Many in the Real Estate business will be working this weekend, but will take a day off to spend with family and friends. Long Island is ripe with things to do this holiday weekend. It is traditionally the opening weekend and one of the busiest weekends of the year in the Hamptons! Whatever you choose to do this weekend make sure to get some fresh air, sun, sand, and rejuvenate in preparation for a busy summer!

Here is a great list of things to do from!

Spring Fairs, Festivals, Upcoming Expos & Other Fun
Fun for the entire family can be had at one of this month’s spring fairs and festivals! Plus, with a variety of benefits and unique expos, finding the time to enjoy all of the best upcoming events might be quite the challenge!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre – FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturdays & Sundays, May 5th through May 27th, 8 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre’s parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you’re searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

2018 Long Island Business Expo & Conference at Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Thursday, May 10th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Tickets/Reservations

The immensely popular Long Island Business Expo & Conference will return to the Nassau Coliseum for a packed day of networking opportunities. The show floor will feature 175 booths, showcasing the most exciting businesses and products.

HIA-LI’s 30th Annual Trade Show & Conference at SCCC – FREE!
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Thursday, May 31st, 9 AM – 3 PM
Free Event

More than 4,500 attendees and 375 exhibitors are expected to be filling Suffolk County Community College’s Sports & Exhibition Center for a day of deal-making, networking, and educational events.

18th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival at Heckscher Park – FREE!
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, May 6th, 11 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

The beloved Huntington tradition returns for an eighteenth year as Heckscher celebrates the spring season with more than 20,000 tulips, family activities, and live performances on the Chapin Rainbow Stage.

Valley Stream Spring Carnival at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park – FREE!
123 West Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580
Wednesday, May 2nd, through Sunday, May 6th
Free Admission (Unlimited Rides: $25)

The Valley Stream Spring Carnival is a family-friendly event that will be bringing rides, carnival games, and tasty treats to Valley Stream’s Arthur J. Hendrickson Park.

6th Annual Pet Adoption Fair at Emma Clark Library – FREE!
120 Main Street, Setauket, NY 11733
Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM – 2 PM
Free Event

Long Islanders looking to adopt an animal or learn about the great work that local rescue organizations do are encouraged to attend the 6th Annual Pet Adoption Fair at Emma Clark Library.

Exchange Ambulance of the Islips Craft Fair – FREE!
190 Carleton Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730
Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

With all proceeds benefiting Exchange Ambulance of The Islips, Long Islanders will know that their great purchases will help a worthy organization.

St. John’s Lutheran Church Annual Spring Festival – FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Margaret Boulevard, Merrick, NY 11566
Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

An entire day of children’s entertainment, mouthwatering treats, Chinese auctions, and shopping awaits at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Merrick’s annual festival.

Spring Craft & Gift Fair at New Beginnings Christian Center – FREE!
241 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY 11727
Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Event

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts or spring decorations for your home, the upcoming craft and gift fair in Coram is sure to have what you seek.

Spring Health & Wellness Expo at Smith Haven Mall – FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Saturday, May 5th, 12 PM – 6 PM
Free Event

Smith Haven Mall’s center court will be packed with vendors and various demonstrations to help Long Islanders live the healthiest lives possible.

Baby Animal Weekend at Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th, 10 AM – 4 PM
$8 Per Person

There will be piglets, lambs, goats, and plenty of other animals to see and pet during Suffolk County Farm’s Baby Animal Weekend. In addition to all the animals, there will be live music performances by BBQ Bruce & The Brisket Brothers, Jack Licitra, and Lena and The Happy Clam Band.

Spring Sidewalk Sale at Westhampton Beach’s Main Street Shops – FREE!
Main Street, Sunset Avenue & Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

Stores throughout Westhampton Beach will be participating in the 2018 Spring Sidewalk Sale and offering great values on unique items.

