North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival canceled due to COVID-19

North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival canceled due to COVID-19
The city of North Myrtle Beach canceled its annual St. Patrick's Day parade amid coronavirus concerns.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The 2021 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Friday.

The event was also canceled in 2020 over virus concerns.

“The City hoped the COVID-19 pandemic might have run its course by 2021, however, the pandemic continues, and time has proven that large gatherings lead to significant surges in new COVID-19 cases, some of them deadly,” the city said in a statement.

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