St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most festive days of the year in North Myrtle Beach – full of parades, parties, and lots of green and shamrock things!

This year, the historic holiday falls on a Tuesday, and the celebratory festivities will take place just a few days before on Saturday, March 14. This means it’s the perfect time to plan your mid-March trip to North Myrtle Beach for an Irish party here on the coast.

North Myrtle Beach is the place to be for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, from the classic parade to Irish pubs that really know how to throw a party and embrace the culture of Erin go Bragh.

The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held rain or shine along Main Street. Each year, the parade brings about 40,000 people to the center of North Myrtle Beach to celebrate Irish history and welcome the spring season. The family-friendly parade includes over 100 vendors and organizations displaying artistic creations   and inspiring floats. Afterward, enjoy a full day of festivities including live music, children’s activities, vendor booths, rides, and amusements.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade North Myrtle Beach - Thomas Beach Vacations float

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Parade: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Festivities: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

While you’re in town for the big parade, check out some of the great places to continue the Irish celebration throughout the weekend.

Molly Darcy’s

Molly Darcy’s North Myrtle Beach

A great place to take the day’s festivities late into the night, this Irish pub is the perfect place to enjoy a meal while overlooking the ocean and drinking a few cold beers. The menu includes authentic Irish meals like corned beef & cabbage and shepherd’s pie. You’ll also find authentic Irish spirits, craft beers, and cocktails.

Flynn’s Irish Tavern

Flynn’s Irish Tavern

You won’t experience authentic Irish atmosphere until you pay a visit to Flynn’s. Tucked into the corner at the old North Myrtle Beach Jail building, the pub is owned by Irish native Marty Flynn. You’ll find sounds of Irish music, an old country feel, and all the authentic Irish drinks and food you’d imagine. This bar has it all for your weekend beach trip this St. Patrick’s Day. The dining room opens at 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and special jail tours are available upon request!

Once you’ve enjoyed the daytime St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and delved into the Irish pub life, you may want to experience a little more our city has to offer. One evening while you’re in town, catch some of the Grand Strands most popular entertainment shows at the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues, or the Carolina Opry.

For daytime fun for the whole family, check out our recommendations below.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach

Shopping, food, and live entertainment at one of the beach’s most popular strip mall!

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station
While enjoying all the fun Barefoot Landing has to offer, make sure to make a stop at the cutest place on the strip. When you visit the station, all your dreams can come true as you get to interact, engage, and even hold and pose with some of nature’s wildest animals. Have you ever fed a bottle to a baby tiger? After your visit to North Myrtle Beach, you can check that adorable item off your bucket list.


WonderWorks North Myrtle Beach

Offering the most innovative and engaging ‘edutainment’ for children and adults alike, WonderWorks is the perfect example of a science museum meets amusement park. With more than 100 hands-on activities and displays, your visit to the park is sure to ‘challenge the mind and spark the imagination.’

If you can’t wait to party like the Irish and visit all of the exciting places above, contact Thomas Beach Vacations now to book your dream North Myrtle Beach Vacation.

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