Halloween Edition

Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 31

Spear-it of Halloween Ghost Boat!

Welcome aboard the Spear-it of Halloween! 🎃☠️Your Pirate Crew will guide you through the waters of Tybee Bay and share Haunting Tales of times past. Prepare to enjoy classic Halloween Hit songs as you embark on your Ghost Boat through the low country. Dress up, bring refreshments, and be ready to have an overall fun time. 🎃 **Parents**👻 Please use your best discretion upon booking. Some material may be unsettling for children under 10. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Tour, 6pm-7:30pm, TICKETS

Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 31

SCAD Film Festival – The film festival will be virtual this year. The good news is that this will give more people the opportunity to actually see these film screenings. The full schedule and tickets are available here.

Saturday, October 24

PHIL the Squares with Music – ELITE PARTY BAND! Chippewa Square: First performance 10am – 11am; Second performance 5:30pm – 6:30pm. FREE!!!

Join us in welcoming to the Phil the Squares with Music stage Grammy Award winner and Savannah Philharmonic Double Bassist Marc Chesanow and Elite Party Band (EPB)! The group is Savannah’s premiere event band composed of the finest musicians in the area. Fronted by vocalist Amanda Jeter, EPB will perform an exciting mix of jazz, R&B, pop, and maybe even a few original songs.

These free concerts are available to the entire Savannah community and will be streamed via Facebook live for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We welcome you to attend the performance. If you plan to stop by and wave to our musicians, please wear your mask and maintain social distancing practices. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections for the Savannah community.

Friday, October 30

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory.

Saturday, October 31

Renaissance Ball – La Scala Ristorante:

Price: $50

An evening of Renaissance music, wine, and food. Your $50 ticket includes three glasses of wine and light hor d’ouvres to be served from 7-8pm. La Scala Ristorante119 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401Savannah, GA, 31415 Please call ahead to reserve your seat: 912-238-3100

TRICKS, TREATS AND TRAINS – Georgia State Railroad Museum:

Tricks, Treats, and Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 10 am to 12pm.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day. Savannah Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30am-2:30pm and is an additional fee.

The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages eighteen months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/TricksTreatsTrains. Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members.

Bonaventure Cemetery Tour with Dinner: Bonaventure Cemetery after the gates lock to the public…the rare full Hunter’s Blue Moon to light the evening’s path…hypnotic, taboo stories shared by storyist Shannon Scott…followed by a private foodie’s fabulous dinner where the entire restaurant rented just for the event, complete with firepits, macabre antiquities show-n-tell style and magic performed by illusionist David Jowers? What more do you need to know? This won’t just be a tour, this will be making history itself! Be part of The South’s most exclusive, unforgettable October 31 ever! Amazing commemorative t-shirt for sale at checkout time! Details: $99.95 Per Guest includes a 3-hour tour, official 18 x 24 poster dinner & dessert. Cash Bar. Reservations are required. Questions – shannon@shannonscott.com

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard

Saturday, October 24 & Saturday, October 31

Where’s the Noble Bones? – A Bone-Chilling Scavenger Hunt at Wormsloe Historic Site: Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun. Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination. The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

ONGOING: Plant Riverside and Savannah Cirque

Plant Riverside District & Savannah Cirque 🎉🎪 have partnered to offer the community of Savannah Free Live Circus Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night behind the Plant Riverside District near the River Walk!✨The production brings Historic Savannah to Life with 4 Different Pop Up Performances. 1️⃣: Waving Girl Statue on the Pole 2️⃣: The Haunted Aerial Hoop 3️⃣: Rolla Bolla, Acrobatics, & Juggling 4️⃣: Our Glamour Girl on the Aerial Silks 🎫Shows will be at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night!

Announcement from Coastal Heritage Museums

“We have already closed Pin Point and Harper Fowlkes House.  We will suspend operations at Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson beginning Nov. 1.  Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will remain open Thursdays-Saturdays 9:20-2:30 assuming positive revenues continue.  ALL venues will remain available for booked group tours and private events with special pricing such as weddings and holiday parties.  We plan to reopen everything in the spring (we hope around March 1, but we need to see how the winter goes). “ 

Oktoberfest & MORE!

