What better way to celebrate the Independence Day than by attending one of the many fireworks shows hosted across Long Island this weekend? Round up the friends and family and make some Fourth of July memories at one or more of these events:
Southampton Annual American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Games for kids, food carts with popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs and other delights. Fireworks over Shinnecock Bay at sundown. 1030 Meadow Lane, Southampton. 7 p.m., July 4.
New York Lizards vs. Florida Launch
Hero Night for the New York Lizards, Long Island’s lacrosse team. The game will acknowledge honorary people who have served. In addition, the police and the fire departments will face off, followed by fireworks. James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. $10-$75. 7 p.m., July 3.
July 4th Concert
The Denice Given Band will perform before the fireworks at sundown. West Beach, Port Jefferson. Free. 7 p.m., July 4.
Ducks Game and Fireworks
Ducks take on the Riversharks followed by post-game fireworks show. Bethpage Park, 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. $11-$15. 7 p.m., July 4.
Asharoken Beach on Asharoken Avenue, Asharoken. Free. 9 p.m., July 4.
Bald Hill Fireworks Extravaganza
Captain Jack, a Billy Joel cover band takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. followed by UNcovered, a cover band that rearranges classics before the fireworks. Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville. Free. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., July 4
Valley Stream’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show
Pre-fireworks show begins at 8 p.m. Firemen’s Memorial Field, East Fenimore Street and Albermarle Avenue, Valley Stream Park. Tickets are free in advance. 9:15 p.m., July 4.
Variety of food will be offered on the Great Lawn starting at 5:30 p.m. and the band Stages will perform before the fireworks. The Park at East Hills, Roslyn Heights. Free. 9:15 p.m., July 4.
July 4th Concert, Children’s Bicycle Parade
Annual patriotic-themed children’s bicycle parade starts at Finley Middle School at 10 a.m., heads down School Street and ends at Village Square. Northwinds Symphonic Band performance starts at 7:30 p.m. before the fireworks show. Morgan Park, 1 Landing Rd., Glen Cove. Free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., July 4.
Go 4th on the Bay
Fireworks over Great South Bay between Oakdale and Great River. 9 p.m., July 4.
Stars Over Montauk
Umbrella Beach, Montauk. Free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., July 5
The Story Tellers musical performance at the bandwagon at Long Beach Boulevard starts at 8 p.m., an hour before the fireworks show. Food vendors will be serving International fare on the boardwalk. Free shuttle buses from the East and West Ends to Riverside Boulevard and back 7-11 p.m. Precedes weekend-long Arts & Crafts Festival on the boardwalk with 200 vendors 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Long Beach. Free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., July 11.
Fireworks Celebration and Concert
Food and entertainment at 6 p.m., South Shore Symphony performance at 7:45 p.m. Mill River Park, 295 South Park Ave. Rockville Centre. Free. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., July 12.
57th Annual Fireworks Show
Crescent Beach, Shore Road, Shelter Island. Free. 9:30 p.m., July 12
Salute to America
Performance by Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra, plus a salute to veterans and active military before a fireworks show. John J. Burns Town Park, 4990 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. Free. 7:30 p.m., July 12.
Annual Carnival and Fireworks Show
Carnival opens at 6 p.m. July 1-5. Polo Grounds, Greenport. Fireworks at 10 p.m., July 4-5.
Sponsored by the Port Jefferson Fire Department. Main Street to Barnum Avenue, Port Jefferson. Free. 10 a.m., 12 p.m. July 4.
July 4th Parade and Festival
Parade and Festival in the Village of East Hills. 209 Harbor Hill Rd., Roslyn. Free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., July 4.
Starts on Walker Street and finishes on Park Boulevard. Parade goers are encouraged to wear festive attire. Walker Street, Massapequa. Free. 11 a.m., July 4.
17th Annual 4th of July Parade, Main Road, Boisseau Avenue to Tuckers Lane, Southold. Free. 12 p.m., July 4.
Children’s parade in which kids ride their patriotic-decorated wagons after the fire department marches through downtown. Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island. Free. 11 a.m., July 5.
24th Annual Southampton Firecracker 8K Run and 3M Walk
All proceeds benefit the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund. Pre-registration fee: $25, $30 DOS. 8 a.m., July 4.
Shoreham-Wading River July 4th Run
All ages. One-mile run for ages 12 and younger 8 a.m. One-mile run for children 13 or older at 8:15 a.m. 5K at 8:45 a.m. 3 Miller Ave., Shoreham. $15, $20 DOS. July 4.
Oakdale Firecracker 5K
Supports the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund. Dowling College, 150 Idle Hour Blvd., Oakdale. 9 a.m., July 4.
Bellmore Striders Independence Day Run
Dedicated to Matthew Warkala, a former Striders member and Mepham High School alumnus who died of brain cancer in 1987. Pettit Avenue, Bellmore. $20 per adult. $10 per child. 8:30 a.m., July 4.
Fireworks and Fine Dining
Three-course dinner to celebrate Independence Day. Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. $125 per person. 6:30 p.m., July 4.
Canterbury Ales Oyster Bar and Grill
Special menu for the Fourth of July with several unbeatable discounts. 46 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay. July 4.
FIREWORKS CRUISES AND OTHER EVENTS:
Sousa March Concert
During the village parade, Atlantic Community Band will perform patriotic marches such as “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by Philip Sousa, an American composer and conductor known particularly for American military songs. In front of The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. Free. 9:30 a.m., July 4
Oceanside Summer Festival
Food, vendors, collectibles and arts and crafts. Schoolhouse Green, Foxhurst Road and Long Beach Road, Oceanside. Free. 11 a.m-6 p.m. July 5-6.
1864 Independence Day Celebration
A replication of the 1861 July Fourth celebration during the beginning of the Civil War. 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $7 adults, $5 seniors and kids ages 5-12. Tots free. 10 a.m., 4 p.m., July 4.
Main Street Independence Day Celebration
Includes arts and crafts, face painting, balloons, cookies and ice cream. Main Street, Bay Shore. Free. 1-4:30 p.m., July 4.
Fourth of July Holiday Concert
Long Island Brass Band performing since 1975. Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia. Free. 7-8 p.m., July 3.
Independence Day Fireworks Cruises
The more than dozen boats in the Captree Fleet of recreational fishing and party boats will set sail before sundown, offering some of the best views of the fireworks possible. Captree State Park, 3500 Ocean Pkwy., Babylon. Prices vary. 7-11 p.m., July 4.
Bayville Midsummer Nights Dream Cruise
See the fireworks from the Long Island Sound. Ransom Beach, Bayville Avenue, Bayville. 5:30-9 p.m., July 4.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival
Rides, games and concessions. 6164 Route 25A, Wading River. Free. 6-10 p.m. July 4-7. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. July 6
Cruise under the fireworks. Freeport Water Taxi Tours, Richmond Street, Freeport. $30. 9-11 p.m., July 4.