Top Spring Events to Attend in Savannah
Savannah is truly magical in the springtime. Flowers are in bloom, the sun shines all day long and the birds chirp their festive songs. But, perhaps the best thing about springtime in Savannah is the long-awaited return of festival season! Be sure to add these events to your springtime Savannah bucket list.
Savannah Stopover Music Festival
On their way to the legendary SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas, hundreds of bands travel through Savannah, participating in the annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival. Each year, the bands seem to get bigger, the crowds larger and the atmosphere crazier. Regional and national acts take the stage in some of Savannah’s most unique and eccentric venues during this annual festival.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
If you have heard of Savannah, then you have heard of our famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This holiday favorite is one of the largest in the nation and garners the year’s biggest crowd. Revelers come from miles around to celebrate Savannah’s rich Irish heritage at this must-attend event.
The Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens
Admire the buildings, furnishings, décor and stunning gardens of the most elegant homes in Savannah on the annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens. Our city is home to the largest urban landmark historic district in the country. All of the homes and gardens featured in this tour preserve the charm, architecture and history of the old South.
Savannah Music Festival
Almost 30 years old, this annual 17-day festival is Georgia’s largest musical arts event. In fact, it brings nearly 500 artists from all over the globe to Savannah each year! The crowds come from across the nation and around the world. The sounds are varied, the classes abundant and the artists plenty.
Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K
Calling all female runners! Take in 13.1 miles of historic Savannah sites while competing in this annual event. The course takes participants through Forsyth and Daffin Parks and 12 of Savannah’s most legendary squares.
NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens
Each April, the Garden Club of Savannah hosts the North of Gaston Street (NOGS) Tour of Hidden Gardens. The two-day event features tours of seven beautiful, private Savannah gardens and a Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House.
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Perhaps one of Savannah’s most family-friendly springtime events is the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Sidewalk Art Festival. SCAD students, alumni and local high school students create mesmerizing chalk art on squares around Forsyth Park. Visitors can spend an afternoon admiring these chalk masterpieces while taking in the beauty of Forsyth Park in the spring.
River Street Seafood Festival
Traditionally held during the first weekend of May, this riverside favorite is a weekend of live music, the area’s freshest catches and all-around delicious food! Relax, unwind and indulge in the best seafood the Low country has to offer.
Tybee Island Tour of Homes
The younger sister of the Savannah classic, Tybee Island’s version celebrates the coastal accents and architecture of the island’s most beautiful homes.