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-wide events in Savannah will begin in late November, carrying through into the main festive period in December.
Event dates are correct as of March 7 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.
Regular & Recurring Events
First Friday Fireworks, November 3 2017. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details
Second Saturday Art Walk, date TBC. Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details
Festivals & Annual Events
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
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
Hopped Up on Georgia Brews, date TBC. Annual craft beer festival on River Street, with beers from local breweries and live music. Ticket purchase required. Usually in early November. 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. Ticket purchase required for individual events. 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
Savannah Children’s Book Festival, date TBC. 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. Usually in mid November. 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
Boat Parade of Lights, November 25 2017. Parade of lighted boats, live music, tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks. $10 donation requested. More details
Other Regional Festivals
Daufuskie Island Rum and Strum Music Festival, date TBC. Live music festival at Daufuskie Island. Ticket purchase required. More details