There’s just something about St. Patrick’s Day and golf that go hand in hand here in South Carolina. We know because at Tilghman Resort we get a lot of people calling to reserve golf packages for this weekend. If you didn’t plan ahead and are just now looking for rates and tee times – no need to worry, because there are plenty of North Myrtle Beach golf packages to go around, even for the latecomers among you.

When you’ve met your quota of golf for the day or the weekend and are looking for something else to occupy your time, you’ll be happy to know everybody here in the Grand Strand celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in a big way. Here are just some of the many events taking place in the area.

Downtown Myrtle Beach is the place to be Saturday, March 16 from 12 noon until 11 p.m., for Ocean Boulevard’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, featuring music, fun and authentic Irish food and beverage. Activities include live performances, kids’ zone, games and more. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles from Eighth Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North. For more information, contact Jonathan Staton at 843-997-6695.

24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration all weekend long at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Broadway at the Beach! Enjoy bands from Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, March 17 as well as Hooley menu, green beer, a Photo Booth, magician, plus great giveaways and prizes!

The St. Patty’s Day 5k Kilt Run will take place on Sunday, March 17 at 9 a.m. at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery at Broadway at the Beach. Kick start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a 5K run around Broadway at the Beach! Register at Tilted Kilt or online, and enjoy a great after party at Tilted Kilt!