April, along with the other spring months, is an ideal time to visit Savannah. The spring events season is in full swing, without the need to plan around the St Patrick’s week crush.
In early April, there is still a good chance of seeing the tail end of the azalea flowering season, which can persist through the month’s first couple of weeks.
Weather-wise, this might be the best month to visit Savannah. April is more predictably warm than March, with average highs in the upper 70s (although as always in Savannah, rain is a possibility). It should usually be warm enough for the beach and other outdoor activities, without being too hot. More about the best times to visit Savannah
Event dates are correct as of April 1 2017, but may change at short notice due to weather or other unexpected circumstances. Please check the official event website for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.
Regular & Recurring Events
Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 2017. Early morning walking tours exploring the preservation history of Savannah’s East Side, organized by the Davenport House Museum. Adult tickets $21. More details
First Friday Fireworks, April 7 2017. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details
Second Saturday Art Walk, April 8 2017. Savannah’s monthly downtown afternoon art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details
Festivals & Annual Events
Savannah Music Festival, March 23-April 8 2017. The largest music festival in Georgia, with over 100 artists giving concerts and performances at various Savannah locations. Ticket purchase required. More details
Savannah Tattoo Festival, April 7-9 2017. Tattoo art festival with music, entertainment and 150+ artists/vendors, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Ticket purchase required. More details
Earth Day Festival, April 15 2017. Environment-focused event in Forsyth Park with exhibits and workshops, children’s activities, music and food. More details
Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, April 21-22 2017. A celebration of Asian cultures, with music, dance and food, at the Armstrong State University campus. Free admission. More details
North of Gaston Street Tour of Hidden Gardens, April 21-22 2017. Self-guided walking tours of several private Savannah gardens. Ticket purchase required. More details
Savannah Race for the Cure, April 22 2017. Downtown charity 5K race benefiting breast cancer research. Registration required. More details
Savannah Orchid Show, April 28-30 2017. Annual show of the Deep South Orchid Society, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. More details
Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 29 2017. Current and former students at the Savannah College of Art and Design create chalk artworks on the walks in Forsyth Park. Free event. More details
Other Regional Festivals
(Bluffton, SC) Taste of Bluffton, April 8 2017. Food festival in nearby Bluffton, with music. Free event. Bluffton is 23 miles (30-40 minutes) from Savannah. More details
(Port Royal, SC) Soft Shell Crab Festival, April 15 2017. Crab and crafts festival with crab race and other entertainments. Port Royal is 40 miles (1 hour) from Savannah. More details