Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events Around Atlanta

March 9, 2012 12:00 AM
Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events Around Atlanta
" When everybody’s Irish, everybody tends to get rowdy. Keep the kiddos safe — and let them be rowdy — at these great family friendly St. Patty’s Day celebrations.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Atlanta Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Blvd Atlanta, GA 30308 stpatsparadeatlanta

Price: Free Date: March 17, 2012 Time: 12 p.m.

Kids love parades, so load up the mini van or SUV and head to downtown to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The annual parade begins at Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard and proceeds down Peachtree to Woodruff Park. The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Atlanta is the 130th since it debuted in 1858, and it’s bigger and better than ever. With dozens of marching bands, floats and so much more, it’s the perfect family friendly event for everyone.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah 5 West Liberty St Savannah, GA 31401

Price: Free Date: March 17, 2012 Time: 10:15 a.m.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah is celebrating its 188th year in 2012 and it’s the second largest parade in the world. The entire city joins in the huge celebration, which kicks off with the lively and colorful three-hour parade. More than 350 military units, award-winning bands, and world-famous Clydesdales march through the streets of historic Savannah as families cheer them on from the curb. It’s a scene unlike any other and definitely worth the trip. If you’ve never been to Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll be delighted beyond belief. "

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