Holiday Edition 2020

We want to say a special “Welcome back” to Ghost Coast Distillery, The Fitzroy and Gryphon Tea Room. It is good to have y’all back open!

Special Thanksgiving Event

SAVANNAH’S GINGERBREAD TRAIL NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 25

This Year’s Gingerbread House competition has been reinvented and will include several venues that are hosting the houses entered into the competition. The Savannah Harbor Foundation is expanding its reach into the ‘Hostess City’ and will spread Holiday Cheer all over town through the 2020 Gingerbread Trail & Competition.  

A Christmas Tradition @ Savannah Theater

November 26 – December 24: With various dates and times. Please check their website for more detailed information or to purchase tickets. “A Christmas Tradition” brings you holiday glitz and glitter with a 2-hour performance. The theatre is transformed into a perfect holiday picture, sharing all of your Christmas favorites. Sprinkle in a little comedy and Santa and his dancing reindeer for the greatest event of the season.

Davenport House Musem

The Early 19th Century Holiday Story:  Between November 27 and January 4 tours will be presented that showcase the celebration of the period familiar to the Davenports in their fine home on Columbia Square.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight:  December 26 through 30 from 6 – 8:30p.m.  The format is open house style.  The experience will take approximately 60 minutes.  No admissions after 8 p.m.

Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an event emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square.  Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.

SKIDAWAY ISLAND – MYSTERY ISLAND TREASURE HUNT

Friday, November 27:

Don’t want to be anywhere near the malls or stores on Black Friday? Visit Skidaway Island for the perfect outdoor activity for you and your family & friends! Become part of the MITH – Mystery Island Treasure Hunt! Teams of up to 5 people can partake in this one-of-a-kind photo-based scavenger hunt in beautiful Skidaway Island State Park. Trophies and sweet treats will go to the first three teams that solve the clues, get the photos, and return to base! The best part? It’s an outdoor photo-based hunt that’s socially distanced! You can be winning this adventure with your favorite group of people while supporting our youth! Performance Initiatives, Inc is a very unique non-profit in Savannah that offers a variety of different programs including Crossfit, after-school youth programs, Olympic Weightlifting, and academic tutoring to the youth who need it most in our community. 10 am – 12 pm

BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS November 28

A magical Christmas Parade on the river with more than 40 lighted vessels that will parade up and down both sides of the river. Holiday fireworks will immediately follow the parade.

River Street View – Free and open to the public on Rousakis Plaza

Savannah Convention Center View – $5 parking pass for access to the Convention Center’s Riverwalk esplanade.

Reserve/VIP seating available at Plant Riverside’s Electric Moon for $30 (includes a drink and a holiday gift bag). Must be 21 or over.

SAVANNAH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Enjoy the magic and festivity of a traditional Salzburg Christmas Market brought to life in Savannah at Plant Riverside District. Discover holiday celebrations all season long at the Savannah Christmas Market – Live holiday music, street performers, seasonal food and beverage specials and exclusive holiday market vendors along the Savannah riverfront. For a list of events click here.

SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC

Live from Victory North – November 22; 7:30pm: Wind musicians from your Savannah Philharmonic present an evening of music originally composed for the silver screen and stage plays. The program features Debussy’s beautiful Petite Suite, Gershwin’s fun Promenade (Walking the Dog), and a soothing piece by celebrated American composer Amy Marcy Cheney Beach. To close, you’ll be treated to some of the most recognizable melodies in all of classical music with “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. 60 minutes. TICKETS

Brilliant Brass for the Holidays – December 18; 7:30pm: Ready for the holidays? Don your festive attire and join the Savannah Philharmonic for an evening of joyous music. Perfect for date night, SavPhil presents a fun concert filled with sparkling brass arrangements of carols and songs of the season. Enjoy favorites you know and love as well as hidden gems from across the world in this timeless holiday concert. 60 minutes; For tickets call: 912-232-6002

GHOST COAST DISTILLERY – Holiday Happy Hour

Friday, December 4: 5 -7pm The holidays are quickly approaching… Get in the SPIRIT at the Holiday Happy Hour with Urban Tree Cidery & Farm 2 Cocktail! Urban Tree is featuring festive cocktails made with cider, spirits, and shrubs… all Georgia-made! They will be raffling off a holiday gift basket to add to the cheer!

