NewsdayTV's Senior Lifestyle Host Elisa DiStefano shares some ideas to help you plan for your Fourth of July party. Credit: Newsday Staff

Fireworks will be lighting up the skies to ring in July Fourth. In celebration of the holiday, here are fireworks shows, concerts and fairs and festivals happening on Long Island. 

July 1-2: Experience thrills and live music at St. Anthony Family Feast and Festival 

Enjoy rides, games, food, craft beer, live music nightly and fireworks (July 1), 6 to 11 p.m., July 1, 3 to 11 p.m. July 2 at The Trinity Regional School. Free, pay-one-price rides; 1025 Fifth Ave., East Northport,, 631-499-6824.

July 1-4: Enjoy rides and fireworks at the Empire State Fair at Nassau Coliseum 

The fair features rides and games and food for sale, noon to 1 p.m. July 1-3, noon to 11 p.m. July 4; fireworks on July 2 and July 4 at the parking lot. Admission is $10, free for children under 36” with a paying adult; ride wristbands available starting at $29; $1.50 for individual ride tickets, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale;, 866-666-3247. 

See fireworks and a concert at Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower...

See fireworks and a concert at Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park.  Credit: Howard Simmons

July 1-2: Celebrate Independence Day with parades, music and more at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Experience an 1862 Independence Day celebration featuring a parade, 19th century-style music and a look inside the homes in the village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 1-2, last admission at 2:30 p.m. $20, $15 ages 12 and younger, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage;, 516-572-8409.

July 1-3: Cheer on the Ducks

The Ducks have the home advantage when they take on the Staten Island Ferry Hawks, 6:35 p.m. July 1-3 at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. Fireworks follow each game. Tickets start at $16; 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip,, 631-940-3825. 

July 1-3: See DJ sets at Calissa Hamptons in Water Mill

Hear music by DJs Malwah at 10:30 p.m., July 1 and July 3; Bachmann at 10:30 p.m., July 2 and Adam Lipson at 10:30 p.m., July 2; 1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill;, 631-500-9292. 

July 2: Run the Southampton Firecracker race

Join the 8k run or three-mile race at 8 a.m., July 2 at Agawam Park. $35 ($30 advance); 25 Pond Lane, Southampton,

July 4: Rock out to live music and see a fireworks show at Catholic Health Amphitheater at Bald Hill

Enjoy live music by The Chiclettes, Mean Machine and a fireworks show; doors open at 5 p.m. July 4. Free admission; 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville;, 631-676-7500.

July 4: See the sky light up at Jones Beach

The Jovia Financial Credit Union Fireworks Spectacular at Jones Beach display is set to patriotic songs that can be heard on WALK 97.5 and KJOY 98.3 radio stations, 9:30 p.m. July 4. Parking is $10; 2400 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh,, 516-785-1600.

July 4: Take a firework cruise in Montauk

Sail with the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6 p.m. July 4 at Sammy’s (448 West Lake Dr., Montauk). Board the fireworks cruise at 7 p.m. at Viking Fleet dock adjacent to Sammy’s, fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (rain date: July 5). Tickets are $150 and include beer, wine and buffet dinner, live performance by the Realm Band, must be 21 or older;, 631-668-2428.

July 4: Celebrate the music of John Lennon at Stephen Talkhouse 

The Moondogs perform music by John Lennon, 8 p.m., July 4. Tickets are $40-$50; 161 Main St, Amagansett;, 631-267-3117.

July 4: Celebrate Pride at a re-enactment of the "Invasion" of the Pines in Fire Island

In 1976, a patron dressed in drag was denied service at a Fire Island Pines establishment. After news spread about the incident, the patron and friends planned to return a week later. The group took a water taxi from Cherry Grove to the Pines dressed in drag. Today, the incident known as the "invasion" is reenacted with drag performers gathering at the Ice Palace Bar at the Cherry Grove Hotel at 2 p.m., July 4. The group will board a ferry and sail to Pines Harbor where they will be greeted by residents and visitors. Free;

July 4: Lace up your sneakers and join the race in Long Beach 

Run the Fabulous Fourth of July Race in memory of police officer Sean Ryan on the boardwalk, 4k run starts at 8:30 a.m., July 4, 1k Fun Run at 8 a.m., Long Beach. Registration fee is $45, $35 in advance for the 4K and $15 for the Fun Run ages 15 and younger, Laurelton Boulevard,, 516-431-3890.

July 4: Get festive at the Independence Day Parade in Oyster Bay

The parade features marchers from AMVETS North Shore Veterans Memorial Post 21 and Raynham Hall educators dressed in Revolutionary clothing at 10 a.m. July 4 from the Oyster Bay Community Center. There will be an open house with live music by Perfect Fifths and free ices at Raynham Hall after the parade; 20 and 30 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Parade kicks off from Church Street, Oyster Bay,, 516-922-6808.

July 4-8: Go to the Greenport Firemen's Carnival 

The carnival, located at the Polo Grounds on Moores Lane in Greenport,  features rides for all ages by Blue Sky Amusements, food and treats, carnival games and prizes. 6 to 11 p.m. daily. Fireworks are July 5 (rain date is July 6) and July 8 at 10 p.m. The fireworks will be shot from the playing fields of Greenport School.

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