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2017 St. Patrick's Day Savannah

Insider’s Guide to St Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA

Friday, March 17, 2017

Every year, people from around the world travel to Savannah for one of the most celebrated events of the year: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day! With so many exciting celebrations surrounding St. Patrick’s Day 2017, we’re here to help provide you with everything you need to navigate through St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah. Check out our St. Patrick’s Day guide below for tips on what to see, where to eat, where to stay, and much more!

The official Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festivities will kick off Friday, March 17, and continue throughout the weekend. Details on the 193rd Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade and additional St. Patrick’s Day festivities will be announced as the event gets closer. We will continue to keep you updated on the latest St. Patrick’s Day announcements, so check back here often for the latest. We hope you’ll join us for one of the most anticipated Savannah events of the year. Erin Go Bragh!

St. Patrick’s Day Events

Parade Route

The 2017 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route has not yet been released, however, parade routes tend to be very similar year to year. View the 2016 route here for reference.



The City of Savannah traditionally provides bleacher seating throughout the parade route for $25 per person (advance purchase), $30 per person (day of the event) and $1,200 for corporate seating (accommodating 65 people). While 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Bleacher Seating prices have not yet been released, we will post the pricing information as soon as it’s available.

Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Rules

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. on the morning of the parade.
  • Do not bring animals inside the festival area.
Wristband Policy

In recent years, the City of Savannah has established a wristband policy within the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festival zone. The 2017 festival zone and wristband information has not yet been announced, but you can read all about the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Wristband policy here.


Where to Stay

Hotel rooms book up quickly during Savannah St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so be sure to book your stay well in advance! Please choose from any of our five preferred Savannah hotel partners below to see rates and availability for the 2017 festivities, or call (912) 721.2305.

Hotels in Savannah, GA

DoubleTree by Hilton

Savannah Historic District
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Hilton Garden Inn

Savannah Historic District
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Homewood Suites by Hilton

Savannah Historic District/Riverfront
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Quality Inn

Savannah Historic District
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Where to Eat & Drink

There are endless choices for places to eat and drink during your stay in Savannah, including great Savannah pubs and bars where you’re sure to feel the luck o’ the Irish. Check out our full list of local restaurants and nightlife to enjoy during St. Patrick’s Day. Many of these locations are in downtown Savannah and within walking distance of the festival area.

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 ferries, please visit the following websites:

Live Music

The 2017 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festival will be packed with live music and performances the entire weekend. Check back in March for the full festival concert schedule!