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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:

Mar 05, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015

Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia's proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin's prestigious SXSW Music Conference.

Heading into it's FIFTH year, the festival has hosted such notable up and comers as Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Wye Oak, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Oberhofer, St. Lucia, HAERTS, DIIV and hundreds of others before they broke out of the pack. Offering three days of musical discovery, music fans can hop from venue to venue, beer in hand, keeping track of all of their favorite new acts (yep, you can drink in the streets here, as long as you stay in the historic district).

Mar 06, 2015 to Mar 06, 2015
Jepson Center

In collaboration with Savannah Stopover and Art Rise Savannah, join us for a journey through art and music. Enjoy live music from Amythyst Kiah, small bites, and gallery tours while exploring The Visual Blues, an exhibition inspired by jazz and blues during the Harlem Renaissance. Savannah Stopover's Band Poster exhibition also will be on display in the atrium. A wine and beer cash bar featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company will be available.

Mar 06, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015
March 6 from 4-10pm & March 7 from 10am-10pm
River Street

Sweets on the Street will kick of the 2015 festival series on historic River Street on March 6 & 7. The First Friday & Saturday celebration will feature local confectioners serving up delicious pastries, artisan chocolates, gourmet cookies and more!

"Savannah is known for wonderful dinning, but our staff all agreed there are some incredible places in the hostess city to get desert, said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the Savannah Waterfront Association. Last year was the inaugural event and the inspiration for it was just around the corner. “The theme was created last year when the staff took a much needed afternoon praline break,” added Bligh.

Participating vendors include: Baked by Rach, Capital Bee Company, Daddy O's, Indulge Coffee, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Leopold's Ice Cream, Repicci's Italian Ice of Savannah, and Toffee Dolce. Regional artisans will also be set up along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza displaying and selling their handcrafted works.

So for March First Friday & Saturday skip dinner and go straight for dessert! Weekend festivities will kick off on Friday, March 6 from 4-10pm with First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie's at 9:30pm. This sweet celebration continues on Saturday from 10am-10pm.

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

Mar 07, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015
2pm - 10pm
Start at Boomy™s

Practice Makes Perfect! Gear up for St. Patrick's Day by joining us for the "St. Practice Day" Charity Bar Crawl benefiting Savannah Irish Committee on Saturday March 7th, 2015!

It happens every year, you plan to party all day and all night long, but you conk out sometime in the afternoon. "St. Practice Day" is the perfect way to build your tolerance and be in tip-top shape for the big day. Gather your friends, family, and co-workers and join us for this jolly celebration! By the end of this green parade of Savannah Crawlers, you will be full of the “Luck of the Irish”!

BEST DRESSED LEPRECHAUN CONTEST!! Johnnie Ganem Package and Wine Shop is donating a Basket of Cheer to the best dress leprechaun of the "St. Practice Day" Charity Bar Crawl! We will be taking photos during registration of all the leprechauns in attendance, and the best one will be our winner!

What: "St. Practice Day" Charity Bar Crawl
When: Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 2-10pm
Where: Start at Boomy’s anytime between 2-8pm, End at McDonough’s anytime 4-10pm
Who: 21+
What Else: Best Dressed Leprechaun Contest, drink specials, giveaways, be first 250 crawlers to visit all bars and earn a free event t-shirt, drinking is 100% optional.

Stafford Promotions is a local Savannah, GA company. We are philanthropy driven and a portion of all our events are donated to a local charity. We organize unique and enjoyable events to better our community we live and work in. A portion of the proceeds from “St. Practice Day” will benefit the Savannah Irish Committee.

Mar 07, 2015 to Mar 07, 2015
Jepson Center

This Free Family Day explores the creativity of Blues, Jazz, and the Harlem Renaissance. Make a collage inspired by the art of Romare Bearden and learn dances from the 1920s. Enjoy a performance by the Savannah Children’s Choir at 2 pm.

Legendary blueswoman Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and the King Bees bring their soulful sounds to the Jepson's Neises Auditorium at 3pm.

Free and open to the public thanks to funding from the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 14, 2015
Savannah Station (601 Cohen St. Savannah, GA 31401)

It's that time of year again. Tickets to the HOTTEST party in Savannah are NOW on sale and you are officially invited to the St. Patrick's Day Firefighter's Ball in the Beautiful, Historic, Savannah, Georgia! Come out and meet your Savannah Firefighters as well as many firefighters from all across the world including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles. Charleston, Atlanta, Boise, Ireland, and Orlando. The Savannah St. Patrick's Day Firefighter's Ball has everything you can imagine on St. Patrick's Day weekend. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres presented by local Savannah restaurants, and LIVE music by Les Racquet along with a magnificent silent auction. This fundraiser is open to the public.

Mar 17, 2015 to Mar 17, 2015

The official parade will take place Tuesday, March 17, 2015. As the City of Savannah continues to release information regarding other St. Patrick's Day festivities, we will be updating this page with all the important information you need to know! Check back often for the most up to date information.

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 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

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