Make the most of your stay in a Fire Island rental by attending the best annual festivals and events on the island. Fire Island's history began in 1653 and is comprised of a number of towns and communities. Over the centuries, it's become a place of leisure for some and a place of excitement for others. You won't find big city New York living on Fire Island. You will, however, find annual festivals and events around the Fire Island vacation homes. No matter what part of the island you make your stay, there's sure to be something interesting going on.
Fire Island Dance Festival
The Fire Island Dance Festival is an exciting annual event you shouldn't miss. This event showcases the finest in dance in the town of Fire Island Pines. The event is a 2-day extravaganza that includes modern, ballet and exhibition performances. Past participants have included the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the American Repertory Ballet.
You can inquire about tickets and this festival by contacting Dancers Responding to AIDS dance company. They sponsor the event each year.
Invasion of the Pines
This annual Fourth of July event features members of the Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines communities. They dress up as drag queens and head over to Fire Island Pines for a fun and interesting festival. The event attracts thousands of people who enjoy fireworks, shows and tons of Independence Day activities. The Invasion of the Pines has become a holiday tradition on Fire Island. Everyone on the island is welcome.
Arts and Crafts Fair
Fair Harbor has its own annual event called the Arts and Crafts Fair. It's a neat way to spend time on the island. You'll meet others and see some of the nicest arts and crafts. This fair is a local and visitor favorite.
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