Savannah Book Festival, Irish Festival happening this weekend

Savannah Book Festival, Irish Festival happening this weekend

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Lose yourself in books on the squares of Downtown Savannah - plus - get your green ready for the Savannah Irish Festival.

One of the biggest literary events in the Southeast is back in town this weekend for its twelfth year which should be bigger and better than ever. This Saturday, more than 40 authors will take over Telfair Square for the Savannah Book Festival.

“We’re really excited about the festival Saturday. It will be from 9-5 at Telfair, Chippewa and Wright Squares. We have 43 authors talking about writing. We have fiction, non fiction. book signings, food trucks, all sorts of excitement, so come on down," said Kim Bockius-Suwyn, Savannah Book Festival. "43 authors. If you don’t find one you don’t want to hear, then they’re not here. Sunday, from 1-4 in a tent off Reynolds Square, we’ll have the children’s tent event. We have five children’s authors coming. We have celebrity story tellers, arts and crafts. The Children’s Festival is very different than the one we do on Saturday, so we partnered with the Live Oak Libraries and they’re going to put on a great show that day.”

Also this weekend, the season of St. Patrick begins with the Savannah Irish Festival! This celebration of Irish culture includes traditional Irish music, dancing, food, and entertainment for the whole family. The festival is two days long and tickets are available online or at the Civic Center.

All of the events on Saturday for the Savannah Book Festival are free, but they are first come first serve, so get there early. Click here for more information.

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