By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery If you’ve ever wanted to explore red wine, but didn’t know where to begin, here are some tips that can help. Since there are thousands of different red wines, it can be daunting to try finding your preferences. However, the process can be simplified by understanding that most wine flavors… Read More…
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The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off on Saturday, March 16 at 10:15 a.m. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit and attend the parade, in which more than 280 floats and marching units will travel through the downtown streets of Savannah. Starting at the corner of Abercorn and Gwinnett Streets and concluding at Bull and Harris Streets, the parade lasts about four hours and includes local Irish groups, pipe bands, celebrities, politicians and military units. This lively celebration has been a tradition in Savannah for more than 190 years. The parade dates from approximately 1824 and is considered a military spectacle, which features soldiers marching through the scenic streets from different regiments.
The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and ceremonies in Savannah rock downtown all month long. With charity bar crawls, ceremonies to honor the military and festivals all over town to celebrate Celtic heritage, Savannah is sure to have an event everyone will love. The most popular St. Patty’s parties on River Street and in City Market kick off on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. and continue Saturday from 10 a.m. until midnight. Live entertainment, food and beverage vendors will be onsite, and a $10 wristband will be required in order to drink alcoholic beverages outdoors, so be sure to bring your I.D. proving that you’re over 21!
Parking is prohibited in the marshaling areas and parade route, which will be marked the day before. Vehicles parked in the prohibited zones will be towed beginning at 6 a.m. the day of the parade.
- Greening of the Fountain: Friday, March 8
- Tybee Island Parade: Saturday, March 9
- Celtic Cross Ceremony: Sunday, March 10
- St. Patrick’s Day Fire Ball: Friday, March 15
- Savannah Parade: Saturday, March 16
- City Market & River Street Celebrations: Friday, March 15-Saturday, March 16
Erin Go Bragh!
For detailed parade and event information, visit savannahsaintpatricksday.com.
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We’ve known it all along, but check out these accolades giving Bluffton, SC national recognition. Viewfinder travel blog named Bluffton most beautiful town in South Carolina. Bluffton voted “#8 South’s Best Small Town” in Southern Living’s 2019 South’s Best Awards. Bluffton Named 5th in Forbes 2018 Best Places to Retire List. Montage Palmetto Bluff was voted #9 on 2018… Read More…