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.

!Event dates are correct as of November 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.

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To Weekend Of February 3-4 2018

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

(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

“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 case of rain. 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

Colonial Faire and Muster, February 10-11 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

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); Savannah’s Madeira Tradition (Friday and Saturday); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Renewal of Vows Ceremony, event TBC. 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

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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

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 $8. More details

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