Let’s celebrate October by taking part in some of Savannah’s great local events. Here is a list of some of the hottest happenings around town this month.  Remember to check back regularly as events are added as they are announced.

Plant Riverside Oktoberfest, October 1st-October 31st-Events & Times Vary

“Plant Riverside looks forward to celebrating Oktoberfest at Plant Riverside District with a blend of old and new traditions,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We warmly invite local residents and guests to join us at Savannah’s Entertainment District for a festive outdoor Oktoberfest event.” On Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., the Pavilion Tent along the riverfront at Plant Riverside District will feature free live music as well as free keg bowling, bratwurst eating contests and stein holding competitions. Bob and the Polka Dots will perform traditional polka music at the Pavilion Tent from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 3; Saturday, October 9; and Sunday, October 31. In addition, the Pavilion Tent at Plant Riverside District will feature free live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m., showcasing the Eric Culberson Band, Lyn Avenue, Draucker, Nickel Bag of Funk and other talented local and regional artists. Bob Taylor will perform live at the Biergarten on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. Throughout Oktoberfest, 14 exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District will offer a range of food and drink specials.

Poppell Farms opens for the 2021 Fall Season, Weekends Oct. 2-Oct. 31 2021

Opening October 2-31 for the Fall season! Daytime fun: Explore a 10-acre maze, wagon rides and a Pumpkin Patch!  Stay after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to explore the maze with a flashlight (it’s NOT haunted). Beginning October 8, after dark brave the Haunted Trail through the woods!  Areas of the farm are lit for visitors to enjoy some activities after dark.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches by Savannah Children’s Theatre, October 8th-October 17th-(times vary)

Do you know how to recognize a Witch when you see one? Learn the secrets, or risk being turned into a mouse! This spooky play is best enjoyed by ages 10+ and is perfect for Halloween! Get tickets here.

 

Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, October 15th & October 16th (tickets available October 1st), 5:00pm-8:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Take a walk with your Trick or Treaters​ down the forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters in this years fully outdoor event. Mother Earth will be there to show you the way and along the trails various character and candy stops await. There will be crafts, face painting, a fossil hunt and many more monstrous activities that await your arrival.  Tickets are by RESERVATIONS ONLY with no day of – onsite sales.  $5.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Last hike leaves at 8:0​0pm. Check October 1st for when Halloween Hike 2021 reservations will open.

Yoga Relay to Support Family Caregivers, October 15th-5:30pm-9:00pm

You are invited to join them in raising support for our local caregivers by joining together in a yoga relay! What’s a Yoga Relay? They will do 100 sun salutations together – you can do them all yourself, or create a relay team and tag in and out as needed. A caregiver is someone who provides care to another person who is elderly, ill, or disabled. Family caregivers receive little training on how to deliver complicated care. Not surprisingly, research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk for health, emotional, financial, and work-related problems. Hospice Savannah’s Edel Caregiver Institute is your community’s resource for hands-on training and support for family caregivers. 5:30 pm Event Begins | 6:00 pm Sun Salutations begin. Bring your yoga mat, a hand towel, water bottle. Masks encouraged, but not required. Five Spot’s food truck will be on-site serving up your favorite dishes and Johnny Ganem’s will be bartending.
$40 per person ($35 before October 1st)

Puppies and Pirates Treasure Hunt & Adoption Event with the Humane Society, October 16th-12:00pm-4:00pm

Come out on Pirate Fest Weekend for a Treasure Hunt with the Humane Society’s Adoptable Dogs. Grab a pup and your treasure map, and start your hunt on Tybee Island to find all the gems for your pup & yourself. To participate in puppies & pirates everyone must purchase a map. This will be your treasure hunting map. See below
Activities on Map
Start Jenny Rutherford
*pick up map and take a picture for the costume contest (participants and dogs are encouraged to dress up as pirates)
Stop 1. Kelly and Company – An essential Oil Experience
*Take picture with the Pirate ship outside store
Stop 2. Hucapoos
*Grab a beer and find the pirate flag take picture (Huc a poos is pet friendly you are welcome to bring your dog inside. They are excited to be apart of this event)
Stop 3. Dog Park
*Walk the plank and take a picture.
(There will be volunteers outside the dog park to assist with this)
Stop 4. The Lighthouse
*Find the Anchor and take a picture
Finnish at Jenny Rutherford
Turn map in and show pictures
completed map = 10 Raffle tickets
Dog treat bag
It is a 2 mile round trip walk to complete the treasure hunt. They want to use this event to highlight pet friendly businesses and pet safe spots on Tybee since dogs are not allowed on the beach.
You can purchase tickets on the day of but we would prefer if you purchase tickets before. You can purchase tickets by using this link. https://www.humanesocietysav.org/tickets/

