St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. Sunday

Published 7:25 am Saturday, March 16, 2019

The 2019 Dare County Special Olympians will serve as grand marshals 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 17.

The parade will start at Mile Post 11.5, which is Bladen Street and Beach Road (South Virginia Dare Trail) and go north on Beach Road to Admiral Street, about a half mile shorter than usual.

The route change is due to stormwater improvement construction in the Gallery Row area of Nags Head. Admiral Street was selected because a traffic light is at the street’s intersection with South Croatan Highway (the Bypass), making for a safer way to depart the area.

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The parade has grown to include over 100 entrants with 8,000 attendees looking on. It is the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in North Carolina.

Prizes will be awarded following the parade for Best Overall; Best Float; Best Unit; and Best Band/Music group.



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