We are often asked, “What’s there to do in Savannah?” and with a quiet smile we share, and share and share. The quality and quantity of everyday adventures in Savannah is legend. Our history and architecture alone justifies a 3-day submersion into culture and food and art. If this is not enough, or you have been Savannah-friendly for a while now, we will help you find more to love about our city by honing in on some of your other interests and building an itinerary fit for you.
Are you interested in music events: We’ve got the Savannah Jazz Festival (September 18-25) as well as the “Rock and Run: Picnic in the Park” concert (October 2) and the Savannah Folk Music Festival (October 7-9). You might also want to check out Live Wire Music Hall and other venues for more live music events throughout the fall and winter season.
Oh, you want to know what rocks around the movie scene? Well, aside from all those movies of fame shot in and around Savannah (Forest Gump, Bagger Vance, Gone With the Wind, The Conspirator and of course, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” are just a few), we are fortunate to have the internationally acclaimed Savannah Film Festival presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design. This year’s event is an 8-day festival of independent filmmakers and student submissions from around the world and attracts such honored guests as Liam Neeson, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Isabella Rossellini and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This year’s festival runs from October 29 thru November 5, 2011.
Outdoor adventures makes your clock run smoothly? Coastal Georgia offers some mighty fine kayaking and canoeing in saltwater marshes and waterways or perhaps you desire a day of deep water fishing –no problem. Our joggers and runners keep in shape with a run around Forsyth Park – the largest park in Savannah’s historic district and new home to a legend event in the running world – The Rock-n-Roll Marathon (November 2-5) which also happens to tie in nicely for our music aficionados!
Food, glorious food! I had a guest tell me that Savannah restaurants rival the cuisine available to her in New York City – and while flattered at her kudos for Savannah’s great food – I found it no great surprise. Not only do we have world class fare in this Jewel of the South city, but we also have a plethora of food-centered events as well. October 1 and 2 have us enjoying the Annual Oktoberfest on the Riverfront, while the Savannah Greek Festival is held October 13 thru 15, and October 30 is the date for the Shalom, Y’All Festival in Forsyth Park!