St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival



27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Parade: 9 a.m.
Festival: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 14, 2015. 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 two stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats. 
 
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Parade Route:The parade lines up along 2ndAvenue North from Ocean Blvd. to Lowe’s.  The parade begins at the BiLo at the Beach shopping center on Main Street and proceeds east towards the ocean, on the west bound lane of traffic.  At the intersection of Hillside Dr. and Main Street parade entries turn right onto Hillside Drive, then turn left onto 1st Avenue S., then another left onto Ocean Blvd., traveling to 2nd Avenue North to conclude the
parade route. The judging stage is located at the corner of Main St. and Hillside Dr.  First, second, and third place awards will be given in three different categories; business, nonprofit, and marching bands.
 
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Applications:

Vendor Applications - Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Arts & Crafts

Food

Non-Profit

Professional


Parade Application - Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

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Mardell Schuster Wins 27th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & 

Festival T-Shirt Design Contest

 

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.
 
The public was invited to create a t-shirt design for the 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival souvenir t-shirt.  Schuster will receive a $100 Walmart gift card and her design will be printed on the official 2015 St. Patrick’s Day souvenir t-shirt. Schuster will also be recognized at the festival.
 
Beginning in March, the souvenir t-shirts will be available for purchase at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach.
 
The shirts will also be sold during the March 14th parade and festival on Main Street. Supplies of the souvenir t-shirts are limited. 


 

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2015 Entertainment Schedule:


Community Stage @ Oak Drive
11 AM until 4 PM

11 AM: Myrtle Beach Regional Pipes and Drums
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: North Myrtle Beach Performing Arts
12:15 PM: Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe and Drums
12:30 PM: Parade Awards
12: 45 PM: NY Shields Pipe and Drums
1 PM: Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
1:30 PM: Folk 'EM 
3:30 PM: Riverside Elementary Singers


Main Stage @ Flynn's Irish Tavern
11 AM until 4 PM

11 AM: Band on the Rum
11:45 AM: NY Shields Pipe and Drums
12 PM: Band on the Rum
1 PM: Tan and Sober Gentleman
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard's Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Tan and Sober Gentleman


Green Stage @ Duffy's Seafood Shack
11 AM until 4 PM

11 AM: Retrograde
1:45 PM: Paperwork

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Volunteers Needed!

Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015; 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 50+ Ambassadors, Marshalls, Leaders, Set-Up, Clean-Up
Contact: Gregg Barnhill at dgbarnhill@nmb.us or (843) 280-5673
For more information on volunteering, click here. 


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2014 Information: 

Facebook Photo Album
 
  


 26th Annual Official T-Shirt

2014 Winning Design by Joanne Meyers

 

Parade Entry Award Winners:
Non-Profit
1stPlace – Ocean Drive Shag Club
2ndPlace – Canine Angels
3rdPlace – NMB Women’s Club
 
Business
1stPlace - Keller Williams Realty
2ndPlace – NMB School of Performing Arts
3rdPlace – Century 21 Thomas
 
Marching Bands
1stPlace – Burlington Teen Tour Band
2ndPlace – NY Shields Pipes and Drums
3rdPlace – NMB High School Marching Band
 
 
Festival
Best Decorated Booth Award – Green Hills Jewelry from Anderson, SC
Best Leprechaun Award – Michael Walsh
 
 

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