Savannah Events and Attractions

What’s happening in Savannah?

Looking for the best Savannah events and attractions? With art exhibits and live entertainment at City Market, fun-filled festivities on historic River Street, amazing SCAD art festivals, private home tours, thrilling sports events, and the famous Savannah Music Festival, there is always something fun and exciting going on in Savannah.



No matter what your fancy, you’ll find lots of fun things to see and do in historic Savannah.  We've listed some popular attractions and a calendar of annual events below.

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POPULAR SAVANNAH ATTRACTIONS

We have lots of information on all of the best Savannah attractions. Just follow the links to learn more about the subjects of interest to you.

Architectural Treasures
Historic Homes & Architecture Tours
Historic Cemeteries
Historic Churches
Historic Homes
Monuments and Memorials
Museums
Neighborhoods
Parks
Squares

Be sure to check our Savannah Tours page for specialized tours suited to your particular interest. Popular theme tours include movie tours, ghost tours, and even “Midnight” book tours.

CALENDAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

This is a list of some of the more popular "happenings" with website links. Click on the individual link to learn more about these well-known Savannah festivals and events.

January

Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show

Martin Luther King Parade
(912) 234-5502

February

Savannah Irish Festival
Annual Savannah Irish Festival at the Savannah Civic Center.
(912) 232-3448

Savannah Black Heritage Festival
Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival sponsored by the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs at various locations.
(912) 358-4812

March

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival
March 25, 2017
Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 12pm - 12am at its new location on Indian Street.  The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5pm, and ticketed from 5pm to midnight.

This year's all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles.  Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children's Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm - 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost:
12pm - 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5pm - midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Annual Savannah Tour of Homes  Gardens
March 23-26th, 2017
(912) 234-8054
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Post Office Box 10585
Savannah, Georgia 31412
912.234.8054 (phone)
Savannahtourofhomes.org

Saint Patrick’s Day in Savannah
St. Patrick’s Day is Savannah’s most popular annual event and boasts the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. For lots more information, Click Here!

Savannah Music Festival
March - April
More than 100 performances at various locations
912.525.5050

April

Savannah Music Festival
March - April
More than 100 performances
912.525.5050

NOGS Tour of Homes and Gardens
Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens sponsored by The Garden Club of Savannah. Different private gardens are selected each year for excellence of design, historical interest and beauty.
(912) 961-4805

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
This annual festival is presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design in Forsyth Park. Admission is free & open to the public.
(912) 525-5865

Earth Day Celebration
Workshops, kids activities, food and music
For more information: mjadkowski@savannahga.gov

May

SCAD Sand Arts Festival
Arts Festival on Tybee Island’s North Beach. A judged competition of sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief & wind sculpture.
(912) 786-5444

Savannah Scottish Games
Annual celebration of Scottish and Celtic Heritage. Bethesda Academy Campus.
Savannah.Scottish.Games@gmail.com

Fine Arts on The River Festival
Fine Arts Festival on historic River Street hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association.
(912) 234-0295

Tybee Beach Bum Parade
Annual Beach Bum Parade – "A wet & wild tradition on Tybee Island since 1987."
(800) 868-2322 or (912) 786-5544

Preservation Festival
(912) 233-7787
Historic Savannah Foundation hosts annual festival which features three days of education, outreach, and inspiration.
Check out the website for a complete list of events.

Savannah Seafood Festival
Live Entertainment, Fresh Seafood, Games, Fun, Arts & Crafts.
Rousakis Plaza, Historic River Street
(912) 234-0295

June

Blues, Jazz & BBQ
Arts & Crafts, good food and great entertainment on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

July

Fourth of July on the River
Fourth of July firework show on historic River Street hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association. Fireworks begin around 9:00 p.m.
(912) 234-0295

Fireworks on the Beach
Tybee Island’s annual firework show begins about 9:15. Fireworks are staged on the pier but easily seen from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches.

August

September

October

Oktoberfest on the River
Three days of live entertainment, German food, games, fun, arts & crafts
Free/Open to the Public
(912) 234-0295

St. Paul’s Greek Festival
Sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
(912) 236-8256

Savannah Film Festival
Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. Workshops, lectures, receptions, special events and more.
(912) 525-5050

Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival
This festival draws about 10,000 people and provides attendees with a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment.
(912) 598-3999

November

Taste of Savannah

Annual "Taste of Savannah.
Ellis & Johnson Squares.
info@savannahfood&winefest.com

Telfair Art Fair
Annual art show and sale under a tent in Telfair Square.
(912) 790-8800

Boat Parade of Lights
Boat Parade of Lights on the Savannah River and alongside historic River Street. Free and open to the public.
(912) 234-0295

December

Savannah River Bridge Run
“The South’s Toughest Bridge Run” 5K / 10K
(912) 355-3527

Christmas on the River and Lighted Parade
Regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlight this Multicultural Holiday Celebration hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association.
(912) 234-0295

Holiday Tour of Homes
December The Downtown Neighborhood Association's Holiday Tour of Homes takes place in private homes, which are graciously opened to the public by generous Savannahians.
(912) 236-8362

EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR LINKS

Here are some helpful links to Savannah event and entertainment calendars. Most are searchable by date and venue.

City Market Calendar of Exhibits and Events

Savannah Morning News Events and Entertainment

Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar


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EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR LINKS

Here are some helpful links to Savannah event and entertainment calendars. Most are searchable by date and venue.

City Market Calendar of Exhibits and Events

Savannah Morning News Events and Entertainment

Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar