July Happenings

PSA: Please note that starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, it is mandatory that everyone wear a mask while in public spaces in Savannah. Stay Safe, Y’all!

Mondays in July

I Pledge For Ice Cream at Leopold’s on Broughton Street. Kickoff is Wednesday, July 1 from 4 – 7pm. Any child age 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) that can recite the pledge of allegiance will receive a free child’s size scoop of ice cream. Happens every Monday throughout July from 4 – 7pm.

This is a National event that was started by Stratton Leopold to reward children for their patriotism.

Telfair Museums

The Telfair Museums are back open with hours of operation from 10am – 5pm Thursday through Monday. The current exhibit at the Jepson Center is “Collecting Impressionism”. This exhibit will run through January 2021.

In this exhibition, Telfair Museum digs deep into its more than 7,000-work permanent collection to reveal some of the most striking examples of American, German, and French Impressionism in the United States. Collecting Impressionism: Telfair’s Modern Vision traces the early 20th-century footsteps of noted Telfair art advisor Gari Melchers (1860–1932) as he traveled the country and the globe identifying remarkable examples of the avant- garde art movement and giving them a permanent home in Savannah. His prescient collecting decisions laid the groundwork for one of the most important and beloved parts of Telfair’s collection.

Saturday, July 4th

Bonaventure After Hours: Savannah’s ONLY After Hours Cemetery Tour! Mature Audiences Only! A very special After Hours conducted by storyist, author, filmmaker and Bard of Bonaventure, Shannon Scott. Scott’s specialty is revealing the hidden for his guests from the layers and legions of secret society topics, to root doctor ritual work, gangsters, bootleggers, murderous lovers and other clandestine story gems that Scott defines as ‘the taboo tales’ of Bonaventure.  SAVE $10 @ Checkout Time by using CODE: BONA2020 Tout time: 5pm – 8pm Tickets

Savannah Firecracker 5000: This July 4th enjoy a unique event celebrating independence day. We are running RWB style, carrying the American flag. We are purchasing 100 American flags for you to run with which should create an amazing image.

  • Friday Packet Pickup at Howe 2 Run
  • Saturday 7:30 am to 8:00 starting times will be assigned

What is included:

  1. We will let you borrow an American flag to run with for the first 100 who need one
  2. Shirt
  3. Free Photos
  4. Finish Line Food
  5. Time Trial Style event with suggested start times from 7:30 am to 8:00 am

Pricing: $25 with the option to purchase your flag for $30 which will go to support local veterans.

How 2 Run, 11 Gateway Blvd S, Suite #54 Phone: 912-920-3437

Saturday, July 25

Savannah Carnaval 2020: 2nd Annual Savannah Carnaval! Experience over 10 acts of brazilian-inspired entertainment; compete in competitive flip cup, connect four, hook & ring, and rock, paper, scissors; get your picture taken with real-life mermaids; enjoy complimentary food & beverage; perfect your dance moves to salsa, merengue & bachata; witness unbelievable acrobatics; and more!

As a fundraiser for local charity, SD Gunner Fund, your ticket and night-of-purchases benefit our local community through the training and care of service dogs which assist our veterans, exceptional children and first responders.

Tickets: $45 – $80

Week of Feb 26 – Mar 3

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown. Ships of the Sea Museum – regular rates apply.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 10 – March 31

WW LAW’S NEGRO HERITAGE TRAIL: Westley Wallace Law (1923-2002) was born in Savannah, Georgia, in an era of great inequality and social injustice. He earned a modest income as a postman and would become an icon of civil rights as a historian, teacher, preservationist and an inspiring presence in the community. This display sheds light on a unique aspect of Law’s legacy, with documents and images capturing the inception and early years of the Negro Heritage Trail in historic Savannah. Law designed the tour to support the King Tisdell Cottage which he saved from demolition, throwing Savannah into the national spotlight along with major cities such as Washington and New York to offer a guided black heritage tour. Massie Heritage Center – hours and pricing

February 28 – March 1

2020 Southern Women’s Show: The 17th annual Southern Women’s Show is Savannah’s favorite event for women! Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love! TICKETS

February 28 – March 8

SAVANNAH REPERTORY THEATRE – Vanya, Sonia, Mash & Spike

Written by Christopher Durang and Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their moviestar sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. TICKETS Details & Info

Charity Event, Thur, Feb 27

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – BENEFITING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present its Second Annual Royal Flush Casino Night on Thursday, Feb. 27, benefiting the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.

The casino-themed party will take place at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., and will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music by the Mainstreet Dance Band and complimentary casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune. Individual tickets for the event are $60; tickets for couples are $90. The tables will open promptly at 7 p.m.

Each guest will receive $15,000 in “funny-money” chips when they arrive. Additional chips may be purchased throughout the evening as guests will be able to put their chips towards raffle tickets for a drawing to win prizes worth more than $15,000, including $2,000 in cash. The greater a guest’s winnings, the more tickets they may contribute to the drawings. TICKETS

February 27, 28 & 29

SAVANNAH COMEDY FEST: Friends and Lovers of Comedy and Front Porch Improv: We’re presenting the 4th Annual Savannah Comedy Fest which is a three-day festival featuring 14 comedy acts from 11 different cities all over the US bringing the best comedy in the country to our own Front Porch in Savannah. All taking place at our brand new theatre space on Victory Drive. We’re excited to be back for what promises to be the biggest & best, most hilarious fest yet! TICKETS

Friday, February 28

U.S. NAVY BAND: The United States Navy Band touring show is quite the musical feast for the eyes and ears, featuring not one, not two, but THREE of their renowned ensembles direct from Washington, D.C! In addition to the world-renowned Concert Band, their wonderful Sea Chanters Chorus and the electrifying Cruisers’ popular music group will also be performing live in this all-new show that will have something for the whole family. Our national tour initiative provides us the opportunity to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that may not see the great things that America’s Navy’s is doing out in the fleet on a regular basis. As always, the show will be free and open to the public, but advance tickets may be required. Armstrong State University, 7:30 – 9:30pm

OH MY STARS! AN ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: Come see things through a different lens! Fort Pulaski National Monument is excited to host the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association Savannah Astronomy, a local astronomy club, who will have telescopes of all sizes for you to observe the night sky from the darkness of Cockspur Island. The event will be held Friday, February 28th from 6:30-8:30 PM. There will be no charge for this event. Gates will close for entry promptly at 7:30 PM and further entry into the park will not be permitted. Please direct any questions to margo_blewett@nps.gov.

Saturday, February 29

SEUSS FEST: On Saturday, February 29th, local families are invited to celebrate the fun and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character in honor of the children’s book author, who would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2nd. Museum educators and community partners will be providing fun and educational Seuss-themed activities throughout the day. 10am – 3pm. Regular Museum rates apply ($8 per person).

2nd Annual SLAM
Savannah Local Artist Market
Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 3000 Bee Road
10am – 5pm FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

Festival of St Patrick

SAVANNAH’S WATERFRONT ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR 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 https://savannahswaterfront.com/festival-of-st-patrick/.

“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 savannahswaterfront.com, email us at hello@savannahswaterfront.com or call 912-234-0295

Week of February 19 – 25

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 1 – 23

SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The festival presents activities for every age and interest this is an annual event based in Savannah, Georgia.  Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances,  national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. Details and Info:

February 18 – 20

SCAD deFINE ART 2020: SCAD celebrates its annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures, and performances. Taking place Feb. 18-20 at university locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, SCAD deFINE ART recognizes emerging and established artists and visionaries. Schedule of events.

Friday, February 21

10th Annual CHEFS AND CHOCOLATE: Indulge in the savory and sweetness as Urban Hope hosts its 10th Annual Taste of Hope: Chefs and Chocolates.

