Today we are talking about the St. Patricks Day Parade here in Downtown Savannah. Also known as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country. Consider this a guide to how to navigate the parade route, parking, walking and drinking!
The parade will begin set up down in Forsyth Park and officially begin on the intersection of Gwinnett and Abercorn! It is going to make its way down Abercorn street, through the squares and turn on Broughton towards E. Broad, then turn onto Bay St and then turn down Bull Street, through the squares and finish in Madison Square! Forsyth Park will be a good more chill spot to sit and watch the parade set up, and your kids can run around! The squares along the route will be crowded, people set up tents to watch the parade! Spectators are allowed to set up at 6:00 AM Friday morning! The parade will begin at 10:15am.
Parking garages downtown will be open, but you will not be able to leave some of the parking garages, especially the ones on the route, until after the parade has finished. If you do not feel like driving downtown and dealing with the traffic and chaos the City is offering shuttles! There is a shuttle going to and from the Tanger Outlets in Pooler, one on Tybee and one also coming from Southside at the mall. There will be a fee to ride the shuttle but they will be running all day and are a convenient and easy way to get downtown! Uber and Lyft are other great options – have your drop off location set to either East or West of the parade route, that will make getting there a little easier.
Savannah is known for its open container law and for St. Patrick’s Day they are extending the To-Go Cup zone! You will now be able to walk, drink in hand, from River Street all the way down to Victory Drive, and MLK Blvd all the way to Truman Parkway! Make sure all drinks are in a cup, no cans, bottles or glass are allowed!
We hope everyone has a very fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah!