Say “hello” to September in the best way possible by taking part of some of the great events Savannah is offering. 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.
Savannah Philharmonic will perform several free outdoor Savannah concerts this Fall 2022. Some concerts will be in neighborhoods around Savannah as part of their Phil the Neighborhoods series.
9/24-Hull Park 7:00pm-8:00pm
9/25-Savannah Yacht Club 3:00pm-4:00pm
9/30-Tanger Outets 6:00pm-7:00pm
Moon River Brewing Kicks off Oktoberfest, September 24th-26th, October 1st-3rd
They’re celebrating OKTOBERFEST in the BIERGARTEN three weekends in a row— starting next Friday 9/16 at the six o’clock toast with the return of SAVANNAH FESTBIER and German food specials all weekend long. PROST!
FREE 41st Savannah Jazz Festival Saturday in Forsyth Park, September 24th-2:00pm
3:15 Savannah Jazz Hall of Fame Band
4:30 The Saturn Quartet
5:45 Stephen Gordon Quartet with Jason Marsalis
7:00 U.S. Navy Band Commodores
8:15 Quentin Baxter Quintet
9:30 Kari Kirkland with The Savannah Jazz Orchestra
Two Tides Oktoberfest, September 24th-12:00pm-8:00pm
It’s ‘bout that time! Save the date for their 5th annual Oktoberfest. Saturday, September 24th. 12pm-8pm. Event glassware (you’re not going to want to miss out on this year’s design), pretzels, brats, live music, and our stein-holding contest hosted by the one-and-only James Massey.
The second annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will showcase a blend of old and new German traditions from Saturday, September 24 through Saturday, October 29. All family-friendly festivities are free and open to the public and will take place at Plant Riverside District, located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St. Every Saturday from 1-4 p.m., the Pavilion Tent along the riverfront at Plant Riverside District will feature free live polka music by Bob and the Polka Dots as well as a free keg toss, bratwurst eating contests and stein holding competitions. Throughout Oktoberfest, the exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District will serve specialty beers as well as food and beverage options for all ages.
Savannah Day of Peace, September 25th-12:00pm-4:00pm
The Savannah Day of Peace will feature a Peace Parade led by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and Savannah City Council members, Courageous Conversation Circles designed to encourage deeper dialogue to promote peacebuilding, a wellness area for mental health and a Youth Artists Corner. The 2022 Peacebuilder Award Honoree will also be announced, and the City of Savannah’s new Peace Proclamation will be on display.
“Savannah is known as Georgia’s First City, and we’re deeply honored to be the first city in the Peach State to celebrate the International Day of Peace in an intentional way,” said Jill Cheeks, Executive Director of The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, Inc. “We want to bring people together to build relationships among citizens, focus on the good in our community, celebrate local peacebuilders and increase the peace. This event is a coordinated effort by the community to counter violence and to save lives.”
The Mediation Center plans to maintain the momentum and to create a larger movement by organizing monthly peacebuilding events at different locations across Chatham County. These events will feature neighborhood-based activities designed to engage local community members, youth, faith leaders, law enforcement, business and professional associations in peacebuilding efforts.
Salts & Suds at Service Brewing, September 25th-12:00pm
One More for the Road, September 25th-7:00pm-8:30pm
Direct from Carnegie Hall! Bob Anderson stars in ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD, an acclaimed Sinatra reenactment concert honoring The Great American Songbook––with a stunning 32-piece orchestra, Sinatra’s original charts and an Emmy winning makeup artist. This is as close to hearing and seeing Ol’ Blue Eyes as you’re ever gonna get. Tickets: https://www.savannahcivic.com/events/bob-anderson-2
Fabulous Equinox Trio featuring Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson x The Drayton Hotel, September 30th-8:00pm
4 Week Hand Building Course with Lofire : Every Tuesday in October, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Lofire is very excited to offer this hand building course. This October they will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00, (10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25). Each week Lauren will teach you how to make different items that will give you a solid collection by the end and allow you to continue your craft after the course.
Week 1- PLANTERS
Week 2- LAMP
Week 3- VASES/SCULPTURES
Week 4- LAMP WIRING & GLAZE DAY
Each student will get the chance to try the wheel for 30 minutes of the entire course.
3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Hewitt Oaks, October 6th-6:30pm-9:00pm
Savannah Greek Festival, October 6th, 7th & 8th
Homemade authentic Greek Food & Pastries. Onsite festivities and pre-order pick-up.
Service Brewing 8th Anniversary Party, October 8th
Drag Brunch at Moon River Brewing, October 9th-12:30pm
They’ll celebrating Halloween and Pride month at @moonriverbrew on Sunday, October 9th!
