St. Patrick’s Day 2014 is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to get your green on. To spark your Irish spirit, Georgia offers two huge parades – one in Savannah and another in Atlanta. In addition to the annual parade (the state’s oldest and most celebrated), Savannah will also host a giant festival. As posted by DoSavannah.com on March 13, this year’s festivities include a four-day, family-friendly event that features food, crafts, games and rides.
“This gives visitors and local folks alike the chance to enjoy our beautiful Emmet Park, hear some authentic Irish music, see some beautiful Irish step dancing, as well as offering arts and crafts for the children,” Tara Feis organizer, Bernadette Williams explained. “It will be a wonderful event for families to attend, since it is a non-alcoholic festival, and being sponsored by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, all this at no cost.
The city of Atlanta is also set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2014 with a parade that winds through Midtown Atlanta on Saturday. The highlight this year includes the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and “Clyde,” an adorable Dalmation dog. It will also feature more than 2,000 entertainers hailing from across the Southeast and as far away as Ireland.
St Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah:
The biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the state of Georgia occurs every year in Savannah. Since 1818, the southern city has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a big way. The river and fountains are dyed green and close to half a million attend the annual festivities. The parade travels through Savannah’s Historic District. For more information, head to Savannah.com.
Date and time info: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Atlanta:
There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Atlanta since 1858. This year’s parade winds through the streets of Midtown Atlanta and features over 200 units, including clowns, floats, bands of every kind, military units, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, thousands of children, Irish dancers, clowns, dignitaries from Ireland, and the world famous Clydesdales. For more information, head to Atlantastpats.com.
Date and time info: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12:00 noon.
For more information about St. Patrick’s Day events in and around Atlanta in 2014, check out Accessatlanta.com.
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