Thousands turnout for NMB St. Patty's Day Parade and Festival

Thousands came out to the 24th annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival Saturday all decked out in green.

Many smiling faces enjoyed the live music, bag pipes and candy that many floats tossed to the crowd.

"The bag pipes are my favorite and this crowd is unbelievable," says Joan Powers from Upstate New York. She comes down to North Myrtle Beach for a few months in the winter and has been coming to the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day parade for 8 years.

NewsChannel 15's Tim McGinnis, Allyson Floyd and Ed Piotrowski emceed the event.