Long Island Labor Day Weekend Celebrations 2017

Labor Day Weekend honors American workers for their contributions with a nice, long three-day weekend that gives them the opportunity to relish the final days of summer. Whether you plan on being outdoors, dancing or indulging in delicious fare, these Long Island Labor Day Weekend 2017 events are the perfect antidote for the end-of-summer blues.

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What: Music on the Terrace: Bluegrass & BBQ with the Edith and Bennett Band
Where: Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Hwy.)
When: Friday, Sept. 1, 6pm
Why Go: Kick off the long weekend by dancing to some old-time fiddle and banjo music. There will also be tasty barbecue fare and specialty drinks at the cafe. Click to go


What: Seaford Labor Day Weekend Craft & Gift Show
Where: Jackson Avenue & Sunrise Highway
When: Saturday, Sept. 2–Monday, Sept. 4, 10am-5pm
Why Go: Dozens of vendors will exhibit handmade crafts and unique, high-quality products. Plus, there will be inflatable rides and delicious food and drinks all weekend. Click to go


What: End of Summer Celebration and Fireworks Show
Where: Peconic Landing (1500 Brecknock Rd.)
When: Sunday, Sept. 3, 7pm
Why Go: The Atlantic Wind Symphony, composed of musicians from across Long Island, will play popular songs by George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa and well-known Broadway hits as fireworks light up the night sky. Click to go


What: Beatlemania!
Where: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts (2 E Main St.)
When: Saturday, Sept. 2, 8pm
Why Go: Celebrate the final days of summer with a Beatles tribute and join John, Paul, George and Ringo as they sing all the classics. Click to go

Long Beach

What: The Robert C. McAvoy Labor Day 5-Mile Race
Where: 98 Laurelton Blvd
When: Monday, Sept. 4, 8am
Why Go: Race for fun to improve your time or land first place in your age division on this flat and fast course. Participants can’t beat the beautiful boardwalk scenery in the morning. Click to go