13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival Saturday September 24 in North Myrtle Beach

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 24, 10am- 4pm, on Main Street. Festival admission and parking are free. This one day, rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures. The festival will feature food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, and art & craft vendors, all catering to an Irish Italian International theme. A children's area will offer inflatables and activities. Vendors will compete for the titles of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can sign up for Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana, in person at the Info Booth or the CIAO booth between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the festival. Festival Sponsors include CIAO from the Carolinas, WFXB Fox TV, Easy 105.9, Home Depot, Flynn’s Irish Tavern and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Entertainment Schedule Irish Stage – 421 Main Street (in front of Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
  • 10:00 a.m. – The Academy of Dance and Fine Arts
  • 10:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:45 a.m. – Band on the Rum
  • 11:30 a.m. – Port City Pipes and Drums
  • 11:50 p.m. – Band on the Rum
  • 1:00 p.m. – Off Kilter
  • 2:45 p.m. – Off Kilter
Italian Stage – 400 Main Street (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Dale Mosher
  • 10:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:45 a.m. - Dale Mosher
  • 1:00 p.m. - Larry Tanelli
  • 2:15 p.m. - Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana
  • 2:45 p.m. - Atwater
  For more information, visit parks.nmb.us, or for day of the event news, please call the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department at (843) 280-5594.

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