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The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon impacts visits to Savannah on the first weekend in November, as many streets are shut off for the race and the city is crowded. The city’s other annual November festivals are smaller, mostly focused around food and culture.
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, and many holiday lights shows, holiday-themed performances and other seasonal events and activities in Savannah begin in late November, carrying through into the main festive period in December.
!Event dates are correct as of August 2017, but may change at short notice. Please check the official event website for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip.
Savannah Film Festival, October 28-November 4 2017. Increasingly influential film festival with screenings ranging from major international productions to student-created shorts. Ticket purchase required. More details
First Friday Fireworks, November 3 2017. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details
Hopped Up on Georgia Brews, November 4 2017. Annual craft beer festival on River Street, with beers from local breweries and live music. Ticket purchase required. More details
Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah, November 4-5 2017. Annual marathon, half marathon and 5K races with finish line festival and music in Forsyth Park. Registration required to run. More details
Savannah Food and Wine Festival, November 6-12 2017. This annual festival is Savannah’s main celebration of food and drink, with events held across the city during its week-long run including the popular River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah. Ticket purchase required for individual events. More details
Arty Party, November 10 2017. Preview party for the Telfair Art Fair, with music, food and drink, cocktail reception and art sales. $85 per person. More details
Veterans Day Parade, event TBC. Annual Veterans Day Parade through downtown Savannah.
Second Saturday Art Walk, November 11 2017. Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details
Tefair Art Fair, November 11-12 2017. Annual outdoor arts event in Telfair Square featuring art sales, displays and entertainment, plus kid’s activities. Free admission. More details
Free Admission to Fort Pulaski, November 11-12 2017. Free admission to Fort Pulaski for Veterans Day Weekend. Fort Pulaski free days
Savannah Children’s Book Festival, November 18 2017. Festival of children’s literature at Forsyth Park, featuring dozens of local authors and illustrators, along with food stalls, arts and crafts, and other activities. Free admission. More details
Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding, November 18 2017. Annual festival of Georgia's agricultural heritage at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, with period music and demonstrations, hay rides and other kid's activities. Adults $7, children $5. More details
Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl, November 18 2017. Annual Thanksgiving-themed bar crawl in downtown Savannah, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details
A Christmas Tradition, November 23-December 24 2017. 2-hour annual Christmas-themed, family-oriented performance at the Savannah Theatre. Shows available Tuesday-Sunday. Adults $37, children (under 18) $18. More details
Savannah Harbor Holiday Series, November 24-December 24 2017. Family-friendly outdoor seasonal programming at the Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island, with Gingerbread Village display in the hotel’s lobby. More details
Boat Parade of Lights, November 25 2017. Parade of lighted boats, live music, tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks. $10 donation requested. More details
December Nights & Holiday Lights, November 25-December 24 2017. Self-guided walking tours of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday lights show, with more than a million lights. Admission is charged. Event does not run on rainy evenings. More details
Continuing: A Christmas Tradition (all week); Savannah Harbor Holiday Series (all week); December Nights & Holiday Lights (all week)
City Market Holiday Open House, December 1 2017. Holiday lights, caroling and evening opening at City Market. More details
Lights On For Tybee, December 1 2017. Holiday celebration and tree-lighting ceremony at the Tybee Island roundabout, with music and refreshments. More details
Christmas on the River, December 1-3 2017. Seasonal arts and crafts festival with music and other entertainment, including the annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Free event. More details
City Market Christmas For Kids Celebration, December 2 2017. Child-oriented Christmas event at City Market, with visits to Santa, crafts, music and other entertainments. More details
Tybee Island Christmas Parade, December 2 2017. Holiday parade on Tybee Island, with visits to Santa. More details
Daufuskie Island Rum and Strum Music Festival, event TBC. Live music festival at Daufuskie Island. Ticket purchase required. More details