Trash can marching band at Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

There are some great events coming up on the Outer Banks calendar this spring, which may seem like a distant distant mountain in the desert but it will be here before you know it.

The big event—at least as far as we’re concerned—is the Womanless Beauty Pageant coming up March 21st. Sponsored by Doug Brindley and Brindley Beach Vacations, it is the highlight of the spring social season. Men dressed in women’s finest fashions take the stage in what can only be described as a vain attempt to get in touch with their feminine sides.

Held again this year at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head it’s a fundraiser with a real pop to it, raising over $70,000 for local and national charities last year.

The Womanless Beauty Pageant is only one part of the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach happening that weekend—actually beginning Thursday, March 19 and running through Sunday, March 22. An amazing event, it truly highlights the skill and diversity of the Outer Banks restaurants and chefs.

Kicking that week off is the 26th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Taking place in Nags Head on the Beach Road, it is the whackiest, most fun parade imaginable.

One more springtime event really worth checking out. Tickets just went on sale for the 2015 Duck and Wine Festival. The event isn’t until April 25, but the event is been so much fun and so well attended it seems like a good idea to get the word out as soon as possible. Hosted by the Waterfront Shops in Duck, chefs and restauranteurs prepare duck in an incredible number of different ways then pair it with wine. It’s a fundraiser for the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation, it’s all for a good cause.