Whether you have a few days off from work for the holiday or simply just have the 4th of July off, there are many local places to go and things to do for the whole family.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to cool off with the kids this week, is open daily, also on July 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is free entry into the park and it is open to all town residents.
For a kid-friendly Independence Day activity, check out the 4th of July Party happening at the Commack Branch Smithtown Library on July 2. Parents are encouraged to bring kindergarten to second grade-aged children to learn the history of Independence Day through creating crafts and having snacks. The event is free and starts at 4 p.m.
If you’re in the mood to spend a nice summer evening listening to the sounds of the 70’s, consider attending the on July 3. That 70’s Band will take the stage and cover many classics from the time period. The event is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Nesconset Gazebo on Smithtown Blvd. LI Cares will be there collecting donations, so bring a blanket, friends and some food donations.
You won’t be bored if you choose to spend your 4th of July at Sunken Meadow State Park. It will be open normal hours during the day and will offer activities, such as canoeing, hiking, biking and there are various sports fields to play on. Also, their weekly Seafood Fest will be going on from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at field 1 that evening. Toll booths close at 4 p.m., parking is free as well.
What would be an Independence Day without a sky filled with fireworks? Head out to in Northport where they will be welcoming back their annual fireworks show. Everyone is encouraged to come out to watch and having contained bonfires are allowed. The night will start at approximately 9:20 p.m. and the rain date will be the following evening, July 5.