Kelly’s Nags Head St. Patrick’s Parade Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

Posted By on March 17, 2014

The Outer Banks went green as the 2014 Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched on along the beach road in Nags Head yesterday, celebrating its 25th anniversary year with an estimated attendance of more 10,000 people coming out to watch about 1,800 of their friends, family, and neighbors participating in the parade.

Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade, March 16, 2014 in Nags Head, NC (photo by

This year’s parade, recognized as the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in North Carolina, took place on Sunday, March 16 along the NC 12 beach road in Nags Head, and despite dire weather reports in the days just prior, the rain held off until the just after the parade had ended..

The official theme of this year’s parade was “Outer Banks Heroes”, and the honorary Grand Marshall was legendary Grave Digger monster truck driver Dennis Anderson (pictured above).

The South Nags Head White Trash Marching Kazoo Band and Beach Chair Drill Team won the first place award in the Best Overall category for the eighth time in the last nine years.

You can watch highlights from the entire parade, as well as the after party at Kelly’s, in the players below, and then scroll down to view over 200 exclusive images in our massive photo gallery, and be sure to check back as we continue to add more photos all day!



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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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