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Celtic Cross Ceremony, Savannah Music Festival & Charity Yard Sale

This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership

Local Weather


Today – ☀️ Sunny | 76 🌡️ |💨 West wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight – 🌙 Clear | 57 🌡️ |💨 South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Quote of the day

Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.

-Henry Miller

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Cross Ceremony in Emmett Park.


“After mass on Sunday, the Irish families and the Irish societies gather outside the Saint John’s Basilica and then we march together to the old fort,” Tara Reese, President of the Savannah Irish Festival Committee and a member of the Board of Directors for the Daughters of Ireland explained. “This is sort of considered the ‘real’ St. Patrick’s Day parade because it resembled the original 1824 procession from the cathedral to the monument in Emmett Park.”

When you arrive it is time to celebrate. There is a ceremony called the Celtic Cross Ceremony that honors the Irish ancestral roots and the Irish people with a eulogy at the monument as well as an official blessing of the procession from the bishop.

“I think the Savannah Irish are very protective of their Irish history and the origins of the St. Patrick’s Day parade,” Reese revealed. “The Hibernian Society, established in 1812, was founded through Presbyterian Merchants as a charity for Irish Catholics. In 1813 participants of The Hibernian Society marched in procession to the Independent Presbyterian Church. The other took place as a private procession, held in 1818, by the local militia group called the Fencibles. The first official St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1824 when an advertisement of the Hibernian Society was published in the local newspaper, The Georgian, inviting the Savannah residents Savannah to attend a sermon on the Roman Catholic Church on the feast of St. Patrick the following day. The notice also urged those who were members of the Society to show up on time for a 10 a.m. meeting to ensure that they can take care of the business that was in front of them prior to moving through the church in a procession. It is the very first recorded invitation to the public about how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah,” she said in announcing research she conducted in collaboration with Georgia Southern.

“There is just so much rich history here that so many people don’t even know about,” she explained. “It’s that’s one of the wonderful things about this city… meeting similar people, sharing our history and experiences, and helping make this city even better.”

Source: Marley Gibson – ConnectSavannah

Around Town


Alcohol-free activities for St. Patrick’s Day
There are plenty of reasons that one might not want to drink while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, be it a religious reason, a way to maintain… (WSAV) Read more.
Alcohol-free activities for St. Patrick’s Day
There are plenty of reasons that one might not want to drink while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, be it a religious reason, a way to maintain… (WSAV) Read more.
Deep Center relaunches Drop-In Program
Deep Center relaunched “Drop-In,”a free program for young people ages 13-19 in the community to provide fun, accessible, culturally-responsive, and trauma-informed workshops ranging from visual… (ConnectSavannah) Read more.
Deep Center relaunches Drop-In Program
Deep Center relaunched “Drop-In,”a free program for young people ages 13-19 in the community to provide fun, accessible, culturally-responsive, and trauma-informed workshops ranging from visual… (ConnectSavannah) Read more.
Local high school marching bands ready to perform on St. Patrick’s Day
The Islands and Herschel V. Jenkins High School Marching Bands (among others) will be performing during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thurs, March 17… (ConnectSavannah) Read more.
Local high school marching bands ready to perform on St. Patrick’s Day
The Islands and Herschel V. Jenkins High School Marching Bands (among others) will be performing during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thurs, March 17… (ConnectSavannah) Read more.
New program launches to educated Chatham Co. residents about deadly drug fentanyl
Chatham County’s Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) announced Wednesday it is starting a new program next week aimed at educating the public on the dangers of opioids. (WTOC) Read more.
New program launches to educated Chatham Co. residents about deadly drug fentanyl
Chatham County’s Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) announced Wednesday it is starting a new program next week aimed at educating the public on the dangers of opioids. (WTOC) Read more.
Savannah Music Festival –
Savannah’s internationally acclaimed music festival is entering its 33rd year, now billed as “Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world.” (South Magazine) Read more.
Savannah Music Festival –
Savannah’s internationally acclaimed music festival is entering its 33rd year, now billed as “Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world.” (South Magazine) Read more.
Cities surrounding Savannah offering shuttle services to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations downtown
To help ease traffic troubles downtown on St. Patrick’s Day, some communities surrounding Savannah are offering shuttle service to and from the celebration. (WTOC) Read more.
Cities surrounding Savannah offering shuttle services to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations downtown
To help ease traffic troubles downtown on St. Patrick’s Day, some communities surrounding Savannah are offering shuttle service to and from the celebration. (WTOC) Read more.

