Savannah Events Calendar – January 2018

  • Tybee Polar Plunge
    Date: January 1, 2018
    Time: 11 am
    Location: Tybee Pier and Pavillion

Join thousands of brave souls and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12 noon on New Year’s Day.  It’s a great way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to start off the New Year! Registration comes with a souvenir long-sleeve 2018 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt! The fun kicks off with the legendary Gang of Goofs costume contest and parade on the Tybee island Pier and Pavilion at 11 am! So gather up your gang of goofy friends and family, dream up your wackiest costumes and compete for great cash prizes!

The Savannah Tire Hockey Classic is a collegiate hockey tournament that features four of the South’s most exciting hockey programs: University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State.

Join us at the The Kimpton Brice Hotel at 2 p.m. to pick up a Savannah Art Walk (SAW) map and meet some of our fabulous artists! Then at 3 p.m. we invite you to explore the wonderful galleries in downtown Savannah that are participating in our event. At 6 p.m. join us at the The DeSoto for our After-Party, where we will have our art raffle!

With hundreds on entries, this parade is a showcase for organizations wishing to express thanks and remembrance of the life and works of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Comprised of innovative digital artworks, projection performances, and engaging family programs, the 12th annual PULSE Art + Technology Festival has something for art and tech lovers of all ages. This year’s featured exhibition – Radiance, is an immersive site-specific installation that creates a luminous environment based on the concepts of sacred geometry and vibrant matter. Women in the engineering and technology industry will also be highlighted with a film screening followed by presentations from local women in both fields. Visitors can also expect a variety of new interactive creations that allow them to fly over landscapes, practice survival in high water level situations, as well as evening performances by festival mainstays the Medeology Collective and Alessandro Imperato.

Registration closes Jan 15. The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host a Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) for students grades 7-12. This event will allow student participants to:

  • Learn about current ocean conservation topics includingmarine debris, habitat restoration and citizen science.
  • Brainstorm and develop community project plans addressing ocean conservation.
  • Attend skill-building workshops such as fundraising, social networking and leadership training to promote project success.
  • Connect and network with other interested students and professionals.