St. Patrick’s Day is officially Tuesday, March 17, but you can celebrate all month long with parades across the East End.
March of the Leprechauns
Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m.
This isn’t actually a parade. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl throughout Riverhead to benefit the East End Emerald Society in support of the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach. The cost is $10 for a bracelet, entitling participants to specials deals at local bars and restaurants. Begin at Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street. Call 631-727-4343 or visit suffolktheater.com for more information.
Am O’Gansett Parade
Saturday, March 14, noon
This seventh annual parade boasts being the shortest St. Paddy’s Day parade in the world. Michael Clark, the owner of Crossroads Music, is the grand marshal. Begin at Mary’s Marvelous and heads down Amagansett’s Main Street.
Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, noon
The Westhampton Beach Parade will step off at Oneck Lane and Mill Road, where the former Agave’s is located. Call 631-506-1473 or visit whbstpats.com for more information.
Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.
The parade steps off at Cox Lane. For more information, call 631-765-3161 or visit northforkchamberofcommerce.org
13th Annual Center Moriches St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 15, 2 p.m.
The parade will head down Main Street. The 2015 grand marshal is Tony Parlato. For more information, call 631-878-0003 or visit moricheschamber.org/events.
11th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.
The parade begins at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue and proceeds to Montauk Highway. Visit aohdivision11.org for more information.
53rd Annual Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.
The parade begins at Edgemere Street. The Long Island Rail Road will run special trains to get there and home without getting behind the wheel of a car. Call 631-668-1578 or visit montaukfriendsoferin.org for more information.
Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 22, noon
The parade heads down Patchogue Village’s Main Street. The parade is preceded at 11:55 a.m. with the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5K. Call 631-475-4302 for additional information or visit patchogue.com. (The start time has been moved an hour. The parade will now begin at noon instead of 11 a.m.)
2nd Annual Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 28, 1 p.m.
Step off is at Main Road and Washington Avenue. Call 631-732-3672 or visit EastEndEmeraldSociety.com