I am fortunate enough to work as a concierge in one of the most vibrant cities in the country, Savannah, Georgia. I am completely in love with Savannah and want to share the city with everyone who visits (or lives) here.
Perry Lane Hotel is HAVING A GIVEAWAY!- Win 2 tickets to their Tequila Dinner! . July 24th at 6pm, Join Perry Lane for a cocktail hour along with a meet & greet with Spirits Expert and Global Brand Ambassador, Jesse Estes. Then, head to the private dining room for a 6-course meal, each course paired with cocktails and tastings of various styles of tequila by Tequila Ocho. . To enter: -Follow Perry Lane on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/perrylanehotel/)
Friday, July 2 – Monday, July 5 – Savannah Stars & Stripes Weekend at Plant Riverside District:
Plant Riverside District will host the Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend with family-friendly festivities that are free and open to the public.
The four-day event will offer free live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade as well as food and drink options for all ages. Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky directly across from Plant Riverside District on Sunday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Open seating on the riverwalk will also be available for the inaugural Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade, with the official judging in Montgomery Park on Sunday, July 4 from 3-5 p.m.
Additional highlights include A Red, White & Blue Spectacular circus show featuring awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Plant Riverside District will also present a nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Show with themed music and stunning patriotic displays.
Freedom Floats Boat Parade
This year on July 4th, freedom-loving boaters will celebrate independence day with an All-American Boat Parade presented by Freedom Boat Club – passing the official judging at Plant Riverside between 3:30 and 5 p.m. American flag-cladded vessels will set sail on Independence Day starting at Elba Island at 3pm then head across the river to the Official Judging and Celebration at Plant Riverside District. Organized by Savannah Waterfront Association.
Independence Day Fireworks Show
Savannah’s Waterfront has announced they will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 4th at 9:15 pm.
“There’s always a reason to come down to Savannah’s Waterfront, but we are especially excited about this show as it’s the first event we’ve hosted in over a year,” said Julie Musselman, Executive Director. “Fireworks shows are always the highlight of July 4th, and we are thrilled to bring this free event to our community.”
As we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the show is not only entertaining but also symbolic of our freedom in the United States. There will be several opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on Savannah’s Waterfront, including live entertainment at Plant Riverside District, dinner and drink specials at many waterfront restaurants, and the Freedom Floats boat parade. Merchants are looking forward to having spectators enjoy the many shopping and dining options along the waterfront over the holiday weekend.
On July 4th, the City of Savannah will be offering a flat rate of $5 parking in city garages and the Savannah Convention Center will offer $5 self-parking. Note that parking at the Savannah Convention Center is limited due to construction and the building will not be open. Spectators on the waterfront are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets; however, coolers are discouraged.
Tybee Island Fireworks
Join us for Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee Island’s busiest days of the year. The independence day fireworks go off with a bang at dark, which is between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.
SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM TO HOST FREE JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) is hosting a Juneteenth community celebration to honor the past and embrace the future from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at the museum grounds located at 201 E. 37th St., Savannah12:00 pm – 4:00 pmSavannah African Art Museum, 201 E. 37th Street Savannah, GA 31401
The Savannah Repertory Theatre is relocating!!! They are currently remodeling the former Southern Motors Acura Dealership building on the corner of Broughton and Habersham. Will keep you updated on this when we have more information regarding an opening date.
Broughton Market is also relocating. They will still be on Brought Street but are moving into a much larger space and will be able to offer two floors of liquor, wine and beer. YES, liquor!!! They plan to start offering tastings at some point in the near future as well. Stay tuned.
Sunday, June 20
Phil the Garden: On Sunday, June 20th, “Phil the Garden” at Trustees’ Garden, a celebratory concert event is perfect for the whole family. Food trucks, a station where kids (or kids at heart) can create their own instruments, and a concert full of classical hits with Keitaro Harada leading the full orchestra. The pre-concert activities start at 5:30 p.m. followed by a one-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 27
Fundraiser – Tails and Ales Festival @ Starland Yard:
The first ever Tails & Ales Festival! Presented by the Humane Society For Greater Savannah and Sponsored by Bentleys Pet Stuff. With the purchase of a special Ales & Tails cup guests will be able to drink at 50% off from each participating businesses Ales & Tails drink menu! Discounted drinks are unlimited with the use of a Ales & Tails cup. Hours vary for each participating business and can be found here. Cups are $20 each and must be picked up by the participant – I.D. is required when picking up your cup. Cups can be picked up at Starland Yard from the Humane Society.
A summer evening filled with tunes from around the world. From Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C major and Georgia On My Mind, to ending the program with a tango – You’ll be off your seat and dancing in the street! Allare welcome to attend this free concert — no ticket or RSVP required.
