Summer Festivals and Activities on Long Island

June 10, 2024

Long Island in summer is a paradise of sun, sea, and endless activities. With its vibrant festivals, outdoor adventures, and cultural events, there’s something for everyone. The Menhaden in Greenport is your ideal home base to explore the best of Long Island’s summer offerings. Here’s a guide to some of the top summer festivals and activities you won’t want to miss.

The Menhaden: Your Gateway to Long Island Fun

Situated in the heart of Greenport, The Menhaden is a luxurious boutique hotel that provides a perfect blend of comfort and style. Guests can enjoy modern amenities, a rooftop deck with stunning harbor views, and easy access to the best summer activities on Long Island. Whether you’re looking to relax or explore, The Menhaden offers the perfect starting point.

Top Summer Festivals

Greenport Maritime Festival

Held in mid-September, this festival celebrates the maritime heritage of Greenport. Enjoy boat displays, artisan vendors, live music, and a classic car show. It’s a must-visit event for anyone staying at The Menhaden.

Montauk Music Festival

Taking place in May, this festival features over 100 performances across multiple venues in Montauk. From rock and jazz to reggae and blues, there’s something for every music lover. Stay at The Menhaden and take a scenic drive to Montauk for a day of music and fun.

Strawberry Festival in Mattituck

Celebrate the strawberry harvest in June with live music, craft vendors, and plenty of strawberry treats. The festival also features a parade, carnival rides, and family-friendly activities, making it a perfect day trip from The Menhaden.

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

Beach Days

Long Island boasts some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Spend your days lounging on the sandy shores of Cooper’s Beach in Southampton or Main Beach in East Hampton. The Menhaden offers beach accessories to make your day trip seamless and enjoyable.

Wine Tasting Tours

Explore Long Island’s renowned North Fork Wine Trail. Visit top wineries like Bedell Cellars, Kontokosta Winery, and Sparkling Pointe for tastings and tours. The Menhaden can arrange transportation for a hassle-free and delightful wine-tasting experience.

Lavender By the Bay

Visit this beautiful lavender farm in East Marion, just a short drive from The Menhaden. Stroll through vibrant lavender fields, capture stunning photos, and shop for handmade lavender products.

Cultural and Family-Friendly Events

Old Westbury Gardens

This historic estate features beautifully maintained gardens and hosts various summer events, including concerts, garden tours, and outdoor theater performances. It’s a great place for a leisurely day trip.

Jones Beach Theater Concerts

Enjoy live music by the beach at the famous Jones Beach Theater. With a lineup of top artists performing throughout the summer, it’s an ideal spot for an evening out. The Menhaden’s concierge can help secure tickets and arrange transportation.

Splish Splash Water Park

Located in Calverton, this water park offers a fun-filled day with thrilling slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools. It’s perfect for families looking for an exciting day trip from The Menhaden.

Plan Your Summer Getaway

Long Island’s summer festivals and activities offer something for everyone, from music and food festivals to beach days and outdoor adventures. The Menhaden in Greenport provides a luxurious and convenient base for exploring all that Long Island has to offer. Book your stay at The Menhaden and create unforgettable summer memories on Long Island.

With its central location, luxurious accommodations, and attentive service, The Menhaden ensures that your summer getaway is both relaxing and adventurous. Enjoy the best of Long Island this summer with The Menhaden as your home away from home.