Week of December 11 – 17

***SPECIAL NOTE: Savannah’s “Open Container Law” has received temporary approval from City Council. Starting in January, the boundary for open containers will extend to portions of the Victorian District for a 90-day trial period.

Hilton Garden Inn – Historic District

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This is a free event.

Friday, Nov 21 – Sunday, Dec 22

December Nights & Holiday Lights: The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (2 Cranebrake Road) are a feast for the eyes during the holiday season! This year’s event will feature 1,000,000+ lights and a festive new displays. 6 – 9pm. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.


Sunday, Dec 8 – Sunday, Dec 22

Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE!: Make memories with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang this holiday season at Savannah Children’s Theatre. Begin your holiday fun with cookie decorating, ornament making and caroling, then get cozy in the theatre to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas while sipping hot chocolate from our create-your-own cocoa bar. TICKETS

Friday, Dec 13 – Sunday, Dec 22

Around the World in 80 Days: Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he’s a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown’s adaptation of the classic literary adventure by Jules Verne. Savannah Repertory Theater – tickets and schedule

Saturday, December 14

Andrew Low House – Holiday Open House: Celebrate traditions of the season! From 10am to 4pm, all tickets will be half price, refreshments will be served in the courtyard and enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Shop.

Savannah Fairytale Ball: Savannah Convention Center from 9am – 3:30pm. Fairytale Ball includes so many magical things – a Royal Entrance, Group Games, Ocean Yoga, Princess Crafts, Candy Buffet, Stories, and Sing-A-Longs, Princess Performances, Professional Portraits, and MORE TICKETS

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A fun-filled evening of holiday cheer! Enjoy listening to the sounds of the season from various choir groups and local musical artists in front of Savannah’s Christmas (corner of Bull and Broughton) tree while exploring Savannah’s Historic District. 7 – 9pm.

Savannah Brunch Festival: “Back for the 3rd year, this Savannah Brunch Festival will be the best one yet! This years festival will be from 11am – 3pm featuring live music, brunch inspired bites and all your favorite brunch cocktails!*”

COST: $15/person (General Admission tickets include entertainment and entry into the event. Participating restaurants will be serving up brunch inspired food items that they will sell for $3 each. Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer will be available for purchase.) TICKETS

3rd Annual Tybee Christmas Cabaret: What a holiday celebration!
You’ll hear all the classic tunes such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and “Here Comes Santa Claus” to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” to the TIMA chorus singing “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch.” TICKETS

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe: Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm.

Sunday, December 15

Christmas at the Cathedral: Join the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Brass under the direction of Dr. Paul Thornock Sunday, December 15, at 5:00 p.m. for Christmas at the Cathedral featuring works by John Tavener, Anton Bruckner, Michael Praetorius, and others in this popular annual performance of music for Advent and Christmas. Sing the great carols of the season with the Cathedral’s musicians and guest organist Craig Cramer of the University of Notre Dame. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

Cirque du Canines:

Step right up, ladies and gents! Cirque du Canines, the Dog Circus, comes to the Tybee Post Theater stage. Featuring fantastic dog tricks, one-of-a-kind stunts, high-flying jumps and wall climbing fun, comedy, audience participation, and a dog-gone good time, all set to lively music.

This fun-filled show features Border Collies, Rat Terriers, Toy Poodles, Terrier Mixes, the Magical Poodles, Australian Shepherds and more. A one-hour show for audiences of all ages!

You won’t believe your eyes. You’ll gasp at the Freestyle Frisbee Dogs and delight at all forms of canine tricks and treats in a special holiday edition of Cirque du Canines! TICKETS

Week of December 6 – 10

***SPECIAL NOTE: Savannah’s “Open Container Law” has received temporary approval from City Council. Starting in January, the boundary for open containers will extend to portions of the Victorian District for a 90-day trial period.

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This is a free event.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village – Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.


Friday, Dec 6 – Sunday, Dec 8

Christmas on the River: Welcome back to Christmas on the River! We celebrate the holiday season with all Christmas cheer! River Street and surroundings will be all dressed up for the holidays and we will have lots of fun events going on this year! Santa will be visiting us, the Savannah Waterfront Kidz Zone will have fun events for the young ones, live bands, and dance groups. The Lighted Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 5:30 PM. Our talented arts and crafts vendors will be lining the plazas with their wonderful art.

