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Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade

Wilmington St. Patrick's Day ParadeWilmington’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is popular annually, as Wilmington boasts one of the highest percentages of Irish-Americans in the United States.


It should be Saturday, March 16, 2024. from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST. ALWAYS see their Facebook page for for latest updates. They could have changed or cancelled it after we last updated this page.. 


The Parade will start at 4th & King St. It will proceed up King St. The Grandstand will be located at Rodney Sq. The Parade will continue on King St. and will end near 14th St. where with Post-Parade Hooley will be in a parking lot with a large tent.

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

Who is in the parade:

The parade now includes representatives from Wilmington's Irish groups; such as

  • 82nd Airborne Marching Band (Fort Bragg NC) ,
  • Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums
  • Mighty Marching Scorps Shriner Drum and
  • Bugle ILM Jeepers

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day, bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow.

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Pls.or contact Joe Costy at 910-444-9743 to make arrangements to march in the parade, or other details

Find the parade's Facebook page here.


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