St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Parade: 9 AM
Festival: 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Admission/Free Parking
One Day Rain or Shine Event*
* unless forecast includes unsafe weather conditions
General Information: Parade
General Information: Festival
Leprechaun Contest / Jr. Leprechaun Contest
Irish Stage | Sponsored by Flynn’s Irish Tavern (located across from Flynn's Irish Tavern)
11am-12pm The Midatlantic Band
12pm Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes and Drums
12:30-1:30 The Midatlantic Band
1:30 Leprechaun Contest / Shepherds Pie Eating Contest
2pm - 4pm Tan & Sober Gentlemen
Community Stage | Sponsored by Freedom Boat Club (located at N. Oak Drive)
11am-1130am Triple Toe Cloggers
11:30am Parade Awards
12pm-1:30pm Ryan Perry
1:30pm Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes and Drums
2pm - 4pm Rivermist
Ocean Stage | Sponsored by Westgate Resorts (located near Ocean Blvd.)
11am-1pm Black Glass
1pm-2pm Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore
2pm-4pm Ace Party Band
Rides and games for all ages!
Irish food and festival favorites!
Pay your vendor invoice here. You must be logged into your Civic Rec account used to submit your application. Once logged in, you will see an orange Pat button on the top right. Mobile devices may have issues with the pay feature and should try on a desktop if no invoice is found.
Festival Vendor Applications: Apply Here!*
*Applications are closed for 2024. Waitlist applications are being accepted via the link above.
Applications Accepted: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5 pm through Friday, December 15, 2023
Vendor Invitations and Denials: Notified by Wednesday, January 12, 2024 via email
Waitlist Applications**: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 through Friday, March 15, 2023
**Waitlist applicants will be contacted ONLY if they are being invited to participate as a vendor in the festival.
Please do not contact the parks and recreation department in regards to waitlist inquiries.
Any inquiries will not be responded to regarding the waitlist.
The parade staging and line up will occur at 7:00 AM on Ocean Boulevard from 2nd Ave North to 11th Ave North. Southbound lanes on Ocean Boulevard from 11th Ave North to 1st Ave South will be closed to traffic from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM. From 9:00 AM -11:00 AM the closure will include both southbound and northbound lanes from 2nd Ave North to 1st Ave South.
Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Boulevard will be closed from 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Main Street to Ocean Boulevard will be closed from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM for the parade. Main Street becomes festival area from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd after the parade until 6:00 PM.
The parade will begin at 9:00 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.