About the Festival
Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15, 2020
Plan to attend one of the South’s best festivals that is a not to be missed Savannah tradition – the Festival of St. Patrick. This event is one of the very best waterfront street parties ever thrown.
The Festival of St. Patrick features live music across five stages – 3 on the waterfront and 2 in City Market – along with food, beverages and a variety of activities.
Festival Dates and Times
Friday, March 13, 2020: 6pm to midnight
Saturday, March 14, 2020: 10am to midnight
Sunday, March 15, 2020: 10am to 6pm
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start on Tuesday, March 17th at 10:15am. Because this year’s parade falls on a Tuesday, the festival and parade will be separated by one day. Be sure to visit restaurants and bars along Savannah’s Waterfront and in City Market after the parade. There will not be a street party on Tuesday, March 17th.
For more information about the parade, please visit the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s official website.
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is heavily attended each year. With reserved bleacher seating, you can enjoy the parade without having to carry your own seat or arrive early to reserve your spot along the parade route. Bleacher seats are $30-45 per person depending upon your preferred location. There are three main bleacher locations to choose from along the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade route. Whole bleacher sets are available at the Colonial Cemetery and Bay Street locations. Call Kelly Tours at (912) 964-2010 or (800) 442-6152 for more information or visit their website.
If you’re going to the festival, you will need to purchase a $10 wristband which is a cover charge for the street party.
-Valid I.D. for those 21 and over required.
-Wristbands are required for those drinking alcoholic beverages outside on public streets in the festival zone, which extends from River Street to Broughton Street and East Broad Street to Fahm Street.
-Wristbands are not required inside of establishments serving alcohol.
-If you’re looking to join the party for more than one day, then you must buy a separate wristband each day.
-Wristband presale is the only credit card purchase option. Credit card processing fees are added for each wristband transaction.
-All festival onsite wristband sales and bars are cash only. ATMs are located throughout the festival zone.
Purchase your Festival of St. Patrick wristbands here in advance and pick them up at our designated Will Call location in front of the Hyatt Regency Savannah at 2 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
Will Call Location
Wristband booth in front of the Hyatt Regency Savannah at 2 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401
What to know
You must be present to pick up your reserved wristband (if you purchased 4 wristbands in one transaction, 4 people need to be present to pick them up.) Each person must be over 21 and present a valid ID.
You can only pick up the Friday wristbands on Friday, Saturday wristbands on Saturday and Sunday wristbands on Sunday. Saturday wristbands cannot be picked up on Friday, and Sunday wristbands cannot be picked up on Friday or Saturday.
Persons who appear to be intoxicated may be denied entry.
What to bring
- Wristband purchase confirmation
- Your ID
- Cash to purchase food and beverages
Persons are prohibited from entering the festival zone with weapons, beverage coolers, beverages in bottles and/or cans, amplified music devices, pets (excluding pets of residents who live within the festival zone), exotic animals, skates, bicycles, fireworks, sparklers, bang snaps (snap and pops) smoke balls (smoke bombs), and smoke fountains, and any other items which may be dangerous, disruptive, or inconvenient in crowded conditions.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you should know
The Festival of St. Patrick will take place as scheduled. Currently there are no plans to cancel or postpone the festival due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask that our festival guests follow prevention and treatment guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We are encouraging our sponsors, vendors, and guests to practice good personal health habits. Promote everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
The CDC has provided interim guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).