There are changes in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
*The festival of St. Patrick is Friday, 6p.m. March 13 through 6p.m. Sunday, March 15
*There are no planned city festivities on Monday, March 16. It is a day of rest and preparation for city officials.
*Monday, March 16 is also the designated day to set up for the parade
*The St. Patrick’s Day parade will begin 10a.m. Tuesday, March 17
*Secure your spots in the squares after 6a.m. Tuesday, March 17
*Three music stages along the waterfront and two in City Market
*After the parade is over, business as usual. No post-parade festival
*To drink in the festival zone you must have an official wristband. The fee is $10. *Wristbands can be purchased using cash only, at tents set up throughout the festival zone area. Pre-order wristbands prior to the event using a credit card at savannahwaterfront.com for pick-up at will-call tents.
*City parking garages will be open during the festival and parade at a charge of $20 all day. Garage spaces must be paid for by credit card only
*Vehicles parked in the Whitaker Street, State Street and Bryan Street garages will not be able to leave until after the parade is over usually around 2-3p.m. Monthly customers will have their reserved spots until 8:30a.m. Saturday, March 14 when they will be opened to the general public
*Prepay for garage spaces beginning Tuesday, February 25th by calling Parking Services or savannahga.gov
*Chatham Area Transit (CAT) will operate direct shuttles from Savannah Mall, the Westlake Shopping Center in Garden City and the Island Towne Center on Whitemarsh Island. The CAT ferry from Hutchinson Island will operate until midnight on festival days.
*Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick-off stations are on Indian Street between Fahm Street and MLK Blvd. Another ride-share pick and drop off location may be announced on a later date
*Styrofoam is banned in the parade and festival zones. Police will issue tickets for violations.
*Zero waste program will be enforced.
*No outdoor temporary Recorder’s Court will be set up
Published in the Savannah Morning News