Fourth of July fireworks, parades on the North Fork

The Fourth of July Parade in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Fourth of July Parade in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

With the popular Shelter Island Fireworks Show still a week away, many visitors to the Island might want to turn their attention to the north this holiday weekend, where several Fourth of July events will be taking place in Southold Town. 

Here are some you might want to keep an eye out for, including a few that should be visible by simply looking up into the night sky.


The 43rd annual Greenport Fire Department carnival starts tonight, Thursday, June 30, and will continue through Monday, July 4, at the Polo Grounds on Moores Lane. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 2, and Monday, the 4th. The carnival is sponsored by the fire department’s Phenix Hook & Ladder and Relief Hose companies. Visit for more information.


Fireworks are coming to Orient Yacht Club Saturday, July 2, at 9:15 p.m. Spectators can line up along the pier to watch the display, which will take place 1,000 feet offshore.

• The seventh annual Heritage Day parade and celebration hosted by Oysterponds Historical Society will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3. The parade will start 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, with music, games and food.

New Suffolk

The New Suffolk Civic Association will host a “very special” parade July 4, kicking off at 11 a.m. Participants include the Cutchogue Fire Department, U.S. Navy submariners and others. Meet at Tuthill and New Suffolk roads. A celebration and refreshments will follow.


Southold Village Merchants’ 19th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at noon Monday, proceeding down Main Road from Boisseau Avenue to Southold American Legion Griswold-Terry-Glover Post 803.