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Plan Your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Getaway in Myrtle Beach

Ready to hit the beach this spring with reckless abandon?

Well, even if you’re more apt for a mellower approach, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to start. Myrtle Beach has a nice lineup of activities to commemorate the holiday.

Here’s your guide to a Grand Strand visit for St. Patrick’s Day.

Interesting Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

  • Irish pirates kidnapped St. Patrick when he was 16 from his family’s home. He a slave for six years and worked as a shepherd.
  • St. Patrick wore blue, not green. Green became associated with the holiday when the Irish independence movement emerged.
  • Legend has it that St. Patrick drove all snakes out of Ireland. But snakes have never been native to Ireland.

What to Do in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick’s Day

32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

March 12, 2022

Parade: 9 a.m.

Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Myrtle Beach’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade is an all-day party. Arrive early and get your viewing station set up by 8:30 a.m. This parade packs in the people! Bring the following:

  • Beach chairs
  • Blankets
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Golf carts

How Will I Know What’s Going on in the Parade?

There will be live announcing stations along the route. If you can’t attend the parade, you can watch a live broadcast on WPDE TV 15.

What Will Be at the Festival?

Enjoy three stages for live entertainment. WPDE personalities will emcee activities, which will include dancers, pipe bands, and more. Check out more than 150 vendors, too.

What if We Get Hungry?

Many Main Street businesses will have treats, and you can visit food vendors, too. For fun, there’ll be street entertainers and leprechauns around, too. Bring your little ones to the children’s area for games and rides.

Can I Get Souvenirs From the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

Visit the Information/Parks and Recreation tent to buy T-shirts in limited supplies. Pick one up early at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center and wear it around the festival.

Who Will Become the Best St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun This Year?

Why not you? The festival crowns the best leprechaun every year. Dress in your best leprechaun duds and sport them at the festival for your chance to win. Judges will be looking for:

  • Appearance
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Originality

MORE DETAILS

Other St. Patrick’s Day Events in Myrtle Beach

Can-Am Days Festival

March 13-21, 2022

This celebration of Canada coincides with the St. Patrick’s Day festival. It includes free concerts, riverboat tours, themed days, and more. Play golf, enjoy regional cuisine, and more during the 61st edition of this festival. MORE DETAILS

 

St. Patrick’s Day Dance at St. John’s Hall

March 17, 2022

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Dance the night away with the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society. For $14, you get admission to the event and a free dance lesson. Details are still developing, so check online for more. MORE DETAILS

 

The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Myrtle Beach

March 19, 2022

4-11 p.m.

Head to Bumstead’s Pub for loads of fun and a chance at $1,000 in prizes for best costumes. MORE DETAILS

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