Long Island Beltaine Festival at UUFH – FREE!
109 Browns Road, Huntington, NY 11714
Saturday, May 5th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

Vendors and performers will gather for the 25th Annual Beltaine Festival for a fantastic day of spring fun in Huntington.

Cinco de Mayo Carnival at Robbins Lane Elementary School
157 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY 11753
Saturday, May 5th, 11 AM – 4 PM
$15 – $25 Per Person

Between carnival games, Mexican foods, raffles, and pinata smashing, the Cinco de Mayo Carnival at Robbins Lane Elementary School promises fun for all ages.

16th Annual Spring Northport Craft Fair at Northport High School – FREE!
154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport, NY 11768
Sunday, May 6th, 10 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

The 16th Annual Spring Northport Craft Fair will be an outdoor event held at Northport High School. Shoppers will find a wide selection of one-of-a-kind items and gifts.

18th Annual Depression Era Glass & Pottery Show at VFW Post 5253
155 Searingtown Road, Albertson, NY 11507
Sunday, May 6th, 11 AM – 5 PM
$5.50 Per Person

The Big Apple Depression Glass Club will bring dealers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania together at one location for a huge sale of Depression-era glassware and pottery.

Israelfest at North Hempstead Beach Park – FREE!
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
Sunday, May 6th, 12 PM – 4 PM
Free Event

Sid Jacobson JCC will bring its annual Israelfest Community Celebration to North Hempstead Beach Park for an afternoon of live music, rides, and tasty foods.

28th Annual Lindenhurst Spring Festival – FREE!
Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Sunday, May 6th, 12 PM – 5 PM
Free Event

Returning for its 28th year, Lindenhurst’s annual festival brings an afternoon full of seasonal fun for all ages to Wellwood Avenue.

Garden Festival at Tanger Outlets Riverhead – FREE!
200 Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, May 10th, through Sunday, May 13th, 9 AM – 6 PM (9 AM – 1 PM on Sunday)
Free Event

Tanger Outlets’ annual Garden Festival will showcase a terrific selection of locally-grown flowers and provide families with the opportunity to find the perfect gifts.

Clark Botanic Garden’s 49th Annual Spring Plant Sale – FREE!
193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY, NY 11507
Friday, May 11th (10 AM – 6 PM), and Saturday, May 12th (10 AM – 4 PM)
Free Event

Long Islanders with green thumbs would be remiss to skip Clark Botanic Garden’s annual plant sale, which will feature everything from hanging baskets to trees.

Mother’s Day Bizarre Flea Market at Old Bethpage Restoration Village
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, May 12th, 11 AM – 7 PM
$2 – $5 Per Person

Not only will Moms get a free cupcake upon entrance, but those looking for the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day gift are sure to find it at Old Bethpage Restoration Village’s market.

Long Beach Chamber Boardwalk Fair – FREE!
1 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Saturday, May 12th, and Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

Held on the Long Beach Boardwalk, this Mother’s Day weekend fair will be packed with vendors selling the perfect gifts and seasonal items.

Seaford Kiwanis Mother’s Day Gift Market – FREE!
Jackson Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Event

Families are encouraged to head to Seaford this Mother’s Day to browse an extensive selection of handmade items and assorted treasures.

9th Annual Montauk Music Festival at Montauk Village Green
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Thursday, May 17th, through Sunday, May 20th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Performances in a wide variety of genres, including rock, folk, reggae, blues, and hip-hop will all be featured over the course of four days of music at this year’s Montauk Music Festival.

Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, May 19th, and Sunday, May 20th, 10 AM – 4 PM
$4 – $6 Per Person ($15 for four-member family)

Located at the historic Hallockville Museum Farm, which has buildings that date back to the mid-18th century, this unique fair will provide two days of hands-on activities and educational demonstrations.

Spring Festival at Thomas School of Horsemanship – FREE!
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville, NY 11747
Sunday, May 20th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Free Event

Families are invited to head to Melville for an afternoon of springtime fun that will include everything from a petting zoo to giant inflatable rides.

