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January
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Celebration
Held the third weekend of January
Savannah celebrates the life and times of this Civil Rights pioneer.

Taste of Savannah
Tempt your taste buds! Restaurants and caterers serve samples of their best menu items that are representative of Savannah. Writers and editors from national food magazines judge the culinary and decoration competition while guests select the Guest Choice Award.

February
Georgia Heritage Celebration's Colonial Faire and Muster
The celebration of the founding of the Colony of Georgia in Savannah on February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe has been a tradition among Georgians since 1734. The Celebration encourages a better understanding of, and appreciation for, Georgia history. Various events seek to promote the study and preservation of the state’s rich history and the historical sites, documents, and other materials which offer a window on that past.

Black Heritage Festival
Cultural and intellectual activities including dance performances, musical concerts, lectures, art exhibits and more.

March
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Held March 17
Location: Savannah Historic District
It isn’t easy being green - unless you're Savannah. How do you manage more than 250,000 weekend guests? You throw the South's most famous and the southeast's largest St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The Savannah Historic District marks its St. Patrick's Day's Celebration with festivities along the waterfront and a parade on March 17 where the streets are lined with revelers in green, and cocktails and grits are dyed to match.

Savannah Music Festival
Held in late March
Location: Downtown Savannah
This captivating celebration of the cultural arts is held in the Historic District of Savannah featuring world-class music in downtown venues. This festival lasts for 15 days and includes numerous international talents including blues, classical, jazz and world.

Annual Tour of Homes & Gardens
Location: Historic District
This annual spring event offers self-guided walking tours through private homes and gardens in Savannah's National Landmark Historic District.

April
International Festival
The annual international festival celebrates the college's international art community and shares it with the entire Savannah community. Highlights of the event include international cuisine at "Cuisine from Around the World," dance demonstrations, music, a global fashion show and art and cultural displays.

N.O.G.S. Tour of Hidden Gardens
Admission Charged
This walking tour includes eight walled gardens plus the award-winning Massie School Garden, one of the Garden Club's community projects. Different private gardens are selected each year for their excellence of design, historical interest and beauty.

Sidewalk Art Festival
Location: Downtown Savannah
Admission Free
This annual event draws thousands of people to watch SCAD students create chalk masterpieces on historic Forsyth Park squares along with a student and faculty art exhibition, fair, food and children's and youth areas for young artists.

Savannah Garden Expo
The enchanting garden show features an open-air market, exhibition gardens, workshops, demonstrations, seminars and lectures.

Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, PGA Champions Tour
Location: The Club at Savannah Harbor
Admission Charged
Come and enjoy some of golf's all time greatest players as they tee up at the home of the PGA Tour of Champions, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf; experience Troon Golf and The Club at Savannah Harbor.

Blues & BBQ Festival
Location: Roundhouse Railroad Museum
blues and the smell of slow-cooked barbeque as the annual Night in Old Savannah Blues & BBQ Festival gets underway. Great music, food, drinks, trains and more!

Spring Fling Art and Music Festival
Art and music festival featuring more than 50 artists from the southeast along with local musicians.

May
Savannah Seafood Festival
Surfin' on the Savannah River with sensational seafood, live entertainment, daily beach party bash and much more.

Savannah Shakespeare Festival
City Lights Theatre performs live Shakespeare classics, dance performances, Kids for Kids Theatre and more.

Scottish Games Festival
Traditional style Scottish Games Festival featuring competitions, clan displays and booths, food and drink, music of the bagpipes and other Scottish music.

Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade
Held Memorial Day weekend
Location: Tybee Island Beach
Celebrate the arrival of summer with a huge water fight. Parade of fellow water warriors enhances this family friendly experience.

SCAD Sands Arts Festival
This annual event invites sand-loving SCAD students to create forms in the sand on the beaches of Tybee Island. Four contests are available for viewing: sand castle, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture.

June
First Saturday on the River
Held on the first Saturday of the month
Location: River Street
This event, held on the fist Saturday of June and features local art, crafts, entertainment and food on beautiful historic River Street.

Savannah Asian Festival
Volunteers from many Asian organizations, including Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Thai, and Pakistani, plan this public festival to showcase the talents of the Asian community in Savannah. The festival features activities such as food booths selling Asian delicacies, cultural booths with demonstrations, art and educational hands-on workshops in Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Henna Skin Decoration, Korean Games, and Filipino Bamboo Pole Dancing; and fascinating performances of Asian dance, music and martial arts.

July
Fourth of July on the Waterfront
Held on the fourth of July
Location: On the Waterfront
Fantastic fourth celebration featuring artists from around the region, food, fun and fabulous fireworks over the Savannah River.

Fourth of July Fireworks on the Beach
Held on the fourth of July
Location: At the beach
Tybee Island's Independence Day celebration with fireworks on the beach.

August
First Saturday on the River
Held on the first Saturday in August
Location: River Street
This event held on the first Saturday of August and features local art, crafts, entertainment and food on beautiful historic River Street.

Seafood & Music Festival
This two day event features local and national music acts and island cuisine.

September
Savannah Jazz Festival
A wonderful week long celebration of blues and jazz that promotes, preserves and perpetuates this exquisite art form through performances by great musicians throughout the coastal empire.

October
Oktoberfest
It's an oompah stomping, dachshund dashing, bratwurst tasting and beverage toasting weekend with your friends on the river. Featuring arts and crafts, live entertainment, oompah bands, wiener dog races, fabulous food and much more!

Savannah Greek Festival
The three-day Greek Festival includes authentic Greek foods and pastries, merchandise, grocery products and live music.

Savannah Film Festival
The festival features the best in independent, innovative and influential films and videos from around the world, as well as panel discussions and presentations by visiting artists.

Jewish Food Festival - Hard Lox Café
Location: Hard Lox Café
Experience a taste of Savannah’s Jewish soul food. Experience the tastes of Hard Lox Cafe sweets with all the flavors of Jewish heritage.

November
Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights
Location: On the waterfront
Bring the family to enjoy the kick-off of the Savannah Harbor Holiday Series on the waterfront. Over 60 festively decorated yachts and sailboats parade along the Savannah River followed by a fireworks extravaganza.

December
Christmas on the River
Dash your way to River Street for a merry holiday. View a Christmas parade with carolers, bells, and Santa; also featured are displays of arts and crafts.

Holiday Tour of Homes
Location: Historic District
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of homes in Savannah's lovely Historic District. Private residences representing the full range of Savannah's historic downtown neighborhood are open to the public during the special season. Each tour includes a holiday tea.

Arts & Entertainment
Trustees Theatre
216 E Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
The theater hosts a variety of performances, concerts and lectures for the college and community. By restoring the theater to its former Art Modern splendor and by attracting major performers, it has contributed to the revival of the Savannah theater district.

Ballet
Savannah Ballet
6709 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31406
Founded July 2003, Ballet Savannah is a new era of professional ballet in Savannah.

Sports
Savannah SandGnats Professional Baseball
Class A affiliate of the Expos
1401 E. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404
Season runs April - November
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