Savannah’s Waterfront to Host Independence Day Celebration

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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.

Savannah Santa Train

Where: Georgia State Railroad Museum

Savannah Santa Train, an annual favorite holiday family event, returns on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

Festive activities and entertainment include a holiday-themed diesel locomotive train ride experience, live demonstrations by Lowcountry Turners artfully hand-crafting spinning tops, and dreidels available for purchase, caroling by Savannah Stage Company, and merry dancing with Minick Family Music. Decorate a holiday card to send to families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, or enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee provided by The Salvation Army’s Mobile Canteen. Santa Claus will visit with all the children and hear their Christmas wishes.

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from The Big Cheese food truck and frozen sweet treats from Leopold’s Ice Cream will be available for purchase.

*Tickets are $15 per person for all guests eighteen months and older. Members of Coastal Heritage Society receive a discounted ticket rate of $12 per person.

These tickets do sell out! Pre-registration is required. Purchase tickets here.

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Bourbon & Blues

As the Holidays kick into full swing in Savannah, here is a really special event for all you Bourbon lovers.

IT’S HERE, FOLKS! 🥃 What screams holiday season more than some friendly competition and supporting a good cause?! Bringing out Savannah’s most talented bartenders from across the city, you’ll judge this high-stakes holiday bourbon cocktail competition based on three criteria – 1) taste, 2) presentation, and 3) storytelling. The bartender with the winning cocktail will be awarded a $500 CASH PRIZE and receive the very first B&B Cocktail Trailblazer Award 🏆 Competing bartenders are from local Savannah restaurants and bars you know and admire. Check out our socials we reveal the impressive competitors lineup! Enjoy live music from blues guitarist Ray Lundy, delicious bites, and 10% of ticket proceeds will support Greenbriar Children’s Center, which provides emergency shelter for children and young adults. It’s all going down at The Clyde Venue on Wednesday, December 1st from 6 – 8:30pm. CHEERS!

Purchase tickets here.

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Boat Parade of Lights

As our “Home for the Holidays in Savannah” posts continue, head down to River Street Saturday, November 27 before 7pm to grab something to eat and an adult beverage (thank you, Savannah, for that open container law). Find a seat right along the river and wait for the splendor to begin!

Over 7,000 viewers will gather on River Street this year to watch more than 40 boats decorated in holiday cheer parade the Riverfront at 7 p.m., culminating in an amazing fireworks show. We encourage revelers to hop aboard the Georgia Queen Riverboat as it leads the parade or enjoy VIP Viewing from Plant Riverside with Fabulous Entertainment, St. Nick & a smorgasbord of holiday fare.

For more information, https://savannahharborfoundation.org/boat-parade-of-lights.

Home for the Holidays in Savannah

The holidays are definitely here and I thought it would be fun to celebrate by posting something special happening every day (hopefully) until Christmas. Savannah is a beautiful city full of life especially during the holidays.

Feel free to sign up for the emails using the link below so that you don’t miss out on any of the Holiday Events or so you can plan for family and friends coming to visit.

The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will spread good tidings and holiday cheer from Friday, November 26, 2021 through Monday, January 3, 2022.

The Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District blends European and Southern holiday traditions into a festive, month-long, family-friendly celebration that appeals to area residents as well as visitors from across the country.

Following a highly successful launch in 2020, the second annual Savannah Christmas Market at Plant Riverside District will offer a wide range of open-air, holiday-themed events as well as a European-style outdoor holiday market, live performances, tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, photos with Santa and much more. All events are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit www.savannahchristmasmarket.com.

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Olde Pink House Annual Holiday Celebration

I am so surprised these tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this fabulous annual event!

