2023 Cape Fear Hooley Under the Bridge

Saturday, Feb 11th, 2023 and will be held at Waterline Brewing. 11:30am to 6 pm

Our Hooley has become almost as big of a tradition as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade itself. Come join in some of the most beloved Irish traditions—dancing, and heart-thumping music.

For 2023, the tent and seating have been expanded.  Feel free to bring your own seats to enjoy the Hooley.

Exciting News – Waterline Brewing will be releasing their brand new “Hooley Red” for the event. An Irish Red style of Ale, rich in taste and deep in color.  Come and enjoy this New Release.


Waterline Brewing 11:30am to 6 pm

721 Surry St, Wilmington, NC 28401


Food Vendors

The Harp Food Truck

Wheelz Gourmet Pizza Truck

The Chrome Gnome Food Truck

Hooley Events

11:30 AM – UNCW Youth Choir

12:00 PM – Dennis Ryan – WPD Piper

12:10 PM – Emcee Introductions – Daniella Hankey from WECT

12:15 PM – Banna Band

2:00 PM – Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums

2:20 PM – Celtic Dancers – Walsh Kelley Dancers

2:35 PM – Banna Band

3:45 PM – Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums

4:00 PM – Celtic Dancers

4:30 PM – Irish Music Seisiún

6:00 PM – Parting Glass

Coming to the Stage

Return Appearance by Banna – Greensboro NC

Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums

Irish Seisun Musicians

Celtic Dancers

Walsh Kelley Irish Dancers

UNCW Youth Choir


Parade Grand Marshal Connor Barth (WWAY TV3)

5th Annual-Hooley Under the Bridge

Wilmington Police Pipes and Drum Facebook

Wilmington Police Pipes and Drum

Wilmington Police Pipes and Drum 2

Become a Hooley and Parade Sponsor!

Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your business and show your support for our wonderful Cape Fear community.