Friday, Dec 6 & Saturday, Dec 7

Savannah Philharmonic Holiday Spectacular: This year, we’re reimagining what it means to celebrate the holiday season. In the first half of the program, is a collaboration with the Savannah Children’s Choir to tell O. Henry’s heartfelt The Gift of the Magi as adapted by Adolphus Hailstork. Then, in the second half, the Philharmonic Chorus joins the Orchestra and gets funky with a Motown holiday tribute and other fun favorites! Johnny Mercer Theater, 7:30-9pm.

Saturday, Dec 7 – Monday, Dec 9

The Nutcracker Ballet: The one and only Savannah Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker takes center stage this holiday season at the beautiful Lucas Theatre! Featuring the Savannah Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the legendary Tchaikovsky score will fuel the performance of this classic holiday ballet, which tells the story of a young girl’s dream in which a Christmas gift comes to life and becomes her beloved prince.

Add some magic to your to holiday season! Join Savannah Ballet Theatre’s world renowned professional dancers, along with local talent, and surprise celebrity cameos, for a one of a kind performance that is perfect for all ages! Join us in the lobby for a character meet and greet after the performance. Schedule of performances.

Friday, December 6

City Market Open House: Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop-in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas.

Saturday, December 7

*****2019 Bridge Run – starts at the Convention Center, 8am*****

The 5K kicks off at 8 a.m. on Hutchinson Island followed by the 10K which begins at 9 a.m. on Montgomery Street by the Civic Center. While the bridge is, of course, the focus of the race, area road closures will be put into place. Portions of East Broughton, Bay and Liberty streets will be closed before the race until it’s over.

Savannah Santa Train: One of the largest annual holiday events in the Lowcountry, will take place from 9 am to 5 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum.

To celebrate the 2019 event, there will be more workshops and special programming than ever before! Guests can build a holiday wonderland with Snapology of Savannah, enjoy caroling by Savannah Stage Company, learn about holiday traditions around the Lowcountry including Gullah-Geechee cultural celebrations, see and purchase handmade holiday spinning tops created by the Lowcountry Turners, enjoy performances from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Savannah Children’s Theatre and design holiday cards for hospital patients with Savannah Children’s Museum’s “Carts with heART” program. Admission is $15 per person. 9am – 5pm

Charitable Event: Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Home:

Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes features exquisite architecture, beautiful furnishings, and gracious hospitality. This intimate tour experience allows guests to look “behind the doors” at some of Savannah’s most beautiful private residences, festively decorated Historic Inns and culturally significant Museum homes. Tour Headquarters will be at the Jepson Center, located at 207 W York Street on Telfair Square. This is where you will begin the tour by picking up your tour Guidebook. The Guidebook is your required ticket for entrance into the tour locations. Guidebook pickup will begin an hour before your Tour Session. Tour headquarters open at 9:00 am and closes at or before 3:00 pm.

*Funds from the tour support the Downtown Savannah Association community grant program.*

Jingle Bell Block Party: A holiday block party celebrating one of the favorite songs of all times, Jingle Bells which was penned here in Savannah, GA! It will be an afternoon full of live performances, singing, and dancing activities for the whole family. Ellis Square, 2 – 4pm.

Sunday, December 8

11th Annual Tybee Lighted Boat Parade:
The event begins at 4:30pm at the Original Crab Shack with a Hot Dog and Chili Bar. The Hot Dog & Chili Bar is FREE for EVERYONE with a Second Harvest canned food donation. Boats depart Crab Shack docks at approximately 5:30PM (Tybee Time) and return around 6:30pm.

Craft Scout Holiday Market: American Legion Ballroom, 10am – 5pm. Shop and support your local handmade businesses all under one roof. Shop unique handcrafted gifts from paper goods, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art, organic body products, ceramics and more.

Week of November 20 – 26

SPECIAL NOTE: The Brunch Festival was rescheduled for December 14.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

Friday, Nov 15 – Saturday, Nov 23

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Savannah Stage Company’s take on the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Various dates and times shown here. TICKETS $18

Thursday, Nov 21 – Saturday, Dec 14

W.W. Law Photograph Collection: “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever: Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection” draws on a treasure trove of photographs left behind by W. W. Law, President Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, now preserved in the Municipal Archives. The exhibit reflects on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1965. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of “From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream,” offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs. Savannah Cultural Arts Center. Opening reception and program Nov 21 5:30-7:30 pm. This is a free event.

