Savannah Music Festival
March 24th - April 9th, 2011
SAVANNAH, GA - Savannah Music Festival (SMF) announces the lineup for its 2011 season, an expansive city-wide, multi-venue program showcasing a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists in over one hundred productions. Held annually in historic downtown Savannah, this 22nd season of Georgia's largest festival - described by The Times of London as "one of the best events around the world"- features two premieres, numerous festival debuts, and the return of several audience favorites from the realms of classical, jazz, Americana and world music. In addition to a wealth of concert programming, SMF gives attendees a chance to hit the dance floor with four dance parties - Cuban, Cajun, Funk, and Zydeco music - scheduled throughout the festival.
N.O.G.S. Tour of Hidden Gardens
April 29th - 30th, 2011
Eight private gardens plus The Owens-Thomas House English inspired par-terre Garden on the US Register of Historic Places
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
April 30th, 2011
The Savannah College of Art and Design's annual Sidewalk Arts Festival draws thousands of visitors each year to view temporary chalk masterpieces created on the sidewalks of historic Forsyth Park in Savannah. Participants represent SCAD's many areas of study; different artistic styles are inspired by different cultures, interests and disciplines. The event features a chalk art competition with prizes awarded in three categories: students, alumni and prospective students. Children are invited to participate in dedicated drawing areas. Food and drinks will be available. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tybee Turtle Trot
April 30th, 2011
Fund Raiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project and Kick-off of Coastal Georgia’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season
SCAD Sand Arts Festival
May 6th, 2011
The Savannah College of Art and Design's School of Fine Arts, School of Foundation Studies and sculpture minor program present the annual Sand Arts Festival. Talented SCAD students and alumni compete in the festival and invite the public to attend this seaside celebration of creativity. The Sand Arts Festival will feature competitions in sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture. Contestants may work individually or in teams. Entries in the sand castle, sand sculpture and sand relief competitions are judged for creativity of concept and design, as well as excellence of craft and detail. Entries in the wind sculpture competition are evaluated according to structural development, surface decoration and ability to fly. SCAD faculty members judge all competitions.
Savannah Scottish Games
May 7th, 2011
The Savannah Scottish Games are a family-friendly event and a wonderful way to celebrate and experience Celtic heritage. The American South was settled in large part by Scottish immigrants. The influence of those early Scots can today be seen in the names of streets, cities, and counties, as well as in existing traditions, folklore, and common sayings. That said, the Games have activities for everyone so you don’t need to be Scottish to enjoy the day!
Tybee Seafood Festival
May 7th, 2011
Bring your appetite and enjoy fresh seafood from Tybee's favorite restaurants.
Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade
May 20th, 2011
The Beach Bum Parade might surprise the unsuspecting visitor. Like most parades, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks. Unlike most parades, however, the floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. Spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages. (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322
Tybee EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball
May 21st, 2011
The EVP is excited to host our very 1st EVP Pro Tour event of the 2011 season on Tybee Island. The best one day event on the planet - featuring the top “Poster” athletes and free agents. You can not miss this event on Tybee Island. For more info. visit: www.evptour.com
June 11, 2011
Members of Savannah's Asian community gather to celebrate all that is great about their collective cultures. Visitors will find stalls with traditional food and cultural displays as well as workshops in subjects such as Indian Henna Skin art, Chinese calligraphy and Filipino Bamboo Pole Dancing.
Fourth of July on the River
July 4, 2011
www.riverstreetsavannah.com Craft Brew Fest
September 18th - 25th, 2011
On Friday, September 2 attendees will enjoy the tastes of great Lowcountry cuisine while sampling their favorite craft brews.
The Savannah Craft Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, September 3 and will feature more than 120 different craft brews. Overlooking the Savannah River and beautiful Historic Savannah, this outdoor event will be held on the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.
Savannah Jazz Festival
September 18th - 25th, 2011
www.savannahjazzfestival.org on the River
September 30th - October 2nd, 2011
Live Entertainment featuring Headliner and Oompah Bands, Wachovia KinderVillage, German Food, Games, Fun, Regional Arts & Crafts, Fireworks on the River Friday night at 9:30pm, Wiener Dog Races Saturday at 10 am in Morrell Park, and much, much more! Friday & Saturday 9am-midnight and Sunday 9am-6pm Free/Open to the Public
Tybee Island Pirate Festival
October 7th - 9th, 2011
Swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 7th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Featuring a Pirate Victory Parade, Live Entertainment, Costume Contests, Children’s Activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog and grub!
Savannah Folk Music Festival
October 7th - 9th, 2011
The Savannah Folk Music Society proudly announces the events and highlights of the 22nd Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival, October 7, 8, and 9, 2011. The Festival’s signature event, the Sunday Concert from 2:00 to 7:00 PM on Oct. 9, will for the first time be in Forsyth Park under the new bandshell and stars internationally acclaimed folksingers : TOM CHAPIN, THE APRIL VERCH BAND, BOO HANKS and FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT. The three-day, four-event Festival is presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society and the City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Department, Bureau of Leisure Services. The entire Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Jewish Food Festival
October 30th, 2011
This festival is a unique event in Savannah and has enjoyed over twenty years of success!
It is held in Savannah’s largest and one of the most charming public areas, Forsyth Park.
Typically held the fourth Sunday of each October from 11 am until 4 pm, the festival draws approximately 10,000 people and provides attendees with a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment ranging from music, dance, magic and puppet shows.
There is not an admission for this event, but once you have smelled the aroma of all the wonderful cuisine, you will want to purchase tickets for food. The tickets are only $1.00 each and there are two ticket booths on the festival grounds.
Savannah Film Festival
October 29th - November 5th, 2011
Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. From feature-length films to two-minute shorts, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.
Rock and Roll Marathon
November 5th, 2011
Taste the flavor of sweet Southern charm at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on November 5, 2011! Experience the intrigue and ambiance of the city while running to the beat of rock, country, jazz and blues. Find your Southern drawl and rock out in Savannah!
The party doesn’t end at the Finish Line – enjoy the free Post Race Concert to celebrate with friends and family. Carve out a few extra days to relax and enjoy the Southern allure of Savannah!
Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
November 26th, 2011
Christmas on the River & Lighted Holiday Parade
December 3rd, 2011
First Saturday Festivities. Regional arts and crafts and live Holiday entertainment highlights this Multicultural Holiday Celebration! This festival offers unique shopping in an old world setting of charm and history! The Fun-Fare Children’s Play Area complete with Bouncies and other interactive games will be available across from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. The official arrival of Ol’ St. Nick and the magic of the Lighted Parade begins Saturday at 5:30pm and courses its way down River, Bay, Abercorn and Broughton Streets!
Holiday Tour of Homes
December 10th, 2011
www.dnaholidaytour.com New Year's Eve Fireworks
December 31st, 2011