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Fall Arts Preview: Festival Calendar


Oct. 3-5, River Street

Weiner dogs, German beer, oompah bands. And pretzels!

33rd Annual Savannah Jazz Festival

Sept. 21-27

Forsyth Park, Habersham Village, B&D Burgers

Headliners Sept. 27: Audrey Shakir Quartet, Don Braden Quartet, Jon Faddis w/ Savannah Jazz Orchestra

Picnic in the Park w/ Savannah Philharmonic

Oct. 5, 3-9 p.m. , Forsyth Park

Bring a blanket and a bottle of wine.

Savannah Greek Festival

Oct. 9-11, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church/Hellenic Center

Tasty Greek food, entertainment, dancing, and gifts.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Oct. 9-12

Various venues, Tybee Island, headline entertainment Oct. 11 Mother’s Finest

25th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival

Oct. 10, Ellis Square, 7-11 p.m.

Oct. 11, Old Time Country Dance, 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame Academy

Oct. 12, Grayson Stadium, 1:30-7:30 p.m. , headliner Eliza Gilkyson

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

Oct. 17-19, Richmond Hill

Headliners Blues Traveler. Yummy seafood of all types of varieties in a family-friendly setting.

Savannah Speed Classic

Oct. 23-26, Hutchinson Island

A weekend of racing across the river.

Savannah Film Festival

Oct. 25-Nov. 1, Lucas Theatre, Trustees Theatre, and various venues

Stars, directors, technicians, all meet for one of Savannah’s favorite events. Bronze passes already sold out.

Skidaway Marine Science Day

Oct. 25, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Celebrating the coast’s rich marine life and natural history.

5th Annual Russian Festival

Oct. 25, 10 1.m.-4 pp.m., St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church, 1425 Ft. Howard Rd., Rincon

Yummy Russian and Eastern European food, music, gifts, and church tours.

Shalom Y'all Savannah Jewish Food Festival

Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Forsyth Park

Jewish food delights.


Oct. 31, River Street

A pub crawl. In costume of course.

Harvest Fest

Nov. 7, River Street

Enjoy and purchase locally-grown produce and goods.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Nov. 10-16

Multiple events at Mansion on Forsyth, Savannah Tech, Bethesda Academy, The Westin Savannah Harbor, The Brice. Main event ‘Taste of Savannah’ Nov. 16, Ellis through Johnson Squares, 1-5 p.m.

Slideluck Savannah

Nov. 13, American Legion Ballroom, 1108 Bull Street

Grassroots art and artists displayed and recognized at a fun and festive potluck.


Nov. 13-14, Coastal Ga. Center

Nerds ‘r us, as innovation and discussion abounds. Keynote speaker John Burke.

Savannah Children's Book Festival

Nov. 15, Forsyth Park

Guest authors Lois Lowry (The Giver), Rosemary Wells (Max & Ruby)

20th Annual Telfair Art Fair

Nov. 15-16, Telfair Square

Juried art show and great gift-buying opportunity.

Christmas on the River

Dec. 5-6, River Street

Up the Cup

Dec. 31, River Street

New Year’s Eve celebration.