This year, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which takes place on Tuesday, March 17, will take a different route around four squares on Abercorn and Bull streets, which includes Calhoun, Johnson, Oglethorpe and Chippewa.
Instead of traveling around the East side of the squares on Abercorn Street, the parade will now travel on the West side of Calhoun and Oglethorpe squares. And instead of traveling around the West side of the squares on Bull Street, the parade will travel around the East side of Chippewa and Johnson Squares.
The changes were made to help accommodate drivers and marchers, as now they will only have to turn left when marching through Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
It’s also aimed to allow for easier access to the porta potties, in addition to allowing the trash trucks and crews to more easily access and monitor the squares during and after the parade.
There are still several places to park in downtown Savannah near the parade route, but if you’re planning to park downtown, just beware of the heavy foot and car traffic. The parade, which starts at 10:15 a.m. will last approximately four hours.
For more information about all of the different St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Savannah, including the River Street and City Market events, go to our St. Patrick’s Day event page.