CANCELLED - 29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00 AM
6:00 PM
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Press Release - March 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival Canceled

EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-  Given the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Town of Emerald Isle and its partners have reviewed all options related to the 2020 Emerald Isle St.  Patrick’s festival.   In alignment with NC DHHS recommendations of mass gathering events (that may draw high-risk persons), the festival is officially CANCELED.

The list of NC DHHS recommendations can be accessed here:

We apologize to all patrons, sponsors, vendors and the community for the timing of such a critical decision.  The potential public safety risks (COVID-19) associated with hosting the function are increasing by the minute.

For additional information about the Emerald Isle St.  Patrick’s festival, visit or call the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 252-354-6350.


For press inquiries, contact:

Alesia Sanderson, Parks & Recreation Director

Emerald Isle, NC