Each year, the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade draws a crowd of roughly 300,000 people to Savannah’s Historic District. Planning for the biggest event of the year can be intimidating, so here’s some useful information about what to expect on parade day.
Getting Downtown on Parade Day
Visitors and locals have several options for safely getting downtown on parade day. If you choose to drive and plan to find on-street parking, be cognizant of the parade route and road closures. The city’s parking services department also offers pre-reserved special event parking passes to use in city garages.
To avoid the hassle of driving downtown altogether, opt for one of the many transportation options offered only on parade day. Chatham Area Transit (CAT) shuttles parade goers from Garden City, Whitemarsh Island and Southside for just $5 roundtrip. Kelly Tours also provides transportation from the Pooler area as well as a VIP experience which includes food, reserved parade seating, and more!
Parade spectators are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up along the parade route. A limited number of bleacher seats are also available for reservation.
The city provides hundreds of public restrooms throughout the Historic District on parade day. To locate public bathroom stations along the parade route, check out this informative map. Savannah’s Visitor Information Centers are also equipped with restrooms.
Lastly, pay attention to parade barricades and use designated crossing points along the route.
March in Savannah means shades of green, kilted bagpipers and Irish-themed events all month long. With this information, you’ll be able to plan a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day celebration with your friends and family.