Cow Harbor Day – Sunday, September 18
What is Cow Harbor Day?
Cow Harbor Day is the traditional annual festival celebrating the history of the Village of Northport. The name comes from “The Great Cow Harbor” this is what the Village was called years ago as the cows use to graze on the fields along the Harbor which are now two lovely parks.
Cow Harbor Day is held on the third Sunday September, always following the Great Cow Harbor 10K which is held on the Saturday before.
Cow Harbor Day is traditionally known as the end of Summer in the Village of Northport.
Cow Harbor Day draws thousand of visitors to Northport Village, beginning with the traditional parade down Main Street, the MC usually rides a horse, followed by the Board of Trustees and Village employees. The parade features the music of local bands, floats, sport teams, high school marching bands, antique cars, and the Northport Trolley.
Participants in the parade range from young and old, some dressed in costumes, others in everyday attire as they make their way down Main Street to the Park in the Harbor.
Immediately following the parade, Main Street is closed to traffic until 5:00 pm. In the Harbor Park, the festivities range from amusement rides, live music, vendors, boating contests and barbecue style food. On Main Streeet the local vendors offer discounted items, food, bric a brac and everything you can think of in relation to a typical festival.
The event is Sunday, September 18th from 11 – 5. The parade begins at 12:00.