2017 River Front Events

River Street, Savannah, GA at night

River Street hosts some of Savannah’s biggest holiday events and annual festivals, especially around July 4th, New Year’s Eve and St Patrick’s Day. Smaller arts, craft and food-focused events are held on a monthly basis, and there is a fireworks display on the first Friday of each month through most of the year.

Most of the events around Savannah’s River Front are held along River Street itself, usually on Rousakis Plaza (behind City Hall). Others are centered on Emmet Park, atop the bluff at the east end of River Street, or in other nearby locations.

– More about River Street and how to get there

!Event dates are correct as of May 2017, but may change at short notice. Please check the official event website for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.

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March

First Friday Fireworks, 2018 event TBC. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Tara Feis, 2018 event TBC. This annual family-friendly Irish heritage celebration is held in Emmet Park, with live music, art and crafts and children’s activities. More details

River Street St Patrick’s Day Celebration, 2018 event TBC. Irish-themed festivities, with live music and other entertainments on River Street. Latest details

A-Town Get Down Art and Music Festival, 2018 event TBC. Art and music festival connecting aspiring and established artists and musicians, held on Indian Street, under the bridge. Ticket purchase required. More details

April

First Friday Fireworks, 2018 event TBC. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, 2018 event TBC. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

May

First Friday Fireworks, 2018 event TBC. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, 2018 event TBC. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

June

First Friday Fireworks, June 2 2017. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Arts & Crafts Fair, June 3-4 2017. Arts and crafts fair along River Street. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, June 17-18 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

Blues, Jazz & BBQ, June 30-July 2. Annual southern food and music festival on River Street. More details

July

Blues, Jazz & BBQ, June 30-July 2. Annual southern food and music festival on River Street. More details

River Street Fourth of July Celebration, July 3 2017. Savannah’s annual Independence Day celebration on River Street, with live music and other entertainment, and fireworks after dark. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, July 15-16 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

August

First Friday Fireworks, August 4 2017. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, August 19-20 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

September

First Friday Fireworks, September 1 2017. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Bacon Fest, September 1-4 2017. Regional artisans serve bacon and other bacon-inspired creations on River Street. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, September 16-17 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

Savannah Zombie Walk, September 30 2017. Annual charity zombie walk, with zombie make up artists, music, food and activities in Emmet Park (the walk is along River Street). The walk is free with a canned food donation, to benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. More details

October

First Friday Fireworks, October 6 2017. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Oktoberfest, October 6-9 2017. Beer garden with a range of beers, German food products, sausages and Wiener Dog Racing, on River Street. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, October 21-22 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

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November

First Friday Fireworks, November 3 2017. Free monthly fireworks display on River Street, plus music, art and food. More details

Hopped Up On Georgia Brews, November 4 2017. Craft beer tasting from Georgia’s homegrown breweries, on River Street. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, November 18-19 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

Boat Parade of Lights, November 25 2017. Annual holiday parade of lighted boats along the Savannah River, with music, fireworks and other entertainment. More details

December

Christmas on the River, December 1-3 2017. Arts and crafts stalls, live music and entertainment on River Street. More details

Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, 2017 date TBC. Annual holiday parade on River Street. Usually held on the first weekend of December. More details

Unity in the Community Arts & Crafts Fair, December 16-17 2017. Art and craft festival with music every third weekend of the month on River Street, with a different theme each month. More details

Up the Cup New Year’s Eve Celebration, December 31 2017. Annual midnight fireworks display on River Street to celebrate the New Year. More details

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