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2014 Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade Presented by iSelectMD

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Monday, March 17, 2014 • This is an All Day Event

About the Event

Founded in 1983 by local business icon Tom Reilley and a few friends and family, the Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade has grown to become one of Hilton Head Island's most beloved and popular annual events. Upwards of 25,000 spectators (in a town of approximately 40,000 permanent residents) line Pope Avenue each spring to enjoy floats and marching groups representing local businesses and charities, high school and university marching bands, the U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, pipe and drum bands, a procession of local dignitaries, and the always popular Shriners with their hilarious antics. Over the years the Parade has also featured the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, military jet flyovers, and Nashville recording star Michelle Murray among other special attractions. Our parade was been recognized in 2002 as one of the Top 20 Tourism Events in the Southeast. This is a wonderful honor and our community is very proud.In 2013 the Parade received a commendation from Hilton Head Island's Town Council in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The 31st Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade Presented by iSelectMD starts at 3:00 PM sharp on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The Parade will follow its usual route, beginning at the south end of Pope Avenue near Coligny Circle and marching north to Office Park Road - site of the reviewing stand - where it will make a left turn and proceed to its end in front of Park Plaza. To join the Parade, enter online at Click the "Entries" tab. Entry fees are $275 for businesses and $100 for non-profit organizations. Volunteers are needed to help in the staging area and along the Parade route. To volunteer contact Bill Harper at (843) 616-3604 or Convertible cars (and drivers) are needed to carry the procession of dignitaries. To volunteer a car contact Lynne Hummell at (843) 290-9860 or

The Details


Event Location

Pope Avenue
23 Old House Creek Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

Admission Details: FREE

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