SLAM (MID-TERM) – SAVANNAH LOCAL ARTIST MARKET, October 16th-10:00am-5:00pm

For the first time The Savannah Local Artist Market will be holding a second market in 2021 – SLAM Mid-Term! This will be their 4th market which will feature over 60 local and regional artists will be held on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 10 am-5 pm at the Salvation Army Baseball field, 3000 Bee Rd. and Washington Ave. This free outdoor event, with masks and social distance in accordance with current CDC guidelines. The market will feature a wide variety of artists including fine arts, photography, jewelry, potter, fiber, mixed media, sculpture and so much more. Food trucks on site to feed the body after a day of mindful art!

‘FINDING FREEDOM’ FREE FAMILY DAY (JEPSON CENTER ONLY), October 16th-10:00am-5:00pm

Telfair offers a free admission family day to Savannah and Chatham County residents to view the exhibition Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom and other current works on view. The event will include take-home activities available for pickup as well as hands-on activity stations in the museum from 1–4pm, docent tours, and an artist demonstration.

 

Hello Neighbor Community Celebration at Forsyth Park, October 17th-11:00am-6:00pm

LIVE 2021 Hello Neighbor SAV Community Celebration, Sunday October 17, at Forsyth Park (bandshell area). All day Hello Neighbor SAV will host a citywide “Meet Your Neighbor: Community Celebration”, consisting of an interactive sculpture made collaboratively with the community and area Neighborhood Association groups called the “Monument of the Now”.  Pre-activities will start with fundraising yoga at 10 am followed from 11am – 6 pm with a day of food, vendors, community booths, art activities, and entertainment. We will also feature community speakers, artists, musicians, entertainment, neighborhood association community booths, face painting, and activities for people of all ages, so please mark your calendars and register now.

There are FIVE ways to participate;
1- as a participant, by coming and participating in the free interactive art and community building activities.
2 – as a Neighborhood Association group
3 – as a non-profit or artist providing a service, entertainment, musician, speaker or interactive artwork at the event.
4 -as a vendor selling your own local products to support the event with a $35 vendor fee to assist with the cost of the event and promotions.
5 – as a supporter by providing an in-kind or financial donation for this and other free Hello Neighbor SAV events. So please share with your friends and Register to get started.

Yoga Jam Series by New Yoga Now: Sacred Connection, October 17th-1:00pm-2:30pm

NYN’s beloved, intuitive teachers Kendall Beene and Emily Polonus join forces with Matthew Jaidev Duplessie of Audio Soul Healing for this multi-sensory yoga experience! Emily and Kendall incorporate creative movement, powerful breathwork, essential oils, and meditation into a fluid, steady vinyasa sequence. Matthew’s music weaves a vibrational tapestry thoughtfully designed to amplify the energetic intention of the vinyasa sequence. This Yoga Jam will be a treat- designed to cleanse and align the physical and mental bodies and recalibrate the energy body. Release your burdens to remember the sacred connections in your very being!

A percentage of all proceeds for the 10/17 Yoga Jam will be donated to HUGS, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to making affordable behavioral health counselling available to all. Visit https://www.headsupsavannah.org/ to learn more about this amazing local organization!

 

Fall Fair presented by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, October 17th-11:00am-5:00pm

Come out October 17th from 11AM-5PM to enjoy local vendors, food trucks, petting zoo (yes, we said it, petting zoo!), pumpkins, costume contest, adoptable animals and more! Musical talents from the Armadillo Bluff acoustic duo will be on site. To participate in the costume contest for dog or people stop by our Costume Contest Booth. Enter in one or more of the following Categories.
1. Best Pet Costume
2. People+pet theme costume
3. Best DIY costume people
4. Best DIY Costume Pet
5.Best people costume
We can not wait to see what everyone comes up with!
5$ to enter. All money raised goes directly to our medical department! We have had some great prizes donated from our community!
*Our trick-o-treat buckets will be available again for children. Buckets are 10$ each and will allow you access to the kid zone. Which includes games, candy & petting zoo.

