St. Patrick’s Day on Hilton Head Island

St. Patrick’s Day — originally a cultural and religious celebration honoring the patron saint of Ireland — has evolved into a worldwide festival of Irish culture. On Hilton Head Island, the charm of this festive day is shown in exuberant celebrations that fuse the island’s picturesque backdrops with the traditional revelry of St. Patrick’s Day. Put on your greenest outfit and head to Hilton Head for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration like no other!

Shamrock Run

If you’re in the mood for exercise and fun, Bear Foot Sports’ annual Shamrock Run is a must-do event during St. Patrick’s Day on Hilton Head Island. This 5K race offers runners an unforgettable experience while raising funds for charity. This year, the Shamrock Run will happen on March 16th.

Scavenger Hunt

Another local favorite is Salty Dog Cafe’s Shamrockin’ Scavenger Hunt. On March 16th, check out this exciting activity that takes you around South Beach Marina, searching for shamrocks hidden by a crazy leprechaun! Kids aged 12 and under are most welcome to join the hunt, but the whole family can enjoy all there is to see and do.

Patrick’s Day Parade

Of course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a parade! The Hilton Head Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest in South Carolina and one of the best in the state, drawing thousands of spectators each year. The parade features colorful floats, marching bands, local organizations and businesses, and more! This year’s parade will take place on March 17th down Pope Avenue.

Free Concert

Who wants to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without some music? Definitely not you! That’s why Hilton Head Ireland will hold a free Irish concert featuring Irish cloggers, traditional dancers, and bagpipers. Also, Celtic folk rock band Syr will take the stage as the headline performance. All these will happen on March 16th in Lowcountry Celebration Park. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to dance and sing along to some traditional Irish tunes!

Live Music With Food and Drinks

Local restaurants and bars will also take part in St. Patrick’s Day festivities with live music, food and drink specials, and more. FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, for instance, will have a special St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17th, featuring live music by Shakey Bones and CornBred. Keep an eye out for other restaurants and bars around Hilton Head offering similar celebrations.

Get Your Green on With Beachside Hilton Head

Whether you’re Irish by lineage or simply in spirit, Hilton Head Island offers everyone a chance to experience the joyous St. Patrick’s Day traditions and create new memories in a stunning coastal setting. Make Beachside Hilton Head your home base during this festive season, and you’ll be right in the heart of all the action. Book your stay today and start packing all your green stuff. Sláinte!