Riverhead sets two summer 2024 dates for beefed-up Alive on 25 festivals


This summer will see Riverhead’s popular summer street festival series, Alive on 25, shaved down to two nights from four nights, as in previous years. But those two nights are expected to be big.

First, things get rolling on Main Street on Friday, July 5, an event will be capped with a fireworks show. Then Alive on 25 returns Friday, Aug. 9, with a laser light show.

That’s on top of everything else, such as:

“The Alive on 25 summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead offers live music on multiple stages, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, Long Island artists, performers and street vendors,” read the website for the downtown Riverhead Business Improvement District. “This is where the East End comes ‘alive’ for two Friday evenings between Long Island’s Hamptons and North Fork!

Top: File photo from an Alive on 25 event from 2022.

If you go

The Alive on 25 festivals, modeled after Patchogue’s Alive After Five series, start at 5 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m., after which Main Street starts to open back up to vehicular traffic at 10 p.m.

Live musicians set up all along Main Street in the downtown. Liquor drinks are also available at restaurant stations throughout the festival, though open container laws do remain in effect.

The road closes at 3 p.m. so cars need to be off the street.

Scroll down for past festival photos.

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