St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach? Here’s How

It’s not too early to start planning on meeting up with friends in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick’s Day. 

It’s a couple of months away and getting there puts us even closer to summer fun on the Grand Strand. Spring is a fine season to visit the beach, and when you have fun events like St. Patrick’s Day, it makes it even better. So, gather the crew and get ready to play.

Here’s a guide to this springtime holiday at the beach. But first …

Interesting Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

  • St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, was born in Great Britain, historians believe.  They postulate Irish raiders kidnapped him and sold him to a priest in Northern Ireland when he was 16.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is a feast day for the saint and in the U.S., the menu includes corned beef and cabbage.
  • As a shepherd, St. Patrick heard voices in the field. These voices spurred him to return to Ireland to save his people.

Planning St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival | March 12, 2022

After a 9 a.m. parade starts, stick around from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the festival. This FREE event is the biggest one in town, with more than 100 parade entries. Stay updated through live announcing stations along the route, and if you can’t make it in person, tune in to WPDE TV 15.

Pro tip: Set up your spot to see the parade by 8:30 a.m. for best results. Bring beach chairs, blankets, and golf carts. 

What About the Festival?

See Irish dancers, pipe bands, and more on three stages. Peruse wares from more than 150 craft vendors. Also, visit food vendors and businesses on Main Street for treats. There will be plenty of street entertainers, dressed in green, of course. And games and rides for the little ones.

Will There Be Souvenirs and Contests?

Yes and yes. The Information/Parks and Recreation tent will have T-shirts for sale. They’ll crown North Myrtle Beach’s best St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun, too. So, wear your best togs for the chance to win!

Other Things To Do During St. Patrick’s Day Week

Can-Am Days Festival | March 13-21

One of the Grand Strand’s biggest events coincides with the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The area’s association with Canadians is in its 61st year. It features concerts, riverboat tours, and melds into the parade and festival. DISCOVER MORE

St. Patrick’s Day Dance at St. John’s Hall | March 17

Wear your dancing shoes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $14, and includes a dance lesson. See website for details. DISCOVER MORE

The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Myrtle Beach | March 19

Head to Bumstead’s Pub from 3 to 11 p.m. There will be a costume contest with a $1,000 prize! DISCOVER MORE