Savannah In April

The Tomochichi Federal Building and an old commercial building with historic signage, just off Wright Square in Savannah, GA.

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 January 2018, but may change at short notice. Please check the official event website for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.


To Easter Weekend (March 31-April 2 2018)

Savannah Golf Championship, March 29-April 1 2018. golf tournament at Deer Creek Golf Course, Skidaway Island, part of the PGA Tour. Daily tickets $10, week-long tickets $25. More details

Savannah Music Festival, March 29-April 14 2018. The largest music festival in Georgia, with over 100 artists giving concerts and performances at various Savannah locations. Ticket purchase required. More details

Forsyth Farmers Market, Saturdays 9am-1pm. Weekly farmers market in the southern part of Forsyth Park. More details

To Weekend Of April 7-8 2018

Continuing: Savannah Music Festival (all week), Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

First Friday Fireworks, April 6 2018. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

Savannah Orchid Show, April 6-8 2018. Annual show of the Deep South Orchid Society, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. More details

Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour, Saturdays through April 2018. Early morning walking tours exploring the preservation history of Savannah’s East Side, organized by the Davenport House Museum. Adult tickets $21. More details

(Bluffton, SC) Taste of Bluffton, April 7 2018. Food festival in nearby Bluffton, with music. Free event. Bluffton is 23 miles (30-40 minutes) from Savannah. More details


To Weekend Of April 14-15 2018

Continuing: Savannah Music Festival (to Saturday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday); Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour (Saturday)

North of Gaston Street Tour of Hidden Gardens, April 13-14 2018. Self-guided walking tours of several private Savannah gardens. Ticket purchase required. More details

Savannah Tattoo Festival, April 13-15 2018. Tattoo art festival with music, entertainment and 150+ artists/vendors, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Ticket purchase required. More details

Second Saturday Art Walk, April 14 2018. Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details

Insane Inflatable 5K, April 14 2018. 5K race over an inflatable obstacle course. Registration required. More details

To Weekend Of April 21-22 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday); Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour (Saturday)

(Hardeeville, SC) SC/GA Barbeque Festival, April 20-21 2018. Barbecue festival and contest, with music. Ticket purchase required. Hardeeville is 17 miles (20-25 minutes) from Savannah. More details

Earth Day Festival, April 21 2018. Environment-focused event in Forsyth Park with exhibits and workshops, children’s activities, music and food. More details

A-Town Get Down Art and Music Festival, April 21 2018. Art and music festival connecting aspiring and established artists and musicians, held on Indian Street, under the bridge. Ticket purchase required. More details

To Weekend Of April 28-29 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday); Early Bird Preservation Walking Tour (Saturday)

Sidewalk Arts Festival, April 28 2018. 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 Festivals & Events TBC

Savannah Race for the Cure, event TBC. Downtown charity 5K race benefiting breast cancer research. Registration required. More details

Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, event TBC. A celebration of Asian cultures, with music, dance and food, at the Armstrong State University campus. Free admission. More details

(Port Royal, SC) Soft Shell Crab Festival, event TBC. Crab and crafts festival with crab race and other entertainments. Port Royal is 40 miles (1 hour) from Savannah. More details