St. Patrick’s Day Events in Savannah Georgia
March 17th – everyone around here knows it as St. Patrick’s Day, the day where you have to wear green otherwise look out for a pinch. It is one of Savannah Georgia’s favorite holidays with parades and events kicking off starting on March 2. But, I thought St. Patrick’s Day was March 17? Well, we love it so much that we celebrate all month long.
On March 17 there is a St. Patrick’s Day Parade where more than 300,000 residents are expected to visit. This is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States and it is a citywide festival. Located in our historic district, the parade begins at the corner of Abercorn and Gwinnett Street and finishes at the corner of Bull and Harris Street. With over 350 floats, marching bands, unique and unusual appearances plus the chance to drink green beer, taste St. Patrick’s Day fair and enjoy lots of artisan crafts with that jade hue, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival is one not to be missed. This beloved annual tradition has run nearly every year for almost 200 years except for those years during major wars. On Friday through Monday, March 14 through the 17th, River Street will host one of the biggest parties of the year. This nationally recognized festival features nonstop music, food & and is free and open to the public. However, make sure you bring your I.D. in order to grab a pint of the famous green beer.
Check out the links below for road closures, Celtic Cross Ceremonies, rugby tournaments and more information from River Street, city market, and details on the parade.
Information in this article is subject to change. For more information about St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah, contact:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee – 912-233-4804 – savannahsaintpatricksday.com
River Street – Savannah Waterfront Association – 912-234-0295 – riverstreetsavannah.com
City Market – Event Info-Line – 912-525-2489 – savannahcitymarket.com
St. Patrick’s Day Events Calendar:
Greening of the Fountain, Forsyth Park, 12 noon Friday, March 7th. It’s the unofficial start to St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, Georgia.
Celtic Cross Ceremony Sunday, March 9th, a quiet ceremony honoring the city’s Irish heritage.
Irish Heritage Dance, Alee Temple, 8 p.m. Friday, March 14th.
St. Patrick’s On The River Festival Friday thru Monday, March 14th thru 17th.
Saint Patrick’s Day Mass, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 8 a.m. Saturday, March 15th.
Tara Feis, Emmet Park, 11-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
Tybee Island Parade 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15th. The Island will “go green” with a festive parade.
Jasper Green Ceremony, Madison Square, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16th.
2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Monday, March 17th—second largest in the nation!