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). “ 

Week of October 29 – November 4

Overheard this week: Concierge (to guest), “Would you be interested in a ghost tour while in Savannah?” Guest: “I am from Romania and my grandparents were from Transylvania. Your ghosts don’t scare me!”

Guests looking for an order/delivery option for rainy days, try savtakeout.com for numerous restaurant options, quick service and reasonable delivery prices.

Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, November 2 – SCAD Film Festival The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

Tickets for this event go on sale Tuesday, October 1 at 10 a.m. EST at scad.edu/filmfest or by visiting

Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 8: The Adams Family, A Musical Comedy: A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family a man her parents have never met. TICKETS: $15

November 4-10, 2019 – Savannah Food & Wine Festival: https://www.savannah.com/savannah-food-wine-festival/ Savannah just wouldn’t be complete without this week-long festival full of events celebrating culinary artistry by showcasing some of the city’s best chefs and favorite restaurants. With events ranging from the Grand Reserve and Silent Auction to the casual River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah, the Savannah Food and Wine Festival is something you’re not going to want to miss.

Annual Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Friday, November 1

A Whale of a Party: To Celebrate Summon the Sea!, the Telfair Academy Guild will present “A Whale of a Party.” Plans include musical entertainment, culinary fare, and an exclusive opportunity for a viewing of the exhibition, including artist Tristin Lowe’s 52-foot fabric whale Noha Dick.. General admission is $75 and includes two drink tickets. Patron tickets are $125 and include open bar, access to VIP lounge, and a special curator’s tour of the exhibition at 5:30pm. TICKETS

Saturday, November 2

Rock N Roll Marathon: The marathon starts at 7:30 but the streets will be blocked off well before that – some as early as Friday evening. Everything will be impacted from traffic to parking to tours. Route Map for this year’s marathon as well as a list of road closures.

Sunday, November 3

CHARITY EVENT: 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival – Savannah Parkinson Support Group is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival for Movement Disorders.  Come fly a kite in honor of someone you love.  Representatives from area businesses that support families with movement disorders will be there, explaining the resources and services. North Beach Bar and Grill, 12pm – 5pm, Tickets: $7 – $20 at the gate.