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…)

View Maritime History At Savannah’s Ships of the Sea Museum!

April 28th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah's Ships of The Sea Museum

Are you a fan of maritime history, maritime art, historical boats, or miniatures and models? If you said yes to any of those questions, Savannah’s Ships of the Sea Museum is right up your alley!

The Ships of the Sea Museum’s extensive collection includes antiques, paintings, and custom crafted models of important ships from history. The museum’s principal focus is Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

While the museum’s galleries include a fascinating collection of maritime paintings and artifacts, the real draw is the models. The Ships of the Sea Museum commissioned most of the models in its collection. All the models are exceptionally detailed, hand-crafted, and one-of-a-kind. (more…)

You’ll Have a Grape Time at the 2017 Tybee Wine Festival!

April 14th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Wine Festival 2017Tybee Island’s celebration of the grape, the annual Tybee Wine Festival, drops May 4 -6 with events throughout the week. This beloved, springtime celebration offers endless opportunities to taste and learn more about fine wine and fresh coastal cuisine. You do not want to miss it!

As anyone who has spent any time in the Savannah area can tell you, the region’s reputation for delectable coastal cuisine is well-earned. Classic Southern cuisine and beyond, the Hostess City of the South knows how to put on a spread. Tybee Wine Festival celebrates this tradition with three days of fine wines, food, and live music in four special venues.

2017 Tybee Wine Festival Schedule
May 4 – The Art of Pairing at the Tybee Island Social Club – 7pm
This intimate, five-course wine-tasting dinner pairs the perfect wines with each course, from appetizers through dessert. A sommelier will guide you through the courses prepared by Tybee Island Social Club chef Kurtis Schumm, and explain the dynamics of each pairing.

May 5 – Viva I’Italia at the Tybee Post Theater – 7pm to 10 pm
Tour Italy by tongue via the country’s most famous wine regions, like Tuscany, Piedmont, and Marche. Enjoy light Italian hors d’oeuvres paired with the wines while listening to the internationally renowned vocal band, Poperazzi. Made up of tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine, Poperazzi’s uplifting and energetic performances are groundbreaking in their originality.

May 6 – The Grand Wine Tasting at the Tybee Island Light Station – 3pm to 6pm
Bring your beach chair or blanket to the Grand Wine Tasting, Tybee Wine Festival’s signature event! he Grand Wine Tasting features over 100 international wines, samplings from favorite local restaurants, live music, and a silent auction. Perhaps best of all, it is held outdoors on the lovely and spacious grounds of historic Tybee Light Station. Plus you get to take a commemorative, 2017 Tybee Wine Festival wine glass home with you!

May 6 – Poperazzi encore performance at the Tybee Post Theater – 8pm
Here’s your second chance to catch Poperazzi! Poperazzi’s show, “Viva Italia,” celebrates the music of Italy and songs popularized by Italian Americans through a variety of musical styles. From opera to rock, these young and versatile entertainers are a real treat!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets online and get set to experience some of the best wines and local foods that the Lowcountry has to offer!

2017 Tybee Wine Festival

May 4-6, 2017
Tybee Island Lighthouse
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA

Tickets for these events sell FAST so be sure to get yours before they all sell out! Visit tybeeisland.com for more information and tickets or call the Tybee Post Theater at (912) 472-4790.

Tybee Wine Festival Lodging
McMillan Inn is less than 30 minutes away from Tybee Island and the perfect place to stay during your culinary Savannah getaway. Our 1888, Italianate Revival Inn has four rooms and a Carriage House just two blocks from Forsyth Park and other popular Savannah destinations. Experience the timeless beauty, rich culture, and fascinating history of a Savannah vacation while lodging in a classic Savannah Inn that embodies the same! For Victorian elegance combined with modern luxury, stay at historic McMillan Inn!

Celebrate Spring With The 31st Annual Savannah Orchid Show

March 20th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Orchid Show 2017 Come one come all to the 2017 Savannah Orchid Show, April 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2017 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

The 31st annual Savannah Orchid Show returns to the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in just a few weeks. Local and regional orchid-growers will display their entries for the American Orchid Society judges but the real winners will be all who attend. (more…)

Garden Club of Savannah’s 2017 NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

March 13th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens 2017Savannah’s Landmark Historic District contains many lush, groomed gardens tucked away behind wrought iron fences and high brick walls. Now you can explore seven of these private gardens during the Garden Club of Savannah’s annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens: April 21st and 22nd, 2017.

Spring is returning to Savannah and with it comes the opportunity to step back in time with a tour of some grand gardens of yesteryear. The 42nd annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens is a self-guided walking tour of seven private gardens and the Massie School Gardens. This event occurs every April with different private gardens selected each year. The criterion for selection being excellence of design, historical interest, and depth of beauty. (more…)

The 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens

February 24th, 2017 by Corey Edwards

The 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & GardensEnjoy a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes during the 82nd annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens! Thursday, March 23rd, through Sunday, March 26th, 2017.

Savannah is known for its rich history and stunning beauty. The city’s urban landmark historic district, 2.5 square miles of beautifully preserved architecture, is the largest such district in the country!

The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens is your ticket inside many of these amazingly well-cared for residences. Some of Savannah’s finest private homes open their doors to reveal stunning but seldom seen rooms and gardens.

Beyond walking tours of classic Southern mansions, the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens includes a host of special events. (more…)

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