During St. Patrick's Day weekend, if you want to drink an alcoholic beverage on the streets you need a wristband. Here's your how-to guide to enjoying this party with pint in hand:
What do I get with the wristband?
Welcome to St. Patrick's Day, Savannah style. With the
wristband, you get to listen to live entertainment (over 40 live performances at 6 different stages) and enjoy your adult drinks to-go while you walk around the biggest party of the year.
Where do I get a wristband?
You can get your wristband at one of the 22 booth locations downtown (on River Street, St. Julian Street, City Market, Ellis Square, and Franklin Square). Signs will help direct you to one of the white sales tents to purchase your wristband. Credit Cards will be accepted at 10 select booth locations. Someone will check your ID…so don't leave that behind! Make sure to hold onto your ID since bars and restaurants are still required to check them, even if
you have a wristband on.
How much does a wristband cost?
$5 for each day (Wristbands are not required during Saturday's parade ). And, you only need a wristband if you plan to drink in the control zone, otherwise known as party central.
Do I have to purchase a wristband each day?
Yes, there will be different color wristbands for each day of the festival. Select wristband locations will be open as early as 7am on Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th (go to riverstreetsavannah.com for a full list of locations and sales times).
What is the control zone?
The City of Savannah Festival Ordinance of 2013 has set aside 90 blocks of historic downtown to have the biggest party of the year. We want you to be safe and have a good time, so we need a little control.
What happens if I forget to get a wristband for the biggest party of the year?
You could face a fine and court costs totaling up to $67. Not worth it! No worries, we'll point you in the right direction on where you can get your wristband. We're cool like that.
What else do I need to know before I get my drink on?
To drink on the streets, you need to have your beverage in what Savannahians call a “traveler”- that's a plastic cup 16 ounces or less.
Where is the money going?
Throwing the biggest party in Savannah, paying the bands, cleaning up after you're long gone — that takes a pretty penny.
Information provided by the Savannah Riverfront Association
1 Broad St Ramp
2 Lot next to Joe's Crabshack
3 Emmet Park across from Haberham St
4 River St in front of the Shrimp Factory
5 Lincoln St Ramp
6 East end Rousakis Plaza
7 Abercorn Ramp
8 Drayton St Ramp
9 West Side Rousakis Plaza
10 Whittaker St Ramp
11 Rousakis Plaza
12 Barnard St Ramp
13 West end of River St near MLK Ramp
14 Jefferson St at Bay St
15 Franklin Square
16 Ellis Square
17 Ellis Square
18 Johnson Square
19 Bull st near Broughton
20 St Jullian St Stage
21 Bryan St Parking garage