Savannah In January


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

January is the off season in Savannah, 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.

Many Savannah events, such as the Forsyth Farmers Market and art walks visiting a selection of the city's many galleries, run year-round. Look out too for special events at local museums and historic houses, which are a good choice for a visit at any time of the month, especially if the weather is not the best (read more about January weather in Savannah).

January’s warmer, sunny days are often just right for a nature walk at one of Savannah’s local state parks or wildlife refuges. The nearest are the huge Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (which also offers a wildlife drive) or picturesque Skidaway Island State Park. Or, you could enjoy a sightseeing or historical tour downtown without the crowds.

More Savannah events: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

See also:
Savannah’s must-see sights
Visiting Savannah in winter
More things to do in Savannah
Savannah’s free attractions

!Events may be rescheduled or otherwise changed at short notice. Please verify all details at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

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Events From January 1 To The Weekend Of January 2-3 2021

→ For New Year’s Eve and the holiday period, see December events

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

Events From January 4 To The Weekend Of January 9-10 2021

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

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Events From January 11 To Martin Luther King Day Weekend, January 16-18 2021

– Savannah Tire Hockey Classic, January 15-16 2021
Regional college hockey tournament at the Savannah Civic Center. Tickets $12-$18. More details

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

Events From January 19 To The Weekend Of January 23-24 2021

– Telluride MountainFilm Savannah, January 21-23 2021
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

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

Events From January 25 To The Weekend Of January 30-31 2021

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


→ For events next week, see February events

January Events TBC

– Tybee Island Polar Plunge, 2021 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
How to get to Tybee Island

– First Fridays in Starland, 2021 event TBC
Street fair and art market in Savannah’s Starland District. More details
→ More about the Starland District

– Second Saturday Art Walk, 2021 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

– January Event at the Savannah Civic Center, 2021 event TBC
Event TBC at the Savannah Civic Center. More details

– Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show, 2021 event TBC
Home and garden improvement and design trade show at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Unity 5K on MLK 5K & Music Festival, 2021 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

– Martin Luther King Day Parade, 2021 event TBC
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

– Savannah Jewish Film Festival, 2021 event TBC
Annual festival of international Jewish cinema. Ticket purchase required. More details

– PULSE Art & Technology Festival, 2021 event TBC
Festival of technology-based art, hosted by Telfair Museums at the Jepson Center. Regular museum admission applies. More details

– Front Porch Improv, 2021 event TBC
Experimental improv show at White Whale Craft Ales. Free admission. More details

– Model Railroad and Train Show, 2021 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, 2021 event TBC
Annual oyster festival fundraiser for the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy group, at Isle of Hope Marina. Adult tickets $45 ($35 in advance), advance purchase strongly recommended.
Event details
More about Isle of Hope and things to do nearby

– (Tybee Island) Critz Tybee Run Fest, 2021 event TBC
Several races on Tybee Island, totalling a full marathon. Registration required. More details

– Savannah Restaurant Week, 2021 event TBC
Special menus and discounted dining at Savannah area restaurants. More details


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