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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.

May 01, 2015 to May 03, 2015
River Street

Throw on your flip flops and your Jimmy Buffet best, grab the entire family and get ready for a weekend of great live music and the area's freshest seafood from the restaurants that locals love! The 2015 River Street Seafood Fest will take place May 1-3 with many fun activities including the River Street Crabtucky Derby.

"Coastal cuisine is just one of the many things festival goes can enjoy at this year's Seafood Fest. We are very excited to have the National Crab Racing Association join us along with their famous racers," said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the Savannah Waterfront Association. “Participants will get to cheer on their own hermit crab and can take photos with their racer and pit crew," added Bligh. The derby is free to enter and will take place on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11am.

Other weekend activities include photo ops with mermaid and pirate characters on Saturday and educational exhibits and games provided by The Dolphin Project and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary each day. Live music will take place throughout the weekend on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage. "Friday Night get your fins up with Parrot Party and dance to some beach pop and classic tunes with The Fabulous Boomers on Saturday night," said Bligh. Other Saturday performances include local favorites Damon and the Shotkickers, Keith & Ross and a special performance by Julie Gribble on Sunday.

Weekend festivities kick off on Friday, May 1 from 4-10pm, continue on Saturday, May 2 from 10am-10pm, and Sunday, May 3 from 10am-5pm. May First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie's will begin at 9:30pm. River Street Seafood Fest will highlight coastal inspired art from regional artisans that will be displayed along Rousakis Plaza.

This event is hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by Wet Willie's, Georgia Federal Credit Union, Capital A Productions, Savannah Coca-Cola, WJCL-abc, TravelHost Savannah, and Alpha Media.

May 02, 2015 to May 02, 2015
Tybee Island

The 18th Tour of Homes will be Saturday, May 2, 2015! $35 for tickets.

One of the region's most popular home tours because it features everything from grand coastal show places to Tybee's beloved colorful and funky cottages - 10am - 4pm.

Tickets purchased online through PayPal can be picked up at the school on the day of the tour.
Tybee Island Maritime Academy, 714 Lovell Avenue, Tybee Island, GA 31328

May 03, 2015 to May 03, 2015
12pm - 4pm
Forsyth Park

"Come one, come all!" to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah's 15th Annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 3, from noon to 4 pm in Forsyth Park. This family (and canine!) friendly festival features fun for everyone - big and small! Enjoy an afternoon of activities including a bounce house, a "dunk-a-vet" tank, doggy derby and contests…even yoga and massages for you and your four-legged best friend. And, of course, the best dog-watching around.

Feast upon food by the truckload from the many food trucks in attendance. Twenty-one or older? Make sure and stop by our beer truck! We are delighted to have live music from The Train Wrecks beginning at 4 pm.

Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.

The 15th annual Doggie Carnival is proudly presented by Woofgang Bakery and Grooming.

May 08, 2015 to May 08, 2015
Check-In: Guckenheimer Park - Battey and 45th Streets

Tour some of Savannah's finest private homes located in Ardsley Park Chatham Crescent Neighborhood, a Nationally Registered District. The area was first developed in 1910, but most homes were built in the 1930s and 1940s. The neighborhood is considered one of the most affluent within city limits by local residents. The area was laid out in grids with squares, similar to the plan used in downtown Savannah by Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony. At various points in the neighborhood, city blocks were punctuated with 1-acre (4,000 m2) circles named for city and county officials, a crescent-shaped street, and a landscaped mall. Ardsley Park was designed with tree-planting strips, or tree lawns, between the streets and sidewalks, while Chatham Crescent featured large trees planted directly on the front lawns. More than 5,000 trees were planted in Chatham Crescent under the direction of Georges Henri Bignault Sr., a landscape architect trained at the Ecole de Beaux Arts.

Sample fine wines paired with gourmet appetizers during this impressive self-guided walking tour in the heart of one of Savannah's well-loved communities.

Wrap-up the tour with our annual Art Auction curated by Cindy Szczecinski of CAS Fine Art Consulting, the art auction showcases some of the region's top talent and will be displayed in a gracious private home located on prestigious East 45th Street.

May 09, 2015 to May 09, 2015
Savannah Civic Center - Johnny Mercer Theatre

Bringing the 6th Season to a triumphant close, internationally acclaimed piano soloist Michael Hauber joins the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Brahms' thrilling and masterful Piano Concerto No. 1. Wagner's lyrical Overture to Rienzi and Strauss' epic Rosenkavalier Suite close the 2014-2015 Season.


May 16, 2015 to May 16, 2015
Start: Forsyth Park

The Happiest 5k on the Planet is shining brighter in 2015 with a totally new tour! We've got some surprises coming that will blow your mind! Want a sneak peak? Check out our brand-spanking new Shine Tour video here!

The 2015 Shine Tour is designed to uplift and inspire runners to stand out from the crowd, sweat glitter, and continue to live their lives in a happy and healthy way. Get ready for special sparkle attractions on the course, glamorous photo ops, and new shine elements at the Finish Festival! This is the year to unleash your inner sparkle!

Participants will receive a limited edition Shine Tour Participant Kit including a custom Race tee, gold finishers medal, tricolor headband with blingin' silver stitching, special edition GLITTER pack, classic color pack, new gold tattoos and more!

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