This decadent event will have food tastings from local Chefs and Bakers: Chef Nick Mueller & Company, Current Catering, Zunzi’s Takeout & Catering, JThomas Kitchen, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Vanilla & The Bean, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Marché de Macarons, Gigi’s Cupcakes – Savannah, River Street Sweets, Savannah Square Pops, Baker’s Pride Bakery.

Attendees will enjoy live music by James Lee Smith Entertainment. Guests can also partake in our Wine Pull, Live Auction, and Raffle Packages.

All proceeds from the Chefs and Chocolates event will benefit Urban Hope, Savannah’s inner-city ministry to children.

Individual Ticket cost: $60

GEORGIA HISTORY FEXTIVAL’S GEORGIA DAY PARADE: As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, we invite you to enjoy as students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event. Bull Street 10:45am

Saturday, February 22

TICKETS

IRISH INSPIRED DINNER WITH CABERET: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early a specialty Irish inspired dinner at Emporium with purchase of the cabaret show, “Sip, Savor, and Sláinte.” Perry Lane Hotel invites you to an evening of music and festive libations as you are whisked away to the Emerald Isles. American Traditions Finalist and local favorite Roger Moss hosts Sip, Savor and Sláinte, a Celtic twist on his popular cabaret series. Joined by an original member of Celtic women, Chloë Agnew. This internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland will make this cabaret night unforgettable.

Reservations are required – Prix Frixe Menu served at 5 and 5:30; Cabaret starts at 7pm.

BOOZY BRUNCH AT THE GROVE: Saturday from 12 – 4pm. On the rooftop and Blue Lounge; Bottomless Mimosas and music included. TICKETS: $40

TYBEE ISLAND MARDI GRAS PARADE: From noon until 6pm. Details

Sunday, February 23

Georgia Bridal Show: Head to the Georgia Bridal Show for fun, excitement, samples, wedding planning, and see the famous fashion show!

**Use the promo code: FBFAN to save $5 per ticket at www.GeorgiaBridalShow.com!!

Your dream wedding begins here! You’ve been online searching wedding ideas and trends. Now it’s time to see all of this come to life at the Georgia Bridal Show! Don’t leave your dream wedding to chance…Meet face to face with wedding professionals, and find everything you need in one place and in one day!

BONUS EDITION FEB 2020

2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: January 31 – Savannah Cultural Arts Center, 7 pm, $10 (cash) at the door. Cinema Savannah’s founder started the special screenings to give people a chance to see artistic works that would not normally make an appearance in Savannah theaters. Tonight’s event will showcase some of the nominees from the Animation, Live Action, and Documentary Short Film categories. Dr. Tomasz Warchol, the literary and film teacher who founded the cinema program, said he hopes people will walk away from tonight’s special screening with more than the experience of seeing the art-house titles on a big screen.

February 1 – 29

POTABLE GOLD: SAVANNAH’S MADEIRA TRADITION: Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. See the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests. $22

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2020. PROGRAM DATES: February 1, 7, 8, 14 (only at 7:30 p.m.), 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

An extra presentation will be presented at 7:30 p.m. if the 5:30 p.m. session sell-out on February 15, 21 & 22

Week of Jan 29 – Feb 4

CLOSINGS: Savannah’s Distillery Ale House will permanently close February 1st.

Tour of Churches

Veritas Academy and Genteel & Bard present the Annual Tour Of Churches – February 8: Make your reservations now for this 3-hour annual tour that is sure to sell out. This guided walking tour is an exploration of some of Savannah’s most visually stunning and historically significant churches, some over two centuries old. Led by local architects and historians, guests will enjoy an exclusive afternoon of fun and discovery, topped off by a hot chocolate reception.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Savannah

Churches on this Year’s Tour:

*Wesley Monumental UMC (built in 1878)

*The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (built in 1780)

*St. John’s Episcopal Church (built in 1853)

*Lutheran Church of the Ascension (built in 1879)

*The Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah (built in 1819)

TICKETS Starts at 1pm.

