10 Can’t Miss East End Weekend Events

Every week Long Island Pulse helps you plan your weekend. From East Islip to East Marion 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.


What: Dan’s Taste of Summer: Dan’s GrillHampton
Where: Fairview Farms at Mecox
When: Friday, July 22, 8pm
Why Go: Grill off! This battle on the BBQ pits East End chefs against NYC chefs. Take a seat at the judges’ table alongside Travel Channel’s Adam Richman and cast your vote for the night’s finest fare. Go.

What: 8th Annual Family Fair, “Celebrating Heroes.”
Where: Children’s Museum of the East End
When: Saturday, July 23, 10:30am
Why Go: Celebrate community heroes at the CMEE fair co-hosted by superstars like Mariska Hargitay and Molly Sims. The day will include water rides and crafts. Go.

What: Dan’s Taste of Summer: Dan’s Taste of Two Forks
Where: Fairview Farms at Mecox
When: Saturday, July 23, 6:30pm
Why Go: Host Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network and Katie Lee of the Cooking Channel come together to showcase the East End’s extraordinary food. Go.


What: Long Island Summer Festival
Where: Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill
When: July 23-24, 3pm
Why Go: Escape the traffic and sail the summer sky in a hot air balloon. For those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground, this free festival also has more than 150 vendors, a petting zoo, live music, rides and games. Go.


What: Coltrane Music Festival
Where: Heckscher Park
When: Saturday, July 23, noon
Why Go: John Coltrane once said, “ When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people.” The 2nd annual Coltrane Day embodies that idea by hosting music workshops and jam sessions as well as live performances. Go.


What: Jay And The Americans
Where: Suffolk Theater
When: Friday, July 22, 8pm
Why Go: Sing along with the Rock n’ Roll legends known for hits like “This Magic Moment”. Go.

What: Long Ireland’s 2nd Annual Pintwood Derby
Where: Long Ireland Brewery
When: Saturday, July 23, 4pm
Why Go: Bust out one of classic pinewood cars or build a new one and go for the gold. Spectators are welcome to come root for their favorite pint-sized car while drinking a pint. Go.

Sag Harbor

What: Kayak Trip Around Sag Harbor Cove
Where: Access Point at Bay Avenue
When: Saturday, July 23, 10am
Why Go: Grab your lifejacket and kayak to cruise along the cerulean coastline of the Sag Harbor Cove. Go.


What: Jill Zarin’s 4th Annual Luxury Luncheon
Where: Private Waterfront Residence
When: Saturday, July 23, 1pm
Why Go: Walk the red carpet and treat yourself to a massage, a manicure or both. Go.

Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue 5th Annual Summer Benefit
Where: 520 First Neck Lane
When: Saturday, July 23, 4pm
Why Go: Help hosts Ellen and Chuck Scarborough raise money and awareness to rescue shelter dogs at this swanky summer shindig. Enter the live or silent auction for one of the many luxurious prizes such a weekend at The Baker House or ride in a WW2 fighter plane. Go.