Your Guide to 4th of July Weekend Fun on Long Island

The 4th of July weekend is here and if you don’t have any plans yet, we’ve got you covered. From live music to fireworks and parades, here’s a guide to what to do in Nassau and Suffolk to celebrate Independence Day:


The Long Island Ducks take on the York Revolution at 6:35 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. A fireworks display follows each game; 3 Court House Dr., $15-$17,, 631-940-3825.

See the fireworks at Firefighters Memorial Field in the valley stream. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday (rain date: Saturday) and admission is $15; $10 in advance, purchase tickets at Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, Valley Stream Community Center, Valley Stream Pool Complex Lobby, Valley Stream Village Hall;, 516-821-3786.

Watch the fireworks Shinnecock Bay, part of Southampton Fresh Air Home’s annual fundraiser, with additional viewing from Coopers Beach at 9.15pm Saturday (wet date Sunday); Southampton, free,, 631-283-5847.

Independence Day fireworks explode over water at Jones Beach State Park.
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There will be a fireworks show, a Demo Derby, a “Big Wheel” race for the kids and more on Saturday at the Riverhead Tour, grandstands open at 4 p.m.; Opening Ceremonies at 6 p.m. The fireworks begin at dusk at Riverhead Raceway. Admission is $30; $10 children 6 to 12 years old; 5 and under free; 1797 Old Country Road,, 631-842-7223.

See the fireworks Port of the Orient from 9:15 p.m. Sunday (rain date July 16). The show can be viewed from the causeway (Route 25) between East Marion and Orient. Donations are accepted,

The Jovia Financial Credit Union fireworks show at Jones Beach takes place at the Central Mall with a musical simulcast of patriotic songs on WALK 97.5 FM and KJOY-98.3 FM starting at 9:30 p.m. Monday. Fireworks are included in the $10 park entrance fee; 2400 Ocean Pkwy., 516-785-1600.

Watch fireworks, enjoy live music, food, and more from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill; 1 ski trail,, 631-676-7500.


Make the comedian laugh by Sean Donnelly stand-up show at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown on Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Admission is $22 plus a minimum of two items per person. Must be 16 years of age or older; 90 Division Ave, Levittown, 516-731-3358,

Don’t miss the Broadway production of “Naughty boots.Its final performances will be at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $75; 250 Main St., Northport, 631- 261-2900,

See The chicks perform songs from their latest album, “Gaslighter,” as well as popular hits at Northwell Health at the Jones Beach Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50; 895 Bay Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-221-1000,

Michael DelGuidice and his band, Big Shot, the Billy Joels...

Michael DelGuidice and his band, Big Shot, the Billy Joel tribute band, will perform at Paramount in Huntington.
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Come see Michael DelGuidice and Big Shot mix Billy Joel hits with classic rock covers from Paul McCartney to Journey to Led Zeppelin, plus original tunes, at Paramount in Huntington on Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20; 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, 631-673-7300,

Are you feeling a little country? Head to Celebration at the Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville with Chris Lane, Parmalee, Lanco, Matt Stell and Erin Kinsey on Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30; 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville, 631-676-7500,

Listen to The Piano Man songs from Billy Joel’s original band The Lords of 52nd Street at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove on Monday at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. Free entry; Germaine Street, Glen Cove, 516-671-0017.


The Giant Ferris Wheel at the Empire State Fair,...

The Giant Ferris Wheel at the Empire State Fair, NYCB LIVE! at the Nassau Coliseum.
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Take a ride on the Ferris wheel or play carnival games at the Empire State Fair in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot on Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 11 p.m. A fireworks display will take place on Monday. Tickets are $10; 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, 866-666-3247,

Put on your sneakers and join the Southampton Firecracker 8,000km Race Sunday at Agawam Park at 8 a.m. in memory of former Rotary District Governor Roy Wines Jr. and in support of the people of Ukraine. Admission is $35; 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, 631-404-8072,

Eternal Con is coming to Hofstra University on July 2-3.

Eternal Con is coming to Hofstra University on July 2-3.
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Long Island Pop Culture Exhibit Eternal scam returns to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission Saturday: adults $30, children $15, Sunday: adults $25, children $10; 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead, 516-900-4748,

Shop till you drop at Hampton Brocante and Vintage market at the Rogers Mansion of the Southampton History Museum on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm; 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2494,

Wave your American flag and celebrate the red, white and blue at the Port Jefferson Fire Department Annual Meeting Independence Day Parade Monday at 10 a.m. (rain date: July 8). Free entry; Route 25A, Port Jefferson, 631-473-4724,

Join Fabulous 4th of July race 4K (8:30 a.m.) and 1K Fun Run (8 a.m.) in memory of the late police officer Sean Ryan Monday from the Long Beach Boardwalk. Admission is $30 for 4K Run, $10 for 1K Fun Run; Laurelton Boulevard and Boardwalk, Long Beach, 516-431-3890,

With Newsday Staff

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