There’s something about summer weather and festivals that just go together, and Long Island offers an abundance of these events throughout the summer and into early Fall. Listed below are some upcoming festivals that will be celebrating food, music and much more.
Long Island Seafood Festival
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Long Island Seafood Festival, which takes place just down the road at the Long Island Maritime Museum located at 88 West Venue in West Sayville. This year, the festival will be taking place Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th from 10:00am-7:00pm. General admission is $10 per person, but once inside you get to enjoy all that the Seafood Festival has to offer, which includes live entertainment, and of course food! The two main sponsors of the event, which are the Blue Island Oyster Company and Claws Seafood Market, will be serving a variety of seafood treats along with dozens of other food vendors. You’ll also have the opportunity to browse handmade items from the various arts and crafts vendors that will be on premises. For more information, check out the event site here.
Long Island Bluegrass Festival
If you’re a Bluegrass and country music fan, you should check out the 14th Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival, taking place August 20th from 12pm-7pm at Tanner Park in Copiague, NY. With the festival set right on the Great South Bay, you can listen to the sounds of Flatt Lonesome, Jim Hurst Trio, and Abby Hollander, among others. Presale tickets cost $15 dollars, and general admission at the event will be $20.
Long Island Comedy Festival
For a fun night out filled with plenty of laughs, stop by the Long Island Comedy Festival, happening Friday, August 26th and Saturday, August 27th at 8pm at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. In it’s 11th year, the Long Island Comedy Festival offers stand up from comedians around the country, many of them national headliners. Tickets cost $35 per night.