It’s Festival Season in One of the South’s Most Vibrant Cities

March 2nd, 2022

It’s that time of year again. In Savannah, spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy gentle breezes along the waterfront, lose yourself in Forsyth Park’s Garden of Fragrance during peak azalea season, and immerse yourself in some of the city’s most iconic events of the year — the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and Savannah Music Festival.

Erin Go Bragh at the City’s Annual St. Patty’s Day Parade — the 2nd Largest in the Country!
Bands, marching groups, soldiers, societies and government officials will begin the float-heavy parade from Forsyth Park, where the ritual greening of the fountain kicks things off. This lively four-hour event draws thousands of visitors from all over the world. They come here not only to honor Ireland’s patron saint but also to soak up some incredible live music, drink delicious Irish and local craft beers or simply explore the city and its many treasures. Visit to see the parade route and plan your day.

Calling All Music Lovers for the Savannah Music Festival
The Savannah Music Festival is a 17-day springtime attraction that brings hundreds of world-renowned musical acts to the Hostess City. From country and jazz to folk and chamber music, the festival offers a diverse palette of musical stylings from artists you know and love to those emerging onto the scene — all performed in stunning venues across the city. This year’s festival lineup does not disappoint. Here are a few highlights:

      • Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony Friday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m.
      • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 p.m.
      • Mavis Staples Friday, April 1st at 8:00 p.m.
      • Drive-By Truckers Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m.

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Eat, Drink and Stay Comfy
Make the most of your time in Savannah with our curated list of restaurants and hotels. Be sure to bookmark this page so you and your friends or family can refer to it often. As you may already know or as you’ll soon discover, there are endless ways to experience this romantic and historic city.

Where to Stay:

River Street Inn
A beautifully restored boutique hotel on Savannah’s historic riverfront. Be steps from the best local attractions.
124 E. Bay St. Savannah, GA 31401

The Desoto Savannah
Located in the heart of the Historic District, The Desoto has been offering guests perfectly curated experiences since 1890.
15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

East Bay Inn
Built in 1852, East Bay Inn is conveniently located in the center of downtown Savannah, in the historic district, and across the street from River Street.
225 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

Olde Harbour Inn
Built in 1892 as a warehouse on the Savannah River, Olde Harbour Inn is now a fabulous boutique hotel.
508 Factors Walk, Savannah, GA 31401

The Bohemian Hotel Autograph Collection
Nestled between cobblestone streets and the scenic Savannah riverfront, The Bohemian offers a captivating experience in the heart of the Historic District.
102 West Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Don’t Miss a Chance to Dine at One of These Top Eateries:

The Olde Pink House
Enjoy classic yet inventive Southern cuisine served in an elegant Colonial mansion built in 1771.
23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA

Vic’s on the River
Fine dining in a 19th-century warehouse featuring classic Southern cooking.
26 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

The Grey
A unique take on Port City Southern food served in a painstakingly restored 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal
109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

Clary’s Café
A perennial place with Southern-style diner classics for breakfast & lunch in a humble atmosphere. Breakfast served all day!
404 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA

Fox & Fig Café
Savannah’s premier vegan café features locally roasted coffee from The Coffee Fox, craft beer, wine and a brunch-centric menu served all day.
321 Habersham St, Savannah, GA

The Pirates’ House
Long-running pirate-themed restaurant offering hearty Southern fare in a rustic, historic inn.
20 E Broad St, Savannah, GA

The Wyld Dock Bar
Waterside hangout for New American fare with a seafood focus, plus cocktails, bocce & a fire pit.
2740 Livingston Ave, Savannah, GA

Don’t Forget to Make a Pitstop at Savannah Quarters!
If you plan to be in town this spring for the parades and festivals or any other reason, why not use the opportunity to check out Savannah Quarters — a playground within a playground.
Just minutes away from downtown Savannah, in booming Pooler, Georgia, Savannah Quarters is the ultimate Lowcountry setting to create a dream home and an amenity-rich home base from which to explore all that Savannah has to offer. Plan a visit by first connecting with our all-star realty team at 912-450-2300. Or feel free to contact us online.

Savannah Quarters® is a premier 2,600-acre new-home and masterplan community offering charm, relaxation, beauty and recreation. The Club at Savannah Quarters features resort-style amenities such as fitness, tennis, swimming and a stunning clubhouse as well as the 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course.