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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: maslin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 10/25/2006
Location: KDH, NC
Total Posts: 2001

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 9:11 AM




I thought it was pretty cool that the town of Nags Head is offering some guidance for those who may enjoy a sip or two of golden liquid goodness during the parade. Lucky

Summary:
Beer = Thumbs up
Martini Glass = Thumbs down
unless you are at a restaurant, in which case you have to stay on the property.

[QUOTE]If You Plan to Drink Alcohol During the St. Patrick's Day Parade...

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade will take place at 1 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2012 rain or shine. Note that at 12 pm on parade day, S. Virginia Dare Trail (aka the Beach Road) will be closed from Eighth Street (at the Nags Head/Kill Devil Hills town line) south to Hollowell Street.

If you plan to drink alcohol during the parade, please read the tips below.

•Malt beverages (beer/wine coolers) are allowed to be possessed and consumed in public areas to include sidewalks, roadsides, parade route, etc.
•Spirituous liquor (includes mixed beverages) are NOT allowed to be possessed or consumed in any public area which includes sidewalks, roadsides, parade route, etc.
•Alcoholic beverages (spirituous liquor/including mixed beverages and malt beverages) that are purchased at a restaurant must remain on that establishment’s property.
•Open containers and/or the consumption of any alcoholic beverage in a vehicle are prohibited.
•No personal alcoholic beverages (spirituous liquor, mixed beverages, malt beverages, beer/wine coolers) may be brought onto the property of a restaurant.
•No alcoholic beverages may be possessed or consumed on any property owned by the Dare County Board of Education (Nags Head Elementary School and Board of Education Administration building parking areas).
•If you plan to drink alcohol, consider using a designated driver.

If you have questions, please contact the Nags Head Police Department at 252-441-6386



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RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 13427

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 9:19 AM




Hmmmm, last year some patrons, at one watering hole the parade passed, got a bit rowdy. Let's hope that doesn't happen again Beer

A couple years before that some of the 4x4 club drivers in the parade were spotted drinking. The police and volunteers are watching.

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: newsalt - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2011
Location: 27949
Total Posts: 177

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 2:58 PM




@tim,
Its too early to rain on a parade! Relax and enjoy. Thumbs up

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: charitycase20 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 5/18/2010
Location: Salisbury, MD
Total Posts: 94

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 3:34 PM




WOW! Thank you for posting this...we're going to be in town that weekend and were talking about staying to watch the parade sunday afternoon. Lucky
I think we'll be leaving that morning while we can get off of beach road...I'm of the camp that believes there is always someone that can't drink in public without making a spectacle of themselves. Loser My kids don't need to witness that.

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: StephVA - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/18/2004
Location: Nags Head, NC
Total Posts: 6929

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 7:22 PM




We had a wonderful time at the parade last year even in the chilly weather. Everyone throws out candy for the kids and we didn't see any inebriated people. The parade lasted over an hour. If it's going on it's traditional route it will start at MP 11.5 and go to north to MP 10.5.



www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OvnWgfeyQ

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: medicwife - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/12/2008
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Total Posts: 1035

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 9:02 PM




WOW! Thank you for posting this...we're going to be in town that weekend and were talking about staying to watch the parade sunday afternoon. Lucky
I think we'll be leaving that morning while we can get off of beach road...I'm of the camp that believes there is always someone that can't drink in public without making a spectacle of themselves. Loser My kids don't need to witness that.



Our group makes spectacles out of ourselves without drinkiing Laughing smiley A bunch of us EMS families get together every year for this. We look forward to it and plan our camp bigger and better every year. This year we are soliciting a butler for the day. Laughing smiley You can find us in front of that crazy outer space golf course. If you are down that way, look us up!

You should stay for the parade, it is great! I hope you enjoy it!

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: robschonk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/23/2009
Location: Avon/Norfolk
Total Posts: 4650

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 9:14 PM




Old, old joke:


Q: What' five miles long and has an IQ of 50?

A: The St. Patricks Day Parade....

Fire at will.....

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Lenny - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/17/2007
Location: Gaithersburg, MD. Southern Shores, NC.
Total Posts: 1429

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 10:31 PM




nothing beats the precision beach chair marching team.



RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Lenny - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/17/2007
Location: Gaithersburg, MD. Southern Shores, NC.
Total Posts: 1429

Date Posted: 3/5/2012 10:34 PM




umm.. I think alcohol might have been involved.



