Irish Italian International Festival

Irish Italian International Festival

17th Annual
Irish Italian International

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, September 25, 2021 (subject to change)

10 AM - 4 PM

Free Admission


The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 17th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2021. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. This festival will feature:

  • Art and craft vendors
  • Dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme
  • Food from local restaurants
  • Street performers
  • Two stages of live entertainment

Restaurant Competition

Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition!


A children’s area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; rides, inflatables, and more (nominal fee).

Festival Vendors

Entertainment Schedule

Entertainment Schedule – TBD
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Photo Gallery

View photos from the Irish Italian International Festival.

  1. Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest
  2. Directions
  3. Entertainment Schedule
  4. Parking
  5. Volunteers Needed

Contestants in a Spaghetti Eating ContestThink you have what it takes? Enter into Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, at this year’s Irish Italian International Festival. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque.


  • Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth between 10 am and 1:45 pm at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 2 pm.
  • The contest begins at about 2 pm at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor and Company).