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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:

Date: Sep 04, 2015 to Sep 05, 2015
Time: Friday, September 4 from 4pm - 10pm and Saturday, September 5 from 10am - 10pm
Location: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

That's right bacon lovers get ready for a weekend full of fun and amazing food all celebrating bacon, the candy of meat! The Savannah Bacon Fest is back on River Street with even more local restaurants serving up their mouthwatering creations! The 2nd annual event will take place on September 4&5.

"The Savannah Waterfront Association was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and turnout at last year's bacon festival, so we can't wait to see what all of our restaurants will be dishing out this year," said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the SWA. In addition to bacon sampling there will be plenty of activities for the family to enjoy from toy piggy derbies to mechanical pig rides! "We are also excited to have Hormel Black Label Bacon back this year who will be showcasing their bacon fueled motorcycle and offering multiple chances to win a free one year supply of bacon," added Bligh.

So what's on the menu (besides the obvious ingredient)? Here are some teasers but you will have to come down to sample the rest: candied bacon, bacon popcorn, bacon brownies, bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped hot dogs, bacon cream soda ice cream float, bacon chips with peach jelly dip, pulled pork stuffed bacon poppers, and bacon super chicken bombs. You can find these items and more served up from these local favorites: Ampersand, Andaz Savannah, Bayou Cafe, Cheesecake Market, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Feather & Freight, Leopold's Ice Cream, Savannah Rae's Popcorn, The Naked Dog, Tondee's Tavern, Treylor Park, and Wet Willies.

Foodies can take a break from sampling to enjoy entertainment throughout the weekend. Bud Light will have their two story build-a-bar with multiple flat screen TV's so football fans won’t miss out on watching their favorite team. Live music will also take place on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage on Saturday from 7-10pm featuring the 80's cover band The Breakfast Club presented by Bud Light Music. "Our staff really wanted to have a fun band for the weekend and we all agreed that bacon and The Breakfast Club would be the perfect combination," added Bligh.

The Savannah Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, September 4 from 4-10pm with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’'s Savannah at 9:30pm. The festivities will continue on Saturday, September 5 from 10am-10pm. This event is hosted by Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by Hormel Black Label Bacon, Bud Light Music, Metro PCS, All American Gutter Protection, Wet Willie's, Capital A Productions, Travel Host Savannah, Savannah Coca-Cola, WJCL-abc, and Alpha Media.

Date: Sep 05, 2015 to Sep 05, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m
Location: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

Savannah Craft Brew Fest 2015 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is coming up soon, and it will give us the chance to taste a plethora of great craft beers, including beers from local Savannah breweries, Service Brewing Co. and Southbound Brewing Co.

The 2015 Savannah Craft Brew Fest celebrates its 8th anniversary this year and boasts unlimited 2-ounce beer samples from breweries around the world; beer, mead, cider, mixology, and import gardens, a cornhole tournament, the Sam Adams Brew University, and a silent disco. There's so much to do; it's hard to believe this is a one-day event!

Date: Sep 06, 2015 to Sep 06, 2015
Location: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion - Tybee Island, GA 31328

Enjoy the ocean breezes as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Folks can enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the island. The fireworks will blast off on Sunday around 9:15 p.m. (912)786-5444/(800)868-2322.

Date: Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Time: Kick off: 8:40am
Location: Forsyth Park

Join in the fun at the YMCA's Heart of Savannah 5K coming up September 19, 2015 at Forsyth Park! This year marks the 26th Anniversary of this beloved event, which has become a tradition that the community looks forward to every year. You're invited to come for the race, the YMCA style after par...or both!

This year's event will feature a 5K Run, 1 Mile Survivors walk and a FREE 1/4 mile kid's run. The event kicks off with the Kid's Run at 8:40 AM, followed by the 5K and Survivor's Walk at 9:00 AM. After the race, a YMCA style party will be held with activities like Zumba in the park, face painting, Inflatables for the kids and so much more! Bring the family; there will be something for everyone!

All of the proceeds from the event will support the Y's newest program, LIVESTRONG at the Y, a free 12 week program, to help cancer survivors regain their physical and mental strength after treatment through exercise programs specifically for cancer survivors. The Survivor's Walk will celebrate life and hope. For more information and to register visit your local YMCA of Coastal Georgia location or

Book Signing - Savannah Novel \"Waving Backwards\"
Date: Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Eshaver Bookseller, 326 Bull Street, Savannah GA 31401

Southern Yellow Pine Publishing invites you to a book signing for the Savannah novel "Waving Backwards" by V.L. Brunskill.

Meet the Author on September 19 from 2-4pm.

Date: Oct 02, 2015 to Oct 04, 2015
Location: River Street

It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the 32nd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street! Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News! There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long!

Weekend festivities kick off on Friday, October 2 from 4-10pm, continue on Saturday, October 3 from 10am-10pm, and Sunday, October 4 from 10am-5pm. First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie's will begin at 9:30pm.

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