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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:

Oct 23, 2014 to Nov 02, 2014

River Street

The Savannah Waterfront Association will welcome the National Air, Sea & Space Foundation and the Spanish tall ship El Galeon Andalucia to historic River Street on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The Tall ship will be visiting Savannah for a 10 day stay during its five month tour of the east coast. The Sail to Sunny 16th Century Ship Tour 2014 will take the ship from Ocean City, MD to sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL making nine ports-of call in five states along the way. The 170-foot long, 500 ton ship is the only Galeon class vessel sailing today. Five of the seven decks will be available for the public to tour. It carries an all-Spanish crew of 25 sailors, several of which will welcome visitors aboard when they tour this one-of-a-kind vessel.

El Galeon Andalucia was featured in the NBC series Crossbones starring John Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard which aired this summer. The ship spent three months in Puerto Rico where the series was filmed. "El Galeon will bring the spirit of discovery and exploration to over two hundred thousand visitors on its Sail to Sunny Fort Lauderdale," said Bryan Lilley, head of the National Air, Sea & Space Foundation. "When you step the ship it’s like traveling back in time 500 years to experience for yourself what it was like to explore the new World," he continued.

The ship will be open for public tours daily from 10 am – 6 pm starting on Friday, October 24 and continuing through Sunday, November 2. The Foundation will also be inviting school groups the El Galeon for complimentary tours and the chance to participate in the ‘Future Explorers Education Program,’ part of its non-profit mission to educate youth in Air, Sea and Space. "When the ship sails into a port it’s like bringing a hands on learning experience on the scale of a field trip to [a port city during the 16th Century] to the community," Lilley said. "The foundation is proud to be able to offer such an opportunity to public school students free of charge," he continued. The Savannah Waterfront Association will also be hosting two days of exhibits on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza celebrating local maritime history for the school groups to enjoy.

In addition to the tours, the Savannah Waterfront Association and the Air, Sea and Space Foundation will host several unique opportunities to tap into your inner pirate or immerse yourself in Spanish culture aboard the El Galeon. The ship will also pay homage to one of the most haunted cities when it is transformed into a haunted pirate ship over Halloween weekend. "This is one of the most amazing ships I have ever seen and Savannah will have the opportunity to experience it in a different way each night. We will have events for both kids and adults, so whatever level of party or pirate you want, you will have a choice," said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the Savannah Waterfront Association. The haunted pirate ship will take place Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1. "We are very excited to scare the wits out of folks during the haunted pirate ship," added Bligh. Ticket information and a detailed schedule will be available online soon for visitors and locals.

Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014

The Grand Prize of America Road Course - Hutchinson Island

Bringing back Savannah's auto racing heritage, the Savannah Speed Classic is a unique race track experience offering an intimate look at the inner working of racing! Strapped in, full throttle, and up close and personal. This year's races will feature celebrity drivers, hot lap rides at racing speeds, vintage racing, pit/paddock access and a special class of Pre-War race cars representing Savannah's heritage as the birthplace of Grand Prix racing. Race car groups to include B.O.S.S. Super Cup Series, American Muscle Cars, Historic GTP, GTU & GTO, Historic Stock Cars, Small Bore Formula Cars and More!


Oct 26, 2014 to Nov 01, 2014

The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures.

Oct 31, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Arena

Continuing to build on an already stellar year, BRANTLEY GILBERT strikes another career high-mark with the GOLD-certification of JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). His third studio album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, also scored the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley's latest project has already produced the Platinum-certified, #1 lead single "Bottoms Up," whose music video has seen over 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, "Small Town Throwdown," features labelmates JUSTIN MOORE and THOMAS RHETT.

Oct 31, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Starting at the Rail Pub

Savannah's creepiest and scariest bar crawl will take place on Friday, October 31 from 4-11pm along
Savannah's eeriest strip. A portion of the proceeds from the crawl will benefit Savannah Chatham CASA (Court
Appointed Special Advocates). The mission of the Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates
(CASA), Inc. program is to provide training and supervision to volunteers who advocate for the best interests of
abused and neglected children who are under the jurisdiction of the Chatham County Juvenile Court.

Participants must be 21 or older to register. Registration will take place online until midnight of October 30th
and the day of at The Rail Pub anytime between 4-10pm. Costume Crawlers will quench their thirst on drink
specials at each participating bar as they creep down chilling Congress Street. As opposed to a typical "bar
crawl" where participants travel as one big group with designated time slots at each bar, this event allows
participants to "crawl" at their own pace. The first 250 crawlers who survive "The Nightmare on Congress
Street" by visiting every participating bar before the end of the night will receive a FREE "I Survived the
Nightmare" official Savannah Bar Crawl t-shirt.

Participating Bas Include: Ampersand, B&D Burgers, Barrelhouse South, Boomys, Club 51 Degrees, Congress
Street Social Club, Rogue Water, Seed Eco Lounge, The Crypt Pub, The Rail Pub, Vive Tapas Lounge, and Wild
Wing Cafe. Each bar will be offering drink specials each for $4 or less and available exclusively to participants.
On top of the killer specials, each crawler will receive a signature goblet, koozie, plenty of swag from each bar
and sponsor, an official score card to mark your progress, free entry to all participating bars, and will enjoy the
after party at 51 Degrees!

