The Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, festivities and American traditions. Here's a sampling of places to visit to see fireworks and more. Most of these events take place on Friday, the Fourth of July 2014, but please note that some occur before or after the actual holiday.
For info on more things to do on Long Island in July, please see July Calendar of Events on Long Island.
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Note: This page is updated every year, usually a few weeks before the events. Here are the events for the Fourth of July, 2014.
Go 4th on the Bay with fireworks by Grucci. At Great South Bay, 1000 feet east of the Snapper Inn in Oakdale, NY. More info: www.grucci.com
Thursday, July 3, 2014
New York Lizards - Post-game Grucci Fireworks at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, NY. www.nylizards.com
Friday, July 4, 2014, rain or shine - Firecracker 5K Race/Walk
Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Firecracker 5K Race/Walk through Idle Hour. Rain or shine
Starts and finishes at the gym at Dowling College (Curtin Center on Chateau). The race starts at 9 a.m. sharp.
Cash prizes for the top three male and female overall and the first three in each age group. Age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+
$20 pre-registered or $25 on the day of the race. Download entry form at www.glirc.org/events/Oakdale_Chamber_of_Commerce_Firecracker_5K.php
$20 if preregistered/ $25 on the day of the race.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014 and daily from June 10, 2014 through October 1, 2014. Freeport's Nautical Mile, Woodcleft Avenue, will feature carnival games and rides. At Sea Breeze Park at the southern end of Woodcleft Avenue. The amusement park will be open until dusk. Fee for rides.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Pennysaver Amphitheater
Grucci Fireworks, starting at 5 p.m. FREE admission. Also, a FREE family event: Captain Jack & UNcovered Line concert begins at 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m. Go early to get a good place to sit.) Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville, NY. More info at pennysaveramp.com/events.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Fireworks Cruises - Freeport
Fireworks cruises with Freeport Water Taxi & Tours., (516) 521-7744. $30 per person. From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (also on Saturday, July 5, 2014.) www.freeportwatertaxi.com. 211 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport's Nautical Mile, NY.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Stars Over Montauk by Grucci
UPDATE: The Montauk Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to have the fireworks on what was originally the rain date: SATURDAY, July 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. because of the potential for rain and wind on the Fourth.
Bring a blanket or chair to the annual Umbrella Beach in Montauk, on Old Montauk Highway, just one-third of a mile west of the town. Look up and you'll be treated to a fireworks display by Grucci. It's a good idea to get there early because this is a very popular event. More info: Call (631) 668-2428 for times.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - LI Ducks Ballgame & Fireworks
The Ducks go up against the Camden Riversharks with a game starting at 7:05 p.m. Fireworks to follow. At Betehpage Ballpark, 3 Court Houes Drive, Central Islip, NY, (631) 940-3825. But tickets online at www.liducks.com.
The Village of Asharoken will hold its annual fireworks show in the evening. Fireworks will be launched from a barge on the sound side of Asharoken Avenue. Starts around 9:20 p.m., weather permitting. For details, please visit www.asharoken.com.
Remember, personal fireworks are strictly forbidden. There is no parking on any Village street and there are no public parking facilities in the Village. Please make sure you and your guests park only on your private property.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - Port Jefferson Annual Fourth of July Parade
The Port Jefferson Annual Fourth of July Parade. Starts at 10 a.m. . Main Street to Barnum Avenue, reviewing stand on West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY. There will be marching bands, fire departments, civic groups and floats.