Top Events


Year-round Thunderbird Inn hosts hundreds of guests looking for out of sight lodging while they're in town for Savannah events. Nearly 200 cultural festivals embrace the city's rich history yearly for entertainment and events hosted at venues such as the nearby Civic Center. Celebrating hip to historic interests from local street art to film, St.Patricks Day and music festivals like Stopover, Savannah is home to many heritages, traditions, the arts, and cultures and that deliver a wealth of great festivals and events happening in Savannah year round.

Savannah’s pet-friendly events include the Weiner Races, pet-friendly picnics in Forsyth Park, and First Friday happenings on River Street’s Rousakis Plaza.


Top Events and Annual Cultural Celebrations / Heritage Festivals in Savannah, Georgia:


  • January: Polar Bear Plunge (New Year's Day), Tybee Island
  • January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance
  • February: Black Heritage Festival
  • February: Savannah Book Festival
  • February: Georgia Heritage Celebrations
  • February: Tara Feis Irish Festival / Savannah Irish Festival (family)
  • February: Valentine's Day Weddings at Davenport House ($100 donation)
  • March: St. Patrick's Day Parade and celebrations
  • March-April: Savannah Music Festival
  • March: Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens
  • April: SCAD International Festival
  • April: N.O.G.S. Hidden Garden Tours
  • April: SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
  • April: Tybee Island Wine Festival
  • May: Savannah Scottish Games
  • May: SCAD Fashion Show
  • May: SCAD Sand Arts Festival, Tybee Island
  • May: Savannah Preservation Festival
  • June: Asian Festival
  • July: 4th of July on the Savannah Waterfront
  • August: Savannah Voice Festival (opera)
  • July: Independence Day Beach Fireworks, Tybee Island
  • September: Savannah Jazz Festival
  • September: Fiesta Latina
  • October: Picnic in the Park (City of Savannah sponsored)
  • October: Oktoberfest on the Savannah Riverfront
  • October: Savannah Folk Music Festival
  • October: Wiener Dog Race
  • October: Savannah Greek Festival
  • October: Savannah Jewish Festival
  • October: Savannah Film Festival
  • October: St. Vincent's Tea and Tour of Homes
  • November: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
  • November: Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
  • November: Savannah Food and Wine Festival
  • November: Savannah Children's Book Festival
  • December: Savannah Bridge Run
  • December: Holiday Tour of Homes by Downtown Neighborhood Association