Parades will march on the North Fork this Fourth of July.
Two parades on July 4 and another on July 7 will feature lots of red, white and blue to celebrate the holiday.
Here’s a rundown of local parades:
The New Suffolk Civic Association’s Fourth of July parade starts at 11 a.m. on Thursday July 4 at the corner of Tuttle and New Suffolk roads and proceeds to the town beach.
The Southold Village Merchants’ Fourth of July parade steps off at noon on Thursday July 4. Children riding bicycles decorated in red, white and blue may line up at 11:45 a.m. on Hobart Road.
The Oysterponds Historical Society’s Heritage Day parade starts at noon on Sunday July 7. To march in parade, assemble on Oysterponds Lane in Orient by 11:30 a.m. Children may decorate bikes in red, white and blue to ride. Prizes for best bicycle decorations. Reading of Declaration of Independence by Orient and East Marion residents on the steps of Old Point School House. North Fork Chorale will also perform. Music, refreshments, hot dogs and sweets.