There’s always something exciting to do in Savannah. And for October, we’ve rounded up events that caught our eye and are coming up during the month. These are in addition to Halloween happenings in the city. To get the 411 on that scary fun, see our blog “Savannah Has Tons of Frightful Halloween Fun.” Meanwhile, read on for details on the events in our roundup.


FREE Family Day

Head over to the Jepson Center for an afternoon of celebrating Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Here’s what on for FREE Family Day. You get to go on a scavenger hunt of the exhibition “Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism.” And then, you can experiment with pointillism, a painting technique in which you apply small, distinct dots of color to form an image, making miniature Impressionist paintings of your very own.

Place:        Jepson Center for the Arts

Time:        1pm – 4pm

Cost:          FREE and open to the public


Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

Last year, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest was back by popular demand after a one-year hiatus. And this year it promises to again host dozens of amazing local artists, new and returning vendors that include food trucks, and an impressive list of talented musicians slated to deliver tunes ranging from jazz to rock. All against the background of breathtaking scenery. What more could you ask?

Place: Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion

Time: October 20, 10am - 5pm


Savannah PRIDE Festival

The Savannah PRIDE Festival is back in the heart of town again and there’s lots in store. It kicks off with a Southern twist on the old school drag ball. Saturday events include a larger-than-life bar crawl and a Pawrade where participants celebrate Pride and Halloween in costume with their furry friends. And when 10pm comes around, the official after-party gets cranked up.

Place:        Ellis Square/Historic District

Time:        Days and Times Vary

Cost:          See ticket prices


Savannah Speed Classic

This race weekend is not to be missed. It’s one that’s full of events that are fun for the entire family. Series races and enduros are part of the experience, and you can opt for a hot lap ride, touring lap or pit access if you want to get up close and personal with the action. Limited bleacher seating is available along the track. You can also bring a blanket or chair and claim a spot on the lawn.

Place:        Hutchinson Island

Time:        See schedule

Cost:          Click here for ticket info


Savannah Film Festival 

Did you know that more than 50,000 people attend this eight-day festival of cinematic excellence each year? If you are among them, you’re sure to find something that will strike your fancy. The fest showcases groundbreaking documentaries, Oscar contenders, animation and more. The cost of entry also gets you access to panel discussions and engaging lectures. And when you hang out at Savannah Film Festival, you can expect to have a celebrity sighting or two.

Place:        Venues vary

Time:         Varies by day

Cost:          Click here for ticket info



Shalom Y'All Food Festival

Come on out y’all to the 30th anniversary of this highly popular festival that draws more than 10,000 attendees annually. Take your pick of delicious Jewish delicacies that range from deli sandwiches and potato latkes to stuffed cabbage and homemade challah. There’s family entertainment too – music and dance – and Monterey Square makes a welcoming venue indeed.

Place:        Monterey Square

Time:        11am-3pm

Cost:          No admission fee; food purchases are by tickets


Yes, each season brings something new and exciting in Savannah for locals and visitors alike, and autumn is no exception. From the cultural to the culinary, our city offers unique fun to go with the pleasant fall weather. Do enjoy it all, and if the season finds you ready to buy or sell a home in The Hostess City, just give us a shout.

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