St. Patrick’s Day is considered to be the most important day of the year to many Savannahians. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1813, over 200 years ago, and has since grown into a week (many month) long celebration and one BIG party. When Savannah was founded, there was a large Irish population, and Savannah continues to embrace its heritage with a bigger and bigger celebration each year.
Here is a list of the big events you won’t want to miss:
Greening of the Fountain : March 10th, 2017 | Noon
During the holiday, all of the city’s fountains are died green. On March 10th and noon, see the Grand Marshal turn Forsyth Park Fountain Irish green. This is one of the favorite events of the holiday and a can’t miss!
Irish Heritage Dance : March 10th, 2017 | 8:00pm
After the greening of the fountain, head over to the Irish Heritage Dance to immerse yourself into one of the culture’s most unique experiences. The event is at the Alee Shriner’s Temple.
Tara Feis Irish Fest : March 11th, 2017 | 11:00am – 5:00pm
This is a kid friendly event that is fun for the whole family, including Irish dancers, musicians, and other performers. You don’t want to miss this one.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade : March 17th, 2017 | 10:15pm – 2:00pm
This is the big event! The St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is one of the biggest in the world. Thousands of locals and visitors will line the streets of Savannah to watch the city-wide parade. Make sure to check out this map for road closures to prepare accordingly.
St Patrick’s Day Festival : March 16-18, 2017
Flock to River Street and City Market for the biggest party of the year. The music starts early and goes all night long. A plus about Savannah? You are allowed to walk around the city with a drink in your hand. Enjoy and be safe!