Member Information

Website Listings, Special Offers and Events

Help us promote your business! Our members receive free detailed listings on our website and its interactive map. Before you begin please gather the following items: hours, paragraph description, logo, photos, and any social media links.

In addition, members can advertise any special offers – a sale, discount, or gift with purchase as well as add events and live music to our event calendar. Please click the buttons below.

To update your contact information or add someone else from your company, please email their name, title, email address and phone to hello@savannahswaterfront.com.

Board Meetings

Savannah’s Waterfront holds board meetings monthly. Meetings are usually on the third Wednesday at 11am with a few exceptions.  Members are always welcome to attend – just call the office with your rsvp.

Resources

Georgia Power – Report a Streetlight Outage

Savannah Police Department – Citizen Agreement Form

Announcements

January 27, 2022

During this two year pandemic break of not hosting a festival to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, our organization has been having discussions with City of Savannah leadership and other integral partners about the experience of St. Patrick’s Day on Savannah’s Waterfront. The consensus is that the street activities after the parade have evolved into a spring-break like atmosphere generating bad behavior, litter, underage drinking, and other issues that run counter to the familial, cultural, and religious aspects of the day.

Using this year’s mid-week holiday to evolve how it will be celebrated in the future, the city will not permit outdoor concerts, food or alcohol sales in public areas on Thursday, March 17, 2022 or the following weekend. This includes Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. We have advocated for the placement of portable toilets along the waterfront and in City Market to help serve the needs of the crowds we still expect to have.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17 and associated events including the Celtic Cross Ceremony in Emmet Park Sunday, March 13 are expected to be granted permits as long as the downward trend in Covid-19 cases continues.

Savannah’s Waterfront, the city’s festival production partner for over 20 years, now has the opportunity to reset our festival plans and work with the city and other community partners to re-imagine what celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the waterfront looks like. And our member restaurants, shops and bars always stand ready to welcome and safely serve participants and parade-goers alike at our 80+ locations along Savannah’s Waterfront.

We plan to use this time to examine how best to lay out the plans for future celebrations of the Festival of St. Patrick on Savannah’s Waterfront and in our city. Your input is encouraged. Please email Julie Musselman with your feedback.

Savannah’s Waterfront leadership welcomes the opportunity to be a partner with the City of Savannah along with City Market Associates, the Savannah Downtown Business Association, the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, the Tourism Leadership Council, and Visit Savannah, as we work together to create an event that all of Savannah can be proud of.

Savannah’s Waterfront businesses are encouraged to send in their St. Patrick’s Day specials, entertainment schedules, and other celebration details so that we can promote them for free on our website and social media channels.

January 5, 2021
Festival of St. Patrick Cancellation
This morning, Mayor Van Johnson announced that out of an abundance of caution for public health, safety and welfare, the city’s moratorium on event permits will continue through March 31, 2021. This year’s Festival of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day Parade will not take place due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Unfortunately we are still in the midst of a pandemic and our case numbers are spiking up to levels we haven’t seen since August.

We are asking our member merchants, restaurants, bars, and hotels to continue to take preventative action to keep our community safe and our local economy and businesses open.

We know that there will still be residents and visitors on the waterfront celebrating St. Patrick. More detailed information will be available soon as we safely plan for those customers.

We are updating our website today and will be pushing the cancellation out on social media.

Thank you and we appreciate your continued support.

September 24, 2020
Greetings from Savannah’s Waterfront!  I hope this email finds you well and safe.  

To say 2020 has been a tough year is an understatement.  When the Festival of St. Patrick was cancelled in March, our association’s doors closed for the first time in 47 years.  I’m happy to report that after six months, we have finally been able to reopen on a part time basis.   

With the uncertainty of producing events for the remainder of the year, we have shifted the organization’s primary focus to marketing. Through creative promotion and email campaigns, we hope to increase traffic and sales along the waterfront.  

To participate, please send me information about your planned activities, specials, sales, events, and live entertainment. We have a brand-new website and a huge following on our social media channels. Lodging forecasts predict high-occupancy weekends for the Fall and Holiday season. Now is the time to market to and capture some of this audience. Our message is, it’s always a good time to visit Savannah’s Waterfront!

We are starting a new campaign – to have your information included please use this form to send us information about your sales and specials.

I look forward to hearing your feedback.  It is a privilege to help elevate our beautiful waterfront into an exceptional environment for all.  Thanks for your support.

Sincerely,

Julie Musselman
Executive Director