St. Patrick's Day Parade Application

The 31 Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade date will be announced soon!

All are invited to join in! The one-mile parade route runs from Bladen St. (MP 11.5) north to Driftwood St. on Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Rd.). An esteemed panel of judges will score entrants on the use of the parade theme in the following categories: Best Overall; Best Float; Best Unit; and Best Band/Music group. Prizes will be awarded following the parade.

To participate as a parade entrant, an application will need to be submitted. Parade applications can be downloaded below. Contact Parade Director Mary Ann Newman at kellysobxcatering@gmail.com or (252) 441-4116 to have an application sent to you or to volunteer along the parade route.

What began as a way to break up the winter doldrums and to invigorate the community in preparation for the summer season, the parade has grown to include over one-hundred entrants and viewed by over eight thousand attendees thus making it the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in North Carolina!