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Fall Arts: Festivals

Sun-Sat. Sept. 22-28

Savannah Jazz Festival — A week of free jazz at multiple venues around town, chiefly Forsyth Park. Headliners this year include Anat Cohen, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dan Wilson, Dolette McDonald, Eric Culberson Band, and Howard Paul Quintet.

Sat/Sun Sept. 28-29

Responsible Dog Owner Weekend — The weekend kicks off with The Savannah 8K-9, The Fast and the Furriest Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk. The Savannah 8K-9, The Fast and the Furriest Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk. Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy.

Sat Sept. 28

La Fiesta Latina — Yearly celebration of Latino culture, food, and music happens on River Street, noon-8 p.m.

Savannah Pagan Festival — Emmett Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fri/Sun Oct. 4-6

Oktoberfest — Celebrate Oktoberfest and German culture on the river. River Street

sat Oct. 5

Graveface Fright Fest — 3 p.m.-midnight atthe Lucas Theatre. Five horror flicks plus merch vendors.Sunday Oct. 6

sun Oct. 6

Picnic in the Park — Collaboration with the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, the Savannah Philharmonic, local colleges, and several corporate and community partners, and the 3rd ID. Free in Forsyth Park

Thu-Sat Oct. 10-12

Savannah Greek Festival — The annual festival will feature homemade Greek foods, Greek desserts, Greek dancing, Greek music, church tours, market place, and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage. Savannah Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street.

Thu-Sun Oct. 10-13

Tybee Island Pirate Festival — The 15th annual Tybee Pirate Festival is headlined by Great White this year. The Buccaneer Ball is Thursday night. The Festival itself runs Fri. 5-11 p.m. and Sat. 11-11, with the Pirate Victory Parade 3-5 p.m. Lez Zeppelin and Great White play that night. The Festival continues Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Sat

sat Oct. 12

Hello Neighbor: Community Pride Parade — This project is intended to bridge gaps between each of us and our neighbors by providing a space that everyone in the community can participate, while encouraging the least represented to take front stage. Although everyone is encouraged to participate a special invitation is extended to include women’s, minority, immigrant, multi-cultural, LGBTQ groups or individuals. The idea is to see and give voice to everyone while promoting social, political and economic equality locally and globally. Forsyth Park, Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

Sunday Oct. 13

Savannah Food Truck Festival — Featuring food trucks, yoga in the park, VIP beer and wine tasting, live music on two stages, craft vendors, and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Ave.

Fri/Sat Oct. 18-19

The Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival — Weekend of mouth-watering seafood, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival rides and so much more. Headliners are The Marshall Tucker Band with David Lee Murphy and Crawford & Power. $8 advance, $10 door J. F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill.Fri

Thu-Sat Oct. 24-26

Savannah Pride — This year’s theme of Myths & Legends, is a recognition and a celebration to all those who have come before us and all those who are currently paving the way. The MasQueerade happens Thursday night 8 p.m.-midnight in Starland Yard. The Savannah Pride Parade happens Saturday at 8 p.m. downtown. The Pride "Pawrade" happens Saturday 10 a.m. in Ellis Square. The Queerest Bar Crawl in the South is from noon-6 p.m. Get all your info at urday Oct. 26

Sat Oct. 26

Halloween Comic Fest 2019 — Free Halloween comic books, costume contests, and free treats. 10 a.m. Odin and Sons: Comics and Collectibles, 6 E. State St.

Isle of Hope Art and Music Festival — Enjoy live music and art on Isle of Hope. 11 a.m.. Isle of Hope Marina, 50 West Bluff Dr.

Sat-Sat Oct. 26-Nov. 2

SCAD Savannah Film Festival — Spotlight the hottest trends in entertainment all year long. Participants benefit from the experts, information and creative work covering a broad range of fields including animation, gaming, television and digital media, and augmented and virtual reality. Full schedule comes out Oct. 1. -Nov. 2. Downtown Savannah.

Sunday Oct. 27

Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival — Participants of all ages will enjoy a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment including music and dance. 11 a.m.. Monterey Square, Bull and West Wayne Streets.

Sat/sun Nov. 2-3

Rock n’ Roll Marathon and half marathon — The musically themed Rock 'n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon, known for Bringing the Fun to the Run, returns to the Hostess City for its ninth year. The Strumbellas will take to the Rock 'n’ Roll Concert Stage outside the finish line festival at Forsyth Park.

Sat Nov. 9

Taste of Savannah — The main event of the Savannah Food and Wine Fest happens noon-4 p.m. at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

Mon-Sun Nov. 4-10

The Savannah Food and Wine Festival — The Savannah Food and Wine Festival celebrates the best the South has to offer in the quintessential Southern hostess city. The festival brings together culinary excellence, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more.