Savannah Events

Be Near The Best Local Happenings Downtown

When planning your stay at the River Street Inn, be sure to check out the Savannah events calendar to find out what’s going on in and around the downtown area during your visit. Some of our favorite events include (but certainly aren’t limited to) the ones you’ll find below. But our staff is happy to offer more recommendations on local happenings.

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4th of July on the River

July 4, 2024

Celebrate the nation’s independence with plenty of fun activities all day long. Just stop by River Street for all the food, vendors and exciting events. Then stay for the exuberant fireworks after dark. It’s a popular festival that will certainly be a highlight of your visit to Savannah!

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SCAD Film Festival

October 26 - November 2, 2024

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival returns in its 25th year as an all-virtual presentation Oct. 22 - 29, 2022. As the largest university-run film festival in the U.S., this annual, eight-day celebration of cinematic excellence honors both professional and emerging student filmmakers.

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Night view of the riverside near River Street Inn
New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2024

Bring in the new year with a night on the town! By Enjoy River Street Festivities, you can enjoy live outdoor music throughout the evening. There are also many incredible restaurants to choose from for great appetizers, drinks and full meals. Then feel free to explore the different shops and charming galleries.

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Savannah Music Festival

March 27 through April 12, 2025

If you love the musical arts, then this celebration should not be missed. Whether you enjoy country, jazz, chamber or any mixtures in between, this festival will surround you in rich sounds you’ll never forget!

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NOGS Tour of Homes & Gardens

April 19 - 20, 2024

Enter some of the most magnificent private homes in Savannah. You’ll see the beautiful furnishings, walk through treasured gardens and discover fascinating family histories. There are also special events as well as food and hospitality experiences to enjoy.

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 15 - 17, 2024

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! Savannah offers plenty of festivities on both River Street and in the City Market. You’ll enjoy live entertainment and fun activities during this three-day event.