Savannah In October


A few orange leaves in front of ironwork staircase railings on historic Gordon Row, near Chatham Square, Savannah, GA.

The later fall months – and October especially – are one of the best times of the year to visit Savannah, offering pleasantly warm and dry(ish) weather and a wealth of things to do. More about October weather in Savannah

October is one of the busiest months in Savannah’s festival calendar, with several events on over most weekends, from the extremely well-attended free outdoor philharmonic concert in Forsyth Park at the beginning of the month, through varied food, music and heritage festivals, to the Savannah Film Festival near its end.

Halloween, at the end of the month, is a popular time to visit Savannah, by reputation one of the most haunted cities in the country. Many local attractions put on special Halloween-themed events, most of them aimed at families with children.

Savannah’s ghost tours attract especially large crowds over the Halloween period; it is advisable to make reservations in advance if you want to attend one.

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

See also:
Savannah’s must see sights
Visiting Savannah in the fall
Other things to do while visiting Savannah
Fall food festivals in Savannah and the lowcountry
October festivals in Georgia

!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.

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Events From October 1 To The Weekend Of October 3-4 2020

See September events

– First Fridays in Starland, 2020 event TBC
Street fair and art market in Savannah’s Starland District. More details
Starland District visitor information and history

– Oktoberfest, October 2-4 2020
Beer garden on River Street with a range of beers, sausages and other German foods, plus wiener dog races. Free admission. More details
→ See River Street bars and restaurants

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

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Events From October 5 To Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12 2020

– Tybee Island Pirate Fest, October 8-11 2020
One of Tybee Island’s most popular annual events, this pirate-themed festival features a parade, music and other entertainment. More details
How to get to Tybee Island

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

– Second Saturday Art Walk, 2020 event TBC
Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. More details
Savannah’s art galleries

Events From October 13 To The Weekend Of October 17-18 2020

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

Events From October 19 To The Weekend Of October 24-25 2020

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

– Savannah Speed Classic, October 22-25 2020
Annual road race on Hutchinson Island. Tickets from $10. More details

– Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest, October 24 2020
Art show and music festival at the historic riverside suburb of Isle of Hope. Free admission. Event details
Isle of Hope and things to do nearby

– Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour, October 24 2020
Halloween-themed evening ranger tour of Wormsloe’s nature trail. Not recommended for children under 6. Regular site admission applies. Event details
→ More about Wormsloe Historic Site

– Savannah Film Festival, October 24-31 2020
Increasingly influential film festival with screenings ranging from major international productions to student-created shorts. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival, October 25 2020
Annual festival of Jewish food, music and culture in Monterey Square. Free admission, food tickets available for purchase. More details

Events From October 26 To Halloween, October 31 2020

– Savannah Film Festival, October 24-31 2020
Increasingly influential film festival with screenings ranging from major international productions to student-created shorts. Ticket purchase required. More details

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

See November events

October Events TBC

– Buddy Walk, 2020 event TBC
Charity walk around Forsyth Park benefiting people with Down Syndrome and their families, with festival and music. Registration required. More details

– Picnic in the Park, 2020 event TBC
Popular free concert in Forsyth Park, with music by the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. More details

– Savannah Haitian Monument Festival, 2020 event TBC
Annual heritage festival in Franklin Square organized by the Haitian American Historical Society, with educational events, food, music and more. Event details
History of the Chasseurs-Volontaires and the Haitian Monument

– Savannah Greek Fest, 2020 event TBC
Large annual celebration of Greek food, music and culture. $2 donation requested Friday evening and all day Saturday; other times admission is free. More details

– Savannah Food Truck Festival, 2020 event TBC
Food truck festival in Daffin Park, with live music, kid's activities, arts and crafts and more. Free admission. More details

– Event at the Savannah Civic Center, 2020 event TBC
Event TBD. More details

– Halloween Hike, 2020 event TBC
Children’s Halloween-themed walk at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, with face painting, crafts and other kid’s activities. Adults $5, children $10. More details

– St Vincent’s Academy Fall Tour of Homes, 2020 event TBC
Annual self-guided fundraising tour of selected historic Savannah homes and buildings. $50 per person. Event info
More architectural walking tours of Savannah

– Moonlight Garden Ride, 2020 event TBC
Night-time family bike ride, with entertainment and games at Mother Mathilda Beasley Park. Registration required. More details

– Skidaway Marine Science Day, 2020 event TBC
Behind-the-scenes tours, talks and activities at the UGA Aquarium. Free admission. More details
Visiting nearby Skidaway Island State Park

– Halloween Community Mixer, 2020 event TBC
Halloween networking party with local veteran-owned businesses, organized by JDog Junk Removal. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $25 for civilians/$20 for military and veterans, proceeds to benefit Companions for Heroes. More details

– Savannah Pride, 2020 event TBC
Savannah’s annual LGBT pride celebration, with food, drink and music in Ellis Square and City Market, plus other LGBT-themed events across the city. Ticket purchase required for some events. More details

– Wag-O-Ween, 2020 event TBC
Pet-friendly fundraising trick-or-treating in downtown Savannah to benefit local rescue agencies. $5 donation required. More details

– A Nightmare on Congress Street Halloween Bar Crawl, 2020 event TBC
Annual costumed bar crawl, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details
→ See also: haunted bar crawls in Savannah

– Front Porch Improv, 2020 event TBC
Weekly improv show at Ghost Coast Distillery. $10 per person. More details

– Savannah Clovers v ?, 2020 event TBC
Soccer match at Memorial Stadium. $5 per person. More details

– Fall Family Fun Festival, 2020 event TBC
Family-friendly festival at Skidaway Island State Park, with food trucks, arts and crafts, Jeep show, music, and more. Pets welcome. $5 parking fee. More details
Visiting Skidaway Island State Park

– Autumn Gardenfest, 2020 event TBC
Fall gardening-themed event at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Parking fee applies. More details


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