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What to look for when visiting Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day
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The following information is from the City of Savannah, answering questions about this weekend's St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities.

Is there a festival?

No. There is no longer a permitted festival. This decision was made in 2021 by the Mayor and Council in an effort to get back to the family atmosphere of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. City officials do however expect a very busy weekend in the social and nightlife districts, so please party responsibly.

There will be no entertainment, bands, stages, alcohol sales, or vendors on the public rights-of-ways. Please take this opportunity to patronize our many local establishments.

Will there be out-oft-own party buses?

No. The City is not issuing permits to any out-of-town motorcoaches during the weekend.

Will wristbands be sold?

No. There will be no outdoor entertainment and/or food and alcohol sales, so there will be no wristbands sold.

Will there be food trucks?

Yes. There will be food trucks at several locations in the celebration area.

Can I take part in the “Land Rush” in the squares?

Yes, but please check out the land rush info at https://www.savannah At 6 a.m. Saturday, the squares will be “officially” opened to paradegoers.

Squares along the parade route are: Taylor Oglethorpe Lafayette Johnson Wright Madison Chippewa

 Can I walk around with a drink south of Forsyth Park?

Yes. However only on Friday, March 17. This is when the To-Go Cup Zone will be extended out to Victory Drive.

Can I have a picnic in a square?

Yes. Parade-goers are encouraged to enjoy the day with their friends and family. You are responsible for removing all of your trash. Please help keep the squares beautiful and clean.

What happens if a child gets separated from their family?

Report this immediately to the nearest police officer, firefighter, or EMS personnel, OR call 911. Snap, Save, Share - take a photo of your children on parade day in the outfit they are wearing so the image can be shared quickly!

What if I lose personal property?

All lost property items will be brought to the Command Post on St. Julian and Montgomery Streets.

What happens if my car is towed?

If your car is towed, you will need to go to Savannah Police Department Headquarters at 201 Habersham Street to obtain your release form and learn where your vehicle is located.

What time do I have to have my car removed from the parade route?

All vehicles must be removed from the parade route by 12:01 a.m. on the morning of the parade.

Where can I buy a drink?

Anywhere you can buy a drink on any other day of the year. Remember though - You must be 21 years old and have a valid ID.

More tips from the City of Savannah: 

Have a plan

Have a transportation plan before the festivities begin. Parking to serve the number of people who annually participate in the parade and festival does not exist. Please consider using the available shuttle services or carpooling with others.

—City of Savannah

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