Don’t Miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Young woman in irish dance dress and wig posing outdoor

The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will take place in North Myrtle Beach on Main Street Saturday, March 12, 2022. This one-day, rain or shine event has approximately 30,000 people that come to celebrate the Irish as well as to welcome the coming of spring.

A parade begins on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be approximately 100 vendors displaying their crafts, services, information, products, and to serve a variety of treats along Main Street.

Admission to this event is free and there will be plenty of free parking as well. Grab the family, bring some beach chairs, and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of Spring!

Parade & Festival Contests

Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.

Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:00 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.

Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s festival on Saturday, March 12th, 2022. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.

Register at the Main Stage at Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the festival information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.

Parade & Festival Parking

Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:30 a.m. Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area.

On-site Public Parking
Open Grass Lot beside Convenience Store & More: 250 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

North Myrtle Beach Family Practice (Dr. Ramsbottom’s office) Parking Lot: 86 Cedar Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Main Street

Don’t miss this year’s 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival with your family. Staying with us at Grande Shores will keep you and your family close to the fun. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Don’t Miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival