Flannery O’Connor Birthday Parade and Street Fair To Offer Family-Friendly Fun

2019 Flannery O’Connor Birthday Parade and Street Fair will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Lafayette Square (Abercorn St. and E. Charlton St.).

This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O’Connor’s birthday will offer family fun, live music and more. Attendees are invited to join the parade, carry handmade signs and sing along. Live music will be provided by a cavalcade of singer-songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah’s finest local bands in honor of O’Connor’s 94th birthday. Music for the parade will be performed by the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Costumes inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s characters and settings or by the author’s life are encouraged, but not required. This event is free and open to the public.

From 1-4 p.m., enjoy live music, games, art, face painting and contests. Meet local authors, enjoy a pop-up art show by Panhandle Slim, get your photo taken with a gorilla and play bingo with live chickens. Refreshments provided by the Sentient Bean. Vendors include Kleo’s Handmade Soaps, Holly Oddly, Quarter Press and many others.

At 3 p.m., the Parade starts in Lafayette Square with a blessing by Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland, former president of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home board of directors. Enjoy birthday cake in Lafayette Square immediately following the parade.

To learn more, visit flanneryoconnorhome.org.

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