Special menu available with plenty of extra seating under a tent in the parking area.

New Tour – Limited Tour Times

Tours start in the back courtyard of the Andrew Low House Museum, 329 Abercorn Street, at 10:30am and end in Lafayette Square at 12pm. Limited to 20 participants; reservations required – please call 912-233-1828, ext. 4

October 8 & 22 – Lafayette Neighborhood Architecture Tour: $26 November 5 & 19 – History of Lafayette Square & Ward: $26 December 10, 17, 24, 31 – Celebrating Victorian Holidays: $32

Saturday, October 31st – Tour: 5pm – 8pm; Dinner: 8:15 – Until $99.95 per person

This isn’t just a tour, it is a night that will go down in history! Taboo Tales – Bootleggers, Criss-Crossed Lovers, Root Doctors, Secret Societies, Mysticism, The Illuminati & Your Ultimate Dive into “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” Bonus: The Magic of David Jowers performed during dinner.

October 2020

OPENINGS: West Broad Baking Collective – Opening in October. Keep up with their latest info here: https://www.facebook.com/West-Broad-Baking-Collective-111320857365120

Southern Tide: New store on Savannah’s Waterfront – Grand Opening October 1 – 4th

September 24 – October 17

Savannah Theater – Savannah Cabaret

Thursday, October 1

Savannah Phiharmonic Live From Victory North: String Theory

Introducing SavPhil Live from Victory North! This reimagined concert experience features chamber ensembles set in a socially-distanced cabaret style seating in the beautiful Victory North venue. Seating is limited to 50 guests so purchase your tickets today!

Prefer not to attend in person? Enjoy the same concert experience from the comfort of your home by purchasing a Virtual Concert ticket.

Friday, October 2

The Petty Hearts – The National Tom Petty Tribute Show: Coaches Corner – 7pm – 10pm

3016 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA, 31404 TICKETS

Saturday, October 10

Service Brewing – 6th Anniversary! Just show up for an all-day party planned with plenty of open space for you to enjoy some cold beer and good eats. This year taproom festivities extend to the packaging and production area with additional seating, a second bar, game room and a line-up of Savanah’s best DJ’s. A portion of every beer sold will benefit Service Brewing’s seasonal charity Minority Veterans of America. No cover, no tickets, just show up and grab a cold pint! 12pm – 10pm

PHIL the Squares with Music – Chippewa Square: The Celli artist group, an all-female cello quartet, will perform on October 10. Their members playing that day are Erin Cassel, Nan Kemberling, Sarah Kapps, and Jessica Messere.

First performance 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Second performance 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST

Enjoy the beauty of Savannah’s Squares with music throughout the Fall! SavPhil is partnering with homeowners and businesses of the downtown area to provide free outdoor music for the Savannah Community. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections. Wave hello to our musicians as you pass by or enjoy the full performance via Facebook live. Performances are one hour long twice a day, and will typically be announced a few days in advance.

Sunday, October 11

Savannah Food Truck Festival #7 – Daffin Park 11am – 6pm

FOOD TRUCKERS!!! 🚚🚛 Fashion Truckers 🚚🚛 Barber Truckers 🚚🚛 Pet Truckers 🚚🚛
FREE Yoga in the park: TBA
Beer & Wine 🍻🍾; Live music and DJ on 3 stages; Craft vendors; Family friendly
Bounce houses/kids activities👨‍👩‍👧‍👦; Face Painting 🎨; Pet friendly w/water stations🐕💦; Yard games🎾

Saturday, October 24

Candle Lantern Tour – Fort McAllister Historic Park: Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. 7pm – 10pm Event phone: 912-727-2339; 3894 Fort McAllister Road Richmond Hill, GA, 31324

Friday, October 30

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard

Saturday, October 31

Bonaventure: Dinner and a Cemetery Tour: 3 Hour Tour plus a private Q & A Dinner Storyist, Shannon Scott, un-masks Bonaventure with taboo tales of bootleggers, criss-crossed lovers, root doctors, secret societies, mysticism, The Illuminati AND the Ultimate Dive into “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!” 5PM – 10:30PM

$99.95 PER PERSON TICKETS: 912-319-5600

Savannah’s Waterfront to Host Independence Day Celebration

PO Box 2173 Savannah, GA 31402 | savannahswaterfront.com | 912-234-0295

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Musselman, 912-234-0295
julie@savannahswaterfront.com

Savannah’s Waterfront is thrilled to host this year’s Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th. The event is free and open to the public.