Friday, Nov 22 – Sunday, Nov 24

Christmas Made in the South: Each year, the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is transformed to showcase artwork from some of the best artists in the nation. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. The 31st annual Christmas Made in the South welcomes over three hundred artists and makers from throughout the country exhibiting spectacular work in a broad spectrum of mediums. For those three fun-filled days, artists will exhibit their work in photography, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, personalized ornaments, pottery, stained glass, folk artist and many others.

Sunshine Artist Magazine, the art industry’s leading publication, recently rated Christmas Made in the South as one of the top 100 craft festivals in the nation. Savannah Convention Center, $8 Admission, Free Parking

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village – free admission

Gingerbread Village – Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa daily

Thursday, November 21

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2019: Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day at 39 Rue De Jean in Savannah! The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the official end of this year’s growing season. Harvest is complete and vintners—especially in France—are ready to celebrate the completion of the harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine that is annually released on the third Thursday in November. Nouveau wine undergoes a very short fermentation process, and yields an extremely fresh and fruity wine. Included in the ticket price, attendees will enjoy various hors d’oeuvres stations, an oyster roast outside on the patio, and 2 glasses of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. TICKETS $39

Glenn Miller Declassified: Glenn Miller Declassified is the critically acclaimed biography of bandleader Glenn Miller, who disappeared at the height of his fame on December 15, 1944. Weaving together social and military history, author Dennis M. Spragg presents a narrative that reads like both a mystery and investigative journalism. Consequently, this is the definitive story of what really happened to one of America’s most iconic musical legends. Event is free, cash bar available – Mighty Eighth Airforce, Pooler, GA. Starts at 7pm. Reservations are required: 912-988-1835.

Week of November 13 – 19

CLOSURES: El Coyote’s last day of business will be Thursday, November 14.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

Friday, November 15

Museum in the Moonlight: Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Scarborough House (Ships of the Sea Museum). Admission is free – food and drink can be purchased at the event. Music by A Nickel Bag of Funk and Sisters of the New South. 7 – 9pm

Friday, Nov. 15 – Sunday, Nov. 17

A Southern Christmas – Vintage Market Days: Vintage Market Days of Savannah will be hosting a holiday market this year, “A Southern Christmas” at the Oglethorpe Mall parking lot in Savannah. Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings, and more. 10am – 4pm

Friday, Nov 15 – Saturday, Nov 23

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Savannah Stage Company’s take on the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Various dates and times shown here. TICKETS $18

Saturday, Nov 16 (Rescheduled for December 14 due to weather)

Savannah Brunch Festival: Back for the 3rd year, this Savannah Brunch Festival will be the best one yet! This year’s festival will be on Saturday, November 16 from 11 am – 3 pm featuring live music, brunch inspired bites and all your favorite brunch cocktails! ( This event is 21+ – IDs will be checked at the gate. No pets, please. Many vendors will be cash-only, and there will be no ATMs at the event. Some will take cards, however. The event is rain or shine.) TICKETS $15 General Admission tickets include entertainment and entry into the event. Once in the festival, enjoy live entertainment and games. Participating restaurants will be serving up brunch inspired food items that they will sell for $3 each. Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer will be available for purchase.

Fall Harvest and Cane Grinding: Celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during the annual cane grinding event at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Centered around their 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music, cane-boiling, butter-making and cooking on the hearth and open fire. See how “it was back then” amidst the sights, sounds and aroma of an old-fashioned fall gathering.​ Enjoy hay rides, crafts and games, cane syrup and other fun festival food that will tug at your senses as you venture back through history. 10am – 4pm

Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours: Wormsloe at night – This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm by lantern and celebrate Savannah’s colonial heritage, from the city’s founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution.

Please register in advance by calling the park office at 912-353-3023.

Sister Hazel: Performing at Victory North from 8:00 – 11:30pm. TICKETS $28

Tuesday, November 19

Charity Event – Bright Lights, Botanical Nights: Join the Friends of the Coastal Gardens (non profit organization) for their annual fundraising event to raise funds to help the development of the Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens. This is a very special evening to enjoy a private preview of more than a million lights, catering by Coffee Deli featuring Johnny Baker, assorted beverages, music by Harpist Kristen King, and a silent auction. TICKETS 5:30 – 9pm

Week of November 5 – 11

Savannah Riverboat November Schedule: Sight Seeing Cruise is available 7 days a week at 1pm AS WELL AS on Saturday at 3:30pm. The Dinner Cruise is available year round. All other cruises are suspended until March.

