2019 Savannah 4th of July
Insider’s Guide to 4th of July in Savannah
Head to Savannah’s famed River Street to celebrate the red, white, and blue for the ultimate Savannah 4th of July celebration! Enjoy a patriotic evening complete with live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage, a family-friendly kids’ zone, and a show-stopping waterfront fireworks display! Guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, and are encouraged to arrive early to grab a spot along the riverfront.
For the best 4th of July Savannah experience, we suggest booking a room at our preferred hotel partner, Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront, where you’ll enjoy live music and an unforgettable view of the Savannah 4th of July fireworks over the river from the rooftop pool. Or set sail on the Savannah River with Savannah Riverboat Cruises for an equally spectacular view of the River Street fireworks!
4th of July Dinner and Fireworks Cruise
Set sail with Savannah Riverboat Cruises this 4th of July and enjoy the spectacular waterfront fireworks display from the Savannah River! Enjoy a delicious Independence Day-inspired dinner buffet, live entertainment, drink specials and a spectacular fireworks show presented by the Waterfront Association.
Tybee Island Independence Day Fireworks
Join Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee Island’s busiest days of the year.
4th of July Watermelon Crawl
It’s not 4th of July in Savannah, GA, without watermelon! Take part in this fun, family-friendly group run featuring a 6-mile and 8-mile loop. After the run, enjoy fresh, delicious watermelon to celebrate! No registration fee or pre-registration required.
Fort McAllister State Park Independence Day Celebration
Join in and celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle, and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg tosses, wheelbarrow races, and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available, too. You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game!
4th of July River Street Celebration
Join the holiday celebration on River Street with a day of festivities starting at noon with food, drinks, music and family activities. Fireworks over the river start at 9:30 p.m.!
Marne Independence Day Celebration
Mark your calendars for a concert by 7-time Grammy Award winner Lady Antebellum with special guest Caroline Jones as they pay tribute to the troops live at Donovan Field July 4th on Fort Stewart.
Savannah River Fireworks
Head to River Street for the annual Savannah 4th of July celebration at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza! Get down to live music from 8pm-10pm and watch the Savannah 4th of July fireworks starting around 9:30pm. Plus, there’s plenty of entertainment for children at the Kids Zone! Make sure to arrive early to grab a spot.
Tybee Island Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day on Tybee with awesome 4th of July Fireworks on the Pier. The fireworks go off with a bang at dark, which is between 9:00pm and 9:30pm. An exciting event for the entire family! Insider Tip: We recommend watching the fireworks from North Beach, as the crowds aren’t as busy and the show is beautiful from this end of Tybee as well!
Where to Eat & Drink
There are many great places to eat and drink while enjoying your stay in Savannah for 4th of July. Check out some of Savannah’s famous American restaurants for classic favorites like hamburgers and BBQ. Heading to River Street for the Savannah 4th of July festivities? Make sure to check out our comprehensive list of River Street restaurants and bars to enjoy before or after the fireworks!
Parking, Shuttles & Ferries
Downtown Savannah parking is limited during the 4th of July weekend. If you are seeking an alternative to garage or street parking downtown, you may park at the Savannah Convention Center, and take the ferry across the river to River Street to enjoy the waterfront fireworks. Shuttles are also available from Savannah Mall to River Street. For more information on transportation options, please visit ConnectontheDot.com and CatchaCAT.org.
Where to Stay
Due to high demand during 4th of July in Savannah, we recommend booking your hotel stay well in advance. Please choose from any of our five preferred Savannah hotel partners below to see rates and availability for the 2019 festivities.