Savannah Irish Festival

The 19th annual Savannah Irish Festival will take place February 18-20, 2011 at the Savannah Civic Center at Montgomery and Oglethorpe Streets in historic downtown Savannah, GA.

Join us for a fun-filled weekend with traditional music and plenty of Irish Dancing. Stroll through our romantic city and enjoy the largest Irish Festival in the South.

$5 donation taken at the door for the Friday night Ceili in the Civic Center’s upstairs ballroom.

A one day ticket for Saturday or Sunday costs $12 and a two day ticket is $16, plus service charges for both from the Civic Center Box Office.

Children Under 14 are admitted FREE.

http://www.savannahirish.org/

Georgia History Festival

This event continues Georgia Historic Society’s long-standing tradition of commemorating the state’s rich history with two weeks of lively educational programming and signature social events, including:

The Georgia Day Parade on February 11, 2011, starring thousands of elementary school students in period costume and led by General Oglethorpe himself
The two-day Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe State Historic Site featuring cannon firings, period dancing and other demonstrations of early American life
Free admission to dozens of cultural institutions on Super Museum Sunday.

http://coastalcompanion.com/georgia/savannah/georgia-history-festival/

22nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival

The 22nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival kicks off its celebration on February 1, 2011, and will continue through Sunday, February 13th with some pre- and post-festival events. The festival is presented by The City of Savannah and Savannah State University, and all events and activities are free of admission* and open to the public. Each year, the festival presents activities for every age and every interest. Cultural education and exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as ethnic cuisine, crafts, fun and family are emphasized throughout the celebration. Great music of every genre and dance performances by national recording artists and dancers, local youth talent showcases, historic tours, visual art exhibitions by internationally acclaimed and local artists and sculptors, lectures, spoken word and dramatic productions are all included on the schedule. In addition, educational opportunities are provided during the festival through a Health and Wellness Fair, Culinary Arts activities and Youth Programs. Grand Festival Day, family fun day of top entertainment, is one of the highlights of the festival and is held in the Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Arena on a Saturday, February 12th from morning into the evening. In addition to the variety of activities and performances, food and retail vendors are also on hand with a wide variety of food, goods and services.

http://www.savannahblackheritagefestival.com/home.html