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10 — Savannah Shakes presents Macbeth: Two rebellions against the Kingdom of Scotland are swiftly dispatched by the fearsome soldiers Macbeth and Banquo. The two heroes’ lives are turned upside down by the appearance of three other-worldly witches, who promise greatness in their futures. Provoked and prodded by his own ambition and his ruthless wife, Macbeth murders his way to the Scottish throne. That is only the beginning of the bloodshed as the Macbeths struggle to hold their grip on the crown, their lives, and their minds. MACBETH is William Shakespeare’s timeless story of ambition, madness, and corruption in a kingdom under siege. Witchcraft, ghostly apparitions, and prophecies abound! Savannah Repertory Theater, 980 Industry Drive – Admission is FREE, performance is funded through donations. Reservations are required. Please call: (912) 346 – 5954

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, December 1ELF THE MUSICAL: This comical stage adaptation of the classic film of the same name tells the lovable tale of Buddy the Elf.  It’s a heartwarming delight for the whole family. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Savannah Theater

CHARITY EVENT: Wednesday, November 6 – Save Whales, Drink Whiskey! Join Loop It Up Savannah, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Dr. Simona Perry, and W Projects for Whale Week’s VIP reception. Enjoy a silent auction, complimentary bites, and signature Whiskey Cocktails with a portion of every drink sold benefiting Whale Week and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. ( Whale Week attempts to raise awareness of Georgia’s official state marine mammal, the North Atlantic Right Whale. Every year these whales come from across the ocean to reach our coast, and they are currently one of the most endangered species of whales with just over 400 remaining. Georgia plays a vital role in the future of this endangered species.) RSVP required. http://bit.ly/2og9IUB Ghost Coast Distillery 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, November 9

MAKE Savannah – Fall Festival: Announcing the 2019 Make Savannah Fall Festival with Maven Makers! Come out Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to shop maker products, meet the makers and have some FUN! For the first time ever, there will be a night-time pop-up, complete with a bonfire, delicious food and good music. Cast your vote for the best booth. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is FREE! 415 W Boundary St

Veteran’s Day CelebrationHosted by USO and Nine Line Apparel: A fun-filled day with helicopter rides, jump castle, obstacle course, live music, and food trucks. Location: 450 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
Gates open at 10AM; Music 11AM-5 PM UH-1 Helicopter rides included with VIP TICKETS.

Victory Moto Show 2019

Victory Moto Show 2019: Third annual Victory Moto Show! A custom + vintage moto show in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. Showcasing a variety of unique bikes, from custom builds, antiques, cafe racers, choppers and rare barn finds, we inspire to bring together our community to share the fun of two wheels and Savannah’s rich history of riding. Service Brewing, 12pm – 10pm.

Second Saturday Chocolate Tasting: Whether you’re a seasoned choco-phile or just getting your toes wet, grab a chance to sample over 25 different chocolate bars from all over the world while sipping some fine single origin coffee to balance the flavors. The resident chocolate sommelier will guide you through how to taste chocolate and what to look for in each sample.

Ticket includes full chocolate sampling, tasting notes book to keep track, single-origin coffee, and 15% off any bars purchased during the event. There will be sourdough bread and sparkling or still water to cleanse your palate between tastes. Mirabelle Savannah, 313 Abercorn St TICKETS

Monday, November 11

*****FREE ADMISSION DAY AT FORT PULASKI – 9am – 5pm*****

Special Veterans Day Screening – From Here to Eternity: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) stands the test of time as one of the great classics of an era. At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion “Prew” Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain’s mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr). Lucas Theater 7 – 9pm.

Week of October 29 – November 4

Overheard this week: Concierge (to guest), “Would you be interested in a ghost tour while in Savannah?” Guest: “I am from Romania and my grandparents were from Transylvania. Your ghosts don’t scare me!”

Guests looking for an order/delivery option for rainy days, try savtakeout.com for numerous restaurant options, quick service and reasonable delivery prices.