Tour name: Rock 106.1 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Rock 106.1’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert in part with Connect Savannah are bringing live rock back to the Coastal Empire July 3rd, 2021! Five bands on one stage! This show will be one for the ages so do not miss out on your chance to escape the indoors and get outside for some pure rock and entertainment.
Location: Trustees’ Gardens at the Kehoe Iron Works in Downtown Savannah, GA Time: Doors open at 12 noon.
Join Plant Riverside District on this special Memorial Day Weekend to commemorate, honor, and celebrate the lives of those we love and miss. Memorial Day festivities include everything we love about the season: live music, a delicious Grill Menu, Savannah Cirque performances, a Salute to the Armed Forces Fountain Show, and so much more. *The event will be held from 5/28 – 5/31 with live music beginning at 1 PM daily.
We’ve all heard that Savannah is supposed to be the most haunted city in the country. People travel from all around the globe to come here for the history, the scenery, the food and yes, for the hauntings. They love going on ghost tours and true believers leave the city with tales of their ghostly adventures.
Am I a believer? Let’s just say I approach the subject with a healthy skepticism. BUT… Recently I have been finding pennies – and not just a few. I find pennies every time I go out for a walk. Typically I just leave them lying there but today when I went for my morning stroll around a portion of the historic district, pennies were everywhere. If you listen to the legend and lore of the spirit world, you know that spirits leave pennies in your path to let you know they are there watching over you.
I spotted the first one and just smiled as I thought about how pennies are supposed to be placed there by a spirit. Then about 10 feet further up, there was another one. I stopped and took a picture of the second one and backtracked to get a picture of the first one. I then decided that if I saw another one, I would stop and pick it up. I rounded the corner and walked several feet, and sure enough, there was another penny. I was absolutely amazed. I did pick this one up and the feeling I might not be alone on my walk grew a little more intense. Another few feet and there were two more pennies. I gathered these up as well. So a total of five pennies in one short walk around Reynolds Square and the adjacent block. Things that make you go “hmmmmm!”
So I headed back to my desk and decided to write this blog post. While writing a co-worker stopped by to chat. I was telling him about the pennies I had found and the story associated with pennies in general. He laughed at me and the story but then a guest entered the hotel and as she looked up to say hi to both of us, she dropped a penny. It appeared to actually jump out of her pocket…
But why pennies? There are so many other coins to choose from — nickels, dimes, quarters — that are circulated just as much if not more than pennies, but we don’t seem to find these silver-colored coins randomly lying around. Copper — the metal of which pennies are made up — is considered a conductor and apparently relatively easy to be manipulated by a spirit. Copper is a conductor for electromagnetic fields, which are said to be emitted by spirits.
Dowsing — a type of divination used to locate water, buried metals or elements, oil, gravesites and many other materials or items — is sometimes done using rods (divining rods) or other conductive metals such as iron.
Dating back to the 15th century, dowsing rods have also been used to communicate with spirits.
In those early days, dowsing was thought to be an act of occultism and satanic.
However, in paranormal investigations, the theory is that the rods act as a conductor of hidden energy sources and that spirits reside within these fields and draw upon the energy to manifest themselves.
Because spirits are thought to be connected to energy fields, they could, in theory, manipulate the rods in response to “yes” or “no” questions.
Dowsing rods are embedded into handles which are held firmly in each hand. The rods are free to swivel in response to elements, running water or spirit interaction.
Based on the thought that copper is easily manipulated by those in the spirit world, it makes sense that ghosts could leave pennies behind as they travel through our world.
So, the next time you visit Savannah look for pennies, open your mind and let yourself hold on to the hope that it could be a gift from beyond.
The festival’s much-anticipated 2021 Spring Season will take place May 23-30, featuring a lineup of acclaimed classical, jazz and American roots music artists. Most of the in-person events are sold out; however, here is a list of livestream events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home with friends – no driving involved so enjoy an adult beverage as well!
The festival’s return to live, in-person performances will showcase nine high-quality concerts defined by a strong commitment to safety at two historic venues: the Metal Building at Trustees’ Garden, 660 E. Broughton St., and Trinity United Methodist Church, 127 Barnard St. on Telfair Square. All live performances will be held in limited-capacity settings with face masks and social distancing required.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. and be available for purchase online at savannahmusicfestival.org or by phone at the Savannah Box Office by calling 912.525.5050. Discounts are available for Chatham County residents, senior citizens, military personnel as well as students and educators. With limited capacity seating at performance venues, tickets for the Spring Season are expected to sell out quickly. A select number of concerts will also offer live stream tickets, so as many patrons as possible can safely enjoy this season’s diverse lineup.
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.
Baby Shark Live! Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Arena – Savannah Civic Center
Exclusive Pre-sale Ticket Offer
Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends! Some of the hit songs include, BabyShark, Five Little Monkeys, Wheels On The Bus, Jungle Boogie, and Monkey Banana Dance!
Purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public with this exclusive pre-sale offer!
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