Enjoy the East End Al Fresco. 
From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Embracing the Spirit of Halloween on the East End

Enjoy Oktoberfest on the East End and all that autumn has to offer outdoors!

Halloween outdoor festivities on the North and South Forks offer a magical blend of autumn charm and spooky excitement. As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold, the charming villages  become the canvas for creative Halloween displays. From pumpkin patches, coffin races to festive parades, families and friends can revel in the seasonal spirit. It's a time when communities come together to celebrate the season and the thrill of Halloween, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of Long Island's scenic beauty.

For information on East End activities, where to dine and where to stay in one of our towns (East Hampton, Montauk, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold), visit eastendgetaway.com, your destination guide for all things on the East End Al Fresco!

*photo courtesy of Riverhead Local


Haunted Tree House at the Long Island Aquarium


Fridays and Saturdays in October   7p - 9p

Celebrate the season family-style with our Haunted Tree House and its FIVE levels of kid-friendly Halloween fun! This activity is perfect for kids aged 3-11.

•Unlimited time on the Haunted Tree House
•Animal Interactio
•Candy Bags
•Pumpkin Decorating
•Halloween Sand Art
•Halloween Color-A-Button
•$2 Arcade Card

Hot cocoa and festive treats available for purchase at Scoops Ice Cream Shop!
$25pp (+ tax) – One parent free with a paid child.
Aquarium Members: $20pp (+ tax) – Members must purchase in person to get the discounted price.

Walk-ins Welcome!

Entrance to this activity will be at the back of the Aquarium, behind the Hyatt Place Hotel. You’ll enter at the Scoops Ice Cream Shop within the Treasure Cove Resort Marina. There is parking at the marina.

Please note, this is an outdoor activity which will be canceled in the event of significant rain. Check our website and social pages to check for any weather-related cancellations.
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Halloween Fest in Downtown Riverhead

Saturday, October 28th

DTR is annually turned into a Halloween hometown during the month of October when streets are lined with goblins, ghouls, tricks and treats.
Dress the whole family in costume and join us downtown for the festivities!


Enchanted Forest Trail

Quogue Wildlife Refuge   |   Saturday, October 28th   12p - 2p

Follow your guide on the Enchanted Forest Trail to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters. Wear your Halloween costume while learning about animals and nature! Activities, concessions, crafts, and games will be available in the main activity area for before and after your walk.

For children ages 2 to 7 with an adult. Reservations required; please call 631-653-4771 to reserve an arrival time between 12pm – 2pm on the date of your choice. Payment must be provided on the day of at check-in (cash preferred, card accepted as well).

$10 per person

This is a stroller friendly walk (takes approximately 40 – 45 minutes once on the trail).

Pick a day and join us in the Enchanted Forest!

LVIS Halloween Party in East Hampton

Saturday, October 28th   2p - 4p

Each October, The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton hold an open house for neighborhood youngsters. The house and the dollhouse are decorated for the occasion, treats are distributed, and some of our more theatrical members take turns at storytelling.

Children should come in costume. We will be doing a Halloween craft, Guess How Many Candy Corns, Halloween music, Halloween BINGO, goodie bags and Halloween story time. 

Book reading- TBD

Full “Hunter’s Moon” Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

South Fork Natural History Museum   |   Saturday, October 28th   6:30p

Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see foxes and other animals that come out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field, the field behind SOFO.

Hike Leader: Dai Dayton, President, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.

This free hike is for all ages.

Hike reservations are limited, to register by email go to: greenbeltnews@aol.com. To contact the hike leader, Dai Dayton, on the day of the hike call 631-745-0689.

