When traveling to Long Island this summer, you can have the best time ever at some of the top festivals and events. This part of New York really comes to life with live entertainment, food, and activities that you will love.
Long Island Summer Festival
Taking place over two full days, the Long Island Summer Festival is one event that you won’t want to miss. More than 100 local companies set up their own stalls to sell all the carnival and fair foods that you love like cotton candy and hot pretzels, but you’ll also find burgers, brats, and other dishes for sale too. Sponsors of the festival include local radio stations and major companies like Sprint. Make sure that you stick around to see the live bands taking the stage too.
Oyster Bay Italian American Club St. Rocco Festival
If you have a meatball recipe that your family absolutely loves, now is the time to dust it off. This festival, which takes place at the beginning of July, has a meatball contest that anyone can enter. The grand prize winner walks away with $10,000. Even if you prefer checking out the festival rather than cooking, you’ll still find live entertainment as well as games you can play and some fun rides. This festival caps off the night with an amazing fireworks display.
Alive After Five
Who said Long Island shuts down when the clock strikes five? Alive After Five is an annual festival that proves the region really comes to life later in the day. It features six different stages that allow local bands and other artists to perform in front of a live audience. You’ll also find dozens of food trucks set up at the festival and special activities too. This festival takes place on several different nights during the summer and is free to attend.
Alive on 25
If you have a passion for old and vintage cars, you’ll love Alive on 25, a local festival that hosts its own car show. Perfect for those who want to learn more about the local culture, this festival also welcomes local artists, restaurants and brew pubs. You can grab a cold beer and some delicious food before sitting down to watch the live bands on hand.
Summer Arts and Crafts Festival
Don’t forget about the annual Summer Arts and Crafts Festival, which is open to both kids and adults. There are multiple classes and activities open to kids and their parents as well as live bands and other entertainment. You’ll also find more than 70 vendors setting up selling both food and artwork.
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