St. Patrick’s Day around Wilmington

This year is perfect for all of those who enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as it falls on Sunday, March 17th so you can start your weekend off with fun events all around Wilmington!

St Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

  • The St. Patrick’s Day parade tradition first took place in New York City on March 17, 1962 when Irish soldiers who served in the English military held a march to help reconnect with their Irish heritage.
  • New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day parades, and there are more than 100 parades held across the United States.
  • Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish.
  • The traditional Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive character from the use of baking soda.  
  • The shamrock was a sacred plant in Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. The Celts called it “semory”.

 

Family Friendly

There are many things to do with your family, there are also causes that you can be part of during this fun holiday weekend.

 

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Fun for all to celebrate the Irish Spirit in Downtown Wilmington, NC! Saturday, March 16th the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march on Front Street beginning at Red Cross Street, the parade will start at 11:00 AM looping through the streets of downtown Wilmington for 60-90 minutes. The parade will end at 2nd and Market Streets where the family-oriented festival will take over with food, music and festivities.

There is no admission charge for either of the events. There will be traditional Irish music, entertainment, dance performances, food, beverages and crafts available for sale. The festivities will happen either rain or shine so be sure to get decked out in GREEN and enjoy a full day of St. Patrick’s Day festivities!     

15th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run

Start your weekend off with a 5K or 10K which helps local cancer patients. The 15th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run takes place at Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, NC on Saturday, March 16th, registration begins at 7am, 10K begins at 8:00 AM, 5K starts at 8:30 AM, and the Awards Ceremony is at 9:30 AM at the Gazebo Stage, all times are subject to change. You can signup all the way until race day!

 

Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Run/Walk

What is St. Patrick’s Day without a little running right? Compete in the 1st Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 miler event. Yes that says Virtual, celebrate your race with runners from all around the world. Make running fun, bring your friends together, have friends in another state or country? Have them join in as well! Run 4 miles any time from March 1st, 2019 until March 31st, 2019. You’ll get an official tvek race bib, official Shamrocks & Shenanigans 4 Miler Finisher medal which will include 4 leaf mile markers which will be added to your finishers medal. Get the whole family involved, get active, and have fun this St. Patrick’s Day!

 

St. Patrick’s Day is a time for fun and to remember the Irish traditions. Party hard but be safe. If you do not want to go out there’s always alot of things that you can do for fun at home with your friends and family! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to wear GREEN! May the luck of the Irish be with you.

 

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Named General Motors Green Dealer for 2017

One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts

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In recognition of dealers meeting the requirements of the GM Green Dealer Program which requires green initiatives in a broad range of areas including: energy use reduction, waste to landfill reduction, workplace environment, management practices, renewable energy, nature habitat, community outreach, recycle reuse re-purpose, water conservation, HVAC

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Named General Motors Green Dealer

One of only 74 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts

WILMINGTON, NC February 4, 2017 – Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2017 General Motors certified Green Dealer. According to the automaker, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, onsite nature habitats and community outreach.

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is one of only 74 dealerships GM has certified since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a number of green practices in place on site, including:

  • Energy efficient interior and exterior lighting
  • Recycling of packing materials, metals, and water
  • Low-emissivity windows
  • Use of low-toxic cleaning products
  • Energy Star equipment used throughout facility
  • Sponsor of Green Car Display in downtown Wilmington
  • Participation in community college’s Drive Electric Week and STEM Program

“Jeff Gordon Chevy considers its employees, customers, and the beautiful coastal community we’re fortunate to be a part of, all top priorities,” said Jacob Teets, General Sales Manager at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. “By making little changes around our facility, recycling what we can, and upholding high standards in safety and disposal practices with chemicals, we’re both minimizing our impact on the environment and ensuring the safety of our team and customers. We take great pride in that so we plan to uphold and keep improving on it for as long as we’re in business.”

To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM’s green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. A dealer’s continuous improvement year after year will lead to ongoing annual recognition.

“GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we’re proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live,” said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.

The Green Dealer program aligns with GM’s company-wide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.

For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and www.generalmotors.green. For more information about Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, visit JeffGordonChevy.com.

About Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

NASCAR Champion Driver Jeff Gordon’s Chevrolet dealership is located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina.  Opened in 1998 and with over 7,000 available vehicles it is one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States.

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About Chevrolet

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