St. Patrick’s Day
Picnic in the Park

Recipes and Photos by Jessi Hampton @JustTryingRecipes

Green water flowing from the fountain in Forsyth Park officially marks the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah. A tradition that now spans generations is said to have began in the middle of the 20th Century when a few hooligans decided to add green dye to the water. Today, the greening of the fountain is handled with care by the City’s Park and Tree Commission. Local children line up to pour a bucket of green dye, one at a time, wondering whose bucket will be the lucky one that changes the water from clear to green!

The Greening of the Fountain is a great excuse for a picnic with the kids. Here are a few ideas to pack as you prepare to celebrate the heritage of Savannah in beautiful Forsyth Park.

This year’s Greening of the Fountain will take place Friday, March 10 at noon.

Charcuterie Sandwiches and Caprese Pasta Salad served with Fresh berries and Shamrocks Cookies from Savannah Candy Kitchen

Caprese Pasta Salad


  • A box of your favorite pasta
  • A jar of @delallofoods Traditional Pesto
  • @belgioiosocheese Mozzarella Pearls
  • Cherry tomatoes


Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, stir in the entire jar of pesto and top with tomatoes and mozzarella!

Charcuterie Sandwich


  • Prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • Brie, thinly sliced
  • Fig Spread
  • Arugula


Choose your favorite bread, spread fig jam, layer meat, cheese and arugula!