Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Mar. 17-20

Mar 17, 2016

Mia Amini, DJ for Y100, and Megan White, marketing projects manager for Visit Savannah, offer up some ways to have fun - and beat the crowds - this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Megan’s picks:

-If you’re checking out the parade, be sure to come prepared: sunblock, water, bug spray and umbrellas are all a good idea. And money is key too; if you plan to hang out downtown after the parade wraps up, you’ll need a wristband to drink inside the festival zone. Wristbands are $5 and different each of the three festival days, Thursday through Saturday. Navigate downtown parking and traffic with the help of the SCMPD’s live St. Patrick’s Day map.

-Take your revelry across the river and try Irish Road Bowling Saturday on Hutchinson Island. The traditional Irish game involves hurling a three-inch. steel ball along a predetermined course. Savannah’s game will feature three-person teams. Register at O’Connell’s pub on Drayton St. Saturday, 10 a.m.; $15 in advance, $20 day-of.

-Get out of downtown all together with the Tybee Comedy Revue on Saturday night at the Tybee Post Theater. The show features two stand-up acts who’ve toured nationally, Ted Holum and Brian T. Shirley. They’ll offer a night of “good, clean comedy” at the historic theater. Saturday, 8-10 p.m.; $15 general, $13.50 theater members.

Mia’s picks:

-It’s not all bagpipes and green beer downtown. There’s also live music throughout the weekend at the waterfront Rousakis Plaza, including The Bastard Suns, Eric Culberson and The Hypnotics. Find a full schedule and lots of holiday info at the Savannah Waterfront Association website.

-Find some sustenance during the downtown festival at the first-ever Bay Street Food Truck Boulevard. Trucks from Chazitos Latin Cuisine, Molly MacPherson’s, Paul Kennedy Catering and Low Country Lobster will line up outside Cotton Sail to serve delicious food and, of course, beer. A series of local DJs will be on hand with entertainment as well.

-Gear up for Easter with free crafts and Easter Bunny photos at Bass Pro Shops, starting Saturday. Kids can pose with the bunny and have fun making an Easter door hanger, featuring cute bunny and chick characters. Saturday and Sunday, photos 11 a.m.-4 p.m., crafts 1-4 p.m.; free. Runs through Mar. 27.