St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

The 32nd Annual Street Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival has been canceled. We encourage our residents and visitors to make a special effort to patronize North Myrtle Beach businesses this weekend and throughout the coming tourism season.

We ask that you pay special attention to businesses located on Main Street, the route, and location for the annual parade and festival. These businesses invested in goods and services in preparation for the now-canceled parade and festival and are deserving of your support.

Vendors

Event Parking

Main Street will close to vehicular traffic promptly at 8:15 am The parade will begin at 8:50 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. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Boulevard will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area. Please View the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Map (PDF)!

On-Site Public Parking

  • McLean Park:
    93 Oak Drive
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • Grass lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard:
    200 N Ocean Boulevard
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Off-Site Parking / Pick-ups

  • Coming from Little River on Highway 17:
    • Ocean Drive Elementary School
      901 11th Avenue North
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    • Street end parking lot at 8th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 12th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 14th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
    • Street end parking lot at 17th Avenue N and Ocean Boulevard
  • Coming from Highway 31 via Robert Edge Parkway:
    • Ocean Drive Elementary School
      901 11th Avenue N
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    • Back of City Hall, City of North Myrtle Beach
      1018 Second Avenue S
      North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Buses will run continuously from 8 am until 5 pm. Buses provided are not wheelchair accessible. Please use the provided Handicap parking areas for wheelchair accessible parking.

Handicap Parking

Grass lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard:
200 N Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Lephrechaun Contest Winner

2019 Leprechaun Contest Winner

Congratulations again to Avie, the 31st Annual Street Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun. Leprechauns were judged on:

  • Appearance
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Originality
Joshua Meeks - Shepherds Pie Eating Contest Winner

2019 Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest Winner

Congratulations to Joshua Meeks on winning the 31st Annual Street Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest.