Savannah In May

Spanish moss hanging in front of a row of historic townhouses in Savannah, GA.

By May, Savannah is getting very warm, with average highs in the mid 80s. If you prefer cooler weather for sightseeing, travel in the earlier months of spring, or wait until the fall.

Memorial Day weekend is especially busy in both Savannah and Tybee Island, and crowds are common. Families flock to the beach over this weekend, so set out early if you want to beat the traffic out to Tybee.

!Event dates are correct as of July 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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To Weekend Of May 5-6 2018

First Friday Fireworks, event TBC. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

Savannah Scottish Games, May 5 2018. Scottish heritage festival with food, music, dancing and other enterainment, at the Bethesda Academy. Adult admission $10. More details

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

To Mother’s Day Weekend (May 12-13 2018)

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Second Saturday Art Walk, May 12 2018. Savannah’s monthly downtown afternoon art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details

To Weekend Of May 19-20 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

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To Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28 2018)

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Savannah Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Day Ceremony, event TBC. Memorial program at the Vietnam Veterans Monument in Emmet Park. More details

Memorial Day Ceremony, event TBC. Memorial ceremony in Bonaventure Cemetery, organized by the American Legion. More details

Memorial Day Ceremony, event TBC. Memorial ceremony in Laurel Grove Cemetery, organized by the American Legion. More details

Wormsloe’s War of Jenkins’ Ear Event, event TBC. Special event at Wormsloe Historic Site commemorating Georgia’s role in the Colonial-era War of Jenkins’ Ear. Upcoming events at Wormsloe

Memorial Day Commemoration at Fort McAllister, event TBC. Commemorative event with cannon and musket firings and Civil War-era demonstrations. More details

To Weekend Of June 2-3 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Other Festivals & Events TBC

Tybee Wine Festival, event TBC. Five-fay festival focused on wine and lowcountry cuisine, held on nearby Tybee Island. Ticket purchase required. More details

Savannah Preservation Festival, event TBC. Events celebrating Preservation Month in Savannah, including talks and tours and ending with a block party. More details

Doggie Carnival, event TBC. Annual dog-centric festival in Forsyth Park, with races, contests and other entertainments. Organized by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. Free event. More details

SCAD Sand Arts Festival, event TBC. Sand art competition on Tybee Island’s North Beach. Free event. Only SCAD members and alumni may compete, but all are welcome to watch. Free event. More details

The Crawl of the South, event TBC. The largest bar crawl in the South, in downtown Savannah. Registration required. More details

Tea in the Garden, event TBC. Afternoon tea with costumed interpreters in the gardens of the Davenport House Museum, history of tea and tea culture. Ticket purchase required, reservations recommended. More details

Discovering 1820s Savannah, event TBC. Early morning walking tours of Savannah and its history in the 1820s, conducted by the Davenport House Museum. Adult tickets $21. More details

Other Regional Festivals

(Beaufort, SC) Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina, event TBC. Celebration of Gullah heritage, with traditional storytelling, dance, music and food. Ticket purchase required. More details

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