Savannah In September

Savannah river boat and the Talmadge Bridge at twilightA.

September in Savannah has more of the characteristics of summer than of fall, especially in its earlier weeks: the weather is still hot, and the risk of storms remains. After the lull of high summer, however, Savannah’s events calendar is beginning to pick up a little (the real explosion in festivals and events comes in October).

September’s highlight is the Savannah Jazz Festival, a weeklong festival of free music towards the end of the month, with events held across the city. The other events in September are mostly clustered around Labor Day weekend.

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

!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 Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3 2018)

See August events

– The Drinking Class Labor Day Bar Crawl, September 1 2018
Annual Labor Day-themed bar crawl in downtown Savannah, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. More details

– Savannah Craft Brew Fest, September 1 2018
Annual one-day beer festival, with food and music. Over-21s only. More details

– Tools and Skills That Built a Colony, September 1 2018
Colonial-era crafts and trades demonstrations at Wormsloe Historic Site. Regular admission is charged. More details

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

– Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash, September 2 2018
Beach party with music and fireworks at Tybee Island. Free admission. More details

– A Century of Sentries: Building Fort Jackson, 2018 event TBC
Special Labor Day programming at Fort Jackson, with cannon and historic weapon demonstrations and other activities. Regular admission fee applies. More details

– (Rincon, GA) Georgia Salzburgers’ Heritage Day Festival, 2018 event TBC
Annual event celebrating the arrival of the Salzburgers in Georgia, with demonstrations, crafts, tours, German foods and children's activities at historic Ebenezer, 27 miles from Savannah. Free admission. More details


To Weekend Of September 8-9 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– First Friday Fireworks, September 7 2018
Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. More details

– First Fridays in Starland, September 7 2018
Street fair and art market in Savannah’s Starland District. More details

– Bacon Fest, September 7-9 2018
Bacon-themed festival along River Street. Free admission. More details

– Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk, September 8 2018
Annual 5K race in downtown Savannah to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Registration required. 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

To Weekend Of September 15-16 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Pin Point Seafood Festival, September 15 2018
Popular annual seafood and music festival in Savannah's Pin Point community. Admission $7. More details

To Weekend Of September 22-23 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market (Saturday)

– Free Entrance Day at Fort Pulaski, September 22 2018
Free entry to Fort Pulaski to mark National Public Lands Day. More details

– Savannah Jazz Festival, September 23-29 2018
Savannah’s annual Jazz Festival, a week of day- and night-time jazz concerts, some in outdoor venues. Free admission. More details

To Weekend Of September 29-30 2018

Continuing: Forsyth Farmers Market; Savannah Jazz Festival

– Fiesta Latina, September 29 2018
Latin heritage festival on River Street with dancing, crafts, food and live music. More details

See October events

Other Events TBC

– (Hardeeville, SC) Hardeeville Catfish Festival, 2018 event TBC
Annual community festival with food, music, kid's activities and fishing tournament at Hardeeville (17 miles from Savannah). More details