A Cabaret with the SCAD HoneyBees, October 14th-October 16th
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of live music and entertainment with the SCAD HoneyBees, the university’s elite alumni vocal ensemble, featuring American Idol winner Candice Glover (B.F.A. dramatic writing). Nestled in the historic Theatre du SCAD, audiences will be transfixed by the timeless magic of cabaret at this dynamic soirée directed by Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated producer, actor, and SCAD senior executive ensemble director Mike Evariste (Les Misérables, Rent, The Book of Mormon, Disgraced, and John Legend’s Jesus Christ Superstar).
A NIGHT IN THE GARDEN is an Immersive Fashion Experience and Masquerade Ball, October 14th-7:00pm
A Night in the Garden is an experiential fashion event and masquerade ball that offers guests an immersion in artistry and imagination unlike anything the Hostess City has ever seen. This event features a runway fashion show, aerialist, burlesque and magic performances, and music from live local bands and DJs along with entertainers from NYC. The evening is meant for indulging in escapism as avant-garde costumes and masks are encouraged. Prepare to dance the night away at this uniquely Savannah event.
2022 Annual Halloween Hike at Oatland Wildlife Center, October 14th-October 15th-5:00pm-8:00pm
Advanced ticket reservations are Required and will be available for two sessions per evening to spread out visitation, reduce gatherings and allow proper parking. There will be no day of, or onsite sales. Tickets are non-refundable and will only be valid during the specified time frame and date purchased.
HUGS to Host Boo Bash Masquerade & Casino Night Fundraiser, October 14th-7:00pm-11:00pm
The fun-filled evening will feature catering by Kirk Blaine, open bar, music, entertainment by Master of Ceremonies Renee LaSalle, casino games by Monte Carlo Productions, and big-ticket raffle prizes. Guests can “buy” one raffle ticket per every $10,000 in funny money from their casino winnings. This event is open to the public for people 21 years and over.
HUGS is a local non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible professional behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services to children and adults. 100% of individual ticket and sponsorship sales proceeds will benefit Commitment to Community: The Campaign for HUGS. The campaign’s fundraising goal of $4M over the next five years will help expand HUGS’ service areas and establish an endowment fund.
Graveface Records 20th Anniversary Festival, October 15th-October 16th
Don’t miss the Graveface 20th Anniversary Festival (Oct 15th & 16th) at @lodgeofsorrows. They’re flying in a ton of GF artists for this…it’s gonna be incredible. Individual day tickets and full weekend passes are available at www.graveface.com. The full weekend pass gets you into a world premiere screening of the GF documentary @cleacullen has worked on for years which premieres Friday the 14th. Buy your tix today!
Coastal Heritage Society Presents Frogwarts, October 16th-11:00am-3:00pm
Blues, Brews, BBQ & Bourbon, October 22nd-11:00am-3:00pm
Isle of Hope Art & Music Festival, October 22nd-10:00am-8:00pm
If you haven’t heard the news already @iohartandmusicfestival is back this year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22, 2022
Savannah Pride Festival 2022, October 27th-October 29th
Victory North’s – Rock and Roll Trick or Treat, October 27th-7:00pm
Spooky Soiree at Hewitt Oaks, October 27th-6:30pm-8:30pm
They’re celebrating the season with tantalizing hors d’oeuvres served by their zombies, frightfully delicious food stations, and dangerously tasty signature cocktails. You’ll also get the chance to showcase your costumes at spooky photo op areas, with prizes for the most spine-tingling and creative ensembles! While costumes are encouraged, they aren’t required. They want everyone to come out and have a fabulous time, and they’d much rather you join us sans costume than not come at all! You’ll also get the chance to win fabulous prizes from our incredible local sponsors, including spa gift certificates, jewelry, and more!
Marsh Monster Masquerade, October 29th-11:00am-6:00pm
Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park this fall. They will be having a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more. A trunk-or-treat from 4 PM to 6 PM will cap off the evening. So, don your best costume and bring the whole family out to enjoy the cool autumn air, marsh views, plenty of Halloween candy, and a haunting good time in the park!
11:00 AM Open
1:00 PM Dog Costume Contest
2:00 PM Spooky Mask Decorating Contest (children)
3:00 PM Spooky Mask Decorating Contest (adults)
4:00-6:00 PM Trunk or Treat
6:00 PM Close
Rooftop Drag Brunch at The Lost Square, October 29th-11:30am
Take in the best view in Savannah with a fabulous show, amazing brunch buffet, and tantalizing specialty cocktails! Make sure to bring your dollar bills with you, as our queens enjoy a good ‘tip.’ Price includes admission to the show and access to the brunch buffet. Cocktails are not included in the ticket price.