St. Patrick’s Day in North Myrtle Beach: A Celebration of Green, Community, and Fun

In the heart of North Myrtle Beach, where the Atlantic whispers to the shores and the spirit of the community shines as bright as the sun, St. Patrick’s Day unfolds like a vibrant tapestry of green, laughter, and shared joy. It’s here, in this coastal enclave, where traditions are not just remembered but lived, that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival paints the town green, bringing together locals and visitors in a celebration that’s as much about honoring Irish heritage as it is about fostering a sense of belonging.

34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The cornerstone of the celebration, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 9 a.m., is a spectacle of creativity and camaraderie. With over 100 entries, the parade is a sea of green that flows through Main Street, bringing smiles and cheers from the crowds. It’s a tradition that Captain Archie, a local legend, wouldn’t miss for the world, his boat-themed float being a yearly highlight. More Info

Following the parade, Main Street transforms into a festival ground from 11 a.m.-4 p.m where the air is filled with the melodies of Irish pipe bands, the rhythmic steps of Irish dancers, and the lively tunes of local bands. Flynn’s Irish Tavern, a beloved local pub, sponsors the Irish Stage, ensuring the authenticity of the celebration and a pint of Guinness is never too far away. More Info

A Culinary Journey

Paula Deen cooking

No St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without indulging in some Irish fare, and North Myrtle Beach’s eateries rise to the occasion. Molly Darcy’s on the Beach offers a menu brimming with Irish favorites. For example, their corned beef and cabbage beckons with the promise of the Emerald Isle. More Info

Family Fun

family biking on the beach - Thomas Beach Vacations, North Myrtle Beach

For families, the festival’s children’s area is a wonderland of rides and games, ensuring that the little ones have fun. It’s where laughter rings as loud as the music, and memories are made amidst the whirl of carnival rides.

As the day winds down and the last notes of music fade away, the sense of community and shared joy lingers, a reminder of the magic that is St. Patrick’s Day in North Myrtle Beach. It’s a celebration that transcends age and background, uniting everyone in a shared experience of fun and culture.

Join Us in North Myrtle Beach

As the green banners are folded away and the last parade floats are stored until next year, the invitation remains open. Thomas Beach Vacations invites you to be part of this vibrant beach atmosphere all year. With a wide selection of vacation rentals, we offer the perfect home base for your adventures in North Myrtle Beach. Whether you’re here for the festivals, the sun, the sea, or the sheer joy of discovery, we’re here to welcome you. Visit our website to book your stay and become part of our story. Book Your Stay