March 14: The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tara Feis Irish Festival Committee presents the 24th Annual Tara Feis Irish Celebration. The unique annual event offers attendees an opportunity to celebrate authentic Irish heritage through live performances featuring step dance, cultural displays, food, crafts, rides and Irish bands. The festival kicks off with a traditional Irish ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a procession of colorful flags and bagpipes. The main stage will feature performances of the Irish Dancers of Savannah, Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance and the Dublin Firefighters Pipe and Drum band from Dublin, Ireland, who will also perform in the opening procession. The event is sponsored by the City of Savannah Department and is free and open to the public. (912) 651-6417 or savannahga.gov/arts.