Fourth of July weekend is one of the most exciting times for the East End and Montauk. It may be a little overwhelming to decide exactly what to do on The End, so here’s a roundup of some of the best events going on in Montauk over the holiday weekend.
Perhaps the most celebrated Independence Day tradition in Montauk is the annual Stars over Montauk Fireworks Display by Grucci Fireworks. This year, fireworks will be launched over Umbrella Beach on July 4 at 9 p.m., but the display can be seen from any town beach. Sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, these sensational fireworks are funded by chamber members as well as by residents and visitors. If you’d like to donate, visit montaukchamber.com and click on GoFundMe on the homepage. The Chamber Office is also selling raffle tickets for prizes. For more information, contact the Montauk Chamber of Commerce by calling 631-668-2428.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce will also be sponsoring a rummage sale on Saturday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Held at the Community Church (850 Montauk Highway), the sale will include everything you would expect at a rummage sale: white elephant, toys, books and more.
The Surf Lodge’s free concert series will continue throughout the holiday, with The Growlers on Friday, July 3, Chromeo on Saturday, July 4, and St. Lucia on Sunday, July 5. Shows begin at 7 p.m. The Surf Lodge is at 183 Edgemere Street. Call 631-483-5037 or visit thesurflodge.com.
Nancy Atlas will play an Independence Day Sunset Set on Saturday, July 4 at 5 p.m. at Navy Beach. Reggae night at Navy Beach will follow on Sunday, July 5 with performances by Winston Irie and Twister starting at 5 p.m. Navy Beach is located at 16 Navy Road. For more details, call 631-668-6868 or visit navybeach.com.
The Sloppy Tuna will host the David Higgins Band all weekend long. The Sloppy Tuna is located at 148 South Emerson Avenue. For more information, call 631-647-8000 or visit thesloppytuna.com.
Visit the Montauk Beach House for daily poolside DJ sets. Friday, July 3 brings the perfect blend of throwbacks and new beats with a DJ set by Roofeeo and resident DJ Oil Benz. Saturday starts with poolside workout sessions taught by Tanya and LaurenR at 9:30 p.m. (sign up required), followed by a live performance by Dirty Vegas and DJ Oil Benz. And on Sunday, the internationally renowned Jacques Dumas will perform. The Montauk Beach House is located at 55 South Elmwood Avenue. For more information, call 631-668-2112, or visit thembh.com to sign up for poolside workout sessions.
From early morning happenings to nightlife, Ruschmeyer’s is offering events for everyone to enjoy this holiday weekend. The Bar at Ruschmeyer’s, The Electric Eel, will host music and dancing on Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. Early birds can enjoy yoga on the lawn starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And on Sunday, Ruschmeyer’s is presenting an old-fashioned boil, offering a prix fixe boil with local seafood, corn, potatoes, and buckets of beer in addition to the regular Sunday menu. Ruschmeyers is located at 161 Second House Road. Call 631-668-2877 for more information.
The Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk hosts a ticketed BBQ every Saturday throughout the summer. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., patrons can enjoy grilled seafood favorites and barbecue classics. Relax on the resort’s expansive 1,000-foot private beach that captures the nostalgic charm of the “endless American summer.” DJ entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. and those looking for top-level comfort can opt to rent a double king-sized daybed. Gurney’s Montauk is located at 290 Old Montauk Highway. Call 631-668-2345.
Zum Schneider will host live music performances on Friday and Saturday night. Catch Mamarazzi, an Afro-funk and hip-hop group, on Friday, July 3. Saturday features Realm, an East End-based band with a style that fuses reggae, rock, and ska. Both shows run from 9 p.m. to midnight. Zum Schneider is located at 4 South Elmwood Avenue. For more information, call 631-238-5963 or visit montauk.zumschneider.com.
The 36th Annual Book Fair at the Montauk Library will be held on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Books, jewelry, white elephant items, baked goods, plants, a silent auction, kids activities and refreshments will all be available. Author Robin Strong will also be signing and selling her now book, Images of America Montauk. Stop by on Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to browse half-price books. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway. For more information, call 631-668-3377 or visit montauklibrary.org
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce holds its weekly Concerts on the Green, musical performances on the village green, Monday nights from 6–8 p.m. throughout the summer. This week’s concert features The Lynn Blue Band. All Concerts on the Green are free and open to the public.
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