What’s happening


Today

Jacob Blazer LIVE | Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA | March 17 to March 19
Jacob Blazer LIVE happening at Pour Larrys, 206 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA, Savannah, United States on Thu Mar 17 2022 at 02:00 pm to Sat Mar 19 2022… Read more.
Jacob Blazer LIVE | Pour Larrys, Savannah, GA | March 17 to March 19
Jacob Blazer LIVE happening at Pour Larrys, 206 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA, Savannah, United States on Thu Mar 17 2022 at 02:00 pm to Sat Mar 19 2022… Read more.
The DeSoto – St. Patricks Day Annual Breakfast | The DeSoto Savannah
The DeSoto – St. Patrick’s Day Annual Breakfast happening at The DeSoto Savannah, 15 East Liberty, Savannah on Thu Mar 17 2022 at 06:30 am to 10:30 am Read more.
The DeSoto – St. Patricks Day Annual Breakfast | The DeSoto Savannah
The DeSoto – St. Patrick’s Day Annual Breakfast happening at The DeSoto Savannah, 15 East Liberty, Savannah on Thu Mar 17 2022 at 06:30 am to 10:30 am Read more.
Shabazz Seafood Party: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2022
It’s a party! It’s a party! It’s a SEAFOOD partyyyyyy! This year,we are hosting a Seafood Party: St. Patrick’s Day Edition. Read more.
Shabazz Seafood Party: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2022
It’s a party! It’s a party! It’s a SEAFOOD partyyyyyy! This year,we are hosting a Seafood Party: St. Patrick’s Day Edition. Read more.
Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins at Abercorn & Gwinnett The last time the parade hit the streets of Savannah was March 17th, 2019; and we are ready to get back out there. Read more.
Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins at Abercorn & Gwinnett The last time the parade hit the streets of Savannah was March 17th, 2019; and we are ready to get back out there. Read more.
Holi Challange 17th March to 20th March (M-Bikes & Madha Cycling Club)
Book Tickets for Holi Challange 17th March to 20th March (M-Bikes & Madha Cycling Club) Hosted By MADHA CYCLING CLUB and happening online. Event starts on Thursday.… Read more.
Holi Challange 17th March to 20th March (M-Bikes & Madha Cycling Club)
Book Tickets for Holi Challange 17th March to 20th March (M-Bikes & Madha Cycling Club) Hosted By MADHA CYCLING CLUB and happening online. Event starts on Thursday.… Read more.
Disney On Ice: Dream Big Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena
Get Disney On Ice: Dream Big tickets and the Disney On Ice: Dream Big show schedule from Vivid Seats. 100% Buyer Guarantee! Read more.
Disney On Ice: Dream Big Savannah tickets – Enmarket Arena
Get Disney On Ice: Dream Big tickets and the Disney On Ice: Dream Big show schedule from Vivid Seats. 100% Buyer Guarantee! Read more.
JD Music Group – Congress Street Social Club
Savannah bred live entertainment providing funk, fusion of Motown, soul. jazz, pop and rock. Read more.
JD Music Group – Congress Street Social Club
Savannah bred live entertainment providing funk, fusion of Motown, soul. jazz, pop and rock. Read more.
Virginia Sweet LIVE
Virginia Sweet LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Thursday, 17 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Virginia Sweet LIVE
Virginia Sweet LIVE Hosted By Southbound Brewing Company. Event starts on Thursday, 17 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

Friday

Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022 Hosted By Trash Pandas Road F@#ks. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022
Oh Dear, Its The Cobblestones! March 18-20, 2022 Hosted By Trash Pandas Road F@#ks. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at Savannah, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
VIRTUOSA
VIRTUOSA Hosted By Iglesia Avivamiento y Milagros euc y sus Pastores Emanuel y Lorena Cuevas.. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at 200 Governor Treutlen Rd, Pooler,… Read more.
VIRTUOSA
VIRTUOSA Hosted By Iglesia Avivamiento y Milagros euc y sus Pastores Emanuel y Lorena Cuevas.. Event starts on Friday, 18 March 2022 and happening at 200 Governor Treutlen Rd, Pooler,… Read more.
St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concert
St Paddies Metal Mayhem at the WormholeJoin us Friday March 18 at The Wormhole in Savannah GA for St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concrete. Some of the hottest metal artists from… Read more.
St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concert
St Paddies Metal Mayhem at the WormholeJoin us Friday March 18 at The Wormhole in Savannah GA for St. Paddy’s Metal Mayhem Concrete. Some of the hottest metal artists from… Read more.
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! | Savannah Civic Center
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah on Friday Mar 18… Read more.
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! | Savannah Civic Center
Friday Night Happy Hour & Jams with Run DMC, TLC, & Mary J. Blige! happening at Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah on Friday Mar 18… Read more.
DJ Flip – Congress Street Social Club
The Congress Street Social Club is one of Savannah’s preferred independent concert venues. Read more.
DJ Flip – Congress Street Social Club
The Congress Street Social Club is one of Savannah’s preferred independent concert venues. Read more.
Patrick Cristaldi | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Patrick Cristaldi happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah on Friday at 06:00 pm Read more.
Patrick Cristaldi | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Patrick Cristaldi happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah on Friday at 06:00 pm Read more.
Live Music: Pentley Holmes | Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah
Live Music: Pentley Holmes happening at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, 1919 Bull St, Savannah on Friday Mar 18 2022 at 05:00 pm to… Read more.
Live Music: Pentley Holmes | Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, Savannah
Live Music: Pentley Holmes happening at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, 1919 Bull St, Savannah on Friday Mar 18 2022 at 05:00 pm to… Read more.