Thrilled to announce OPEN HOUSE at City Market 2020, Friday, December 4; 6 – 9pm

Halloween Edition

Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 31

Spear-it of Halloween Ghost Boat!

Welcome aboard the Spear-it of Halloween! 🎃☠️Your Pirate Crew will guide you through the waters of Tybee Bay and share Haunting Tales of times past. Prepare to enjoy classic Halloween Hit songs as you embark on your Ghost Boat through the low country. Dress up, bring refreshments, and be ready to have an overall fun time. 🎃 **Parents**👻 Please use your best discretion upon booking. Some material may be unsettling for children under 10. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Tour, 6pm-7:30pm, TICKETS

Saturday, October 24 – Saturday, October 31

SCAD Film Festival – The film festival will be virtual this year. The good news is that this will give more people the opportunity to actually see these film screenings. The full schedule and tickets are available here.

Saturday, October 24

PHIL the Squares with Music – ELITE PARTY BAND! Chippewa Square: First performance 10am – 11am; Second performance 5:30pm – 6:30pm. FREE!!!

Join us in welcoming to the Phil the Squares with Music stage Grammy Award winner and Savannah Philharmonic Double Bassist Marc Chesanow and Elite Party Band (EPB)! The group is Savannah’s premiere event band composed of the finest musicians in the area. Fronted by vocalist Amanda Jeter, EPB will perform an exciting mix of jazz, R&B, pop, and maybe even a few original songs.

These free concerts are available to the entire Savannah community and will be streamed via Facebook live for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We welcome you to attend the performance. If you plan to stop by and wave to our musicians, please wear your mask and maintain social distancing practices. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections for the Savannah community.

Friday, October 30

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory.

Saturday, October 31

Renaissance Ball – La Scala Ristorante:

Price: $50

An evening of Renaissance music, wine, and food. Your $50 ticket includes three glasses of wine and light hor d’ouvres to be served from 7-8pm. La Scala Ristorante119 E 37th St, Savannah, GA 31401Savannah, GA, 31415 Please call ahead to reserve your seat: 912-238-3100

TRICKS, TREATS AND TRAINS – Georgia State Railroad Museum:

Tricks, Treats, and Trains, a socially distanced trick-or-treating experience at Georgia State Railroad Museum Saturday, October 31st, 2020 from 10 am to 12pm.

Georgia State Railroad Museum is a large, open-air historic site with plenty of space for safe social distancing. Costumed staff and volunteers handing out treats will be positioned throughout the outdoor museum for participants to trick-or-treat. Ongoing demonstrations of Georgia State Railroad Museum’s operational turntable will allow guests to see the site in action.

Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day. Savannah Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30am-2:30pm and is an additional fee.

The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages eighteen months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/TricksTreatsTrains. Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members.

Bonaventure Cemetery Tour with Dinner: Bonaventure Cemetery after the gates lock to the public…the rare full Hunter’s Blue Moon to light the evening’s path…hypnotic, taboo stories shared by storyist Shannon Scott…followed by a private foodie’s fabulous dinner where the entire restaurant rented just for the event, complete with firepits, macabre antiquities show-n-tell style and magic performed by illusionist David Jowers? What more do you need to know? This won’t just be a tour, this will be making history itself! Be part of The South’s most exclusive, unforgettable October 31 ever! Amazing commemorative t-shirt for sale at checkout time! Details: $99.95 Per Guest includes a 3-hour tour, official 18 x 24 poster dinner & dessert. Cash Bar. Reservations are required. Questions – shannon@shannonscott.com

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard

Saturday, October 24 & Saturday, October 31

Where’s the Noble Bones? – A Bone-Chilling Scavenger Hunt at Wormsloe Historic Site: Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun. Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination. The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

ONGOING: Plant Riverside and Savannah Cirque

Plant Riverside District & Savannah Cirque 🎉🎪 have partnered to offer the community of Savannah Free Live Circus Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night behind the Plant Riverside District near the River Walk!✨The production brings Historic Savannah to Life with 4 Different Pop Up Performances. 1️⃣: Waving Girl Statue on the Pole 2️⃣: The Haunted Aerial Hoop 3️⃣: Rolla Bolla, Acrobatics, & Juggling 4️⃣: Our Glamour Girl on the Aerial Silks 🎫Shows will be at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night!

