Long Island Carnivals and Festivals: September 2023 (2024)

Long Island Carnivals and Festivals: September 2023 (1)

Long Island Carnivals and Festivals September 2023

Long Island September 2023 Carnivals, Festivals, and Fairs

Nassau County

End of Summer Fest

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 am – 4 pm

All ages

Free Admission

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its End of Summer Fest featuring Ethnic and BBQ foods, live music, flea market, basket raffle, and cash prize raffle.

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Arts In The Plaza

Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St. Long Beach

Saturdays through October 28, 10 am – 3 pm

All ages


This weekly Arts Festival features handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music, cultural performances and a Kids Art Station. Meet artists and hear the stories behind their creations and shop an amazing selection of fine art, photography, custom jewelry, and unique handmade gifts in a myriad of mediums.

42nd Annual Italian Festival

North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington

Sept. 7-10, Thursday and Friday, 6 – 11 pm, Saturday, 2 – 11 pm; Sunday, 12:30 – 9 pm.

All ages

Prices Vary

Italy comes to Long Island with a festival featuring a pasta tent with delicious homemade favorites, great rides and games, live entertainment, music, Thursday Talent Night, Saturday Night Fireworks, Sunday Family Day, and more!

Long Island Fair

Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage

Sept. 8-10, Friday-Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

All ages

Tickets start at $15

The Long Island Fair celebrates Long Island’s agricultural heritage, showcases the creative talents of Long Islanders, and provides family friendly entertainment, activities and educational opportunities.

Hicks Fall Festival

Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury

Sept. 16-Oct. 29, Daily, 10 am – 5 pm

All ages

Free admission; $8 hay maze only; $25 weekend and holidays pay-one-price wristband.

Meet and take pictures with Otto the Ghost, walk through an animated children’s story, take part in fun activities and enjoy delicious fall food favorites! Free festivities daily include corn hole, scarecrow ring toss, tons of photo op areas, pumpkin patch, Otto the ghost’s animated children’s story and pictures with Otto himself! On weekends and Holidays, pay-one-price bracelet includes: sand art, mum pot decorating, pumpkin decorating and an all-new bigger and even better hay maze experience.

Wheatley Farms Harvest Festival, “Fall for All”

AHRC Nassau, 189 Wheatley Rd. Brookville

Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 am – 4 pm

All ages

$20; $10 per child

“Fall for All” is more than just a one-day event. It’s an opportunity to welcome the community to enjoy a carefully curated schedule offering a wide range of activities accessible to all. From sensory-friendly spaces to creative mask making and face painting, every experience has been designed to foster inclusivity and ensure that every visitor can participate and enjoy the festivities.

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Suffolk County

50th Annual Feast Of Mother Cabrini

Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood

Aug. 25-Sept. 4, Fridays, 6-11pm; Saturdays, 4-11pm; Sundays and Monday Sept. 4, 4 – 10 pm.

All ages

Free admission.

Little Italy comes to Long Island with Long Island’s largest Italian festival! Celebrate this annual feast with rides, games, live entertainment, music, and authentic Italian fare. Plus, fireworks on August 26th and September 3rd.

Labor Day Weekend Food Festival

Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Cir. Deer Park

Sept. 1-4, Daily, 12 – 7 pm

All ages

Free admission

This Food Festival will feature some of Long Island’s Top Food Trucks and Artisan Vendors! Live DJ, Giant Kids Fun Zone, Face Painting and Tattoos for the kids, Free Ice Cream with every Fun Zone Bracelet. End the summer with great food, fun, and shopping!

Labor Day Ronkonkoma Street Fair

Ronkonkoma Street Fair, Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma

Sunday, Sept. 3, 11 am – 6 pm

All ages


Bring the family out for live entertainment, shopping, food, children’s rides, arts and crafts and lots of fun for all.

Dockside Family Festival

Captree State Park, 3500 E. Ocean Parkway, Babylon

Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 am – 5 pm

All ages


This family friendly event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages along the docks at Captree State Park. Highlights include live music, a free boat ride on the bay, magic show, food & merchandise vendors, pony rides, slot car racing, and various interactive displays.

42nd Hallockville Country Fair

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Northville

Sept. 9-10, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

All ages

$12; free for ages 2 and younger

This annual event includes hayrides, tractor pulls, folk arts demonstrations, pony rides, a petting zoo, a kiddie train ride, sack races, live music and food and beverage trucks.

Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival

Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson

Saturday, Sept. 16, 8:30 am – 5 pm

All ages


Enjoy boat races, Asian performances, vendors, food trucks, and more!

21st Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden, 663 Wading River Road, Manorville

Sept. 16-17, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm.

All ages


The Long Island Garlic Festival is all about celebrating the harvest season, supporting local vendors, enjoying great garlic, and most of all, having fun on their 85 acre farm. Tiptoe through the Sunflower Fields, go Pumpkin Picking, get lost in the Corn Maze, explore the Tulip Tunnel of Terror, go on a Garlic Scavenger Hunt, board the Waterdrinker Express, learn all about Garlic on the Musical Hay Ride… and let’s not forget about all the GARLICKY goodness at the Vendor Market!

HarborFest 2023

HarborFest, Marine Park Drive, Sag Harbor

Sept. 16 & 17, see website for schedule

All ages


Long Wharf will be filled with live music, kids activities, whaleboat races, great food, beer and wine and dozens of vendors representing Sag Harbor’s rich cultural and artistic history. Be sure to check out the expanded Kids’ Zone offering pony rides and a petting zoo, a fire juggling show, and other fun kids’ activities, like bounce castles, games, competitions, amusem*nts and so much more.

Draw Out! Community Arts Festival at The Heckscher Museum

Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave. Huntington

Saturday, Sept. 23, 12 – 5 pm

All ages


Participate in watercolor painting, sketch from a live model, and enjoy traditional songs and dances presented by the Shinneco*ck Boys & Girls Club Dance Troupe.

San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons 2023

Good Ground Road, Hampton Bay

Sept. 23-24, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm.

All ages

Admission by donation

Celebrate Italian culture and great food at this annual event. There will be Pizza & Cannoli eating contests on Saturday and Zeppole & Meatball eating contests on Sunday. Plus, live entertainment daily and spectacular fireworks by Grucci on Saturday at 8:15pm!

2023 Maritime Festival

East End Seaport Museum, 103 3rd Street, Greenport

Sept. 23-24, see website for complete schedule

All ages


Enjoy classic boat displays, kayak races, music, children’s activities, maritime demonstrations, roving Sea Shanties and of course approximately 100 great vendors that feature hand crafted and unique items. Don’t miss our festive Merfolk parade on Saturday at 11am!

Fish Hatchery Fall Festival

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor

Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 am – 4 pm

All ages

$7; $6 Senior; $5 Child; free for members

Bring the family out for music, games, live animal encounters, kids fishing, environmental exhibitors, food, and more!


Milton L. Burns Park, 40 Peconic, Riverehad

Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 pm – 12 am

All ages

Free admission

Don your dirndl and lace up your lederhosen for the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Reflextions illumination event! Live entertainment, contests, food and beer from local craft breweries. Plus, costume and stein holding contests!

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