18th Annual Seafood, Crafts & Music Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum

Stop by the Long Island Maritime Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 18th Annual Seafood, Crafts & Music Festival. The event, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 people, will feature a variety of seafood from area vendors and beyond, as well as beer and wine gardens and a variety of summer refreshments.

   The museum will host its own indoor and outdoor maritime exhibits and more than 150 vendors of fine nautical arts and crafts will be selling their newest novelties. In addition to live shows and maritime music on the “Sea Shanty” stage, there will be a large lineup of area bands and musicians including Vertical Horizon, the Movin’ Out Band, and the Funk Filharmonik.

   Be sure to check out the home show and green lifestyle exhibits for the newest trends in home and garden. Plus, educational groups will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. And, of course, a host of children’s activities will be offered throughout the day.

Where: Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Avenue, West Sayville
When: Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, 10am-7pm
How much: $5; FREE children 5 and under
For more information: 631-HISTORY; www.limaritime.org