Announcement from Coastal Heritage Museums

“We have already closed Pin Point and Harper Fowlkes House.  We will suspend operations at Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson beginning Nov. 1.  Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will remain open Thursdays-Saturdays 9:20-2:30 assuming positive revenues continue.  ALL venues will remain available for booked group tours and private events with special pricing such as weddings and holiday parties.  We plan to reopen everything in the spring (we hope around March 1, but we need to see how the winter goes). “ 

Oktoberfest & MORE!

Special menu available with plenty of extra seating under a tent in the parking area.

New Tour – Limited Tour Times

Tours start in the back courtyard of the Andrew Low House Museum, 329 Abercorn Street, at 10:30am and end in Lafayette Square at 12pm. Limited to 20 participants; reservations required – please call 912-233-1828, ext. 4

October 8 & 22 – Lafayette Neighborhood Architecture Tour: $26 November 5 & 19 – History of Lafayette Square & Ward: $26 December 10, 17, 24, 31 – Celebrating Victorian Holidays: $32

Saturday, October 31st – Tour: 5pm – 8pm; Dinner: 8:15 – Until $99.95 per person

This isn’t just a tour, it is a night that will go down in history! Taboo Tales – Bootleggers, Criss-Crossed Lovers, Root Doctors, Secret Societies, Mysticism, The Illuminati & Your Ultimate Dive into “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” Bonus: The Magic of David Jowers performed during dinner.

October 2020

OPENINGS: West Broad Baking Collective – Opening in October. Keep up with their latest info here: https://www.facebook.com/West-Broad-Baking-Collective-111320857365120

Southern Tide: New store on Savannah’s Waterfront – Grand Opening October 1 – 4th

September 24 – October 17

Savannah Theater – Savannah Cabaret

Thursday, October 1

Savannah Phiharmonic Live From Victory North: String Theory

Introducing SavPhil Live from Victory North! This reimagined concert experience features chamber ensembles set in a socially-distanced cabaret style seating in the beautiful Victory North venue. Seating is limited to 50 guests so purchase your tickets today!

Prefer not to attend in person? Enjoy the same concert experience from the comfort of your home by purchasing a Virtual Concert ticket.

Friday, October 2

The Petty Hearts – The National Tom Petty Tribute Show: Coaches Corner – 7pm – 10pm

3016 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA, 31404 TICKETS

Saturday, October 10

Service Brewing – 6th Anniversary! Just show up for an all-day party planned with plenty of open space for you to enjoy some cold beer and good eats. This year taproom festivities extend to the packaging and production area with additional seating, a second bar, game room and a line-up of Savanah’s best DJ’s. A portion of every beer sold will benefit Service Brewing’s seasonal charity Minority Veterans of America. No cover, no tickets, just show up and grab a cold pint! 12pm – 10pm

PHIL the Squares with Music – Chippewa Square: The Celli artist group, an all-female cello quartet, will perform on October 10. Their members playing that day are Erin Cassel, Nan Kemberling, Sarah Kapps, and Jessica Messere.

First performance 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Second performance 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST

Enjoy the beauty of Savannah’s Squares with music throughout the Fall! SavPhil is partnering with homeowners and businesses of the downtown area to provide free outdoor music for the Savannah Community. Perched on balconies and terraces overlooking Savannah’s squares, SavPhil Musicians will play a wide variety of musical selections. Wave hello to our musicians as you pass by or enjoy the full performance via Facebook live. Performances are one hour long twice a day, and will typically be announced a few days in advance.

