With Saint Patrick’s Day upon us, there are a number of ways to celebrate in our little city. Network Real Estate has highlighted a few local events happening, including the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade taking place in Downtown Wilmington, NC. Check them out!

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Location: Downtown Wilmington
Cost: FREE
More Information: http://wilmingtonstpatricksdayfestival.com/

The Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Downtown Wilmington. The parade takes place from 11:00 a.m. to noon, with the route starting at Red Cross and North Front streets, traveling south to Dock and circling back on Water Street. The festival begins immediately following the parade at noon in Riverfront Park. With free admission, live Irish music, dancing, and various food and beverage vendors—it’s fun for the whole family.

Dinner Show – Top O'the Mornin' to Ya with Faith & Begorrah
Dates: February 27 – March 21, 2015 (Irish Dinner: March 15)
Location: TheatreNow
Cost: $28 for Dinner & Show or $18 for Show Only
More Information: http://www.theatrewilmington.com/

This dinner show at TheatreNow features the story of two Irish morning talk show hosts on location in Wilmington. Think Katie Lee and Hoda, but on Irish whiskey!

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the Irish-themed dinner features a main course option of Irish Sausage surrounded by ground meat, wrapped in bacon alongside mashed potatoes. And an Irish Shortbread and Chocolate Pot de Crème topped with Irish Whipped Cream. Yum!

Fundraiser – 11th Annual Steve Haydu Saint Patrick’s Lo Tide Run
Date: Saturday, March 14
Location: Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Cost: $25 - $40
More Information: http://www.lotiderun.org/

Beginning at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, all proceeds for the 11th Annual Steve Haydu Saint Patrick’s Lo Tide Run benefit financially challenged families battling cancer. Featuring a 10K run, 5K run or walk, raffle prizes and silent auction—this event is a great way to support those in need. An after party hosted by The Lazy Pirate in Carolina Beach will also take place following the event at 11:00 a.m.

St. Paddy’s Tent Party
Date: Saturday, March 14
Location: Ogden Tap Room
Cost: FREE
More Information: http://ogdentaproom.com/

Beginning at noon and ending at midnight, the St. Paddy’s Day Tent Party at the Ogden Tap Room features live music and dancing all day. The seven bands scheduled are as follows: 1:00 p.m. – Justin Fox, 2:30 p.m. – L Shape Lot, 4:15 p.m. – Rebekah Todd, 5:30 p.m. – Stray Local, 7:15 p.m. – Randy McQuay, 8:30 p.m. – Groove Fetish, 10:30 p.m. – The Phantom Playboys.