UPDATE: According to City of Savannah Officials, all St. Patrick's Day's events, festivities and parade have been postponed.
Savannah’s famous St. Patrick Day festivals will be kicking off soon and after over 196 years, the celebrations don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. So, if you or anyone you know is planning to attend the upcoming festivities, here a few things you should know:
St. Patrick’s Day is officially on Mar. 17, but festivities for the holiday are being held well before then by the City of Savannah. Festivals and events will take place on River Street and in City Market over the weekend. Events will include the St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Mar. 13 and Mar. 14 on River St., 10 a.m. until midnight, and the St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball held by Savannah firefighters held on Mar. 14 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. For more event information, visit www.savannah.com/st-patricks-day-events-savannah/.
The official Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Mar. 17, Tuesday, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Gwinnett and Abercorn streets, according to the Savannah website. It will travel along Abercorn Street to Broughton Street, and will end at Madison Square on Harris Street.
For an official parade route map, visit www.savannah.com/st-patricks-day-events-savannah/savannahs-st-patricks-day-parade/.
For transportation, CAT buses will be picking up visitors from the Westside Shopping Center and dropping them off at the Transit Center. Buses will also make stops at the Island Town Center on Whitemarsh Island and at the Savannah Mall, dropping its passengers off at Oglethorpe Avenue and Houston St. and at the Transit Center respectively.
Shuttles will be transporting people to downtown Savannah between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., and from downtown between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Savannah website states St. Patrick’s Day shuttle passes will cost $5 and can be purchased at the shuttle locations with either cash or credit.
For more information on St. Patrick Day parking, visit www.savannah.com/st-patricks-day-events-savannah/savannahs-st-patricks-day-parade/transportation/.