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Alive on 25 street festival returns in 2017; festival dates announced

Main Street on a festival night last July. File photo: Peter Blasl

Alive on 25 Summer Street Festival will continue this year on four dates in July and August.

Riverhead has coordinated its festival dates with the Village of Patchogue so that the two street festival dates alternate, providing a weekly event during the summer months, festival organizers said in a press release today.

Alive on 25 will take place on the Thursdays of July 13, July 27, August 10 and August 24, with a rain date of August 31. Patchogue’s popular Alive After Five street festival begins July 6.

There will be “a healthy participation of Main Street restaurants and bars offering food and beverage service in the street, with several top Long Island bands playing each night at various locations,” festival organizers said in a press release today. The Alive on 25 planning committee is also looking to add more arts and family activities this year.

Alive on 25 is a free summer street festival in Downtown Riverhead offering local craft beverages and wine, live music, artists and street vendors. Main Street will close to traffic to allow for a walkable, pop-up music festival and restaurant offerings, artist exhibitions, free community dance lessons and family-friendly activities. A popular classic car cruise night is also featured as well. The festival starts at 5 p.m. and ends at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The festival is sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District, with major support from the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the upcoming season. The planning committee has also begun reviewing sponsorships. Sponsorships play an integral part in making these free to the public events possible. Volunteers are also needed to make the festival a success. All inquiries should be sent to [email protected] with your inquiry in the subject line.

Updated information will be available on both the website, aliveon25.com and the Facebook page.


Correction: This article has been amended to correct the first date of the Patchogue Alive After Five festival, which was misstated as originally published.

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