Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Mermaid Cottages this year. It’s been nearly three years since Savannah hosted its St. Patrick’s Day parade, but with the luck of the Irish, we’ll celebrate this year. Known as one of the largest in the U.S., the parade draws tens of thousands to the Hostess City to experience marching bands, decorated floats and green beer. Just take a look at this year’s schedule. You’ll be ready to shout, ” Erin go braugh”!
First, the Grand Marshal Public Investiture takes place Sunday, March 6, at 2:45 p.m. at Georgia Southern Armstrong Center (11935 Abercorn St.). This is the formal investiture of the parade grand marshal and introduction of his family and aides. Where To Stay:
Beach Haven circa 1914 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8
Next, the Honoring of Deceased Grand Marshal is on Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m. at The Catholic Cemetery (1720 Wheaton St. – Lot J, 24, #1). This tradition is for honoring the grand marshal who would be celebrating his 50th anniversary. This year, the committee will be honoring the 1972 grand marshal, Francis Patrick Rossiter Sr. Where To Stay:
Egret’s Marsh Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2 Pets: Dogs
Following up, it’s everyone’s favorite event, the Greening of the Fountain on Friday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park Fountain. This family-friendly ceremony is to celebrate the greening of the water in the city’s fountains. Where to Stay: Sea Casa Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Dogs
On Sunday, March 13, it’s the Celtic Cross Mass at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist (222 E Harris St.). This is a mass honoring the Irish immigrants who settled in the U.S. and Savannah, specifically. There’ll also be a Celtic Cross Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. with a parade through the Old Fort area. Following mass, Irish families and organizations will walk to the site of the Celtic Cross Monument in Emmet Park on Bay Street. Later, at 2:30 p.m.,at Morris Center (10 E Broad St.), there’s a ticketed reception with friends, family and community members. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee office for $30 or at the door for $35. Where to stay: Blue Skies Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
The Sgt. William Jasper Green Parade is Wednesday, March 16, at 4 p.m. The route is on Bull to Madison Square. The grand marshal and military bands will lead a parade to the site of the Sgt. William Jasper Green ceremony in Madison Square. Later, at 4:30 p.m. there is a formal ceremony honoring Sgt. William Jasper Green and all military with or without Irish decent. Where to stay:
Flips Flop House circa 1926 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 10 Pets: Cats, Dogs
The Feast Day Mass of St. Patrick is Thursday, March 17, at 8 a.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist (222 E Harris St.). It’s a daily mass celebrating the feast day of St. Patrick. Finally, the St. Patrick Day Parade is Thursday, March 17, at 10:15 a.m. The parade steps off at the intersection of Abercorn and Gwinnett streets, ending at the reviewing stand on Bull and Liberty streets. Where To Stay:
Clamdigger Circa 1950 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 6 Pets: Cats, Dogs
Maybe it’s the luck of the Irish these Mermaid Cottages are still available, so reserve yours right on our website or give our just-as-lucky Mermaids a call or a text at 912-658-0714. Everyone knows staying with Mermaid Cottages is lucky as you can get!