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Family Festival by the Sea

Nassau County , Long Island | Arts & Culture , Entertainment , Festivals & Annual Events , Food & Drink , Nature , Outdoors

This 38th annual Town of Hempstead event features midway rides for all ages, live music, craft vendors, children's shows including the National Circus Project, a sand sculpting competition on Sunday, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games and favorite fair food.

Live music highlights:

  • Friday - Generations (5 pm), Any Way You Want It (Journey tribute, 8 pm)
  • Saturday - 45 RPM (noon and 2 pm), Decadia (6:30 pm), Beyond Fab (Beatles tribute, 8 pm)
  • Sunday - Billboard Live (noon), That 70's Band (3 pm), Jerome City Smith (5:15 pm)
There is no charge for festival admission. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $15. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Festival hours are 4-10 pm Friday, 11 am - 10 pm Saturday, and 11 am - 6 pm Sunday. Look for signs on Lido Boulevard for free shuttle bus service to and from the festival site.

For more information, call 866-666-3247 or visit Family Festival by the Sea.

For craft vendor inquiries, call 516-292-9000, ext. 7480.


Event Details

    Sept. 21, 2018 - Sept. 23, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM