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


Savannah is set to illuminate with green lights across various locations, marking the commencement of the Bicentennial Celebration tonight. Notable landmarks such as Plant Riverside and the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist will be aglow in honor of this special occasion. The “Turning the City Green” event will kick off at 7 p.m., and viewers can catch all the vibrant festivities on WTOC.

Simultaneously, Arts Southeast and Sulfur Studios are taking to the streets for First Fridays in Starland. The stretch between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue will come alive with numerous vendors on 39th Street, showcasing local artists and their creations. The event, featuring live painting, delectable food, and more, runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., providing an ideal opportunity for creative expression.

For those seeking a nostalgic journey, the Anime Retro Con beckons attendees to delve into the enchanting world of favorite anime characters. This immersive experience, encompassing cosplay, gaming, and more, begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.

Delving deeper into history, Fort Pulaski National Monument invites visitors to participate in the March Haynes Community Day on Saturday, offering free entry. Throughout the day, special programs will unravel Savannah’s rich African American history, starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m.

Sunday brings an opportunity for shopping enthusiasts to explore handmade treasures at the Locally Made Savannah Artisan Market. Featuring over 25 vendors, this event is a perfect way to support local businesses while enjoying a delightful time. Renegade Paws Rescue will also be present, offering a chance to adopt a furry companion. The event begins at noon and extends until 4 p.m., ensuring a day filled with unique finds and potential new four-legged family members.

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