With Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, you can take part in two weekends worth of Independence Day fun in the Hamptons.
1. The North Sea Fire Department Carnival and Fireworks will take place Friday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 3 at the North Sea Fireman’s Field (149 Noyac Road, Southampton), with fireworks displays on Sunday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 3 at 10 p.m. The carnival is open from 7 to 11 p.m.
2. Southampton Fresh Air Home will host its annual American Picnic Benefit with Fireworks from Grucci on Saturday, June 30 at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton. The event will start at 7 p.m., and feature carnival with games, stilt walkers and magicians, tasty American picnic fare, music, dancing and a spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay. Proceeds from the event raises over 40 percent of the funds needed to support the Southampton Fresh Air Home, a summer camp for physically challenged children. For tickets or more information, visit www.sfah.org.
3. Sag Harbor Yacht Club’s (SHYC) “John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks,” presented in honor of the beloved club member, will take place on Saturday, June 30 at 9:30 p.m. Recommended spots to view the show include Marine Park, Haven’s Beach, and Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf, or on a boat, if you happen to have access to one. For more information, visit www.sagharboryc.com.
4. Worried about two weekends worth of celebrations? Fit in a run for a good cause during the Southampton Rotary Club Annual Firecracker 8K Run and 3 mile Walk, benefiting the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund, which will be held on Sunday, July 1 at 8 a.m. The race begins at Agawam Park (25 Pond Lane, Southampton). For more information, visit southamptonrotary.org.
5. The Southampton Village 4th of July Parade, the largest 4th of July parade on Long Island, will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 10 a.m. The parade steps off from Railroad Plaza, and marches down North Main Street, Main Street, Jobs Lane, ending at Monument Square at Agawam Park. For more information, visit southamptonvillage.org.
6. The Montauk Chamber’s “Stars over Montauk” 4th of July Grucci Fireworks will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, July 5, 9 p.m.). Fireworks are launched from Umbrella Beach, but the views are incredible anywhere close. Once again, WELJ (104.7 FM), a Montauk-based radio station, is coordinating patriotic music during the show, so listeners may hear them on digital devices and radios. Additionally, the Chamber is hosting its annual Fireworks Dinner Cruise on the Fourth. The festivities will kick-off with a pre-boarding party at Sammys at the Harbor at 6 p.m. Attendees will have permission to come aboard the Viking Starship at 7 p.m. where they will be treated to a buffet “picnic style” dinner, music by “The 3 B’s” – a classic rock band – and the fireworks extravaganza, of course. Tickets are $100 and attendees must be 21 and over to attend the fundraiser, which supports the fireworks display. For more information, visit www.montaukchamber.com.
7. Westhampton Country Club (35 Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach) will host a fireworks display on July 4th at 9 p.m. If you’re not a member of the Club, you can catch the show on Village’s Great Lawn. For more information, visit www.westhamptoncc.org.
8. The 60th Annual Shelter Island Fireworks at Crescent Beach will be held on Saturday, July 7 from
8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.shelterislandchamber.org.
9. The Devon Yacht Club (300 Abrahams Landing Road, Amagansett) will present its annual fireworks display on Saturday, July 7 at 9:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.devonyc.com.
10. The Great Bonac Fireworks Show, a three-decade long tradition staged over Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton, will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 9 p.m. This year the Clamshell Foundation will present the Show in honor of the memory of Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, longtime supporters and friends of the Foundation. Attendees will find the best views at Maidstone Park and Sammy’s Beach, Gann Road, or any of the beaches off of Hands Creek Road Springy Banks Road and the head of 3 Mile Harbor. For more information, visit clamshellfoundation.org.