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Things to do in Savannah, GA

Visiting and looking for things to do in Savannah? From the Savannah Film Festival sponsored by SCAD to our famous St. Patrick's Day celebration and everything in between, there is always plenty of stuff to do in Savannah and fun times to be had year-round. Check out a list of our events in Savannah, GA below and plan your trip using our itinerary planner. To get started, select your arrival and departure dates below.

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Savannah Events Calendar:

Jan 30, 2015 to May 30, 2015

Telfair Museum

The Visual Blues exhibition comprises fifty-two paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures, illustrating the unprecedented outburst of artistic creativity during the Harlem Renaissance that was inspired by blues and jazz, dance and social clubs.

Mar 19, 2015 to Apr 04, 2015

The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. - See more at:

Mar 24, 2015 to Mar 30, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' Ships, will open in Savannah. The ships will be returning for their 2nd visit to River Street and docked at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, until their departure early Monday morning March 30.

The 'Nina' was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The "Pinta" was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced 'sailing museum' for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the 'caravel', a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit The Columbus Foundation website at

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015
Historic District - Savannah, GA

$75 - October 1 until December 15
$85 - December 16 until February 28
$95 - March 1 - March 26

Online registration closes March 26 at 11:59pm
$105 - March 27 at Expo Only

Apr 03, 2015 to Apr 04, 2015
Friday, April 3 from 4-10pm and Saturday, April 4 from 10am-10pm
River Street

River Street Art Fest will take place April 3-4 during First Friday & Saturday on historic River Street. This year's event will combine a fine arts show with live music, and interactive entertainment for all age groups to enjoy! The festival weekend will feature select regional and national artisans to display and sell their hand crafted works.

"River Street Art Fest is a great way to celebrate the beauty of local art and springtime in Savannah, said Carrie Bligh Executive Director for the Savannah Waterfront Association. Saturday will feature live music from the UGA Accidentals from 1-6pm and an interactive performance from Savannah’s own Odd Lot Premier Improv Comedy Team at 3pm," added Bligh.

The Savannah Waterfront Association is also thrilled to announce that Telfair Museums will be participating again this year with a new and fun interactive experience for festival guests.

"We are excited to be part of the River Street Art Fest," said Michelle Riley, Telfair Museums' Director of Marketing and Public Relations. "We are partnering with Old Savannah Tours to offer everyone on River Street a photo opportunity with Studio 54 characters inspired by our current Andy Warhol exhibit at the Jepson Center. Maybe you’ll see David Bowie or even Chaka Khan! We’ll also be spreading the word about the free Studio 54 disco party that Telfair is co-hosting with South magazine on April 9. We invite everyone to Pop In at 6 pm that night to have some crazy fun at this Pop Art Pop-Up Party!"

Weekend festivities will kick off on Friday, April 3 from 4-10pm with First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s at 9:30pm and continues on Saturday, April 4 from 10am-10pm.

Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015
Forsyth Park

The City of Savannah presents Earth Day Festival 2015, Saturday, April 18. Exhibitors, workshops, kids activities, food & music from 11am-3pm in Forsyth Park next to the Forsyth Farmers Market. Named the 2012 best public education event in the state by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Rain or Shine!

Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015
Telfair Square

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.

The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

There are many ways to get involved and make a contribution. You can register to run or walk a 5K with your family and friends, start a team, fundraise, or even become a sponsor of the Race. The Race is for people of all ages and fitness levels so join us for a day of celebration while we Race for IMPACT, Race for BREAKTHROUGHS and Race for FUTURES!

Apr 22, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015

The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater's major fundraising events. Now in its sixth year, the Festival will feature five fun and unique Wine, Food and Educational experiences - all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, GA. See more at:

Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 25, 2015
Savannah Civic Center™s Johnny Mercer Theatre

Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an international award winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a favorite on Russell Simmon's HBO Def Comedy Jam in the 1990's and came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. Next he co-starred and executive produced, Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and then appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 2006, he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

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