April Showers Bring Savannah Flowers!

Festivals will be in full bloom this Spring.  Visit Savannah for some our favorites!

Savannah Music Festival, March 23-April 8 2017. The largest music festival in Georgia, with over 100 artists giving concerts and performances at various Savannah locations. Ticket purchase required. More details

River Street Art Fest, date TBC. Annual arts festival on River Street. Usually in early April. Free event. More details

Savannah Tattoo Festival, April 7-9 2017. Tattoo art festival with music, entertainment and 150+ artists/vendors, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Ticket purchase required. More details

Siege of Fort Pulaski Living History Weekend, dates TBC. Living history programs commemorating the Civil War Battle of Fort Pulaski. Usually in mid April. More details

Earth Day Festival, April 15 2017. Environment-focused event in Forsyth Park with exhibits and workshops, children’s activities, music and food. More details

Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, April 21-22 2017. A celebration of Asian cultures, with music, dance and food, at the Armstrong State University campus. Free admission. More details

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah 2017

St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is one of the mot celebrated events of the year!  People flock to Savannah from around the world to take part in a number of festivities and celebrations, which the official kick-off on Friday, March 17th with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.   Parade step off starts at 10:15 am.   Join the fun at this exciting display of spirited floats, cars, bands, and performers in Downtown Savannah. To view the official 2017 Parade Route, click here.

From pub crawls and live music and many of the local bars to family-friendly activities, there’s plenty to see and do in Savannah this St. Patrick’s Day.

Top ‘O the Mornin’ Run – Friday, March 17, 2017 | 6 a.m.

Start the day off with a little exercise on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route before the crowds come in.   Registration is not required for this FREE event.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival – March 16-18, 2017 

Enjoy the sights and sounds all weekend long on River Street.   Restaurants, bars, beer and food vendors line the street with all kinds of green goodies. The music starts early in the day and keeps going all night across the multiple stages set up downtown, and by sunset, just about every inch of the street will be filled with people celebrating.

Kilt and Color Run – March 18, 2017 | 8 a.m.

Come clean and leave green at this family-friendly St. Patrick’s run fest featuring a timed, clean 5k, free kid’s 1/2 mile powder run and 5k fun run at the Hutchinson Island Race Track. Registration is $15-$30 for adults and $5-$15 for children.

However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we hope you enjoy yourselves and may the luck of the Irish be with you always!

Lucky in Savannah this St. Patrick’s Day

There’s plenty to do and see in Savannah over St. Patrick’s Day week.  From parades and pub crawls, everyone is a little bit Irish on March 17.   To kick-off the season, Savannah’s Irish Festival returns February 17 – 19, followed by Rockin’ Road to Dublin on February 26.

For those visiting early March, join us for the Greening of the Fountain, the March of Dimes Shamrock Run and the Irish Heritage Dance on the 10th.  Looking to top it off with an ole’ fashioned pub crawl, come on out on March 11th for the annual St. Practice Day Bar Crawl!  St. Patrick’s week is jam-packed with daily events for friends, families, the wee ones and those young at heart.  You’re sure to have a  lucky good time this St. Patrick’s week in Savannah.

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Savannah Film Festival

October 24 – 31, 2015

One of the few film festivals founded by an arts college, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival showcases the very best in independent filmmaking, from feature-length films to two-minute shorts, running the gamut of cinematic creativity. Feature length films with compelling stories and shorts with an innovative approaches keep audiences engaged and hungry for more.

The Savannah Film Festival was founded and is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring film industry talent and expertise to the students of SCAD and the greater Savannah community, in a relaxed environment that promotes education and a spirit of collaboration.

The festival enters its 18th year with expanded shorts programming, additional slots for narrative and documentary features, and expanded international programming, in its continued pursuit of showcasing excellence in film making, while offering a diverse and enriching experience for the more than 40,000 attendees.

The Savannah Film Festival supports the spirit of independent film making by offering emerging talents a reprieve from the huge number of submission fees they face in their quest for exposure. The festival waives submission fees for student films until March 15th, yearly. Animated shorts are also afforded a window of waived submission fees until April 1st. Waivers for other categories are granted by invitation only.

The beautifully restored Trustees Theater, built in 1946 in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, and part of the SCAD campus since 1998, is the premier venue for the festival, with a seating capacity of more than 1,100. Around the corner is the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, built in 1926, and serving as the companion festival theater, also seating close to 1,200. Both theaters feature Sony 4K digital projection, Spectral 240 silver screens for pristine 2D/3D imagery, as well as 35mm projection, and RealD 3D capabilities at the Trustees Theater, projected by one of the top teams in film festival projection around the globe.

