The Outer Banks Marches along the Beach Road
The Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is about as Outer Banks as it gets. Sure it’s also a celebration of all things Irish with lot of green and and all the trimmings.
But really, what the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, is the Outer Banks on parade.
Where else could anyone go to see, in the space of two hours, fire trucks, antique cars, marching bands, dogs in St. Patrick’s Day regalia, a trumpet playing unicycle rider who also juggles, local businesses draping a banner over their work vehicles and a few politician thrown in for good measure.
And, of course, a a three-year-old riding in a wagon being towed by an RC truck escorted by dogs.
The weather yesterday for the parade was good. A little chilly, but with bright sunshine it wasn’t bad at all.
Because of some work Nags Head is doing to improve storm drainage in Gallery Row, the parade was a bit shorter than usual, but it didn’t really seem to matter all that much. The crowds lining the Beach Road were as large as always, and to seemed as though there were as many participating as there ever was.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just one of the big event that happens in March on the Outer Banks. The next big event is the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach, coming up the last weekend in March. That’s Thursday-Sunday, March 28-31.
Outer Banks version of the Taste of the Beach is a must experience part of local life. From Corolla to Manteo and even onto the mainland a little bit, there are food prep demos, wine and beer tastings, great food and really good time.
If you have not reserved you home for the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach, check out what Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates has to offer.