Savannah St. Patrick’s Day info: road closures, bands, parade updates, etc.

This is going to be a big post with all sorts of info regarding Savannah St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I’ll update here or in new posts as necessary.

First off, the city is implementing a wristband policy ($5) for drinking outside in the “control zone” from Friday through Monday (except not during the parade itself). I am opposed to this policy, which I discuss in my upcoming City Talk column on Monday.

So here are just a bunch of links and other info that you might need:

The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee website has the parade route (below) plus information on parking, shuttles, etc.

St. Patricks Parade Map

The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Monday. There will be major disruptions to normal parking and traffic patterns downtown, but especially in the neighborhoods east of Forsyth Park, beginning on Sunday.

Here’s the all-important map of portable toilets:
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Click here for a chart of road closures.

Here’s the map of the wristband area and stages:


Click here for the full band schedule. Click here for Larry Jack Sammons’ live music recommendations at hissing lawns.

The Savannah-Chatham police Facebook page and Twitter feed will be chock full of useful info all weekend. Like this:

There will also be info on the City of Savannah’s St. Pat’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

At the moment, the weather forecast looks pretty crappy, with a chance of rain picking up on Saturday night and pretty high chances of rain all day and night on Sunday and Monday.