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A guide to Fourth of July 2021 festivities on Long Island

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And just like that, Fourth of July is upon us.

After many parades and celebrations were canceled last year due to the pandemic, Long Island towns and villages are bringing their 4th of July festivities back for 2021.

If you’re still looking for Independence Day plans, we got you covered. 

Here’s the full GLI guide to 4th of July weekend.

[Editor’s note: According to reports, the annual fireworks show at Bald Hill is not happening this year.]

AMITYVILLE

  • Amityville’s July 4th Parade is 11 a.m. on Independence Day. 
  • This year’s theme is honoring first responders and essential workers. 
  • A barbeque at the Amityville Fire Department will follow the parade march. 
  • For information on the parade’s route, visit the town’s website

EAST ISLIP

  • East Islip Fire Department is hosting a three-day carnival from July 1 to July 4 at Brookwood Hall, Irish Lane, and Montauk Highway in East Islip. 
  • The carnival hours are Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday 2-11 p.m. and Sunday 2-10 p.m. 
  • There will be a free fireworks show on July 3 at 9:30 p.m. 
  • For more information, visit the East Islip Chamber of Commerce website

DEER PARK 

  • The Tanger Outlets in Deer Park are hosting a 4th of July Block Party and Food Truck Extravaganza from July 2 to July 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For more information, visit their website

FIRE ISLAND 

  • July 4 at 11 a.m. is Ocean Beach’s July 4th Children’s Parade and Celebration. 
    • Kids and their wagon floats line up at 10:30 a.m. and they will parade through the village. 
    • Find more information here
  • The Fire Island Invasion is on July 3 in Cherry Grove and the Pines.  
    • Drag queens from Cherry Grove will gather at the Ice Palace Bar at the Cherry Grove Hotel.
    • Following their parade through the street of Cherry Grove, they will board a ferry and sail over to the Pines
    • For more information, click here for the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association statement.

PORT JEFFERSON

  • July 4 at 9:30 p.m. fireworks for residents-only at West Beach. 
  • July 5 at 10 a.m. Port Jefferson Fire Department’s annual 4th of July parade. For residents only. 
  • Read more about these two events at greaterportjeff.com

PATCHOGUE

  • Acoustic band Small Town Gig is playing at The Oar on July 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • More information is on their Facebook event page.

BELLPORT  

  • Artists on the Lane presented by the South Bay Art Association is July 4 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • It is one of the oldest summer street festival  traditions in Bellport and is celebrating its 63rd year this year. 

ROCKY POINT 

  • A Celebration of Hometown Heroes will take place on July 4 at 11 a.m. outside of the Veterans of Foreign Waters at 109 King Road in Rocky Point. 
  • There will be a live reading of the Declaration of Independence.
  • For more information visit the Rocky Point Sound Beach Chamber of Commerce website. 

OLD BETHPAGE 

  • The Old Bethpage Restoration is hosting its 1861 Independence Day Celebration on July 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Visit their website for more information. 

JONES BEACH

  • The annual Jones Beach Fireworks Spectacular is back this year on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. 
  • There is a $10 parking fee and parking lots will be closed off once full.
  • Visit the official Jones Beach website for more information.

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