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Savannah St. Patrick’s 2017: Where to see the Budweiser Clydesdales

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Budweiser Clydesdales in Savannah free open public Savannah Mall Where to meet the Budweiser Clydesdales before and after the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017:

* Wed March 15 11AM- 2PM @ Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn St. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed & hitched to the famous red beer wagon @ Savannah Mall arriving at 11AM. The horses will participate in Mini Parade in parking lot @ noon. Free & open to the public.

* Thurs March 16 10AM – 6PM @ Southern Eagle Distributing Stable, 1320 US 80 West Garden City. Free & open to the public.

* Fri. March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Savannah starting at 10:15AM. Details & the parade route here. 

* Sat. March 18 noon-3PM in Old Town Bluffton SC on Calhoun Street for a King of Beers Parade

* Sun. March 19 10AM-6PM at Southern Eagle Distributing, 1320 US 80W; Savannah, Ga. (Free & open to public)

Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.

A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.

Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.
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Express Clydesdales will be @ fundraising event Clydesdales for a Cause @ Tanger Outlets, Pooler Thurs. March 16 4-7PM.

This is a benefit for Children’s Miracle Network for Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Carriage rides, pictures & more after Tanger Outlet’s Greening of the Fountain. Contact (912) 232-9800 for details.

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Find more Savannah area St. Patrick’s events here. 

St. Patrick’s 2017 Savannah Family Events include free Tara Feis Irish Celebration, Parades

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Greening Fountain Forsyth Park Savannah St. Patrick's Day 2017 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.

For information about the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival including the Savannah parade route visit savannahga.gov/savstpat

FREE, Family-Friendly Tara Feis Irish Celebration

Sat. March 11, 11AM-5PM in Savannah’s Emmett Park.
The non-alcoholic 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.
This event is a free, non-alcoholic event geared towards families & children.
Details here.

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FREE GREENING OF FOUNTAIN

Fri. March 10, Noon in Forsyth Park
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.
Details here. 

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TYBEE ISLAND IRISH HERITAGE PARADE

Sat. March 11, 3PM Butler Ave., Tybee Island
Details here.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sun. March 12, 3PM. This is a more lowkey, laid-back parade than Savannah’s.
Details & the parade route here. 

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SAVANNAH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Fri March 17, 10:15AM. Show up early to get a spot along the route.
Details & the parade route here. 

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HILTON HEAD ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 18, 3-5PM @ Mellow Mushroom on Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer
Details here. 
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SAVANNAH ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 25, noon-4PM @ Savannah City Market. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer.
Details here. 

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
Sat. March 25, 10AM @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $20 per person, $60 per team.
Details & register here.

 

St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraisers 2017 to fight kids’ cancer, Hilton Head Is. & Savannah

Monday, February 27th, 2017

You have two chances to take part in St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraisers, one on Hilton Head Is. & a second in Savannah.

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Hilton Head St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser, March 18

Mellow Mushroom of Hilton Head Island will host the sixth annual St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser on Sat. March 18 2017, 3-5PM.

Joe DiNovo of Joe’s Barbershop will lead the team of barbers shaving the heads of the Hilton Head area men, women and children, encouraging the community to support their action by making donations to their team.

In addition to the headshaving, the event will feature a silent auction and live music.

The fundraiser is organized by Terry and Cynthia Cermak, who started the event in honor of their son Henry.

In 2013, St. Baldrick’s created a Hero Fund in his name: the Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. The Cermak’s headshaving events have raised over $110,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital.

This year, the goal is to surpass $125,000 in total donations for Henry’s Fund.

Anyone can join a team or start their own team here. There are many ways for volunteers to raise funds without shaving their heads. Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-298-2775 or email henrys1ups@gmail.com.

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Savannah St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser, March 25

Savannah City Market
March 25, 2017 Noon-4PM
219 W Bryan street, Savannah, GA US

Join a team or donate here. 

FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

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Schedule of events

Main Stage Schedule

11.00A.M. Opening Ceremony. Presentation of the Colors. Irish National Anthem, American National Anthem. Official remarks.
11.30 A.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
12.15 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
1.00 P.M. The Outside Track
2.00 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
2.45 P.M. The Savannah Ceili Band
2.45 P.M. The Outside Track
(Autograph signing at the ticket tent)
3.30 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
4.00 P.M. The Outside Track
4.55 P.M Closing remarks

Children’s Stage Schedule

11.30 A.M. Conrad Hartz Puppets
12.15 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
1.00 P.M. Magic Marc
1.45 P.M. Michael Corbett & Colleen Settle
2.15 P.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
3.00 PM. Magic Marc
3.30 PM. Conrad Hartz Puppets
4.00 PM. Stage Closed

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis