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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

Fireworks 💥🇺🇸 

Long Island Fireworks:

7/1 Riverhead- Alive on 25 - summer street festival finished off with fireworks at 9:15

7/2 Southampton- Shinnecock Bay- American Picnic- Fireworks by Grucci - check with vendor and municipality for limitations on viewing

7/3 Orient- Fireworks by Grucci at this North Fork location

7/3 Central Islip- Baseball and post-game fireworks 

7/4 Asharoken- Fireworks by Grucci will take place for Asharoken Village Residents Only

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

7/3 Port Jefferson- The Waterview Firework's Spectacular. Enjoy live music and a delicious dinner buffet ending with fireworks. 

7/16 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

Nashville- Let Freedom Sing!

💥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!

6/25 & 6/26- Old Bethpage Village- Revolutionary War Grand Encampment 

7/2 & 7/3- Old Bethpage Village- 1862 Independence Day Celebration

7/2-7/4- Fire Island-  Independence Day Weekend at Flynn's - live music

7/2 - 7/4- Mattituck- Harbes Fourth of July Weekend Celebration

7/3 Glen Cove- Morgan Park Summer Music Festival- The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

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- Free Concert & Vegetable Orchestra

7/7 - 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

7/12 - Town of Oyster Bay - Salute to American 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 Carl's Candies and Sweetie's Candy Cottage for sweets and treats including toys and some deliciously themed pool floats at Carl's! 

💥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!

Check out a list of Patriotic Movies

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. 

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