May in Savannah: 1950s – 1960s Retro America All Over!

When one looks at the line of May events in Savannah, it’s impossible to miss that the retro spirit is alive and well in Savannah, GA:

Sand Gnats minor league baseball

1-6: SCAD Style

2 Doggie Carnival

9: Mother’s Day

15: Armed Forces Day

15: SCAD Fashion Show

May 21:The Bicycle Thief (1948), Trustees Theatre

22: Swamp Thing, (ART), Ogeechee

31: Memorial Day

Remember, you’ll be in songwriter Johnny Mercer’s hometown — Savannah. Think “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses”!

So, our recommendations for your first stops will include a few of Johnny Mercer’s favorite spots —

Next door to the vintage Trustees Theatre is Leopold’s Ice Cream. Here you’ll find Mr. Mercer’s favorite Tutti Frutti ice cream.

Next stop: Johnny Harris Restaurant (Victory Drive), near historic Grayson Stadium where the Sand Gnats minor league baseball is played. The Mercer family advises Harris’s fried chicken was Mr. Mercer’s favorite. At Johnny Harris, settle into one of the kitchen booths for casual retro, or ask for a dining room booth for a nostalgic look back to the days when Friday night big band played out in the circular dining room.

The Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah embraces the era of the 1950s forward. We explore the city digs ourselves, often and we are happy to share the fascinating places that the locals love to showcase. Our “Staff Picks” are popular recommendations to help our guests to enjoy the best of retro and classic Savannah.

Please, let us know how we may assist, anytime! – info@thethunderbirdinn.com