All Things St. Patrick's Themed
Myles Gleason
Do not forget to wear green... or else you'll get pinched!

St. Patrick’s Day Events

Friday, March 17 – Savannah’s 193rd St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Time: 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Savannah
  • Details: Savannah, GA is home to the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the United States and the third largest in the world. Floats and marching units will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Friday and will feature more than 350 marching units with up to 15,000 people. Bleacher seating is available at three locations on the parade route. Seats can be reserved in advance for $25 to $40 per person. For more information about bleacher seating, call Kelly Tours at 912.964.2010.

Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18 – St. Patrick’s Day Festival

  • Date and Time: Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to midnight each day
  • Where: River Street & City Market
  • Details: If you’re looking for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party, then head over to River Street and City Market. These two places will be jamming with a three-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival. There will be live entertainment and activities, along with interactive artists, photo booths and food and beverage areas.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Leprechaun Hat Craft for Kids from Activity Village

  • What You Will Need:
    • Large sheet of green cardstock or paper
    • Orange cardstock or paper
    • Gold cardstock or paper
    • Sticky tape
    • Glue
  • Instructions:
    • Fold the green card in half lengthwise and cut along the fold.
    • Ask someone to bend the end of the pieces of card around your head and tape to secure.
    • Place your cylinder of card on the other piece and draw around the circular end (it won’t be a neat circle but don't worry, it doesn’t matter). Draw another circle around the outside of the first.
      Cut out the larger circle and then cut snips from the outside to the inside circle to make tabs. Fold in these tabs.
    • Carefully push the circle of card inside your cylinder so the tabs sit inside. Tape the tabs down. You now have a top to your hat.
    • To make the brim, again draw around the end of the cylinder on the remaining green card. Draw another circle around the outside (about 10cm larger). Cut out the larger circle. Draw a small circle in the center and carefully cut this out. Cut snips from the center to the pencil line to make tabs. Fold these upwards.
    • Turn your hat upside down and balance the brim on the open end so the tabs sit inside the hat. Tape the tabs down.
    • Cut a band of orange paper and glue around the hat. Carefully cut a buckle from gold card and glue this over the band.

Leprechaun Beard Craft for Kids from Activity Village

  • What You Will Need:
    • Orange cardstock or paper
    • Elastic or ribbon
  • Instructions:
    • Cut a beard shape from the orange card. Punch a hole on either side and tie through
      some elastic (or tie a piece of ribbon to
      each hole which can be tied at the back of the head).

St. Patrick’s Day Game

  • Modify Doggy Doggy, Where's Your Bone to Leprechaun, Leprechaun Where's Your Shamrock
  • Instructions:
    • One child, who is the leprechaun, sits in the middle of the circle with his/her eyes closed.
    • One of the children in the circle hides the shamrock behind his/her back. Have an adult distribute the shamrock so all the kids get a turn.
    • Children in the circle say: "Leprechaun, Leprechaun where's your shamrock? Somebody has it in their pocket! Guess who? Maybe you? Maybe a monkey from the zoo! Come on Leprechaun find your shamrock."
    • Leprechaun opens eyes and has 3 guesses as to who has the shamrock.
    • Child with the shamrock becomes the next leprechaun.

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