St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so we have made life a little easier and compiled some of the bigger events so that you can make an educated decision about how you want to spend your time.
There are some events that have been around for a long time, and some that are new this year.
There are also family events and events that are geared more toward the green beer drinking age group.
Hopefully you will find a little something for everyone on this list, and as always, if we have over looked an event, feel free to e-mail us and let us know.
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▪ Savannah St. Patrick’s Day celebration - This year the St. Patrick’s Day events in Savannah are only lasting Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, which is less than in previous years.
If you want to enjoy the festival on River Street, that will begin at 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday and will conclude at midnight both days.
Don’t forget about the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday morning, March 17, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The parade is the second largest parade in the U.S., second only to the one in New York.
300,000 people are expected to attend the parade.
▪ Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade - The 35th annual parade in Hilton Head will be held on Sunday, March 11, which is the weekend before the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah.
The parade will begin at Coligny Beach at 3 p.m. and more than 25,000 spectators are expected to line Pope Avenue to watch the annual parade.
It is held the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day so that it does compete with the parade and festivities in Savannah.
The parade is rain or shine and it will conclude at Park Plaza at Office Park Road on Hilton Head.
▪ Beaufort St. Patrick’s Day Festival - Rosie O’Grady’s will be hosting the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street in Beaufort on Saturday, March 17.
The event will begin at 12 p.m. and will last until 4 p.m.
They will have a bagpiper, dancers, a live band, green beer and food trucks.
Rosie O’ Grady’s will have live music during their normal pub hours on both Friday and Saturday night.
▪ Charleston St. Patrick’s Day celebrations - Charleston will be holding their annual parade on Saturday, March 17, staring at 10 a.m. at King and Radcliffe Streets and will travel down King to Broad Street.
The parade will end in front of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
The 15th annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade will also be held in North Charleston.
The parade will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, on Park Place East and will head down East Montague Avenue.
Following the parade will be a family friendly festival that will last until 6 p.m. and will feature local food vendors and live music.