Savannah In January

Savannah, GA's City Hall dome stands against the pink sky at sunset.

January is very much the off season in Savannah. There isn’t much on this month in the way of special events, with the larger festivals holding off until February and March. Tybee Island’s New Year’s Day Polar Plunge draws a good-sized crowd; the Martin Luther King Day Parade, and other associated events, is Savannah’s January highlight.

Read more about visiting Savannah in winter, or the best times of the year to see the city.

!Event dates, venue and other details can change at short notice. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.


To The Weekend Of January 5-6 2019

See December events

– (Tybee Island) Polar Plunge, 2019 event TBC
Annual New Year’s Day plunge into the ocean at Tybee Island beach, with costume contest and parade. Registration required to participate: adults $25, children $15. More details

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

To The Weekend Of January 12-13 2019

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Second Saturday Art Walk, 2019 event TBC
Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event, RSVP required.
Event details, map and RSVP
More about art galleries in Savannah

To Martin Luther King Day Weekend, January 19-21 2019

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Savannah Tire Hockey Classic, January 18-19 2019
Regional college hockey tournament at the Savannah Civic Center. Tickets $12-$18. More details

– Martin Luther King Day Parade, January 21 2019
Annual parade through downtown Savannah in honor of Martin Luther King.
Event website
Black heritage sights and attractions to visit over the MLK weekend
African-American history tours in Savannah

– Unity 5K on MLK 5K & Music Festival, 2019 event TBC
Fundraising 5K race and a music festival in Forsyth Park, to benefit Blessings in a Book Bag, which distributes food to struggling families. Registration required for the race. More details


To The Weekend Of January 26-27 2019

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Telluride MountainFilm Savannah, January 24-26 2019
Telluride’s annual MountainFilm festival of documentary film making (not to be confused with the more famous Telluride Film Festival), on tour. Ticket purchase required. More details

To The Weekend Of February 2-3 2019

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– (Tybee Island) Critz Tybee Run Fest, February 1-2 2019
Several races on Tybee Island, totalling a full marathon. Registration required. More details

– First Fridays in Starland, 2019 event TBC
Street fair and art market in Savannah’s Starland District. More details

– “Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition, Friday and Saturday evenings through February 2019
History and tastings of Madeira wine at the Davenport House Museum. Tickets $22, reservations recommended. This is a 21+ only event. More details

More February events

Other Festivals & Events TBC

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– PULSE Art & Technology Festival, 2019 event TBC
Festival of technology-based art, hosted by Telfair Museums at the Jepson Center. Events free to students and Chatham County residents, otherwise regular museum admission applies. More details

– Savannah Jewish Film Festival, 2019 event TBC
Annual festival of international Jewish cinema. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Savannah Comedy Fest, 2019 event TBC
Three-day festival of the comedic arts, including improv, sketch, stand up, etc. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Savannah Restaurant Week, 2019 event TBC
Special menus and discounted dining at Savannah area restaurants. More details

– Model Railroad and Train Show, 2019 event TBC
Annual model train show hosted by Savannah's Coastal Rail Buffs. Adults $7, children under 12 free. More details

– Oysters on the Bluff, 2019 event TBC
Annual oyster festival fundraiser for the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy group, at Isle of Hope Marina. Adult tickets $40 ($35 in advance), advance purchase strongly recommended.
Event details
More about Isle of Hope and things to do nearby