Posted on January 1, 2016 by Andrea Six
Celebrations aren’t just confined to St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah. They’re rocking the city all month, which is why March is the one of the most popular times to visit Savannah.
St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is the most exciting time of the year in this Hostess City, with all kinds of events inviting guests to grab their green, get out and have some fun. This monumental popularity didn’t just come overnight; it took 190 years of the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade to get Savannah on the map. And now Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day is one of the hottest in the nations, with Savannah ranking the third largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world.
Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This main event brings everything together – family, friends and fun. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah is the second largest in the U.S., right behind New York. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit and enjoy the city-wide festivities. Find out how to reserve bleacher seating from Kelly Tours and where to go to take a shuttle downtown.
March 16-18, 2017
Out of all of the festivals and events on River Street and in City Market, none is bigger, better or greener than their St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Vendors line the street with gifts and goodies and bands perform live music on stages all over downtown Savannah. These two hot spots are where the real St. Paddy’s Day party is. Guests can hit up City Market for a good time with great jams or grab a drink and enjoy the fun by the Savannah River.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s said that the Tara Feis Irish Celebration in Emmet Park is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate. This family-friendly festival put on by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is non-alcoholic Irish celebration featuring live music, art, activities, crafts and games, as well as a variety of musicians, storytellers and children’s performers. It’s the perfect celebration for you and your children.
Event dates and times vary
There are all kinds of great St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah, from traditional Irish ceremonies and family-friendly festivals to outdoor parties, celebrations on River Street and the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, so be sure to check them out! Whether you’re looking for something laid back or a party that rocks through the wee hours of the night, there are plenty of crowd pleasers to excite and entertain visitors and locals alike.
Don’t forget to make your commute plans before the big day, because parking can be tricky when there’s hundreds of thousands of people in town. Event parking can cost anywhere from $5 to $25 dollars on St. Patrick’s Day, with most of the garages downtown running at a rate of $20 per vehicle.