Buckets can be purchased online via our ticket link below.
https://www.humanesocietysav.org/tickets/

 

Savannah Music Festival, October 19th-October 24th-Times Vary

They are so excited to announce a series of live music performances from October 19-24, 2021! Find out more at https://www.savannahmusicfestival.org/events/

Howl At The Moon Walk With HSGS, October 20th-7:00pm

Join us for a Spo0o0oky night with your dogs (aka werewolves) in Forsyth Park as we walk through the park on the full moon on October 20th! At the end of the walk our pack will Howl At The Moon. To Register for the walk please purchase a ticket on our website starting August 1st https://www.humanesocietysav.org/tickets/. $10 per dog $15 VIP includes dog walk fee & Glow in the Dark Swag bag. Includes Glow Stick collars, Dog Treats, Poop Bags and more! Funds raised will go towards the HSGS Medical Fund.

Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier Michael Jordan at Stone & Webster, October 21st-6:00pm-8:00pm

Elevate your tastings as guests can enjoy a pre dinner reception at Stone & Webster and a 4 course meal, with hand passed hors d’oeuvres at Baobab and paired with California Wine Gems lead by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan. Michael is one of the best wine experts in the country and is one of only 15 people in the world who hold a certified wine educator diploma from the Society of Wine Educators and Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Reserve your spot at https://www.opentable.com/r/stone-and-webster-chophouse-at-jw-marriott-savannah

SavPhil X Savannah Music Festival Presents: Concerto for Strings, October 21st-Matinee & 7:30pm

The Savannah Philharmonic and the Savannah Music Festival have collaborated to bring you an extraordinary concert on Skidaway Island. The program brings the talents of world-renowned soloists — violist Philip Dukes and string ensemble Escher Quartet — together on stage. From the passionate “Introduction and Allegro” by Edward Elgar, a name many associate with “Pomp and Circumstance,” to “Delights and Dances” by Oscar-winning composer Michael Abels, this concert is not to be missed. Please note proof of vaccination or negative test required for event. Rapid tests not accepted.

 

Harvest Flow + Outdoor Soundbath at The Bellwether House, October 21st-6:30pm

Join them as they light their fire pits and flow under the October full moon in their private courtyard. Be serenaded by crystal singing bowls as the sun sets and be transported by aromatherapy with early scents of clove, cardamom and cedar-wood. After class enjoy their signature fall mocktail and great community. $35

Savannah Stage Company Presents Dracula, October 22, 23, 29 & 30th-Times Vary

Savannah Stage Company is thrilled to present Dracula! Adapted from Bram Stoker’s famous novel by Catherine Bush, directed by Lexi Balaoing Ambrose, and featuring some of your SSC favorites, this is a production you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Running October 22, 23, 29 & 30 at Savannah Repertory Theatre’s Playshop.

 

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, October 23rd-October 30th

Featuring the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. Hosted by SCAD, the annual festival presents a full range of cinematic creativity from professionals and emerging student filmmakers. http://filmfest.scad.edu.

Wag-O-Ween Weekend, October 23rd & October 24th-12:00pm-5:00pm

Savannah’s annual trick-or-treat event for dogs! Dress up with you favorite 4-legged friends and humans and trick-or-treat at Savannah businesses! The two day event allows you to enjoy the event at your leisure, or come back each day and explore a new area as Wag-O-ween is expanding from downtown Savannah to include the Starland District on 2021. Wag-O-Ween supports all local animal rescues – support their efforts and meet adoptable dogs while you collect treats. Funds raised also support the Sara Portman Community Fund, named after the event’s late founder, and focuses on spay and neuter efforts (including education and covering the cost of the procedure). Tickets are now available for purchase here.

Fall Ball 2021: A Savannah Fairytale Event, October 24th-11:30am & 2:30pm

Meet 8+ of your favorite fairytale characters in real life for special photos and interactions, enjoy a magical show with professional voice performances and dances followed by royal games and activities and more!

Yoga Jam Series by New Yoga Now: Rhythm and Flow, October 24th-1:00pm-2:30pm

Our grand finale Yoga Jam is not to be missed! NYN’s beloved co-founder Erin Lambright will guide you through one of her signature brilliant yoga flows to the soulful rhythms of Peyton Willis. Connect with your human roots and flow with freedom!

 

Scary in the Dairy, October 24th-4:00pm-8:00pm

Pegasus Riding Academy in Savannah is hosting Scary in the Dairy 2021 & Haunted Trails. Haunted Hay Rides, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory and games. Plus a pumpkin carving contest at 6PM. Schools can compete. All of the above  and more @ Scary in the Dairy 2021, Sun. Oct. 24, 4-8PM. Proceeds benefit Pegasus Riding Academy Veteran’s Program. After the Scary in the Dairy Sunday festival, Haunted Trails @ Pegasus Riding Academy will be later that night 8-9:30PM Sun. Oct. 24 as well as Oct. 25-30 2021, 6:30-8:30PM.

