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May Happenings

Is it almost May already?! Time flies, especially when you get to call Savannah your home. The weather is already pretty warm, the azaleas will absolutely take your breath away, and the events this May will have you outside enjoying all of the Spring sunshine. From launching a water assault on Tybee Island to chucking stones the Highland way, there is no shortage of outdoor fun in The Hostess City.

SCAD Sand Art Festival: May 1, 2015—North Beach, Tybee Island

Admission: Free

Remember making sand catles on the beach when you were a kid? Well, the students Savannah College of Art and Design take it to a whole new level. This annual competition incorporates using sand and anything else found on the beach to create works of art. There are four categories: sand castle design (is your nostalgia kicking?), sand relief, sand sculpters (our personal favorite) and wind sculpture.

River Street Seafood Fest: May 1-3, 2015—Rousakis Riverfront Plaza 115 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401 USA                                                                        \

Admission: Free

One of the most fun weekends of the spring, the River Street Seafood Fest is a party that will keep you coming back year in and year out. You’ll get to taste some of the best shrimp, oysters crab and more from some of Savannah’s finest restaurants. This longstanding celebration all starts Friday, May 1 from 4-10 p.m., continue on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday is also First Friday on River Street, so that means fireworks! There will also be live music from the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage, so bring your best Hawaiian shirt, flip flops and a hearty appetite.

39th Annual Savannah Scottish GamesMay 2, 2015—Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue

Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, Parking is Free


Did you think that St. Patrick’s Day had the monopoly on bagpipes in Savannah? Well, the Savannah Scottish Games are the 4th oldest in the Southeaster United States and showcase the competition, culture and activities from as early as 100 AD.  Savannah’s games


It was tradition for Highland warriors to build strength in between battles by training with everyday implements like stones, tree trunks and blacksmith hammers. These items make up much of the arsenal for today’s Heavy Athletics competitors.


If you are not into chucking a tree trunk down the course, there are plenty of other activities including children’s activities/events, shopping, dancing competitions, food/drink, music and more.

You can find tickets at all Savannah area banks, as well as our tour partner Molly MacPherson’s Pub.


Tybee Island Beach Bum ParadeMay 15, 2015—Tybee Island

Admissioin: Free

 You might  be thinking that a parade in the middle of May doesn’t sound that exciting, but when that parade is armed to the nines with water guns, hoses and all kinds of water-flinging paraphernalia, you’ll think again. This all-out soak fest is fun for the whole family and a great way to cool off.