With the arrival of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17, the Grand Strand area is getting a jump on local activities and starting on the weekend. You don’t have to be Irish to join in the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. There are lots of local events taking place to provide you with numerous opportunities for celebrating. If you’re looking for great deals on Myrtle Beach vacation rentals or golf packages, check us out — we won’t disappoint!
Here’s the schedule of what’s going on in the area.
4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k, 10k, 15k Kilt Run
Saturday, March 14
The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run gives you your choice between a 5k, 10k, or 15k run. 5k begins at 8:25 and 10k begins at 9:00 and proceeds along the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. The start and finish line, and the post race party will be held at the Dead Dog Saloon. Kilts are not required but they are encouraged. Awards will be given to the best dressed and the most St. Patrick’s spirited runners. All races will be chip timed by Coastal Timing. Awards will be given in the Double Shot, Overall and Masters in 5k and 10k, and top 3 in each age group, going every 10 years from 19 and under to 70+. Participants will receive a special event T-Shirt (only online preregistered runners are guaranteed their size) a breakfast buffet and drink ticket following the event from the Dead Dog Saloon, live music, door prizes, and awards. Preregistration and packet pick up expo is at the Dead Dog Saloon on Fri 3/13 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC.
Ocean Boulevard’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Ocean Boulevard will provide you with music, fun, authentic Irish foods and beverages. Enjoy live performances, a kids’ zone, games and plenty more. Saturday features a car show and street performers. Sunday with have a “Battle of the Bands” for local entertainment. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicles from Eighth Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North. For more information contact Sherri Loomis at 843-421-9848.
Myrtle Beach Irish Fest
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Don’t miss this 6th Annual Irish Fest in Valor Park. The long list of Irish beers available includes Brooklyn Irish Stout, Highland Gaelic, Founders Imperial Stout, and more. There will be traditional Irish fare, live entertainment, vendors and a long list of children’s activities including face painting, inflatables, and more. The festival is sponsored by Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 14. This one-day, rain or shine event welcomes the arrival of spring. The parade starts off at 9 a.m. There will be two stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Over 150 vendors will be on hand displaying crafts, services, information, products, and a variety of treats.