The Famous Food Festival in Deer Park will be open July 12 through July 14. (Photo courtesy MTA Away)



Empire State Fair

12 p.m – 11 p.m Weekends, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m Weekdays (Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale). Bring the whole family to enjoy rides, games, and sweet treats. Included with fair admission: Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean thrill show, world-class Anastasini Circus, amazing Big Bee Transforming Robot Car, an educational petting zoo, and an interactive Kidbucks Game Show. Guests under age 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 21+. $10 admission; free for children under 36” tall; $40 unlimited ride wristbands; free parking.


Famous Food Festival

11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, 1 – 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday (Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park). Taste flavors from all around the world, brought to you by more than 80 different vendors. The whole family can enjoy delicious food, in addition to live music all day, an Art Bazaar, curated by @Colored.colors, red carpet photo booth, and psychic readings. The kids can partake in laser tag, virtual reality, rock climbing, laser tag, bumper car, a mini golf course, axe throwing, face painting, henna, rides, and a video game truck. For adults, enjoy free beer and wine tasting with a mixologist. You can get tickets and more information at

Attendees check out a car at the 2022 Wantagh Preservation Society Antique Car Show. (Photo courtesy Tim Baker, The Long Island Herald)


Wantagh Preservation Society Antique Car Show

10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m. (Wantagh Preservation Society Museum, 1700 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh). See antique and vintage cars from 1970 and before at the Wantagh Preservation Society’s 3rd annual Antique Car Show! Treat yourself to refreshments, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment, kids crafts from 12 – 2 p.m.,  and music. Entry fee is $1 for adults 18+ and free for children and teens 17 and younger. 


The Watermelon 5K

8:30 a.m. start (Eisenhower Park – Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow). The summer’s tastiest race is here! Run or walk 5 kilometers through the beautiful views at Eisenhower Park. Refresh afterward with tasty treats and drinks courtesy of All Round Foods and Waterloo Sparkling Water. Proceeds benefit the Never Stop Running Foundation; a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that supports athletic and charitable events as they raise awareness and foster community involvement. There will be a free kiddie race starting at 8 a.m. before the main 5k. $36.91 for pre-registration; $38.98 registration on race day.


Tilles Jazz Fest

12 p.m. (Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville). The Tilles Center is hosting its first-ever jazz festival, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Headlined by Branford Marsalis Quartet, this indoor/outdoor festival will feature 4 stages and 9 concerts. In addition to the music, there will be an instrument petting zoo, food trucks, local artisans, and more! Other musicians include ​​Matt Wilson’s Good Trouble, featuring Tia Fuller, Dawn Clement, Mimi Jones and Jeff Lederer, harpist Brandee Younger, pianist Sean Mason and his Quartet, lyrical and swinging trombonist Mariel Bildsten, jazz vibraphonist Jalen Baker leading his Duo, vocalist and composer Georgia Heers, and student ensembles. Visit for ticket information.

Attendees explore the beachcombing table at the 2022 Sea Glass Festival. (Photo Courtesy TBR Newsmedia)

Long Beach Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Festival

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Long Beach Boardwalk, 1 Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach). Soak up the sun while browsing creations from over 200 different vendors and local businesses selling jewelry, clothing, home decor, photography, and so much more. Enjoy Long Beach’s 2.2-mile boardwalk overlooking white sandy beaches with the family. Food vendors will be present for refreshments. Admission is free and open to the public. See for more information.


Sea Glass Festival

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor). Celebrate Long Island’s only event ​celebrating the art, culture and history of sea glass! Partake in the jam-packed festival, filled with various events that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy live music featuring artist Rorie Kelly, a mobile beachcombing museum filled with sea glass, kids arts and crafts, engaging lectures from artists and authors, Sea Glass Hunt on Main Street, torch glass demonstrations, vintage & antique glass bottle appraisals with representatives of Long Island Antique & Bottle Association. Additionally, free admission to the nearby Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum is included with your event bracelet. Indulge in treats from the All American Wontons food truck and enjoy a special sea glass-themed drink, made just for this event by Sweetie Pies on Main. | $15 advance non-member admission; $10 advance admission for members; $20 day-of admission;  $15 day-of member admission. 

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