The 31st Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The restaurant may be closed but the parade must go on! The Kelly’s 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off on Sunday March 15th at 1 pm in Nags Head. This year’s marshals are The Humane Society and special guest “Pigman” Bill Shaver. Both are working hard to end animal cruelty and not just for dogs and cats. Keep our furry friends in mind when planning your entry and of course the color green.

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 HERE. Or contact Parade Director Mary Ann Newman 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! See you on March 15th  Full of Spirit…….and GREEN!

Contact: Mary Ann Newman, 252.441.4116 or kellysobxcatering@gmail.com