Everything You Need To Know- St. Patrick’s Day 2018- Savannah

St.Patrick’s Enhanced Security Zones

Click here to see the full enhanced security zone map in preparation of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit.Also, find the security checkpoints, no parking areas and list of items you cannot bring into the security zone.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This main event brings everything together – family, friends and fun. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah is the second largest in the U.S., right behind New York. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit and enjoy the city-wide festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

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 line the street with gifts and goodies and bands perform live music on stages all over downtown Savannah.

St. Patrick’s Day in SavannahFestival Hours:

Friday, March 16-Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m.-midnight each day


  • Dance Party
  • Food court
  • Giveaways
  • Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Cabana
  • Social media video board
  • Campaign activities
  • Live music by local and regional bands
  • An assortment of vendors

Click HERE for Friday’s Stage Schedule.

Click HERE for Saturday’s Stage Schedule.


If it’s green beer you’re looking for, then be sure to purchase a $10 wristband before taking it out in the festival area, also known as a “Control Zone.” To party with a pint in hand all festival-goers must buy a wristband at one of many booth locations downtown. They can be purchased with cash and credit cards by anyone 21 years and older, who shows a valid I.D. There will be different wristbands for each day, so if you’re looking to join the party for more than one day, then you must buy a separate wristband each day. They are only required in the festival area, which stretches from River Street to Broughton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to East Broad Street.

Click HERE for a map of the wristband coverage area.


Don’t forget to make your commute plans before the big day, because parking can be tricky when there’s hundreds of thousands of people in town. Event parking can cost anywhere from $5 to $25 dollars on St. Patrick’s Day, with most of the garages downtown running at a rate of $20 per vehicle.

Click HERE for more parking info.



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