An American Classic
An American classic, the Budweiser Clydesdales made their yearly visit to Savannah for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Clydesdales have been a staple of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, when August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch gave them as a gift to their father to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. The Clydesdales have made appearances worldwide, and on television broadcasts like the Super Bowl and Rose Parade.
Events for the Whole Family
Southern Eagle works with Anheuser-Busch each year to bring the Clydesdales to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day. Normally housed outside of the city, the Clydesdales were kept closer to downtown this year and more events were added to their schedule to involve the community. They were housed outside of Grayson Stadium, which is home to the Savannah Bananas Baseball team. They made multiple appearances for St. Patricks Day week, including a parade around Daffin park, a viewing inside of Grayson Stadium, and a trip to nearby Garden City. The events featured music, lawn games, arts and crafts, and fun for the whole family. Guests were also able to take pictures of the iconic horses, and get an up-close-and-personal view of these incredible animals.
An Iconic Parade
On St. Patrick’s Day, a full hitch wagon paraded through Historic Downtown Savannah. A full hitch includes 8 horses that pull the iconic red, white and gold Anheuser-Busch beer wagon. First celebrated in 1824, Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest in the country, with more than 300,000 guests in attendance. In fact, it is second largest only to NYC. A committee of over 700 Irish-Americans work year round to organize the parade, which features over 300 organizations, marching bands, Irish groups, historic cars, and floats. Southern Eagle Distributing is proud to be able to partner with Anheuser-Busch to keep the Clydesdales tradition alive in Savannah.