The 3rd Infantry Division Bands will be performing from 6:30pm until 9:45pm. Based at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., members of the Brass Band, Rock Band and Show Band will play on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. The finale is the 40-piece U.S. Army Concert Band that has delighted audiences around the world since its inception in 1943.

The annual Independence Day Fireworks Show begins at 9:15pm and is expected to last
about 20-22 minutes. Spectators on the waterfront can bring chairs and blankets; however, coolers are discouraged. This year the show will be produced from a barge in the middle of the Savannah River on the west end of River Street. Our hope is that this new barge site will provide the best visibility all along the waterfront.

River Street will close to vehicular traffic at approximately 5:30pm. Those vehicles parked
on the ramps and in the lots will need to remain there until after the fireworks show. Also,half of parking lot #3 will be closed on Friday morning, July 1st and Monday morning, July 4th to allow for equipment and portable toilet deliveries.

There will be several opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on Savannah’s
Waterfront all weekend long, including live entertainment at Plant Riverside District and
dinner and drink specials at many waterfront restaurants. Merchants are looking forward to greeting guests as they enjoy the many shopping and dining options along the waterfront over the holiday weekend.

All City of Savannah parking garages will be offering a flat rate of $10 per day beginning
Friday, July 1st at 5pm through the weekend until 5am on Tuesday, July 5th
. Metered
parking will be free on July 4th. Also, $5 parking will be offered at the Savannah Convention Center but the facilities inside the building will not be available.

Savannah’s Waterfront wishes to thank the sponsors of this year’s show: Bud Light, City of
Savannah, Dub’s Pub, Plant Riverside District, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce,
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, Visit Savannah, and all of the Friends of the Fireworks.

Breakfast Beers!!!

Saturday morning just got a little bit sweeter. Join New Realm Brewing Co. in Savannah, GA on January 22nd, with a delicious three-course breakfast spread from Executive Chef, John Cole, masterfully paired with their award-winning beers & and coffee from PERC Coffee! Doors open to ticket holders at 10:00am, come for the pairing and stay for the afternoon!

Your $35 Breakfast Beers Ticket will come with:

Oaxaca Choca Pancakes, with hints of vanilla, chocolate, cayenne, coffee, and maple, paired with Oaxaca Choca Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout Nicaragua Silvio Sanchez Coffee from PERC Coffee

AlphaWater Blueberry & Acai Tempura Battered French Toast with Toasted Blueberry Muffin Crumble and Blueberry Compote, paired with Blueberry & Acai Alphawater Hard Seltzer and Brazil Coffee from PERC Coffee

Ground Sausage and Egg Breakfast Ball with Munich Dunkel Jam, paired with Munich Dunkel and Sumatra Pantan Musara Coffee from PERC Coffee

Kids are welcome at this Breakfast Beers event, and with their $20 ticket, they will have the following drink pairings with their breakfast spread!

Chocolate Milk

Sparkling Grape Juice

Apple Cider

Get tickets here.

Lucas Theatre Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Could you have the oldest Lucas Theatre ticket stub? ⁉️ In honor of the Lucas’ Centennial Celebration, they’re asking you to take a look through your old mementos and share a picture of your oldest stub 🎟 by tagging them or emailing scadtheaters@scad.edu. Winner will receive a pass to the 2022 SCAD @savfilmfest – one of the most prestigious events in Savannah!

Let the hunt begin. #lucas100 #stubhunt #savannahga

Savannah Antiques & Architecture

Hostess City Hospitality: From Grand Porches to Tabletops and Gardens.”

