Explore Wormsloe Plantation State Historic Site

March 28th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Wormsloe Plantation State Historic SiteDiscover a Savannah of the 1730’s with a visit to Wormsloe Plantation. The State Historic Site, Georgia’s oldest tidewater estate, includes historic tabby ruins, walking trails, costumed interpreters, and more!

Wormsloe State Historic Site welcomes you with one of Savannah’s most iconic views: a shadowy, mile-long tunnel of Spanish moss draped, live oaks. This evocative and much photographed avenue leads to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah’s oldest standing structure. (more…)

Celebrate a Savannh Mardi Gras on Tybee Island!

January 23rd, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Savannh Mardi Gras 2020As February approaches, thoughts turn to love and … Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world, including right here on Tybee Island. Come experience a Savannah Mardi Gras on Tybee, February 22, 2020!

When thinking of Mardi Gras, most people first think of New Orleans, and no wonder.

The first American Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1703, in Mobile, AL while the city was still the capital of French colonial Louisiana. When New Orleans became the capital of Louisiana in 1723, the Mardi Gras tradition followed. The city continues to host one of the world’s largest Mardi Gras events to this day.

But it’s certainly not the only city hosting one.

Tybee Island hosts Savannah Mardi Gras. Tybee is a beautiful, barrier island located just 20 minutes or so from the heart of downtown Savannah. (more…)

Get Your Tickets for Savannah Hockey Classic 2020

December 16th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Savannah Hockey Classic 2020Get ready for Savannah Hockey Classic 2020, the hottest collegiate hockey tournament in the South. The Battle for the Thrasher Cup features the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. January 17th and 18th, 2020 at the Savannah Civic Center.

There’s no better way to break in the New Year than with an exciting college hockey series here in Savannah, GA. Seeing the FSU Seminoles, UGA Ice Dawgs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the UF Gators clash on the ice is always a good time. This year should prove no different. (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! (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…)

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’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…)

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…)