1. For the DrinkerIf you plan to consume alcohol, please know that city ordinances prohibit the following: • Carrying bottles or cans of alcohol on the street. (Only paper, Styrofoam or plastic cups are permitted.) • Carrying more than one cup of alcohol or a cup larger than 16 ounces. • Taking alcohol onto River Street or into the gated area. • Drinking alcohol in a parked motor vehicle. • Drinking or possessing alcohol if you are younger than 21.2. Getting around on St. Patricks Day Trolley & Shuttle Services Shuttle from Tybee to downtown Savannah with services back to Tybee: March 16 from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. every 30 minutes Cost: $15 one way or $20 round trip Pick up Locations: Tybee Lighthouse, DeSoto Beach Hotel and Ocean Plaza Resort Drop Off Location: Marriott Riverfront March 17 from 7-3 a.m. every 30 minutes Cost: $15 one way or $20 round trip Pick Up Locations: Publix on Whitemarsh, Tybee Lighthouse, DeSoto Beach Hotel and Ocean Plaza Resort Drop Off Location: Marriott Riverfront For more info, contact Old Savannah Tours at 912-234-8128 Shuttle from Savannah Festival Outlet Stores (11 Gateway Blvd.) to River Street: March 17 from 8-3 a.m. with pick-ups every hour on the hour and drop-offs on the half hour Cost: $15 one way or $20 round trip For more info, contact Fun Travel at 912-428-6460 or 912-631-8691 Shuttle from Richmond Hill, La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant (10060 Ford Plaza) to River Street: March 17 from 8-3 a.m. with pick-ups every hour on the hour and drop-offs on the half hour Cost: $15 one way or $20 round trip For more info, contact Fun Travel at 912-428-6460 or 912-631-8691 Shuttle from Pooler, Cancun Mexican Restaurant (103 Canal Street) to River Street: March 17 from 8-3 a.m. with pick-ups every hour on the hour and drop-offs on the half hour Cost: $15 one way or $20 round trip For more info, contact Fun Travel at 912-428-6460 or 912-631-8691
CAT Shuttle Services Round-trip shuttle services on March 17 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the following locations: • Westside at the Westside Shopping Center on Hwy 80 in Garden City • Eastside at the Island Towne Centre on Whitemarsh Island • Southside at the Savannah Mall near the Burlington/Target corridor Parade patrons may park their cars at these locations and ride the shuttles into downtown Savannah. The shuttles will begin return trips from the parade in downtown Savannah from 12:00 NOON – 3:00 PM. After the 3 p.m. hour, shuttle patrons can return to their cars via CAT’s fixed routes: • The 3A and 3B routes will return within a block of the Westside Shopping Center so you would have to walk that block. • The 10 East Savannah route will return to the Island Towne Centre. • The 114 Abercorn will return to the Savannah Mall. COST: A $3 day pass provides a ride to the parade and a return trip. Patrons are encouraged to have correct change. Passes may be purchased in advance at CAT’s main office, 900 East Gwinnett Street or CAT Central, 124 Bull Street and The General Store at Oglethorpe Mall (next to JC Penney). The Savannah Belles Ferry will begin operating at 7:00 AM. Between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, service will be available from the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and the Savannah City Hall Landing only. After 4:30 PM, normal scheduling will resume to include the Marriott Savannah Riverfront’s pier. Service will be available until 12:00 AM. Parking GaragesThe following parking garages will be open 24 hours on March 16 and March 17 Bryan St. Liberty St. Robinson State St. Whitaker St. Parking at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Parking for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be available at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (One International Drive) beginning at 7AM and ending at 3PM on Saturday, March 17 for a fee of $10 per vehicle including a round trip on the water ferry for all vehicle passengers. PLEASE NOTE: The Trade Center Parking Lot will not admit vehicles after 3pm on Saturday, March 17. The water ferry will run beginning from Savannah International Trade & Convention Center at 7:10 AM until midnight for convenience of Trade Center and Westin guests.
