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
Rides and games for all ages!
Irish food and festival favorites!
Festival Vendor Applications: Apply Here!
Applications Accepted: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5 pm through Friday, December 15, 2023
Vendor Invitations and Denials: Notified by Wednesday, January 3, 2024 via email
Waitlist Applications*: Saturday, December 16, 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.