2017 Savannah Music Festival
The Historic District of Savannah will host more than 100 performances from March 23-April 8, 2017, during the annual 2017 Savannah Music Festival, providing an ideal backdrop for an event that celebrates exceptional artistry in jazz, classical and a variety of American and international musical traditions. This annual 17-day celebration incorporates a carefully curated schedule of popular, folk, traditional, serious and studied music, all performed by renowned artists from across the globe. Known for its intimate venues, devotion to artistic excellence and high production values, SMF also fosters the creation of new work and artistic collaborations.
Tickets to the 2017 festival are now on sale, available online or by phone at (912) 525-5050 and in person at 216 E. Broughton St. in Savannah.
First Friday Art March
Every first Friday of the month, Art Rise Savannah presents the First Friday Art March through the Victorian and Starland Districts of Savannah. Discover local art, music, food and culture all over Georgia’s First City by taking the free Art March Trolley to different galleries and shops around Forsyth Park and Past Forsyth Park. There is FREE entry to all of the First Friday Art March events! The First Friday Art March trolley picks up in approximately 20 minute intervals from 6-9 p.m.
First Friday Fireworks
Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks and River Street Fun! Music, food booths and artists make appearances around the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. This free event is open to the public every month! For more information about First Friday Fireworks, call the Savannah Waterfront Association, who organizes the event, at (912) 234-0295.
CGBG’s Spring Plant Sale
Held once again just prior to Easter – on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 2017 – CGBG’s Spring Plant Sale is the place to get your hands on those more unique or hard-to-find annuals, perennials, Georgia native, shrubs and trees for your property. Free parking on site. The sale takes place on the event field near the Lakeside Pavilion. Be a smart shopper and bring a wagon or small garden cart to collect those finds and to get them to your vehicle more easily!
2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival
Armstrong State University and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, one of the South’s largest Asian celebrations. The Savannah Asian Cultural Festival is free and open to the public. The 22nd Annual Savannah Asian Cultural Festival will bring the continent of Asia to coastal Georgia, celebrate the rich diversity of the area and feature unique cultures, cuisine, live performances and more. For more information about the Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, contact the Office of International Education at Armstrong State University by calling (912) 344-3042.
The Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure
Why is this race important? Because one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. But, when you participate and fundraise for the Race, we fight these statistics together. In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent! Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and together we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer. Packet pickup and registration is at 6 a.m., the survivor processional is at 7:45 a.m., with the walk beginning at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure or to register, call (912) 232-2535.
Bourbon and Bowties
Bourbon & Bowties is Royce Learning Center’s annual fundraiser, a unique event with a spotlight on bourbon, cigars and everything Southern. It will be a night of enjoying cocktails and southern cuisine while dancing to the music of The Chris Thomas Band! Tickets are $75 and include two signature drinks and trolley service.
Savannah Orchid Show
The Savannah Orchid Show, an AOS-juried orchid show, returns to the Andrews Visitor Center at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, sponsored by the Deep South Orchid Society. Hundreds of orchids are judged for their form, color and perfection. Admire entries and show winners! Browse vendors at the 31st annual Orchid Show from across the Southeast to shop for live orchid plants and growing supplies. Bring your orchid plant from home to take advantage of the repotting booth. We also anticipate the return of the wine-and-cheese preview on Friday evening. For more information about the Savannah Orchid Show, contact the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at (912) 921-5460.
Sidewalk Arts Festival
Every year, SCAD students, alumni and high school students create magnificent chalk masterpieces in Forsyth Park for the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. The colorful festival returns with individuals and teams competing to win prizes of up to $1,500. In addition to the sidewalk art, visitors can also see the art of tableaux vivants, or “living pictures” in which actors and models will silently depict a scene as if in a photo. Chalk distribution begins at 10 a.m., drawing at 11 a.m., with judging and results announced in the afternoon.