North Babylon Street Fair & Community Festival – FREE!
Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
Sunday, May 20th, 11 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

Held on Deer Park Avenue between Strathmore Drive and Stone Avenue, this exciting festival will feature plenty of family entertainment and spring activities.

2018 Dog Festival at Planting Fields
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Sunday, May 20th, 9 AM – 4 PM
$20 per car

Welcoming both dog owners and those that simply love dogs, The Long Island Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show at Planting Fields Arboretum is a day packed with dog activities, face painting, shows, and more.

24th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show on the Montauk Village Green – FREE!
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Friday, May 25th, through Sunday, May 27th
Free Event

Juried fine art, 2-D paintings, graphics, prints, photography, 3D sculptures, ceramics, fiber, and jewelry will all be on display at Montauk’s annual spring arts show.

Treasures and Collectibles Fair at Southampton History Museum – FREE!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Saturday, May 26th, 9 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

Held at the Southampton History Museum, this popular collectibles fair will be overflowing with artwork, vintage furniture, jewelry, and other collectibles.

22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival – FREE!
Roanoke Avenue and East Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 27th, 12 PM – 5 PM
Free Event

A gigantic street painting festival that has become a beloved tradition in Riverhead, this event will be filled with painting activities, a sprawling fine arts and crafts fair, live music, and family fun for all.

Car & Motorcycle Shows
Rev up your engines, for May is ready to kick into high gear with some great auto shows!  From Corvettes to Buicks, car lovers of all ages and cherished eras will be thrilled with the hundreds of cars that are set to be on display.

Spring 2018 Corvette Show at Huntington Chevrolet – FREE!
1072 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, May 6th, 8 AM – 3 PM
Free for Spectators

The Long Island Corvette Owners Association will be bringing their annual spring show to Huntington Chevrolet for a Sunday of raffles and family-friendly entertainment.

Spring Car Show at Amphitheater at Bald Hill
55 South Bicycle Path, Selden, NY 11784
Sunday, May 20th, 8 AM – 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Custom and collectible cars from all eras will be on display at Long Island Cars’ highly-anticipated spring show at the Amphitheater at Bald Hill.

6th Annual Road Rally-Dinner-Raffle Fundraiser at Levittown Hall
201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, NY 11801
Saturday, May 5th, 1 PM – 9 PM
$25 Per Car

Beginning with an auto-driven scavenger hunt and followed by a buffet dinner and raffle, this popular event has become a favorite of local auto enthusiasts.

Spring Car Show at Flowerfield Fairground
North Country Road & Shep Lane, St. James, NY 11780
Sunday, May 6th, 8 AM – 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Cars of all years and makes will be on display at Flowerfield Fairground’s upcoming car show on Sunday, May 6th. The show was rescheduled from April 29th due to rain.

LI & NYC Oldsmobile 42nd Annual Spring Dust-Off Car Show and Swap Meet
1650 Merrick Road, Merrick, NY 11566
Sunday, May 6th, 9 AM – 3 PM
$5 Per Person / Free for Children

Vintage, classic, and muscle cars will all be on display at the Four Towns Fireman’s Training Center during the 42nd Annual Spring Dust-Off Car Show and Swap Meet. In addition to cars, food, and vendors, there will be plenty of activities for children of all ages.

23rd Annual Eagle Truck Company Custom Car & Cycle Show at Centerport Beach
End of Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721
Sunday, May 6th, 11 AM – 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Head to Centerport Beach for a day devoted to antique cars, custom bikes, and hot rods at a gorgeous Suffolk County location.

Motorcycle Mike Poker Run/Canine Companions for Independence
1355 Motor Parkway, Islandia, NY 11749
631-293-2300 ext 132
Sunday, May 6th, 12 PM – 4:30 PM
$20 Per Person

Returning for its seventh year to raise money for Canine Companions for Independence, the Motorcycle Mike Poker Run will feature live music, raffles, and a BBQ.

