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2017 Savannah 4th of July

Insider’s Guide to 4th of July in Savannah

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Head to Savannah’s famed River Street to celebrate the red, white, and blue for 4th of July in Savannah, GA! 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 ultimate 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!

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Things To Do

Fort McAllister State Park

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!
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

“Red, White, & Brews” Bar Crawl

Visitors 21 and over won’t want to miss this Independence Day Bar Crawl! Participants receive a free t-shirt and special prices on drink specials. Cheers to a patriotic crawl to celebrate America’s birthday!
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Savannah Children’s Museum

Education meets excitement at the Savannah Children’s Museum, where kids can celebrate Independence Day by learning about Savannah’s very own history all week long! Plus, on July 4th, youngsters can participate in 4th of July-themed crafts and activities throughout the day.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Steam Train Rides at Georgia State Railroad Museum

All aboard! Catch a ride aboard a circa-1913 steam train ride for an unforgettable experience full of both history and fun for riders of all ages.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Fourth of July River Cruise

Set sail with Savannah Riverboat Cruises this 4th of July and enjoy the spectacular waterfront fireworks display from the Savannah River! Choose from the Captain’s Suite Cruise (7pm-10pm), the Dinner & Fireworks Cruise (7pm-10pm), or the Fireworks Cruise (8pm-10:30pm).
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Magnolia Park Parade

A neighborhood tradition for more than 10 years, the Magnolia Park 4th of July Parade is great entertainment for the whole family. Watch parade participants ride by on decorated bikes, golf carts, and more for approximately 20 minutes.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Watermelon Crawl at Lake Mayer

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.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Fourth at Tricentennial Park

Celebrate Savannah 4th of July at the Savannah History Museum, where costumed interpreters will be debuting new American Revolution-themed programming, complete with visitor battle reenactments, musket firing demonstrations, and live music.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Savannah Bananas Baseball

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime on America’s birthday as the all-new Savannah Bananas CPL baseball team hosts the Wilmington Sharks at historic Grayson Stadium! Immediately after the game, enjoy a special 4th of July fireworks show at the stadium. It is recommended to purchase your tickets early, as games sell out quickly.
Dates, Time & Cost TBA

Savannah Fireworks

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.
Date & Time TBA | Free

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!
Date & Time TBA | Free

Fireworks Savannah
Savannah BBQ 4th of July
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 International Trade & 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. Fireworks

Savannah River Ferry
Where to Stay

Due to high demand during 4th of July in Savannah, GA, 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 2017 festivities, or call (912) 721.2305.

Hotels in Savannah, GA

DoubleTree by Hilton

Savannah Historic District
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Hilton Garden Inn

Savannah Historic District
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Homewood Suites by Hilton

Savannah Historic District/Riverfront
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Quality Inn

Savannah Historic District
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