You Need to Attend These Amazing Events in Savannah, GA
During your Savannah getaway, you’ll never run out of things to do! Take a tour, indulge in some Southern cooking, shop around, and more. Plus, staying at Presidents’ Quarters Inn during one of the many Savannah, GA, events is always a treat! Whether you happen to catch one during your vacation or plan your trip around your favorite festival, we have chosen our favorites. Make sure you access our complimentary Vacation Guide for the inside scoop on planning your stay!
Upcoming Savannah, GA, Events
Winter Restaurant Week
Every January, countless restaurants in Savannah come together to offer special menus and pricing for Winter Restaurant Week. Many of these menus are multiple courses, so you get to have a taste of some of the finest dishes our city has to offer at a great price. Because there are always so many new restaurants in Savannah, this is a great time to try them all!
Savannah Book Festival
Lovers of literature flock to Savannah each year for the Savannah Book Festival. Celebrate the written word by attending talks by famous authors, book signings, purchasing opportunities, and more. You need to purchase tickets to some of these events, but many are free!
Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival
The Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is an excellent way to learn about culture and educate yourself during your stay at Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Watch concerts and live performances, take a historic tour, browse through art exhibitions, and more. You won’t want to miss this!
Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
As you walk down the streets of Savannah, have you ever wondered what treasures lie inside the stunning homes that sit amongst the cobblestones? Seldom seen by visitors, Savannah’s finest private homes are on display during the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens. Every March, some of our most beautiful and historic homes open their doors to show off what’s inside. All you have to do is purchase tickets in advance, then go on a self-guided tour!
Savannah Music Festival
March – April
The Savannah Music Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Savannah and has been bringing music lovers to our city ever since 1989! The 17-day festival is known for being Georgia’s largest musical event. A variety of genres is represented, so there’s something for everyone! You never know who will make an appearance, so check the lineup and start making plans to make your way to Savannah.
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Every April, Savannah’s streets come alive! During the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, high school students and students and alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design come together to create masterpieces with chalk. Forsyth Park becomes a canvas for the competition, and you are more than welcome to stroll through the park to see the variety of artwork displayed.
Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade
Head to Tybee Island for their annual parade! This family-friendly event is free to the public and has become a highlight of the year for both locals and visitors. The parade practically becomes a giant water fight, so make sure you bring a water gun of your own to fight back! You’ll also want to make sure you bring towels for the damp ride home.
SCAD Sand Arts Festival
You have never seen sand art like this! SCAD students, alumni, faculty, and staff compete against each other to sculpt masterpieces out of the sand on Tybee Island. There’s more than just sandcastles at the SCAD Sand Arts Festival; you never know what you’ll see as you walk through the incredible sculptures!
June & July
Fourth of July
Spend the holiday in Savannah! There are tons of Savannah, GA, events that go on for the Fourth of July. Don your red, white, and blue and head to the annual bar crawl or opt to watch the fireworks over the Savannah Waterfront with your sweetheart. We love celebrating Independence Day in Savannah!
Summer Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week only comes twice a year, so don’t miss out! Like the Winter Restaurant Week, some of the best restaurants in the city come together to offer incredible, multi-course menus that give you a taste of their restaurant. This is an awesome way to indulge in amazing food while saving some money!
Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival
For four days, celebrity chefs, famous restaurants, and renowned mixologists unite for the Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival! Food from the best restaurants in town is featured, and countless bottles of notable wine keep spirits high. If you consider yourself a foodie, you won’t want to miss this festival in Savannah, GA.
Savannah Jazz Festival
Are you a fan of jazz? Let the smooth sounds of beautiful music sweep you away during the Savannah Jazz Festival. Located in Forsyth Park, the music sounds even better when you’re surrounded by towering trees and Spanish moss. Presented by the Coastal Jazz Association, this annual festival celebrates America’s only indigenous art form through live music.
Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival
Make sure you wear stretchy pants for the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival! More than 10,000 attendees come to this free festival in Savannah, GA, and for good reason. Fill your belly with an extensive menu of delicious Jewish delicacies such as latkes, deli sandwiches, homemade challah, stuffed cabbage, and more!
SCAD Savannah Film Festival
If you are a fan of the silver screen, the Savannah Film Festival is right up your alley. Established in 1998, this festival is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. This fantastic event brings filmmakers, actors, and educators to the city for eights days of film viewings, conferences, and lectures. More than 40,000 people attend, so don’t miss it!
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
During the third weekend of October, the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival comes to town! Carnival rides, delicious seafood, and handmade crafts come together to create one of the most family-friendly events of the year.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Challenge yourself when you run the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! Every year, runners come to the area to compete as they speed through our historic downtown area. Not only is this a great challenge of stamina, it’s fun, too! Live bands and cheer teams are throughout the course to keep up with the rock ‘n’ roll theme.
Savannah Food and Wine Festival
Celebrate food and drink at the Savannah Food and Wine Festival! This festival features food from the best spots in town, hundreds of free wines, spirits, Belgium beers, and more. Guests enjoy an array of cooking demonstrations, learning experiences, Celebrity Author’s Tent, Artisan Market, Waiter’s Race, Bartender’s Challenge, and so much more!
Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights
November – December
Bundle up and get ready for a true holiday event! The Savannah Harbor transforms into a stunning display of twinkling lights. You’re invited to drive through more than 80 displays, each created with colorful lights. There’s also a walking portion that you can sip hot chocolate and go on carnival rides during!
Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes and Inns
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the closed doors of those beautiful, historic homes you walk by every day during your Savannah getaway? You can see during Savannah’s Holiday Tour of Homes and Inns! These self-guided tours consist of venturing through different historic neighborhoods as you explore their homes and gardens. During your tour, you can expect to see five to eight properties, most within walking distance of Presidents’ Quarters Inn.
Stay at Presidents’ Quarters Inn during December to get into the holiday spirit! Even though it’s rare for us to experience a white Christmas, we pull out all the stops to keep December magical. We decorate the inn, there are parades and performances, and tons of shopping opportunities! Spend the holidays with us this year.
New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year the right way when you stay in Savannah! Our city has countless ways to celebrate this special day. From fireworks on Tybee Island to a Riverboat Cruise, you’ll want to come back year after year! Plus, you always have the option of having a relaxing evening at Presidents’ Quarters Inn.
Book Your Savannah Getaway Today!
How many of these Savannah, GA, events will you attend this year? No matter when you choose to come, remember that Presidents’ Quarters Inn is the best place to stay during these festivals. Not only are we located in the heart of the Historic District, we have our own onsite parking and other incredible amenities that set us apart from other inns in the area. Keep in mind that we fill up fast during these events, so browse our accommodations and book your getaway today!