If you are thinking about visiting our beautiful city of Savannah, or maybe you are already here all ready to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade, here are a few things that you should keep in mind!
The festivities are scheduled to begin Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. with the Mass-Feast of Saint Patrick at the Cathedral of St. John The Baptist, located at 222 East Harris, Street, Savannah, (912) 233-4709.
As is the tradition, the Parade will follow the Mass and will begin approximately at 10:15 a.m.
The Parade will be held Rain or Shine!!
The parade begins at the corner of Gwinnet and Abercorn Street, it will make its way North on Abercorn to Broughton, where it will turn East to East Broad Street. The parade will then turn North on E. Broad and then will head West on Bay, the parade will also pass City Hall, (make sure to look up and admire the top of the building!). The parade will then take a left onto Bull Street, and it will end at Harris Street.
To download your own map click here: PARADE MAP
Here is the St. Parade's Day Parade Route Map
Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has also made available the following "Real Time Closure Map":
Please make sure you visit their page as often as possible for any updated and also, take notes on all of the "No Parking Zones". SCMPD Road Closure Map and NO PARKING ZONES.
While you can choose to rise bright and early (and by this I mean: real early) to find the perfect spot on one of the squares along the parade route, there are other options as well:
BLEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE: Reserve your individual or corporate seating by visiting Kelly Tours' Website today at www.kellytours.com or call 912-964-2010.
INDIVIDUAL SEATS: $25 IN ADVANCE ($30 DAY OF PARADE)
CORPORATE SEATING: $1,200.00
Accomodates 65 people
While this is a wonderful celebration, it can be and will be very crowded. Make sure you talk to your young ones about any and all safety rules. The City is using social media tools likes Facebook and Twitter to keep everyone updated with any disruptions, changes, traffic information, street closures, parking information, as well as local ordinances.
We will not be participating this year... while Ms. Bree seems to be recovering ahead of schedule, it is better if we just watch the parade on WTOC from the comfort of our home. After all, we are only on Post Surgery Day 6.
Enjoy the festivities, St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of the biggest, greatest and most exciting celebration of the year!!