Celebrating July 4th – Savannah Style!

Friday, July 2 – Monday, July 5 – Savannah Stars & Stripes Weekend at Plant Riverside District:

Plant Riverside District will host the Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend with family-friendly festivities that are free and open to the public.

The four-day event will offer free live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade as well as food and drink options for all ages. Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky directly across from Plant Riverside District on Sunday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Open seating on the riverwalk will also be available for the inaugural Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade, with the official judging in Montgomery Park on Sunday, July 4 from 3-5 p.m.

Additional highlights include A Red, White & Blue Spectacular circus show featuring awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Plant Riverside District will also present a nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Show with themed music and stunning patriotic displays.

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Freedom Floats Boat Parade

This year on July 4th, freedom-loving boaters will celebrate independence day with an All-American Boat Parade presented by Freedom Boat Club – passing the official judging at Plant Riverside between 3:30 and 5 p.m. American flag-cladded vessels will set sail on Independence Day starting at Elba Island at 3pm then head across the river to the Official Judging and Celebration at Plant Riverside District. Organized by Savannah Waterfront Association.

Independence Day Fireworks Show

Savannah’s Waterfront has announced they will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 4th at 9:15 pm.

“There’s always a reason to come down to Savannah’s Waterfront, but we are especially excited about this show as it’s the first event we’ve hosted in over a year,” said Julie Musselman, Executive Director. “Fireworks shows are always the highlight of July 4th, and we are thrilled to bring this free event to our community.”

As we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the show is not only entertaining but also symbolic of our freedom in the United States. There will be several opportunities to celebrate our nation’s birthday on Savannah’s Waterfront, including live entertainment at Plant Riverside District, dinner and drink specials at many waterfront restaurants, and the Freedom Floats boat parade. Merchants are looking forward to having spectators enjoy the many shopping and dining options along the waterfront over the holiday weekend.

On July 4th, the City of Savannah will be offering a flat rate of $5 parking in city garages and the Savannah Convention Center will offer $5 self-parking. Note that parking at the Savannah Convention Center is limited due to construction and the building will not be open. Spectators on the waterfront are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets; however, coolers are discouraged.

Tybee Island Fireworks

Join us for Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee Island’s busiest days of the year. The independence day fireworks go off with a bang at dark, which is between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.

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.