The ultimate celebration of Smithtown’s history, local businesses and its residents is coming back this summer.
Smithtown Festival Day will return on June 6 for its 32nd year, officials have announced. The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Executive director of the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce Barbara Franco said they are just waiting for the final green light from the health department.
“It takes five months to do what we’re trying to do in five weeks,” Franco said. “We’re processing everything that we can and moving everything forward, we’re getting banners, and we’re planning on taking care of all the rules and regulations that are required from us by the health department — we’re pushing forward and trying to make this happen.”
Franco said it’s difficult to predict this year’s festival turnout. Each year there are usually around 300 vendors, a food court and entertainment in the heart of the town at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Memorial Park.
The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Main Street, from Route 111 to New York Avenue.
There will be a sign-in area and temperature checks at both Route 111 and seven blocks down on Maple Avenue.
“It’s just a lot of entertainment all day and I think everybody is just very anxious to get out and about, take a walk down Main Street, put the baby in the carriage, the dog on the leash, and the whole family comes out to join us,” Franco said. “We’re trying to take everyone’s temperatures, make sure they sign a release form, and all that we need to do to make sure it’s a safe, wonderful, and happy environment for our families, neighbors, community, and businesses.”
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Top: 2019 Smithtown Day, courtesy of the chamber’s Facebook page.