By Olivia Booth
Summer officially begins June 20, and this season will be especially eventful on Long Island with many exciting fairs, festivals and carnivals planned through Labor Day from the East End to the New York City line! Here’s a comprehensive list so you’ll know what to look forward to:
St. Philip and St. James Family Festival
Rides, games, food and refreshments.
St. Philip and St. James School, 1 Carrow Pl., St. James. 6-10 p.m. June 23, 6-10:30 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. June 26.
Long Beach Super Boardwalk Fair
Vendors, arts and crafts, food and more! Long Beach Boardwalk, Shore Road and Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach. Free. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. June 25-26.
Family Fun Day
Games, entertainment, products and services, featuring a yo-yo tournament! Ross Memorial Park, 2000 Brentwood Rd., Brentwood. Free. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 26.
St. Anthony’s Family Feast and Fesitval
Rides, games, zeppole-eating contest and fireworks! Trinity Regional School Grounds, 5th Ave., East Northport. Free. June 29-July 3. 6 p.m. each day except Sunday, when it starts at 3 p.m.
Oyster Bay Italian American Club St. Rocco Festival
Outdoor music, rides, games, fireworks, and meatball contest with a $10,000 grand prize!
Shore Avenue, NY Fireman’s Field, Oyster Bay, Free. 6-11 p.m. July 6-9, 5- 10 p.m. July 10.
St. William The Abbot 40th Annual Family Festival
Rides, games, food and live entertainment! 2000 Jackson Ave., Seaford. Free. 7-11 p.m. July 6-8, 6-11 p.m. July 9, 5-10 p.m. July 10.
St. John’s Greek Festival
Dancing, gifts, a flea market, rides and games! St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, 77 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point. Free. 6-10 p.m. July 7, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. July 8, 2 p.m.-12 a.m. July 9 and 2-9 p.m. July 10.
15th Annual Alive After Five
Six stages of live music and entertainment, vendors, food trucks and activities for the whole family! Main Street, Patchogue. Free. 5-10 p.m. July 7, 21, Aug. 4 and 18.
39th Annual Mattituck Street Fair
Food, entertainment, and unique arts and crafts! Love Lane, Mattituck. Free. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 9.
Alive on 25
Local craft beverages and wine, artists, street vendors, music festival and a car show!
Main Street, Riverhead. Free. 5- 9:30 p.m. July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 1.
St. Rose of Lima School Annual Family Festival
Rides, games, entertainment, and food! St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa. 6-11 p.m. weekends, 7-11 p.m. weekdays July 14-17 and July 20-23.
Amusement rides, gambling raffles, food, live entertainment and fireworks! Henry L. Stimson Middle School, 401 Oakwood Rd., Huntington. Free. 7-11 p.m. July 19-22, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. July 23.
Summer Arts and Craft Festival
Over 75 artisans featured, plus musical entertainment, children’s activities and food! Deepwells Farms, 497 Route 25A, St. James. $5 Adults, kids free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23, 24.
Long Island Summer Festival
Over 100 local vendors, hot air balloons, petting zoo, live music and entertainment, and inflatable slides! The Pennysaver Amphitheater, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville. Free. 3-10 p.m. July 23, 3-8 p.m. July 24.
The Church of St. Rocco Presents “The Best Feast in the East”
Homemade Italian food, live music, rides, games and a petting zoo! The Church of St. Rocco, 18 Third St., Glen Cove. 6-11 p.m. July 26-29, 3-11 p.m. July 30, 3-10 p.m. July 31.
Our Lady of Mercy Summer Fair
Live entertainment, fun for the whole family! Our Lady of Mercy, 500 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville. Free. 6-10 p.m. July 27-29, 6-11 p.m. July 30, 5-9 p.m. July 31.
Live music, pony rides, balloon art, face painting and rides! Main Street, Bellport. Free. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 30.
Craft and food vendors, car show, rides and more! Main Street, Sayville. Free. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug.6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 7.
Holbrook Carnival and Craft Festival
Family fun and tons of vendors! Seneca Middle School, 850 Main St., Holbrook. Free. Aug. 11-14.
42nd Annual Polish Town Fair Polka Festival
Thriving market, food, live music and more! Polish Town Civic Association, 300 Lincoln St., Riverhead. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 20, 21.
53rd Annual Shelter Island Art Show and Craft Fair
Quality artists, crafts, fun for children and a raffle! Shelter Island High School, 33 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27.
Five bands, live painting, gourmet food trucks and children’s activities! Calverton Links, Calverton. $25 in advance, $35 at gate, $10 Ages 6-15, Free 5 & under. 12-8 p.m. Aug. 28.
Greenport Craft Fair
Over 70 vendors, live music and food! Greenport High School, 1 Front St., Greenport, Free. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sept.3.