Irish Italian International Festival

11th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 11th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition (see below)!

A children's area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (nominal fee).

Festival Admission & Parking is FREE.


Entertainment Schedule:

Stage 1 - 421 Main Street, NMB, SC 29582 (in front of Flynn's Irish Tavern)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - TBD

Stage 2 - 400 Main Street, NMB, SC 29582 (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - TBD


Claudio's Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana:

Think you have what it takes? Enter into Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana, at this year’s Irish Italian International Festival. First to clear their plate wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.

Individuals must sign up at the Info Booth or the CIAO L65 booth between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive stage by 2 p.m.

Contest begins at about 2:15 p.m. at the Hillside Drive stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor & Co.). 


Vendor Applications:
(Click the vendor type that best applies to your business)

Applications must be received by Friday, August 29, 2014 for consideration.


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Contact Us

Volunteers Needed!
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time volunteers are needed:Saturday, September 27, 2014; 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Volunteers Needed: 30+, Ambassadors, Leaders, Setup, and Clean up
Contact:  Gregg Barnhill,, (843) 280-5673
For a list of volunteer position descriptions, please click here.