32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Parade: 9 a.m.
Festival: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free Admission | Free Parking

The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 14, 2020. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 40,000 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.


Vendor Applications will be released October 2019.

For more information, please email stpatnmb@nmb.us.

VENDORS:

Please click here for Important information from the SC Department of Revenue:  SCDOR. Please contact the SCDOR directly for more information. 

CLICK HERE for important information from the NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FIRE MARSHAL regarding food vendor tents and set ups.


Parade applications will be released October 2019.


 

Event Parking

Please Click Here for a full list of all intersection and road closures! 

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.
Please Click Here to view the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Map!

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

Entertainment Schedule

Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage
(Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)

To Be Announced!

Community Stage
(Oak Drive)

To Be Announced!

Ocean Stage

To Be Announced!


2019 Contests Winners!

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Best Decorated Vendor Booth Winner – Op Art

A competition for best decorated booth will be held, with the announcement of the winner at the event and through media. The winner of this title will receive one free booth space at the 2019 Mayfest on Main Festival. Booths will be judged on creativity, neatness and overall theme.

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest

Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s 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 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 2:00 pm. Contest begins at 2:15 pm.

There will be a grand prize winner. In addition to holding the title of the 31st Annual 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 receives a $100 gift card to Walmart, an event t-shirt and a souvenir of achievement.

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

2019 Leprechaun Contest Winner
Congratulations again to Avie, the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun. Leprechauns were judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.

31st  Annual St. Patrick’s Day Shepherd’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 16th, 2019. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque.

Register at Flynn’s Irish Tavern 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.

2019 Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest Winner 

Congratulations to Joshua Meeks on winning the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest.


Volunteers Needed!

Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2020; 5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 50+ Ambassadors, Marshalls, Leaders, Set-Up, Clean-Up
To Volunteer Contact: Gregg Barnhill at dgbarnhill@nmb.us or (843) 280-5673
For more information on volunteering, click here. 


Sponsors of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

 

Friends of the Festival:

Food Lion

Vantage Vacation Rentals

Little Caesars

All Star Signs & Banners