On March 17th*, after the Feast of St. Patrick’s Day Mass, outside the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade begins. After the Grand Marshal’s blessing on the cathedral steps, the parade winds its way through the historic downtown district.
Hours before the festivities begin, Locals and vacationers alike are up early, ready and waiting to claim their traditional spots each year. Savannah’s beautiful historic squares make for perfect tailgating lots, while the sidewalks along the route are great for general viewing.
Luckily, our guests (and their 4-legged family members) don’t have to go far or camp out super early to find a great spot to watch the parade, as the route passes directly in front of our hotels on Bay Street.
Be sure to bring something comfy to sit on and grab a spot!
*Parade may fall on the 16th or 18th if the 17th is a Sunday