Savannah is a wonderful southern city with no shortage of things to do! The city is known to be the Most Haunted and offers regular Ghost tours, some that you can take via a horse drawn carriage! You can explore the 24 historical city squares and see the unique architecture that takes you back in time. Come play on Tybee Island Beach. Look into the gallery of the world renowned Savannah College of Art and Design, affectionately known as SCAD. Of course there are plentiful restaurants of all types and in all price ranges, spas, parks, and charming people. Check out some of the fun events in Savannah in May.


Arts on the Coast Spring Show

May 3-5, 2013 at Arts on the Coast Gallery, 2591 Hwy 17

There will be an exhibit open to the public that features paintings, mixed media, and sculpture by local artists. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday evening, May 4th.

SCAD Sand Art Festival

May 4- Tybee Island, North Beach

This annual competition features many types of art using sand, objects found on the beach, including shells and seaweed, as art. Categories include sand castle design, sand sculptures, sand relief and wind sculpture.

Contemporary Prints from the Czech Republic”

May 3- Savannah Center for Fine Art, 41 Drayton St.

Enjoy seeing a collaborative exhibition with the Manhattan Graphic Center and the Hollar Galerie in Prague exhibition and reception.


SeafoodFest on the River

May 3-5, 2013, River Street

May Festival in Calhoun Square

This annual celebration has taken place for 155 years, since the year the school opened in 1856-57. Students from various schools in the district will dance in the square. Wesley Monumental Church provides cookies and lemonade for the students

May 24- Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon Street


Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society

May 3 – Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive

Paint Tybee Pink– Walk for Breast Cancer.

This is a 10K walk on Tybee Island

May 4

EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

This action packed beach volleyball event is for both specators and participants.

May 11- Tybee Island

37th Annual Scottish Games

May 11- Games to take place at Bethesda Home for Boys, 9520 Ferguson Ave.

Bring your family and friends out for a day of Scottish cultural heritage, food, entertainment, shopping, highland dancing, piping, heavy athletic competitions and children’s activities.

For the Kids

First Annual Savannah Children’s Museum Bug Festival!

Come learn all about our insect friends with family-friendly programming and activities all day!

May 4-5– Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 West Louisville Rd.

The Dolphin Project

Enjoy a fascinating program about local Bottlenose dolphins and more about dolphin research. This is for ages 10 and up.

May 4- Savannah Library on Abercorn

Mothers’ Day Cruise

Enjoy a 2 hour cruise, buffet, and entertainment for the whole family, all to celebrate Mom onboard a Savannah Riverboat. Choose a lunch or a dinner boat cruise.

May 5- 9 East River Street


May 10-12 at Savannah Children’s Theater


Season finale with Saint Saens Piano Concerto and the Savannah Philharmonic as they play Beethoven’s humorous Fourth Symphony.

May 4- Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St.

Darius Rucker

with opening act: Justin Moore and Jana Kramer

Darius Rucker got his start as the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish, which formed as students at the University of South Carolina

May 17 at the Savannah Civic Center

The Beat Goes On!

From the creators of the hit shows Lost in the 50′s and Jukebox Journey comes this new hit musical that covers all of your favorite songs from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s! From beach blankets to the BeeGees, it’s three decades of Big Hair and Big Fun!

May 31-August 9 at the Savannah Theater

Blues, Jazz & BBQ on The River!

Enjoy First Saturday festivities all weekend, arts & crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family May 31-June 2 on historic River Street – Rousakis Plaza.


Civil War Experience Dinner Cruise plus Fort Tour

May 21- River Street Riverboat Company

These are just a few of the many events in May in Savannah. There is never a shortage of entertainment, sports, activities, festivals and worthy causes to support! No matter when you choose to visit Savannah, there is sure to be something fun going on. When you make your ticket reservations, don’t forget to reserve your room at the best Bed and Breakfast in Savannah– President’s Quarters Inn. Click here to check for availability. Click below to check out our vacation guide!

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Savannah Events in May