March 11 @ 6:30pm & March 12 starting @ 10am

The 6th annual Antiques and Architecture is a two-day celebration of America’s Hostess City’s entertaining traditions with events in historic homes and gardens surrounded by antiques and classic decor.

Friday, March 11, 6:30 PM. Fabulous Fete! Our in-person celebration returns this year at the Green-Meldrim House with cocktails, food, live jazz music, and a chance to view and vote on the stunning Tablescapes created by some of Savannah’s finest designers.

-Saturday, March 12, 11:00 AM & 1:30 AM. Garden Luncheon Talks with Suzanne Kasler, two seatings at the Andrew Low House Museum. Suzanne Kasler is a world-renowned American designer of interiors and objects and author of multiple books on design who will join us for two seated presentations and book signings in the garden of the Andrew Low House Museum. Mixing the high and the low, traditional, and contemporary, Kasler’s signature interiors and products convey a sophisticated simplicity. Her work has been published in major design magazines including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Veranda. Her award-winning interiors have been captured in three books with Rizzoli, Inspired Interiors, Timeless Style, and her most recent title, Sophisticated Simplicity. In addition to designing timeless interiors for her clients, Suzanne has produced signature lines for Ballard Designs, Hickory Chair, La Cornue, Lee Jofa, and Visual Comfort.

-Saturday, March 12, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM. Tablescapes Display & Contest. There will be a fun table-setting contest with celebrity judges and prizes at the Green-Meldrim House. Regional designers, merchants, hostesses, and party planners will create Tablescapes for a contest utilizing antiques and other local resources in the Green-Meldrim House. Attendees may vote for the People’s Choice Award and celebrity judges will select the top winners. Meet the designers between 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This event will inspire us all to entertain our families and guests with great flare.

-Saturday, March 12, 6:00 PM, Private House Tour & Reception. For the past several years private residents have opened their doors for exclusive tours of their homes. This year Mr. Greg Parker, CEO of Parker’s Markets will welcome guests to his stunning historic home on Monterey Square for an intimate reception and tours with our keynote speaker, Suzanne Kasler, who will also be signing her books and who collaborated with Parker on some of his interiors.

-Patron Tickets Package: 2 tickets to Fabulous Fete and 2 tickets to Tablescapes Display & Contest. Become a Patron of the Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend to support our efforts to maintain the Andrew Low House Museum and the Green-Meldrim House. Patrons enjoy two tickets to the Fabulous Fete and the Tablescapes Display and Contest and listings in our program.

Tickets can be purchased here.

46 Annual Hidden Garden Tour

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens – April 22 & 23

The Garden Club of Savannah presents its 46th Annual Tour of Hidden Gardens

Sharing the Art of Southern Hospitality

This special tour unlocks the garden gates of selected private gardens and historic gardens for self-guided exploration. Ticket holders will enjoy springtime gardens located in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, which is the largest in the United States. All the gardens are located in the area North of Gaston Street (NOGS) to the Savannah River. As part of the tour, guests are invited to a Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House, a National Historic Landmark and one of the South’s finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture. We anticipate after a two year hiatus this popular tour will sell out quickly.  Record numbers of visitors from all over the U.S. and abroad are expected. Our theme this year is ‘Sharing the Art of Southern Hospitality

Get your tickets here.

Support Savannah Repertory Theatre

Tuesday, January 18th and January 25th head to Bull Street Tacos for show stopping food, drink, and merch specials benefitting the Savannah Repertory Theatre…our non-profit playhouse passionately dedicated to telling great stories in one of America’s foremost literary and artistic cities. Your support will help the players settle into their new home on Broughton Street.

Bull Street Taco: 1608 Bull Street, Savannah

Savannah Needs Volunteers!

Become a part of the SBF family by volunteering!

To ensure a successful 2022 Festival, they need the help of scores of volunteers. The duties are mostly physically light and social, with varying time commitments to choose from. Every volunteer is rewarded with a $5 lunch voucher to use at the Festival’s food trucks, too!

Visit the Volunteer page on our website for more details and to register: https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/support/volunteer/