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2023 Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival

The Town of Emerald Isle and the Emerald Isle Business Association are pleased to announce the return of the St. Patrick’s Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Amusement rides will run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on this date, while the 75 arts and crafts vendors, great food and drink options, live music, beer garden, will run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Don’t miss the golf cart raffle, and purchase your tickets before the winner is selected at 4 p.m.

Live music will be held on two different stages:

  • Gold Stage
    • 10 a.m. – Dust Parade
    • 11 a.m. – Highway Miles
    • 12:15 p.m. – Ashley LaRue Band
    • 1:30 p.m. – 4Everall
    • 2:45 p.m. – Monika Jaymes Band
    • 4 p.m. – Thomas Road Band
  • Emerald Stage
    • 11 a.m. – Pamlico Joe
    • 12 p.m. – Knok Knok
    • 1 p.m. – Pamlico Joe
    • 2 p.m. – Justin Castellano

Don’t forget the Armband Amusement Rides night from 3 – 8 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Purchase your armband and ride all the rides as many times as you’d like! Food/drink vendors will not available this evening, but you are encouraged to visit all of the restaurants and shops in the Emerald Plantation.

Thank you to the festival’s wonderful sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority

Presenting Sponsor: 34 North of Cedar Point

Stout Sponsors:

  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage
  • TransImpact
  • NCParking Co.
  • High Tide Property Group

Over the Rainbow:

  • Bluewater
  • Paige – American Financial
  • Top It Off Boutique
  • Chalk & Gibbs
  • The Growler EI
  • Owen Kelly Electric
  • Thundering Shrimp Tattoo
  • RuckerJohn’s
  • Infuse Wellness
  • Emerald Isle Realty
  • Michaelangelos
  • Crystal Coast Home Realty
  • Fortitude Roofing


  • Truist Bank
  • Buy the Beach Realty


  • Heidi R Barlow
  • South Swell Surf Shop
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