A southern food and music festival that celebrates Southern foods, music and traditions, located in the heart of beautiful Garden City, Georgia, just 5 minutes from Downtown Savannah. The festival takes place early fall each year.
5901 Ogeechee Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419
Our Flea Market is a bargain hunter’s paradise! This event is held every spring to benefit the work of the Garden City Housing Team.
507 Sharon Park Road
Garden City, Georgia 31408
This popular annual event, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and Police Department, features a massive Easter egg hunt with thousands of hidden eggs.
Other activities include pictures with the Easter Bunny (must have own camera), egg hunt with age group, moon bounce, DJ, kids’ games and prizes.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
507 Sharon Park Road
Garden City, Georgia 31408
The mayor lights the official city tree, a 30-ft. cedar, at Volunteer Park. A Holiday Festival follows at Sharon Park including the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus by fire truck, Christmas caroling, holiday puppet shows, a Moonbounce, arts and crafts, a poinsettia raffle, and performances by the Garden City Senior Citizens Choir and local church groups. Refreshments are provided by Garden City’s Police Department. All events are free and open to the public.
LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY
Garden City Recreation Center
160B Wheathill Rd.
Bazemore Park Baseball Complex
1 Bud Brown Dr.
Opening day for Little League begins with a parade led by Garden City Mayor and City Council members, followed by the coaches and teammates. Celebrations at Bazemore Park and a season-opening baseball game with the first pitch thrown by Garden City mayor follow after. Free event and open to the public.
Events in Downtown Savannah
Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) Join us to kick off your best New Year yet.
Irish eyes are smiling in Savannah every March 17. Our population doubles every year as Irish or Irish for the day pack the Savannah streets and Waterfront for St. Patrick’s Day- “Savannah Style.” Over the years, the parade has become a public event that grows in size every year. To this day, the true St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Savannah remains a deeply religious family event that features authentic Irish music, Celtic dances and great food.
2017 marks the 7th year for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon with the Rock ‘n’ Roll series. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah has become a landmark event for the Hostess City of the South, featuring charming, scenic courses through the historic downtown district and southern hospitality at every turn. Join us in Savannah in 2017 for our series-wide celebration of 20 Years Running!
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.
SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences of all ages through engagement with the musical arts, we advance our vision through an array of musical performances that include dance, film, and narrative programs. The festival operates year-round to produce youth concerts, lectures, in-school touring programs, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, as well as a weekly radio series, recordings, and other online and digital initiatives. SMF stages original, one-time only productions, premieres and double-bills, including many commissioned works. SMF has made collaboration a priority and works with organizations including the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Telfair Museums, Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, HSF/Davenport House Museum, Creative Coast, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah Stopover Festival and a variety of the City’s houses of worship including Temple Mickve Israel, Christ Church Episcopal, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Trinity United Methodist Church, all of which have helped to draw record numbers of tourists and locals alike with each consecutive year since 2003.
The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 50,000 people attend the eight-day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.
The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.
Savannah has the largest urban landmark historic district in the United States. In this 2.5 square mile area, there is an astonishingly preserved genteel city encompassing the beauty, architecture and history of the old South. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe whose colonial plan was based on a grid of residences and broad thoroughfares with spacious public squares at regular intervals. This design has blossomed into a gracious city whose downtown has been enhanced by more than fifty years of preservation activity. Twenty-two oak-canopied squares surrounded by lovely homes and churches give Savannah a character of its own.
Events fill quickly and may have limited seatings, so please reserve your tickets early!