This month, celebrate all things Irish (and more) with these fun and festive events. First, don’t miss historic downtown Wilmington’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16. Afterward, head over to Riverfront Park for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival for music, dance, and loads of fun. Also on March 16, tackle the 15th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run, or join the throng of spectators on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to cheer on the Irish-costume-clad contestants. The run will be immediately followed by one fabulous after party and an awards ceremony.
Next, indulge yourself in the uniquely Southern pleasures of bourbon tasting, beer and some of the region’s best BBQ at Pier 33’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on March 23. A portion of all ticket sales will go toward Hurricane Florence relief. Lastly, be sure to catch the latest Irish Dance event, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy, at the Wilson Center on March 28. Choreographed by Chris Hannon (Lord of the Dance), this exciting dance show features gifted Irish dancers and musicians, along with original music and choreography.