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The public observance of St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah traces its roots back to the year 1824. On March 16th of that year, a notice from the Hibernian Society was published in the local paper, The Georgian, inviting the citizens of Savannah to join them for a discourse at the Roman Catholic Church on the Feast of St. Patrick the following day. The notice also called for the members of the Society to be punctual in their attendance at a 10:00 AM meeting, to conduct the business at hand, prior to moving in procession to the church. This is the first documented invitation to the public regarding the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah.

While the 1824 festivities are recognized as the first public observance to which the current iteration of the Parade can be traced, it is documented that two private processions took place in Savannah prior to that year. The first occurred in 1813, when the members of the Hibernian Society (est. 1812) marched in procession to the Independent Presbyterian Church. The second was a private parade held in 1818 by a local military group known as the Fencibles.

Today, approximately 280 units – bands, families, societies, soldiers, public servants, and commercial floats – wind through the streets of Historic Downtown Savannah every March 17th, making our St. Patrick’s Day Parade one of the largest and most recognized in the world!

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Unveiling of Historical Marker and Reenactment of the Original 1824 Parade Walk

The Committee to Commemorate the 200th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah will be unveiling the 200th St Patrick’s Day Parade Historical Marker on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1pm at the site of the beginning of the first parade located at Liberty Square (now the Robert E. Robinson Parking Garage) across from the Chatham County Courthouse at 133 Montgomery Street. There will be a short program to unveil the marker followed by a commemorative walk taking the first parade’s original 1824 route to the old City Hotel (now Moon River Brewing) at 21 W. Bay Street. The public is invited to attend.
Saturday, February 24, 2024


1:00 PM


Liberty Square

Turning the City GREEN Celebration Event

Join us at City Hall as we flip the switch and turn the City of Savannah Green for the Month of March. The following locations will change their outside lighting to GREEN in honor of this year’s Bicentennial Celebration. We invite everyone in Savannah to join the celebration by changing their own lighting to GREEN as well. We also invite you to make a donation of $200 to this years celebration and receive an official 3×5 flag to display at your home and business. See the links below place your order. We thank all those locations listed below that have already committed to BE GREEN this year.

Going Green Locations: Savannah City Hall, Forsyth Park Bandshell, Forsyth Park Fountain, Savannah Convention Center, Plant Riverside, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Planter’s Inn, Jepson Center, Levy Jewelers, Hyatt River Street Tunnel, Savannah/Hilton Head International, SCAD locations.
Friday, March 1, 2024


7:00 PM


City Hall