2015 Flannery O'Connor Birthday Parade and Street Fair

  • Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home 207 E Charlton St Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O'Conner's 90th birthday will offer family fun, live music and more. This year's celebration joins forces with the Book Lady's Local Author Day, where folks can rub elbows and get to know all of Savannah's local writers! Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs, and sing along. Live music throughout the event will be provided by a cavalcade of singer songwriters and musicians from some of Savannah's finest local bands. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Costumes inspired by Flannery O'Conner characters, settings, or the author’s life are encouraged but optional. The parade is free and open to the public.

1-4 p.m. – Bring your own picnic and enjoy live music, games, crafts, and contests. Meet Savannah’s local authors, get your photo or family portrait taken with a gorilla, make your own parade sign or Spin Art with ArtRise, and gamble with chickens. Refreshments from the Sentient Bean.
3 p.m. - Parade starts in Lafayette Square with an introduction by Father Michael Chaney as Hazel Motes. Enjoy birthday cake in Lafayette Square immediately following the parade,