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’s 6th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival
February 27, 2016
Charles H. Morris Center
10 E. Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Known for their distinctive mix of rock, funk and R&B, Robert Randolph & The Family Band will headline the 2016 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival. The festival includes performances by over 25 live bands and visual artists. In addition to live performances and exhibits, guests can expect an array of family activities, hands-on art projects, workshops, and an open jam session. The festival is free for all ages from Noon-5pm. Tickets are now on sale for the evening’s festivities (5pm-Midnight).

Savannah's A-Town Get Down is one of the area’s fastest-growing festivals. Organized by the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation, it is an interactive art and music festival dedicated to providing access to the arts for Savannah's youth, inspiring them to discover the confidence and self-esteem that comes with creative self expression. Since the inaugural festival in 2011, the A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival celebrates the life of Alex Townsend, affectionately called A-Town, by making the arts more accessible to underserved communities throughout Savannah, the city he loved.

Tickets/cost:
12pm-5pm:
FREE for all ages
5pm-Midnight:
$25/General Admission / $15/Student or Military (with valid ID)
Tickets on sale now at A-TownGetDown.com.
 

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

Sizzling in the Kitchen: A Cooking Experience and Singles
Mixer

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Location: Chef Darin's Kitchen Table:
2514 Abercorn Street. #140. Savannah, GA 31401
Ticket Price: $125.00
Description: Join us for an interactive cooking experience with Chef Darin Sehnert, Owner-Chef/Chef Darin's Kitchen Table! Guests will enjoy appetizers, alongside a delicious meal and the chance to mix and mingle with elite professionals. Seating is limited. Stay posted for announcements of special guests and intriguing celebrity interaction opportunities! For more information visit, www.flynnstyle.com or call (912) 414-2377

81st Annual Savannah Tour of Homes  Gardens
Thursday, March 31st - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
(912) 234-8054

Join the Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens in Celebrating 81 Years of Hospitality, Preservation and Community Giving! The Tour offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah's finest private homes and experience the architecture, furnishings and collections that have been treasured by families for generations...but seldom seen by the public. These properties have been meticulously restored, preserving the character of the space yet allowing for the enjoyment of modern amenities. Several sites incorporate more current design trends. The 2016 Tour features homes in two of Savannah's National Register Historic Districts. Thursday - Saturday focuses on downtown--home to the largest urban National Historic Landmark District in the United States, featuring twenty-two oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes, businesses, and churches. Ardsley Park, Savannah's first planned suburban area, is featured on our Sunday Tour.

Mollie White, Director
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Post Office Box 10585
Svannah, Georgia 31412
912.234.8054 (phone)
912.234.2123 (fax)
Savannahtourofhomes.org
Celebrating our 81st year!

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

July

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

September

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

October

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295
(912) 234-4904

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

First Fridays and First Saturdays on the River
March - December
Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and fun on historic River Street.
(912) 234-0295

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

River Street Festivals


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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