2019 Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day
Police will have no option but to tow vehicles parked in the staging area of the parade and along the parade route starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday March 16th. The staging area runs from Henry to Gaston between Whitaker and Habersham streets.
Vehicles parked along the route will be towed. Vehicles parked illegally in adjoining areas will be ticketed and towed if blocking emergency vehicle access. Documents needed for retrieval of vehicles towed on parade day will be available at SPD Headquarters, at 201 Habersham Street until 4 a.m. Sunday.
The parade itself will travel north on Abercorn Street to Broughton Street, east on Broughton Street to East Broad Street; Bay Street from Broad to Bull Street; and Bull from Bay until it disbands at Madison Square at Bull and Harris streets. Traffic along most of the parade route will be closed at 8 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. on Bay Street.
SPD reminds the public that all squares along the parade route will be closed to the public from midnight Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Please remember that there are several items prohibited from Chippewa Square- Syrofoam Coolers, Tables, Tents and non-folding chairs will NOT be allowed inside Chippewa Square.
Portable restrooms will be placed in the area for patrons. Urination outside the legitimate restroom areas will lead to criminal charges.
Littering is not permitted in the City of Savannah, please help us keep St. Patrick’s Day Green and Clean, dispose of trash in approved locations, we have put extra trash and recycling receptacles throughout the downtown area. Violations will lead to criminal charges.
PARKING / TRANSPORTATION
Many of the City of Savannah’s Downtown parking garages will remain open 24-hours per day during the festival. Detailed garage schedules are available on the City of Savannah’s website. Patrons may experience disruptions in garage access during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Savannah River ferries will be in operation from 7 a.m. until midnight during the festival and will only run from docks at the Waving Girl statue to Trade Center.
Ride Shares and Tour Buses will drop off and Pick-up on Indian Street between Fahm and MLK. All other traffic on Indian Street will be discontinued during the two-day festival.