St. Patrick’s Day Events in Savannah

  • River Street Savannah St Patricks Day

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only day to celebrate with the Irish in Savannah. There are all kinds of St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah going on all month long—everything from the Greening of the Fountain to the St. Patrick’s Fire Ball and bar crawls to get you ready for River Street and City Market’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

If you’re trying to find the perfect party for you and your friends, a traditional Irish ceremony to check out or family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah, then we’ve got your back. This guide to St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah will help you navigate all of the parties, festivals, ceremonies and special events going on the whole month of March.

Savannah Irish Festival

Savannah Irish Festival

February 17-19, 2017

For more than two decades, the Savannah Irish Festival has brought a festive celebration of Irish Heritage to Savannah, Georgia. Each year, they invite top Irish musical acts and young Irish dancers to step up on their four stages and entertain the crowds filled with families and friends.With a weekend full of performances and activities, there’s fun for everyone at the weekend festival.


the Rockin' Road To DublinRockin’ Road to Dublin

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a rock ‘n’ roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. The cast consists of three world champion Irish dancers along with 11 other dancers, eight musicians and two vocalists.



Greening of the Forsyth Fountain in Savannah GeorgiaGreening of the Fountain

Friday, March 10, 2017 | Noon

It’s a tradition in Savannah to dye all of the fountains green and it all starts with the with everyone’s favorite – the fountain in Forsyth Park. During this ceremony, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal pours green dye into the water with the help of a bunch of friends and family, because we all know that St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah wouldn’t be the same without green water in all of the city’s fountains.


Savannah Shamrock 5k

March of Dimes Shamrock Run

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 5:45 p.m.

Every year in Ellis Square, about 2,000 runners and walkers kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah with a 5K through Downtown Savannah. All participants receive a Shamrock Run 5K T-shirt with registration, which is $25-$35. All proceeds benefit the mission of the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies.


Irish Heritage DanceIrish Heritage Society

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 8 p.m.

Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the Irish Heritage Dance at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Alee Shriner’s Temple. Join in the fun with the Irish Heritage Society and see some of the area’s best Irish dancers, of all ages, show off their heritage, tradition and talent at this fun event.



Savannah Craft Brew RacesThe Craft Brew Races

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Noon-4 p.m.

The Craft Brew Races are a celebration of local craft brewing, an active lifestyle and the surrounding community. This fun event at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center consists of a timed 5k road race, which awards finishers with a medal that doubles as a bottle-opener and a pint glass to enjoy samples from 30+ breweries at the three-hour craft beer festival, which follows, featuring live music, food trucks and more.


Tara Feis in SavannahTara Feis Irish Fest

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tara Feis is a 24-year tradition for anyone looking for a family-friendly, non-alcoholic festival to enjoy. With a variety of Irish musicians, dancers and performers, Tara Feis is an event to mark on you calendar. Headed by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, this fest has all kinds of fun crafts, games, magic and puppet shows for children to enjoy.



First City Network Shamrock Festival & Oyster Roast in SavannahShamrock Festival & Oyster Roast

Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 1 p.m.

The LGBT community of Savannah is hosting a family-friendly Shamrock Festival and Oyster Roast at Skidaway Island State Park with live music by Christy Alan Band and special guest Jenna Von Scrum. There will also be a silent auction, bingo, raffle, nature walks, and more! Oysters, hot dogs, side items and delicious food will be served. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.



Savannah Celtic Cross CeremonyCeltic Cross Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.

Every year, Irish Catholics join together to celebrate their heritage with family and friends in a ceremony at Emmet Park at the Celtic cross statue. Bagpipes play as different members of the Irish community speak about the past, present and future. It’s a tradition and way of honoring the Irish community that isn’t going away any time soon.



Irish folksinger Harry O'DonoghueAn Evening with Harry O’Donoghue

Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 7 p.m.

is hosting Irish folksinger Harry O’Donoghue for an entertaining evening of music, history and culture on Tybee Island. He’s been called Savannah’s professional Irishman (he hails from the coastal town of Drogheda), his songs telling the story of Ireland past and present. Add with that his quick wit, engaging humor and ability to draw an audience into his show and the result is going to be a wonderfully enjoyable and memorable experience. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.


Celtic WomenCeltic Women

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 7 p.m.  

The multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS, a captivating new show at the Savannah Civic Center. VOICES OF ANGELS showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.


Clydesdale Horses in the Savannah St Patricks Day ParadeTanger Outlet’s Greening of the Fountain & Clydesdales for a Cause

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 3 p.m.

Don’t miss the fun at Tanger Outlets during for the 2nd annual Greening of the Fountain Candlydesdales for A Cause! Enjoy free refreshments, face painting and balloon art and lots of fun for the entire family! At 3 p.m. the greening ceremony will commence with Miss Georgia and at 4 p.m., experience Irish bag pipers and dancers around the Tanger fountain. TheExpress Pro Clydesdales will be on site until 7 p.m. by the Tanger lighthouse.


jasper green ceremonyJasper Green Ceremony

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Members of the Irish community gather to honor all of our military – past and present. The annual Sergeant William Jasper Memorial Ceremony takes place the day before St. Patrick’s Day in Madison Square, where a monument honors Jasper and the men. Jasper was a Revolutionary War hero whose parents came to the colonies from Ireland.



Savannah Top o the Mornin RunTop ‘O the Mornin’ Run

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 6 a.m.

Get up early and run the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route before the crowds come in. In Fleet Feet’s “Top ó the Mornin’ Run,” it doesn’t matter if you’re fast, slow, wide awake or continually yawning, you just have to say “top o’ the mornin’” to anyone you see! There is no registration required for this FREE event.



Savannah St Patricks Day ParadeSt. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah isn’t just one of the biggest parades in the United States, it’s one of the biggest parades in the world, right behind Dublin and New York City. For more than 190 years, the parade has attracted thousands of guests to join in the city-wide celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, by cheering for all the floats, bands, dancers, Irish groups and societies marching in the parade.



Savannah River Street St Pattys Day FestivalSt. Patrick’s Day Festival

March 16-18, 2017 

River Street just might be the place with the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Savannah. They go all out. Restaurants, bars, beer and food vendors line the street with all kinds of green goodies to gulp down. The music starts early in the day and keeps going all night across the multiple stages set up downtown, and by sunset, just about every inch of the street will be full with festive celebrators.


Savannah's Kilt and Color RunSavannah’s Kilt and Color Run

March 18, 2017 | 8 a.m.

Come clean and leave green at this family-friendly St. Patrick’s run fest featuring a timed, clean 5k, free kid’s 1/2 mile powder run and 5k fun run at the Hutchinson Island Race Track. Registration is $15-$30 for adults and $5-$15 for children.




Savannah firefighter ballSt. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7-11 p.m.

IAFF Savannah Firefighters invite you to come out and meet your Savannah Firefighters and firefighters from all across the world. With an open bar, heavy hor d’ourves and live music, this year’s hottest party – the St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball – is a great way to kick-start your celebrations. Guests will be treated to open bar with beer, wine and premium brands of liquor, hors d’ oeuvre stations, silent auction, raffle prizes and dancing to live music. This event at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is open to the public.