Savannah Speed Classic 2019It’s fall and Savannah is alive with end of the year festivals and events. October means Halloween, of course – but that’s not all. The month also sees Savannah Speed Classic 2019 and Savannah Pride Festival 2019, both of which kick off on October 24th!

Savannah Speed Classic 2019

October 24-27

The annual Savannah Speed Classic is but one attraction at the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival – but what an event!

This unique road race celebrates the birth of Grand Prix racing, which occurred right here in Savannah, GA. The race is held on Hutchinson Island’s Grand Prize of America Road Course, a 10 turn, 1.965 mile track overlooking the Savannah River and historic River Street.

The race sees classic cars driven at top speeds by professional and amateur drivers. Lotus, Jaguar, BMW, Austin Healey, Porsche, and more. If you’ve ever wanted to see these classic vehicles working it out, here is your chance! SVRA “Gold Medallion” cars will figure prominently in the weekend.

Savannah Speed Classic is just one event in a week of high-octane automotive events. These include special dinners, film exhibition, vintage aircraft, cocktail parties, and – of course! – the Concours d’Elegance on Hilton Head, November 3.

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Savannah Pride Festival 2019

Savannah Pride Festival 2019October 24-26

Savannah Pride is celebrating 20 years of taking it to the streets during the 2019 Savannah Pride Season! This year’s theme is “Myths & Legends,” a recognition of all who have come before – and all currently still working – to pave the way!

This year’s festivities include a “Masqueerade” ball, Pride Parade and Costume Contest, a pet “Pawrade,” and a Downtown Takeover bar crawl.

The festival grounds are centered in Savannah’s Ellis Square and include live music, drinks, costumes, and games. Learn more online at the Savannah Pride website. You can also follow these events on Facebook.

MasQueerade – Thursday, Oct. 24th, 8pm to Midnight
Pride After Dark – Friday, Oct. 25th, 7pm to Midnight
Savannah Pride Parade – Friday, Oct. 25th, 8pm
Lounge at Ellis Square – Friday, Oct. 25th, 8pm to Midnight
Savannah Pride Pawrade – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10am
Savannah Pride Festival – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10am to Midnight
​Downtown Takeover Bar Crawl – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 12pm to 6pm
Lounge at Ellis Square – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10am to Midnight
Pride After Dark – Saturday, Oct. 26th, 7pm to Midnight

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