Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah with Lively Parades, Festivals & Bar Crawls

Savannah might not seem like one of the top destinations to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. However, you might be surprised to learn that it is one of the most popular holidays celebrated in Savannah, and the city's St. Patrick's Day celebrations are some of the largest in the country!

Every year, a large influx of people (local and not-so-local) head to Savannah in mid-March to participate in our festivities. From Shamrock-themed runs to concerts to bar crawls, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah.

Want to join us in celebrating Savannah's St. Patrick's Day? Here are the top events we look forward to for St. Patrick’s Day in 2024.

Savannah St. Patrick's Day Events (2024)

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St. Practice Day – Saturday, March 9th, 2024

St. Practice Day is an opportunity to "practice" your bar crawling and brush up your technique before the big event and a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, and admission is only $24.99 a person.

Each participant will meet at the starting bar and then move through the participating bars at their own pace, choosing from drink specials at each bar that are only available to the event's participants. The first 200 crawlers to complete their scorecard will receive a free t-shirt. In the past, some of the bars that participated in the event have included The Crypt Pub, Bay Street Blues, and The Hideaway Lounge. Grab your tickets this year to see who will be helping to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the most popular of the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Savannah and a must while spending St. Patrick's Day weekend in Savannah. This parade has been happening in the city since 1824, and this year (2024) marks its 200th anniversary. This year's parade will occur on Saturday, March 16th, the day before St. Patrick's Day. It is the country's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, following the parades in New York City and Chicago!

The parade route starts at the intersection of Gwinnett Street and Abercorn Street, near Forsyth Park, and travels down Abercorn Street, Broughton Street, Bay Street, and Bull Street before ending at the intersection of Bull Street and Harris Street. People usually camp out along the parade route for the best views of the St. Patrick's Day Parade! Consider purchasing bleacher seats on Bay Street, near Colonial Park Cemetery, or near St. John's Cathedral for a guaranteed seat.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade begins promptly on Abercorn immediately after the Celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist at 10:15 AM. During this celebration, you can expect elaborate floats, marching bands, live music, traditional dancers, and other celebrations of Irish heritage. Don't miss this fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah!

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Looking for More to Do in Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day?

Although the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah is the city’s must-see event, there are tons of other fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day before, during, and after the big parade!

Visit the City of Savannah website to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, and read through these frequently asked questions about St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah to read through all the details surrounding the city’s fun celebration.

Join Us for a Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Celebration with South Key Management

If you are still looking for a place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, consider coming to Savannah! Check out South Key Management’s list of properties for our March availability. Book early and directly through our site to optimize your savings, leaving more room for fun, food, and activities while you are here. 

Plus, visitors staying March 14th – 17th may receive welcome baskets (while supplies last) full of goodies to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Savannah! We can't wait to host you for this celebratory weekend!

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