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39th Annual Family Festival by the Sea

Posted by caronconway

This family-fun Town of Hempstead event features exciting midway rides and games for all ages, concerts, the National Circus Project, craft vendors and favorite fair food.

Live music highlights:

• Thursday: Ben Goldsmith and The Original Band (6:30 pm), SixGun (8:30 pm)

• Friday: ONE - Three Dog Night tribute (7 pm), Decadia (9:15 pm)

• Saturday: Jerome "City" Smith (11:30 am), Wonderous Stories (2 pm), Nado (4:30 pm), Any Way You Want It - Journey tribute (5:30 pm), 70s Rock Parade (8:30 pm)

• Sunday: Endless Summer - Beach Boys tribute (noon), Generations (2:30 pm), Back in Time - Huey Lewis & the News tribute (5 pm), Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute (8 pm)

Festival admission is free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site, or online in advance for $20 each, 2 for $30 or a Family 4 Pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) for $60. (Pre-sale ends at 5 pm Thurs., Sept. 19.)

See website for ride ticket prices and coupon savings on rides and food.

Midway hours are 5-10 pm Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday and noon-10 pm Sunday.

The festival opens at 5 pm Thursday - Friday and 11 am Saturday - 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. For craft vendor inquiries, call 516-292-9000, ext. 7480.