The 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival will take place in North Myrtle Beach on Main Street Saturday, March 12, 2022. This one-day, rain or shine event has approximately 30,000 people that come to celebrate the Irish as well as to welcome the coming of spring.
A parade begins on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children's area with rides and amusements from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be approximately 100 vendors displaying their crafts, services, information, products and to serve a variety of treats along Main Street.
Admission to this event is free and there will be plenty of free parking as well. Grab the family, bring some beach chairs, blankets and come help celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of Spring!
Parade & Festival Contests
Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
Be sure to register at the Main Stage @ Flynn's Irish Tavern before 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive & Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site beginning at 2:00 p.m. Contest will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m.
Enter into the Shepherd's Pie Eating Contest at this year's festival on Saturday, March 12, 2022. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.
Register at the Main Stage at Flynn's Irish Tavern before 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the festival information booth before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Parade & Festival Parking
Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place no later than 8:30 a.m. Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain close after the parade and become the festival area.
On-Site Public Parking
- Open Grass Lot beside Convenience Store & More: 250 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
- McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
- North Myrtle Beach Family Practice (Dr. Ramsbottom's office) Parking Lot: 86 Cedar Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
- Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Main Street
Bring your friends, family and the luck of the Irish as you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all of North Myrtle Beach. If you are still on the hunt for a great place to stay, try one of our amazing Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts today. We can't wait to hear how you and your family celebrated St. Patrick's Day this year!