Visitor Information Center LotOpen for parking at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 17th. Limited RV parking available. The Savannah Visitors Center islocated at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.COST: $10 On-street ParkingParking is prohibited in the parade marshaling areas and on the parade route. Parking meters in these areas will bebagged the night before. Vehicles in prohibited areas will be towed beginning 6 a.m.Available on-street, metered parking will be free all day Saturday the 17th. What if my car is towed?Police will mobilize the towing companies to remove cars from the parade route starting at 6 a.m.All vehicles illegally parked will be towed at owner’s expense. Affected motorists must obtain a vehicle release formfrom SCMPD headquarters at Habersham and Oglethorpe Streets in order to claim any towed vehicle. Proof ofownership is required to obtain a vehicle release form from the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department. Before parking, be sure that you are legally parked, and not obstructing any roads or driveways, especially around the squares and areas near the parade route. Understand that this will be Savannah’s most populated day of the year and parking will be at a premium, so be careful where you park. Parking Services and the Police Department will be ensuring that the roadways are open and unobstructed. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed. Vehicles that obstruct any roadway will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. Do not move barricades or remove “no parking” bags. Your vehicle will be towed and you will incur both towing and storage fees. Water FerryThe water ferry will run beginning from Savannah International Trade & Convention Center at 7:10 AM until midnightfor convenience of Trade Center and Westin guests.
WHAT IF I’M ARRESTED?People who are arrested will be taken to the Chatham County Detention Center, 1050 Carl Griffin Drive, off ChathamParkway. For information, call 912-652-7700.Suspected violators of state laws will be taken directly to the Chatham County Jail for arraignment.If the arrestee is cooperative, lives within Chatham, or a surrounding county, and is charged only with a local ordinanceviolation, he/she may be released on subpoena.People accused of violating city ordinances will be taken to special Recorder’s Court sessions scheduled March 17. ARecorders Court judge will then set bond.People accused of violating city ordinances will be taken to special Recorder’s Court sessions scheduled for the night ofMarch 17. A Recorders Court judge will then set bond.If you can’t make bond, expect to remain in jail. Violations of city ordinances are punishable by up to 30 days in jail ora maximum fine of $500.Violations of state laws are punishable by up to 12 months in jail or a $1,000 fine.All misdemeanor arrests and convictions are reported to the Georgia Crime Information Center and the National CrimeInformation Center, which creates a criminal history of the violator.For information about fines and court dates, call 912-652-7425. CitationsShould you receive a citation for violating a city ordinance, it can be handled just like any other ticket. Chatham Countyresidents may be released with a city ordinance summons. If you receive a summons, you can avoid a court appearanceby paying the fine in advance at the Recorders Court window at the Chatham County Courthouse, 133 MontgomeryStreet. You always have the right to appear in court and plead your case. You will be given a court date when youreceive the citation. Should you ignore it, you will be found in Contempt of Court.
