Savannah’s Haitian Memorial Heritage Festival 2017

September 18th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Haitian Memorial Heritage Festival 2017The annual Haitian Memorial Heritage Festival takes place in Savannah’s Franklin Square and offers a full weekend of activities celebrating the volunteer soldiers of Saint-Domingue. October 6-8, 2017.

The 10th annual Haitian Memorial Heritage Festival honors one of the few black regiments to fight on the American side during the Revolutionary War. These brave, volunteer soldiers  were recruited from Haiti, then known as the French colony of Saint-Domingue.

Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue were part of the force supplied by our French allies. The group of all volunteer soldiers made up ten companies of light infantry. This force was not only the largest black regiment to serve during the American Revolution, it was also the largest military unit serving during the Siege of Savannah! (more…)

Arrrrrr You Going To Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2017?

September 8th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2017Avast, look alive mateys! October 5th through the 8th, 2017 are the dates for the 13th annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! This family friendly free for all of fun includes a parade, live music, pirate performances and much more!

Looking for some good grog and a place to get that pegleg sanded, that eye-patch mended, or some candles for your beard? If you replied “Aye!” to any of these questions, then set sail for the Georgia coast and weigh anchor at Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2017! (more…)

Savannah Revival Fest 2017 – A Modern, Low-Country Hoedown

August 14th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Revival Fest 2017 - A Modern, Low-Country HoedownSavannah Revival Fest is coming! This “modern, Low-Country hoedown” features an eclectic array of great bands, food trucks, drink, vendors, and more. Americana/folk rock favorites, Blitzen Trapper are headlining, with Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Cale Tyson, and many others. Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. (more…)

Join In the Fun at Tybee Labor Day Beach Bash 2017!

August 4th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Labor Day Beach Bash 2017It’s a little hard to believe but Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Join in the fun and sun on Tybee Island during the annual Tybee Labor Day Beach Bash 2017! Sunday, September 3rd, 7pm to 10pm at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion!

Tybee Island may grimace a bit when we say it but their sandy shores really do feel like Savannah’s beach. Consequently, when it’s time to celebrate sun and sand in Savannah, what better place to do so than Tybee Pier and Pavilion?

Tybee Pier offers spectacular ocean views, great fishing, and excellent people watching. The pier is  a very popular spot for dances, concerts, and other special events. The pier has picnic tables, restrooms, and a snack bar, with shops, galleries, and restaurants just steps away. It really is the perfect place for an ocean-side event. (more…)

Treat Yourself To the 2017 Savannah Bacon Fest on River Street!

July 21st, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Bacon Fest 2017I like bacon, you like bacon – just about everyone likes bacon! Come out to the 4th annual Savannah Bacon Fest on River Street, September 1st through the 4th, 2017, for live music, arts and crafts, and delicious, mouthwatering, heavenly BACON!

Bacon has always tasted this good so I’m confused as to why it took us this long to so widely celebrate it. Everywhere you look these days, there’s something new with bacon. Bacon wrapped this, bacon shaped that, bacon scented air fresheners, and bacon flavored desserts. It can all seem a bit over the top – but we ARE talking about bacon, after all!

Savannah takes the trend of bacon-appreciation to its logical conclusion with the annual, 4-day Savannah Bacon Fest on River Street. Select local restaurants will be serving a variety of tempting bacon creations. You’ll see bacon, pork belly, sow belly, pork slab, pancetta and more. You’ll also see things you never considered doing with bacon – and you may be surprised at how good it all is! (more…)

2017 Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival

July 15th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival 2017The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival brings celebrity chefs, renowned restaurants, and a host of eager diners together on Hutchinson Island for four days of culinary revelry. August 17-20, 2017.

The annual Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is one of Savannah’s biggest summer events. Thousands come to experience the best of our local food scene can offer. Mix in celebrity chefs and mixologists, fine wines and spirits from around the world, and a series of special events and who wouldn’t want to attend?

It also doesn’t hurt that the event overlooks beautiful and historic downtown Savannah from across the Savannah River! (more…)

See Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah

June 23rd, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Oatland Island Wildlife Center of SavannahIf you love animals and wildlife, you’ll love Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah. The facility has over 60 indigenous species on 175 acres of natural habitat. Best of all, you can tour the entire facility via a 2-mile long nature trail loop.

Many people come to Savannah for the city itself. It would be easy to spend a month or more exploring all the history, shops, and restaurants Savannah has to offer. For those visitors who are more nature minded – or just looking for a change of pace – there’s the Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Oatland Island is a great place to see a wide variety of wild animals. Plus you can get out on a refreshing through forest and marshlands in the process. The two-mile trail through Oatland Island Wildlife Center will take you past cougars, falcons, bobcats, foxes, alligators, and more. (more…)

Discover Geechee Culture at the Pin Point Heritage Museum

June 16th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Discover Geechee Culture at the Pin Point Heritage MuseumDiscover the fascinating world of Gullah/Geechee culture and the tiny community of Pin Point at Savannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum.

Pin Point is a self-sustaining African-American community founded in the 1890’s by the first generation of freed slaves. This tiny and historic creole community is located on the banks of the Moon River a few miles south of Savannah. Pin Point is best known as the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

The Pin Point Heritage Museum, located in the former A.S. Varn & Son oyster and shrimp factory in Pin Point, is operated by the Coastal Heritage Society. The museum preserves and explores the Pin Point’s Gullah/Geechee culture through artwork, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. (more…)

Explore Savannah’s Historic Bonaventure Cemetery

May 26th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah's Bonaventure CemeteryBonaventure Cemetery is consistently rated among the top 5 attractions in Savannah and is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Come discover for yourself what makes this 171 year old cemetery such a popular destination.

Oak trees draped with Spanish moss shade Gothic angels, stone obelisks, and clusters of patinated grave markers. Bonaventure Cemetery began as a small, family plot in the late 1700’s but has grown well beyond its humble beginnings. (more…)

Get Out On the Water With a Savannah Dolphin Tour!

May 17th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Get out on a Savannah dolphin tour!Part of Savannah’s attraction is its coastal location. There is so much to do on Savannah’s beaches and out on the water – like taking a Savannah dolphin tour, for example!

There’s nothing like a Savannah dolphin tour for getting you out into nature. The opportunity to see Atlantic bottlenose dolphin up close and personal just makes it that much more exciting! (more…)

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