The annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024, on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.
This one-day event is a fan-favorite festival that has been celebrating all things Irish for more than 30 years.
The event kicks off with a parade along Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach at 9 a.m. Featuring more than 100 entries, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North Myrtle Beach is the biggest on the Grand Strand. Spectators arrive early, so it is recommended that you set up your “viewing station” by 8:30 a.m. to secure your view of the festivities. The parade route starts at Second Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard and runs south to First Avenue South where it turns right. It then turns right onto Hillside Drive and left on Main Street where it continues to Ye Olde Kings Highway.
The parade is followed by a family-friendly street festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with local vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities and more. Three stages provide endless entertainment throughout the day with live bands, a shepherd’s pie eating contest, a leprechaun contest, and traditional Irish music.