Spring in Savannah: So Much To Do!

Oyster Roast Savannah

First Friday Oyster Roast at The Westin

Spring in Savannah might be the best time to be in The Hostess City. Saint Patrick’s Day unofficially starts the celebration off with a bang, but the mild temperatures and blooming Azaleas set the stage for some of the best events of the year for tourists and locals alike. Whether you are seeking world class music, fireworks on the Savannah River, a race through Forsyth Park, or a simple stroll through the cobblestoned streets, Savannah has something for you to do that is just your speed. Here are a few of our favorite events happening this Spring:

Savannah Music Festival (March 23-April 8)

Established in 1989, the Savannah Music Festival has become the largest musical event of the year. World-renowned musicians perform intimate shows throughout the city over the course of 17 days. Classical and Jazz ensembles remain at the forefront, but this celebration’s eclectic range impresses each and every year. One of the best elements of the entire festival is the creative blend of musical styles that might share a bill. Where else are you going to be able to jam to sounds of a North Carolina based the roots/rock band (Hiss Golden Messenger) and a 10-piece Pakistani rock band (Sounds of Kolachi)?

Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon/5K

Savannah Women’s Half Marathon/5K Presented by Publix

Savannah Women’s Half Marathon/5K (April 8)

If you had to run one race, why not make it in Savannah where it starts and ends in Forsyth Park? The Savannah Women’s Half & 5K leads participants throughout the historic district, past 13 of the 22 iconic squares and ends at one of the most photographed fountains in the world. The event is also bookended by a free Fitness Fashion expo the day before and an hour-long yoga session in Ellis Square. Sounds like a perfect excuse for you and your gal-pals to race down to Savannah!

Heavy lifting Highland games

Caber Toss at the Savannah Scottish Games

41st Annual Savannah Scottish Games

This festival is more than just kilts and pipes. The Savannah Scottish Games is a true celebration of Celtic heritage and culture. While the heavy lifting athletics like the caber toss get most of the publicity, there will also be traditional Highland food, drink, musical/dance performances and even a genealogy booth to see if you are as Scottish/Irish as you claim to be. Don’t forget to bring the wee ones too, as there are several competitions and events catered just for kids.

Honorable Mentions:

First Friday Oyster Roasts (Every 1st Friday from March-November)

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens (April 21-22)

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 29)

SCAD Sand Arts Festival (May 12)

Crawl of the South (May 27)