Independence Day is right around the corner and if you’re looking for the ultimate celebration or an unrivaled spot to view fireworks by land or sea, then Long Island is the place to be. Whether on an iconic beach, in a boat, or under the stars in a ballpark, Long Island fireworks shows offer a one-of-a-kind red, white, and blue experience that your family won’t soon forget. So, don your finest patriotic apparel and don’t miss these spectacular, over-the-top 4th of July displays and celebrations.
2022 Long Island Fireworks Shows & Celebrations
A fireworks extravaganza to rival Macy’s is back for 2022, above the shores of the iconic Jones Beach, synced to patriotic tunes for a unique audio-visual experience. The Jones Beach Fireworks Show begins promptly at 9:30pm and July 4th revelers are advised to arrive early to secure prime firework-viewing real estate. You can also watch the show by boat aboard Captree’s Fleet of Charter Boats, departing from Bay Shore.
Jones Beach State Park
July 4, 9:30pm
The brilliant fireworks display will be visible from anywhere along the charming Long Beach boardwalk as well as the beachfront. Head down to any beach of your choice, kick back, relax, and enjoy one of the South Shore’s most awe-inspiring shows.
Long Beach Boardwalk
July 8, 9:10pm
Celebrate with live music and a delicious dinner buffet at The Waterview in the heart of nautical and vibrant Port Jefferson Village. The evening ends with dramatic fireworks display glistening on the breathtaking Long Island Sound.
July 3, 7pm – 9pm
Alive on 25 is a walkable, pop-up summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead offering live music on six stages, local craft beverages, outdoor dining, and a plethora of Long Island artists, performers, and street vendors. This year’s ALIVE ON 25 kicks off on July 1st with a 3pm car show followed by a spectacular fireworks show – the best way to kick-off your holiday weekend.
July 1, 3pm opening with fireworks starting at 9pm
Nothing Says Summer Like Baseball and Fireworks – Catch a 4th of July Weekend Long Island Ducks Game
Celebrate the holiday with Long Island’s beloved Minor League baseball team after the home games on July 1st, July 2nd, and July 3rd. The fireworks show is free with the purchase of tickets to the game!
Fairfield Properties Ballpark
July 3rd after the game
Independence Day Entertainment on the Iconic East End
Grucci Fireworks is once again putting on a spectacular display over Montauk to celebrate Independence Day! The fireworks are best viewed from locations around town including Navy Beach, The Crow’s Nest, and Montauket. This year’s edition promises to be one of the best shows in the South Fork!
July 4, 9pm
A longtime North Fork summer tradition continues this year – the Orient Harbor Independence Day Fireworks, with another great show in the works by Fireworks by Grucci. Just a short ride away from Greenport, the Orient Harbor Show provides one of the most breathtaking oceanfront views on the entire Island!
July 3, 9:15pm
Every single year, businesses on Shelter Island fundraise with the community to put on the Shelter Island Fireworks, giving the annual event a deep feeling of community pride, camaraderie, and patriotism! This year’s event is definitely a can’t-miss show celebrating Independence Day!
July 9, 9:00pm
Every year, the Westhampton Country puts on one of the best fireworks shows in the Hamptons, and this year is no different. Although it’s a private event, the whole Westhampton community, and visitors from around the world, get to enjoy the spectacular display of Grucci dazzlers each year, lining up on the streets to watch. Watch anywhere from Westhampton Beach Village on July 3 at 9 pm (July 4 rain date). You won’t want to miss An American Picnic in Southampton on Saturday, July 2 from 7 – 10 p.m. Enjoy this annual East End party featuring carnival games, stilt walkers, magicians, as well as a delicious American picnic. Stick around for magical fireworks displayed over Shinnecock Bay! Or head over to East Hampton for The Clamshell Foundation’s Fireworks. This thirty-year tradition was brought back in 2009 after a long hiatus and has occurred yearly since. The fireworks can be viewed anywhere near 3 Mile Harbor, or even on the water, on July 16th at 9pm.
More Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July Across L.I.
Celebrate Independence Day on the Greenport harbor at Claudio’s Waterfront, an iconic North Fork destination and one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in America. They offer both indoor and outdoor dockside dining with two harbor side bars – one of which is a relic of the Prohibition era!
July 4, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
The Old Bethpage Village Restoration offers a litany of events throughout the year embodying Long Island traditions of the 19th century. The 1862 Independence Day Celebration is certainly a highlight, featuring everything from historical reenactments to live music, and even a parade!
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage
July 2 and July 3, 10am – 4pm
Have some family fun at Harbes Farm, where you’ll enjoy live music, a barnyard adventure, wine tastings and a concession stand. Your kiddos can also enjoy bounce pillows, an obstacle course, pig races and even an animatronic chicken show.
July 2, 1pm – 5pm
One of the finest wineries in the region, Jason’s Vineyard, a 20-acre site in Jamesport, hosts live musical performances every week, and has a special one in store for Independence Day! Starting at 1pm, enjoy curated wine tastings with a live performance from George Barry.
July 4, 1pm – 5 pm
Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations with a special show from Dock Holiday at Salt Shack! Their set will be followed by Rock Parade at 6pm. The Salt Shack is Long Island’s premiere spot to be for the summer, with daily events making every waterfront experience there one to remember!
July 4, 1pm
Flynn’s Fire Island is a waterfront eatery, day-club and bar serving up Seafood & American food with live DJs, drinking games, and much more fun in the sun. Their Fourth of July celebration is one of the best on Fire Island, and a perfect place to round up your crew for a great day out!
Ocean Bay Park, NY
July 4, 12pm – 8pm
Every year on July 4th, residents of Fire Island’s Cherry Grove and the surrounding mainland put on their best drag and catch a ferry over to Fire Island Pines for a parade that spills out into a community party at the waterfront clubs. Those looking to attend the festivities must arrive at the Fire Island Pines dock no later than 11:00 a.m. as the ferry arrives at the Pines around noon.
Fire Island Pines
Ocean Bay Park, NY
July 4, 11am