March means that springtime is on the way! Hooray! It also means that if you haven’t booked your Emerald Isle spring break or summer beach vacation, you better get a move on. As winter dwindles and springtime approaches, you definitely want to celebrate the longer days, warm sunshine, and beautiful weather here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. While you’re making your plans, be sure to take a look at these locally loved March events and things to do, in case you want to plan to be here during these times. March in Emerald Isle means that it’s St. Patrick’s Festival time—one of Emerald Isle’s most popular events. Bring out your best green and gold attire, and make plans to celebrate here. Book your Emerald Isle vacation rental today!
March Events & Things To do
FRIDAY FREE FLICKS
March 13, 2020
Enjoy a free family night out at the Emerald Isle Community Center gym with a show and snacks. Family-friendly movies are offered every second Friday of the month. Bring a blanket or chair, a dollar for the popcorn and drink—then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Click here for more details.
RIDE PREVIEW NIGHT
March 13, 2020
Ride Preview Night at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center leads up to the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival by offering a night full of unlimited rides with the purchase of an armband. No other festival vendors, just rides from 5-10p.m. as a preview of the day ahead. Click here for more details.
EMERALD ISLE ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL
March 14, 2020
Everyone is Irish on the 14th! The 29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is on Saturday, March 14 from 9am-6p.m. at Emerald Plantation. Join in for a fun-filled day for the whole family with amusement rides, Irish food and drink specials, and over 80 local craft vendors plus two stages of live music. The beer garden is open 10am-5pm for 21+ only. Click here for more details.
SEA TURTLE PATROL ORIENTATION
March 21, 2020
Do you love Emerald Isle’s sea turtles? Do you have time to help monitor the beaches with other local volunteers? Then now is the time to get involved! Sign up at the Emerald Isle Recreation Center for this year’s Sea Turtle Patrol orientation and training from 10a.m. to 1p.m. on Saturday, March 21. New volunteers are encouraged to attend. Click here for more details.
GET HOOKED FISHING SCHOOL
March 21, 2020
Fish on! Sign up now for the annual Get Hooked Fishing School hosted by the NC Aquarium. The popular one-day course on Saturday, March 21, features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore fishing for striper, drum, trout, mackerel and flounder, fly-fishing, and offshore fishing. The action-packed event includes participation in up to six sessions of instruction, a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for some great fishing gear. Click here for more details.
EMERALD ISLE MARATHON
March 28, 2020
The Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k event is in its 7th year in 2020. Join the race for a beautiful run with beach views and one of the flattest and fastest courses around. This is a Boston Qualifier event so it is sanctioned and certified. Race begins at 7a.m. at the Western Ocean Regional Access area. Sign up today for this year’s event because registration prices increase after March 1. Even if you’re not running, come out and show your support for those who are. Hope to see you there! Click here for more details.