The 2019 dates for the Alive by the Bay summer festival series that started in 2017 in Bay Shore have been announced.

This year July will be buzzing — with three festivals planned that month by the Bay Shore chamber’s restaurant committee. Then there’s one more fest in August. The dates are July 2, July 16, July 30 and Aug. 13. The rain date is Aug. 20.

The primary event sponsor is Southside Hospital Northwell Health.

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Check back at GreaterBayShore for additional details on what’s new for 2019 as plans for the series begin to take shape.

And there are big plans, we’re told.

For now, Mike McElwee of the restaurant committee, also an owner at Local Burger Co., T.J. Finley’s and The Penny Pub, said only this:

“This is our third year and we’re excited to make it the best year ever.”

Scroll down for some of our favorite photos from last year, taken by either by Nicholas Esposito, Michael White or Ethan Meyer.

Click here to follow the restaurant committee on Facebook.