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Savannah Upcoming Events Calendar

Things to do in Savannah, GA

Looking for things to do while you're here 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:

Aug 01, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014

Savannah VOICE Festival

"SVF" is a new non-profit arts organization that brings classical vocal excellence to Savannah through a two week celebration of concerts, events and educational presentations during the month of August and throughout the year. It offers music from opera, musical theatre and popular song.

Aug 01, 2014 to Aug 02, 2014
Friday: 4pm-10pm & Saturday: 10am-10pm
River Street

Calling all canines! Listen up pups, because this event is just for you! Bring your leash and your owner to celebrate the Dog Days of Summer on historic River Street! The free event will take place on August 1& 2 during First Friday & Saturday. You will be in doggy heaven all weekend with a variety of fun activities for you and your 2-legged owner to enjoy.

If your tail is already wagging with excitement then show off that enthusiasm by submitting your best selfie for the cutest dog contest at! The online photo contest will run from July 25 to August 1. The Dog Days of Summer festival will kick off on Friday, August 1 at 4pm with entertainment and activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Take advantage of shopping at select vendor booths for all of your doggy accessories and gourmet treat needs. Make sure to capture the fun weekend with a photo session at P&B Photography‘s pet portrait booth too. Don’t forget to grab a seat with your best friend while watching First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm!

The fun continues Saturday beginning at 10am. Dress your best on for the pup parade and costume contest presented by Y100 at 11am on the Arbor Stage! Sign up to strut your stuff with all your doggie pals from 10-11am at the Y100 booth. If that isn’t enough to keep you entertained, sign up for a FREE painting session with Wine and Canvases Savannah to make a customized dog bone painting with your name inside. Don’t worry about the hot summer days getting you down because we have you taken care of! Come cool off at the misting stations provided by Home Depot or go for a swim in one of the pup pools sponsored by Pride Pools, Spas & Leisure Products Inc. This is one event that is bound to be a dog-gone good time for you and your owner!

Weekend festivities will kick-off on Friday, August 1st from 4-10pm and continue on Saturday, August 2nd from 10am-10pm. Regional artisans will be set up along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for dog lovers and festival goers to browse through.

This event is hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by Wet Willie's, Capital A Productions, Savannah Coca-Cola, WJCL-abc, WTGS-Fox, and Alpha Media. For more information on the Dog Days of Summer and an entertainment schedule visit

Aug 08, 2014 to Aug 08, 2014
Lucas Theatre

"Paula Deen Live!" will be an entertaining and interactive ninety-minute show, featuring Paula demonstrating how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, including new recipes featuring Spring Mountain Farms chickens. Paula and her husband, Michael, will share personal stories and engage the audience in games and cooking.

Aug 08, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
Savannah Theatre

The award-winning cast of The Savannah Theatre "gives their regards to Broadway" as they perform show-stopping hit songs from everyone's favorite musicals. The most beloved moments in Broadway history are featured in this dazzling two-hour musical revue. This popular production is back for a limited engagement - 11 performances only!

Aug 09, 2014 to Aug 09, 2014

Start: Boomy's -- End: Barrelhouse South

Yes, you read this right, "Everybody Gets Lei'd"! Come dressed in your favorite Luau themed attire and join us for the most fun bar crawl of the summer! Along with summer accessories, crawlers will receive exclusive $2 & $3 drink specials and the first 250 people to join us at Boomy's, with their completed scorecard, will receive a FREE t-shirt. This Charity Bar Crawl is benefiting the Local 574, Savannah Professional Firefighter's Association. Drinking is 100% optional! Although this is a "bar crawl", that doesn't mean you are required to drink to participate. If you do choose to drink, please drink responsibly. Visit today to register.

What: "Everybody Gets Lei'd" Charity Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 (Start anytime between 2-8pm and end between 4-10pm)
Where: Start: Boomy's -- End: Barrelhouse South
Who: 21+ family, friends, neighbors, coworkers
Why: Benefiting Local 574, Savannah Professional Firefighter's Association

Aug 15, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
Lucas Theatre

"Paula Deen Live!" will be an entertaining and interactive ninety-minute show, featuring Paula demonstrating how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, including new recipes featuring Spring Mountain Farms chickens. Paula and her husband, Michael, will share personal stories and engage the audience in games and cooking.

Aug 16, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014
Dark Thirty
Memorial Park - Tybee Island

Grab those picnic blankets and enjoy an evening in the park watching a family friendly movie.

Aug 23, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
Old Fort Jackson - 1 Fort Jackson Rd.

This wonderful annual event is a fundraiser for the Fort.

Admission is free with food and drink available for purchase.

Every year exciting items are donated by local businesses around the community for the auction.

Savannah Children's Museum will be in attendance with special activities for the kids!

Aug 24, 2014 to Aug 24, 2014
3:00 p.m.
3 Alley Street. Tybee Island, Georgia 31328

Tybee Floatilla is the best way to enjoy the summer sunshine and beautiful waters of Tybee Island with friends and the whole family! Join Stafford Promotions for a leisurely float down the rivers of Tybee Island while benefiting local non-profits and community causes. Our next Tybee Floatilla, "Float for Friends", is on Sunday, August 24th. Join us at Ally 3 on Tybee Island's Back River at 3pm to get started. Once you push off from Ally 3, you will float until you reach a sandbar. When the tide comes in, the sandbar disappears and the floating journey continues to the end at The Crab Shack. The first 250 floaters to meet us at The Crab Shack will receive a FREE t-shirt. "Float for Friends" will benefit the Tybee Island Fresh Air Home for Children. Visit today to register.

What: Tybee Floatilla "Float for Friends" in memory of Frank Schuman Sr.
When: 3pm on Sunday, August 24, 2014
Where: Alley 3 on Chatham Ave, Tybee Island
Who: Family friendly event
Why: Benefiting Tybee Island Fresh Air Home for Children

Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 25, 2014

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski will join all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for 9 days in 2014.

August 25 is one of the 9 days.

Aug 29, 2014 to Sep 01, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tybee Arts Building 7 Cedarwood Dr. Tybee Island, GA 31328

Local art includes: paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, jewelry, photography,art quilts, prints, glass art, pottery, handcrafted furniture, and much more. Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aug 30, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

The 7th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest has turned into a signature event that takes place in the historic Savannah, GA over Labor Day Weekend. The SCBF will feature many great elements this year including: multiple indoor and outdoor Beer Gardens, an Import Garden, a Cider Garden, a Mixology Garden featuring beer cocktails, the Sam Adams Brew University featuring a variety of educational sessions, a Cornhole Tournament and a Sports Bar showing live football games. Also, all new for 2014, we are featuring a Mead Garden and a Silent Disco!

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