Saturday, January 31, 2009

Irish Festival Opens St. Patrick's Celebration in Savannah

The 17th Annual Savannah Irish Festival will take place February 13-15, 2009 at the Savannah Civic Center at Montgomery and Oglethorpe Streets in historic downtown Savannah. The festival begins Friday night with a Ceili in the Civic Center Ballroom from 6:30-9 p.m. Those who attend the Ceili will be taught how to Irish folk dance in large groups. On Saturday, the festival will run from 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. On Sunday, the festival will begin at Noon and run until 7 p.m.

Four stages of continuous entertainment bring fun for the entire family throughout the weekend.

The Festival Main Stage acts and the Festival Pub Stage acts include some of the top Irish traditional acts in the world along with performances by The St. Vincent's Academy Chorale, two schools of Irish Dancers, The Pride of Ireland and the Irish Dancers of Savannah. The Children's Stage features a free arts and crafts area for kids as well as ongoing entertainment geared towards children. The Festival Cultural Stage will provide discussions on various topics of Irish History, Irish Literature and Irish Music. Attendees can also browse the vendor booths and sample food prepared by Savannah's many Irish Organizations.

The weekend will be filled with music and plenty of Irish Dancing. Stroll through this romantic city and enjoy the largest Irish Festival in the South.

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