What to do this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, art, puppies, history and more


Commencing tonight, the city is set to glow in green lights in celebration of this year’s Bicentennial. Iconic landmarks such as Plant Riverside and the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist will participate in the “Turning the City Green” event, starting at 7 p.m. Watch the spectacle unfold live on WTOC.

Simultaneously, Arts Southeast and Sulfur Studios will enliven the streets during First Fridays in Starland. Along 39th Street, numerous vendors will showcase the works of local artists, accompanied by live painting, delectable food, and more, creating the ideal atmosphere for unleashing creativity. The artistic festivities will stretch between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue, beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding at 9 p.m.

For a nostalgic journey, Anime Retro Con awaits, offering a day filled with cosplay, gaming, and more. Starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, attendees can immerse themselves in the world of their favorite anime characters.

Delving into the past, Fort Pulaski National Monument invites everyone to celebrate March Haynes Community Day for free. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., special programs will explore Savannah’s rich African American history.

On Sunday, those in the mood for shopping and handmade treasures can visit Locally Made Savannah’s Artisan Market, featuring over 25 vendors. This event, starting at noon and lasting until 4 p.m., provides an opportunity to support local businesses while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

Additionally, Renegade Paws Rescue will be present, offering a chance to adopt a furry friend during the event. The festivities continue throughout the day until 4 p.m., promising a delightful and fulfilling weekend for Savannah’s residents and visitors alike.

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