14th annual Irish-Italian International Festival planned for North Myrtle Beach

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Main Street. Festival admission and parking are free.

This one day, rain or shine event draws about 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures.

The festival will feature food vendors, arts & craft vendors, and two stages of live entertainment, 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 10:00 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, South Atlantic Bank, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Entertainment Schedule
Irish Stage – 421 Main Street (in front of Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
10:00 a.m. – Ripley’s Drum Line
10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
10:45 a.m. – The Academy of Dance & Fine Arts Irish Dancers
11:15 a.m. – Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes and Drums
11:45 p.m. – Ripley’s Drum Line
1:00 p.m. – The Prodigals

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
11:30 p.m. – Larry Tanelli
1:00 p.m. – Bounce!
2:15 p.m. – Spaghetti Eating Contest
2:45 p.m. – Bounce!

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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