For more than 195 years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration has been a staple on the events calendar for Savannah, GA. As the second largest event of its kind in the world, the St. Patrick’s Day festivities draw an estimated 300,000 spectators annually to coastal Georgia. While March 17 may get visitors to Savannah, it’s the city’s beauty, hospitality, food and activities that make people fall in love with the city.
When people think of Savannah, one of the first thoughts is probably history. As the oldest city in Georgia, it has one of the largest National Historic Landmark districts in the country. Home to landmarks like the Juliette Gordon Low House, Forsyth Park, Georgia Historical Society, City Market (operating since the early 1700s) and more, Savannah is a mecca for history buffs.
Your visit will be more than just a tour through historic streets though. The city also boasts an incredible arts, entertainment and food scene, including galleries, performing arts, music, farm-to-table restaurants, street food and more. Enjoy your visit by taking a riverboat ride, exploring venues on River Street or relaxing in one of the numerous bars, pubs or restaurants that line the streets.
Whether you’re interested in history, the arts or a fantastic food scene, you’ll fall in love with Savannah and will understand why it’s called the “Hostess City of the South.”
If you’re planning a visit for the big St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, learn about the ins and outs of the events, parking and more here.