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Contest launched for Picnic in the Park theme
Last year's Picnic in the Park - photo by Geoff L. Johnson

Savannah’s largest single-day outdoor music event, Picnic in the Park, happens Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in  Forsyth Park, with a headlining musical program from the Savannah Philharmonic.

This year the Philharmonic invites the public to help develop a celebratory slogan for the annual celebration.

This year’s Picnic in the Park slogan will be inspired by the word ‘kaleidoscope,' describing the event's multi-faceted nature.

This contest has been launched on Savannah Philharmonic’s Facebook page (, so anyone can enter the competition by submitting their ideas for a suitable theme.

The contest winner will be treated to VIP seating at Picnic in the Park, and will receive six tickets to the Holiday Spectacular Family Matinee concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, a $100 Enmarket gas card, and will be invited to join the judging panel for the best picnic site on the day of the event.

The winner will also be recognized on social media and from the stage during Picnic in the Park. Entries may be submitted on the Savannah Philharmonic’s Facebook page through July 31 for a chance to win. The single winner will be announced on August 2.

In the spirit of the event, attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, as well as participate in the themed picnic venue contest.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, Picnic in the Park has served as one of Savannah’s most popular and well-attended community events. Over 18,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festivities, which are free and open to the public.

The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard will take part and the 3rd ID will again provide their salute cannons as part of the program.

Savannah Philharmonic will begin its program at 7 p.m., following an afternoon of lively performances by area school bands and choruses as well as local musicians.

The 2019 Picnic in the Park event will be presented by these sponsors: Enmarket, the City of Savannah, Georgia Power, HunterMaclean, Stage Front, Gulfstream, Wet Willie’s, Cordasco & Company P.C., The Eichholz Law Firm, Corona, Service Brewing Co., and Leopold’s Ice Cream.