• Thursday, March 17th 1:00 PM

For an Outer Banks celebration that revolves around family fun, and encompasses the best of the Outer Banks' spirit, make plans to catch a good glimpse of the Outer Banks St. Patrick's Day Parade. With moderate temperatures and plenty of southern hospitality, this event can kick-off a fantastic week-long vacation or spring break on the Outer Banks.

A number of local businesses and community organizations step up to the plate every year with a host of colorful floats and candy for spectators. Attendees are encouraged to don their greenest attire for the festivities, and the parade has a lengthy but safe route along the Beach Road, from MP 11.5 at the intersection of Bladen St. and Virginia Dare Trail to Driftwood St. Beach access areas are located throughout the route so visitors can safely park, stroll, and watch the festivities, while new businesses or organizations are always welcome to join in the fun and march in the parade itself. A favorite springtime event that has been going strong for roughly 30 years, the annual Outer Banks St. Patrick's Day Parade is a must for anyone staying the central outer Banks who wants a family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday in style.