What to do in Savannah

There is no better time to visit the charming city of Savannah than during the changing of the seasons. The picture of colorful leaves falling onto the cobblestone streets is beautiful. With an array of activities to enjoy, Savannah is sure to offer something that catches your eye. Presidents’ Quarters Inn wants you to about all of the fall activities in Savannah on your next trip. The classic Southern city is packed full of excellent festivals and events for the whole family. Keep reading if you are not sure what to do in Savannah this fall!

What to Do in Savannah This Fall


For over 30 years, visitors have enjoyed a bit of Germany, Savannah style, at Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. From a beer garden offering a variety of beers to food booths featuring German cuisine, Oktoberfest is the best way to celebrate the season. In addition to German food and drinks, the festival also features regional arts and crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage and so much more.

Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival

Held in beautiful Forsyth Park, the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival draws about 10,000 people annually from around the world. With delicious potato latkes, blintzes, deli sandwiches, fresh Challah, brisket, and much more, this mouthwatering event is a must! The festival also features live music, puppet shows, and dance shows. Sample tasty Jewish cuisine while enjoying the magnificent scenery of Forsyth Park! Admission is free and food tickets are 1$ each. The cost of food varies from 1$-10$ per item.

Savannah Greek Festival

With 64 years of tradition, the Savannah Greek Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. From homemade Greek food to dancing, the three-day Festival is an amazing way to experience true Greek culture. This celebration of Greek food, music, and heritage is a fantastic event to visit during your time in Savannah. The Festival is from October 9th through 11th. 

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Make the short drive to Tybee Island to experience its unique personality at the annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. From the pirate parade to thieves market, guests always have an unforgettable time at this event. The event, which is held every Columbus Day weekend, has been a staple of Tybee Island’s event calendar for over 10 years and kicks off with the Buccaneer at the Crab Shack. This year, make time to attend and be sure to dress up in your finest pirate attire!

Savannah Greek Festival

For over 65 years, the Savannah Greek Festival has been a one-of-a-kind event for visitors and locals alike. From homemade Greek food to dancing, the three-day festival is an amazing way to experience Savannah’s true Greek culture. Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, this celebration of Greek heritage has food, shopping, music, and dancing to enjoy. Consider making a stop at this fantastic event during your time in Savannah.

Fall Gardenfest

In Savannah, the best time of year for planting is the fall. Each October, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens hosts Fall Gardenfest, a festival for anyone who wants visit the gardens and learn a thing or two about improving their own. At the two-day event, visitors have the chance to browse for plants from an array of nursery vendors, shop for gardening tools, and discover fun decor from local suppliers. In addition, guests can sit in on free garden lectures at the Lakeside Pavilion.

Savannah Film Fest

Over 40,000 people flock to the Savannah Film Fest each fall, making it one of the largest events of the season. This eight-day festival invites award-winning filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses to the area for a week of film screenings, talks, and panels.The event is hosted by members of the Savannah College of Art and Design but, it is open to, and attended by, the whole city. Tickets to the film screenings and panel discussions are available to visitors who want to partake in the film fest during their stay in Savannah.

Harvest Fest

Still not sure what to do in Savannah this fall? There is no better way to celebrate all things Georgia than at the Harvest Fest this November. Celebrate the season with local and regional craft beer tastings, arts & crafts exhibitors and live country music played by the best Georgia bands. Sample tasty brews and scrumptious cuisine at this weekend fest, which is all about the autumn season and the great state of Georgia.

Plan Your Stay in Savannah This Fall

As you are deciding what to do in Savannah this fall, don’t forget to find a place to stay. Right in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Presidents’ Quarters Inn is conveniently located near everything the city has to offer. Each day, the Inn will send you off with a signature, gourmet breakfast before you head to one any of the exciting festivals listed above. And when you return, you will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Savannah bed and breakfast has to offer. Book your stay today to ensure that you will have an unforgettable trip!

Photo courtesy Robert Hensley