Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.
Things to Do in Savannah
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market
Prohibition Cocktail Classes
Monday & Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prohibition Cocktail Classes at Congress Street Up inside the American Prohibition Museum. Enjoy tidbits of history with every sip! Our certified bartenders will teach you how to make classic cocktails while discovering the history behind them. Learn new skills, enjoy your creations, and show off your newly acquired talents by playing bartender at your next event! Limited space available. What’s Included: -Professional Bartender Tools, -Step-By-Step Recipe for 2 Cocktails (1 Shaken, 1 Stirred), -Learn the History of Prohibition Era Cocktails. Check it out or (912) 220-1249
13th Annual Savannah Book Festival
February 13-16th: The Savannah Book Festival will be held in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Historic District, bringing in renowned authors for all kinds of events throughout the week. For more information, please contact Executive Director Erika Dongre at (912) 598-4040 or email@example.com. For extensive Festival information, please visit www.savannahbookfestival.org.
Savannah Riverboat Cruises’ Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise
– Prices: $199.90 per couple. Join us February 14th for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise! This 2 hour cruise includes a premium 5-course plated dinner, live entertainment, bottle of house wine or champagne, fresh cut flower bouquet and dancing!! Boarding starts at 6 p.m., departs at 7 p.m., returning at 9 p.m. Advanced reservations are required.**ADULTS ONLY – NO KIDS**
2020 Savannah Irish Festival
8th Annual Savannah Blues Festival
Tybee Island Mardi Gras Festival
– Tybee is a natural setting for the Mardi Gras event due to its unique character and fun-loving residents. The event will encompass the traditions of Mardi Gras, an event with origins dating back to the ancient Romans and carried on today in cities such as Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras is held on the last day before the start of Lent. Tybee will be dressed in an array of purple, gold and green flags depicting the Tybee Island Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras Tybee will include the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party featuring free live entertainment and more.
Savannah Stopover 2020
March 5-7: Roadtripping artists on their way to SXSW Music Conference tend to stop by Savannah Stopover on their way to Texas for a weeekend of musical discovery. Some of the bands featured at Savannah Stopover before their big break include Grimes, of Montreal, The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Mac Demarco, Margo Price, Julien Baker, St. Lucia, DIIV, Ra Ra Riot, and hundreds of others. https://www.savannahstopover.com/.
Greening of the Fountain at Forsyth Park
It’s a tradition in Savannah to dye all of the fountains green and it all starts with the with everyone’s favorite – the fountain in Forsyth Park. During this ceremony, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal pours green dye into the water with the help of a bunch of friends and family, because we all know that St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah wouldn’t be the same without green water in all of the city’s fountains.
First Fridays in Starland District
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 13-14, 2020 | 10 a.m.-midnight. Out of all of the festivals and events on River Street and in City Market, none is bigger, better or greener than their St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Vendors line the street with gifts and goodies and bands perform live music on stages all over downtown Savannah. These two hot spots are where the real St. Paddy’s Day party is. Guests can hit up City Market for a good time with great jams or grab a drink and enjoy the fun down on River Street by the Savannah River.
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This main event brings everything together – family, friends and fun. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah is the second largest in the U.S., right behind New York. More than 500,000 people are expected to visit and enjoy the city-wide festivities