Hilton Head Island, SC Real Estate Professional: St. Patricks Day Celebrations 2014 on Hilton Head Island

St. Patricks Day Celebrations 2014 on Hilton Head Island

St. Patricks Day Celebrations 2014 on Hilton Head Island

  • What: Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • When:  Sunday, March 16th, 3PM
  • Where: Pope Avenue north to Office Park Road
  • Contact: hiltonheadireland.org   

St. Patricks Day Celebrations 2014 on Hilton Head IslandThe countdown is on and since this year has cooperated and the parade will actually take place on THE DAY, it should be an even bigger celebration. This is the 31st year for the parade and there are usually 25,000 people who attend this favorite island event.

(Yep, that's me with my 'friends' - most especially the beloved Yostie, supreme puppeteer whom we lost a year ago)


The parade route starts out at the south end of the island with staging in the public parking lot. Stepping off on Pope Avenue and continuing north to office park in front of the viewing stand where it will proceed to Park Plaza and The Courtyard building.


One of the eagerly awaited parade appearances is made by a traveling team of Budweiser Clydesdales pulling the trademark wagon. The Hilton Head High School's band as well as the Bluffton High School band will play and often the middle schools will play too. Floats range from the Alee Pirates float, to the Hilton Head Humane Society, the Volunteers in Medicine, Boys and Girls Club, Island Recreation Center kids, and other organizations. Lots of individual marchers round out the fun.?


Right along the parade route are two hot areas for entertainment - and adult beverages - Aunt Chilada's and Wild Wing's. Both of these places get packed, so decide early which one you'll be enjoying and stay there. If you will be planning to imbibe, be sure to have your ID at the ready-there are also deals and enticements for your 'designated driver' and taxis at the ready.


COME EARLY! Parking is at a premium and you must be in the area by 1PM. The public parking lot at Pope Avenue and South Forest Beach is taken up by the parade staging so your other alternative is in the Coligny area but the shop owners enforce the no parking area so you'll be parking along North Forest Beach or Avocet. At the north end of the parade you can always park off of Office Park Road and New Orleans.

BRING CHAIRS! Since you'll be waiting at least 2 hours before the parade, and since the parade usually lasts at least the same amount of time, AND since you'll be in traffic afterwards, you need to be sure that you can be comfortable.

BRING WATER AND SNACKS! As with the above, there will be quite a long wait and though there are plenty of restaurants along Pope Avenue and in the Coligny area, it's always better to pack something for nibbles.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsSusan Jacobsen • March 10 2014 07:26PM


Sounds like a fantastic day & a great way to kick off Spring with a celebration.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) about 6 years ago

Howdy and afternoon Susan, I sure know folks sure will have a mighty enjoyable time attending the Parade and other Celebrations! Being half Irish I sure do miss going to enjoy a St. Patricks Day Parade. The Towns here in the area which I live do not ever hold anykind of St. Patricks Day events. So I hold one right at my Ranch which family of my lady and friends can come to.

Happiness sure is Homemade
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 6 years ago