Every September, over 15,00 people head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach to participate in the Irish Italian International Festival. This is one of the largest events in the Grand Strand, with great food, two stages featuring live entertainment, street performers, arts and craft vendors, and more! There’s also a kid’s area offering a variety of entertainment that’s perfect for children of all ages. Festival admission and parking is totally free, so what are you waiting for? Book your stay with Seaside Vacations soon to attend this fun annual festival.
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Spend an Afternoon at the Irish Italian International Festival
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that there will be an incredible selection of food available at the Irish Italian International Festival. From hearty Irish eats like corn beef and cabbage or bangers and mash to classic Italian fare like pizza and pasta, you won’t have to search too hard to find something incredible to try. If you’ve got a big appetite, you should definitely partake in a little friendly competition…
Enter Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest
Gather your appetite and enter into Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest! First to clear their plate without the use of their hands wins bragging rights and a commemorative plaque. You can register at the Info Booth between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. The contest will take place at 2 p.m. There is no entry fee so even if you don’t win, you’ll still enjoy some tasty pasta. We do suggest you bring a spare shirt, just in case.
The Irish Italian International Festival is also a great place to find unique gifts and souvenirs. Guests can purchase items from over 60 vendors, including 20 local arts and crafts sellers. Past events have had carvings from around the world for sale, local painters offering work of the area’s stunning scenery, beautiful hand-made jewelry, and many other crafts.
Stay with Seaside Vacations
After you’ve finished your day at the Irish Italian International Festival, return to the comfort of a condo or rental home from Seaside Vacations. Consider staying in Ocean Bay Club, a condominium located on South Ocean Boulevard that’s near the start of Main Street. This will put you close to where the festival is located. This condo has an impressive amount of amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, washer and dryer, fitness center, and an indoor pool. Outside, there is a second pool, a lazy river, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, and two sundecks with lounge chairs. Browse the rest of our condos and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.