If you’re lucky enough to be spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, be sure to check out one of the many events scheduled for our favorite March holiday. Irish or not, you’re bound to have a great time.
The North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is celebrating its 30th year in 2018! The annual, one-day event features a large parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, followed by the festival lasting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features around 150 vendors from food to crafts to services and more, and boasts three stages of live music and entertainment and a children’s area with rides. This popular events happens rain or shine and attracts around 30,000 people each year. The festivities are located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach and are all just a quick walk away from the beach.
This event offers a chance for attendees to try their luck and win over $1500 in cash and prizes. All are encouraged to dress up in their best St. Patrick’s Day green, and secret leprechauns will roam around the parties from 5 to 9:30 p.m. giving out colored coins to their favorite costumed attendees. Additionally, participants can collect colored coins from each restaurant and bar along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. These coins give participants a chance to win one of the secret leprechaun prizes. At 10 p.m., everyone will gather at the Pirate Statue behind Drunken Jack’s for the prize drawings. Additionally, all of the restaurants along the marshwalk will offer food and drink specials and live music throughout the afternoon and evening.
The family-friendly Irish Fest at The Market Common will take place on Saturday, March 17, in Valor Park. This event will last from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and feature live music throughout the day, beer, Irish food, craft, vendors and a variety of children’s activities.
Popular Broadway at the Beach will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 17 on the Avenue. Enjoy live music by Paperwork outside from 3 to 6 p.m. and DJ entertainment until 7 p.m. Participating restaurants will offer authentic Irish fare for purchase and plenty of green beer!
Looking for more events? Search Myrtle Beach area event listings.