Events and festivals are fun for the whole family to attend. Every year Long Islanders patiently wait for their favorite annual events or festival to arrive. Annual events and festivals are extra special because they only come once a year!Families gather together and travel across the island each year to see the Best events Long Island has to offer! We bring you this year’s winners for Best Annual Event/Festival on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay the Best Annual Event/Festival on Long Island!
1. Oyster Bay Oyster Festival
Main Street, Oyster Bay. 516-922-6464. www.theoysterfestival.org
The annual oyster fest in downtown Oyster Bay is more than just an excuse to indulge in some fried oysters, clam chowder and sea scallops. It’s a historical pilgrimage to the days when Long Island’s biggest export was fish, not college students. Trips down memory lane abound between all the live music, crafts and entertainment celebrating the hamlet’s eponymous shellfishery. Remember: there’s a reason this island is shaped like a giant fish!
2. The Bethpage Federal Credit Union Jones Beach Air Show
Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. 516-785-1600. www.jonesbeachairshow.com
3. Great South Bay Music Festival
Shorefront Park, Patchogue. 631-331-0808. www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com