The Montauk Lighthouse at Sunrise with a View of the Coastline

Gurney’s Guide to Spring 2023

There is no doubt that our sleepy surfer village has become more popular than ever and Montauk remains a special place for so many. There are dozens of reasons why Montauk is considered to be a great travel destination once the cold winter days are behind us. People will say it's the proximity to the city, the beaches, the parks and the restaurants- but we know it's the people who make it so special.

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There are tons of things to do, activities to take part in, and community events to attend, so if you’re planning a trip to the east end, make sure you check out what's happening around town.

St. Patty's Day Parade

Saturday, March 26
Join the Montauk Chamber of Commerce at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Grand Marshal, Jim Grimes. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 12:00pm-2:30pm. It has been estimated that 40,000 spectators and supporters have attended this annual event in years past, which was conceived as a way to bring an end to the dreary winters in Montauk and welcome Spring with a joyous and festive Irish celebration. The Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade has become a part of the fabric of the community over it's many years, and while the faces in the crowds lining the streets have changed, what has not changed are the smiles on those faces, young and old alike, and the fun all are welcome to join in at this community event.

Montauk Tango Festival

A woman and man dancing tango in a crowd at night.
March 31 to April 2
A three-day weekend full of all things tango featuring a multitude of teachers and musicians to help you learn from the best. The Montauk Tango Festival will be held from March 31st - April 2nd with different venues all over Montauk. 

Purchase tickets at

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 1
Montauk’s 7th annual Eggstravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Montauk Ladies Auxiliary, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, and The Candied Anchor are teaming up once again to bring event goers a creative spin on a classic egg hunt, with field day style races and games and a chance to win prizes. The event will start at 11:00am on the Montauk Green, with April 2nd serving as a rain date. This free event includes Easter baskets, bunny ears, and fun for children ages 10 and under.

For information, call 631-668-2428 or visit

Visit the Montauk Lighthouse

The Montauk Lighthouse is a national historic landmark is located at the very tip of eastern Long Island. Our magnificent lighthouse provides unforgettable 360° views over the Block Island Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and points west. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to Montauk is complete without a stop at its historic lighthouse.

For up-to-date hours of operation and other info, visit

Montauk Music Festival

A woman dancing with a baby in front of a man playing electric guitar.
May 18 to 21
The 12th annual Montauk Music Festival, hosted by Montauk Sun, is coming back this year, from May 18 – May 21, with a four-day musical celebration featuring talented up-and-coming independent artists, set against the backdrop of one of the most idyllic beach communities on the east coast. The Main Stage Is back in the center of town this year and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit Lucia’s Angels & Coalition for Women’s Cancers. Enjoy live performances at Gurney’s hot spot, The Firepit, as well as at venues around town where dozens of artists boasting a wide variety of musical styles will be performing for free in the spirit of sharing original music with audiences and fellow musicians. 

Schedule of performances coming soon.

Art Show On The Green

June 2 to 4 & August 18 to 20
The East End’s most popular outdoor art show will be running two shows this summer, from June 2-4 and August 18-20. Taking place on the Town Green in the center of downtown Montauk, this world class art festival features award winning artists from around the country exhibiting in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture and more. The art show is free and all are welcome to attend. Check out the full schedule on their website.

Montauk Farmers Market

May to October
Grow It, Bake It, Catch It. East End Farmers bring you local goods fresh from the fields, kitchens, and seas. The Montauk Farmers Market returns to The Green, starting Thursday, May 11th, from 9am to 2pm.  This year will include some new vendors along with  your old favorites. The Market will be open Thursdays through September 28th, plus Fall Festival weekend October 7th & 8th.

The Robert J. Aaron Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathalon

Saturday, June 10
Founded in 1982 by the late Robert J. Aaron. A beloved resident of Montauk, NY. Robert was know for his fearless enthusiasm for endurance activities; such as  surfing, skiing, marathon, triathlons and fishing. This race was known for years as "The Mighty Montauk", and it was always considered the east end, season opener. It features a very scenic course through the beautiful hamlet of Montauk. The race consists of a 1 mile swim, 20 miles bike and 6.2 miles run. The annual triathlon is hosting competitors on Saturday, June 10th, starting at 7:30am. Come show your support for our local athletes or join in and sign yourself up!