Irish Italian International Festival

Irish Italian International Festival

19th Annual
Irish Italian International

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, September 30, 2023

10 AM - 4 PM

Free Admission


The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 18th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022. This one-day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures. This festival will feature:

  • Art and Craft Vendors
  • Festival Food Favorites
  • Street Performers
  • Two Stages of Live Entertainment

Festival Vendors

Food Vendors Competition

Food vendors will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition sponsored by Ledo Pizza!

Entertainment Schedule

Irish Stage - Sponsored by Flynn's Irish Tavern


Italian/International Stage - Sponsored by Freedom Boat Club


Photo Gallery

View photos from the Irish Italian International Festival.

Contestants in a Spaghetti Eating Contest

Spaghetti Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes? Enter into 18th Annual III Festival Spaghetti Eating Contest. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a plaque.

Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth between 10 am and 12:00 pm at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 1 pm. The contest begins at about 1:30 pm at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor and Company).

Sponsored by Ledo Pizza.


• Public Parking lot beside Convenience Store & More: 250 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

• North Myrtle Beach Family Practice (Dr. Ramsbottom’s office) Parking Lot: 86 Cedar Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Public Parking

• McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

• Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Main Street