Are you spending St. Patrick’s Day weekend at The Beach? Lucky you! The Grand Strand boasts a ton of fun ways to celebrate the Irish holiday. From local parades and family festivals to green beer and delicious Irish fare, here are some of our picks on what to do this St. Patty’s Day weekend:
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade
The 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is always one of the biggest celebrations of the weekend. The annual, one-day event features a large parade beginning at 9 am on Saturday, March 19, followed by the festival lasting from 11 am to 4 pm. 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 event happens rain or shine and attracts around 40,000 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.
Murrells Inlet Luck of the Marshwalk
This event is on March 17th begining at 5 pm and will offer a chance for attendees to try their luck and win over $1000 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 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. Additionally, all Marshwalk restaurants will offer food and drink specials and live music throughout evening.
SkyWheel Lighting for St. Patrick's Day
Head on over to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to see the 187-foot wheel covered in green lights for a special St. Patrick's Day lighting!
St. Patrick's Day Party Cruise
The Hurricane Fleet is hosting live entertainment, costume contests, themed food and drinks, and more all to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17 at 6:30 pm. This two-hour evening cruise will also include a Irish Toast and Blessing and sing-along tunes to help you feel the luck of the Irish! Learn more about this event and buy tickets on Hurricane Fleet's website.
St. Patrick's Day at Tin Roof Myrtle Beach
Tin Roof Myrtle Beach is celebrating with the St. Patrick's Party on the Blvd. on Saturday, March 12. This all day event will offer green beer - of course - and live music starting at 5:30 pm. They will have live music and fun on 2 dance floors with something for everyone. Tin Roof is also celebrating on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) later in the week with plenty of green beer and great times starting at 5:30pm!
Other places worth checking out this St. Patrick’s Day weekend for Irish fare include The Ole' Irish Pub, The Old Bull & Bush Pub & Eatery, Finn McCool’s, or oceanfront Molly Darcy’s. Looking for more events that weekend? Search Myrtle Beach area event listings.