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 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, September 1 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 Craft Brew Fest, September 2 2017. Annual one-day beer festival, with food and music. Over-21s only. 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
Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash, September 3 2017. Beach party with music and fireworks at Tybee Island. Free admission. More details
Savannah Bacon Fest, dates TBC. Two-day celebration of bacon with live music, on River Street. Free admission. Usually in early September. More details
Savannah Jazz Festival, dates TBC. Savannah’s Jazz Festival, a week of day- and night-time jazz concerts, some in outdoor venues, is usually scheduled for late September. Free admission. More details
Artists and Artisans Tour, date TBC. Annual art exhibition hosted in private Savannah homes, organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Ticket purchase required. Event month varies, usually in September or June. More details