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…)

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 Golf Championship 2019 – The Path to the PGA TOUR

March 11th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Golf Championship 2019The Path to the PGA TOUR continues with the Savannah Golf Championship 2019. March 28th through March 31st, on the Deer Creek Course at The Landings.

If you’re a fan of world-class golf, you do not want to miss Savannah Golf Championship 2019! Pro players from all over the world come to compete for one of 50 available PGA TOUR cards.

The annual event is more than just a spectator sport. The annual Savannah Golf Championship also offers a variety of exciting activities along the course and after each day’s game. (more…)

Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend 2019

February 4th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend 2019The third annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend promises exciting, live jazz music and sees the inclusion of the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion. Don’t miss out – February 28 through March 2nd, 2019.

The focus of this year’s Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend is the Jazz Era of the 1920’s and 30’s. The theme was inspired by the addition of a special event to this year’s festivities: inaugural tours of the recently restored Armstrong-Kessler Mansion. There is no finer example of jazz-era architecture in Savannah than the Armstrong-Kessler Mansion and this event celebrates the mansion’s 100th anniversary. (more…)

Don’t Miss SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2018 in Forsyth Park

March 9th, 2018 by Corey Edwards

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2018The annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival draws out a host of talented SCAD students and alumni to create some of the most amazing chalk art you’ve ever seen. Saturday, April 28th, 2018 in Savannah’s Forsyth Park.

The annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival in Forsyth Park is one of the most amazing chalk art events around. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) holds the event every year, transforming Forsyth Park’s paved walkways into an open-air art gallery. (more…)

Explore Savannah’s Historic District

May 27th, 2016 by Corey Edwards

Savannah's Historic DistrictSavannah’s Historic District, one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, is one of the main reasons people give for coming to the country’s loveliest city – but what will you find here that’s so appealing?

Savannah was established in 1733, making it the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Savannah was also Georgia’s first state capital and a strategic port city in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Add all this together with Savannah’s continued importance as an industrial center and seaport and you know it’s got to have a rich history – and that’s Savannah’s Historic District. (more…)

The Davenport House Museum – Doorway To the Past

February 26th, 2016 by Corey Edwards

Davenport House MuseumSavannah’s stately Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers visitors a chance to travel back in time to the America of the 1820’s with its authentically restored exterior, rooms, and courtyard garden.

Through the years, the Isaiah Davenport House has played a role as a grand family home in the better part of town as well as that of a run-down boarding house in the seedy part of town. Built by Master Carpenter Isaiah Davenport in 1820, the Davenport House is in the Federal-style, with a simple yet elegant exterior of brownstone and brick and classic double-entry stairway. (more…)

Davenport House Museum – “Stranger Than Fiction!”

October 9th, 2015 by Corey Edwards

Davenport House Museum – "Stranger Than Fiction" Halloween 2015Savannah’s Davenport House Museum is always a great place to visit but, as Halloween approaches, it becomes even more enticing as strange tales from Savannah’s rich history bubble to the surface. Relive 19th century mysteries at The Davenport House Museum’s “Stranger Than Fiction!”

The Isaiah Davenport House Museum is one of Savannah’s portals to the past: a historic building restored to its 1820’s glory for the sake of preservation as well as education.

Initially constructed around 1820, the Davenport House was originally the home of Savannah artisan Isaiah Davenport and his family. Later it was a boarding house, and even later still, a neglected building in need of either demolition or restoration. Luckily a group of concerned citizens formed the Historic Savannah Foundation with an eye on saving the Davenport House as it’s first project and the rest is … a very special history museum! (more…)

The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition

November 28th, 2013 by Corey Edwards

The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition DisplayOnce a year, there’s a section of Savannah where the houses, businesses, the streets and fences, even the people and animals are not all just edible but sweetly so – and some are even frosted!

No, I’ve not gone right out of my tiny, little mind: I’m talking about the annual Gingerbread Village Competition, a free event sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation!

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Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 2012

November 12th, 2012 by Joe Celento

McMillan Inn was proud to host six runners in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.  Our guests participated in the half-marathon, and the full marathon!

Each race participant received a special goodie bag upon arrival, and a light breakfast of bagels, fruit, and quiche the morning of the race. Some of the runners enjoyed pasta the night before the race at Leocis italian restaurant one block from McMillan Inn.   The race began at Bay Street only 8/10ths of a mile away from the Inn, a great warm up route however  the Owner, Joe shuttled the guests up to the starting point saving them that one extra mile!  The race ended at Forsyth Park, just two blocks away from the McMillan Inn, which also hosted live bands all day.  Our runners arrived back at the Inn exhausted but happy with their performance, and we had celebratory peach tea, butter cakes, and cookies waiting  upon their return.

A jovial atmosphere surrounded our breakfast table the following morning as guests enjoyed our legendary full hot gourmet breakfast and recounted the details of the race.  We are very inspired by their dedication and hope to see them again next year!

If you or someone you know is participating in the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and would like to stay with us, please remember to book early at McMillan Inn as rooms fill up quickly!

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