Ahoy and Make Ready for Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019!

September 16th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen, Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2019 is coming right up! The free, family-friendly festival includes a parade, live music and entertainment, food, grog, and so much more. October 10th through the 13th, 2019.

If you enjoy looting and pillaging, have always wanted to walk the plank, or are just looking for a fun time, Tybee Island Pirate Fest is for you! The 15th return of this beloved festival promises four full days of family-friendly fun. Or mostly family-friendly, at any rate. (more…)

Savannah Picnic in the Park – Music Under The Stars

September 9th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Picnic in the Park 2019Savannah Picnic in the Park is Savannah’s largest, outdoor musical event. Join the Savannah Philharmonic and others for an evening of music under the stars in Forsyth Park. Sunday October 6th, 2019.

Picnic in the Park has been a Savannah tradition for over 30 years ago, now. The event, which is free and open to the public, remains one of the city’s most popular concerts with more than 18,000 people expected at this year’s event. (more…)

Savannah City Market – Shopping, Dining, Art, & Entertainment

August 26th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah City MarketSavannah City Market is four blocks of open-air shopping, dining, art, entertainment, and history. In fact, with little exception, the property has been Savannah’s central marketplace since the 1700’s!

When it comes to shopping, dining, art, entertainment, and history, the city of Savannah has it all. Not every part of the city has as strong a concentration of all these things as the City Market, however. Just 2 blocks from River Street, by 1755 the spot was already a bustling hive of farmers, fishers, and tradespeople hawking their wares.

Yet Savannah City Market has long been more than just a simple center of commerce.

While 18th century Savannahians would not recognize today’s City Market, they would definitely be familiar with its position as an important city social hub. So important, in fact, that even a series of devastating changes and disasters could not keep the City Market down. (more…)

Don’t Miss Savannah Jazz Fest 2019!

August 15th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Jazz Fest 2019Get set for Savannah Jazz Fest 2019, the annual music celebration held in venues around Savannah, GA. This year’s event promises 27 free performances from an enviable selection of regional, national, and international jazz artists. September 22nd through the 28th, 2019.

2019 marks the 38th anniversary of the Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah’s annual celebration of jazz music. The week-long event includes a variety of free jazz concerts held around town, such as the Lucas Theatre, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and Forsyth Park. A few of the venues will be charging a $10 fee to cover costs but most will be free. (more…)

Savannah VOICE Festival 2019 – Heaven and Earth

July 15th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah VOICE Festival 2019Get set for three weeks of stunning vocal performances at Savannah VOICE Festival 2019! Opera, musical theatre, and popular song performances in and around Savannah, GA. August 3rd through the 25th, 2019.

This year’s impressive lineup includes four operas: Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” Portman’s “The Little Prince,” Ching’s “The Birthday Clown” and “I Pagliacci” from Leoncavallo. The festival isn’t all operas, however. Broadway tunes, jazz, swing, and even rock music will all play a role in this year’s festivities. (more…)

Savannah Seafood Festival 2019 – Gourmet Seafood & Spirits!

July 5th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Seafood Festival 2019The 6th annual Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is 4 days of mouth watering seafood dishes and craft cocktails prepped by culinary masters and champion mixologists. It’s the Savannah seafood festival yo DO NOT want to miss! August 1st through the 4th, 2019!

Whether you’re a fan of excellent food and drink or just a fun night out on the town, this annual Savannah seafood festival is for you! Chefs and mixologists from across the region and the country come both to participate in and partake of the event. (more…)

Savannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum

June 24th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Pin Point Heritage MuseumSavannah’s Pin Point Heritage Museum is your doorway to the tiny African American community of Pin Point and the creole Geechee/Gullah culture of the Lowcountry.

Pin Point is a unincorporated community located just a few miles south of Savannah on the banks of the Moon River. If the name sounds familiar to you, it may be because it is the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Pin Point was founded in the 1890’s by the first generation of freed slaves. Isolated for nearly a century, the people within developed their own, creole language and way of life: becoming the Gullah/Geechee. (more…)

Oatland Wildlife Center of Savannah – Get Wild!

June 8th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Oatland Wildlife CenterAre you a fan of the “wildlife?” If so, you’ll love Oatland Wildlife Center of Savannah. The center is home to more than 150 animals from over 50 different species, including cougars, falcons, bobcats, and alligators.

But this isn’t your typical zoo or refuge.

Oatland Wildlife Center is located on 175 acres of maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, and salt marsh habitat. The animals at the center live in large, natural habitats located on a 2 mile-long loop trail winding through these various habitats. (more…)

Savannah Trolley Tours – See the City In Style!

May 25th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Trolley ToursThere are lots of great ways to get out and Georgia’s oldest city – but one of the most popular has to be Savannah trolley tours!

There are a number of ways to see the sights in Savannah. You can drive, bike, or even walk around on self-guided tours of the city. You can also take advantage of any of the number of guided tour services offered, as well. There are Segway tours, river cruises, bike tours, and more.

Savannah trolley tours are popular with many because, unlike a Segway, boarding a trolley can often feel like stepping into the past.

Once upon a time, trolleys and streetcars were the main form of mass transit. With the introduction of larger, more efficient vehicles, however trolleys have mostly become a thing of the past. Consequently, touring a historic city in a an equally historic form of transportation only adds to the experience. (more…)

Visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

May 17th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Mighty Eighth Air Force MuseumDiscover the history of America’s “greatest air armada of all time,” United States Eighth Air Force, at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

The United States Eighth Air Force Division was activated in Savannah on January 2nd, 1942, 53 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. One of its first missions was to stop the German war machine, gain control of Europe’s skies, and pave the way for an Allied land invasion.

The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” was the division’s main tool for this task. The runs were done during daylight hours and against heavy anti-aircraft fire and the deadly fighters of the German Luftwaffe. As you can imagine, the odds were terrible. The 8th suffered an estimated 26,000 combat fatalities in WWII – yet still they flew.

This is just the first chapter in the ongoing saga of the Untied States’ Eighth Air Force. Imagine what more you’ll discover with a visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. (more…)

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