L.I. Buick Club’s Monthly Meeting at Marjorie Post Park – FREE!
Merrick Road & Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758
Thursday, May 10th, 8 PM – 10 PM
Free Event

The Long Island Chapter of The Buick Club of America wll be meeting to enjoy all models of Buicks and to discuss the organization’s local activities.

North Babylon Street Fair & Car Show – FREE!
Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
Sunday, May 20th, 11 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

Held on Deer Park Avenue between Strathmore Drive and Stone Avenue, this exciting festival will feature plenty of family entertainment and spring activities in addition to a huge car show.

39th Annual L.I. Buick Club-All Buick Car Show at Wantagh Train Station – FREE!
3333 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, May 27th, 9 AM – 4 PM
Free Event

Presented by the Long Island Buick Club in Association, this special car show will feature dozens of Buicks and a full auto-themed flea market.

Mother’s Day Celebrations
Celebrate the loving dedication and hard work of the Mother figures in your life by spending Mother’s Day with them!  Whether you’re looking for entertainment or a delectable brunch, venues across Long Island have events perfect for every occasion.

Mother’s Day at Ocean
333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709
Sunday, May 13th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Ocean in Bayville will be offering delectable brunch and dinner options for families this Mother’s Day. Whether you’re looking forward to maple wood sausages and scrambled farm eggs at the brunch buffet, or Frenched chicken breast and triple chocolate cake for dinner, Ocean is the destination for sharing a delicious meal with mom. Brunch seatings can be reserved between 11 AM and 2 PM.

Sapphire Princess’ Mother’s Day Cruise
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 1 PM & 2 PM – 5 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Hop aboard the Sapphire Princess for a memorable cruise this Mother’s Day. The three-hour cruise will feature a full buffet, DJ entertainment, and gorgeous views of Long Island’s waters. There are two cruises to choose from: 10 AM – 1 PM and 2 PM – 5 PM.

Mother’s Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 5 PM
$6 Per Adult / $4 Per Senior & Child Ages 3 – 12 / Kids Under 3 & Members Free

Moms across Long Island will be celebrated this Mother’s Day at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium with free admission when accompanied by their children.

Mother’s Day Dinner at The Three Village Inn
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$69 Adults / $29 Children (10 & Under) + Tax & Gratuity

A mouthwatering three-course meal, including dishes like grilled age strip steak and pan-roasted diver sea scallops, will be served this Mother’s Day at the Three Village Inn.

Toot Sweet Spring at Pinot’s Palette
61 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM – 1 PM
$43 Per Person

This special Mother’s Day painting class at Pinot’s Palette includes a complimentary drink at the bar and non-alcoholic drinks for the little artists.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, May 13th, Seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Long Island Aquarium’s Sea Star Ballroom will be open to families this Mother’s Day for a delicious brunch. Before or after the brunch, families are free to enjoy the aquarium’s exhibits thanks to the included aquarium admission.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Library Cafe
174 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, May 13th, 11 AM – 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Texas-style French toast, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and more will be served with unlimited champagne and Mimosas at Library Cafe.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 4 PM
$50 Adults / $25 Kids (6-12) / Free for Kids 0-5

A cold display table, hot buffet display, omelette station, chef’s carving station, and decadent dessert display are just some of the things to look forward to at The Meadow Club’s Mother’s Day brunch.

Paint Nite: A Mother’s Love Is Eternal at Applebee’s Brentwood
300 Motor Parkway, Brentwood, NY 11717
Sunday, May 13th at 5 PM
$45 Per Person

Enjoy delicious cocktails while being guided through the steps of creating a work of art by a true professional. The result will be a stunning painting that will be savored for a lifetime.

Mother’s Day Brunch at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

East Wind’s Grand Ballroom will be opening its doors for a special Mother’s Day brunch featuring a full gourmet buffet and kids station.

Mother’s Day at Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, May 13th, 10:45 AM – 7 PM
$65 Adults / $35 Children / Free for Children Under 2

Watermill in Smithtown invites mothers and their families to celebrate the special day with a scrumptious buffet prepared by the venue’s renowned culinary team.

Mother’s Day Festival at Harbes Farm
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY 11952
Sunday, May 13th, 10 AM – 6 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Harbes Farm in Mattituck will be celebrating mothers with free admission to Harbes Barnyard Adventure, which features baby animals, a singing hayride tour, live music, and a variety of other family-friendly activities.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities
Long Islanders will have a three-day weekend to reflect on the incredible efforts of our nation’s servicewomen and men.  Between the Jones Beach Air Show and the numerous town parades, there will be no shortage of exciting activities to attend throughout the extended weekend.

2018 Jones Beach Air Show Featuring U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, May 26th, and Sunday, May 27th, 10 AM – 3 PM
Free Admission / Parking Fees Apply

The 2018 New York Air Show at Jones Beach is aiming sky high for the 15th anniversary show thanks a stellar roster of participants including the headliners, the United States Navy Blue Angels.

Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade at Hiawatha Elementary School -FREE!
97 Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Monday, May 28th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Free Event

Sponsored by the St. Regis Knights of Columbus, the Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade will march from Hiawatha Elementary School to the hall on Pond Road.

Decoration Day at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Saturday, May 26th, through Sunday, May 27th, 10 AM – 4 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Remember the sacrifices of those that have fought for our freedoms through this Decoration Day event complete with a ceremony, parade, and live demonstrations.

Ronkonkoma’s 2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Street Fair – FREE!
Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, May 27th, 11 AM – 6 PM
Free Event

The Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a street fair on Hawkins Avenue to help raise funds for local veterans’ organizations.

Merrick’s Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony – FREE!
Intersection of Merrick Avenue & Sunrise Highway, Merrick, NY 11566
Monday, May 28th at 8:45 AM
Free Event

Join Merrick Post No. 1282 in a parade and commemoration ceremony to help honor our veterans. Marchers will gather at the veterans Broadcast Plaza at 8:45 AM and the parade will start at 9:30 AM.

Long Beach Memorial Day Parade – FREE!
Ohio Avenue & West Beech Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
Monday, May 28th at 10 AM
Free Event

The City of Long Beach’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 AM on Monday, May 28th. The parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at 10:00am and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall.

Farmingdale’s Memorial Day Parade – FREE!
Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Monday, May 28th at 10 AM
Free Event

Farmingdale’s 2018 Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 28th at 10 AM. The parade will be held on Main Street.

Bay Shore’s Memorial Day Parade – FREE!
Lanier Lane & Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday, May 28th at 10 AM
Free Event

Bay Shore’s 2018 Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 AM at Lanier Lane and Main Street and head through Bay Shore.

Memorial Day Parade & Open House at Raynham Hall Museum – FREE!
20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Monday, May 28th, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Free Event

Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay will be celebrating the holiday with free ice cream, lemonade, popcorn, and old-fashioned music that will be enjoyed by every member of the family.

Enjoy The Great Outdoors This May
In between enjoying the fantastic events that are scheduled throughout the month, be sure to take some time for some more leisure-based outdoor activities! Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or lace up the running sneakers, Long Island has activities and locations for all!

Take In Some Rays At A Local Beach
After you put on your sunscreen and grab your favorite pair of shades, be sure to head to one of the dozens of beaches that line Long Island’s coasts!

Enjoy A Scenic Trail Hike
Hundreds of miles of trails throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties ensures that there is always a new path to explore and a fresh adventure to embark on!

Stroll Along A Beloved Boardwalk
With beautiful views of the ocean and a variety of seasonal entertainment, local boardwalks are some of the best destinations for admiring the natural beauty of our home.