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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:

May 15, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015
Jepson Center

In Life's a Beach, one of Britain's most beloved photographers takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all: the seaside. Intrigued by the general absurdities and local quirks of beachgoing, Martin Parr has photographed beaches across the world for many decades, creating images that range from closeups of sunbathers to shots of rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge. This exhibition presents photos of beachgoers on far-flung shores, including those of Argentina, Brazil, China, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Thailand, and, of course, the artist’s native England.

Jul 03, 2015 to Jul 03, 2015
Tybee Island, GA

Tybee's annual celebration of America's birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee's busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee's eastern beaches.

Jul 04, 2015 to Jul 04, 2015
4pm - 10pm
River Street

Join us as we honor America at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks show! The Savannah Waterfront Association will be hosting their annual Fourth of July event on Saturday, July 4th from 4-10pm.

Wear your best red, white, and blue, and get ready to commemorate Independence Day down on historic River Street! "Viewing the fireworks on River Street is a Savannah tradition that everyone looks forward to. Make sure to bring a chair and arrive early to grab your spot along the riverfront for viewing the show," said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the Savannah Waterfront Association.

DJ MXM will kick off the Fourth of July Celebration at 4pm on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor stage (across from Tubby's) followed by live music from 7-10pm. "Our staff is excited to bring back local favorite, The Hypnotics who will be performing a patriotic set during the fireworks to compliment the show," added Bligh.

This year's fireworks display will kick off at "dark thirty" (shortly after the 9 o'clock hour). Those viewing the fireworks away from the Arbor Stage can tune into Rewind 107.9 for more patriotic music during the show.

The River Street Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks show is hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by the City of Savannah, Chatham County, Wet Willie's, Live Oak Restaurant Group, Capital A Productions, TravelHost Savannah, Savannah Coca-Cola, WJCL-abc, and Alpha Media. For more information visit

Jul 04, 2015 to Jul 04, 2015
Board at 5:45pm Sailing from 7:00-10:00. ** Limited Seats Only**
9 East River Street

The Fireworks won't be the only thing sparkling on this 4th of July! Let us roll out the Red, White & Blues for you as you join our Captain for the most Elite Fireworks Cruise around. Exclusive access passes for early boarding and a private Captain's reception with hand passed Hors D' Oeuvres as well as a premium hosted bar throughout the night in our private 3rd deck Captain's Suite! You will get to meet with the Captain & take a tour of the Pilot House before setting sail! During this 3 hour cruise, enjoy a plated 4 course gourmet dinner and first class service as you cruise along the historic Savannah River celebrating this Nation's Independence! This is one all-inclusive 4th of July Fireworks celebration you don't want to miss!

Jul 04, 2015 to Jul 04, 2015
Saturday, July 4th Boarding at 6pm Sailing 7-10pm
9 East River Street

Celebrate our Nation's Independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! NEW!

Join us on board for a one-of-a-kind, 3-hour celebration! Enjoy a delicious, 4th of July inspired dinner buffet, live entertainment, drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show presented by the Waterfront Association! With 2 climate controlled lower decks and an outdoor, open-air third deck, we make celebrating July 4th a breeze!

Jul 09, 2015 to Jul 09, 2015
Lucas Theatre

An Evening of Southern Soul with Cecilia Arango & Trae Gurley, featuring pianist Eric Jones. The music of soul legends, including the pioneer of southern soul itself, Ray Charles, influenced and gave rise to the southern soul music explosion in the 1960s. Known for its gritty and catchy "feel" and "groove", southern soul became irresistible hitting the airwaves - introducing the transition of musical integration of various genres, including blues, country, and rock n'roll, combined with a heavy gospel influence. Join Cecilia and Trae as they pay tribute to the legendary soul artists who made southern soul a staple in the music industry, including Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, as well as those artists who have been influenced throughout the years.

Jul 18, 2015 to Jul 18, 2015
Memorial Park on Tybee Island

The return of summertime fun with Movies in the Park start in June! Every third Saturday evening during the summer months at Memorial Park a family friendly movie will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program and Partners.

Please note that the movie start time is an estimate. The movie will begin when it is dark enough for it to be visible once projected on the gym.

Jul 18, 2015 to Jul 18, 2015
9am - 10am
Tybee Island Pier

Just imagine, on a warm summer Savannah morning: you just spent an entire hour focusing on your breathing, stretching those hamstrings, opening up your hips, and strengthening your core. You're lying flat on your back, arms out at a 45 degree angle, and eyes closed in a deep relaxed shavasana. You're sinking into the foam mat beneath you, your mind clears and the salty breeze brushes your forehead. The ripples in the water are gently splashing against the pylons then washing to shore. This puts you in a state of mind you want to forever stay in. From head to toe your body thanks you for its treatment...Namaste.

OK - back to reality...this will be you very soon on the Tybee Island Pier! SAVE THE DATES for these 3 unforgettable yoga classes instructed by Biza Mabry.

Saturday June 6
Saturday July 18
Saturday August 22

Jul 22, 2015 to Jul 22, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena

Auditions For AMERICAN IDOL Season XV Are Now Open! There are more ways than ever to earn your spot on the stage for the 15th - and final season of AMERICAN IDOL.

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Aug 02, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015


With exciting operatic events and some of your favorite artists returning, Savannah VOICE Festival takes the city by storm with great classical singing of opera, musical theatre and song. This season's highlights include Bizet's Carmen, starring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano in the title role, an American Music Concert and an exciting series of Master Classes by legends such as Fabrizio Melano and Sherrill Milnes.

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