Party Zone Wristbands And Good Behavior Required For City”s Biggest Party
Now you may be surprised to learn that Savannah has one of the world’s largest – and best – celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s made PubClub.com’s Top 10 list, in fact, of places to be for St. Paddy’s Day.
It starts with a parade at 10 in the morning – well, truth be told, it starts when people wake up, for that’s when they start drinking beers and the dive bar Pinky Masters even opens at 6 a.m., in case anyone’s fridge is bare – and continues with a block party of sorts along River Street.
More than 400,000 people travel to Savannah each year for this annual party. It’s lively, festive, friendly and should be on your party Bucket List of events.
This small Southern city with Spanish moss hanging over trees in 16 downtown squares, opens its arms to any friendly reveler on this day. You can drink on the streets during the giant parade and then down on River Street.
There, it’s shoulder-to-shoulder crowded. Bars pull out tables and temporary beer bars are set up, and because you can drink outside in Savannah, you walk in, get a beer and then go back outside to the party.
There is now a “party zone” to try and eliminate underage drinking. To get in, people must buy a $5 wristband, which are sold everywhere. The “party zone” is between River Street and Broughton Lane.
But you had also behave yourself or you’re beer and clothes won’t be the only thing that’s green on that day – so, too, will be your mood.
Police will primarily be looking to cut down on public urination and fighting, which are two of the biggest problems of the recent past. Violators could be fined $67 or jailed if they are not county residents and without valid identification.
The message is clear: Have fun, but do something dumb and you may wind up not singing “Whiskey in the Jar” but the theme song to the TV show “Cops.”