MYRTLE BEACH — Though the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many large gatherings and parades for St. Patrick's Day, area businesses plan to host celebrations with live music, costume contests and green beer.
Here are spots along the Grand Strand with events planned leading up to the green holiday and on March 17:
Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach is hosting a "safe and sound" movie and meal, offered from noon to 3 p.m. March 13 and featuring Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Adult entrees are $21 per person and kids meals are $10.99. Hard Rock reminds guests to wear a mask.
RipTydz on Ocean Boulevard plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 13, 17 and 20 with live music and food specials of corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie and bangers and mash.
Beach House Bar & Grill, also on Ocean Boulevard, plans to celebrate March 13, 17 and 20, offering green beer and live music.
Tin Roof's St. Patrick's Day party is set for March 17, with live music from If Birds Could Fly.
The Marshwalk is hosting its 6th annual Luck of the Marshwalk from 5 to 9 p.m. March 17. Featuring drink specials, Irish-inspired dishes and live music, the event plans to have its annual costume contest, with three "lucky leprechauns" winning their own pot of gold, according to the event posting. The judging will be held at 9 p.m. at Wicked Tuna, and first place will win $300, $500 off a trip to Ireland and $100 in Marshwalk gift cards; second place will win $200 and $100 in Marshwalk gift cards; third place will win a $100 cash prize and $100 in Marshwalk gift cards; and the crowd's choice will win $100 in Marshwalk gift cards.
Pie-Eyed Parrot is offering $20 per person, lower deck tickets for a sunset cruise on March 17. According to its event posting, the St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour Sunset Cruise check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Drinks, appetizers and music will be offered as the cruise departs at 6 p.m. The boat will return at 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Festival at Market Common originally scheduled for March 13 has been canceled, as well as the city of North Myrtle Beach's St. Patrick's Day parade and festival.