This year's crawl will also feature Savannah's largest COSTUME CONTEST sponsored by the Armstrong State
University Alumni Association! All crawlers will be automatically entered for the chance to win a $1,500 cash
and a $1,000 gift card from Levy Jeweler's! This year's judges are Anne Robinson, Executive Director of CASA,
Kristi Faircloth, owner of Ugly Duckling Oboes, Gil Jones, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Cumulus
Broadcasting Savannah and Don Logana, News Broadcaster at WTOC.

This event is hosted by Stafford Promotions and proudly sponsored by: Red's Apple Ale, Jack Daniel's Fire,
Armstrong State University Alumni Association and Cumulus Broadcasting. For more details on "The
Nightmare on Congress Street Charity Bar Crawl", prizes and to purchase tickets visit

Oct 31, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
River Street

Ditch the candy and Trick-or-Treat for drink specials on River Street at the 2nd Annual CRAWL-O-WEEN! This Halloween pub crawl will feature select bars & restaurants on River Street. Crawl along the cobblestones at your own pace while enjoying drink specials along the way.

Keep checking back for more details and ticket information!

Nov 02, 2014 to Nov 02, 2014
11am - 6pm
Daffin Park

The 4th Annual Savannah Food Day Festival will be held in Daffin Park on Sunday, November 2nd, from 11am-6pm.

Join Well FED Magazine for the largest Food Day Festival in the country!

Over 100 local organizations and businesses will come together to celebrate a national movement in support of local, affordable, sustainable food. The event is FREE and open to the public. It includes over 25 FREE workshops and classes with topics such organic gardening, cooking classes, sustainable living, nutrition, and more. There will be entertaining and educational activities for kids of all ages, includes puppet shows, arts & crafts, interactive workshops and more. Bring your blankets and chairs to take in the all day concert, with live performances by Savannah's top musical acts. Shop for fresh produce and goods from the largest gathering of farmers in Savannah, along with many other local vendors and exhibitors.

This is the perfect event for the entire family, filled with opportunities to experience, learn and grow! To view the schedule of events, musical guests, workshop and class descriptions, map and more please visit:

Nov 07, 2014 to Nov 08, 2014
Friday: 4pm-10pm & Saturday: 10am-10pm
River Street

November First Friday & Saturday will celebrate the fall season with a Country Music festival, local and regional craft beer tastings, and more on Historic River Street! Rousakis Plaza will be filled with arts & crafts exhibitors displaying their works and live country music on the Arbor Stage all weekend long!

Weekend festivities will kick-off on Friday, November 7 from 4-10p.m. and continue on Saturday, November 8 from 10a.m.-10p.m.

First Fridays & Saturdays on the River take place each month from March-December.

Nov 07, 2014 to Nov 07, 2014
Johnny Mercer Theatre

Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Ben Harper, and many others. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician…he is an American treasure.

Nov 08, 2014 to Nov 08, 2014
7am Start Time
Bay Street & Bull Street

The 2014 Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon will take place Saturday, November 8, 2014. For more information, including current entry fees, visit:

Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014

One of Savannah's most anticipated fall events, the Savannah Food & Wine
Festival will be taking place this November 10 - 16, 2014. Advance ticket discounts to several of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival's most popular events are available online starting May 9, 2014. These special premium discounts will only be available for the month of May at

Festival Highlights:

Monday, November 10 through Sunday, November 16, 2014 - "Savannah's Connoisseur Wine Dinners & Tasting Events"

Monday, November 10, 2014 - "Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner", 5:30 Reception, 6 pm Dinner

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Savannah's Connoisseur Wine Dinners at various locations throughout metro Savannah.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - "Celebrity Chef Tour", 6 pm Reception, 700 Drayton at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, benefiting the James Beard Foundation and the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - "The Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction", 6 - 8 pm; with special guest winemakers and celebrity chefs.

Friday, November 14, 2014 - "River Street Stroll", 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Rousakis Plaza

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - "Taste of Savannah", Ellis & Johnson Squares, 12 - 4 pm: Celebrity Chef Kitchen, Celebrity Authors Tent, VIP Vintner's Lounge and more.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - "Cellar Winemaker Dinner" with guest celebrity guest winemaker and chef, 8 pm

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - "Jazz & Bubbles Brunch", 12:30 - 3:30 pm, The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival takes place throughout Savannah, November 10 - 16, 2014 with celebrity chefs and winemakers, connoisseur dinners, one-of-a-kind culinary, spirits and wine experiences.

Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 10, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Bethesda Academy

Nov 11, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014

various locations

Nov 13, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014

Coastal Georgia Center - 305 Fahm Street Savannah

Geekend is the interactive conference phenomenon you have been waiting for your whole life! Join us as the brightest geeks, designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs flock to Savannah for several days packed with cutting edge speakers, fun-filled after parties, and amazing networking opportunities. Keynote speakers include John Burke (Partner, True Ventures), Mark Hatch (CEO, TechShop), OhHeckYeah and Neil Gershenfeld (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms).

Nov 13, 2014 to Nov 13, 2014
6 p.m.
700 Drayton

Celebrity Chef Tour - benefiting the James Beard Foundation and the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

Nov 13, 2014 to Nov 13, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The event features special guest winemakers and celebrity chefs.

Nov 14, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Rousakis Plaza

Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014
Coastal Georgia Center - 305 Fahm Street Savannah

The Creative Coast presents Kodestars Arcade at Geekend, a showcase of video games created by middle and high school students. The showcase will be from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Games will be available for the public to view and play free of charge.

Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ellis & Johnson Squares

Celebrity Chef Kitchen, Celebrity Authors Tent, VIP Vintner's Lounge and more.

Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014
8 p.m.

Nov 16, 2014 to Nov 16, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa

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