Long Island is more than just the Hamptons and the distance to Manhattan: Long Island is where everyone wants to go in the summer to get away from the hectic city life. Not only are there endless fairs and fun, but the sights and restaurants will also make you want to live here for life! Here are the top things to explore if you find yourself in the area in the summer.
In early June, when Summer is gearing up, there’s no place to be than enjoying the Harbor Fest. This craft fair has something for everyone in the family, from hands-on exhibitions to beautiful local art you can purchase and take home. Not only will you get to know the locals better if you’re looking at Long Island houses for sale, but you’ll also be able to find all of the art you need to furnish those walls!
After HarborFest ends, enjoy your time in Long Island by visiting the annual heritage fair! Take rides on trolleys, learn more about the area’s history, and take your time getting to know the area. Although this fair runs for a week, you’ll get enough entertainment out of it to last you for the entire year. For families, there is endless entertainment and options for kids! Not only can they learn some, but they can also get hands-on and make things on their own! This fair is for everyone.
When July arrives, you won’t be out of things to do! The South Bay Music Festival has dozens of different performers every year, pulling in well-known names, as long as giving new acts a chance to prove themselves. You can listen to your favorites live and find a unique choice amongst the other shows.
If you want to attend but aren’t sure how your kids will fit into the picture, there is a kid-friendly zone where they can also enjoy the music and have fun.
In August, the hottest month in Long Island, get out and enjoy the sunny weather at the Hallockville Museum Farm’s Country Fair and Craft Show. Larger than HarborFest, this show offers more artists, more activities, and more fun than any other local craft show. Enjoy meeting artists who are local stars, and support them with praise and purchases.
If art isn’t your cup of tea, you can instead enjoy the local artisan soaps, jams, and other goods. Curious about jalapeno jelly or other specialty goods? This is the place to learn more!
The Scottish Fest
Because of the deep history of Scottish people settling in the area, this August favorite is a large celebration! Scottish Fest gives those from the high and lowlands a chance to celebrate their culture, cut loose, and get to know friends and possible relatives who share a cultural past with them. Anyone is invited, though! If you’re not Scottish, you can still cut loose and enjoy the festivities while you learn about another culture.