by the City of North Myrtle Beach
The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 16th Annual Irish-Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019. This one day rain or shine event draws approximately 15,000 people, all eager to celebrate different cultures. The festival begins at 10:00am and continues until 4:00pm on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.
“We like to celebrate all cultures that day, so it’s not just about being Irish or Italian,” says Tina McCrackin, special events director for North Myrtle Beach. “It’s a great way for everyone to kick off the fall.”
Flags from all over the world will line Main Street, so there’ll be something for everyone.
Over 100 vendors will be there featuring food with an Irish and Italian flair and of course, festival favorites. Arts and crafts vendors will showcase their talents so you can purchase one of a kind gifts and treasures. Food vendors will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert.
Festival goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition. Do you have what it takes to be the first to eat all of your spaghetti…without using your hands?
For a nominal fee, a children’s area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages to include rides, inflatables and more.
For your entertainment there will be street performers and two stages of entertainment. The Irish stage will feature Irish pop star Brendan O’Connor, a Pipe and Drum band, acoustic trio Mark McKinney & Co., and the energetic Irish duo– House of Hamill.
Not to be outdone, the Italian International Stage will bring back Rat Pack style singer Dave Mosher and Larry Tanelli and Friends. Rounding out the musical entertainment will be the American Beach music band, The Catalinas.
Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
Mark McKinney Band
1:30PM – 4:00PM
House of Hamill
Italian International Stage
Larry Tanelli & Friends
Spaghetti Eating Contest
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Sponsors for the event include City of North Myrtle Beach, Easy 105.9, Flynn’s Irish Tavern, Ancient Order of Hibernians and WFXB Fox TV.
Festival admission & parking are free. For more information on this festival and other events happening in North Myrtle Beach visit parks.nmb.us.