Best Events In The Hamptons, for 2021

Seasonal guide-list with the latest and most interesting events!

It’s finally time to travel again in 2021. If you live in New York, you know what that means. Time to head to the Hamptons for a much-deserved relaxing vacation time. For those who don’t reside in New York, the Hamptons is still a fantastic spot to spend, for a few days or weeks.

Heading to the Hamptons with your family for the summer, but not sure what events to participate in? Have no fear. There are plenty of activities to attend and things to see while visiting. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the community with each activity you participate in. Here are the best events in the Hamptons for 2021, with details, locations, prices, and many more.

All lists are updated, every week!

Events in the Hamptons

July 2021

  • Coffee And Dogs At The Golden Pear, (July 3 and August 7): You’ll get to meet dogs that are up for adoption on these dates. These events are at The Golden Pear Café from 9 am to 11 am in Southampton. Meet the adorable dogs and take one home as a pet.
  • Hamptons film Summer Screenings at Herrick Park Grease, (July 14 at 8:30 pm): Is there anything better than catching a movie outside in the park? July 14 at 8:30 pm, you’ll be able to see a viewing of Grease at Herrick Park. You’ll have to head to East Hampton for this event. This is the first year that Herrick Park hosts this event.
  • Georgica Pond Nature Paddle, (July 17): Take a few hours of your day on July 17 to learn about Georgica Pond and how to conserve it. The history of the pond will be discussed as well by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini. Learn about the area while paddleboarding, canoeing, or kayaking. The cost is between $10 and $70.
  • Herb Your Enthusiasm – Using Summer’s Bounty, (July 23 ): This event on July 23 will teach you all about how to use your herbs fully. After leaving this lesson, you’ll know how to use up your herbs. You can catch this class in Bridgehampton from 3-5 pm.
  • Hampton Flea (Vintage & Home Goods) – (July 25 is the first date of this event): You’ll find an outdoor flea market with excellent vintage items as well as furniture, art, and home goods. There is no fee to get into the market. It runs from 10 am – 4 pm. Head to this market in Southampton for some exciting pieces.
Vintage & Home Goods
  • Music Thursdays at Mill Point Park, (July 29): Live music is back in Hampton! Downtown Hampton is ecstatic to present Live at the Point events. This event is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be on site.
  • Buckroe Beach Farmers Market, (Saturday, July 31, 2021): Vendors will be located on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Beach gazebo and will sell local produce, baked goods, sausage, seafood, jarred food items, and more.

August 2021

  • YAWP Creative Writing Workshop: (August 2 to 6, 10 am to 3 pm each day). Staying a few extra days in the Hamptons and have a budding creative writer? This is an all-day event running from 10 am to 3 pm each day (60-minute lunch Is included).
  • Cruise Nights at The Shoppes: This family-friendly event runs every Wednesday night from 5 pm to 9 pm until October 27.  Your family can see a variety of different classic cars in the parking lot of The Shoppes. There is no entry fee; show up and enjoy seeing the cars from all different years. If you get hungry, you can grab an ice cream cone from Tweets.
  • Bridgehampton’s Chamber Music Festival: Bach’s Chaconne: (August 4, from 5 pm to 6 pm). Music lovers will fare well at this event. This event features actor Alan Alda and violinist Jennifer Koh who will dissect Bach’s Chaconne. Learn all about this Partita while hearing it played beautifully by a violin. Tickets start at $45 per person. Purchase your tickets and learn more about this event HERE.
  • A North Fork Garden with Friends: (August 5, from 3 pm to 5 pm), you’ll be able to attend this event. You’ll be led on a guided tour through the garden at Winds Way Farm. This educational event will teach you about insects, plants, and wildlife you would find in the garden. The final stop is at the schoolhouse at the farm – you’ll receive a nice, cold drink. Click here for more information on the event. Tickets run $20 per person.
  • Accabonac Harbor Nature Paddle: Explore the local coves and marshes with this event on (August 7). You’ll be paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing led by a wildlife biologist. This event runs for two hours – from 9 am to 11 am. Make sure to peek at the weather as rain will cancel this event. Tickets will need to be prepaid before you head to this activity. Tickets run from $50-$70 depending on if you’re planning to rent a single kayak/canoe or a double kayak/canoe. You can also bring your equipment – this changes the cost to $10 per person. You’ll need to call or email for reservations.
Accabonac Harbor Nature Paddle
  • Natural Medicines from The Herb Garden: You’ll be able to tour the Bridge Gardens with this event on (August 7, 10 am until 11:30 am). The tour is led by Angus Towers – an herbalist and horticulturist. On this tour, you will learn all about how herbs and plants can help you with your health and with the health of your loved ones. Plus, you’ll gain insight into how to grow your herb garden at home so you can put what you learn to practice. Tickets run $10 per person. Unfortunately, again, this event will be canceled if there is rain. Reservations need to be made ahead of time by call or email. Find out more information HERE
  • Camp Shakespeare: This camp runs from (August 9 to August 30) in Amagansett. You can find one or two-week camp sessions here during this period. This is an excellent experience for children who love acting or who love being on stage. This activity is put together by the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival and teaches children ages 8 – 15 about acting, improv, voice, and much more. If you’re planning to spend a few weeks in the Hamptons, this is a great experience. Each session ends with a final performance by your child. Check the website for pricing and registration. 
Hamptons Shakespeare Festival
  • Pick It and Pickle It(August 13 from 3 pm to 5 pm.)This is another excellent event for families who want to gain more gardening skills. You will learn how to pickle, well, pickles among other vegetables in your garden. You’ll be using a simple technique of water and vinegar to do so. This event has a cost of $20 per person.
  • Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, BCMF: (August 17). This is another excellent option for an event occurring during the music festival. This event features Boccherini’s Quintet playing Tchaikovsky. The event lasts for one hour, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Make sure to purchase tickets before the event from the website. Tickets will run you $35 per person. 
  • Hamptons Film’s Outdoor Movie – The Wizard Of Oz: (August 18).  Summer was made for movies under the stars! Join us every Wednesday night at 8:30 pm for free screenings of classic crowdpleasers at Herrick Park, right in the Village of East Hampton. This is the first time any public screenings have been held in Herrick Park! Want a front-row seat? Reserve an 8′ x 10′ square (for up to 6 people) in the first two rows! The cost of your square ($50) will support our year-round education and community programs.
Herrick Park
  • Southampton Cultural Center: Summer Concert At Agawam Park: (August 25). The summer fun concerts continue with Mambo Loco! Bringing you the best of old-school Latin and Latin Jazz music, Mambo Loco has become synonymous with the classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. The Plaza Cafe on Wheels Food Truck will be on-site. As an added bonus, our Cuban Salsa teacher will demonstrate and invite the audience to join in! Park, music, food, and dance. Video Preview.
  • Broadway Out East At Calissa: Joshua Henry: (August 26, 5 pm to 10 pm). 3X Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry opens Broadway Out East with an intimate solo show. Just the man and his guitar, Joshua will bring you on a journey that spans his already-legendary career on Broadway in shows like Carousel and Shuffle.
  • WHBPAC: Cimafunk: (August 27, 8 pm to 10 pm)The hottest emerging artist in Latin music, Cimafunk is the physical embodiment of Cimarron, a free being denying social classification, a pilgrim in search of new musical marriages and its reunion with Black music. A singer, composer, and producer, Cimafunk seamlessly whips a bold mix of funk, Cubano heritage, and African rhythms into a fiery frenzy.