St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Parade: 9 a.m.
Festival: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Free Admission | Free Parking

The 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day 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. Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats. 

RSVP on Facebook 2015 Photos


Vendor Information

Vendor Applications are now available for the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. Click on the links below to select the application that corresponds with your business.
Application Deadline:
February 12th, 2016

  Arts & Crafts

  Retail Information from South Carolina Department of Revenue  

Parade Information

The parade will begin at 9 AM.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016

Parade Application


28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival T-Shirt Design Contest.

The public is invited to create a t-shirt design for the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival souvenir t-shirt. If awarded best design, the winner will receive a $100 Walmart gift card and the design will be printed on the official 2016 St. Patrick’s Day souvenir t-shirt. The winner will also be recognized at the festival.   

T-Shirt Design Entry Form and Rules


              2015 T-shirt Design Winner- Mardell Schuster

North Myrtle Beach, SC – Mardell Schuster has been selected as the winner of the 27th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival T-shirt Design Contest.



27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest

Congratulations to Michael Walsh (pictured right), the 27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun on winning the contest again. Leprechauns were judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy. 


28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Shepard's Pie Eating Contest

Shepherd's Pie Eating ContestThink you have what it takes? Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on Saturday, March 12th, 2016. 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 @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 PM. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 PM.  Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 PM. Contest begins at 2:30 PM.


2015 Shepard's Pie Eating Contest Winner - Rory Duffy

Congratulations to Rory Duffy on winning the 27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Shepherd's Pie Eating Contest.


Volunteers Needed!

Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time: Saturday, March 12, 2016; 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 50+ Ambassadors, Marshalls, Leaders, Set-Up, Clean-Up
Contact: Gregg Barnhill at or (843) 280-5673
For more information on volunteering, click here. 

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