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The 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cutchogue kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday. George Sullivan of Southold, who has served as the town’s receiver of taxes for more than two decades, will be this year’s grand marshal. (more…)

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(Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

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Greenport

The annual Greenport Fire Department Carnival will continue through Sunday, July 5, starting at 6 p.m. at the Polo Grounds on Moores Lane. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. July 4 and 5. For more information, GreenportVillage.com.

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual fireworks display at Crescent Beach July 11 at dusk.

Southold

Southold Village Merchants’ 18th annual Fourth of July parade marches down Main Road from Boisseau Ave. to the American Legion Hall at noon Saturday.

Jamesport

The annual fire department parade along Route 25 kicks off on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. The Jamesport Fire Department’s annual carnival, located near the George Young Community Center on South Jamesport Avenue, runs July 7 through 11, with fireworks at 10 p.m. on the final night. For more information, JamesportFD.org.

Riverhead

Riverhead BID’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 3, on the riverfront with a performance by family music artist Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, as well as Misspent Youth. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers and jugglers. For more information, Riverheadbid.com.

There will be pre-firework festivities at the Suffolk Theater from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a free performance by “Who Are Those Guys?”.

Riverhead Raceway’s fireworks begin at dusk Saturday, July 4.

Wading River

The Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Fun Festival & Fireworks will be held on Route 25A, across from the King Kullen shopping center in Wading River this weekend. The carnival continues tonight and Friday from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Fireworks will take place Friday, July 3, at 9 p.m.

Orient

The Oysterponds Historical Society will host a Heritage Day parade and celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5. The parade steps off at noon at the Village Lane Civil War monument. The Declaration of Independence will be read on the steps of the Old Point School House and the celebration will continue at Poquatuck Park.

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STEVE ROSSIN PHOTO | The Jamesport Fire Department Parade is tonight at 7 p.m. The carnival continues throughout the week.

STEVE ROSSIN PHOTO | The Jamesport Fire Department Parade is tonight at 7 p.m. The carnival continues throughout the week.

The Jamesport Fire Department has put the finishing touches on setting up for what has become a staple for the Town of Riverhead — its annual summer carnival.

The weeklong event kicked off Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. by the corner of Main Street and South Jamesport Boulevard at the George Young Community Center. This year’s event marks the events 58th anniversary of the event.

Jamesport Fire Chief Duffy Griffiths said people have been anxiously awaiting the start of this year’s festivities.

“We start getting questions about when the parade and fireworks are coming as early as May, people line up their vacations around it,” Mr. Griffiths said.

There are over a dozen rides to choose from like the Himalaya, a large tilt-a-whirl that is expected to be one of the more popular attractions among carnival goers this week. In addition to the rides, there will be opportunities to play carnival classics like the balloon and darts game as well as trying to sink someone in a dunk tank.

Other activities expected to take place this week include the customary parade which begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. Residents can also gaze at fireworks in the starry sky, which will close out the festivities Saturday night at 10 p.m.

Mr. Griffiths said the event has been a rewarding experience since he first joined the fire department.

“I’ve been doing it for 13 years and it’s great, people are happy when they come and you get to see the same faces and new faces every year,” he said.

One of the things Mr. Griffiths says he loves most about the carnival is being able to share the experience with his kids.

“The kids love it, it’s great because they’re 10 and 7 years old and as they get older and go on different rides they get a little more freedom,” he said.

The carnival will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight each day. Admission is free,but the Fire Department is accepting donations to help pay for the fireworks show that will take place Saturday night.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Oysterponds Historical Society hosted its fourth Heritage Day parade Sunday.

Blistering heat and high humidity didn’t put a damper on the spirits of those who attended Oysterponds Historical Society’s 4th annual Heritage Day parade and picnic Sunday afternoon.

Those who braved the sweltering weather were treated to a parade of decorated bicycles, antique cars, firetrucks and tractors.

After a welcome address from Elizabeth Gordon, president of the society’s board of trustees, Pastor Ann Van Cleef gave a brief blessing and the North Fork Chorale sang several songs.

In keeping with tradition, volunteers took turns reading the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Old Point Schoolhouse. Afterwards everyone gathered in Poquatuck Park for hot dogs, music, and games.