Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
The Official Site
We are here to promote a festive and responsible celebration of the Feast of Saint Patrick on March 17th.
Hello and Welcome to the Official Website of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee!
What a day we all had on March 17th this year. I'll never forget the smiles on everyone's faces all throughout the day. The parade was wonderful, but I am sure everyone was just happy to be together again.
I heard Fr. Frank from Benedictine mention that the Parade Committee and the events we put on are such an important part of our community's identity. After I saw the excitement and appreciation from the people in our community, I truly believe in that statement. When you take away a part of someone's identity, that person changes and is incomplete. Now that the parade has returned, that missing piece of our identity is back again. We are all in a more comfortable place and feel a sense of normalcy that we have all be waiting on.
Thank you all for your patience and support as we tried to honor our mission of keeping St. Patrick in the forefront last year and finally getting back on the streets this year. We know hope you appreciated all of the hard work that was put into the celebrations over the last two years. They may have been different, but we kept our purpose as a priority. I want to thank my fellow officers, my executive committee, and all of our adjutants that helped put on so many successful events. I would also like to thank Bishop Parkes and the diocese, our Irish Community, Mayor Van Johnson and the city employees and officials, the law enforcement and emergency units, and all of our visitors to the city. We successfully put forth many public events and were able to elect a superb Grand Marshal to represent us along the journey. Danny Powers was and is a gentleman who understands the reason why we continue to honor our heritage, our culture, and our faith year after year.
The parade is officially back and we can all look forward to another great year in 2023.
John P. Fogarty
About the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee: The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Since 1824, the committee has organized and presented special events leading up to and including the parade.