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      North Myrtle Beach gets ready for St. Pat's Parade & Festival

      The City of North Myrtle Beach will host its 25th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 16.

      WPDE NewsChannel 15 will broadcast the parade live from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and we will stream it live right here on

      The festival happens right after the parade and ends at 4 p.m.

      There are 119 entries in the parade this year.

      The parade starts at the intersection of Main Street and Ye Olde Kings Highway. Floats head toward the beach down Main Street, turn right onto Hillside Drive, turn left on 1st Avenue South, and left onto Ocean Boulevard. The parade ends at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and 2nd Avenue North.

      The festival takes place on Main Street between Hillside Drive and will include 125 vendors selling arts & crafts, food and beverages.

      Irish music, dance and performances, as well as a treasure hunt, will be held throughout the day at various locations throughout the festival. You can see the times here.

      If you miss the parade or the live broadcast, we will be replaying it Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m., Monday, March 18 at 1 p.m., and Wednesday, March 20 at 4 p.m.. All rebroadcasts will be on Channel 15.2 (WPDE's secondary digital channel).

      We will also post the full parade here on