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Walk through a sea of green all month long with St. Patrick’s Day parades on both forks. These family friendly events unleash the inner leprechaun in all of us as the East End turns Irish, even if it’s just for a few hours. Not sure where to go? Check out these parades below for the one nearest you.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Saturday, March 9, starting at noon. In its 52nd year, the theme of this year’s parade, chosen by Grand Marshal Aram Terchunian, is “Dawg Days of Summer.” The starting point will be in front of the Westhampton Beach Elementary School on Mill Road and the parade will continue south down Main Street before turning west and finishing at the corner of Main Street and Sunset Avenue. Visit

Have a wee bit of fun at the 11th annual Am-O’Gansett St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 9, at noon. This year’s grand marshals are Hugh King and Loretta Orion. For questions, visit

Cutchogue welcomes its 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 9, presented by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Cutchogue Fire Department. The marching begins at the traffic light on Cox Lane at 2 PM, heads down Route 25, and ends in Cutchogue Village. For more information, visit

Hamptons Bays welcomes festivalgoers to its St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 23, from 11 AM to 1 PM. It will begin at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue and go to Montauk Highway before turning west and ending at Hampton Atrium.

Montauk will kick off the 57th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 24, at noon. It will run up Edgemere Road, turn onto Main Street, and finish at the IGA. It holds its place as New York’s second largest St Patrick’s Day parade. Prior to the parade, gather at 10 AM on the Green as the Montauk Chamber of Commerce serves soup in a souvenir mug. To learn more, go to

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