Saturday

Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 | Island Breeze, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 happening at Island Breeze, 2818 Montgomery Street, Savannah on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at… Read more.
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 | Island Breeze, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
Cport 1st Annual Freaknik Bash 2022 happening at Island Breeze, 2818 Montgomery Street, Savannah on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at… Read more.
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) | The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, 2307 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to… Read more.
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) | The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA | March 19 to March 20
BAS music at The Wormhole (Macon) happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, 2307 Bull Street, Savannah, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 10:00 pm to… Read more.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co. Hosted By The Social Hour. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co.
COMEDY NIGHT at Southbound Brewing Co. Hosted By The Social Hour. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah
Eventbrite – Crawl With US presents The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah – Saturday, March 19, 2022 at The Warehouse Bar & Grille, Savannah, GA. Find… Read more.
The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah
Eventbrite – Crawl With US presents The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – Savannah – Saturday, March 19, 2022 at The Warehouse Bar & Grille, Savannah, GA. Find… Read more.
The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience
Eventbrite – Coach’s Corner presents The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience – Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Coach’s Corner, Savannah, GA. Find event and ticket information. Read more.
The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience
Eventbrite – Coach’s Corner presents The Purple Madness – America’s #1 Prince Experience – Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Coach’s Corner, Savannah, GA. Find event and ticket information. Read more.
Ron White Tickets Saturday 8:00 pm at Johnny Mercer Theatre
Buy Ron White tickets at TicketSmarter, find tour schedules and locate the best seats and prices with our seating chart. Read more.
Ron White Tickets Saturday 8:00 pm at Johnny Mercer Theatre
Buy Ron White tickets at TicketSmarter, find tour schedules and locate the best seats and prices with our seating chart. Read more.
Skidaway Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Come Run Savannah with me! Marathon, Half, or 5k Trail Run on Beautiful Skidaway island to help raise money for local charities, earn some swag and be wowed by an… Read more.
Skidaway Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k
Come Run Savannah with me! Marathon, Half, or 5k Trail Run on Beautiful Skidaway island to help raise money for local charities, earn some swag and be wowed by an… Read more.
Irish Small Plates Cooking Class
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring Irish flavors and culinary concepts at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
Irish Small Plates Cooking Class
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring Irish flavors and culinary concepts at The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s 700 Kitchen Cooking School! Read more.
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT Hosted By East Coasts Tributes. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT
DISCO SHOW LIVE IN CONCERT Hosted By East Coasts Tributes. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRIP – Open Bar Party Bus + Day Party in Savannah
5th Annual Best Damn St. Paddy’s Day Period in Savannah, GA Open Bar Party Bus from ATL to Savannah Plus a Day Party in Savannah Read more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRIP – Open Bar Party Bus + Day Party in Savannah
5th Annual Best Damn St. Paddy’s Day Period in Savannah, GA Open Bar Party Bus from ATL to Savannah Plus a Day Party in Savannah Read more.
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social Hosted By Kairos Strategic LLC. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Boathouse, Daufuskie Island, SC. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social
Shamrock Ships at the Sunset Social Hosted By Kairos Strategic LLC. Event starts on Saturday, 19 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Boathouse, Daufuskie Island, SC. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar | Savannah
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar happening at Savannah, Georgia, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 11:00 am to 02:00 pm Read more.
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar | Savannah
Levi Moore @ The Grove Savannah-Jefferson Bar happening at Savannah, Georgia, United States on Sat Mar 19 2022 at 11:00 am to 02:00 pm Read more.

Sunday

VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run | 5115 US-17, Savannah 
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run happening at 5115 US-17, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 09:30 am Read more.
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run | 5115 US-17, Savannah 
VFW 660 3rd Annual Spades Run happening at 5115 US-17, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 09:30 am Read more.
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale | 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale happening at 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 08:00 am to 12:00 pm Read more.
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale | 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah
Renegade Paws Rescue Charity Yard Sale happening at 1218 Waters Ave, Savannah on Sunday Mar 20 2022 at 08:00 am to 12:00 pm Read more.
Voo Doo Soup – Congress Street Social Club
Led by legendary Savannah bassist and singer Eric “Big E” Moore, VooDoo Soup oozes soul with funky, jazzy, classic rock, rhythm and blues melodies. Read more.
Voo Doo Soup – Congress Street Social Club
Led by legendary Savannah bassist and singer Eric “Big E” Moore, VooDoo Soup oozes soul with funky, jazzy, classic rock, rhythm and blues melodies. Read more.
Brad Wells @ Calhouns Bluffton
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brad Wells’s upcoming concert at Calhouns Bluffton in Bluffton on Mar 20, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Brad Wells @ Calhouns Bluffton
Get concert info and buy tickets to Brad Wells’s upcoming concert at Calhouns Bluffton in Bluffton on Mar 20, 2022, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
Hilton Head Islands Wine & Food Festival – Craft Beers at the Beach
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Hilton Head Islands Wine & Food Festival – Craft Beers at the Beach
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Camp Purim
Camp Purim Hosted By Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance. Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Camp Purim
Camp Purim Hosted By Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance. Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! – Parkbench
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! Read more.
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! – Parkbench
Savannah Veg Fest 2022! Read more.
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big . Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big . Event starts on Sunday, 20 March 2022 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

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