Savannah In March

Leafy trees in Wright Square, Savannah, GA.

March is one of the best, and most popular, months of the year to visit Savannah (along with the other spring months and fall). More about when to visit Savannah

From around the middle of March through into April, the city’s thousands of azaleas are usually in full bloom. Several of Savannah’s outdoor highlights – including its squares, Bonaventure Cemetery and Forsyth Park – are at their most beautiful during the azalea season.

The weather is warm but not too hot – although rain is a possibility – and getting to be just right for outdoor activities, whether sitting in Savannah’s many parks or exploring the lowcountry’s barrier islands and wildlife refuges (but wait until April if you want to go to the beach).

St Patrick’s Day is Savannah’s biggest event, with celebrations and ceremonies planned for several days either side of March 17 each year. This is also the month in which several other popular festivals are usually held, including the Savannah Stopover, Savannah Music Festival and the Tour of Homes and Gardens.

!Event dates are correct as of January 2018, but may change at short notice. Please check the official event website for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.


To Weekend Of March 3-4 2018

– Tea at Mrs Davenport’s, Thursdays and Fridays through March 2018
Afternoon tea with costumed interpreters at the Davenport House Museum; history of tea and tea culture. Ticket purchase required, reservations recommended. More details

– First Friday Fireworks, March 2 2018
Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

– Savannah Boat Show, March 2-4 2018
Boat-themed trade show with fishing and boat-related demonstrations, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Adult admission $10. More details

– Forsyth Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in the southern part of Forsyth Park. More details

To Weekend Of March 10-11 2018

Continuing: Tea at Mrs Davenport’s (Thursday and Friday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– (Hilton Head, SC) Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, March 5-11 2018
Week-long celebration of wine and lowcountry cuisine. Hilton Head is 30 miles (45 minutes) from Savannah. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Savannah Stopover, March 8-10 2018
Annual music festival with dozens of bands and artists. Concerts at several Historic District locations. Ticket purchase required. More details

– March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5K, March 9 2018
St Patrick’s-themed 5K race, begins in Ellis Square. Registration required. More details

– Second Saturday Art Walk, March 10 2018
Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details

– Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing, March 10 2018
Annual family-oriented spring event at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, with sheep shearing and wool-processing demonstrations, crafts and children's activities. Adults $7, children $5. More details

– Craft Brew Race & Festival, March 10 2018
5K race and craft beer festival at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Registration required for the race, tickets for the festival only also available. More details

– Tara Feis, event TBC
Family-oriented Irish festival in Emmet Park, with music, food, arts and crafts. More details

– Tybee Island Irish Heritage Festival, March 10 2018
Tybee Island’s St Patrick’s parade and celebration. More details

– St Practice Day Bar Crawl, March 10 2018
St Patrick’s-themed downtown pub-and-bar crawl, preceding the main event the following week. Organized by Stafford Promotions. More details


To St Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 17-18 2018)

Continuing: Tea at Mrs Davenport’s (Thursday and Friday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Greening of the Fountain, event TBC
Savannah’s Forsyth Park Fountain is turned green for St Patrick’s Day. Free event. More details

– City Market St Patrick’s Celebration, March 15-17 2018
Outdoor party over several days at Savannah’s City Market, with live music and other entertainment. More details

– St Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17 2018
One of the biggest St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. Streets are closed off for the morning parade, through the center of the Historic District. More details

– River Street St Patrick’s Day Celebration, event TBC
St Patrick’s Day celebration with live music, food and drink. Wristband purchase required for outdoor alcohol consumption. More details

To Weekend Of March 24-25 2018

Continuing: Tea at Mrs Davenport’s (Thursday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, March 22-25 2018
Annual self-guided walking tours of historic private homes. Different districts are covered on each day of the event. Ticket purchase required, advance reservations recommended. More details

– Southern Women’s Show, March 23-25 2018
Food, fashion and beauty trade fair at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Adult admission $10. More details

– Flannery O’Connor Birthday Parade and Festival, March 25 2018
Street fair and parade in Lafayette Square honoring the life of Savannah-born author Flannery O’Connor. More details

To Easter Weekend (March 31-April 2 2018)

Continuing: Tea at Mrs Davenport’s (Thursday and Friday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Savannah Golf Championship, March 29-April 1 2018 golf tournament at Deer Creek Golf Course, Skidaway Island, part of the PGA Tour. Daily tickets $10, week-long tickets $25. More details

– Savannah Music Festival, March 29-April 14 2018
The largest music festival in Georgia, with over 100 artists giving concerts and performances at various Savannah locations. Ticket purchase required. More details

Other Regional Festivals

– (Valdosta, GA) Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival, March 10-11 2018
Large annual festival with more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, food, shows, music and other entertainments. Valdosta is 185 miles (3-3.5 hours) from Savannah. Free admission. More details

– (Macon, GA) International Cherry Blossom Festival, March 16-25 2018
Large, eclectic 10-day festival timed to coincide with the blooming of Macon’s thousands of cherry trees. Macon is 170 miles (2.5 hours) from Savannah. More details