What not to do...WHAT CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR?Police want parade goers and spectators to have a good time but act within the law.City ordinances prohibit the following actions:• Jumping, diving or swimming in the Savannah River.• Carrying bottles or cans of alcohol on the street. (Only paper, Styrofoam or plastic cups are permitted.)• Carrying more than one cup of alcohol or a cup larger than 16 ounces.• Taking alcohol outside the Festival Area, which is defined as follows: North of Jones Street to the river; east of Boundary Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; west of East Broad Street. SEE MAP.• Drinking alcohol in a parked motor vehicle.• Drinking or possessing alcohol if you are younger than 21.• Exposing yourself.• Going to the bathroom anywhere other than in a portable toilet or restroom. SEE MAP.• Disorderly conduct; fighting.The following state misdemeanor offenses require an appearance in court for citizens:• Providing alcohol to a minor.• Allowing a minor to enter an alcohol establishment.NOTE: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police suggest those who drink alcohol do so in moderation. Each yearmany attendees are rushed to area hospitals for treatment of the effects of excessive alcohol use. Wheres the Restroom?The City of Savannah is renting 296 Porta-lets for St. Patricks Day.176 will be on the parade route.80 will be on River Street40 in City MarketKeep checking back for exact locations. Public restrooms will be available at the following locations:Bryan Street Garage Liberty Street Garage100 East Bryan Street 301 W Liberty Street912-651-6477 912-644-5934Visitor Center River Street Hospitality CenterMLK & Louisville Road River St & Bull Ramp912-644-0440 912-651-6662
Free Wi Fi Access The City of Savannah has partnered with Seimitsu to offer free Wi Fi via “surfsavannah.” Outside areas that are wired include River Street, Bay Street, Reynolds Square, Ellis Square, Franklin Square and the South End of Forsyth Park near the Forsyth Fort Café as well as along Martin Luther King Boulevard from Victory Drive to River Street. Users are required to register and usage limit is 2 hours per day. Visitors with extended stays may purchase unlimited Wi Fi service for 30 days for $10 at the Seimitsu office at 1523 Bull Street (32nd street and Bull). Call 525-0345 for more information. Service is limited to the above areas of downtown Savannah. For a guide to other free Wi Fi hotspots throughout the entire City, visit savannahwifi.com.Wifi - Savannah Downtown / Historic District (Park Ave to the River)
Leopolds Ice Cream Shop212 E. Broughton St. Moon River Brewing Co.(Just East of Abercorn St.) 21 West Bay St.912-234-4442 912-447-0943Sun: 12pm - 10pm Mon-Sat: 11:00am-11:00pmMon-Thurs: 11am - 10:00pm Sun-11:00am-11:00pmFri-Sat: 11am - 11pm www.moonriverbrewing.comwww.LeopoldsIceCream.com The Sentient BeanB Matthews Eatery 13 E. Park Ave.325 E. Bay St. 912-232-4447912-233-1319 7:00am-10:00pm every dayMon-Sat: 8:00am-10:00pm www.sentientbean.comHappy Hour: 4:00pm-7:00pmSunday Brunch: 9am-3:00pm Smoothwww.BMatthewsEatery.com 143 Bull St. 912-231-8100Molly MacPherson’s Pub Mon-Sat: 9:00am-6:00pm311 W. Congress St. Sun-10:00am-5:00pm912-239-9600Mon-Sat: 11am-close Panera BreadSun: 12noon-close 1 West Broughton St.www.MacPhersonsPub.com 912-236-0275 Mon-Sat: 7:00am-9:00pmGallery Espresso Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm234 E. Perry St. www.panerabread.com(Corner of Bull St)912-233-5348 The Jepson Art Center CafeMon-Fri: 7:30am-10:00pm 207 W.York St.Sat-Sun:8:00am-11:00pm Corner of West York St. and Barnard St.www.TheGalleryEspresso.com (Free Addmission to Atrium & Cafe) Cafe Phone: 912-790-8833J. Christopher’s Cafe Hrs: 10am-3pm Daily - closed Sundays and122 E. Liberty St. Tuesdays(Breakfast and Lunch Only) www.telfair.orgEarly morning until 2pm daily(Between Abercorn and Drayton) Wright Square Cafe912-236-7494 21 W.York St. Just 1 block East of Jepson CenterLocos Deli & Pub Phone: 912-238-1150301 W. Broughton St.(At Jefferson St)912-236-8711Mon-Fri: 11:00am-12:00amSat-Sun:10:00am-last callwww.locosgrill.com
Wifi - Savannah Mid-Town (Park Ave to DeRenne Ave)
Back In The Day Bakery2403 Bull St.912-495-9292Tues-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pmSat: 8:00am-3:00pmSun-Mon: CLOSEDwww.backinthedaybakery.comBakers Pride840 E. DeRenne Ave.912-355-1155Mon-Fri: 6:00am-6:00pmSat: 6:00am-5:00pmSun: CLOSEDBojangles’ Famous Chicken29 W. DeRenne Ave.912-353-77875:00am-12:00am DailyClarys Cafe on Habersham4330 Habersham St.912-351-0302Sun-Mon: 8:00am-4:00pm