Kelly’s 32nd Annual St. Patrick Parade is on March 19, Dare Challenge to be this year’s marshalls

By on February 1, 2023

The Kelly’s 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off on Sunday March 19 at 1 p.m. in Nags Head—rain or shine.

The one-mile parade route runs from Bladen St. (MP 11.5) north to Driftwood St. on Virginia Dare Trail (Beach Rd.). An esteemed panel of judges will score entrants on the use of the parade theme in the following categories: Best Overall; Best Float; Best Unit; and Best Band/Music group. Prizes will be awarded following the parade.

This year’s Marshalls are Outer Banks Dare Challenge. Their mission is to help people who have life-controlling problems, with a focus on alcohol and drug use issues. Dare Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well & spiritually alive. They operate a Thrift store where the men continue their journey learning valuable work and interpersonal skills. In addition, the program provides for over 75% of the costs of the entire ministry.

To participate as a parade entrant, an application will need to be submitted. Parade applications can be downloaded from  Contact Parade Director Mary Ann Newman or (252) 441-4116 to have an application sent to you or to volunteer along the parade route.

What began as a way to break up the winter doldrums and to invigorate the community in preparation for the summer season, the parade has grown to include more than 100 entrants and is viewed by more than 10,000 attendees, making it the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in North Carolina! See you on March 19.





Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

6708 S. Croatan Highway

Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

Partial List: True refrigerators and coolers, Hatco drawer warmers, Hobart mixer, Vulcan, 6 & 10 burner gas ovens/stoves, Vulcan 2 basket gas fryer, Vulcan 2-door oven, stainless prep tables, DCS 6 burner LPAS range & oven, Hobart dishwasher, pots & pans & more.

2pm: Front of the House Auction – Selling Everything in the Building + Architectural Salvage by room

Partial List: Antique ships wheel chandelier, Nautical & pirate decor, sword & pistol displays, polyword tables & chairs, ship models, nautical lanterns, art, commercial bar equipment, tables and chairs, NC decoys, fish mounts, signal cannon, architectural salvage, Several bars, pirate bar & more.

Preview 3/31: 11 AM – 5 PM & Auction Day starting @ 9am
Online Absentee Bidding Catalog Closes: 3/31 @ 8pm
Catalog + Thousands of photos @ SSAOBX.HIBID.COM
Island Auction Co. (252)489-5513 – Jason P. Humphries, Auctioneer NCAL #8423
Visa / MC / Cash / Good Check – NC Sales Tax, 15% Buyers Premium

See what people are saying:

  • KDH back seat reviewer

    Kudos to all involved.

    It would be nice if the names of those in the picture were listed in the news brief along with their duties/title/responsibilities.

    Wednesday, Feb 1 @ 1:11 pm