Each March, the people of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, come together to celebrate a very special man. Hint: they wear a LOT of green.

The St. Patrick’s Festival has been a shamrock holiday tradition in Emerald Isle for 24 years and is growing bigger and greener with time.

Admission and parking are free for this awesome event, and visitors enjoy more than 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, rides, clowns, face painting, and many other family-oriented activities.

Festivalgoers also enjoy a beer garden (age 21+) and live entertainment. Plus, everyone gets in the Irish spirit with Port City Pipes & Drums parading throughout the day!

Children ages 2-3 and 4-5 dress in their best green to compete in the Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest, which takes place on the main event stage.

NASCAR fans also enjoy a special treat – the Transportation Impact No. 43 Ford Fusion participates in the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival fun. Locally-owned, Transportation Impact made its NASCAR debut at the Pocono 400 in June of 2012 and maintains an associate sponsorship with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year for the 24th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival! We look forward to seeing you at our big 25th event in 2016.

Location: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, NC

Website: www.emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com

Contact: 252-354-6350