Ragamuffin Parade in Sag Harbor

Sunday, October 29th   1p

Everyone is invited to join in this annual fun event—children, adults and even pets! Parade participants should line up on Nassau Street (near the laundromat), and parade down Main Street to the Custom House lawn for family fun—games, activities and dance music

Pumpkin Trail in Sag Harbor

Tuesday, October 31st   3p - 5p

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce has held its annual Halloween Pumpkin Trail for more than 40 years. The first village to offer an opportunity for children to “trick-or-treat” at local businesses, Sag Harbor’s Pumpkin Trail idea soon spread to other villages and areas on the East End. The Pumpkin Trail has become a Sag Harbor tradition everyone looks forward to, with youngsters invited every Halloween to make Sag Harbor’s business district a stop on their trick-or-treat trail.

All children dressed in Halloween costumes can look for Chamber member businesses with a Sag Harbor Chamber Pumpkin Trail sign in their window — an invitation to stop by for some treats — no tricks required!

Bistro 72  Riverhead
(631) 369-3325
Prix fixe menus: $24 / $39
Bistro Ete  Water Mill
(631) 500-9085
Prix fixe menus: $46
Bobby Van's Restaurant  Bridgehampton
(631) 537-0590
Prix fixe menus: $46

Bridgehampton Inn  Bridgehampton
(631) 537-3660
Prix fixe menus: $46
Calissa  Water Mill
(631) 500-9292
Prix fixe menus: $46
Centro Trattoria & Bar  Hampton Bays
(631) 594-5744
Prix fixe menus: $39
Cooperage Inn  Baiting Hollow
(631) 727-8994
Prix fixe menus: $39 / $46
Cove Hollow Tavern  East Hampton
(631) 527-7131
Prix fixe menus: $39
Cowfish  Hampton Bays
(631) 714-4436
New American
Prix fixe menus: $39
Elaia Estiatorio  Bridgehampton
(631) 613-6469
Prix fixe menus: $46
Fauna  Westhampton Beach
(631) 288-3500
New American
Prix fixe menus: $46
Flora  Westhampton Beach
(631) 998-9600
New American
Prix fixe menus: $46
Jean Georges at Topping Rose House   Bridgehampton
(631) 808-2000
Prix fixe menus: $46
La Plage Restaurant  Wading River
(631) 744-9200
Prix fixe menus: $46
Little Fish  Southold
(631) 765-8756
New American
Prix fixe menus: $39
LUNCH/Lobster Roll Restaurant  Southampton
(631) 283-3460
Prix fixe menus: $39
On The Docks  Aquebogue
(631) 886-1160
New American
Prix fixe menus: $39
Page 63 at Main  Sag Harbor
(631) 725-1810
Prix fixe menus: $46
Pazzo Ristorante  Wading River
(631) 929-3939
Prix fixe menus: $39
R.AIRE at The Hampton Maid  Hampton Bays
(631) 728-4166
Prix fixe menus: $46
Rumba  Hampton Bays
(631) 714-4436
Prix fixe menus: $39
Saaz Indian Restaurant  Southampton
(631) 259-2222
Prix fixe menus: $24 / $29 / $39 / $46
Southampton Publick House  Southampton
(631) 283-2800
Prix fixe menus: $24 / $29
Stone Creek Inn  East Quogue
(631) 653-6770
Prix fixe menus: $46
The Clubhouse  East Hampton
(631) 537-2695
Prix fixe menus: $46
The Dimon Estate  Jamesport
(631) 722-0500
Prix fixe menus: $46
Vin Sur Vingt Bistro - Sag Harbor
(631) 458-2316
Prix fixe menus: $46
Year Round Your Next Amazing Getaway Could Be On The Beautiful East End of Long Island! We're Not Just Your Weekend Destination Anymore. No Matter the Season, There is a Reason to...End Up Here!

East End Tourism Board of Directors 2023:

Bryan DeLuca - President

Paul Monte - Vice President

Steve Bate - Secretary

Michael Ciaramella
Jennifer Fowkes
Jessica Insalaco
Connie Losandro
Kristen Reyes
Lisa Sannino

Support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards, through partnerships with East End Tourism Alliance (EETA) and Discover Long Island.

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