a virtual road trip to Philadelphia!
Make it Sweet 🍭
Get festive with your sweet creations for the weekend and head to Sweetie's Candy Cottage for sweets, treats and toys.
💥Might we suggest pop rocks for a loud and exploding experience without all the fuss and some gummy sharks for some sweet waterfront fun!
Movie Night 🎥
Subscribe to Disney+? You can watch Broadway sensation Hamilton which details all about the rise and fall of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Great to watch on Independence Day!
Looking to add some magic to your backyard this summer- consider a projector, blowup screen or protected space for a tv for outdoor movie viewings- add a fire-pit and you'll have a three-season space!
Festive at the Farmers Market 🍓
Make a trip to the farmers market or farm stand a family affair finding patriotic fruits to make your own fruit salad or add marshmallows for fun fruit kebabs.
Check our blog for local suggestions for markets and stands.
Celebrate Long Island's Revolutionary
History All Year Long by Visiting:
Huntington Historical Society
Three Village Historical Society
Three Village Historical Society's Culper Spy Ring Tours & History