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From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Annual Southold Independence Day Parade

Join us for the celebration! Southold Village Merchants’  Fourth of July Parade route runs along Main Road in Southold and winds its way from Boisseau Avenue to Tuckers Lane. 

*photo courtesy of the Suffolk Times

Riverhead’s Holiday Parade and Bonfire

Frosty temps are no match for Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Holiday Parade + Bonfire. No matter what holidays you celebrate, all are welcome to watch the Riverhead Lions Club kick off the holiday season with their annual parade followed by the Riverhead BID’s annual bonfire.

Enjoy free hot chocolate beside the community campfire, keeping you toasty while waiting to take a free photo with Santa. Once inside the magical gingerbread house, kids of all ages may hand Santa their wish list and snap a photo with the jolly fella!

Food truck, activity and toy vendors accompany smiles and cheer at longstanding community celebration.

(rain date December 21)

Parade 3PM
Bonfire and Santa House 4-5PM

Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The third annual Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade is working to keep the Irish American tradition strong on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. The grand marshals for the East End Emerald Society’s parade will be Leanne and Linda Simonsen, the wife and mother of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen, who was killed in the line of duty in February of 2019. 

Parade marches along Route 25 (Washington Avenue to Manor Lane) in Jamesport.

18th annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The North Fork Chamber’s 18th annual Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade showcases a strong sense of community with local fire departments, pipe bands, Irish dancers, civic and business organizations and even classic car drivers participating on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

Paul Drum, a 39-year-old Greenport resident living with Down Syndrome, will be this year’s grand marshal. Drum, who works at his family’s popular restaurant, Hendrick’s, represents his own nonprofit, and has earned honorary titles like Southold Police Chief for the Day, is a pillar in the community. 

1Parade marches along Main Road between Cox Lane and Cases Lane in Cutchogue. For more information, call 631-765-3161 or visit northforkchamber.org.

Am O’Gansett St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Am O’Gansett Parade — billed as the “world’s shortest parade” — returns on Saturday, March 23 at noon.

Parade marches down Main Street in Amagansett.

*photo 27 East

55th Annual Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Five pipe bands, seven fire departments, five ambulance units, two high school bands and dozens of floats, classic cars and marching units are expected to participate in the 55th annual Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The grand marshal will be former Westhampton Beach teacher and athletic director Patty Ziparo-Dalton, who has served her community for almost 40 years. This year’s parade theme is “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” because it was a successful and simple mediation technique that Ziparo-Dalton utilized in her classroom.

Parade starts at Westhampton Beach Middle School on Mill Road.

Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a vibrant and joyous celebration that captivates the spirit of Irish culture and tradition. For the 62nd year, the streets of Montauk will come alive with an array of festive floats. This year’s Friends of Erin Grand Marshal is local favorite Steve ‘Puck’ Dolan. Be sure to join us for this year’s festivities, as it’s a cherished tradition that paints the hamlet green and leaves lasting memories of merriment and cultural pride!

Visit Montauk Friends of Erin for full event details!