The Vineyard may not be far from Boston but on St. Patrick’s day it can feel like a world away. Our waters don’t run green, nor do hordes descend.

Count that as a good thing. But rest assured, the Island is not without its Irish fever.

For many the revelry begins on Saturday, with a wee parade in Edgartown, perfect for leprechauns of all sizes and fitness levels. Bring your shillelagh and hobble along the short route that begins at 11 a.m. at Dock street. No worries, the journey will be over quickly with plenty of time left in the day for refreshments. The News in Edgartown is serving corned beef and cabbage all day, most likely Guiness too, and the evening will be filled with Celtic singers and dancers. The Wharf also reopens this weekend.

Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs likes to get professional on the 17th with a whole day of activities and locally-brewed beer. Stop by anytime on Sunday to get your fill.

At 6:30 p.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven goes green with a celebration of Irish culture that includes the work of potter Liam O’Callaghan, a presentation by Elaine Cawley Weintraub on Irish legends and beliefs, and the angelic voice of soprano Molly Conole (who will have just finished a few hours earlier her weekend run of the Wicked Good Music Review at the playhouse). There will also be a film screening of Into the West about the search for Tír na nÓg or “Land of Eternal Youth” in Irish.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!