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Friday, November 1

A Whale of a Party: To Celebrate Summon the Sea!, the Telfair Academy Guild will present “A Whale of a Party.” Plans include musical entertainment, culinary fare, and an exclusive opportunity for a viewing of the exhibition, including artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale Noha Dick.. General admission is $75 and includes two drink tickets. Patron tickets are $125 and include open bar, access to VIP lounge, and a special curator’s tour of the exhibition at 5:30pm. TICKETS

Saturday, November 2

Rock N Roll Marathon: The marathon starts at 7:30 but the streets will be blocked off well before that – some as early as Friday evening. Everything will be impacted from traffic to parking to tours. Route Map for this year’s marathon as well as a list of road closures.

Sunday, November 3

CHARITY EVENT: 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival – Savannah Parkinson Support Group is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival for Movement Disorders.  Come fly a kite in honor of someone you love.  Representatives from area businesses that support families with movement disorders will be there, explaining the resources and services. North Beach Bar and Grill, 12pm – 5pm, Tickets: $7 – $20 at the gate.

Week of October 22 – 28

CHARITY EVENT: Flourish with EmployAbility – October 24, EmployAbility invites all to attend their 2nd annual garden party, Flourish, where they will showcase their unigue training programs benefitting adults with developmental disabilities. Starts at 6pm. 124 Eisenhower Drive TICKETS

October 4 – 26: Living History, Yellow Fever in Savannah: In October the Davenport House Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving through the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, program starts at 7pm and runs for 45 minutes, every Friday and Saturday through October.

October 18 – 27Tybee Post Theater: The Tybee Arts Association presents a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – a classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. “On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-Era London Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self, Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. Tickets $20

Trustees Theater

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting www.savannahboxoffice.com.

Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 – Savannah Pride Festival Savannah Pride celebrates 20 years with more Pride than ever with a theme of “Myths and Legends”. Join the party in Ellis Square for Pride After Dark on Friday night to kick off the celebration with the 1st Annual Savannah Pride Parade at 8PM. Saturday morning, get things started with the 2nd Annual Savannah Pride Pawrade at 10AM. The Downtown Takeover Bar Crawl keeps the party rolling from 12PM-6PM. And Pride After Dark is back with music and surprise performances until midnight. Full Schedule of events.

Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 272019 Savannah Speed Classic: The Savannah Speed Classic features series races, enduros and in-seat experiences with hot lap rides and touring laps. Pit access is available to anyone with a Savannah Speed Classic ticket. The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike. Food trucks will be on premise with a variety of options. TICKETS Cost is $8; children under 12 are free. ( The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Drive )

Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27 – Empire Comic Con: Two-day comic book and pop-culture convention, taking place at the Savannah Convention Center, focusing on Comic Books, Video Games, Role Playing Games, and Cosplay.

Attendees will enjoy panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, as well as ones focusing on special effects, cosplay, and pop culture & film guests. Empire Comic Con also features a large floor space for exhibitors including comic book dealers and collectibles booths. The show features areas where attendees can get sketches or original art from their favorite comic artists or get pictures and autographs from special movie and television guests. TICKETS Cost: $15 – $35

Thursday, October 24

Yelloween The Year’s hottest and most exclusive Halloween party at the Peregrin Rooftop bar at Perry Lane Hotel. The Peregrin will be converted into a ghoulish playground on this bewitching night. There will be entertainment, premium prizes and a contest. $20, 6pm – midnight, TICKETS

Saturday, October 26

2019 Isle of Hope Art & Music Festival: This year’s festival will feature amazing food trucks including Big Cheese, Chazitos Latin Cuisine, Prowl, The Bayou Cafe, Kona Ice, Ben & Jerry’s and C&C Nut Factory. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be sold at The Isle of Hope Marina and Paxton Park
100+ art, vendors – art show runs from 10am – 5pm. Live Music by The Crabettes, Lyn Avenue, The Andrew Gill Band, Junkyard Angel – music runs from 10:30am – 9pm
Kid Activities
FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL AGES WELCOME!

Trick or Treat your way down River Street on Saturday, October 26th from 2pm to 5pm. Get your best Halloween costume on and join in trick or treating with some amazing River Street merchants.

Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail: Rangers will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones’ home. Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 20 minutes beginning at 7:00 pm. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed, and space availability. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. For tickets, call 912-353-3023. Cost: $9.50 – $15

Historic Catholic Cemetery Tours: Explore Catholic history in Savannah through this guided 90 minute walking tour of the cemetery learning about individuals and families who have made notable impacts on Savannah society and the Catholic community. Tours start at 9am and every 30 minutes after that with the last tour starting at 11:30. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, October 27

Shalom Y’All Jewish Food Festival – 30th Anniversary: Enjoy a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment including music and dance. There is no admission charge for the festival. Food purchases are by tickets, which are sold in advance at the temple office, and at the event (at full price). Gift items can be purchased by cash and by credit or debit card. Monterey Square, 11am – 3pm

Week of October 15 – 21

OPENINGS: The Drayton Hotel is scheduled to open later this month. As of right now we don’t have a definite date but will post as soon as we have more details. The restaurant and coffee shop inside the hotel is St. Neo’s Brasserie, a seafood brasserie and oyster bar with a southern accent.

Charity Event: Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2019 Annual Gala – Savannah’s most enthusiastic supporters of historic preservation will gather for an evening of dining, dancing and delightful company in downtown Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The 2019 Gala – themed “Call of the Triton’s Horn” – is a multifaceted event, designed to give guests a glimpse into the important work HSF does to save Savannah’s buildings, places, and stories. The elegant affair will begin with privately hosted cocktail parties from 5:30-7 p.m., after which, attendees will head to Forsyth for a silent auction, mingling, and a sumptuous dinner from 7-9 p.m. Live musical entertainment and dancing will cap off the enchanted evening, which concludes at 11 p.m. Dance music will be provided by John Brackett and the Equinox All Stars. Tickets

October 4 – 26: Living History, Yellow Fever in Savannah: In October the Davenport House Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving through the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, program starts at 7pm and runs for 45 minutes, every Friday and Saturday through October.

October 18 – 27Tybee Post Theater: The Tybee Arts Association presents a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stephenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – a classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. “On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-Era London Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self, Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. Tickets $20

Wednesday, October 16

Talk Murder to Me LIVE: Join the podcasters from Talk Murder To Me for an evening of true-crime, comedy, and beer at Southbound Brewing Company in Savannah! Hosts Jon, Jen, and Nicole will be detailing events from a gruesome true crime murder story all while recording live on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcast. Enjoy drinking murder-themed beer while the microphones are opened up so you can have your voice heard on this favorite true-crime podcast. $35/person at the door. Southbound Brewing, 107 E Lathrop Ave.

Friday, October 18

Midnight Masquerade in the Mansion: Don your masks for a momentous night of revelry in the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy for its 200th anniversary! Presented by Telfair’s William Jay Society, this year’s Masquerade in the Mansion brings a unique Savannah theme to the annual soirée: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a celebration of the city’s notorious characters and the novel’s intrigue while masked merrymakers mingle, dance, and explore Telfair’s original building in all its spooky splendor. Starts at 8pm, must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets

Jack the Ripper: Savannah Ballet Theatre presents the Whitechapel area of London in the fall of 1888. Local newspapers called this era the “autumn of terror” due to the serial killer who was hunting women at night. Everyone knows the story of Jack, but what about his victims? Savannah Ballet Theatre’s professional dancers will take you on a journey through the lives of the women deemed ‘the canonical five’. Both performances of this world premiere (October 18 & 19) will feature a meet and greet after the show. (This performance is suggested for kids 13 & up. While the ballet will not be gory, it does feature adult content.) Savannah Cultural Arts Center Tickets

Saturday, October 19

Skidaway Marine Science Day: An afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. FREE Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

2nd Annual Fall Festival: Savannah Bee Company -Check out Local Handmade Goods
-Tie-dye your own Bee Cause t-shirt
-Enjoy kombuchas and cold brews by Fête Chalet
-Snag a picnic table in the garden and enjoy a plate of BowTie Barbecue Co. or an assortment of tacos by Dark Shark – Taco Attack
-Pick out fall plants by Savannah Victory Gardens
-Get your face painted (even if you’re an adult)
-Have fun bouncing in the Bounce House
-Waggle and dance to the sweet tunes of Danielle Hicks and the Resistance
-Catch a buzz at the Mead Bar Savannah Bee Company, 211 Johnny Mercer Blvd

St. Vincent’s Historic Tour of Homes, Gardens & Tea: This year’s Fall Tour of Homes promises to be a fascinating look inside six residences in Savannah’’s Historic District and the original 1845 Convent building. Some of the homes reflect their origins in architectural style, interiors and furnishings, while others offer an exciting, eclectic approach to downtown living. For the first time ever, gardens (4) have been added to the tour .

