Street fairs bring a slew of Pulse readers’ favorite things together: food trucks, artisans, craft vendors and entertainers. Whether you’re looking to celebrate your hometown or discover the beauty of another, these festivals are sure to do the trick.
38th Annual Sayville Summerfest, Downtown Main Street Sayville
It’s back and better than ever! Between the beer and wine tent, live music, art show, crafts, car show and carnival rides and games, there’s something for everyone. Run off all those carnival goodies at the Hon. John P. Cohalan Sayville Summerfest 4 Mile Run. Aug. 4, 5-10pm, Aug. 5, 11am-10pm, Aug. 6, 11am-9pm. Go.
2017 Tomato Festival, Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard Mattituck
Celebrating tomatoes is certainly in season. In addition to Harbes Barnyard Adventure (8-acres of family-friendly fun including hayrides and a Sport Zone) and Harbes Wine Bar, there will be a tomato eating contest hosted by Farmer Fred. Join Harbes Family Farm throughout the summer for produce-themed festivals (including a Peach Festival and Watermelon Festival later in August!). Aug. 12, Aug. 13, 11am-6pm. Go.
Holbrook Carnival and Craft Festival, Holbrook Country Club
Feeling crafty? Join the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce for a carnival and craft fair complete with rides, vendors and fireworks. Aug. 17, Aug. 18, 6-11pm, Aug. 19, 1-11pm, Aug. 20, 1-9pm. Go.
Long Island Sound and Art Festival, Main Street Northport
Featuring performances from Ying Yang, Glass Bottom Soul, Ken Talve Trio and Djembe Movement, this festival is sure to have you grooving to the beat all night long. Aug. 20, 12-6:30pm. Go.
26th Annual Seafood Festival, 88 West Avenue West Sayville
Nothing says summer like seafood. And there’s no better place for seafood than right here on Long Island. Sample a selection of seafood specialities from oysters to lobster rolls. Aug, 26, Aug. 27, 10am-6pm. Go.
Alive After Five, Main Street Patchogue
Music, food, beer and art, enough said. July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, 5pm. Go.
Alive on 25, Main Street Riverhead
The street will be closed to traffic for a pop-up musical festival that offers local craft beverages and wine, restaurant samplings, artist exhibitions and family friendly activities. There will even be a car show. July 13, July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 24, 5-9:30pm. Go.
Bethpage Street Fair 2017, Broadway @ Powell Ave
Rain or shine, the artisanal and craft vendor street fair will not disappoint with its vintage, high-quality products. There will also be live entertainment, bounce houses and plenty of fun food. May 7, 10am-6pm. Go.
Nesconset Craft & Gift Show, Charles P. Toner Park
Held at the beautiful Charles P. Toner Park there will be more than 80 vendors, food, drinks and good company. May 7, 10am-4pm. Go.
17th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival, Heckscher Park
The event features more than 20,000 tulips, art exhibitions, activity booths, musical performances and refreshments. Guests can also enter to win around $300 through the annual tulip festival photo contest. May 7, 11am-4pm. Go.
Long Beach Boardwalk and Street Fair, Long Beach Boardwalk
The renowned Long Beach boardwalk, which was given a $44 million revamp after Superstorm Sandy, is playing host to this event. It is as local as local shopping gets with handmade items, fine art and delicious food truck treats. May 13-14, 10am-6pm. Go.
Southampton Antique Fair, Rogers Mansion
What’s old is new to an antique shopper and at this fair visitors will find furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. May 13 9am-4pm, May 27 9am-4pm, June 10 9am-4m, June 24 9am-4pm. (Five more dates through Sept. 16). Go.
Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, Hallockville Museum Farm
Visitors will learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into lovely finished pieces of clothing and art. There will also be workshops for a hands-on experience. May 20-21, 10am-4pm. Go.
North Babylon Street Fair & Community Festival, Deer Park Ave
Don’t miss food-eating contests (like wings and donuts), inflatable rides and fine crafts. May 21, 12-6pm. Go.
Great Neck Street Fair 2017, Middle Neck Road @ Fairview Ave
More than 150 of vendors will exhibit handcrafted products, jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor and many more unique gift items. And of course there will be food and music. May 21, 10am-5pm. Go.
27th Annual HarborFest Dock Day & Craft Fair, Port Washington Town Dock
There’s a reason this celebration has been around for over two decades. Entertaining activities range from bay cruises, a model boat regatta and nautical museum exhibits to a handmade craft fair, tasty food court and family fun stage. June 4. Go.
6th Annual Boater’s Maritime Festival, Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park
Celebrate the weekend with water activities, open demos including kayaks, inflatables and paddle boards, harbor cruises, fishing and outdoor seminars, boat building and even a clam eating contest. June 3-4, 11am-6pm. Go.