St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL CANCELED DUE TO THE CONTINUING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of North Myrtle Beach has canceled the 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. 

 

After having had to cancel the 2020 event for the same reason, the City hoped the COVID-19 pandemic might have run its course by 2021, however, the pandemic continues, and time has proven that large gatherings lead to significant surges in new COVID-19 cases, some of them deadly.

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Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

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


Free Admission

FESTIVAL Information:

Vendor Applications – Coming soon!
To have an application emailed to you when they become available, click here.

Entertainment Schedule – TBD
Interested in performing at one of our events? Click Here


PARADE Information:

For information regarding the parade, please contact the North Strand Optimist Club.

Mailing: North Strand Optimist Club, Attn: Dale Riser
P.O. Box 5109, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597

Email: Dale Riser at dale@upsprinting.com

Phone: Dale Riser at (843) 273-5290



Vendors

Event Parking

Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:15 am The parade will begin at 8:50 am. Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 am and is expected to reopen around 11:30 am, immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Boulevard will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area. Please View the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Map (PDF)!

On-Site Public Parking

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

Off-Site Parking / Pick-ups

  • Coming from Little River on Highway 17:
    • Ocean Drive Elementary School
      901 11th Avenue North
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    • Street end parking lot at 8th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 12th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 14th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 17th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
  • Coming from Highway 31 via Robert Edge Parkway:
    • Ocean Drive Elementary School
      901 11th Avenue N
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    • Back of City Hall, City of North Myrtle Beach
      1018 Second Avenue S
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Buses will run continuously from 8 am until 5 pm. Buses provided are not wheelchair accessible. Please use the provided Handicap parking areas for wheelchair accessible parking.

Handicap Parking

Grass lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard:
200 N Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Lephrechaun Contest Winner

2019 Leprechaun Contest Winner

Congratulations again to Avie, the 31st Annual Street Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun. Leprechauns were judged on:

  • Appearance
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Originality
Joshua Meeks - Shepherds Pie Eating Contest Winner

2019 Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest Winner

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