Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade Festivities

The parade will be filled with floats from various organizations, like Camp SoulGrow's seen above in years past. Carissa Katz

The biggest event of the weekend in Montauk will be, of course, the Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which starts at noon on Sunday at the Montauk Firehouse and ends at Kirk Park at the west end of the downtown business district.

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual soup sale before the parade, at 11 a.m. Commemorative cups will be available, ready to fill with soups from Montauk restaurants. Proceeds will benefit the Montauk Friends of Erin. 

An interview with this year’s grand marshal, Gordon Ryan, can be found in The East Hampton Star’s special section on the parade.

The annual Montauk Friends of Erin cocktail party will be held at Gurney’s Resort on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be live music by Remember September, a buffet with traditional Irish fare, and an open bar. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, available at Becker’s Hardware, the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Wines and Liquors in Amagansett, and at Tickets will be available at the door for $100 per person.  

If you're looking to get out to Montauk for the parade and you don't want to drive, there are two extra trains that will get into Montauk before it starts. The first leaves Jamaica, Queens, at 7:10 a.m., arriving in Montauk at 9:51 a.m., and the second leaves Babylon at 8:56 a.m., getting into Montauk at 11:06 a.m.  

There is only one extra train leaving the hamlet on the Long Island Rail Road schedule. It departs Montauk at 1:26 p.m., with all stops to Jamaica. 

The full train schedule can be found on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's website or by clicking here.

No beverages will be permitted on the Montauk branch trains, platforms, or stations on Sunday. Any beverage containers seen will be confisciated by the M.T.A. police.

Montauk firefighters often help lead the parade. Doug Kuntz