St Patricks (3)

The spotlight once again turns to Emerald Isle as plans for St. Patrick’s Day begin to form. Perhaps it’s the name that makes it Carteret County’s official party planner for Irish holidays, maybe it’s the town’s picturesque waterfront location. Whatever the reason may be, Emerald Isle has been in charge of organizing the festivities for 26 years – and these folks sure know how to throw a party.

Slated for 9am-6pm on Saturday, March 11, at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, the annual celebration is filled with hand-picked vendors, food, children's rides and plenty of live entertainment.

Entrance to the festival and parking, as always, is free. To learn more about the St. Patrick’s celebration, call 252-354-6350 or visit

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