Savannah, Georgia is the oldest city in Georgia with a rich Irish heritage. No wonder it’s also home to arguably the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States. In 2012, there were over 400,000 in attendance for this week long celebration.
It starts with the coloring of the fountains in the beginning of March. This represents the 1960’s attempt at coloring the Savannah River green, an attempt that clearly didn’t produce results.
The official kick off, the parade, brings approximately 350 floats, marching units, Irish pipe bands, politicians, and locals.
Once the weekend hits, head to River Street for a block party that rivals Mardi Gras and features live entertainment, fresh hot food, and cold drinks, and possibly crowd surfing.
Other events you don’t want to miss during this celebration are the Irish Heritage Dance, the Celtic Cross Ceremony, and St. Patrick’s Day Mass.
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