The 35th annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming up quick.
If you’re planning on attending, here are a few things that should know.
The parade starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, just before the circle Coligny Beach Park.
Parking is very limited, planners of the event are expecting around 30,000 spectators according to the event Facebook page, so get there early so that you can grab your spot along the parade route.
This year the Grand Marshal of the parade is Emory Shaw Campbell.
The parade is rain or shine and it will conclude at Park Plaza at Office Park Road on Hilton Head.
About an hour before the parade, the south side of Pope Avenue will close to all traffic. All non-parade traffic will still be able to use the north side of Pope Avenue.
In addition to the parade, many of the establishments along the route will be serving food, alcohol and some will feature live bands.
‘Irishfest - Party in the Parking Lot’ will be held at Wild Wings on Pope Avenue on Sunday and they will be featuring DJ Drace, Bag Pipers, La Bodega, Parade and Deas Guys.
Aunt Chilada’s will be hosting Parade Day Pattypalazoa, which will feature local musical acts such as Cranford Hollow, Big B and the Stingers, La Pachanga and Jon Rooks. The event starts at 1 p.m.
Rockfish will have live music starting at 1:30 p.m.in the parking lot with Whiskey n' Biscuits opening up for Silicone Sister.
Local Pie will host a St. Patrick’s Day party with Groove Town Assault performing 3 - 7 p.m. and lots of drink specials.
The Sandbar Beach Eats will have live music from Melvin Dean and Matt Robbins, a Bloody Mary bar starting at 10 a.m. and Jesse Blanco with the TV show ‘Eat It and Like It’ will be making an appearance.
Darren Clarke's Tavern will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Post Parade Party on their covered patio starting at 4 p.m., rain or shine, and will wrap up around 7 p.m. White Liquor, a Rolling Stone cover band from Bluffton, will be providing live music during the event.
Don’t forget about Charbar Co., they will be hosting the St. Pat's Parade Day Jam w/ Bobby Mags & The Swampfire Allstars starting just after the parade at 4 p.m.
Public drinking is illegal on Hilton Head Island, so if you purchase alcohol you must drink it at the establishment that you purchased it at.