Celebrate Independence Day the American way with outdoor barbecues and blowing things up. This year, the East End is going to light up the night with firework spectacles, from the North Fork to South Fork, and everywhere in between.
Sag Harbor Fireworks will start at 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 30. The best viewing spots will be Marine Park, Haven’s Beach, and the Long Wharf. Southampton Fresh Air Home’s 31 Annual American Picnic with Grucci Fireworks will also be on June 30, but the show will begin at 7 PM. The fireworks will be set off at 1030 Meadow Lane, but the spectacle can be seen from all around Shinnecock Bay.
The North Sea Fire Department will be hosting its 72nd annual carnival, which will run from Friday, June 29 to Tuesday, July 3 and the carnival will be open from 7 to 11 PM. Its fireworks display will be on July 1 and July 3 at 10 PM. You can call the fire department at 631-283-3629 for any additional details.
Still on the South Fork, Montauk and Westhampton will both have fireworks for Wednesday, July 4. The “Stars Over Montauk” fireworks display will begin at 9 PM on Umbrella Beach in Montauk. The Westhampton Country Club on Potunk Lane will also be hosting its annual fireworks display after sunset.
On July 7, Shelter Island and the Devon Yacht Club will be hosting its firework displays. The 61 Annual Shelter Island Fireworks will be on display at Crescent Beach and will run from 9 to 9:45 PM. The Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett will also be having its firework spectacle on the same day after sunset.
Finally, the Clamshell Foundation’s Annual Great Bonac Fireworks by Grucci event will be held on July 14 in East Hampton. The fireworks will be over Three Mile Harbor and will begin at 9 PM. The East Hampton Fire Department will put on its fireworks show at Main Beach on August 26.
On Saturday, June 30, on the North Fork, Grucci Fireworks will be hosting another firework display over Orient Harbor at 9:15 PM. The Riverhead Raceway will also be hosting a firework display on June 30 with a 68-year celebration of NASCAR.
The Greenport Fire Department Fireworks Show and Carnival will run from Sunday, July, 1 to Thursday, July 5 and will open at 6 PM. The event will be at the Moore’s Lane Fairgrounds and the fireworks will be on July 4 and July 5 at 10 PM.
Lastly, the Riverhead Business Improvement District’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will be held on July 5 at the Peconic Riverfront. The fireworks will immediately follow the Alive on 25 Summer Street Festival in downtown Riverhead, running from 5 to 9:30 PM.