Sunday, October 11

Savannah Food Truck Festival #7 – Daffin Park 11am – 6pm

FOOD TRUCKERS!!! 🚚🚛 Fashion Truckers 🚚🚛 Barber Truckers 🚚🚛 Pet Truckers 🚚🚛
FREE Yoga in the park: TBA
Beer & Wine 🍻🍾; Live music and DJ on 3 stages; Craft vendors; Family friendly
Bounce houses/kids activities👨‍👩‍👧‍👦; Face Painting 🎨; Pet friendly w/water stations🐕💦; Yard games🎾

Saturday, October 24

Candle Lantern Tour – Fort McAllister Historic Park: Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. 7pm – 10pm Event phone: 912-727-2339; 3894 Fort McAllister Road Richmond Hill, GA, 31324

Friday, October 30

Savannah Carnival: Clyde Venue 7pm – 10pm

It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action-packed than ever before! Witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your Latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in our first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in our legendary Rock, Paper, Scissors contest!

As an All-Access Pass VIP Ticket Holder, you will have access to an open bar. Plus you will witness everything Savannah Carnaval has to offer! Including lite bites, a selection of beverages, live entertainment, competitive games, and unlimited access to all photo opportunities, with several surprises in store!

Temperature checks and contact tracing will be provided. Masks are mandatory to enter the yard

Saturday, October 31

Bonaventure: Dinner and a Cemetery Tour: 3 Hour Tour plus a private Q & A Dinner Storyist, Shannon Scott, un-masks Bonaventure with taboo tales of bootleggers, criss-crossed lovers, root doctors, secret societies, mysticism, The Illuminati AND the Ultimate Dive into “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!” 5PM – 10:30PM

$99.95 PER PERSON TICKETS: 912-319-5600

September Happenings

Coming Soon: West Broad Baking Collective

Anticipated opening is October 1; location is 518 Martin Luther King Blvd., Savannah, GA – the shop will feature several different bakers selling fresh from the oven goodies, a Lobster Roll place and a bar, maybe a fishmonger. More details to follow.

Lafayette Square

ONGOING

WORMSLOE PLANTATION & ISLE OF HOPE:

  • Travel to the coastal areas of Savannah for lunch on your own at Sandfly BBQ.
  • Continue with a visit to Wormsloe Plantation Tabby Ruins that date to the 18th century for a docent-led walking tour of the Georgia State Park Historic Site.
  • Drive through the historic and picturesque Isle of Hope Historic District and bluff landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss. The houses range in style from Greek Revival to Craftsman Bungalows.
  • Finally, a stop is scheduled at the Famous Savannah Byrd Cookie Company for sampling and shopping.
  • DETAILS

Wednesday, September 23 – Sunday, September 27

2020 Savannah Jazz Festival

Things will necessarily look different this year.  The free Festival’s goal is to keep everyone —members, artists, production partners, and attendees — SAFE from COVID-19.  So, like good jazz stewards, Savannah Jazz is all about IMPROVISATION!
The 2020 Jazz Festival is Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant
Join us to hear and watch the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 at:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, outdoors-but-covered, controlled access and seating, and, socially-distanced seating, Savannah-Safe/CDC compliant for a small studio audience of community members, supporters, and City leaders.
Live Stream to the World via TV & Internet with our partners at WSAV TV, Dick Broadcasting Radio, Facebook and YouTube!
Direct Participation during music breaks by Savannah Mayor and civic leaders, TLC, Visit Savannah, sponsors, and musicians helping to reinforce this important cultural event.
Watch Parties will be held in area bars, restaurants, Community Centers, and Churches if that is deemed safe.  They are certainly encouraged at home and on the radio while hosting personal picnics and outdoor gatherings.

Sunday, September 13

Jazz Brunch at Electric Moon – Plant Riverside District:  Experience live sounds from The Fabulous Equinox Krewe, every Sunday from 11 AM—2 PM. Order brunch a la carte from the menu, reservations not required – seated on a first come/first serve basis.

