We’re transitioning into fall here in Savannah, Georgia and those of us at Weichert, REALTORS® – Sumner Real Estate Group would like to share with you some of our favorite October events:
[photo via tybeepiratefest.com]
Tybee Pirate Fest: 10/6 – 10/9
Location: South Beach parking lot on Tybee Island
Arrrr, mateys! Join us on Tybee Island for the 7th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Activities include: the Pirate Victory Parade, Live Entertainment, Costume Contests, Children’s Activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog and grub! The new Swashbucklers Bash (Ages 21 and up) is on 10/6 and 10/7 starting at 11pm, $30 after September 1st and $35 at the door.
First Friday Oyster Roast: 10/7
Location: Riverside at the Westin
The Westin Savannah Harbor hosts their monthly riverside celebration from 7:30pm – 10:30 pm. Enjoy live music, libations and hot fresh grill items & oysters at this relaxed resort setting. Free admission, food and drink al a carte.
Slavery and Freedom in Savannah Symposium: 10/13 – 10/15
Location: Telfair Museums
This program begins with a keynote lecture by Dr. Daina Berry from the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Leslie Harris from Emory University followed by a day and a half of lectures, presentations and speakers about slavery and freedom in Savannah, from the Colonial era through Reconstruction.
City Market Fall Festival of Art: 10/14
Location: City Market
Enjoy music, food, beverages, demonstrations and lectures, and a chance to win artwork from City Market artists. Runs from 5pm – 8 pm. Free admission.
Ogeechee Seafood Festival: 10/14 – 10/16
Location: J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA
Times: 10/14: 5 pm to 11 pm, 10/15 : 10 am to 11 pm, and 10/16: 11am to 5pm
Admission: $5 Friday & Saturday until 4 pm, Sunday; $15 Saturday after 4 pm.
The greatest seafood festival in Coastal Georgia is a quality family event and features continuous entertainment on two stages with bands, dancers and headliners Friday and Saturday nights. Other attractions include the 5K Crab Crawl, a carnival midway, car show, and of course, the greatest seafood found anywhere in Coastal Georgia! Enjoy a grand display of fireworks Saturday night.
Halloween Hike at Oatland: 10/21 – 10/22
Location: Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Come celebrate Halloween with the animals at Oatland Island! Walk with your trickster down our friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from our friendly animal characters. This fun and safe trick-or-treat event features face painting, spooky crafts and many more activities. Costumes and comfortable walking shoes are encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fun goes from 5pm to 7pm both evenings. Adults $6 and children $8 admission.
Savannah Food Festival: 10/22
Location: Mother Matilda Beasley Park
This festival is a local celebration of national Food Day! Activities include food, music, exhibitors, pet-friendly fun, kids’ activities and educational workshops all aiming to promote healthy, sustainable and just food systems in America. 11am to 5pm, free admission.
[photo by Michael Weintrob]
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience: 10/22
Location: American Legion Post 135
3 pm: Join Terrance Simien and his foot-stomping zydeco band for an afternoon dance. Learn more about the Creole music of southwest Louisiana and the Texas gulf. 8 pm: The ballroom at Savannah’s Legion Post is transformed into a Louisiana dance hall with the lively, percussive drive of accordion and rubboard. Admission is $20 and $5 for kids under 12.
Coastal Empire Fair: 10/27 – 11/6
Location: Coastal Empire Fairgrounds & Expo Center
Times: Weekdays 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Weekends Noon-10:30P
The Coastal Empire Fair is an 11 Day Agricultural Fair with rides games and free entertainment plus a Livestock Show on both Saturdays. The fair runs from 5:30pm – 9:30pm on weekdays and from noon to 10:30pm on weekends. Admission is $5.
Savannah Speed Classic: 10/28 – 10/30
Location: Grand Prize of America Track, at the Westin
Get up close and personal with the inner workings of racing with hot lap rides and pit access at the Speed Classic. A unique race track experience brings back Savannah’s racing heritage.
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