Savannah In February

River Street at night, with colorful reflections in the Savannah River.

February is a good month to visit Savannah if you want to avoid the crowds of spring, with the city’s winter-flowering camellias serving as prelude to the more profuse blossomings of March and April. There is a chance of warmish weather, but it is best to plan for cooler days: average highs are in the 60s.

Together with the other winter months, accommodation bargains can often be found in February, excepting the days around the 14th. Savannah is frequently voted one of the most romantic cities in the US, and is a popular Valentine’s Day destination.

February is also Black History Month, and an ideal time to explore Savannah’s African-American heritage attractions, such as the Pin Point Heritage Museum, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, or historic First African Baptist Church; or, to take an African-American history tour of the city.

See also:
When is the best time of year to visit Savannah?
Things to do in Savannah and nearby
History, ghost, nature and other guided tours

!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 Weekend Of February 3-4 2018

– Savannah Jewish Film Festival, January 24-February 3 2018
Annual festival of international Jewish cinema. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Savannah Restaurant Week, January 26-February 4 2018
Special menus and discounted dining at Savannah area restaurants. More details

– Black Heritage Festival, February 1-18 2018
Celebration of black heritage, with music, dance, craft, art, history and food events, at various locations across Savannah. All events are free. More details
African-American history tours in Savannah
Other sights and attractions in Savannah to visit during Black History Month

– (Hilton Head, SC) Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, February 1-28 2018
Annual Gullah heritage festival with events throughout the month at Hilton Head, 30 miles (45 minutes) from Savannah. More details

– First Fridays in Starland, February 2 2018
Street fair and art market in Savannah’s Starland District. More details

– “Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition, Friday and Saturday evenings through February 2018
History and tastings of Madeira wine at the Davenport House Museum. Tickets $22, reservations recommended. More details

– (Tybee Island) Critz Tybee Run Fest, February 2-3 2018
Several races on Tybee Island, totalling a full marathon. Registration required. More details

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


To Weekend Of February 10-11 2018

Continuing: Black Heritage Festival (all week); Savannah’s Madeira Tradition (Friday and Saturday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Georgia Day Parade, February 9 2018
Costumed and musical parade up Bull Street from Forsyth Park, in celebration of the founding of Georgia on February 12 1733. Part of the Georgia History Festival. Free event, parade will be rescheduled in the event of rain. More details

– Colonial Faire and Muster, February 9-11 2018
Colonial-era themed event with military and craft demonstrations, period music and dance at Wormsloe Historic Site. Ticket purchase required on Friday, free on Saturday and Sunday. More details

– Oops, I Hearted: An Improv Dating Game, February 9, 10 and 14 2018
Improvisational comedy show based on audience recollections of their dating life. $15 per person, part of the proceeds to go to Bull Street Labs and the Savannah Stage Company. More details

– Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show, February 9-11 2018
Home and garden improvement and design trade show at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Mardi Gras Tybee, February 10 2018
Annual parade and street party at Tybee Island. Free event. More details

– Second Saturday Art Walk, February 10 2018
Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details

– Cupid is Stupid Valentine’s Day-Themed Bar Crawl, February 10 2018
Singles-oriented bar crawl, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details

– Super Museum Sunday, February 11 2018
Free admission to dozens of Savannah and area museums and historic sites, part of the Georgia History Festival. More details

To Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 17-19 2018)

Continuing: Black Heritage Festival (to Saturday); Oops, I Hearted (Valentine’s Day); Savannah’s Madeira Tradition (Friday and Saturday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Mardi Gras River Street Bar Crawl, February 13 2018
Fat Tuesday pub and bar crawl along River Street. Registration required, $20 per person. More details

– Renewal of Vows Ceremony, February 14 2018
Marriage vow renewal ceremony at City Market. More details

– Savannah Book Festival, February 15-18 2018
Author talks, book signings and other literary events. Festival Saturday is free to the public, ticket purchase required for other events. More details

– AURA Fest, February 17 2018
One-day rock festival at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, with music, food trucks and other activities. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Savannah Irish Festival, February 17-18 2018
Irish heritage festival with music and traditional dance performances. Ticket purchase required. More details

– (Hilton Head, SC) Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, February 19-25 2018
Annual seafood festival in Hilton Head, with lowcountry food, cookery demonstrations, music, arts and crafts and more. Hilton Head is around 30 miles (45 minutes) from Savannah. More details

To Weekend Of February 24-25 2018

Continuing: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition (Friday and Saturday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday); Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival (all week)

– (Beaufort, SC) Beaufort International Film Festival, February 21-25 2018
Local and international film festival. Beaufort is 42 miles (1 hour) from Savannah. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Taste of Soul Savannah, February 22 2018
Soul food event with food, music and entertainment, at the Savannah Civic Center. Free admission, food tickets for sale. More details

– Race for Preservation, February 24 2018
Annual race through five of Savannah’s historic neighborhoods, to benefit preservation activities in Savannah. Registration required. More details

To Weekend Of March 3-4 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– First Friday Fireworks, March 2 2018
Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

– Savannah Boat Show, March 2-4 2018
Boat-themed trade show with fishing and boat-related demonstrations, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Hutchinson Island. Adult admission $10. More details

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