Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish at these St. Patrick’s Day parades and events on Long Island this month.
St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events on Long Island 2023
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS
It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. Where rock anthems sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $49-$79. 8 p.m. March 3.
KINGS PARK ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Featuring bagpipe bands, elaborate floats, and hundreds of enthusiastic marchers, come celebrate the luck of the Irish. Corner of Lou Avenue and Pulaski Rd., Smithtown kpstpat.com 12 p.m. March 4.
Event followed by food, fun, dancing, and music at the Donny Golden School of Dancers. Parade steps off at the corner of Courthouse Drive and County Seat Drive in Garden City. 12 p.m. March 5.
BETHPAGE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Steps off on Central Avenue. 12 p.m. March 5.
EAST ISLIP ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The parade will begin in front of the East Islip Public Library and travel west along Main Street passing by the grandstand at St. Mary’s RC Church and ending at Irish Lane. 2 p.m. March 5.
ANDY COONEY AND HIS IRISH CABARET
The sights and sounds of Ireland come alive in this stunning show. The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village, 34 West Main St., Babylon, argyletheatre.com $54-$64. 8 p.m. March 6, 7.
PATRICK’S SOCIAL NIGHT
Marconi Lodge Order Sons of Italy presents its St. Patrick’s Social Night with a full dinner buffet, beer, wine and soda, cake and coffee, and DR Rick providing music for your dancing pleasure. For reservations call 631-206-1123. Marconi Manor, 333 Moffitt Blvd., Islip, $30. 7 p.m. March 9.
4-LEAF CLOVER 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK
Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection, ward off bad luck and give good fortunes. Every registrant will have the opportunity to earn a good luck clover shirt at this 5K. Bethpage State Park Playground, Old Bethpage, $30. 9:30 a.m. March 11.
JAMES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
For the 39th year, this parade will bring joy to people of all ages with marching bands, dance groups, floats, Scout troops, fire trucks, and more. Woodlawn Avenue, St. James stjameschamber.org 1 p.m. March 11.
Long Island Press/Timothy BolgerBAY SHORE BRIGHTWATERS ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Blend in with the sea of green at Bay Shores’ annual St.Patty’s celebration! Bands and baton twirlers will abound in this community gathering sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Starts at Saxon Ave. in Bay Shore and marches west into the downtown. bsbwstpatricksparade.com 2 p.m. March 11.
This group is everything you’d expect from New York Irish music with lots of dancing, jigs, and laughter. Opening is Two Degrees. Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., muls.com $16.95. 8 p.m. March 11.
MILLER PLACE-ROCKY POINT ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Founded in 1949, this historic parade brings tens of thousands together each year to celebrate the community in an elaborate show of marchers, dancers, and musicians. Friends of St. Patrick, Route 25A, Miller Place 1 p.m. March 12.
TASTE OF IRELAND
This year’s event promises to be a night filled with Irish entertainment, including The Siol Na h’Eireann Pipes & Drums Band, Irish Step Dancers, Irish Themed Raffles, and more, that will transport attendees straight to The Emerald Isle. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, cmpac.com $23-$25. 12 p.m. March 12.
FARMINGDALE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Following the parade, festivities explore the many downtown merchants, restaurants, and spots, for great deals and specials. Main Street, Farmingdale. farmingdalenychamber.org 1 p.m. March 12.
HUNTINGTON ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
Famous for its elaborate floats and massive bands, this celebration is also the largest and longest-running Saint Patrick’s Parade on the Island. Parade steps off at the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station, heads north on Route 110, and makes a left on New York Avenue. huntingtonhibernian.com 2 p.m. March 12.
CHERISH THE LADIES
One of America’s most heralded Irish music ensembles has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with their rousing blend of traditional music, captivating vocals, and propulsive step dancing. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $63-$77. 4 p.m. March 12.
BAYVILLE HAUNTED ST. PATRICK’S HAUNTED HOUSE
Stuff your pockets with four-leaf clovers and see if you can survive the leprechaun’s wrath at this haunted house full of fun and spooks. This year includes a secret bar. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillehauntedsaintpatricks.com $39.75-$74.75. 7:30-10 p.m. March 18, 19.
PATCHOGUE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Parade immediately follows the star of the annual May The Road Rise To Meet Ye 5K. Main Street, Patchogue, patchogue.com. 12 p.m. March 19.
GLEN COVE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
A day of fun for the whole family, this parade features piping bands, Hibernians, step dancers, and different local groups. The parade starts on Forest Ave. and ends at St. Patrick’s Church. glencoveparade.com 1 p.m. March 19.
WANTAGH’S 2ND ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The parade starts at Wantagh High School and goes to Triangle Park Railroad Ave. Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, wantaghchamber.com 2 p.m. March 19.
ROCKVILLE CENTRE ST. PATRICK PARADE
The parade, which “shares and cares” annually, raises money for a number of charities, featuring over 120 different organizations, and is frequently attended by big names. Rockville Centre St.Patrick Parade March, Rockville Centre rvcstpatrick.com 12 p.m. March 25.
MONTAUK ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
With one of the highest-attended parades in New York State, the St. Patrick’s Day spirit is rampant in Montauk. Montauk Friends of Erin, Edgemere Rd., Montauk, montaukfriendsoferin.org 12 p.m. March 26.
RONKONKOMA ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The parade will start on Hawkins Ave. at School Street, head South down Hawkins Ave ending at Thorne Street. 2 p.m. March 26.