Savannah’s Waterfront to Host Independence Day Celebration

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Musselman, 912-234-0295

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.


Festival of St Patrick


Savannah’s Waterfront has announced the entertainment schedule for the upcoming Festival of St. Patrick to be held Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 15.

Over 30 acts will perform across five stages – three along Savannah’s Waterfront and two in City Market – over the three-day festival. The types of music are wide ranging and include Classic and Southern Rock, Oldies, Americana, New and Alternative Country, Pop Hits, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk and Soul.

The full lineup along with the new digital festival map, wristband rules, food & drink, and other festival information can be found at

“The Festival of St. Patrick is our biggest event of the year, attracting more than 80,000 guests annually. We’ve worked hard this year to provide a clean, safe, fun environment and are delighted to welcome the crowds that come to revel in good food and drink, music and dancing” said Julie Musselman, Executive Director. “It’s a wonderful time to come down to Savannah’s Waterfront and experience the celebratory atmosphere that has become a Savannah tradition. It’s known as the very best waterfront street party ever thrown.”

Festival hours are 6pm – midnight on Friday, March 13; 10am – midnight on Saturday, March 14; and 10am – 6pm on Sunday, March 15. Due to the festival and parade being separated by one day this year, there will not be a street party on Tuesday, March 17. Parade guests are encouraged to visit the bars and restaurants along Savannah’s Waterfront and in City Market after the parade on Tuesday.

Formed in 1973, Savannah’s Waterfront strives to preserve our history, maintain our appearance, promote the area to the public and promote cooperation and mutual assistance among our businesses.

For more information about Savannah’s Waterfront please visit, email us at or call 912-234-0295