January 23 – February 1

Tybee Restaurant Week: Tybee Island will be celebrating its Restaurant Week once again January 23-February 1, 2020. Every restaurant participating will offer a three-course meal from a prix fixe dinner menu for only $20-30. The prix fixe menu will include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Tybee restaurants offer a diverse range of island fare, so be sure to eat well and eat often. There are no tickets, passes or coupons required. You can eat wherever you like, whenever you like! DETAILS

January 25 – February 2


The Savannah Theatre cast and band recreate the timeless sound of the most influential band of the 20th century. Not an impersonation, but a tribute to the songs. You pick which ones. If you love the music, you’ll love the show!

January 31 – February 9

10 Days of Deliciousness!!! DETAILS

January 28 – April 26

Beauty at the Intersection of Light and Decay: The works of photographer Stephen Morton. A nationally recognized photojournalist and official photographer for the Port of Savannah, Stephen Morton is accomplished at capturing candid and honest moments of realism. For “My Still and Quiet Voices” Stephen expands his view into the abstract, transporting the viewer on an unexpected exploration of the port’s “industrial landscape,” and into the splendor of the known and unknown.

TUES – SUN: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

​OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE ADMISSION

February 1 – 23

SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The festival presents activities for every age and interest this is an annual event based in Savannah, Georgia.  Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre, dance performances,  national and regional recording artists, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, the W.W. Law Lecture Series, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. Details and Info:

Thursday, January 30

Arts Across the River: Experience a taste of Savannah culture with new artwork from 30+local artists. Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music from Kimberly Gunn, and shopping opportunities with booths from numerous vendors. The majority of
artists will be on-site to interact with guests and featured artist and Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) professor Amiri Farris will be completing his artwork installation live as well as providing an artist talk about his process and work.

WHAT: Arts Across the River
WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Savannah Convention Center, 1 International Drive, Savannah, GA 31421
WHO: This event is free and open to the public!

SIP, SHOP, SPA: The Heavenly Spa by Westin at Savannah Harbor invites you to enjoy an amazing night of self-care.Come out for our Sip, Shop, Spa Night January 30th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The night includes champagne, hors d’oeuvre, 20% off all retail purchases, special gift certificate offers, complimentary mini massages, mini facials, and much more! A $25 registration fee secures your place and will go toward any retail purchase. TICKETS

Saturday, February 1

Drain The Taps: Say Good Bye to the Distillery! The Volen family has made so many friends because of the Distillery. We want to share this last day with the friends we have met over the years, the employees that have turned into family, and the people who have made wonderful memories through our business. Limited menu but the DEEP FRIED MOON PIES will be flowing. #kicksomekegs

TRAVIS TRITT: An evening with Travis Tritt at the Lucas Theater. “Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

Week of January 22 – 27

CLOSINGS: Savannah’s Distillery Ale House will permanently close February 1st.

Tour of Churches

Veritas Academy and Genteel & Bard present the Annual Tour Of Churches – February 8: Make your reservations now for this 3-hour annual tour that is sure to sell out. This guided walking tour is an exploration of some of Savannah’s most visually stunning and historically significant churches, some over two centuries old. Led by local architects and historians, guests will enjoy an exclusive afternoon of fun and discovery, topped off by a hot chocolate reception.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Savannah

Churches on this Year’s Tour:

*Wesley Monumental UMC (built in 1878)

*The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (built in 1780)

*St. John’s Episcopal Church (built in 1853)

*Lutheran Church of the Ascension (built in 1879)

*The Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah (built in 1819)

TICKETS Starts at 1pm.

Sunday, February 9; 1 – 4pm

Wednesday, Jan 22 – Friday, Jan 24

Tour the Coast Guard, Cutter Seneca: The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca will offer free public tours in Savannah starting Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to a USCG announcement issued Tuesday afternoon. The Seneca will be moored in downtown Savannah and is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Jan. 22-24.

