Starting in mid February with our Savannah Irish Festival, the entire Historic Savannah Community celebrates all things Irish culminating in our massive St. Patrick's Day Celebration on River Street every March 17th. The Savannah Irish Festival held every February 15th and 16th is a two day musical event with vendors from Ireland and America. Mid March brings the true partying season when over 400,000+ people crowd the streets of our 2.5 square mile landmark historic district to witness and participate in the party atmosphere of this popular festival event. Although, this celebration is not limited to the Irish, the “kiss me I’m Irish” proclamations prove we native Savannahians truly consider ourselves Irish on this day whether we are in reality true native sons and daughters of this wonderful European culture.
And what would any St. Paddy’s Day Event be without the traditional Parade? Our annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is considered another opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy a very entertaining Savannah event. Deemed by many as the second greatest most popular American Saint Patrick’s Day Parade event on the eastern seaboard due to the actual number of celebrants and onlookers, traditional Irish music enhances the festivities with bands and walking groups dancing down the street during the parade.
Savannah’s March 17th St. Patrick’s celebration hosts the Greening of the Fountain at Forsyth Park, where a green dye is added to the water. This is an event that draws hundreds of people to Savannah’s trademark fountain. The Tara Feis Irish Celebration typically held a week before St. Paddy’s Day includes live performances, arts and crafts and food. The River Street area jams more partying St. Patrick’s Celebrants into this twelve block-long Cobblestone Promenade fronting the Savannah River per block than you are likely to encounter anywhere else on this Irish Day of Days. And with two stages of non-stop live entertainment, interactive games, food, and cold beverages, is there any mystery as to why so many participants return year after year? Reserve your own historic district accommodation today while there is still availability for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.