This past weekend’s Spring-like weather has us thinking ahead to next month’s St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Savannah and Hilton Head Is.
The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, parades on Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. & in Savannah and our favorite event, Tara Feis Irish Celebration, will be here soon. Below are some St. Patrick’s dates to save and early events – such as this upcoming weekend’s Savannah Irish Festival @ the Savannah Civic Center – to get you in that Irish spirit.
FREE, Family-Friendly Tara Feis Irish Celebration
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emmet Park (east end of Bay Street)
Presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs
Free and open to the public
For information about the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, visit savannahga.gov/savstpat
The family-friendly feis (pron. FESH) – or festival – will be a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The festival is held each year in the beautiful Emmet Park located in heart of downtown Savannah.
Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with an official Irish opening ceremony. For more information call 912-651-6417.
This event is a free, non-alcoholic event geared towards families and children.
More St. Patrick’s Day Events
SAVANNAH IRISH FESTIVAL
Savannah Irish Festival (dance, music, children’s entertainment)
Free for children 14 & younger.
Feb. 14-15 2015 @ Savannah Civic Center. Details here.
FREE IRISH DANCE LESSONS
Legacy Irish Dance in Savannah is offering 4 FREE weeks of classes for the months of January, February & March 2015 to children wanting to give Irish dance a try. Anyone who participates is also invited to join in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tues. March 17. Details here.
FREE GREENING OF FOUNTAIN
NOON Friday, March 13, 2015
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s annual Greening of the Fountain takes place in Forsyth Park at the main fountain on the north side. The Greening ceremony has evolved into a popular event, as the attendance grows larger every year. The children are the focus of the Greening and a special kind of Irish magic culminates when the fountain water turns from clear to green, ensuring a “young-at-heart” experience for everyone.
FREE TYBEE ISLAND IRISH HERITAGE PARADE
3PM Sat. March 14, 2015, Butler Ave., Tybee Island
FREE HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
3PM Sun. March 15, 2015. This is a more lowkey, laid-back parade than Savannah’s. See the parade route here.
FREE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
10:15 Tues. March 17 2015. See the parade route here. Show up early to get a spot along the route.