January 23 – 25

Mountain Film on Tour: Returns to Savannah for its 11th annual film festival on January 23-25, 2020. A weekend full of thrilling, thought-provoking, and inspirational documentary films. In addition to the amazing lineup of documentary films, there will be a Coffee & Conversation with film guests and a bike ride through historic Savannah. Both events are FREE (with any ticket purchase) and fun! TICKETS Trustees Theater

January 22 – 26

Pulse Art & Technology Festival: Telfair Museums continues to lead the conversation in art and technology with its 13th installment of the PULSE Art Technology Festival. This year, the festival will take place from January 23-26 at Telfair’s Jepson Center. PULSE 2020 showcases artists and creatives who demonstrate how technology can either work against us or help us solve global problems. The multi-day event invites individuals of all ages to enjoy exciting exhibitions, screenings, lectures, workshops, and educational events. The exhibition Machines of Futility features interactive works that question technology’s usefulness, while installations in the museum’s TechSpace titled Second Nature connect virtual and augmented reality, and games with the natural world.

Pricing: PULSE Art Technology Festival is free* to museum members, students with valid ID, or with museum admission.
*Does not include opening lecture and reception on January 23 which are free to museum members or $8 for non-members.

January 23 – February 1

Tybee Restaurant Week: Tybee Island will be celebrating its Restaurant Week once again January 23-February 1, 2020. Every restaurant participating will offer a three-course meal from a prix fixe dinner menu for only $20-30. The prix fixe menu will include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Tybee restaurants offer a diverse range of island fare, so be sure to eat well and eat often. There are no tickets, passes or coupons required. You can eat wherever you like, whenever you like! DETAILS

Saturday, Jan 25 – Sunday, Feb 2

The Savannah Theatre cast and band recreate the timeless sound of the most influential band of the 20th century. Not an impersonation, but a tribute to the songs. You pick which ones. If you love the music, you’ll love the show!

Saturday, January 25

2020 Night at the Museum: The annual event takes visitors through night guard training and then on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Guests will be able to interact with historic characters from Savannah History Museum’s exhibits as they appear to magically come to life. This year’s characters include: Casimir Pulaski, Alida Harper-Fowlkes, Susie King Taylor, and many more! The event consists of a 90-minute interactive program in the museum. Guests will have the option to choose from two time slots for the program: 5 pm to 6:30 pm or 6:30 to 8 pm.

Open Fire Cooking Workshop: Enjoy a five course meal that you have prepared throughout the day, along with learning such things as choosing and caring for cast iron cookware, various cooking techniques, fire wood selection and curing, recipes and more.

This workshop will be open to anyone 12 years and older, but register early, space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants: Adults $35; Children ages 12-17 $20

Either stop by Oatland Islands Main Building Welcome Desk or call (912) 395-1502 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, January 26

ZUNZIFEST: Zunzi’s, a favorite spot for South African-inspired fare in Savannah, loves its customers, team, and community. And to prove it, the restaurant is celebrating by saying “thank you” with Zunzifest — the mother of all appreciation events – at both locations on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. During Zunzifest, guests will enjoy a signature Conquistador sandwich—crusty French bread topped with baked chicken, Romaine lettuce, tomato, and Zunzi’s sauce and dressing—for free. The Conquistador was recently named the best sandwich in Georgia by People magazine and the online restaurant guide The Infatuation. To serve as many fans as possible, the restaurant will only serve the Conquistador and the Rising Sun (vegan option), along with chips, drinks, cookies, sauces and retail items for purchase.

DRAGTASTIC – A Drag Brunch Experience: Ghost Coast Distillery, FULL on BIRD, and Jordan Sophia Alexander present Dragtastic; Savannah’s first drag brunch experience! The theme for the show is “Adventures Around The World”.Ticket cost ($30) includes top-notch performance and food provided by Full. Ghost Coast will feature specialty brunch cocktails to pair with your dragtastic brunch! Ages 21+ event. (Pooler location) 1 – 4pm.

