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Top Fall Events to Attend in Savannah

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Traditionally, the fall season conjures up images of bonfires, costumes and football games. The taste of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and apple also come's to mind right? But, have you ever had VIP access to a film pre-screening? Relaxed on the green at Forsyth Park while listening to jazz?  If not, Savannah’s fall event lineup is sure to surprise and delight you. 

Read on to view the top fall events to attend in Savannah you're sure to enjoy.

The Savannah Jazz Festival hosts free, public concerts in Forsyth Park. 

September

Savannah Jazz Festival

Each fall, jazz artists from around the globe, local legends and rising high school stars converge in Savannah for the annual Savannah Jazz Festival.  From internationally acclaimed artists to regionally well-known performers (and even the area’s military band!), there’s a little taste of jazz for everyone to enjoy.

*The 2021 Savannah Jazz Festival will be live-streamed worldwide.

October

Oktoberfest

Plant Riverside District, one of Savannah's hippest and trendiest entertainment locations, will host Oktoberfest every weekend beginning late September through the month of October. The free family-friendly event will include live music and incredible food, while celebrating and acknowledging this annual German tradition.

Savannah Music Festival

The Savannah Music Festival is a timeless tradition in Savannah, celebrating musical artists, promoting art education, as well as highlighting the beauty of the city. A range of musical genres can be heard all over Savannah, creating an immersive experience that you're sure to get lost in.  

Savannah Film Festival

If you’re a movie buff and looking for a star-studded festival, look no further than the Savannah Film Festival, hosted each year by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Close to 50,000 people attend this annual eight-day event! The competition gets heated between emerging student filmmakers, while well-known directors, actors and producers meet to accept awards and discuss their craft.

Savannah Pride Festival

The Savannah PRIDE Festival’s attendees grow in number each year! Locals mingle with mostly out-of-town guests coming in to enjoy the festivities. The event includes live music, yummy food and beautiful crafts created by local artisans. Come celebrate the inclusivity of Savannah with this long-standing event!

Publix Women's Half Marathon & 5K

Grab your girlfriends and run 13.1 miles through the tree-lined streets and squares of Savannah in the Publix Women's Half Marathon & 5K. Experience some of the city's most scenic spots and even end the race right in front of the famous Forsyth Park fountain. It's the perfect setting for your girls' getaway weekend!

*The 2021 Publix Women's Half Marathon & 5K has been canceled. 

November

Rock n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon

What’s better than participating in a marathon? Participating in the Savannah Rock n’ Roll Marathon! Not only will you be running in one of the nation’s most well known races, but you’ll also be experiencing some of Savannah’s most beautiful sights!

Phil the Park

Forsyth Park is definitely one of the major attractions that Savannah has to offer, and during the city’s annual Picnic in the Park, known this year as Phil the Park, it’s THE place to be. Every year, bands and chorus groups from across the city come together to deliver stunning performances!

Experience new adventures in this iconic city when the weather is milder, the pace is slower and the crowds are smaller.  Fall in Savannah is not only beautiful, it's entertaining.