Summer is in full swing here on Long Island and each weekend is filled with great things to do, from outdoor festivals of many flavors, great musical performances and plenty more. Check out what’s in store this weekend:
Thursday, June 14th through Sunday, June 17th
58th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival, County Rd. 48 and Cox Neck Rd., Mattituck
Long Island’s biggest and most popular strawberry festival is happening this weekend, with all sorts of rides, games, food, arts and crafts vendors, and of course strawberries. For hours, admission and other information, check out the Mattituck Lion’s Club Strawberry Festival website right here.
Eisenhower Park Family Festival, Eisenhower Park, Field 2, Hempstead Tpke. And Park Blvd., East Meadow
Another great big summer festival gets underway Thursday at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, with international foods, a games midway, thrilling rides, and lots more fun for everyone. Check out the festival’s website here for tickets and special coupons, too.
Friday, June 15th
Disco Unlimited, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater, Eisenhower Park, Merrick Ave. and Park Blvd., East Meadow
Put on your boogey shoes and get down to the sounds of the disco era at this special outdoor concert sponsored by B-103. For more shows in this summer concert series, check out Nassau County’s website right here.
Saturday, June 16th
A Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Celebration, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills
Celebrate the great music of legendary country music superstar Johnny Cash with a special retrospective in honor of what would have been the singer’s 80th birthday. Singer Tom Cavanagh comes about as close as anyone can to the real thing and he’s got a seven piece band complete with three Carter Sisters helping him recreate many of the great songs from the entirety of Cash’s career. Check out the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center website for more information here.
35th Annual Kings Park Day Town Fair, Library Park, Rte. 25A, Kings Park
The Kings Park Chamber of Commerce is putting on their 35th annual town fair this Saturday, with all sorts of entertainment, food and beverages, a bike rally, a petting zoo and much more. The fair begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. See the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce website here for more.
Caroline Country Fair, 1 Dyke Rd., East Setauket
Caroline Church of Brookhaven presents this 10th annual outdoor summer festival, complete with children’s games, pony rides, a barbecue lunch, arts and crafts, raffles and more. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4th Annual Port Jefferson Green Fest, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Come spend an afternoon at the Port Jefferson waterfront and learn all sorts of ways to go green, with eco-friendly vendors and demonstrations, and plenty of fun activities, too! Check out the festival’s website here for the skinny on everything Green Fest. Hours for this event are 1 to 6 p.m.
Princess Tea Party, The Ballet Center, 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma
Ballet Long Island presents its monthly Tea Party with the Princesses this Saturday in Ronkonkoma. Enjoy special performances from all the princesses, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and more. Enjoy cupcakes and cookies and plenty of beverages and bring a camera for photos with all the characters. Admission to this 1 p.m. event is $18 for one guest and $30 for two. Visit the Ballet Center’s website here for more.
Strawberry Fair, Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St., Westbury
Yet another fabulous strawberry festival is happening one day only, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saved by the 90’s! A Party with The Bayside Tigers, Canal Room, 230 Elm St., Southampton
New York City’s famed live music venue Canal Room celebrates a grand opening in the Hamptons of its second location this Saturday night, with 90’s cover band The Bayside Tigers. “Saved by the Bell’s” Screech, Dustin Diamond, will be hosting this special event that will add a whole new dimension to Hampton’s nightlife. Tickets to the 9:30 p.m. show are $30. Check out Canal Room’s website here for more.
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th
13th Annual Riverhead Blues Festival, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 89 Peconic Ave., Riverhead
Come on down to the waterfront area in downtown Riverhead for a two-day festival of great blues, jazz and rock music on three fantastic stages. Food, beverages and crafts will be available and admission to this monster event is just $15 per person for an all-day pass. For the full line-up of performers, as well directions, parking information and such, check out the festival’s website right here.
3rd Annual Pirate Festival, Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Ave., Sayville
Ahoy mateys, this annual Pirate Festival promises to be an awesomely good time for everyone, with all sorts of pirate fun, entertainment and sea farin’ food. The fest runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and admission is just $8. Check out the festival website here for more.
Sunday, June 17th
Jonny Lang, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main ST., Westhampton Beach
Jonny Lang is a Grammy Award-winning blues singer and guitarist who’s a true phenomenon, and he’ll be appearing at Westhampton Beach’s Performing Arts Center this Sunday only. Check out the website here for details and tickets.
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