Cousin’s Maine Lobster: As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Cousins Maine Lobster will be heading to Savannah at Coastal Empire Beer Co. on Sunday, January 26 from 1-5 pm for a taste of Maine in the south.

Cousin’s Maine Lobster

Tuesday, January 28

The Eighth Air Force’s Birthday: National Museum of the Might Eighth, 11am – 2:30. Details and events schedule All events are free – register ahead of time for lunch (lunch $10).

Week of December 25 – 31

***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.

OPENINGS: Joe’s at the Jepson is now open. Joe’s is a new cafe experience located inside the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center and offers a fusion of relaxed dining and casual gourmet cuisine through an evolving artisanal menu inspired by the museum’s permanent collections and rotating exhibitions. Accessible without an admission ticket, the cafe invites you in to gather, dine, and drink.

CLOSURES: After 39 years of serving Savannah, Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub will permanently close its door January 1. Going out in style, they are hosting a blowout party for New Year’s Eve. General admission is $20 (cash only) at the door with a limited number of reserved seats in the Listening Room for $50 (currently sold out but you can add your name to the waiting list by emailing kbpub@aol.com.

Sunday, Nov 24 – Wednesday, Jan 1

Gingerbread Village Free Admission
Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

Thursday, Dec 26 – Monday, Dec 30

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight: Davenport House Museum – special evening tours emphasizing early 19th century celebration of the holidays, particular New Year’s Eve. The house will be filled with early 19th century music, shortbread and cider will be served. Tickets $12 – call 912-236-8097.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Savannah Riverboat Cruises: Savannah Riverboat will not offer cruises Christmas Day or New Year’s Day; however, they will offer 3 options for New Year’s Eve. 1. New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise; 2. New Year’s Eve Party Cruise; 3. New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise. Each cruise has different start times and costs associated with it. Reservations are required – please call 912-232-6404. Details and pricing.

Christmas Day

Annual Christmas Concert & Jam Session: SPEND CHRISTMAS EVENING WITH SAVANNAH JAZZ! Enjoy a festive holiday concert featuring Savannah’s All Star Jazz Ensemble led by Teddy Adams and Howard Paul with special guests. A special Homecoming Jam follows! Enjoy libations, snacks and silent auction gifts! All proceeds benefit Savannah Jazz. Westin Savannah Harbor, 5 – 8pm. TICKETS

Thursday, December 26

Hanukkah Wine Mixer Cooking Class: It’s the Hanukkah Wine Mixer! In the 700 Kitchen cooking school, we haven’t forgotten that Hanukkah is enjoyed by kids of all ages. In this interactive cooking class, we’ll prepare a festive hors d’oeuvres style menu (with wine of course!) Let’s celebrate traditional holiday flavors done in a fun, contemporary way. 700 Kitchen School, Mansion on Forsyth – 6 – 9pm TICKETS and menu

Sunday, December 29

Vintage Wine Tasting: Atelier Gauthe, a new art & vintage decor shop in the Starland area is hosting a vintage wine tastings with wines pulled from the private collection (rare vintage California Cab) of a personal friend. $45 per person – Reservations and wine list. 106 E 40th Street.

BONUS INFO

Wednesday, January 1, 2020No

Tybee Polar Plunge – Join thousands of brave souls and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12 noon on New Year’s Day. It’s a great way for the entire family to start off the New Year! Registration and details

Week of December 18 – 24

***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.

You never know who you’ll meet in Savannah!
Hampton Inn

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

Wednesday, December 18

Ugly Christmas Sweater Oyster Roast: Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater and join The Crab Shack for a festive all-you-can-shuck-and-eat oyster roast. Starts at 6pm; $25 (40 Estill Hammock RD, Tybee Island)

