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 Free Weekend Concerts in September

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

Bring your chairs and blankets (sorry, no umbrellas or tents). Food trucks and food vendors throughout the park as well as wine and beer available for purchase.
2:00 University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble #1
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
11:00 p.m. Late Night Jam Session @ The DeSoto Hotel 15 E. Liberty St.

 

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.

 

Plant Riverside Kicks Off Oktoberfest September 24th-October 29th

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

Join them for Service Brewing’s Mindful Making Series – Salts & Suds with alchemist Jovan Sage on Sunday, Sept 25th at 12pm. This $25 creative workshop includes one free beer and offers all the ingredients to blend a magical bath salt formula with essential oils, flower essences and medicinal plants. Jovan Sage is an alchemist, plant tender, and healing facilitator based in Savannah, Georgia. As the Alchemist behind Sage’s Circle, Sage guides people to discover their own alchemy by reclaiming their connection to their intuition, body, and earth.

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

Experience The Fabulous Equinox Trio featuring Jeremy Davis & Clay Johnson on the Rooftop of The Drayton Hotel on Friday, September 30th from 8 pm – 10 pm. Arrive early and enjoy the perfect setting for afternoon drinks with unmatched panoramic views of the City Hall glittering dome, Historic District, & Savannah River as you prepare for a lively evening of music.
All Tickets Include…
Each ticket includes entrance to the unique musical performance, a complimentary glass of champagne, and your choice of either chips & dips or dessert for your table.
Enhancements & Add-Ons…
Tickets can be further enhanced with a bottle of bubbles, caviar chips & dip upgrade, or a special pre-show dinner at St. Neo’s Brasserie.

OCTOBER

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

A festive evening featuring all the German classics! Snap pics at their festive photo op areas, play beer hall games, tap your foot or dance along to the polka music, & watch Chef Christopher prepare your dinner on an open stovetop! Oh, & did they mention beer, because it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without plenty of German beer!⁣ Their Oct. 6th event will feature all the foods & activities you’d find at a traditional Oktoberfest in Germany, but to be enjoyed in the relaxed & refined Lowcountry setting of Hewitt Oaks! ⁣If that’s not enough to get you polka-ing on over to their site for tickets, just look at the menu they have planned.

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

Join them on Saturday, October 8th for an all-day party in celebration of their 8th Anniversary. They’ve got a big day planned with three anniversary releases! Taproom festivities will extend to their production area with additional seating, game room, a local magician drop in and a line-up of Savannah’s best DJs. Limited edition anniversary shirts and souvenir glassware will be available and a portion of every beer sold will benefit their seasonal charity Veterans Healing Farm. No cover, no tickets, just show up, give our staff a high five, grab a cold pint and have fun! First 100 people get a Magic 8th Anniversary gift.

 

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 MisérablesRentThe Book of MormonDisgraced, 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

Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical Harry Potter-themed experience during “Frogwarts” on Sunday, October 16th from 11 am to 3 pm.
This year’s classes will include Wand Making, Potions, Fortune Telling, Defense Against the Dark Arts: Glow in the Dark Fun!, Care of Magical Creatures with Callaway Critters, Quill Writing, Herbology, Muggle Studies and Quidditch. Attendees can take a ride on our diesel locomotive, the Frogwarts Express or visit Ingotts Wizarding Bank. Attendees can also visit the Owlery with Georgia Southern University’s Center for Wildlife Education and enjoy a musical selection from Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts’ Garrison Voices.

 

Blues, Brews, BBQ & Bourbon, October 22nd-11:00am-3:00pm

CCA Georgia Presents: Blues, Brews, BBQ & Bourbon. If you love craft beer, live music, world class BBQ, and delicious whiskey, this event is for you! They are putting on an event unlike anything Savannah has seen before. When you come, you will have unlimited tastings of over 50 craft beers, multiple whiskeys, and other drinks. They have secured some of the best Texas Style BBQ vendors in the Southeast to sell food on site as well.
What To Expect:
Drinks: A big festival style tent housing dozens of beverage suppliers all providing unlimited samples of their products including craft beer, whiskey, and possibly a few other spirits.
Live Music: We will have 3 local bands each playing live music on a centrally located stage
BBQ: We have selected several Texas Style BBQ masters to come cook on site, all offset stick burning smokers, providing some of the best BBQ in the Southeast. They will be coming from multiple neighboring states just for this!

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

Join the First City Pride Center for Savannah Pride 2022! October 27th-29th. This is it…The big one is back! Savannah Pride Festival. With lots of new content, including a virtual pride opportunities and Pride AFTER DARK at 8PM!Celebrate your Pride with musical performances, carnival games, costumes and a whole lot of fun because in Savannah Halloween belongs to Pride. Want to be a part of Savannah Pride?

Victory North’s – Rock and Roll Trick or Treat, October 27th-7:00pm

A one-night-only Tribute Band Costume Party featuring many of the city’s favorite musicians performing the songs of iconic, beloved bands. While long time locals look forward to next year’s planned reopening of the Jinx, indie concert promoter Knocked Out Loaded joins forces with premier showcase venue Victory North and online alternative weekly paper the Savannahian to pay homage to that intimate music club’s longstanding Halloween tradition: a one-night-only Tribute Band Costume Party featuring many of the city’s favorite musicians performing the songs of iconic, beloved bands.

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!

Schedule:

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.