In addition to the competition films, the festival also screens award-winning studio releases ahead of their theatrical run. The festival honors leaders in the film industry, from directors and producers to actors, screenwriters, entertainment journalists and editors, before the evening gala screenings. Previous festival honorees include Alexander Payne, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Matt Bomer, Gena Rowlands, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, John Goodman, Matt Dillon, Stan Lee, Diane Lane, Lily Tomlin, Oliver Stone, Ray Liotta, James Marsden, Aaron Eckhart, Geoffrey Fletcher, Ellen Barkin, Liam Neeson, Miles Teller, Sir Ian McKellen, Isabella Rossellini, Patricia Clarkson, Charlie Rose, the Redgraves, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Arthur Penn, Emmy Rossum, Michael Douglas, Milos Foreman, Brett Ratner, John Sayles, Roger Ebert, Kathleen Turner, Norm Jewison, Sidney Lumet, Peter O’Toole, Debbie Reynolds, and Malcolm McDowell, just to name a few.

Savannah becomes a film lover’s paradise during this week long event, with plenty of opportunities to take in the sights of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The festival offers a series of morning workshops, informal coffee talks, with daytime and evening showings of narrative, animated and feature films. Master classes workshops are presented by industry insiders who give pointers on everything from special effects to selling a film. Filmmakers selected for competition are treated to unparalleled hospitality, from flights and accommodations, to panel discussion participation and engaging networking opportunities

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Experience Music at its Finest at the Savannah Jazz Festival

If you are a music lover or someone who is looking for a fun, cultural experience, the Savannah Jazz Festival is a must. A Savannah GA staple for more than 30 years, the jazz festival offers incredible music acts and a memorable weekend in the city.

Taking place September 21st through September 27th, this free festival offers an entire week of incredible musical performances, fun activities and a cultural experience you will never forget. Located in beautiful Forsyth Park, the jazz festival attracts thousands of picnic-toting concert-goers night after night. Read more

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Five of the Best Summer Festivals to Celebrate Savannah GA Tourism

Savannah has plenty to offer tourists throughout the year. During the summer, the city hosts a number of food festivals and cultural events – another good reason to dapple in Savannah GA tourism this summer!

River Street Seafood Fest 

One of the most popular Savannah GA tourism events is the River Street Seafood Fest. Located on the banks of the broad Savannah River, the town is known for its fresh fish and seafood. Restaurants combine the freshest seafood in their southern cuisine specialties making Savannah an attractive destination for foodies, especially during the seafood festival. Read more

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Attend the Runway Show in Forsyth Park during Savannah Fashion Week

Savannah is famous for its history, architecture and high-end restaurants but it is also a mecca for fashion. Fun-loving fashionistas can enjoy a pleasant getaway or vacation in the historic city of Savannah, GA and participate in their favourite pastime during Savannah Fashion Week. This annual show features a collection of independent boutiques and local designers hosting a series of events in late April/early May. Read more

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Three Tips to Help Your Corporate Retreat Planning Go Smoothly

Corporate retreat planning can be stressful, as you are in charge of planning a much-needed getaway for a group of people who are depending on you. Finding the perfect combination of a professional space and location that will actually feel like a mini vacation can be difficult, which is where Luxury Living Properties comes in.

Located throughout the charming city of Savannah, we have beautifully remodeled and restored a handful of historic mansions that would be perfect for your company retreat. Each individual house offers eclectic amenities and its own style that is sure to win your employees and co-workers over. Nestled in the historic district of Savannah, all of our properties have large rooms with picturesque views, spacious living spaces perfect for chatting amongst yourselves and rooms that are ideal for business meetings. Read more

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Savannah GA Events: Christmas on the River Dec. 5-6, 2014

If you are looking to celebrate Savannah, GA events during the holiday season to make your getaway both festive and fun, you won’t be disappointed by Christmas on the River.

Taking place December 5th and 6th this year, Christmas on the River is a wonderful annual event and a favorite to locals and tourists alike. This holiday celebration will be located at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza and is put on by the Savannah Waterfront Association. Expect both the plaza and the entire city of Savannah to come alive with local arts and crafts vendors selling tons of great holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and more. Read more

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Spend the Holidays in Savannah with these Fantastic Events

It is never too early to start planning your Christmas vacation, especially if it means you will be visiting Savannah. The city is filled with awesome events and activities throughout the holiday season, making your Christmas getaway that much more anticipated.

If you are looking to see incredible architecture and a community that comes together in celebration of everything Christmas represents, you won’t be disappointed with what Savannah has to offer. You will find plenty to keep you busy and in the holiday spirit if visiting the Southern city in December. There are also numerous showings of “A Christmas Tradition” at the Savannah Theatre, numerous listings for the Savannah Philharmonic Family Holiday Pops performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a Christmas celebration on Savannah’s waterfront and a Holiday Open House at the City Market, to name a few.

Needless to say, spending the holiday season and Christmas specifically in Savannah GA will leave you full of holiday joy; there will be no shortage of things to do to keep you in good spirits. Below you will find information on some of Savannah’s largest traditional holiday events to help you better plan your Christmas getaway to the charming coastal city.
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