On March 17th* right after the Feast of St. Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the annual St Patrick’s Day parade begins.
Guests don’t have to go far to watch the parade as the route passes directly in front of our hotels on Bay Street.
Locals and vacationers alike are up ready and waiting to claim their traditional spots each year. Savannah’s beautiful historic squares make for perfect tailgating lots, while the sidewalk along Broughton and Bay Street are great for general viewing. Be sure to bring something comfy to sit on and grab a spot early!
*Parade may fall on the 16th or 18th if the 17th is a Sunday
Savannah tradition to dye all of the fountains in the city green! At the official celebration, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and local children pour green dye into the water at the Forsyth Fountain and magically all of the fountains in the city squares turn green! This fun celebration officially marks the beginning of the festivities!The fountains remain green from the ceremony to a few days after the parade, so be sure to walk to the park and take your own lasting memory.
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 will line the street with gifts and goodies and bands perform live music on stages all over downtown Savannah. Guests can hit up River Street for a good time with great jams or grab a drink and some food.
All the fun happens within the Festival Control Zone and you will need to purchase a wristband if you wish to enjoy an adult beverage as you walk our beautiful streets. Conveniently there is often a booth to purchase wristbands right across the street from our hotels!