The centerpiece of the tour is the elegant Tea, which is served on the grounds of the Convent. St. Vincent’’s Academy students will serve a delicate repast of tea, homemade confections, and traditional tea sandwiches. Tour: 10am – 4pm; Tea: 11am – 3pm. Tickets $50/person

Sunday, October 20

Neighborhood Cocktail Contest: B Matthew’s Eatery is hosting a Cocktail Contest featuring Ghost Coast Distillery spirits. Come out and enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and the excitement of watching the ultimate cocktail contest. 3:30 -5:30pm

Maker’s Market Savannah October Market: In the beer garden at Moon River Brewing for another day of sips and shopping! Come out and shop 11 incredible Savannah makers and artists- you’ll recognize some familiar faces from markets past as well as get to meet some newcomers to the Savannah market scene! There will be products ranging from jewelry, leather goods, home goods, bath products, original artwork, photography, candles, apparel, plants and MORE! 12pm – 5pm

Week of October 8 – 14

Openings: Broughton Common (a sister gastro pub to Ordinary Pub) opened Monday, October 7.

Closures: Both Southeast Helicopter Tours and Old City Helicopter Tours have permanently closed.

City Market

October 4 – 26: Living History, Yellow Fever in Savannah: In October the Davenport House Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving through the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, program starts at 7pm and runs for 45 minutes, every Friday and Saturday through October.

Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12: Savannah Greek Festival: Come out and enjoy live entertainment, historic and cultural tours and of course plenty of authentic Greek food at Savannah’s Greek Festival!

Each day there will be food available for pick up through online ordering. Go to savannahgreekfest.com to place orders.

The festival will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts, Greek dancing, church tours, a marketplace for shopping, Greek music and so much more. This three-day festival is a celebration of Greek culture, cuisine, music, and heritage. Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, the festival attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13: Tybee Island Pirate Fest Events will be taking place all across the island as Tybee celebrates its 15th Annual Pirate Festival. Bring your family and your friends to the 15th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Make sure to dress in your finest pirate attire or be ready to shop for some in the Thieves’ Market while there. For a list of events and venues as well as tickets (to include The Buccaneer Ball) please visit www.tybeepiratefest.com.

October 11 – February 16, Telfair Museum’s Newest Exhibit at Jepson Center: Summon the Sea, Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick: Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick examines the work of six contemporary artists—Corey Arnold, Guy Ben-Ner, Patty Chang, Tristin Lowe, Allan Sekula, and Frank Stella—who act as epic storytellers as they respond to, challenge, and celebrate the allegories presented in Melville’s literary classic through large-scale sculpture, photography, prints, and video made since 1985. These artists were selected for the epic nature of their own searching: the bodies of work on view represent a similar tome-like status in each artist’s oeuvre—they were either painstakingly created over multiple years or were executed on an epic scale warranted by a novel like Moby-Dick. These artists’ work encourages dialogue about ecology and nature, economics and industry, human psychology and emotion.

October 12, Savannah Art Walk: Join the art walk for complimentary cocktails and water, kindly provided by Hyatt Regency Savannah, at the 2:00 Welcome Reception where you will receive your map and meet some of the sponsoring artists! Art Walk until 6:00, where you will meet at the DeSoto for more complimentary beverages and a raffle of art and prizes!

Sunday, October 13 – Food Truck Festival: The Savannah Food Truck Festival at Daffin Park is Family Friendly and Kid Friendly. It runs from 11am-6pm. For a list of Food Trucks and Special events visit Food Truck Festival!

Sunday, October 13 – Frogwarts! Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical Harry Potter-themed experience during “Frogwarts” on Sunday, October 13th from 11 am to 3 pm.

This year’s classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures, Quill Writing, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Quidditch. Attendees can also take a ride on our steam locomotive, the Frogwarts Express, or visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Workshops, include Georgia Reptile Society, Snapology of Savannah with Harry Potter LEGO building, Savannah Stage Company with a cast of some favorite Harry Potter Characters. The NASA Solar System Ambassadors will share Astronomy lessons, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More will be on-site creating event themed t-shirts that will be available for purchase, The Lowcountry Turners will be creating unique wooden wands and Leopold’s Ice Cream will be on-site serving Harry Potter inspired sweet treats.

