Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade + Hooley

Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade + Hooley

  • Kristen Lueck
  • 03/9/24

Are you ready to paint the town green? Get your shamrocks and leprechaun hats ready because Wilmington, North Carolina, is gearing up for an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day celebration! On Saturday, March 16, 2024, the streets of Wilmington will come alive with the spirit of the Emerald Isle as the city hosts its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley at Waterline Brewing.


St. Patrick's Day Parade: A Sea of Green on Front Street

The festivities kick off at 11:00 AM with the much-anticipated St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade route flows down Front Street starting at the Hanover Street intersection, turning onto Dock Street, and then turning one block up onto 2nd Street.  The parade will end at the Festival Grounds at the intersection of Dock Street and Markets Street. Floats adorned with vibrant green decorations, marching bands playing lively Irish tunes, and dancers clad in traditional attire will create a spectacle not to be missed.


Hooley at Waterline Brewing: An Irish Celebration

After the parade concludes, the party continues at Waterline Brewing with the Hooley, starting at 11:30 AM and lasting until 6:00 PM. Located just a short distance from the parade route, Waterline Brewing provides the perfect setting to keep the celebration going.  As Wilmington real estate agents, we know the best local spots in town and Waterline Brewing is definitely one of our favorite local hangouts!



At the Hooley, you can expect live music from talented local bands, delicious food trucks serving up Irish-inspired fare, and of course, plenty of refreshing brews to quench your thirst. Whether you're a seasoned beer enthusiast or just looking to enjoy a festive atmosphere with friends and family, the Hooley at Waterline Brewing promises to be a day of fun and merriment for all.


Plan Your St. Patrick's Day Adventure

As you mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16, be sure to plan ahead to make the most of Wilmington's St. Patrick's Day festivities. Arrive early to snag a prime viewing spot along the parade route, and don't forget to wear your greenest attire to show off your Irish spirit!

After the parade, make your way to Waterline Brewing to continue the celebration with live music, great food, and, of course, plenty of Guinness and Irish whiskey to go around. Whether you're a longtime resident or visiting Wilmington for the first time, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley are sure to make for an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Irish culture and community.


So gather your friends, dust off your shamrocks, and get ready to join in the fun as Wilmington comes alive with the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day!  As always, the Andy Bovender Team at Compass Wilmington is happy to help with any of your real estate needs!

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