Savannah In September

Savannah river boat and the Talmadge Bridge at twilight.

September in Savannah has more of the characteristics of summer than of fall, especially in its earlier weeks: the weather is still hot, and the risk of storms remains. After the lull of high summer, however, Savannah’s events calendar is beginning to pick up a little (the real explosion in festivals and events comes in October).

September’s highlight is the Savannah Jazz Festival, a weeklong festival of free music towards the end of the month, with events held across the city. The other events in September are mostly clustered around Labor Day weekend.

!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.


To Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4 2017)

First Friday Fireworks, September 1 2017. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

Savannah Bacon Fest, September 1-4 2017. Two-day celebration of bacon with live music, on River Street. Free admission. More details

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

Savannah Craft Brew Fest, September 2 2017. Annual one-day beer festival, with food and music. Over-21s only. More details

Tools and Skills That Built a Colony, September 2 2017. Colonial-era crafts and trades demonstrations at Wormslow Historic Site. Regular admission is charged. More details

The Drinking Class Labor Day Bar Crawl, September 2 2017. Annual Labor Day-themed bar crawl in downtown Savannah, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details

A Century of Sentries: Building Fort Jackson, September 2-4 2017. Special Labor Day programming at Fort Jackson, with cannon and historic weapon demonstrations and other activities. Regular admission fee applies. More details

Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash, September 3 2017. Beach party with music and fireworks at Tybee Island. Free admission. More details

(Rincon, GA) Georgia Salzburgers’ Heritage Day Festival, September 4 2017. Annual event celebrating the arrival of the Salzburgers in Georgia, with demonstrations, crafts, tours, German foods and children's activities at historic Ebenezer, 27 miles from Savannah. Free admission. More details


To Weekend Of September 9-10 2017

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Taste of Soul Savannah, September 7 2017. Soul food event with food, music and entertainment, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Free admission, food tickets for sale. More details

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk, September 9 2017. Annual 5K race in downtown Savannah to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Registration required. More details

Second Saturday Art Walk, September 9 2017. Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details

To Weekend Of September 16-17 2017

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

(Hardeeville, SC) Hardeeville Catfish Festival, September 15-16 2017. Annual community festival with food, music, kid's activities and fishing tournament at Hardeeville (17 miles from Savannah). More details

Pin Point Seafood Festival, September 16 2017. Popular annual seafood and music festival in Savannah's Pin Point community. Admission $5. More details

Savannah Jazz Festival, September 17-23 2017. Savannah’s annual Jazz Festival, a week of day- and night-time jazz concerts, some in outdoor venues. Free admission. More details


To Weekend Of September 23-24 2017

Continuing: Savannah Jazz Festival (to Saturday 23); Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

To Weekend Of September 30-October 1 2017

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

Revival Fest, September 30 2017. Southern music, food and crafts festival. Ticket purchase required. More details

Fiesta Latina, September 30 2017. Latin heritage festival on River Street with dancing, crafts, food and live music. More details

Free Entrance Day at Fort Pulaski, September 30 2017. Free entry to Fort Pulaski to mark National Public Lands Day. More details