East End Independence Day Fireworks
Southampton, June 30
The Southampton Fresh Air Home hosts its 31st annual American Picnic Benefit on Saturday, June 30, (rain date July 1). This family event features fireworks by Grucci over Shinnecock Bay at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tickets to the picnic are $300, but the public can view for free from Coopers Beach. For more details, visit sfah.org or call 631-283-5847. Southampton also boasts Long Island’s largest Independence Day parade on July 4 at 10 a.m., marching from Railroad Plaza to Agawam Park.
Sag Harbor, June 30
The Sag Harbor Yacht Club presents the John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks named in memory of one of the club’s most beloved members. The show starts around 9:30 p.m. and is viewable from Marine Park, Haven’s Beach and the Long Wharf. To learn more, visit sagharboryc.com or call 631-725-0567.
North Sea, July 1 & July 3
The North Sea Fire Department’s 73rd annual carnival and fireworks shows take place once again at Fireman’s Field at 149 Noyac Road. The carnival runs from Friday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 3 with fireworks at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday. Call 631-283-3629 ext. 5 for more information.
Montauk, July 4
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Stars Over Montauk event features fireworks by Grucci over Umbrella Beach between 9 and 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday (rain date Thursday, July 5). They are viewable from nearly all Montauk beaches. Call 631-668-2428 or visit montaukchamber.com to learn more.
Westhampton Beach, July 4
The Westhampton Country Club’s fireworks show is one of the most popular on the East End, despite being a members only event. Thankfully, the lawn of St. Mark’s Church at 40 Main Street provides an excellent view and is usually packed with onlookers and glowstick peddlers. The fun begins at approximately 9 p.m. For more information, call 631-288-1148.
Amagansett, July 7
The Devon Yacht Club features an exclusive fireworks show at approximately 9:15 p.m. While non-members can’t watch from club grounds, Fresh Pond Beach offers an excellent view of the excitement. Call 631-267-6340 or visit devonnyc.com for more details.
East Hampton, July 14
The Clamshell Foundation holds its 38th annual fireworks display on Saturday, July 14. The Great Bonac Fireworks Show by Grucci begins between 9 and 9:30 p.m. over Three Mile Harbor. To find out more, call 631-324-6250.
Orient, June 30
Grucci provides fireworks for a fireworks spectacular over Orient Harbor at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday (rain date July 1) thanks to private donations from the community. It can be viewed from the Orient Harbor Fireworks Cruise, departing from Peconic Cruise Line (103 3rd Street, Greenport) at 7 p.m. and returning at 10:30 p.m. To find out more, visit orientfireworks.com and peconiccruiseline.com.
Riverhead, June 30 & July 5
The first Riverhead fireworks show is over Riverhead Raceway at 1797 Old Country Road on Saturday, June 30 at 9 p.m. The event includes a four-cylinder demo and a Big Wheel race for the kids. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Visit riverheadraceway.com for details. The second event is hosted by the Riverhead Business District as a part of the Alive on 25 outdoor concert series, which takes place on Thursday, July 5 from 5–9:30 p.m. on Main Street. Fireworks can be seen over the Peconic Riverfront and Grangebel Park around 9:15 p.m. To learn more about Alive on 25, visit aliveon25.com.
Wading River, July 6
Fireworks light up the sky as a part of the Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival, which takes place July 4–7 from 6–10 p.m. at 6164 Route 25A, across from CVS. The fair features exciting rides, skill games and tasty treats. The light show begins at 10 p.m. on Friday.
Shelter Island, July 7
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce presents its 61st annual fireworks show at Crescent Beach on Saturday, July 7 (rain date July 8). The Grucci fireworks spectacular begins between 8 and 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 877-893-2290.
In addition to a plethora of fireworks shows, the North Fork also features a few festive parades. Highlights include the Oysterponds Historical Society’s Heritage Day festival on July 1 from noon–3 p.m. featuring a parade starting at Orient’s Civil War Monument; the New Suffolk Parade on July 4 at 11 a.m., which marches from Tuthill Road to New Suffolk Beach; and the Southold Village Parade marching from Boisseau Avenue to the Southold American Legion on July 4 from noon–1 p.m.