The Hamptons is never short on stuff to do – resorts, museums, shops and relaxing on the beach are some of the main things that visitors tend enjoy. But in addition to the regular weekend by the sea, there are also a plethora of activities available all summer long. Here are some of the can’t miss events coming up this summer that you may want to add to the agenda.
• East End Garden Festival – An impressive presentation of the East End garden community, this annual Westhampton Beach festival attracts flower and plant lovers of all ages. Informational booths, demonstration and of course all of the flowers you can sniff will be on display. The event runs from May 7th-10th at various locations – check out more information here.
• Founder’s Day Black Tie Ball – This Southampton gala on June 13th is a celebration of the town’s 375th anniversary. There will be drinks and dancing as well as plenty of historical presentations from this storied community’s past. For more information or to purchase tickets, Call 631-283-6501.
• The Greatest Gatsby Party – It wouldn’t be a summer in the Hamptons without a Gatsby-themed party. This happening event will have it all – Red Carpet arrivals, a strict 20s dress code and amazing DJs spinning all night long. Don’t miss this truly spectacular party, going down on Friday, June 13th in East Hampton. Check out this website for more information.
• 11th Annual Hampton’s Happening – A yearly fundraiser for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, this Bridgehampton gala has been lavishing guests with incredible food from local chefs for over ten years. This year’s Hampton’s Happening will feature over 30 caterers and cooks offering gourmet selections throughout the evening. For more information on this July 11th fundraiser can be found here.
•Southampton Polish Festival – Join Southampton’s vibrant Polish community for an afternoon of music, food, exhibitions and games. The free event on August 1st will be held at the historic Rogers Mansion, home of the Southampton Historical Museum. This gorgeous museum also hosts many family-friendly events all year long, meaning you can enjoy the beautiful and historic properties whenever you desire.
•Hampton Beach Children’s Festival – This family friendly week has been attracting fun lovers of all ages to Hampton Beach for years. This year, the event will held from Monday, August 17th-Friday, August 21st. Featuring dozens of free activities for kids and their families, the Children’s Festival offers something for everyone. From magic shows to costume contests, this festival is a can’t miss for families of all sizes.