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Fourth of July Weekend Celebration Guide

Here are some places, events and activities to get you into the Fourth of July spirit.

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration Guide

While there is no fireworks show in Smithtown on July 4, there is plenty to do in the town to celebrate Independence Day, starting a day early with some Sunday celebrations. If you're set on seeing fireworks, there are some going on in neighboring towns not too far away.

Here are some fun local festivities, nearby fireworks displays and more to celebrate Independence Day.

St. Anthony’s 20th Annual Family Feast and Festival

Fun for the whole family is at St. Anthony’s 20th Annual Family Feast and Festival, located at Trinity Regional School on 5th Avenue in East Northport, featuring carnival rides, casino games, international foods, live entertainment, and more to benefit the St. Anthony of Padua Parish and the Father Thomas A. Judge Knights of Columbus. The festival concludes July 3 and is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $12, $5 for seniors.

Baywatch Mondays at Blacksmith Tavern

Blacksmith Tavern is offering specials all night long on Monday, July 4. They are offering $2 Coors Light bottles, $5 frozen drinks, $4 Sex on the Beach and Malibu drinks and $3 Corona’s. They also are having a bikini contest each week for cash and prizes along with a complimentary late night barbeque.

Town of Islip’s July 4 Fireworks Show

For the first time since 1989, the Town of Islip will hold a Grucci fireworks display at the Bay Shore Marina at 9:30 p.m. to celebrate the nation’s birth. The display will be part of an Independence Day festival at the marina that will include food and entertainment to benefit Pronto of Long Island, a Bay Shore-based community outreach center that serves more than 60,000 people.

Go Fourth on the Bay – Grucci Style

This year’s Grucci fireworks display will be hosted by the Town of Islip at the Bay Shore Marina, a marina park setting on the Great South Bay. Take a boat to the Great South Bay and watch the sky explode with fireworks from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to celebrate the nation’s 235 years. Viewing is any shoreline from Smith Point to Bay Shore.

Port Jefferson Village July 4 Fireworks Show

Port Jefferson will hold a fireworks show starting after sunset on East Beach. Residents will be able to park at East Beach to view the fireworks but will not be allowed on the beach for safety reasons. Residents will, however, be able to park and watch from West Beach.

Fourth of July BBQ and Fireworks Viewing

Lombardi’s On The Sound at the Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills, located at 44 Fairway Drive, is celebrating July 4 with a holiday barbeque and a view of the Port Jefferson Village Fireworks Show from their deck overlooking the Long Island Sound from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $40 a person.

North Patchogue Fire Department Carnival

The North Patchogue Fire Department, located at 95 North Service Road in Patchogue, will host its annual carnival, featuring food, games and rides on July 4 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free fireworks by Grucci will be held on Saturday and Sunday night at dusk. Cost varies per activity.

Freedom Fest Concert at Long Island Ducks

The Long Island Ducks and Country 96.1FM will be hosting a Freedom Fest Concert on July 3 at Bethpage Ballpark, located at 3 Court House Drive in Central Islip. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the concert starts at 6 p.m., featuring Long Road to Love, Jacob Lyda, Sarah Darling, Due West, Bad Horse and Lisa Mattasa. There will be a fireworks display by Grucci. General Admission is $25, $35 field and $45 club level seats. Tickets are available online.

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