American flag waving in the wind on Labor Day in Westbury, NY.

Five Long Island Labor Day Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted at Fri, Aug 24, 2018 9:00 AM

The end of summer is right around the corner, but there’s still time to celebrate what’s left of the warmest season of the year. Labor Day weekend gives everyone one last chance to enjoy the weather by taking part in any number of special events taking place across Long Island. If you and your friends/family are looking for some enjoyable Long Island events this coming Labor Day, take a quick look at the list we here at Westbury Toyota have put together. Regardless of what you’re looking for, there’s sure to be something you’ll like!

Mother Cabrini Italian Feast

If you’ve got a serious love of Italian food, this is the event for you! Taking place at the Suffolk County Community College (Brentwood-Grant Campus), this is Long Island’s largest Italian feast - a quarter mile promenade of food, to be exact. In addition to all kinds of delectable morsels, there are also more than 25 different thrill rides for you to experience. There will also be live music and a fantastic fireworks show taking place later on in the evenings. Admission to the Feast of Mother Cabrini is free and all rides are pay one price, with all proceeds going to a number of different local charities.

End of Summer Celebration and Fireworks Show

There’s no better summer send-off than attending a free event full of live music and fireworks. Taking place at Peconic Landing, this event is meant to bring the greater community together and also serve as a thank you for the ongoing support the community has given throughout the year. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night, with the fireworks following at 8:15 P.M. If you’re interested in learning more about this celebration, take a minute to visit the official site.

10th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts

If you have a high appreciation for artisans and artwork, this festival is definitely one you should check out. You’ll find an incredible gallery of unique art on the Great Lawn on Main Street, including jewelry, photography, metal work, ceramics, woodworking, and much more. Many artists will be present and will be happy to answer questions about how they learned their craft, their methods, and their inspiration. Some artists will also take commissions, so if you’re looking for a piece of art that truly reflects you and your tastes, this is the place to be!

16th Annual Seaford Labor Day Weekend Craft and Gift Show

If you enjoy shopping for gifts and crafts, head on over to Seaford on Labor Day weekend. You’ll find a great selection of handmade crafts to peruse, as well as plenty of gift merchandise. There’s no admission fee and plenty of family-friendly aspects, including face painting, inflatable rides, and food and drinks. Grab a friend or two or the whole family and check out this craft and gift show for a nice day of shopping and fun.

Summer Concerts in the Park at Planting Fields

If you’re in the mood for some outstanding live music on the Labor Day weekend, head out to Oyster Bay. Pack up a blanket and/or chairs, bring a picnic lunch, and be prepared to enjoy beautiful outdoor scenery accompanied by the music of River of Dreams. There’s no admission or parking fee for this event.

Making the Most Out of Labor Day on Long Island

There’s plenty going on locally during the Labor Day weekend for Long Islanders to take advantage of, so why not start planning now? Whether you’re looking for good food, fantastic art, handmade crafts, live music, or fireworks and thrill rides, you’ll find everything you want right here on Long Island soil!

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