Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in North Myrtle Beach this year. The 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023 in North Myrtle Beach. This one-day event will be held right along Main Street from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine, you can experience the luck of the Irish while enjoying beautiful views of the beach from the famous Ocean Drive Beach section in North Myrtle Beach.
Spectators and visitors are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. to grab a spot along Main Street for the best views of the floats, trailers and vehicles in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade which begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. The party doesn’t end with the parade! Enjoy three stages of live music, inflatables and games for the kids and lots of yummy food – it’s one of the hottest St. Patrick’s Day events on the Grand Strand. This year’s entertainment lineup includes Irish pipe bands, Irish dancers, and plenty of live bands. More than 120 vendors will be there to showcase their creatives goods, crafts and treats. They’ll also have rides and games for kids of all ages.
Stop by Flynn’s Irish Tavern for some traditional corned beef sandwiches or a pint of Guinness or Smithwick’s and hang out for great views of the live performances on one of the stages. Highlights at this year’s event include the Leprechaun Competition and the hands-free Shepard’s Pie Eating contest. Sign-ups will be held at the stage next to Flynn’s.
How do I get tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? How much is parking for the events? Guess what? It’s all free! That’s right, no need to pull out your gold coins – but get there bright and early because this event draws a large crowd. Parking will be available on side streets, near McClean Park and between BB&T and Barefoot Church in North Myrtle beach. Free shuttles will be transporting visitors from Ocean Drive Elementary School and the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. Sections of Main Street and Ocean Boulevard will be closed during the events.
Where to Stay
Ocean Bay Club
Ocean Bay Club is home to one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom oceanfront condos in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. The property offers a variety of outdoor water features including a kiddie pool, lazy river and oceanfront pool in addition to an indoor pool. A fitness center, covered parking and free wi-fi are also available to guests staying at Ocean Bay Club. Perhaps one of the biggest perks is the easy access to all the fun along Main Street including the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival!
Want a North Myrtle Beach condo near all the action? The AshWorth has you covered! The gorgeous oceanfront property is just a few steps away from Main Street and offers two-, three- and four-bedroom condos with everything you need to feel right at home. When you’re not at the festival, enjoy access to the indoor and outdoor pools, bubbling whirlpools and a fitness center. The AshWorth offers visitors spacious accommodations with private balconies, washers and dryers and amazing opportunities to unwind.