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.


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

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.


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.


Martin Luther King Parade


2019 Critz Tybee Run Fest – 11th Anniversary
Tybee Island, Georgia
The Critz Tybee Run Fest is an annual weekend event, combining five different races from 1 mile to 13.1 miles, totaling up to the 26.2 mile marathon distance. In addition to a world-class race atmosphere, the race weekend provides entertainment for families and friends traveling with participants. Proceeds from the event benefit local organizations that foster education and healthy lifestyles.
Contact/For More Information and Schedule of Events:

Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show
For more information:

Savannah Irish Festival
Annual Savannah Irish Festival at the Savannah Civic Center.
For more information: 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.


Annual Savannah Tour of Homes Gardens
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Post Office Box 10585
Savannah, Georgia 31412
912.234.8054 (phone)

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

The Savannah Golf Championship
For More Information:


Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron
Annual Barbecue Dinner Fund Raiser

April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron will be holding its annual Barbecue Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the squadron’s Coffee Bluff facility located at the end of White Bluff Road on the Forrest River. This popular event sells over 2,500 dinners and requires cooking 2,800 pounds of pork! Dinners will cost $10.00 each and include barbecue, coleslaw, Brunswick stew, and a roll. 

This year, The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a nonprofit marine search and rescue operation serving the Coastal Empire and surrounding areas. Over the past six decades, the Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron has provided hundreds of manhours on various missions including the search and rescue of stranded boaters, support of local authorities in drowning victim searches, and water safety support at marine events. All activities of the Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron are executed by experienced volunteers at no charge to boaters.

Marine Rescue Squadrons of America was established in January 1959 by Tybee Island Police Chief David McCutchen, Perry Solomon and others on Tybee Island. The need for the MRS developed after it was realized that the Coast Guard, due to the large size of its vessels, could not render aid in all circumstances. Since that date, eleven squadrons have been organized across Georgia and South Carolina.

Savannah’s Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival

Savannah Music Festival
March - April
More than 100 performances

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.

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.

Earth Day Celebration
Workshops, kids activities, food and music
For more information:


Relay for Life of Chatham County
For more information:  912.355.5196

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.

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

Fine Arts on The River Festival
Fine Arts Festival on historic River Street hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association.

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
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


Blues, Jazz & BBQ
Arts & Crafts, good food and great entertainment on historic River Street.


Fourth of July on the River
Fourth of July firework show on historic River Street hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association. Fireworks begin about 9:00 p.m.

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




Oktoberfest on the River
Three days of live entertainment, German food, games, fun, arts & crafts
Free/Open to the Public

St. Paul’s Greek Festival
Sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church

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


Taste of Savannah

Annual "Taste of Savannah.
Ellis & Johnson Squares.

Telfair Art Fair
Annual art show and sale under a tent in Telfair Square.

Boat Parade of Lights
Boat Parade of Lights on the Savannah River and alongside historic River Street. Free and open to the public.

Holidays on Broughton
For more information on Holidays on Broughton: visit Follow on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat @holidaysbrought for photos, updates and happenings


Savannah River Bridge Run
December 7, 2019
“The South’s Toughest Bridge Run” 5K / 10K

Ottawa Farms
Christmas in the Country

December 14-15, 2019
702 Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, Ga
350 acre working farm 15 miles west of Savannah
Christmas trees, wreaths, bonfires, hayrides, carriage rides, s'mores, hot chocolate, music, and more.

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.

Holiday Tour of Homes
The Downtown Neighborhood Association's Holiday Tour of Homes takes place in private homes, which are graciously opened to the public by generous Savannahians.


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

Savannah Morning News Events and Entertainment

Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar

From Savannah Events and Attractions to Savannah Tours

As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases on at no cost to you. Purchases of qualifying products from other affiliates generated by links on this site, may result in additional sources of affiliate commission.


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

Savannah Morning News Events and Entertainment

Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar