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Fourth of July Events on Long Island 2013

- Celebrating Independence Day, July 4th on Long Island - 2013

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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.

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, 2013.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - Veterans Salute & Fireworks Display

Veterans Salute and Fireworks Display at Lido Beach Town Park, Point Lookout. 7:30 p.m. More info: townofhempstead.org.

Thursday, July 4, 2013, rain or shine - Firecracker 5K Race/Walk

2013 Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Firecracker 5K Race/Walk. Starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Cash prizes for top three overall male and female. First: $100, Second: $50, Third: $25. At Dowling College, Curtin Center (gym.) Park in the main Dowling College parking lot/Chateau Drive.

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, 2013

FREE 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 Concert

FREE 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.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Go 4th on the Bay with fireworks by Grucci on Great South Bay West, Fire Island, NY.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Fireworks - Asharoken

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.

Friday, July 5, 2013 - FREE Kids' Event

FREE children's event: Celebrate Independence Day Storytime at 10:30 a.m. at the East Northport Barnes & Noble, Huntington Square Shopping Center, 4000 East Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY, (631) 462-0208.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Freedom Fest 2013, at 1 p.m., starring Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, The Henningsens, Lauren Alaina, Lonestar and many more. Rain or shine. At the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, More info at www.pennysaveramp.com. Buy tickets online at ticketmaster.com.

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