Check Out This St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Nearby North Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach and nearby North Myrtle Beach can whip up lots of fun for holidays.


St. Patrick’s Day is no different. The 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade And Festival is the center of it all. It’s an all-day celebration awash in green in North Myrtle Beach!


It’s the biggest parade on the Grand Strand, with more than 100 entries and lots of history. 


Join the revelers on Main Street for a parade that you have to see for yourself. Get there early: The parade will start at 9 a.m., so pick your spot by 8:30.

What Should I Bring to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

What can match the expectations of an oncoming parade? Use this checklist to get everything you need.

  • Beach chairs
  • Blankets
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Golf carts
  • Phone bank
  • Plastic bag
  • Poncho
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues

What You Need to Know About the Parade

  • The parade will follow the same route as last year. It’ll start on Ocean Boulevard and end on Ye Olde Kings Highway.
  • Ed Piotrowski and Jennifer Abney of WPDE-TV will announce the parade. You can see it on CW21.
  • After the parade, head to the festival on Main Street, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

What’s at the Festival?

There will be three stages with live entertainment! Acts include Irish dancers, Irish pipe bands, and more. Check out the wares from more than 120 craft vendors. Plus, leprechauns and other street performers will be everywhere.

Hungry? Vendors and businesses on Main Street will sell festival food and Irish treats.

What You Need to Know About the Festival

  • There will be a children’s area loaded with rides and games.
  • The festival will end at 4 p.m.
  • You can buy souvenir T-shirts the week of the festival. Drop by the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center. These usually sell out!

What About Contests?

Are you able to eat a lot in a short amount of time? Have a knack for dressing up? There are two contests you might like.


Leprechaun and junior leprechaun Contest

Dress up in your leprechaun garb for a chance to win prizes. Judges will take into account appearance, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and originality.


Shepherd’s pie eating contest

No hands! Be the first to finish your pie to receive an amazing plaque and gift card for your talent.

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Where Should We Stay for St. Patrick’s Day in Myrtle Beach?

For a holiday or any other occasion, Grand Cayman Resort is an awesome place to stay. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want to stay at this property each time you vacation on the Grand Strand. Enjoy the indoor pool, spacious balconies, and oceanfront accommodations at Grande Cayman.

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