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.
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.