Autumn is an ideal time to visit Savannah. November’s weather is often warm (sometimes chilly, but not hot) and usually dry– perfect for walks around the Historic District’s parks and squares.
Though the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon impacts visits to Savannah on the first weekend in November, the city’s other annual November festivals are smaller and 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 the Hostess City begin in late November, carrying through into the main festive period in December.
Savannah Film Festival, October 28-November 4, 2017. Increasingly influential film festival with screenings ranging from major international productions to student-created shorts. Ticket purchase required. For more information, click HERE!
First Friday Fireworks, November 3, 2017. Monthly fireworks display along River Street. Free event. For more information, click HERE!
Lot 13 Haunted House, selected evenings October 6-November 4, 2017. “Haunted house” attraction at an abandoned warehouse lot in Savannah’s westside industrial district. Ticket purchase required. For more information, click HERE!
Hopped Up on Georgia Brews, November 4, 2017. Annual craft beer festival on River Street, with beers from local breweries and live music. Ticket purchase required. For more information, click HERE!
Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah, November 4-5, 2017. Annual marathon, half marathon and 5K races with finish line festival and music in Forsyth Park. Registration required to run. For more information, click HERE!
Savannah Food and Wine Festival, November 6-12, 2017. This annual festival is the Hostess City’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. For more information, click HERE!
Arty Party, November 10, 2017. Preview party for the Telfair Art Fair, with music, food and drink, cocktail reception and art sales. $85 per person. For more information, click HERE!
Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2017. Annual Veterans Day Parade through downtown Savannah. For more information, click HERE!
Second Saturday Art Walk, November 11, 2017. Savannah’s monthly downtown art walk, visiting several Historic District art galleries. Free event. For more information, click HERE!
Tefair Art Fair, November 11-12, 2017. Annual outdoor arts event in Telfair Square featuring art sales, displays and entertainment, plus kid’s activities. Free admission. For more information, click HERE!
Free Admission to Fort Pulaski, November, 11-12 2017. Free admission to Fort Pulaski for Veterans Day Weekend. Fort Pulaski Free Days
Seaport Hip Hop Festival, November 17, 2017. Evening hip-hop festival at the Savannah Civic Center. Ticket purchase required. For more information, click HERE!
Savannah Children’s Book Festival, November 18, 2017. 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. For more information, click HERE!
Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding, November 18, 2017. 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. For more information, click HERE!
Gobble Wobble Thanksgiving Bar Crawl, November 18, 2017. Annual Thanksgiving-themed bar crawl in downtown Savannah, organized by Stafford Promotions. Registration required. For more information, Click HERE!
Feed the Hungry, November 18-19, 2017. Every third Saturday and Sunday of the month, Unity in the Community hosts a festival on River Street. The events feature handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses and community nonprofits. Entertainment is provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. For more information, click HERE!
A Christmas Tradition, November 23-December 24, 2017. 2-hour annual Christmas-themed, family-oriented performance at the Savannah Theatre. Shows available Tuesday-Sunday. Adults $37, children (under 18) $18. For more information, click HERE!
Savannah Harbor Holiday Series, November 24-December 24 2017. Family-friendly outdoor seasonal programming at the Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island, with Gingerbread Village display in the hotel’s lobby. For more information, click HERE!
Boat Parade of Lights, November 25 2017. Parade of lighted boats, live music, tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks. $10 donation requested. For more information, click HERE!
December Nights & Holiday Lights, November 25-December 24 2017. 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. For more information, click HERE!