Collins Quarter at Forsyth – Music in the Park: Live music in The Park continues Sunday Sept 13th with City Hotel, from 3-6 pm. Enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass by a pillar of the Savannah Music scene. Pack your blanket and get settled in for a perfect afternoon of music, food, friends & fun

Saturday, September 19

Southbound Brewing Oktoberfest: This event is free & open to the public! 12pm – 9pm -Boiled Peanuts from C+C Nut Factory 12-3 PM
– Brats, Pretzels & Beer Cheese from BowTie Barbecue Co.
– Beer releases
– Yard games 

Saturday, September 26

Master Bourbon Music Festival – Ghost Coast Master Bourbon Release: Ghost Coast Distillery is set to release their eagerly awaited, FLAGSHIP spirit and they’re celebrating the release of their blended Bourbon with a blend of bands. Ghost Coast’s Master Bourbon Music Festival will feature four bands, an outdoor stage, Big Bon Pizza, Farm Bluffton food truck, local artist vendors, and of course, plenty of Bourbon. The event is headlined by Alabama-based progressive rock and jam band, CBDB, Nashville-based funk band, O’rite, and local favorites Ben Keiser Band, and Eric Britt Duo. The event is FREE and open to the public. Ghost Coast is giving back a portion from every drink sold to Savannah Music Festival’s Jazz Academy and its mission. 12pm – 10pm

FREE ADMISSION DAY: Fort Pulaski – 9am – 5pm

Two Tides Brewing Oktoberfest: Join Two Tides for their 3rd Oktoberfest from 12pm-8pm. Things will look a little different this year – they will be breaking up the event into four 2-hour windows with presale reservations to eliminate crowding and keep everyone safe. Please check their website and Facebook page for more details.⠀Glassware will be available during each window, delicious eats by BowTie BBQ & Kitchen Vixen (🌭&🥨), music by DJ Press Play & Swamptooth Bluegrass, and of course, Festbier. Prost!

CHARITY EVENT: Thursday, September 24

Piggin’ and Shuckin’ for the CCFJC:

Join this first ever Pig and Oyster Roast benefitting the Chatham County Family Justice Center. We’ll have all the fixin’s, live music courtesy of Patrick Connell and fun raffle prizes at the Bethesda Academy Outdoor Pavilion. Come for good food and music and meet new friends and old — all with the sun setting over the beautiful marsh view.

Opened in December, 2019, the CCFJC is the first of its kind in Georgia, providing victims of family violence free, compassionate navigation through its network of alliance partners.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email Laurie Milano at Lamilano@aol.com. Tickets: $100 per person. 6 – 9pm.

Happening in Savannah Aug 19 – 31

Supporting Local!

Ghost Coast has been nominated by USA TODAY for Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery for the 2nd year in a row! Please take a moment to vote for Savannah’s Ghost Coast Distillery. Reminder: you can vote once per day from now until September 14. Thank you for supporting your local community and businesses!

Planning Ahead!

Savannah Bee Company – Wilmington Island Showroom: How Sweet It Is – Honey Bee Experience Join Savannah Bee for a sweet time and visit a working bee garden and learn about the important contributions of these little pollinators. You’ll get to view a demonstration beehive up close, don beekeeper gear and get to look inside a working hive, and even get to take some honey home! August classes have all sold out; next available class is September 8th. Space is very limited. Book your slot early. Details

Saturday, August 22

Georgia Botanical Gardens Free Admission Saturday:

Saturday, August 29

Two Tides Brewing Slush Fest: Saturday, August 29th. 12 beer slushies including 𝟭𝟬 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀 concocted by the finest slush artisans we know👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 Flavors, foods, safety precautions, and other happenings to be announced soon. Meanwhile, check out the guest list here. 12pm – 8pm

Sunday, August 30

Southern Wedding Showcase @ The Alida Hotel: A free to attend showcase of Savannah & the Lowcountry’s best of the best in the wedding industry.

• Free tickets for wedding planning couples

• Two complementary Alida Specialty Cocktails

• Free Gifts, including tote bags for early arrivals

•Prizes including a Couples Photoshoot with Hair & Makeup, and a stay at The Alida Hotel

•Meet local wedding vendors!

