Follow the Rainbow to Savannah, Georgia this St. Patrick’s Day. You won’t find any pots of gold but you will find some amazing activities for you, your family, and your friends.
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: On March 17th starting at 10:15 AM and going to about 2:30 PM the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be occupying the streets of Savannah. This parade-second largest in the U.S- will entertain visitors to the local Celtic and Irish families, pipe bands, and traditional Irish dancers. For the 191st year of the parades running, 15,000 people will take part in the parade along with 350 different floats and other marching units. The parade will be starting out on Gwinnett and Abercorn streets and will end in Madison square (for the complete parade route check out the first link).
St. Patrick’s Day Festival: From Saturday March 14th to March 17th, a festival will be taking place on River Street and City Market. This festival will be fun for just about everyone with lots of food, live bands and other entertainment, face painters, and caricature artists. And for those 21 and older Corona, Sweetwater, and Heineken will have their own tents for the festival. If you want to take part in the drinking you will need to purchase a wristband that symbols that you are OK to have your drink in hand. Wristbands are $5 and can be purchased at any of the booths.
Tara Feis: On Saturday March 14th from 11 AM to 5 PM Tara Feis will be taking place in Emmet Park. If you and your family are looking for some clean fun that is alcohol free this is the event for you. There will be different forms of entertainment for all ages, from the puppeteers and magicians for the kiddies to Irish dancers and the Irish band FullSet for the adults. But that’s not all; there are tons of arts and crafts for the little ones including potato printing and castle making with sugar cubes. When lunch time hits make sure to stop by any one of the food tents, and if you want to have the kids burn off any extra energy before taking them home (which is always nice) there are bounce houses and games set up around the park.
Hope everyone has a great St. Patty’s Day! And if you do choose to drink, please drink responsibly.
Images by Sebastian Dooris