Friday, February 17, 2012

St Patricks Day in Savannah, Savannah Events

Savannah bed and breakfasts invite you to experience St. Patrick's Day in Savannah, one of the largest and best of all area events and celebrations!

Some have said the festivities surrounding the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Savannah are similar to Mardi Gras. However, Savannah hosts only one parade, and displays of public nudity will get you arrested in our beautiful city.  Festivities in our city are for the entire family.

A week's worth of activities lead up to the spectacular St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2012:

Friday, March 9, 2012 at noon:  Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain.

Saturday, March 10, 2012:  Tara Feis Irish Celebration, featuring Irish music, dancing, crafts, food and other family-friendly activities throughout the day.

Sunday, March 11, 2012:  Celtic Cross Mass and Ceremony - this Celtic Cross Procession to Bay Street is "the parade before The Parade," honoring family, heritage, and history surrounding Saint Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 16, 2012:  Sergeant William Jasper Green Ceremony, honoring this Revolutionary War hero, and all servicemen and women, with special recognition for those of Irish descent.

Saturday, March, 17, 2012 at 8am:  Mass at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist downtown before the parade.

Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:15am:  The Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade begins!

And what a parade it is!  The St. Patrick's Day Parade is the largest annual city parade, and the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States, if not the world!

Savannah's 3-hour parade features over 350 units, including floats, bands, military corps, and other organizations.  The parade route winds through the National Landmark Historic District and within two blocks of our beautiful downtown lodging options - some of them are actually on the parade route itself!  And it is just a short drive/ride from our Tybee Island inns to the parade route.

Historic River Street is THE place to be during the "green season", as events will be held during the week leading up to the parade, and the days following.  But of course the entire city will be celebrating the holiday, so you can certainly opt to have a quieter visit in other parts of town, closer to your bed and breakfast Savannah accommodations.

The innkeepers of the Romantic Inns of Savannah will be happy to offer suggestions for both popular and more-subdued Irish-related destinations during your stay.  We welcome you to the celebrations!

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