May the luck of the Irish be with you! If you’re looking for a good Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day party, you’re already in luck. We’ve got three great ones to choose from next weekend, and they’re all free. This weekend also looks to have some interesting free activities. Here’s what’s happening:
The Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition will take place at 8 p.m. Friday on the Hard Rock Cafe stage in Celebrity Square. Admission is free. Three bands will compete for the chance to move onto the Cafe finals March 13. Ultimately, the winning band will perform at Hard Rock Calling 2015 this summer in Barcelona, Spain.
On Friday and Saturday, the town of Surfside Beach is holding a BBQ Festival (in the Yaupon parking lot on Friday and on Surfside Drive on Saturday). Admission is free. This event includes food and craft vendors, live music and kids’ activities. Hours are from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Seaside Elementary School, 1605 Woodland Drive, Garden City Beach, is holding its annual Health, Safety and Outdoor Fair from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes athletic activities, arts and crafts, safety exhibits and vehicles, fitness demos, health and wellness screenings, games, local celebrities and mascots, giveaways and more.
The annual Downtown Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival will take place that Saturday and Sunday on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Admission is free. This event includes live music, a beer garden, Irish food for purchase, kids’ activities, vendors and more. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
On Saturday, The Market Common is holding its sixth annual Irish Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Valor Park. Admission is free. This event includes Irish food and beer for purchase, live entertainment, kids’ activities and vendors. You may want to bring a chair.
The North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Saturday on Main Street and is followed by the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day festival, which runs until 4 p.m. This event includes live entertainment, food and craft vendors, a children’s area with rides and games, and more. Admission is free.