St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of St. Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, the foremost Patron Saint of Ireland. What started out as a religious celebration of St. Patrick in Ireland has evolved into various festivals across the world celebrating the Irish culture with music, dancing, parades, food and drinks and a whole lot of green.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration has been ranked as the third largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade not just in the US but the third largest parade in the world next to New York City and Dublin attracting guests and tourists all over the US with over 500,000 people in attendance participating in the parade and other celebrations across the city. March has easily become one of the busiest months in the city with many events and festivities dedicated to celebrating this Irish festival.

Get your greenest outfit, your hearty appetite and a big smile as we prepared a list of events celebrating this good ol' Irish Festival in Savannah, GA:


St. Patrick’s Day Festival

March 16-18, 2017 

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Savannah’s rocking the St. Paddy’s Festival in City Market and River Street with this three-day event where many restaurants and local businesses are getting on the green wagon to celebrate the occasion. Great music from live bands will be playing all night long so don’t forget to wear green and your dancing shoes and get ready to dance, sing and party the night away Savannah style!


Top ‘O the Mornin’ Run

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 6 a.m.

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Get a head start on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a good early morning run along the parade route. No registration for this FREE event but you have to say “top o’ the mornin’” to anyone you see!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

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An early mass at 8:00 AM will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. The parade will start promptly at 10:15 AM and will be held rain or shine. Savannah is expecting almost half a million guests and tourists watching and joining the parade. It would be best to plan your route and parking prior the event and to reserve bleacher seating, click here for more information.


Savannah’s Kilt and Color Run

March 18, 2017 | 8 a.m.

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Enjoy a post - St. Patrick’s day event run at the Hutchinson Island Race Track with your family. Exercise and run off all the food and drinks that you consumed during one of the biggest celebrations in the city. Be prepared to come out green after the event. Registration is $15-$30 for adults and $5-$15 for children.

For more information or to register, click here.


St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 7-11 p.m.

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This year’s hottest party will be hosted by IAFF Savannah Firefighters at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum on March 18th. Guests will be treated to an open bar with free beer, wine, premium brands of liquors, hors d’ oeuvre, raffle prizes, silent auction and great music from a live band. Prepare to get charmed and meet Savanna's Firefighters and other firefighters from across the world. Tickets are $49 per person or $93 per couple. Don't miss out on this event, click here to purchase tickets as they sell out fast! All Proceeds from this event benefits The Fallen Firefighter’s Fund & IAFF Savannah Firefighters Newest Charity, Paws for a Cause.


Photo credits to Savannah.com and Savannah St. Patricks Day official website.


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