On Your Marks for Savannah Bridge Run 2019!

November 17th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Bridge Run 2019Come challenge yourself at “the South’s toughest bridge race” – Savannah Bridge Run 2019. The annual race sees participants competing in 5K, 10K, and 15K road races across Savannah’s historic Talmadge Memorial Bridge. December 7th, 2019.

If the idea of running across Savannah’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge 1, 2, or even 3 times sounds fun then the annual Savannah Bridge Run is for you!

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a 1.4 mile long cable-stayed bridge that connects downtown Savannah to Hutchinson Island over the Savannah River. The iconic span offers runners a slight, 5.5% grade and takes them some 196 feet above the river.

Runners have the option to compete in one of three different events. (more…)

Holidays in Savannah Boat Parade of Lights and More!

November 4th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Boat Parade of Lights 2019Hard as it may be to believe, the holidays are nearly upon us, with one of the first signs of the season coming up November 30th – the annual Savannah Boat Parade of Lights!

Savannah may not see much in the way of snow – but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the holidays! As a matter of fact, the Hostess City never looks quite as beautiful as it does during the Christmas season. The twinkling lights and festive decorations accentuate the historic architecture, making everything merry and bright.

As with the rest of the year, there’s always something going on to help you celebrate during the holiday season. One of the first big Savannah holiday events is the annual Boat Parade of Lights – but that’s just the beginning!

Savannah Holiday Event Highlights

December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Nov 22 – Dec 23

December Nights and Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
See the stunning Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens decorated with over a million lights! The event also incldues music, snacks, warm drinks, and a variety of special nights. Don’t miss it! coastalbg.uga.edu for tickets and more info.

Holiday Lights & Sights Trolley Tour
Nov 29 – Dec 24

Soak up the beauty of Savannah during the holidays aboard with this tour aboard an Old Town Trolley. Visit Savannah’s historic homes and city squares decked out in their holiday best and see how we celebrate the spirit of the season. Tours include an appearance by Santa Claus, holiday treats, and a special stop at the historic Massie Heritage Center. Learn more at www.trolleytours.com.

Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour
2019 Savannah Boat Parade of Lights
Nov 30

The annual Savannah Boat Parade of Lights sees over 40 vessels, decorated for the season, and parading up and down both sides of the waterfront. A Christmas parade, Savannah style! The event includes live music, a tree lighting ceremony, and a fireworks show. Visit www.savannahharborfoundation.com for tickets and more information.

Holiday Riverboat Cruises
Nov 30 – Dec 31

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers cruises of the Savannah River all year long – but nothing beats their holiday series! Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and even the Savannah Boat Parade of Lights are all on the schedule with l live bands, food, cocktails, fireworks, and more. Choose your cruise now – before they all sell out!

Savannah Holidays 2019

The events listed above are just a few of the festive cornerstones that make up the Savannah holiday season. You can find a more comprehensive guide here – or just ask us during your stay at McMillan Inn!

We love to help our guests discover new and exciting things to see and do here in Savannah. Plus, our convenient location in Savannah’s downtown historic district puts much of the best within easy walking distance – and what a way to experience Savannah! Make the most of your holiday with accommodations at our historic Savannah bed and breakfast, McMillan Inn!

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2019 and Savannah Food and Wine Festival

October 13th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2019The fall fun continues with two signature Savannah events: cinephiles and epicures alike celebrate the return of SCAD Savannah Film Festival and the Savannah Food and Wine Festival!

It may be autumn but it feels like festival season with all the things to do and see in Savannah at this time of year. Before you know it, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, then the end of the year holidays.

If you’re thinking of a Savannah escape, now is the time to make those plans before all the best accommodations are spoken for. (more…)

Savannah Speed Classic and Savannah Pride Festival 2019

October 6th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

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! (more…)

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…)