Ongoing: Thru January 31, 2021

Collecting Impressionism at The Jepson Center: In the 1870s, a radical new style of painting made its debut: Impressionism. Artists associated with the Impressionist movement broke with tradition by focusing on the effects of light and atmosphere, featuring a bright palette of vibrant colors and choppy, textured brushstrokes, and by taking modern life, rather than scenes from history or mythology, as their subject. This avant-garde style of art making quickly spread from its epicenter in Paris to other artistic hubs throughout Europe, the United States, and the world. In Savannah, Telfair Museums began acquiring and exhibiting canvases by French, German, and American Impressionist painters as early as 1906, often purchasing works directly from the artists themselves.

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.

August Happenings

OPENINGS: Opening today at 4pm – Prohibition Bar and Restaurant becomes REPEAL 33. The menu will highlight fresh, local seafood dishes, seasonal ingredients and several of Prohibition’s hits like crispy brussel sprouts, house-made charcuteries and the award-winning, charred wings. A chef’s tasting menu will also feature a five-course tasting adventure that will allow guests to sit back and relax while the chef “steers” the evening. The new cocktail menu will feature delicious hand-crafted cocktails such as the Lowcountry Swizzle, the Earl Street Sour, and the Well-Known Secret. (125 Martin Luther King BLVD)

Thursday August 13 and 20: Thirsty Thursday! Half price bottles of wine at La Scala Ristorante from open (5pm) till close.

AUGUST 24-28

The Journey – a Progressive Experience hosted by Savanna Riverboat and Savannah Harbor Foundation

THE JOURNEY – A PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE What was once known as the AquaCurean Challenge will be replaced by “THE JOURNEY” – A Progressive Adventure & Competition through Savannah hosted by Savannah’s most elite dining venues. Six participating venues with each serving a dish prepared for the “Progressive Experience”

ROOF HOP SOIREE portion of the “Progressive Experience” includes Drayton Hotel (August 24) and Perry Lane (August 25)

Rollin’ on The River – Savannah Riverboat from 5 – 7pm August 27. You will have the option of staying on the Riverboat for the 7pm cruise or deboarding to enjoy other venues participating in the “Progressive Experience.”

The Savannah Harbor Foundation is working with City of Savannah leadership and Regional Health Authorities to implement safe event practices while providing the highest caliber experience possible.  The foundation intends to implement all recommended precautions.

Details and Tickets

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

MIMOSA BAR CRAWL: 2pm – 8pm. Barrelhouse South (125 W Congress Street) Tickets

ULTIMATE DINOSAUR ADVENTURE AT PLANT RIVERSIDE: Setting the stage for excitement, the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure kicks into high gear with Dusty the Dino Ranger, everyone’s favorite excavating pioneer. Dusty and our Junior Explorers (aimed at ages 6-12) will travel back 150 million years to learn all about the dinosaurs hidden throughout the Generator Hall and get fully immersed in prehistoric awesomeness! Armed with a Passport of Discovery, each Junior Explorer will have the chance to collect stamps by completing exciting challenges and gathering fun
facts. $40 PER CHILD Details

SERVICE BREWING – Waits and Co Live Music:

Saturday August 15th at 6:00pm. After moving to Texas in 2018, lead vocalist/guitarist, Jon Waits has made his way back to Savannah for a short visit and will take over the Service stage for the night! His talented trio is an original, Americana/Alt-Country genre, rooted in the southern experience.

Chef Brandon from FARM Bluffton will fire up the airstream kitchen serving his famous burgers from 5:30-8:30pm.

Sunday, August 16

The band “AMAR” at Starland Yard: 5pm – 8pm

Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Fabulous Equinox Krewe: Join The Fabulous Equinox Krewe for a Sunday brunch at the hottest new location downtown, Plant Riverside District!
Enjoy custom menus and drinks in Electric Moon every Sunday from 11am-2pm

August 25

Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski: 9am – 5pm

ONGOING

Explore the Starland District: The Starland District (also known as the Streetcar District) is a model of revitalization with the Starland Dairy as the centerpiece of this unique neighborhood with loads of Savannah charm. Fun and funky shops, galleries and studios now thrive in once rundown buildings. Shop for vintage clothing, vinyl records, original art and treat yourself to any number of quaint and quirky cafes. Visit Starland Yard! Ticket

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!!

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