MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 25th Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street, and the Downtown Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Celebration goes from noon to midnight Saturday.
Organizers say over 100 floats have been entered into the North Myrtle Beach parade, and over 125 arts and crafts vendors have entered in the festival this year, along with food vendors and Main Street businesses.
Nearly 24,000 people were estimated to have attended last year, and organizers expect a similar turnout in 2013.
Downtown Myrtle Beach will be host to a free concert, featuring several bands. There will also be traditional Irish food and drink, a Kidz Zone, and games and contests throughout the day. The Celebration takes place from noon to midnight on Ocean Boulevard between 8th Avenue North and 9th Avenue North.
Click here for more information on the Downtown Myrtle Beach Celebration: http://www.mbdowntownstpats.com/more.html
Below is a schedule of events at the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, from the city's public information office:
Saturday, March 16th