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 Thursday, the Fourth of July, but please note that some occur before or after the holiday.
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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, 2013.
Various 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, 65-59, 70-79, 80-89. Awards for the top three male and the top three femals overall and the first three in each of the age groups.
$20 if preregistered/ $25 on the day of the race.
To register online, please go to www.islandrunning.net.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Stars Over Montauk by Grucci
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.
Thursday, July 4, 2013FREE event at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville, NY. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE. Grucci Fireworks with Mike Del Guidice & Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute band.)
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Westhampton Beach ConcertFREE event. Gazebo Concert Series - Atlantic Wind Symphony. FREE admission, but donations appreciated. At 7:30 p.m. at the Villgae Green & Gazebo, Main Street and Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. More info: www.whbcc.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.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 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.