The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means barbecues, beaches and, of course, fireworks.
We don't want you wandering the streets looking for patriotic fun on Independence Day, so Patch put together this guide of events taking place across the Island as part of our 2012 Long Island Summer Guide.
(Note: All events being held on July 4.)
Fireworks by Grucci
Fireworks generally start shortly after sunset.
Long Island Ducks Fireworks presented by Atlantic Honda (City Class)
Place: Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip
Montauk's Independence Day Celebration (State Class)
Place: Umbrella Beach, Montauk
Star Spangled Blast at Bald Hill (State Class)
Place: Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville
Go 4th on the Bay (National Class)
Place: Mid-Bay directly off Ocean Park
Details: For best viewing check the captreefleet.com website.
Southampton: The Southampton Village Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m., leaving from the Southampton railroad station and continuing down North Main Street, Main Street and Jobs Lane, and ending at Agawam Park.
Port Jefferson: A parade down Main Street, sponsored by the Port Jefferson Fire Department, begins at 10 a.m.
Concert in the Park
New Life Crisis will perform at Coopers Beach from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as part of Southampton Cultural Center's Summer "Concerts in the Park Series."
Independence Day Celebration
The National Park Service and the Friends of Sagamore Hill invite you to celebrate Independence Day at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Independence Day was an important holiday for Theodore Roosevelt. After speaking at the festivities in Oyster Bay, TR would gather his extended family and friends at Sagamore Hill for a day of patriotic celebration. This year's celebration will feature a variety of exciting programs beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., all of which are free and open to the public.
The Blues Brotherhood
The Blues Brotherhood, a tribute to the Blues Brothers, covers the best material from the original "Blues Brothers" as well as other classic blues, funk, and soul tunes in a show at Ammann Riverfront Park in Riverhead. So hold on to your hats (and shades, for that matter) as the boys capture the sound, energy and persona that propelled the original "Blues Brothers" into the phenomenon that still thrills audiences around the world. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Did we miss any big Fourth of July events on the Island? Add them in the comments section!