Parks and Squares Along the Parade Route

Experience the Rush!

The Land Rush is the running of revelers on the morning of the parade to find the best spot in one of our historic squares. It has become a Savannah tradition and a site to see!

The City of Savannah will stage security guards and City marshals in the squares at 10 PM the night before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  At that time, they will ask everyone to leave the square.

At 6 AM on the morning of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, City and Security staff will “officially” open the squares to parade-goers and the rush for prime spots will commence! 

Squares on the Route

  • Taylor
  • Oglethorpe
  • Lafayette
  • Johnson
  • Wright
  • Madison
  • Chippewa

Land Rush Rules

  • DO NOT tear down the orange fencing that is in place to protect the landscaping. 
  • Parade-goers are responsible for any litter in or around the space they occupied throughout the night and the space they occupy in the square. 
  • Pushing, grabbing, hitting or any other physical actions will not be tolerated. 
  • Once parade-goers are settled in their locations, City staff and security will conduct a “sweep” of the area and require individuals to clean up the streets and square. 
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages are allowed during this event. Staff will monitor this activity to ensure that public drunkenness, public urination, noise violations, and other local ordinances are not violated.  
  • Glass containers are NOT ALLOWED.  If an individual is found to have glass, a City Marshal will approach the person and ask them to either pour the beverage into an approved cup or pour the beverage out. 
  • It is not uncommon for groups to get a bit louder as the parade start nears.  Staff will encourage groups to comply with the noise ordinance.  
  • Squares are in RESIDENTIAL AREAS, and it is important to keep them as quiet as possible. 
  • If an individual or group is in violation of a local ordinance, City Marshals will ask you to comply.  If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave. 
  • HAVE FUN!!!!  

Park and Square Rules

  • Do not leave litter or trash, Pack it in / Pack it out (Bring your trash bags)
  • Do not damage the landscaping
  • Parade patrons will not be allowed to set up in parks and squares until 6 AM on parade day.
  • The only setups allowed in our squares are tables, coolers, lawn chairs, and 10' x 10' pop-up tents.
  • All material should be removed from the square by 6 PM on parade day
  • The use of City electricity and water is prohibited.
    • Grills
    • Styrofoam
    • Glass
    • Amplified sound
    • Kegs
    • Scaffolding
    • Stages
    • Advertisements
    • Barriers
    • Bartenders
    • Ladders
    • Personal Portable Toilets



All streets and squares along the route have trash and recycling bins.  Use them!!!

St Pats Trash

You really can't wear green if you don't recycle!

The City of Savannah puts in a huge effort to make our St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival the cleanest and greenest.

Our Sanitation crews work long hours doing difficult, messy jobs to keep Savannah looking beautiful. Please give them a hand by utilizing the trash and recycling receptacles located throughout the area. Working together, we can all enjoy a fun, safe, and CLEAN St. Patrick’s Day!

Do your part

Look for the black carts with yellow tops, which will be located along most corners of the Parade Route and in high-traffic squares. These are our single-stream recycling carts. In it, place:

  • Plastic beer cups
  • Bottles and cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic plates and utensils

Save all other trash for the garbage carts, which should be located nearby. Mixing trash in the recycling cart contaminates the whole load, forcing us to landfill the contents. Help us continue Savannah's proud tradition of welcoming visitors to our beautiful city by doing your part to keep it looking good.

23 ST PATS - waste locations

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