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29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Parade: 9 a.m.
Festival: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission | Free Parking

The 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 11, 2017. 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.

2017 Entertainment Schedule
Community Stage (Oak Drive Stage)

11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Conway Celtic Pipers
12:30 PM: Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
1:00 PM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drums
1:15 PM: North Myrtle Beach School of Performing Arts
2:15 PM: Caroline Dare Band

Main Stage (Near Flynn’s)

11:00 AM: Band on the Rum
11:45 AM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
12:00 PM: Band on the Rum
12:45 PM: Wake District Public Safety Pipes & Drums
1:00 PM: Barleyjuice
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Barleyjuice

Ocean Stage (Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)

11:00 AM: Miracle Max and the Pet Monsters
1:45 PM: Bantum Rooster

Event Parking
Parade & Festival Parking
Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 a.m. Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 8:50 a.m.

Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected 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 between Barefoot Church and BB&T: 601 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Grass lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Ocean Blvd.; 200 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Off-site Parking/Pick-ups
Buses will run continuously from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Coming from Little River on Hwy 17:
Ocean Drive Elementary School – 901 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Corner of 8th Avenue North & Ocean Blvd.
Corner of 12th Avenue North & Ocean Blvd.
Corner of 14th Avenue North & Ocean Blvd.
Corner of 17th Avenue North & Ocean Blvd.
Coming from Hwy 31 via Robert Edge Parkway:
Ocean Drive Elementary School- 901 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

*Buses provided are not wheelchair accessible. Please use the provided Handicap parking areas for wheelchair accessible parking.

Handicap Parking
Open Grass Lot between Barefoot Church and BB&T: 601 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Contests

29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest
Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 29th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 pm. Pre-registration is also avilable 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 2:00 pm. Contest begins at 2:15 pm. There will be a grand prize winner. In addition to holding the title of the 29th Annusal St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun, the St. Patrick’s Day website will feature the winner’s name and brief bio. The winner also recieves a $100 gift card to WalMart, an event t-shirt and a souvenir of achievement.

Official Rules & Application
Participants must be 18 years or older, must register and be dressed in a leprechaun/Irished themed costume, and must grant permission to the City of North Myrtle Beach to publoish photos for promotion and release of liability. Contest is open to the general public. No purchase necessary to participate.

Leprechauns were judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.

29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
Think 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 11th, 2017. 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.

Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/st-patricks-day-parade-and-festival/

Organizer

Parks and Recreation
Phone:
(843) 280-5584
Email:
recreation@nmb.us
Website:
parks.nmb.us

Venue

Main Street
202 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 United States
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Phone:
(843) 280-5594
Website:
parks.nmb.us