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.

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

Martin Luther King Parade
912.234.5502

February

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:

www.CritzTybeeRun.com
runfest@critz.com

Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show
For more information:  http://www.savannahhomeandgardenshow.com/

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.
912.358.4812

March

Annual Savannah Tour of Homes Gardens
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

The Savannah Golf Championship
For More Information:
SavannahGolfChampionship.com
912.527.6050

April

Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron
Annual Barbecue Dinner Fund Raiser

April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
912.925.5500

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
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

Relay for Life of Chatham County
For more information:  912.355.5196
www.RelayForLife.org/SavannahGa

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 about 9:00 p.m.
912.234.0295

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.

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

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

December

Savannah River Bridge Run
December 7, 2019
“The South’s Toughest Bridge Run” 5K / 10K
912.355.3527

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.
912.748.3035

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.

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.

Savannah Morning News Events and Entertainment

Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar