Fireworks on the South Fork do not just begin and end with the Fourth of July. Instead, appreciative crowds are treated to a series of spectacles that last until Labor Day weekend. Here is the scoop on celebrations with a flare:
Southampton: Fireworks are scheduled, weather permitting, for 10 p.m. at the North Sea Fire Department’s Memorial Athletic Field as part of the festivities for the fire department’s annual carnival, which lasts from July 1 through July 5.
Montauk: The sky over Umbrella Beach will be lit up at 9 p.m. for the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s “Stars over Montauk.”
Southampton: See Grucci fireworks at the 27th annual American Picnic from 7 to 10 p.m. The event, which benefits the Southampton Fresh Air Home, will be held at 1030 Meadow Lane, but the fireworks are visible from other spots along Meadow Lane. The rain date is July 6. Also in Southampton, the Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events will hold its annual Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. in the village.
Amagansett: The Devon Yacht Club’s annual fireworks show is held on the club’s private beach but can be seen just as well from neighboring Fresh Pond beach. The fun begins at 9:15 p.m.
Sag Harbor: At 9:30 p.m. oohs and aahs will be heard at Marine Beach when the Sag Harbor Yacht Club presents its annual fireworks show.
Shelter Island: The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, together with the East Hampton based not-for profit Clamshell Foundation, hosts its 57th annual spectacle at Crescent Beach. There will be parking at Goat Hill.
East Hampton: The Clamshell Foundation will hold the Great Bonac Fireworks Show for the 33rd summer, featuring Grucci fireworks. The blasts go off at 9:20 p.m. over Three Mile Harbor and the fireworks can be seen at beaches like Maidstone Park, Sammy’s Beach, Gann Road, and any others off Hands Creek Road, Springy Banks Road, or the head of Three Mile Harbor. Rain date is Sunday, July 20.
East Hampton: The East Hampton Fire Department’s annual fireworks show at Main Beach will begin at dusk. Parking is on a first come first served basis and no permits are required.