Savannah prides herself on being “the city” to go to for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, in Georgia. Nearly every site you can imagine has been painted, dyed, or colored green for the very special “everyone is Irish”, day! This city already boasts beautiful architecture, phenomenal artistic displays throughout River Street and the Historic District and plenty of boutiques for shopping.
On Saint Patrick’s Day, Savannah opens her arms and welcomes thousands upon thousands to become Irish for the day. There are activities around every corner and plenty of helpful and welcoming locals who are willing to point you in the direction of your leisure.
Here are a few celebrations for the young and old:
The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Beginning on Abercorn Street at the cross street of Gwinette Street, following Abercorn Street all the way down to Broughton Street and turning down to East Broad Street, the parade route then goes to Bay Street and back toward Forsyth Park via Bull Street. There are plenty of places to watch the parade go by as the parade route includes several blocks and local squares. Bleachers will be located at a few locations with a fee of $25 per person before the day of the parade. Seats will be $30 per person, the day of the parade, so reserve your seats early! Contact Kelly Tours’ online at www.kellytours.com, or call them: 912-964-2010.
Join the fun down on River Street where the river is dyed green for the weekend leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day, which is on Monday, March 17th, of this year. The festivities will begin on Friday, March 14, 2014, with more than 300,000 visitors expected to make the scene. There will be plenty of people to meet, new friends to make, and everyone ready to have some fun. River Street hosts bars, clubs, the famous Wet Willie’s, and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on the River, expect to be amazed and excited.
And last but not least, don’t forget to wear your green! Have fun, be safe, and most importantly be nice!