The area is “going green” this spring for St. Patrick’s Day and you won’t want to miss out on the action. Whether you are seeking a family friendly affair or want to enjoy live music and drinks with friends you are sure to find the perfect way to spend this festive day.
Check out what Myrtle Beach has in store for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Bonfire at La Belle Amie Vineyard | Saturday, March 12th | 12pm – 5pm
Kick back and relax this St. Patrick’s Day with a lively bonfire event at La Belle Amie Vineyard. This popular wine tourism venue often hosts events throughout the year and this one should surely be on your radar, particularly if you want to do something a little different this year. The festival will include live entertainment form the Stringwood Trio, grilled goodies from The Vineyard Grill, complimentary vineyard tours (weather permitting), and $5 wine tasting which include 6 samples and a logo wine glass gift. Come enjoy a toasty bonfire, good eats, and great wine!
St. Patrick’s Day at Castano’s Steakhouse | Thursday, March 17th | 4pm – Until
Whether you just want a place to grab some great Irish grub or you want to keep the Irish celebrations rolling throughout the evening, be sure to stop by Castano’s Steakhouse to top off your “green pride”. This popular waterfront Barefoot Landing restaurant is going green in a big way with plenty of decadent Irish food specials including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, and shepherd’s pie. There will also be live entertainment, party favors, and generous drink specials including green beer and the “shamrock shaker”. Stop by and get in the holiday spirit with authentic Irish eats! Call (843) 361-2000 for more information.
These Events All Take Place on Saturday, March 19th
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival | 12pm – 10pm
The Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival is inarguably the biggest celebration along the Grand Strand. This daylong event takes place along the bustling downtown boardwalk area and is a hub for live entertainment and activities all weekend long. The festival will span three city blocks and feature several live music stages with entertainment all weekend, several food and retail vendors, the area’s largest Irish beer garden, and a dedicated family area with carnival rides, games, a petting zoo, camel rides, and more! There is truly something for everyone at the Boardwalk St. Patrick’s Day Festival so make plans to stop by anytime between 12pm – 10pm on Saturday!
7th Annual Irish Festival at Market Common | 11am – 7pm
Looking for a more low key St. Patrick’s Day celebration? If so, look no farther than the scenic Market Common area for your celebrations. The 7th Annual Irish Festival kicks off at 11am and runs until 7pm at Valor Park. The festival will feature Irish style live entertainment, tasty food vendors, a generous Irish beer garden, and plenty of family fun for all ages. Games, face painting, and arts and crafts are just a few things that guests can look forward to. The Market Common Irish festival is a popular destination for groups and families who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown but still want to enjoy a great Irish affair.
27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in North Myrtle Beach | 11am – 4pm
Kick off your Irish spirit bright and early with North Myrtle Beach’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. This area event attracts thousands of visitors each year and is a rain or shine event. The parade begins promptly at 11am on Main Street and is followed by a lively post-parade festival. There will be two live music stages, a large dedicated children’s area with lively games and carnival rides, a shepherd’s pie eating contest, and more than 150 food, retail, and craft vendors to explore. This is a great option for families or visitors who want to enjoy a mid-day celebration.
Taste Of The Irish
Looking to enjoy a little authentic Irish cuisine or a nice Irish pub during your visit? Check out our top recommendations for area Irish hotspots:
O’Keefe’s Irish Pub – Murrells Inlet
A short drive to the south end will land you at O’Keefe’s Irish Pub. Visitors can enjoy food and drink specials all day long and free shuttles to and from the Downtown Myrtle Beach Festival. Call (843) 651-7211 for more information.
Finn McCool’s Irish Restaurant & Pub – Myrtle Beach (Lake Arrowhead Road)
Guests who enjoy the historic Lake Arrowhead Drive area of the beach will definitely want to check out this Irish hangout. Finn’s will have live music from Victor Cunneen and plenty of food and drink specials in store for St. Pat’s! Call (843) 449-7616 for more information.
Bumstead’s Pub – Myrtle Beach (Downtown)
Bumstead’s is the go-to spot for post-festival food and drinks! Crowds flock here for the tasty grub and live entertainment – you won’t want to miss out! Call (843) 445-6592 for more information.
Flynn’s Irish Tavern – North Myrtle Beach
A North Myrtle Beach tradition, Flynn’s is home base for the North Myrtle St. Pat’s parade and festival and will have plenty of food and drink specials as well as live entertainment waiting! Call (843) 249-6533 for more information.
Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – North Myrtle Beach
Enjoy oceanfront fun in North Myrtle Beach at Molly Darcy’s Irish Pub! This lively local hotspot also offers a full menu and an extensive game room. Call (843) 272-5555 for more information.
Looking For A Hotel Near The Boardwalk?
If so, we can help! Our Holiday Inn Oceanfront Property is conveniently located right along the bustling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – just a short walk to all of the festival action!