Fall is an ideal time to visit Savannah. November’s weather is often warm (but not hot) and mostly dry, and perfect for walks around the Historic District’s parks and squares.
The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon impacts visits to Savannah on the first weekend in November, as many streets are shut off for the race and the city is crowded. The city’s other annual November festivals are smaller, mostly focused around food and culture.
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, and many holiday lights shows, holiday-themed performances and other seasonal events and activities in Savannah begin in late November, carrying through into the main festive period in December.
!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.
– Savannah Film Festival, October 27-November 3 2018
Increasingly influential film festival with screenings ranging from major international productions to student-created shorts. Ticket purchase required. More details
– First Friday Fireworks, November 2 2018
Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details
– First Fridays in Starland, November 2 2018
Monthly arts event in Savannah’s Starland District, with street fair, art market or gallery shows. More details
– Hopped Up on Brews Low Country Craft Brew Festival, November 2-4 2018
Annual craft beer festival on River Street, with beers from local breweries and live music. Ticket purchase required. More details
– Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah, November 3-4 2018
Annual marathon, half marathon and 5K races with finish line festival and music. Registration required to run. More details
– Savannah Food and Wine Festival, November 5-11 2018
This annual festival is Savannah’s main celebration of food and drink, with events held across the city during its week-long run including the popular River Street Stroll and Taste of Savannah. Ticket purchase required for individual events. More details
– Second Saturday Art Walk, 2018 event TBC
Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details
– Veterans Day Parade, 2018 event TBC
Annual Veterans Day Parade through downtown Savannah.
– Free Admission to Fort Pulaski, November 11 2018
Free admission to Fort Pulaski for Veterans Day. Fort Pulaski free days
– Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl, November 17 2018
Annual Thanksgiving-themed bar crawl in downtown Savannah, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details
– A Christmas Tradition, November 22-December 24 2018
2-hour annual Christmas-themed, family-oriented performance at the Savannah Theatre. Shows available Tuesday-Sunday. Adults $37, children (under 18) $18. More details
Continuing: A Christmas Tradition
– Arty Party, 2018 event TBC
Preview party for the Telfair Art Fair, with music, food and drink, cocktail reception and art sales. $85 per person. More details
– Tefair Art Fair, 2018 event TBC
Annual outdoor arts event in Telfair Square featuring art sales, displays and entertainment, plus kid’s activities. Free admission. More details
– Savannah Children’s Book Festival, 2018 event TBC
Festival of children’s literature at Forsyth Park, featuring dozens of local authors and illustrators, along with food stalls, arts and crafts, and other activities. Free admission. More details
– Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding, 2018 event TBC
Annual festival of Georgia's agricultural heritage at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, with period music and demonstrations, hay rides and other kid's activities. Adults $7, children $5. More details
– Savannah Harbor Holiday Series, 2018 event TBC
Family-friendly outdoor seasonal programming at the Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island, with Gingerbread Village display in the hotel’s lobby. More details
– Boat Parade of Lights, 2018 event TBC
Parade of lighted boats, live music, tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks. $10 donation requested. More details
– December Nights & Holiday Lights, 2018 event TBC
Self-guided walking tours of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday lights show, with more than a million lights. Admission is charged. Event does not run on rainy evenings. More details