Savannah hosts one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world every year. Last year, nearly one million people, both locals and visitors, joined in the celebrations in historic downtown Savannah. This year’s festivities could be just as big! The city has been celebrating its Irish Heritage since 1813!
There are many activities that are a part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah. The events started in February with the Irish Heritage Festival . This 3 day celebration showcased the best in Irish music, dancing and food. The “official” St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off on Friday, March 8th at noon with the “Greening of the Fountain” at Forsyth Park. This event officially starts the week of activities before St. Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 9th is the Tara Feis from 11am to 5pm at Emmet Park. This free family friendly festival includes live musical and dance performances, food, art and crafts. Another family friendly event that is taking place on March 9th is the Tybee Island Irish Heritage Parade. The 11th Annual parade starts at 3pm at City Hall and the route runs down Butler Street to Tybrisa Street.
The St. Patrick’s Day festivities will be held on Saturday, March 16th this year. The day starts off with an 8am Mass at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah. The 189th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 10:15am and winds through the historic downtown district. There will be over 350 units in the parade including dignitaries, marching bands, military bands, pipe and drum corps, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses, floats and more. Everyone comes to the watch the parade dressed in their Irish “finest”. It is just as fun to people watch as it is to watch the parade! River Street is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on the River starting on Friday, March 15th. The celebrations have gotten so big that the streets will be closed downtown from River Street to Broughton Street. The streets will be filled each day with food, music and other entertainment.
Stop N Stor is happy to be a part of the Savannah community. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day activities in the great city of Savannah! Slainte!