March is always an exciting month in Emerald Isle. We have many exciting events and activities planned. March is a great month to kick off spring. The 28th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. The event is proudly presented by Transportation Impact. It will be held from 9am-6pm. Admission to the festival is FREE as well as the parking. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, amusement rides, face painters and many other fun, family-oriented activities. No pets are allowed on festival grounds. Thanks to Alesia Sanderson, our Parks and Recreation Director for all her hard work each and every year in making the Festival such a wonderful event. The St. Patrick’s Festival is such a great event for our community.
The Emerald Isle Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 3-6pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, Carteret Community College and Carteret County Chamber of Commerce presents their 4th Annual Job Fair. Employers and applicants are brought together to prepare for the peak summer season in Emerald Isle and surrounding areas. Part-time, full-time, and seasonal opportunities will be available. Admission is free! Come dressed to impress and ready to interview.
The Emerald Isle Garden Club would like to invite all Emerald Isle Businesses to participate in their 2nd annual Emerald Isle Bikes and Blooms on May 4 and 5. Participating businesses are asked to decorate with bike themed floral arrangements that would encourage visitors to Emerald Isle to explore the business community and our bike paths. This will be held in conjunction with the Annual Bike the Banks event. The only requirement to participate is that the floral decoration be bike themed and displayed outside your business. For additional information, please email Carol Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sara Cozart at 252-354-2151.
Sign up TODAY for the 6th Annual Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K races scheduled for March 30, 2019. This great annual event has attracted approximately 1,500 runners each year and has raised more than $200,000 for bicycle path improvements and health-related charities over the past 5 years. This year’s event will benefit the Emerald Isle bicycle path and the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, an organization that provides lodging and support services to patients receiving medical treatment far from their home communities - https://www.secufamilyhouse.org/ . To learn more and to sign up for the Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K please visit http://www.emeraldislerun.com/ . There is no better place to achieve your running goals than in Emerald Isle. Bring your friends and family and make it a great spring weekend at the beach. I would like to thank the Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K race committee for all their hard work in making this event such a success. A special thank you to Commissioner Candace Dooley for all of her hard work and dedication.
March will be a fun and exciting month on our Island. I can’t wait for warmer and longer days. See you around our beautiful Town. Have a great March.