Irish Italian International Festival

Irish Italian International FestivalDetails

  • 10 am to 4 pm
  • Festival admission and parking are free
  • Main Street
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019

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 brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. This festival will feature:

  • Art and craft vendors
  • Dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme
  • Food from local restaurants
  • Street performers
  • Two stages of live entertainment

Restaurant Competition

Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition!


A children’s area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; rides, inflatables, and more (nominal fee).

Festival Vendors

Photo Gallery

View photos from the Irish Italian International Festival.

  1. Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest
  2. Directions
  3. Entertainment Schedule
  4. Parking
  5. Volunteers Needed

Contestants in a Spaghetti Eating ContestThink you have what it takes? Enter into Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, at this year’s Irish Italian International Festival. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque.


  • Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth between 10 am and 1:45 pm at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 2 pm.
  • The contest begins at about 2 pm at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor and Company).


Flynns Irish Tavern
Villa Romana
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Easy 105.9 and 100.7
Courtyard Marriott