St Patrick's Day in Myrtle Beach
You don't have to be Irish to join in the festivities of the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in North Myrtle Beach. This big celebration draws over 30,000 locals and visitors each year for one of the largest St Patrick's Day celebrations in the region. This all day event brings you an outdoor party in true Irish fashion!
The day starts off with the legendary St Patrick's Day Parade. Visitors are encouraged to wear their green and line Main Street near Ocean Boulevard North to enjoy the festive floats, marching bands, and other marchers in the parade. After the parade, the festivities continue on throughout the day with a street festival. You can peruse the goods of over fifty arts and crafts vendors, and pick up Irish-themed merchandise as well as plenty of other home décor, clothing, crafts, and more. There will be plenty of food and drink vendors located throughout the festival, selling a mix of both Irish fare and traditional festival-type fare.
Kids and kids at heart will love spending time on the thrilling rides and trying their luck at the carnival-style games at the festival. There are a wide range of both thrill rides and pint-sized rides to ensure those of all ages and sizes have a great time. Whether you are in enjoying some great Irish food, shopping at the arts and crafts booths, or enjoying the fun rides and games at the festival, you can enjoy the sounds of live music throughout the festival. All day long, several bands will hit two different stages to perform for you. The bands performing include a wide range of genres, with some traditional Irish music as well as modern tunes to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is sure to be a memorable highlight of your trip to Myrtle Beach. Give yourself a convenient way to enjoy the parade and festival by choosing lodging close to the festival grounds. Some of the hotels you will find within five miles of the festival grounds include the Sheraton Myrtle Beach, the Red Roof Inn and Suites, the Best Western Grand Strand Inn and Suites, and the Hilton Garden Inn Myrtle Beach Airport.
The St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival promises to be an amazing day of fun festivities, great music, and amazing food!