Fourth of July Festivities Are Back

Fourth of July celebrations are back in Huntington after last year’s cancellation of nearly all public events because of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies throughout the day Sunday.

Parade

The 50th annual parade starts at 10 am Sunday at the Eaton’s Neck firehouse and proceeds down Eaton’s Neck Road to the Price’s Bend Beach on Birmingham Drive. Prepare to get soaked.

A short ceremony will take place at the beach, then all are invited back to the firehouse for hot dogs, hamburgers, and cold drinks.

Fireworks

The Village of Asharoken fireworks show is scheduled for Sunday. The fireworks will be launched from a barge on the sound side of Asharoken Avenue and will begin at approximately 9:15pm, weather permitting. (The raindate is Monday, July 5.) Click here for full details and safety guidelines.

Boating Limits

The Huntington Harbormaster’s office will be out on the waters supporting the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, cracking down on BWI/intoxicated boaters, speeding on the waterways, and conducting boat stops.

The Huntington Harbormaster has  set 5MPH boating speed zones on July 4, . See the map for details. The Town implements these temporary speed zones because of the large number of boats in Huntington waters – from 800 to 1,000 boats – for Fourth of July fireworks, and celebrations.

Suffolk and state police departments also announced increased DWI and BWI enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday. And the stop Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reminded people to take care of their pets, especially those who are anxious and afraid because of fireworks noise.

Huntington Town Hall will be closed Monday for the holiday but trash pickup scheduled for Monday will go on.

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