Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

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Plan your best weekend yet in Suffolk County.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend, Aug. 17-19, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Suffolk County. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Nassau County,  BrooklynManhattanQueens, and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.


FREE Family Fridays: National Circus Project
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park, between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville
AGES: All
WHAT: A panoramic presentation of circus skills as a sensational comedy-variety show with lots of audience participation.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is good, old-fashioned family fun!
WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230. thecommonground.com.

 

Ocean Sand Pudding Cups
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 4:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Make a dessert that will make you feel like you are at the beach (Registration required).
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card. 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

 

New York City Ballet On and Offstage
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 8pm
WHERE: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Principal Dancer Jared Angle hosts an informal evening centered around the work of one of NYCB’s Founding Choreographers Jerome Robbins.
WANT TO GO? $45 and up. 631-324-4050. guildhall.org.

 

58th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
AGES: All
WHAT: It is believed that the games were begun by the ancient highland chieftains to help them select the strongest men for their armies. Don't miss the Grand Opening Ceremony at 12:30pm as the bagpipers march down the North Lawn to open the games.

 

FREE Harbes Watermelon Festival
WHEN: Aug. 25-26, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy two fun-filled Watermelon Eating Contests twice daily at Harbes Watermelon Festival!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Pig races, singing hayrides, and bounce pillows are all part of the fun.
WANT TO GO? 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com.

 

Hallockville Country Fair and Craft Show
WHEN: Aug. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Hallockville Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural traditions of the community in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 5-12, free for children younger than 5. 631-298-5292. hallockville.com.

 

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