27 Jan 2023
If you’re ready for a getaway in March, Savannah makes the perfect destination. A full slate of events takes place as winter leaves and warmer weather settles on our shores.
Of course, the biggest party of the year is St. Patrick’s Day and the parties and festivities surrounding the big day. But if you can’t make it on March 17, there are plenty of other activities taking place during the month as well.
March 3: The March of Dimes Shamrock Run is an annual St Patrick’s themed race in downtown Savannah, to benefit the March of Dimes. This is a family-friendly event, and the fun begins at 4 p.m. at Ellis Square. Race time is 6:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and kids 10 and under can enter free.
March 3-5: If you prefer a racquet to running shoes, the Savannah Pickleball Classic may be for you. It takes place at The Landings Club on Skidaway Island. This is a round robin format that guarantees three matches for players. Sign up and pack your racquet.
March 9-11: The Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend promotes historic preservation with proceeds benefitting the Andrew Low House and Green-Meldrim House. The weekend includes a reception at the Andrew Low House, private home tours, the Inspired Art Exhibition at the Green-Meldrim House, the Fabulous Fete & Inspired Art Exhibition, a keynote luncheon, and an online auction.
March 11: Enjoy music with the beauty of the season with Phil the Squares, a free outdoor concert in Chippewa Square. The one-hour, free concert by the Savannah Philharmonic begins at 3 p.m., and no ticket or reservation is required.
March 11: St. “Practice” Day Bar Crawl is a St. Paddy’s Day themed bar crawl. A $20 early bird ticket can be purchased by Feb. 25, which gets participants a free cover and drink specials at one of a dozen bars. Then a Whiskey after-party takes place at Stafford’s Public House.
March 11-12: The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament in Daffin Park is one of the largest in the country, with 80 teams converging for the competition. The host team, the Savannah Shamrocks, donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities.
March 17: Speaking of … the St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. with the lineup near Forsyth Park. The parade follows Abercorn Street, Broughton Street, East Broad and Bay Street before ending on Bull Street.
March 18: Hear Southern Soul & Funk Festival at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center. Performers include Tucka, Confunkshun, Jeter Jones and Sir Charles.
Book beautiful accommodations right in the center of things to get in on all the action.