Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park and its extension are the venue for many of the city’s annual events and festivals. The park is located in the south of the Historic District, and is easily accessible on foot, driving or by public transport (nearby on-street parking may be hard to find during the best-attended events). Get directions
The majority of festivals and special events are held in the southern extension of the park.
!Event dates, venue and other details may change at short notice. Please check all information at the official event website before planning your trip.
The Forsyth Farmers’ Market is held almost every Saturday in the southern end of Forsyth Park, 9am-1pm.
The weekly market was established in 2009. Vendors sell locally produced food and plants, most of which they have grown or made themselves. The market aims to promote community engagement and to raise awareness of food access issues and sustainable agriculture. See the Forsyth Farmers’ Market website for more details.
Georgia Day Parade, 2022 event TBC. Annual costumed and musical parade commemorating the founding of Georgia in 1733, beginning at Forsyth Park and continuing along Bull Street to City Hall. Free to attend. More details
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Savannah Veg Fest, March 27 2022
Vegan food festival in Forsyth Park, with cooking demonstrations, food samples, vendors, pet adoptions and more. Free admission. More details
Publix Savannah Women’s Half and 5K, 2022 event TBC. The route of this recently-established women-oriented race (men may participate but are not eligible for finisher awards) ends in Forsyth Park, where the post-race party, with live music and awards, is held. Registration required. Event website
Greening of the Fountain, 2022 event TBC. See event details Part of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the water in the fountain is dyed green around a week or so before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is held on March 17. Click here to see the event website for more details of the week’s festivities, and here for a map of the parade route.
Love & Soul Family Festival, 2022 event TBC
Family-friendly health, wellness and music festival at the Forsyth Park bandshell, with live music, food trucks, vendors, health screenings, and more. Free admission. More details
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Sidewalk Arts Festival, 2022 event TBC. During this annual festival, current and former students of SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, create temporary chalk artworks on the paths in Forsyth Park. Admission is free and open to all. SCAD events page
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Doggie Carnival, 2022 event TBC. This carnival is organized by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The fundraising festival includes dog and owner contests, races and other pet-friendly activities. Admission is free and open to all. More details
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Savannah Jazz Festival, 2022 event TBC. This week-long festival is held each year, with concerts in Forsyth Park and at other city locations. Admission is free. Event website
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VIRTUAL EVENT Buddy Walk, October 2 2021. This mile-long walk around Forsyth Park raises money for programs benefiting people with Down Syndrome and their families. The walk begins at 10am; a festival, with activities and music, is held after the walk. See the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s website for more details.
Publix Savannah Women’s Half and 5K, October 9 2021. The route of this recently-established women-oriented race (men may participate but are not eligible for finisher awards) ends in Forsyth Park, where the post-race party, with live music and awards, is held. Registration required. Event website
NEW VENUE/POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER Phil the Park, October 9 2021. Highly popular free concert (formerly known as Concert in the Park) with music by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Admission is free and open to all; bringing a picnic is encouraged. More details
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Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah, November 6-7 2021. Forsyth Park is the end point of this annual marathon and half marathon, with a finish line festival and concert. 1 mile and 5K events are held at Daffin Park. Registration required to run. See the event website for further details.
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– Georgia food festivals
– Lowcountry seafood festivals
– Hilton Head events
– Tybee Island events
– Black history tours of Savannah
– Ghost tours
– Free things to do in Savannah
– Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
– Skidaway Island State Park
– Kayak tours near Savannah
– Ebenezer Creek blackwater swamp