Watching fireworks is always one of the great highlights of summer on the East End, and Independence Day kicks off pyrotechnics season, so it’s time to prepare.
Enjoy the shows during a late waterside dinner or make a day of it and post up by an oceanside beach. Either way, a bit of early initiative and planning is required to land a spot for prime viewing. Local fireworks seem to attract the entire Tri-State Area to our shores, but crowds are no excuse to sit these nights out.
With spectacular beaches, beautiful views and epic fireworks, you don’t want to miss a moment. Fortunately, we have the complete schedule of July fireworks listed below.
Check our Events Calendar to plan your entire July 4 weekend and the rest of the summer!
Wednesday July 3, 2013
North Sea Fireman’s Field
These fireworks are off of Noyac Road in Southampton and will be set off following a carnival, so anticipate plenty of cars and children. 631-283-3629 ext. 5
Thursday July 4, 2013
Stars Over Montauk Fireworks
Try to make your way out to The End early, because traffic tends to get heavy right before the start of this Grucci display. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the preferred Umbrella Beach destination—these beauties can be seen from any beach in town. Rain date: July 5. 631-668-2428.
Independence Day Celebration in Riverhead
These fireworks will take place on the Peconic Riverfront following a musical performance. NOTE: Bring something to sit on, such as a blanket.
Westhampton Country Club Fireworks
Club grounds are not open to non-members, but the fireworks well be visible from numerous locations in Westhampton (including the green across the street), so keep an eye to the sky! 35 Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1148
Friday July 5, 2013
Grucci Fireworks in Southampton
Dusk (Rain Date: July 7)
If you don’t attend the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s Annual American Picnic, you can still enjoy the Grucci fireworks show, free from Coopers Beach. HINT: Don’t forget your beach pass, or hitch a ride with someone who has one. 1030 Meadow Lane, Southampton. 631-283-5847 sfah.org
Saturday July 6, 2013
These fireworks will serve as entertainment during a break in the racing schedule.
Devon Yacht Club Fireworks
Even though this is a members-only event, anyone in Amagansett can still enjoy the show with a great view from neighboring Fresh Pond Beach. Buffet for Devon members at 7:30 p.m. 300 Abraham’s Landing Road, Amagansett. 631-267-6340
Sag Harbor Fireworks
After dusk, @ 9 p.m.
Sponsored by Sag Harbor Yacht Club, these fireworks will be visible from most places in the onetime whaling port. Try Havens Beach, Marine Park, Long Wharf or the harbor. 27 Bay Street, Sag Harbor. Our suggestion… car pool. 631-725-0567
Greenport Fourth of July Carnival & Fireworks (Night 2)
This is the second night of fireworks for this carnival. The fireworks will still be visible from many places in Greenport besides the carnival.
North Sea Fireman’s Field (Night 2)
@ 10 p.m.
This will be the second night of fireworks for this carnival, so still anticipate a good deal of traffic and people through Noyac. (See July 3 entry for complete info.)
Saturday July 13, 2013
Shelter Island Fireworks
Celebrate the weekend with the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual pyrotechnic display after dark! Fireworks visible from Mitchell Park & Marina in Greenport. Crescent Beach, Shelter Island. Rain date, July 14. 877-893-2290, shelterislandchamber.org
Saturday July 20, 2013
The Great Bonac Fireworks Show
The Clamshell Foundation’s 33rd annual fireworks display in East Hampton benefits several local charities. Another Grucci extravaganza, these fireworks can be seen just about anywhere near the head of Three Mile Harbor. Most notably by Gann Road, Hands Creek Road, Sammy’s Beach and Maidstone Park. 631-324-6250, clamshellfoundation.org