Irish Italian International Festival

Irish Italian International Festival

19th Annual
Irish Italian International

Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, September 30, 2023

10 AM - 4 PM

Free Admission


The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 19th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023. This one-day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures. This festival will feature:

  • Art and Craft Vendors
  • Festival Food Favorites
  • Street Performers
  • Two Stages of Live Entertainment

Festival Vendors

Application Information:

  • Applications for Vendors will open on Monday, April 10, 2023 and close on Friday, June 2, 2023. The special events and programs supervisors will review all applicants after registration closes on Friday, June 2, 2023 and extend invitations for participation as a festival vendor by Friday, June 16, 2023.
  • Please Note: Applications will NOT be first-come first-served as in previous years. You will NOT pay anything during the application process. We will invoice you separately if you are invited to participate as a vendor in the festival. You are not guaranteed a space in the festival by filling out an application. You must fill out all prompts in the application process and submit all necessary supplemental documents and photos. We strive to offer an exceptional festival to the community which is inclusive to a variety of vendors with quality products and services. NMB Parks and Recreation reserves the right to invite or deny any vendor for any reason. 
  • 2023 Festival Applications are OPEN from 12 PM on Monday, April 10th through 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2nd:

Vendor Requirements:

Food Vendors Competition

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 sponsored by Ledo Pizza!

Entertainment Schedule

Irish Stage - Sponsored by Flynn's Irish Tavern


Italian/International Stage - Sponsored by Freedom Boat Club


Photo Gallery

View photos from the Irish Italian International Festival.

Contestants in a Spaghetti Eating Contest

Spaghetti Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes? Enter into 18th Annual III Festival Spaghetti Eating Contest. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a plaque.

Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth between 10 am and 12:00 pm at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 1 pm. The contest begins at about 1:30 pm at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor and Company).

Sponsored by Ledo Pizza.


• Public Parking lot beside Convenience Store & More: 250 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

• North Myrtle Beach Family Practice (Dr. Ramsbottom’s office) Parking Lot: 86 Cedar Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Public Parking

• McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

• Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Main Street