2016 St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

Thursday, March 17 — Sunday, March 20, 2016

Welcome to St. Patrick's Day in Savannah! We can't wait to welcome you to Savannah's greatest and most exciting celebration of the year! Consider Stay in Savannah your official insider's guide to everything St. Patrick's Day 2016. We're here to help you find answers to frequently asked questions, learn about the downtown wristband policy, decide where to eat & drink, where to stay, what to see and so much more.

The official St. Patrick's Day festivities will kick off Thursday, March 17, through Sunday, March 20. The 192nd St. Patrick's Day parade will be announced as the event gets closer. As the City of Savannah continues to release information regarding other St. Patrick's Day festivities, we will be updating this page with all the important information you need to know! Check back often for the most up to date information. We hope you'll join us for all the fun in 2016!

Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade

Parade Route

The 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade Route has not been released, however, parade routes tend to be very similar year to year. You can view the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade Route here for reference.


For several years the city of Savannah has provided bleacher seating throughout the parade route for $25 per person (advance purchase), $30 person (day of the event) and $1,200 for corporate seating (accommodating 65 people). While 2016 St. Patrick's Day Bleacher Seating prices have not been released, we will post the pricing information as soon as it's available. Please check back soon.

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Rules for Enjoying St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

We want everyone to have a memorable and fun St. Patrick's Day in Savannah, but there are a few rules to keep in mind during your stay:

  • Keep alcohol in paper, plastic or styrofoam cups. Glass bottles are prohibited on the street.
  • Do not carry a drink over 16 ounces outside, and please only carry one drink at a time.
  • Do not drink on the street inside of the festival area without a wristband (if applicable).
  • Do not camp out in the Savannah squares overnight. Squares will be off limits to everyone until 6 a.m. the morning of the parade.
  • Do not bring animals inside the festival area.

Restaurants Bars Pubs Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Where to Eat & Drink

There are many great places to eat and drink while enjoying your stay in Savannah. Our website has a full list of great restaurants and nightlife locations to enjoy your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Many of these locations are in downtown Savannah and within walking distance to the festival area.


Hotels Savannah St. Patrick's Day Hotel

Where to Stay

If you're looking to visit Savannah for the 2016 St. Patrick's Day celebration, you're in the right place. Please choose from any of our four preferred hotel partners below to see rates and availability for the 2016 festivities or call (912) 721.2305.

DoubleTree Historic Hilton Garden Inn Historic Homewood Suites Historic Quality Inn Historic

Savannah St. Patrick's Day Wristband Policy

Wristband Policy

2016 Wristband Policy: If you would like to take advantage of our open container policy inside the festival zone, you MUST purchase a $5 wristband for each day (Thursday-Saturday). Wristbands can be purchased at multiple downtown locations. Click here to download a map of the 2016 St. Patrick's Day in Savannah festival zone.

Mobile App Savannah St. Patrick's Day


Ferry Rides Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Parking, Shuttles & Ferries

Parking in Savannah during the St. Patrick's Day celebration is extremely difficult. In addition to the numerous parking lots and garages available for this event, the City of Savannah will also provide a number of alternatives to parking downtown. For information on parking, shuttles and ferry information, please visit the following websites:


Live Music Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Live Music

The 2016 St. Patrick's Day festival will be packed with tons of live music the entire weekend. Bands will be performing at the Bud Light Live Music Stage, located on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. Check out the full concert schedule below for the 2016 festival!

Miss St. Patrick's Day Pageant

The Miss St. Patrick's Day Pageant

Interested in participating in the 2016 Miss St. Patrick's Day Pageant? Registration is now open and applications are available at 973kissfm.com!

Time Thursday March 17th Friday March 18th Saturday March 19th
11AM – 1PM Georgia Kyle Space A * In for a Penny
1 PM – 3 PM Brett Barnard and The Hitman Band Georgia Kyle Georgia Kyle
1 PM – 3 PM Kris Coker (Live Art)    
3 PM – 5 PM Danielle Hicks Sound Barrier * American Hologram
5 PM – 6 30 PM David McPherson David McPherson David McPherson
6 30 PM – 8 30 PM In for a Penny Lyn Avenue Eric Culberson
8 30 PM – 10 30 PM The Bastard Suns Eric Culberson The Hypnotics
10 30 PM – 12 AM Sound Barrier * The Hypnotics Brett Barnard and The Hitman Band

Bands will be performing at the Bud Light Live Music Stage, located on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza.

* Air Force Band