(photo by Bill Dawers)


2015 Flannery O’Connor Parade and Street Fair
As part of the festivities, The Book Lady Bookstore is reviving Local Author Day! 
This will be the biggest and only event in Savannah that showcases ALL of Savannah's local & regional authors, with the "head local" being Flannery herself.  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O'Connor's 90th birthday will offer family fun, live music and more. 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'Connor characters, settings, or the author’s life are encouraged but optional. The parade is free and open to the public.

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission is free

Lafayette Square
Abercorn St. and E. Charlton Street
Savannah, Georgia

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. There will be coffee, tea, and cookies provided by 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.

Beauty Is Our Money Crop: Artist Katherine Sandoz has added to her Azalea Crowns from last year, and these crowns will be available to Friends of Flannery to wear in the Parade. Bring your current membership card, renew or sign up there. 

(photos by Katherine Sandoz) (BryAnn Pound, model)