The Olde Pink House, an iconic restaurant and architectural treasure located at 23 Abercorn St. in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, will host The Olde Pink House Annual Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

This exquisite holiday celebration will celebrate 250 years of history at The Olde Pink House and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine as well as samplings of proprietary blends of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Casa Herradura tequila, Papas Pilar rum and Whistle Pig rye whiskey. Guests can enjoy live music in the Grand Ballroom and Planters Tavern and are invited to wander through all 13 historic dining rooms at The Olde Pink House, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tickets are $125 per person and are available at OldePinkHouseRestaurant.com. Cocktail attire is recommended. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Habersham Pink House Scholarship presented to Bethesa Academy by the Women’s Board of Bethesda.

Sip ‘N Shop Soiree

THE QUEEN OF SUMMER READING RETURNS…

Andrews kicks off the season with THE NEWCOMER (St. Martin’s Press; hardcover), a fish out of water tale about a woman who may be in over her head following the suspicious death of her younger sister who left behind a daughter, a “go-bag” full of cash, and a cryptic message about where to flee in the event of her death.

“If anything bad happens to me—it’s Evan. Promise me you’ll take Maya and run. Promise me.” These words haunt Letty Carnahan as she flees New York City with her niece Maya after discovering her sister’s murdered body. Letty has no further information about what she is running from and why. One thing she is certain of? Who she is running from: Tanya’s ex, sleazy real estate entrepreneur Evan Wingfield. She knows in her gut that Evan is somehow responsible for Tanya’s death. 

Tanya was a woman shrouded in mystery and secrets, so it is no wonder to Letty that her one clue about where to go is a faded old magazine article about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel in a Florida beach town with the improbable name of Treasure Island. The Murmuring Surf Motel, knowns as The Surf to regulars, is the winter home of a close-knit flock of retirees and snowbirds who don’t particularly care for newcomers. Exhausted and desperate with nowhere else to turn, Letty makes a deal with the motel’s owner and settles into the old storage room. As she tries to unravel her sister’s shady past, care for her grieving niece, and figure out what to do next, she must keep a low profile, particularly around the owner’s suspicious (and handsome) son Joe, who is also a local police detective. With danger closing in, it’s a race to find the truth and right the wrongs of the past.

The Savannah Ripper

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer??? CluedUpp is a new outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Savannah!!!!

When: Saturday, April 17, 2021; play starts at 9am and runs through 5pm.

Put your team together (up to 6 team members, children under 16 can be extras on the team as well) and buy your tickets now. Per Team Ticket Price: $52 – 1 ticket required per team.

CASE: The words “The Ripper” strike fear into the heart of every detective. Now it seems that a new Ripper is on the loose and three men have already been murdered. Can your team of detectives scramble across town, solve the clues and crack the case before The Ripper strikes again?

DETAILS: CluedUpp Detective Days are like giant, outdoor escape games. It’s where clue-solving meets adventure. It’s the most exciting murder-mystery you’ll ever attend. Join over half a million players worldwide and experience it for yourself…

  • What: A city-wide murder-mystery game 
  • Start Time: Start anytime between 9am and 2pm 
  • Start Location: Secret start location to be revealed…
  • Players: One ticket covers a team of 6
  • Language: All game narrative is written in English

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Grab 1 ticket per team of six players 
  • Scramble across town and interrogate virtual witnesses
  • Crack clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges
  • Unravel the mystery, save the town and take the glory!

TO PLAY, YOU’LL NEED:

  • A team of detectives (between 2-6 players)
  • At least one smartphone per team
  • A fantastically clever team name
  • Detective inspired fancy dress (optional but fun)

The Greening of Savannah

I, like so many of you are really disappointed that our St Patrick’s Day festivities have been canceled again this year due to COVID. Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in social distancing and wearing a mask – or two, but we all need a little normalcy back.

So I borrowed this idea from a friend – let’s turn the city of Savannah green for our own little celebration. Green lights decorating homes, shamrocks bouncing off buildings, lamp posts wrapped in St Paddy’s Day green. This is just the first of February – we have time to make this go viral. We can do this. Everyone who comes to Savannah from March 1 – March 17 will smile when they see that we not only turn Forsyth Fountain green but the whole city.