St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Our Communities
Everybody is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so don't be green with envy over the St. Paddy's Day festivities in New York or Chicago. The Southeastern states in our footprint have their own brand of St. Patrick's Day fun, with merrymakers gathering in their wackiest and most festive green for parades, street parties, fun runs and more.
Did you know the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah is the second largest in the United States, after New York? The event draws about a half million people for a weekend festival and its parade, a nearly 200-year-old tradition. Don’t miss the fountain in Forsyth Park, dyed green for the occasion.
Hundreds of floats will take to the streets in historic downtown Dublin for a family-friendly St. Paddy's Day parade. An arts and crafts festival, music, entertainment and handcrafted goods are all part of the day.
Check out the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Midtown, one of the South’s biggest and oldest celebrations of its kind. The family-friendly parade features more than 2,000 Irish dancers, musicians, balloons, floats, local and Irish dignitaries, the Clydesdales and the world’s largest Irish walking flag. A light festival, multiple block parties and races are also part of the fun around the city.
Columbia, South Carolina
Head-to-toe green garb is the go-to in Columbia for St. Pat's in Five Points. The 36-year tradition draws about 45,000 revelers for a festival featuring a variety of live music. Beyond the music festival, there's a race, a parade and a kid-friendly play zone.
What says St. Paddy's Day better than a block party? The historic neighborhood of Springfield, close to downtown, is known for its St. Patrick's Day block party. Local Irish pubs host bands on stages, and the Jax Ale Trail of craft breweries holds specials to celebrate the luck of the Irish.
St. Augustine, Florida
Check out the spectacle of floats, horse-drawn carriages, pipes and drums and military groups in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The event is part of the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival.
Heading out for St. Patrick’s Day festivities near you? Don your green, grab a crazy hat and join in the nearest gathering to enjoy the luck of the Irish.
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