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Hamptons Happenings: Local Events

August is a packed month for events in the Hamptons- to the point when there are multiple happenings to pick from each day.

It's hard to pick our favorites, but we can highlight the ones generating buzz:

Hamptons Jazz Fest is new this year and takes place through September from Southampton to Montauk. The lineup of shows includes 40 to 50 blockbuster performances in different venues. To kick off the month, on Tuesday, August 3 the Sasha Berliner Duo will have a show from 4 to 6 p.m. right in Amagansett Square. We're also excited about the Ravi Coltrane Quartet on Saturday, August 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LTV Media Center in Wainscott: saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of jazz star John Coltrane, is the main attraction.

On August 7, BELLA Magazine honors the season with its annual summer issue party at Southampton Social Club. This year guests will mingle with Boyz II Men while seated in decked-out cabanas on the lawn.

Photo courtesy of: Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum will hold its Midsummer Party 50th Anniversary Celebration over two nights. Tickets will soon be on sale for August 13 and 14.

On the morning of August 15, the 26th Annual Ellen’s Run: Hybrid 5K Race will take place in Southampton. The event helps the Ellen Hermanson Foundation provide access to breast cancer screenings, especially for the uninsured, and free psycho-social support services for patients and their families.

Then on August 28, the Prostate Cancer Foundation will hold its annual Hamptons gala to fund the next groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Founder Michael Milken will host the event at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Past galas have included performances by Bryan Adams and John Fogerty.

Photo courtesy of: The Hampton Classic

The Hampton Classic, from August 29 to September 5, is one of the largest horse shows in the country and promises a fun time for both adults and kids. Spectators can watch top horses compete and enjoy 80 onsite shops, a dozen food stands and a kids area. General admission is $20.

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