Savannah Events Calendar – May 2017

Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the Tybee Wine Festival. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit historic Tybee Post Theater. The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events. Now in its 9th year, the Festival will feature fun and unique wine and food experiences, combined with extraordinary live musical performances – all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island.

First Fridays in Starland celebrates local business, art, and food in Savannah’s coolest neighborhood! Join us every First Friday of the month from 6-9PM.

Come join us for some spectacular fireworks over Savannah River Street!

Enjoy a day viewing coastal architecture and décor. From historic cottages to sunny contemporary homes, the tour’s 20th event will delight and inspire. The tour features eight beautiful homes and one renovated Airstream travel trailer in multiple locations on Tybee Island.

Join us for a day of enchantment! This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative play. Dress in costume and flaunt your wings in our fashion show; mine for magic gems; frolic in the enchanted forest for a fairy surprise; construct a fairy village; enjoy games and crafts inspired by the natural world.

Bring the whole family and stroll through Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home. Additional fees may apply. All proceeds go to feeding our magical animal kingdom! Cost is regular admission to Oatland Island Wildlife Center as well as some extra fundraising activities during the event.

This family (and canine!) friendly festival features fun for everyone – big and small! Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Our four-legged guest can partake in the doggie derby, doggie agility equipment, paw print art, pet paint, doggie pools, tests to see if they would do well as emotional support dogs, doggie and me photo booths, dog treat decorating, doggie fortune telling, doggie ice cream and much more! Our human friends can enjoy food truck fare and there will be beer for the 21 and over crowd!

  • SCAD Sand Arts Festival
    Date: May 12, 2017
    Time: Contestants begin work at 10 am
    Location: Tybee Island South Beach

Spend the day on Tybee Island’s picturesque South Beach and watch in awe as elaborate creations rise from the sand and sway in the wind. Enjoy the picture-perfect setting and cheer on your favorite SCAD artists. The SCAD Sand Arts Festival is one for the bucket list.

Free and open to the public! The Savannah community is invited to enjoy a day of family fun with Coastal Heritage Society staff and our partners sharing engaging programs and activities. The Dark Shark – Taco Attack food truck and Savannah Square Pops will be on site to help us kick off the occasion with some tasty snacks for purchase.

Explore the Historic District of Savannah by visiting artists and galleries on the every second Saturday of the month! Meet at River Street Inn at 2 p.m. for a warm introductory welcome. Pick up your map, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, and meet some of our artists!

From 3-6 p.m., head out to see all of the participating galleries of the season. The evening comes to a close at the Andaz, where there will be a wine pour, a gratis, and a raffle at 6 p.m. Guests who have visited 10 or more galleries 6 p.m. will be entered into a drawing for VIP Gifts, which can include free hotel night stays, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets or gallery gift certificates.

Experience the SCAD Savannah Runway Show, a juried celebration of fashion featuring premier SCAD School of Fashion senior and graduate student collections. Attire for this outdoor event is casual chic, and guests are invited to wear springtime ensembles that showcase personal style. Following the show, guests will have the opportunity to purchase select garments and accessories created by SCAD alumni.

Free Multi-cultural, family friendly fun event on River Street with vendors and bounce houses.

Savannah has attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the largest bar crawl two years in a row with no success. We got within 500 crawlers both times, but it just wasn’t meant to be. We are going to continue the South’s LARGEST and most POPULAR bar crawl in 2017 but hold off from getting Guinness World Records involved. We will attempt the record again in 2018!! Until then, come downtown Savannah and enjoy what 2017 has in store for you. EVERYONE who registers for this crawl will get their choice of retro/retired bar crawl t-shirts, left over from past events.