Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! from the Pet-Friendly OBX! & Parade Route for March 20, 2022

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! The Outer Banks of North Carolina is dressing in the Green and preparing for the  Annual "Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade," scheduled for Sunday, March 20th, 2022, at 1 pm.

So, Don't put away the Green after today; there is much more Celebration in store on the Pet-Friendly OBX!

Unfortunately, the annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled for the past two years due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This Parade is a Huge Celebration! so Dress in the Green! & get ready to Celebrate!

The 1.2 mile Kelly's Saint Patrick's Day Parade starts at milepost 11.5 on E Bladen Street in Nags Head and continues North down Virginia Dare Trail (the beach road), ending on E Driftwood Street in Nag Head, NC.

The following is the parade route:

By using the landmark of Dowdy Park, 3005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC, if you turn off of Hwy 158 / S Croatan Hwy AKA the Bypass, on to E Bonnett Street like you going to the parking lot for Dowdy Park, bypass the Park and take your first Right, you will be on S Wrightsville Ave. If you continue down S Wrightsville Ave., until you come to your second Left, you will turn onto E Bladen Street.

From E Bladen Street, the Parade will start entering Virginia Dare Trail (the beach road) heading North. 

There is a beach access with parking across from E Bladen St. 
Please be aware that this Bladen St. beach access is being utilized by the Co-Grand Marshalls of the Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade, "Coastal Humane Society," as a staging area to enter the Parade. "The Outer Banks Hospital" is the other Co-Grand Marshalls for this years Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

To locate other Nags Head beach access parking areas for parking during the Parade, please see the Town of Nags Head's website at or

The Parade ends at E Driftwood St. Nags Head, NC, which is the area also known as Gallery Row Arts District. Some of the businesses on this street include:

210 E Driftwood St.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-6584

207 E Driftwood St.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-5387

Now that you know the
Date: Sunday, March 20th, 2022
The time: 1 pm
You also know the route and possible parking areas; make plans today to join in the Celebration at the annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Dress your Dog in Green too! But don't forget that pets must be leashed at all times within the Town of Nags Head & please clean up after your pet.

Also please see "Outer Banks Pet Events 2022" for more information about the Parade.

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