Thursday, December 19

An Evening with Pappy Van Winkle: Enjoy Pappy Van Winkle for the holidays! Edgar’s Proof and Provisions inside The DeSoto Savannah is hosting a fabulous event for whiskey lovers. Proof & Provision’s Proofreader’s Club is hosting all whiskey lovers. Sample 4 world-renowned, hard to obtain whiskeys aged 10-20 years. $140 includes open bar, food, & whiskey tastings! TICKETS

Art Start – William Kamena-Poh: Start your day with art with our new and combined programs! Once a month, our youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here.
This month’s featured exhibition is The Journey is Mine, Chapter One, an #art912 exhibition of paintings by Savannah-based artist William Kwamena-Poh.
$5 per child, Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Friday, December 20

Biggest Reggae Night Christmas Party: 201 Tapas Lounge with DJ: Carlitobaby and DJ: Gutty Innocent. General admission, $10 (Ladies free till midnight); 10pm – 3am

DRAG Show Pub Crawl: Experience the fabulous side of life on this unique and outrageously fun drag queen guided pub crawl. Visit some of Savannah’s best bars and clubs, enjoy dancing and sing-a-longs, and spend the night in the company of a world-class drag queen. This tour is for anyone who wants to have an absolutely FABULOUS time! Allow one of Savannah’s most extraordinary Drag Queens to lead you around to several of the city’s most interesting and exciting pubs. Enjoy laughter and entertainment with your besties attending an experience like no other. 8:30-10:30pm, starting at Hitch (corner of Drayton and Liberty). TICKETS

Saturday, December 21

First Annual Trustees Garden Christmas Festival: Trustees’ Garden presents a day of family fun. In preparation of the upcoming holidays, visit the newly-renovated Kehoe Iron Works in beautiful downtown Savannah. There are activities for all ages and REAL SNOW! Charles M Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, 11am – 7:30pm $15 for all day pass, $45 for a Family Pass TICKETS

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Lucas Theater, 7pm; TICKETS

Dashing Through the Snow, Frontporch Improv: It’s our annual show-ho-ho! With the holidays in full swing, who doesn’t need a laugh? Come on down to La Scala Ristorante and enjoy some Santa-inspired comedy with Front Porch Improv. There will be improv reindeer games, a naughty or nice list, and mistletoe shenanigans. TICKETS

Savannah SantaCon 2019: Savannah’s original holiday Pub Crawl, back for it’s 9th year! Participation is free, but must be in costume (Santa, reindeer, elves, etc.). Participants should bring an unwrapped toy valued at approximately $15 for donation at pub drop offs. 12pm – 10pm RULES and info. Must be at least 21 to participate.

A Fort Pulaski Holiday! Travel back to 1863 for a holiday visit to Cockspur Island as Fort Pulaski National Monument presents special holiday programming. Experience the fort at its festively decorated best and listen to music, learn about Christmas during the Civil War, see cannon demonstrations, and participate in family activities while enjoying live musical performances. 9am – 5pm

Monday, December 23

Lights at Ellis Square, Hannukah Celebration: Once again Savannah will join hundreds of cities around the world in spreading light, by igniting a 10-foot Chanukah Menorah at Ellis square. Greetings by Savannah’s mayor and local dignitaries. This free and festive event will feature fresh doughnuts, latkas, chocolate coins, menorah kits and a glowing Chanukah gift for all!

Special LED ROBOT performance by LASER SHOW USA – as seen on America’s Got Talent!! 5:30pm.

For more info, contact rabbi@jewishsav.com or call 912-844-2477

Tuesday, December 24

Savannah Riverboat Christmas Eve Cruises: Start your Christmas Eve celebration off with some delicious Southern fare! Delight yourself over an elaborate lunch buffet filled with your favorite down south entrees and sides while enjoying the sounds of holiday spirit dance through the air. After lunch, join us on the top deck and take advantage of great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline while listening to our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah. Lunch Cruise departs 1-2:30 p.m. Dinner Cruise departs at 5pm. Advanced reservations required. 912-232-6404 or savannahriverboat.com.

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