Come Rain or Shine!
The 31st Annual
Hilton Head Island
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 16, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
Click Here for Parade Entry Form
Our parade is a family oriented event designed for everyone's enjoyment and participation. Spectators, in excess of 20,000 people, are always delighted with the antics of clowns, marching bands, entertaining Shiners, beautiful floats, and all the marching units and dignitaries.
Our parade has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Tourism Events in the Southeast for the month of March. This is a wonderful honor and our community is very proud.
To be a part of our parade, gather your group, and enter a float, either one of your own making or a commercial float from our suppliers listed below. All floats compete for five different awards.
- Entry fee: Business float or participation = $275; Non-profit group entries = $100.
- Sponsorships: available at a variety of rates, please call
- Rules: All vehicles entered in the parade MUST be decorated in an Irish theme.
It is necessary to limit the vehicle participation to two vehicles per business.
We reserve the right to reject entries that may be considered unsafe, harmful or potentially offensive to our spectators.
Entries may not be politically oriented. No campaigning is permitted. Violators will not be allowed to enter the parade route and are subject to a $1,000 fine and entries fees will not be returned.
- Route: The Parade will step off from the Beach Parking Lot onto Pope Ave across from Lagoon Road. It will continue along Pope Avenue, make a left onto Office Park Road and end at Park Plaza.