SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
Parade 9:00 am
Festival 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
PARADE: To view the 2013 parade sponsored by WPDE TV 15 click here.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest parade on the Grand Strand with over 100 parade entries and a history that is unwavering. Masses of people line Main Street each year to get a glimpse of a magical parade that can only be experienced and not described. The parade begins promptly at 9:00 am, but parade goers rise earlier to patron Main Street establishments in search of warm delights to keep their appetites at bay during the parade.
By 8:30 am most individuals have manned their posts and are eagerly directing family and friends to their “watching station”. Beach chairs, blankets, and golf carts line Main Street awaiting the start of a two-hour phenomenon. Two announcing stations are located along the parade route; in the median at BiLo Shopping Center and at the corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street. If you can't make it to the parade be sure to check out the live broadcast on WPDE TV 15. Allyson Floyd, Tim McGinnis, Ed Piotrowski and others from the WPDE TV 15 Team will guide you through a great day of fun.
Congratulations to the 2013 Grand Marshal is Emily Grey Wayne! Click here to read more
about the Grand Marshal.
Click Here to view the Parade Route Map.
If a grand parade wasn't enough, waiting at the end of Main Street is a festival you will not want to miss. Over 125 vendors will display their arts and crafts. Food vendors and Main Street businesses will have a variety of treats for everyone to enjoy. Two stages of continuous live entertainment will keep the Irish spirit in you all day. Bring the “wee” ones to enjoy the children’s area that is chocked full of rides and games for all ages. Festivities end at 4 pm, but before you leave, stop by the information tent and purchase a souvenir t-shirt to end your glorious day!
Many have made this celebration of all things Irish a family tradition, make it yours beginning Saturday, March 16, 2013. Call (843) 280-5584, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Stage (248 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach)
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
11:00 am - NY Shields Pipes and Drums
11:30 am - Arts Alive
12:00 pm - Wake District Pipes & Drums
12:15 pm - Triple Toe Cloggers
1:00 pm - Ceol na Gael
1:30 pm - Shepard's Pie Eating Contest
2:00 pm - Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Will Jackson Band
Horseshoe Stage (11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach)
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
11:00 am - Wake District Pipes and Drums
11:30 am - Palmetto State Rollergirls
12:00 pm - Parade Awards
12:15 pm - NY Shields Pipes and Drums
12:45 pm - Treasure Hunt Kickoff
12:45 pm - Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band
1:15 pm - Atlantic Groove Band
2:30 pm - Leprechaun Contest
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Atlantic Groove Band
25th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival T-shirt Design Competition. St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival T-Shirt Design Winner Announced!
Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt Click here for information and rules!
North Myrtle Beach's Lucky Charm
Do you think you've got what it takes to be crowned North Myrtle Beach's best St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun? If so, dress in your best Leprechaun outfit and come to the festival to win prizes and be dubbed "North Myrtle Beach's best Leprechaun"! Click here for information and rules!
T-SHIRTS: Souvenir t-shirts are available for pre-purchase at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center; 1030 Possum Trot Rd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Limited quantities are available! If you are lucky, you might be able to purchase one on Saturday, March 16th at the festival information booth. $18/shirt. Colors available:
Women's V-neck - hot pink, aqua blue, and white
Men's Crew neck - charcoal, daisy yellow, and white
North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
· Phone: (843) 280-5570