Hello and Welcome to the Official Website of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee!
The last time the parade hit the streets of Savannah was March 17th, 2019; and we are ready to get back out there. St. Patrick, himself, faced many trials and tribulations during his life. He was a young man when he was kidnapped and taken into slavery where he spent several years alone on a mountainside caring for his master's livestock. He eventually escaped and found his way back home, only to return to the land of his captors as a priest and missionary several years later. He put the past behind him and spread the good news of Christ to the pagan lands where he spent some of the worst days of his life. Patrick knew his purpose and he would not rest until he fulfilled the mission he was tasked with.
The Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is also aware of our mission, and that is to put on a fitting celebration to honor St. Patrick on March 17th of each year. Since 1824, the committee has organized a parade to be the central focus of that celebration. While we have respected the decisions that had to be made to keep our community safe from this dreadful pandemic, we feel that 2022 will give us an opportunity to return to the streets and bring back a sense of normalcy that we all desire. We have been working closely with City of Savannah officials and their medical advisors to make sure we are comfortable moving forward with the parade. As of now, we are moving forward with the organization and execution of our 2022 celebration that will culminate with our parade stepping off at 10:15 AM on March 17, 2022. We will continue to work with the city and other officials to carefully construct a safe and fun filled experience for our community and all who are visiting.
Just as St. Patrick put the past behind him and moved on to his mission, we too can do the same. Savannah is a place we are proud to call home and the people that make up our community are what makes it special. We can look back on the past two years and reflect on many things that have frustrated us, challenged us, and even some that have made us smile. Whatever you have experienced during this time, I know that this year's parade will help you feel a sense of pride in how our community can show our resilience to challenges that we face. We ask that everyone continues to listen to the medical experts and do what is needed for our community to stay healthy and safe. We can't wait to see you all on March 17th.
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.