10 Can’t Miss Weekend Events on the East End

Every week Long Island Pulse helps you plan your weekend. From the Great South Bay to the Gardiners Bay these are some of the events you can’t miss this weekend. Headed out East? Use the hashtag #LIPulseWeekends to show us what you’re up to. 

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What: Amagansett Fine Arts Festival 2016
Where: The American Legion Amagansett
When: Friday, July 1- Sunday, July 3
Why Go: Peruse the paintings, study the sculptures and take in all the mixed mediums at this three-day art festival. Go.

What: Fun For The Fourth-Kids Food Painting Event
Where: 367 Main Street, Amagansett
When: Saturday, July 2, 9am
Why Go: Come with the kids to a free event hosted by the Amagansett Food Institute. No need to bring a smock or snacks. Children’s shirts and treats will be provided free of charge. Go.


What: Pet Adoption Fair
Where: Bridgehampton Library
When: Saturday, July 2, 1pm
Why Go: Let The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation help you find your new best friend. Go.

East Hampton

What: Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop
Where: Pollock House
When: Friday, July 1, 10am
Why Go: Take a tour of Jackson Pollock’s famous studio and create your own version of a Pollock. Go.


What: Get the Led Out
Where: The Paramount
When: Saturday, July 2, 8pm
Why Go: Just because John Bonham isn’t around doesn’t mean you can’t go listen to Led. “The American Led Zeppelin” serenades you just as the group did back in the 70s. Go.


What: Paddle on Pond
Where: Quogue Wildlife Refuge
When: Friday, July 1, 2pm
Why Go: Observe the turtles, trout and terns while taking a self-guided kayak or canoe tour. Go.

Sag Harbor

What: Sag Harbor Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
Where: Sag Harbor Village
When: Saturday, July 2, 9:30pm
Why Go: See the skies sparkle at one of the East End’s largest Fourth of July’s celebrations. Go.


What: American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Where: 1030 Meadow Lane
When: Friday, July 1, 7pm
Why Go: Enjoy games, arts and crafts and a grand finale: a Fireworks by Grucci show over the Shinnecock Bay. Proceeds benefit Southampton Fresh Air Home. Go.

Westhampton Beach

What: Mario Cantone LIVE
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
When: Saturday, July 2, 8pm
Why Go: This Tony-nominated, New York stage actor hikes his hysteria all the way out to the Hamptons. Go.

What: Melissa Etheridge LIVE
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
When: Sunday, July 3, 10pm
Why Go: After the fireworks fizzle, keep the party alive and rock out with Melissa Etheridge for her “This is M.E. Solo…” performance. Go.