This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O'Connors birthday will offer family fun, live music and more. Attendees are invited to join the parade, carry handmade signs and sing along.
Live music will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah's finest local bands in honor of OConnors 94th birthday. Music for the parade will be performed by the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Costumes inspired by Flannery O'Connors characters and settings or by the authors life are encouraged, but not required.
Schedule of Events:
1-4 p.m. Enjoy live music, games, art, face painting and contests. Meet local authors, enjoy a pop-up art show by Panhandle Slim, get your photo taken with a gorilla and play bingo with live chickens. Refreshments provided by the Sentient Bean. Vendors include Kleos Handmade Soaps, Holly Oddly, Quarter Press and many others.
3 p.m. The Parade starts in Lafayette Square with a blessing by Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland, former president of the Flannery OConnor Childhood Home board of directors. Enjoy birthday cake in Lafayette Square immediately following the parade.
This event is free and open to the public.