5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Wilmington


St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Wilmington NC

Sham-rock this St. Patrick’s Day with the annual parade downtown, Irish music, and more. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday. A perfect day to sport green, sample Irish food, and travel pub to pub. Below we’ve included several events to help you celebrate!

St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade - Saturday March 11, 2023

Parade begins at 11:00am | North Front Street & Market Street

The parade will be held on Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The event starts at 11:30 AM and ends at 12:30 PM, so you have plenty of time to get down there before it’s over.

The parade will go down N. Front Street, then head right down Princess Street and left on N Water Street toward the grandstand at Riverfront Park where the St. Patrick’s Day Festival takes place immediately following the parade.

The parade route is only about 2 miles long, so if you’re up for a walk and want to see all of the floats and participants, plan on being there for about an hour or so (this includes getting into place). The streets will be closed off from 7 AM until 2 PM.

the Festival Begins Immediately after the parade.

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival will feature live music, dancing, food, drinks, and vendors. The fun wraps up at 6 p.m.

Although the parade takes place in downtown Wilmington, organizers said it is a community event for the entire Cape Fear region.

St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party at The Dare

Saturday March 11, 2023 - 10:00 AM

420 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4050

Well tickle my Blarney Stone and pull my red hair, it’s time for some Kegs and Eggs at The Eagle’s Dare. Parking lot party with live music. Mark your calendars and plan on not doing much the next day!

7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day at The Joyce

MAR 17 AT 9 AM – MAR 18 AT 11 PM

1174 Turlington Av, Leland, NC, United States, North Carolina

Join us as we celebrate our 7th St. Patrick’s Day here at The Joyce!

Currently scheduled:

March 17th Kegs & Eggs

6pm - Austin

March 18th Kegs & Eggs

6pm - Miles Atlas

Audiomelt St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Seven Mile Post

Fri Mar 17 2023 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Seven Mile Post - 7219 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC based rock band Audiomelt is comprised of Landon Clark, Owen Wasterval, Josh Cook and Nico Holt. Four young men blending the old school sounds of the grunge era with more technical sounds of modern metal with the goal to deliver an unforgettable live show to a city near you!

5th Annual Flannel Rebellion St. Paddy’s Day @ Ogden Tap Room

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023 AT 8 PM – 11 PM

7324 Market St, Wilmington, NC, United States, North Carolina

Come join us for some 90′s grunge and Jameson at our 5th Annual St. Paddy’s Day show under the big white tent at Ogden Tap Room.

Learn About The History of St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday that honors Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Feast Day of St. Patrick is celebrated on March 17th each year. On this day, many people wear green clothing and drink Guinness beer to honor their Irish ancestry and culture.

St Patrick was born in Roman Britain around 385 CE (Common Era) during the time when the Roman Empire controlled much of Europe and Britain; however, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates when he was 16 years old. He spent 6 years as a slave before escaping back to his home country where he became a priest at age 26 or 27 years old!

St Patrick then returned to Ireland where he converted thousands of people from paganism into Christianity through his preaching ministry which lasted approximately 40 years until his death around 493 AD

It’s a time to celebrate, so have fun with it!

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate, so have fun with it! Get out there and have fun! Celebrate in style, but also make sure you’re safe.

I hope this list has helped you get a better idea of how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Wilmington, North Carolina. The best way to do it is by being yourself and having fun!

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