St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: newsalt - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2011
Location: 27949
Total Posts: 177

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:04 AM




@Lenny,

And this is a water stop at our OBXMarathon. Welcome to the neighborhood. We can deal with idiots, the alchohol everyone should worry about is on the breath of our drivers. We can't show the next Marathon stop, The Official Beer Stop...not sure if those hashers will have their clothes on at all. OMG smiley



RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: medicwife - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/12/2008
Location:
Total Posts: 1035

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 2:04 PM




Even Jake the Mellow dog enjoyed it last year.



RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 13427

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 2:13 PM




We had a wonderful time at the parade last year even in the chilly weather. Everyone throws out candy for the kids and we didn't see any inebriated people. The parade lasted over an hour. If it's going on it's traditional route it will start at MP 11.5 and go to north to MP 10.5.




It starts at Bladen St but they are lined up well south of Nags Head Pier and it goes up to Driftwood. Here is the official word from Mary Ann who runs the event:


To familiarize yourself with the PARADE ROUTE, we recommend you visit the area prior to the parade date. The actual Start of the Parade is Bladen St. The route travels north to Driftwood St. It is Driftwood St. from which you will exit to the Left/West and then be instructed to turn Left/South on Wrightsville Ave to disembark Perhaps @ OBX Sports club or 10.5 Shops (Food Lion). All Vehicles without walkers will be instructed to go Straight/North on the Beach Road and exit further north, perhaps to 8th St to the stop light at the bypass.


RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Sal - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/7/2004
Location: Colington Harbour
Total Posts: 4788

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 4:59 PM




nothing beats the precision beach chair marching team.



SNH white trash marching band. They rock!!!

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Location: eastern PA
Total Posts: 11256

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 5:02 PM




the beach chair synchronized marching team looks great. what a riot! Clapping smiley i think i see one of the guys from the "Stomp" troupe.

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Sand Fiddler - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/4/2011
Location: Portsmouth, Va.
Total Posts: 155

Date Posted: 3/13/2012 7:58 PM




I think it's gonna be nice this Sunday!!!!!! Banana

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: bobbyg - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Location: Nags Head, NC
Total Posts: 4788

Date Posted: 3/13/2012 9:18 PM




Ah! We will again be able to watch from our deck. I am glad they extended it once again to its original route. I'll bet Red Drum likes that also! smiley with shades

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: charitycase20 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 5/18/2010
Location: Salisbury, MD
Total Posts: 94

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 2:54 PM




So if I manage to talk my husband into staying for the parade, where would be the best viewing spot in your opinion. We'll be checking out of the Ramada that morning so we'll need somewhere to park the van also. Unless I can get lucky and they'll let us leave it in the lot. Big grin

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 13427

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 3:38 PM




So if I manage to talk my husband into staying for the parade, where would be the best viewing spot in your opinion. We'll be checking out of the Ramada that morning so we'll need somewhere to park the van also. Unless I can get lucky and they'll let us leave it in the lot. Big grin

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The best spot will be at Bonnett St access since the reviewing stand will be there.

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: maslin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 10/25/2006
Location: KDH, NC
Total Posts: 2001

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 4:38 PM




So if I manage to talk my husband into staying for the parade, where would be the best viewing spot in your opinion. We'll be checking out of the Ramada that morning so we'll need somewhere to park the van also. Unless I can get lucky and they'll let us leave it in the lot. Big grin


I would try parking at the new Food Lion at MP 10.5 and walking over from there. I'm not giving up my personal favorite location though ;)

RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: targadave - (Send PM)
Member Since: 2/19/2006
Location: KDH
Total Posts: 2051

Date Posted: 3/14/2012 10:27 PM




Busy weekend. Cheerin Mellie and Cath at Kelly's 8k run Saturday mornin, Chowder cook off at Coastal Provisions in the afternoon and the Parade on Sunday. Gonna need a few days of R&R afterward to recuperate......

Cath said she plans on joining the Counter Culture Girls in about 10 years Confused smiley I was kinda hoping to land a coveted spot on a Beach Bum cruiser some day





RE: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Posted By: wicked_one - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/25/2008
Location: nags head nc
Total Posts: 393

Date Posted: 3/18/2012 3:34 PM




very cool parade, nice people and a lot of laughs! Big grin

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