This event is $12 for all participants, ages eighteen months and up. Pre-registration is required at: bit.ly/Frogwarts2019. Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride.

Week of October 1 – 7

OPENINGS: 2 Cracked Eggs – second location now open at 301 West River Street.

Broughton Common, a new gastro pub located at 118 E Broughton St, will open Monday, October 7 (sister pub to Ordinary Pub).

The First African Baptist Church is undergoing some renovations but will still be open for tours – using a side entrance instead of the main entrance.

September 27 – October 3: Driving Miss DaisySparks fly in this groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize winning story by Georgia native, Alfred Uhry, about a decades long relationship between a strong-willed, well-to-do Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, in the Jim Crow south. Set against a backdrop of changing world events between the late 1940s and early ‘70s, what begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.  TICKETS Savannah Repertory Theater

Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5: Moon River Opera presents The Medium – After one of her fraudulent seances becomes a little too real, Madame Flora spirals into paranoia, dragging her daughter and mute ward into what she can only assume to be her dark hallucinations… Or are they? Join Moon River Opera in the beautiful and haunting Green-Meldrim house for a spooky performance you won’t soon forget! TICKETS

Oktoberfest 2019

October 4 – 6 : 2019 Oktoberfest: 36th Annual Oktoberfest on River Street will have Wiener and Almost Wiener Dog Racing, Oompah Dance Music, Stein Races, Keg Rolling Races and a variety of great German cuisines and beers to offer. Of course we will have fantastic artisans join us with live music as well as fun and games, there will be a “Kidz Zone” hosted with community partner, March of Dimes. Come and enjoy a little German flavor on River Street! Friday’s festivities run from 4-11pm; Saturday from 10am-11pm; Sunday from 10am-6pm.

October 4 – 26: Living History, Yellow Fever in Savannah: In October the Davenport House Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving through the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door, program starts at 7pm and runs for 45 minutes, every Friday and Saturday through October.

Friday, October 4

First Friday Open Studio and Cocktail Party: Time to bust out the Wine and Cheeseboards… oh don’t forget the champagne! Cedar House Gallery will be extending its hours till 9PM on October 4th for the First Friday Art March! Gallery and studios are open to the public, artists of Cedar House will be here! 6 – 9pm, Cedar House Gallery, 122 E 36th Street (Part of the First Friday in Starland Art March)

Saturday, October 5

3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Coastal Empire Beer: Coastal Empire will be celebrating Munich’s biggest festival of the year with German inspired craft beer on tap, German style food and lots of games. Guests attending in lederhosen or dirndl get their first pint FREE! 12pm-9pm

Pooler Food Truck Festival and Marketplace: Food truck festival with marketplace vendors, rides and entertainment at the Pooler Stadium, Pooler Recreational Complex next to the West Chatham YMCA, off Pooler Parkway. Eat and Shop till you drop! 11am-6pm

Tribute – A celebration of the Allman Brothers Band: This powerful eight-piece group faithfully recreates the music of one of the finest bands of all time. Since its founding in 2013, Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again. Tybee Post Theater. TICKETS 8-10pm.

Sunday, October 6

Picnic in the Park: Savannah’s largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park (PIP) not only gives Savannah Philharmonic the opportunity to share world-class music to a wide-range of citizens, it also provides an opportunity for them to partner with local schools and colleges, to give students the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment. In addition, the U.S. Army Band performs with the presentation of the US Color Guard and Salute Battalion. Free and open to the public, this event is a true collaboration with the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, local colleges, and several corporate and community partners, as well as the 3rd ID and veteran groups. Schedule of performers. 3pm – 9:15pm

Curator’s Tour – If These Walls Could Talk: Explore William Jay’s life, travels, and most importantly his designs as we celebrate 200 years of William Jay architecture in Savannah. In the three short years between his arrival from England in 1817 to his departure for Charleston in 1820, William Jay changed the face of Savannah. In a time when many Americans sought to distance themselves from European influence and develop a national character of their own, a few, including Richard Richardson, Alexander Telfair, William Scarbrough, and Archibald Stobo Bulloch, still sought the classical elegance of the popular English Regency style. Jay delivered the luxurious showplaces they desired and also elevated Savannah’s civic life with a new theater, a design for the Savannah Branch of the Second Bank of the United States, and a new Customs House. Free with admission to the museum. Call to register: 912-790-8807