Long Island Carnivals and Festivals September 2023
Long Island September 2023 Carnivals, Festivals, and Fairs
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow
Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 am – 4 pm
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its End of Summer Fest featuring Ethnic and BBQ foods, live music, flea market, basket raffle, and cash prize raffle.
Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St. Long Beach
Saturdays through October 28, 10 am – 3 pm
This weekly Arts Festival features handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music, cultural performances and a Kids Art Station. Meet artists and hear the stories behind their creations and shop an amazing selection of fine art, photography, custom jewelry, and unique handmade gifts in a myriad of mediums.
North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington
Sept. 7-10, Thursday and Friday, 6 – 11 pm, Saturday, 2 – 11 pm; Sunday, 12:30 – 9 pm.
Italy comes to Long Island with a festival featuring a pasta tent with delicious homemade favorites, great rides and games, live entertainment, music, Thursday Talent Night, Saturday Night Fireworks, Sunday Family Day, and more!
Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
Sept. 8-10, Friday-Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Tickets start at $15
The Long Island Fair celebrates Long Island’s agricultural heritage, showcases the creative talents of Long Islanders, and provides family friendly entertainment, activities and educational opportunities.
Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Sept. 16-Oct. 29, Daily, 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission; $8 hay maze only; $25 weekend and holidays pay-one-price wristband.
Meet and take pictures with Otto the Ghost, walk through an animated children’s story, take part in fun activities and enjoy delicious fall food favorites! Free festivities daily include corn hole, scarecrow ring toss, tons of photo op areas, pumpkin patch, Otto the ghost’s animated children’s story and pictures with Otto himself! On weekends and Holidays, pay-one-price bracelet includes: sand art, mum pot decorating, pumpkin decorating and an all-new bigger and even better hay maze experience.
AHRC Nassau, 189 Wheatley Rd. Brookville
Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 am – 4 pm
$20; $10 per child
“Fall for All” is more than just a one-day event. It’s an opportunity to welcome the community to enjoy a carefully curated schedule offering a wide range of activities accessible to all. From sensory-friendly spaces to creative mask making and face painting, every experience has been designed to foster inclusivity and ensure that every visitor can participate and enjoy the festivities.
Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
Aug. 25-Sept. 4, Fridays, 6-11pm; Saturdays, 4-11pm; Sundays and Monday Sept. 4, 4 – 10 pm.
Little Italy comes to Long Island with Long Island’s largest Italian festival! Celebrate this annual feast with rides, games, live entertainment, music, and authentic Italian fare. Plus, fireworks on August 26th and September 3rd.
Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Cir. Deer Park
Sept. 1-4, Daily, 12 – 7 pm
This Food Festival will feature some of Long Island’s Top Food Trucks and Artisan Vendors! Live DJ, Giant Kids Fun Zone, Face Painting and Tattoos for the kids, Free Ice Cream with every Fun Zone Bracelet. End the summer with great food, fun, and shopping!
Ronkonkoma Street Fair, Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma
Sunday, Sept. 3, 11 am – 6 pm
Bring the family out for live entertainment, shopping, food, children’s rides, arts and crafts and lots of fun for all.
Captree State Park, 3500 E. Ocean Parkway, Babylon
Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 am – 5 pm
This family friendly event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages along the docks at Captree State Park. Highlights include live music, a free boat ride on the bay, magic show, food & merchandise vendors, pony rides, slot car racing, and various interactive displays.
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Northville
Sept. 9-10, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
$12; free for ages 2 and younger
This annual event includes hayrides, tractor pulls, folk arts demonstrations, pony rides, a petting zoo, a kiddie train ride, sack races, live music and food and beverage trucks.
Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson
Saturday, Sept. 16, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Enjoy boat races, Asian performances, vendors, food trucks, and more!
Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden, 663 Wading River Road, Manorville
Sept. 16-17, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm.
The Long Island Garlic Festival is all about celebrating the harvest season, supporting local vendors, enjoying great garlic, and most of all, having fun on their 85 acre farm. Tiptoe through the Sunflower Fields, go Pumpkin Picking, get lost in the Corn Maze, explore the Tulip Tunnel of Terror, go on a Garlic Scavenger Hunt, board the Waterdrinker Express, learn all about Garlic on the Musical Hay Ride… and let’s not forget about all the GARLICKY goodness at the Vendor Market!
HarborFest, Marine Park Drive, Sag Harbor
Sept. 16 & 17, see website for schedule
Long Wharf will be filled with live music, kids activities, whaleboat races, great food, beer and wine and dozens of vendors representing Sag Harbor’s rich cultural and artistic history. Be sure to check out the expanded Kids’ Zone offering pony rides and a petting zoo, a fire juggling show, and other fun kids’ activities, like bounce castles, games, competitions, amusements and so much more.
Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave. Huntington
Saturday, Sept. 23, 12 – 5 pm
Participate in watercolor painting, sketch from a live model, and enjoy traditional songs and dances presented by the Shinnecock Boys & Girls Club Dance Troupe.
Good Ground Road, Hampton Bay
Sept. 23-24, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm.
Admission by donation
Celebrate Italian culture and great food at this annual event. There will be Pizza & Cannoli eating contests on Saturday and Zeppole & Meatball eating contests on Sunday. Plus, live entertainment daily and spectacular fireworks by Grucci on Saturday at 8:15pm!
East End Seaport Museum, 103 3rd Street, Greenport
Sept. 23-24, see website for complete schedule
Enjoy classic boat displays, kayak races, music, children’s activities, maritime demonstrations, roving Sea Shanties and of course approximately 100 great vendors that feature hand crafted and unique items. Don’t miss our festive Merfolk parade on Saturday at 11am!
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 am – 4 pm
$7; $6 Senior; $5 Child; free for members
Bring the family out for music, games, live animal encounters, kids fishing, environmental exhibitors, food, and more!
Milton L. Burns Park, 40 Peconic, Riverehad
Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 pm – 12 am
Don your dirndl and lace up your lederhosen for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Reflextions illumination event! Live entertainment, contests, food and beer from local craft breweries. Plus, costume and stein holding contests!