While beach days, hot dogs, ice cream and lounging by the pool are just a few ways Long Islanders treasure summer each year. But taking the family to a free outdoor concert has to be near the top of the list.
Most towns and communities offer these free concerts in the summer, but since there's no rule that says you can't visit another town we've put together this one-stop guide to the many free concerts scheduled across Long Island.
All of these concerts are free, but in many cases you may have to pay for parking at certain venues. It's also best to pack your own lawn chairs for a more relaxing time at the shows.
Concerts vary from orchestral music, jazz, kids entertainment and tribute bands. And if you become a big fan of any one performer, chances are you can catch them again in another town.
Click on each link for a schedule of concerts.
- Town North Hempstead
- Town of Hempstead
- Town of Oyster Bay
- Rockville Centre
- Long Beach
- New Hyde Park
- East Meadow
- Malverne-West Hempstead
- Garden City
- Town of Huntington
- Town of Islip
- Town of Babylon
- Town of Smithtown
- Northern Brookhaven (Three Village to Rocky Point)
- Hamptons (Westhampton to Montauk)
- Town of Southold