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The Best Summer Festivals on Long Island Not to Miss

Summer Festivals

A few years ago, Summer Festivals like Alive After Five started popping up which created a great way to drive commerce to help support our local businesses. Main Streets close down, live bands play in the road, local vendors sell their wares and people come to eat, drink and shop local!

This summer, you can find these festivals in towns like Bay Shore, Babylon, Patchogue, Huntington, Farmingdale and Riverhead which all offer an outstanding restaurant scene. If you’re looking for live music, outdoor dining, good vibes and love to support local, mark your calendars for the best Summer Festivals Long Island has to offer!

Below, you will find the dates and times of the Best Summer Festivals on Long Island, in no particular order.

Summer Festivals on Long Island

Alive By The Bay (Bay Shore, NY)

Alive By The Bay is a block party style street fair on Main Street in Bay Shore from 5pm-9pm on certain Tuesdays thorought the summer. You’ll find live music, local vendors, fun for the family and the chance to eat, drink and shop local! With 5 dates this summer, make you sure you mark you calendar for a night of fun on the south shore! Here are the dates for the 2024 season of Alive By The Bay:

Tuesday June 25th

Tuesday July 9th

Tuesday July 23rd

Tuesday August 13th

Tuesday August 20th

For more information, click HERE!

For outdoor dining options in Bay Shore, click HERE!

Alive After Five (Patchogue, NY)

Alive After Five is one of the largest Summer Festivals on Long Island and draws in around 20,000 people! You’ll find live music throughout downtown, local vendors, family fun and a closed off Main Street for the festival. Alive After Five is from 5pm-9pm and we encourage you to eat, drink and shop local! Here are the dates for the 2024 Alive After Five:

Thursday June 27th

Thursday July 11th

Thursday July 25th

Thursday August 8th

For more information, click HERE!

Babylon Block Party (Babylon, NY)

The Babylon Block Party is a family friendly Summer Festival on Main Street in downtown Babylon. You’ll find live music, outdoor dining, local vendors, and Food Trucks! You can catch the Babylon Block Party from 5pm-9pm on:

Thursday June 27th

Thursday July 25th

Thursday August 29th

For more information, click HERE!

For Outdoor Dining options in Babylon, click HERE!

Summer in the Streets (Huntington, NY)

Summer in the Streets in Huntington is back for its second year and will feature local bands, vendors, and specials around town. Most of these festivals take place on the weekdays from 5pm-9pm, but Summer in the Streets is geared more towards families and takes place during the day on a Sunday this summer from 2pm-7pm. Mark your calendars for Summer in the Streets happening on:

Sunday July 14th

For more information, click HERE!

For Outdoor Dining options in Huntington, click HERE!

Music on Main (Farmingdale, NY)

Farmingdale’s Music on Main returns for Summer 2024 and will feature outdoor music, dining and fun along Main Street! The Village of Farmingdale is home of the Culinary Quarter Mile so make sure to check out the amazing restaurants the town features. Music on Main will take place from 5pm-9pm on:

Thursday July 11th

Thursday July 25th

Thursday August 8th

For more information, visit their website HERE!

Alive on 25 (Riverhead, NY)

Alive on 25 in Downtown Riverhead is back this summer with live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, artists, performers and vendors! This summer festival is where the East End comes ALIVE for 2 Friday evenings from 5pm-9:30pm on:

Friday July 5th (*Fireworks show at 9pm)

Friday August 9th (*Laser Light show at 9pm)

For more information, visit their website HERE!

Alive on 25 in Riverhead

Conclusion

Don’t miss all the Local Summer Festivals happening this year on Long Island and make sure to support local while you’re there!

For more Things To Do On Long Island, click HERE!

Photo Credits: All photos in this article were sourced from the Instagram accounts and websites of the above mentioned businesses/organizations

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