Kelly’s 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade Marches On [Video / Photo Gallery]
The 29th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade marched on along the beach road in Nags Head on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
This year’s parade honored the late Ernie Bridgers, a Nags Head property owner and part time resident who started and was the “Grand Poobah” of the South Nags Head White Trash Marching Band and Beach Chair Drill Team many years ago. The group of like-minded South Nags Head property owners grew to eventually include around 100 participants and was always among the liveliest and most entertaining entries in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, winning the award for Best in Parade many years prior, and once again at this year’s event.
Bridgers’ wife, Marie, and many members of the South Nags Head White Trash Band helped lead the 2018 parade.
This year’s official theme for the parade is “Red, White and Blue…with a splash of Green.”
The one-mile parade route runs from Bladen Street around milepost 11.5 north to Driftwood Street on the NC 12 beach road (South Virginia Dare Trail).
You can see highlights from the 2018 Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade in our video below, and then click here to view our photo gallery and purchase prints!
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