 

Lulu the Giant Album Release, October 26th-7:00pm

Honored to announce Lulu the Giant’s third album release show ,”Don’t Tell My Friends (I Miss Them)” will be hosted at the Historic Savannah Theater in downtown Savannah, Georgia on Tuesday, October 26th. General admission seating, doors at 6pm show commences at 7pm. Special prologue by Alia Torres and foreword by Danny Moon plus featured guests throughout the evening. After party to follow. $15 pre-sale and $20 day of (sliding scale available by request). Proof of Vaccination required for entry at the door.

 

Electric Moon to Host Dog Friendly “Costumes on the Woof”, October 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Electric Moon Skytop Lounge and The Moon Deck at Plant Riverside District will partner with Woof Gang Bakery to host a special Halloween event for dogs and their owners to enjoy. The first 100 participants will receive festive treats, including sweets for humans and special dog treats from Woof Gang Bakery. The highlight of the event will be the costume contest, where dogs and their owners will be judged on the creativity and originality of their coordinating costumes by a panel of local judges. A $25 participation fee will be collected at the door. All proceeds from the event will be donated to local, no-kill animal rescue organizations. This event is open to the public.

Young woman in a witch costume with a dog

Savannah Ballet Presents Sleepy Hollow, October 29th & October 30th-1:00pm

Savannah Ballet Theatre is back with their original adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! This spooky ballet tells the story of Ichabod Crane and the legend of the Headless Horseman in upstate New York. Join SBT for this gothic tale filled with mystery and suspense! Performed by SBT’s professional dancers, this production is perfect for all ages. $20+ reserved.

 

Spooky Soirée at Hewitt Oaks, October 29th-6:30pm-8:30pm

It’s SpoOky Season, and that means you’re invited to a hauntingly fabulous Ladies Night Out! They’re celebrating with tantalizing hors d’oeuvres served by our zombies, frightfully delicious food stations, and dangerously tasty signature cocktails. Your ticket includes :Complimentary wine & Signature Cocktails, Cheese & Charcuterie Spread, Glam Hors d’Oeuvres, Delish Food Stations,
Desserts, Prizes from their incredible sponsors, Photo ops with cute props and styled backgrounds, Dancing with music by DJ Henry and more! From $75

 

Southbound Brewing Halloween Party, October 29th-7:00pm

Southbound Brewing Co. is teaming up with the Red Shoe Society of the Coastal Empire to present this year’s Halloween costume party! There will be live music starting @7pm featuring Ember City, a grunge/alternative rock starring Sarah Poole and Ryan Taito. DETAILS: •Food Truck from BowTie BBQ •Special Beer Release: Strawberry Milkshake IPA- $2 from every pint purchased goes towards the Red Shoe Society of the Coastal Empire. •Costume Contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. •Raffle

Halloween Bash at Plant Riverside, October 30th-7:00pm-10:00pm

Plant Riverside District will host two exciting Halloween-themed events on Saturday, October 30, both of which are open to the public. Electric Moon Skytop Lounge at Plant Riverside District will host a lively Halloween party and costume contest with amazing prizes on the rooftop of the Power Plant Building overlooking the Savannah River. This spooky, fun-filled event for ages 21 and over will feature a DJ throughout the evening. $20 cover charge at the door. In addition, rock-soul band LaFaye & The Fellas will perform a free live concert at the Pavilion Tent along the Savannah riverfront while dressed up in Halloween costumes from 7-10 p.m. Cirque Divina will showcase a free Halloween Spectacular cirque show along the riverfront at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Halloween pumpkin on a dj table with headphones on dark background with copy space. Happy Halloween festival decorations and music concept. Empty space. Selective focus

Skidaway Island State Park Trunk-or-Treat, October 30th-1:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 1 to 8 PM, Skidaway Island State Park will be hosting Trunk or Treat! There will be lots of outdoor activities that are sure to make for a fun night. They will have carnival-style games (1:00 – 4:30), a dog costume parade with an award for best costume, a pumpkin carving contest, kids’ pumpkin coloring, Trunk-or-Treat (4:30-6:30), and an outdoor Halloween-themed film the entire family can enjoy. If you would like to give out candy or to sign up for the pumpkin carving contest, please call the park office or email ariel.gernatt@dnr.ga.gov to sign up. Pumpkin carving contest entry fee is $7.00. Prizes to be announced. Wear your best costumes, bring your whole family (including your dog), and be ready for a night of fun!
Admission Fee: $5 per vehicle for parking. Dogs must be leashed.