Savannah St. Patrick's Day
Parade Committee

The Official Site

Erin Go Bragh!

We are here to promote a festive and responsible celebration of the Feast of Saint Patrick on March 17th.


On behalf of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 199th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia. The Irish Catholic community in Savannah have and continue to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland since 1824. Each year, at 8:00am on March 17th, we begin the day by attending Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. All are welcome to attend. While the parade itself is a fun event for the entire community, we keep the foundation of Faith in our hearts as we celebrate this great day and St. Patrick, who spread Christianity across Ireland.

The main focus of our parade this year is centralized around Faith, family, and friends. We keep faith as the primary reason to celebrate. We put on an extremely family friendly parade on the streets and encourage you to celebrate our culture with your family and friends. Growing up in Savannah, we would get together for traditional holidays, but we might not see our entire family on those special days. But on March 17th each year, I knew that I would see my entire family and it has always held a special place in my heart.
I would like to thank the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Savannah, and all of our local government agencies who assist our committee with all of the events throughout the St. Patrick’s Day season. They provide services to insure that we may all safely enjoy the parade together.

I would like to personally thank my officers and Executive Committee, who put in hours of work to make sure that this day is special to all. Thank you to the general membership of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for putting your faith in me to serve as the 2022-2023 General Chairman. Thank you to our office manager, Angela Coleman for her hard work and dedication year after year. To my friends and family who have supported me along the way, thank you. And to my precious daughter, Aleena, and beautiful wife, Trisha, thank you for your patience, love, and continued support, I love you.

Please join us in our events celebrating our Irish culture prior to the big parade. We will be greening the fountain at Forsyth Park on March 10, 2023 at 12:00pm. Our Celtic Cross Mass and ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, followed by a ceremony at the Celtic Cross monument in Emmet Park. On March 16, 2023 at 4:00pm, we will have our Seargent Jasper Green ceremony at Madison Square. The Jasper Green is our salute to the military. We hope that you can join us for our events.

It is my hope that you will come and celebrate our 199th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th and join in on our Faith and Irish culture. God Bless America, God Bless the Irish, and God Bless us all.

Slán leat, le do mhuintir, agus le do chaired,

Ashley M. Norris
General Chairman
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee