Don’t you just love spring? Especially in the South where it’s a perfect time for meandering about, exploring the many ways the season makes its presence known. Like the vibrant pop of color from myriad flowers blooming in Savannah’s parks, gardens and squares; the soft caress of a warm, salt-tinged breeze on your skin; the perfumed fragrance of roses, jasmine, wisteria and such wafting through the air; and the uptick in outdoor events that are exciting ways to spend leisure time.  

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Gazing in the Garden

Place:  Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Date and Time:  April 1, 8 pm – 10 pm

Cost:  Free 

Weather permitting, spend an evening under the stars. Pack a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair or picnic blanket and go to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens to do a little stargazing. Have your own telescope? Take it along. Don’t own one? No worries. The Oglethorpe Astronomical Association will set up telescopes on the lawn for the event. Get started as the sun sets and observe the various celestial wonders as the sky darkens.

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Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K

Place: Start line: Forsyth Park

Date and Time: April 8Start time: 7:30 am

Cost:  Click here for fee schedule

On your mark, get set and ready for a “Girl Power” event and a positively pretty running route. Start and finish the race in Forsyth Park, home of the Paris-inspired fountain that sits at the end of a wide promenade lined with moss-dripped oaks. Stride alongside the city’s historic squares that offer a spectacular springtime sensory experience, and power your way to Daffin Park via historic streets that are “easy on the eyes.” And don’t miss the Fashion Fitness Expo and the post-race party.

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Savannah Earth Day Festival

Place: Forsyth Park

Date and Time: April 15, 11 am – 4 pm

Cost: Free to the public

Join other green-minded folks in Forsyth Park for an annual celebration of Earth Day. You can look forward to engaging with hundreds of exhibitors and vendors that include businesses, nonprofits and other community groups, and local artists showcasing their handiworks and crafts. There are workshops for grown-ups and kids can busy themselves with interactive art. Enjoy live musical and dance performances as well as food and drink from local vendors, or bring your own picnic lunch.

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The Bunny Hop Bar Crawl

Place: Starts at Barrelhouse South

Date and Time:  April 15, 4 pm – 11 pm

Cost: $15 until April 14, $20 the day of

Gather up your crew, don a pair of bunny ears – or get creative with other bunny garments  – and get into the spirit of springtime by “hopping” from bar to bar during this Easter-themed bar crawl. Don’t be surprised to be joined by crawlers dressed up as Peter Cottontail, Bugs Bunny, or even a Playboy Bunny. Other springtime ensembles like robins, ducks, and chickens are welcomed too.

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Unity in the Community Book Fair

Place: River Street

Date and Time: April 15 -16, Saturday, 11am – 10pm, Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Every third weekend of the month from April through December, Unity in the Community hosts a festival on River Street. April brings a Book Fair with live music and delicious food and drink. Sunday’s entertainment features “The Motown Sound with Mr. Brown,” an artist with that distinctive soul-infused pop music sound that musically transformed an entire generation.

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Savannah Asian Cultural Festival

Place: Armstrong State University

Date and Time:  April 21-22, Friday, 7:30pm  Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Crowds are anticipated to once again flock to this popular celebration of the rich diversity of Asian culture and cuisine. The festivities kick off on Friday night with live music and dance by performers from the South Seas Island, Japan, South Korea and China. Saturday presents a smorgasbord of activities including a Parade of Nations, awe-inspiring Tae Kwon Do exhibitions, mesmerizing drum and dance performances, and participant workshops that range from Tai Chi to Belly Dancing.

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Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure

Place: Downtown Atlanta (start from Ellis Square)

Date and Time: April 22, 8:15 am. Walk StartRace start time 8:30am 

Cost: $37 registration fee through April 19, $42 on Race Day

Honor the memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and join together in unity with other runners on Komen Race Day in Savannah. And as you run or walk the 5K race or the 1-mile route, know that every dollar you raise and every step you take helps realize the vision of a future without breast cancer. Net proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen mission.

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FREE Family Day at Telfair

Place: Jepson Center for the Arts

Date and Time: April 22,1pm - 4pm

Cost:  Free admission

The April FREE Family Day event relates to Wundercamera: Savannah, a site-specific exhibition of works of art by contemporary photographers who explored different aspects of museums as their subject matter. Participants will get to explore Telfair, and to create their own mini museum. And, if you strike a pose in one of the selected works, you’ll get your picture taken.

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NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

Place: Historic District

Date and Time:  April 22, Tour 10 am – 4 pm, Southern Tea 2 pm – 4 pm

Cost: Tickets $40 each ($35 each for a group of 10 or more) 

Every April, you get the chance to gaze beyond the ornate iron gates and ancient brick walls in Savannah’s Historic District to see the lush sanctuaries on the other side. So, put on your walking shoes to explore seven private gardens plus the Massie School Garden in the Landmark District. As a special treat, you can partake of snacks and afternoon tea at the historic Green-Medrim House.

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SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival

Place: Forsyth Park

Date and Time: April 29, 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: Free 

It’s a signature annual event that started about two years after SCAD was founded, and it’s a favorite among alumni, students, locals and visiting SCAD families. It brings out the best in talented SCAD students and alumni who create vibrant, jaw-dropping chalk designs on the walkways that weave through Forsyth Park. And it will bring back the nostalgia of childhood when you doodled in chalk on the sidewalk, while simultaneously immersing you in Savannah’s rich art culture.

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USTA Savannah Challenger

Place: Franklin Creek Tennis Center, The Landings Club

Date and Time:  APRIL 29 – May 7, Varies by day

Cost: From $15 (single weekday tickets) to $100 (weekly tickets)

This premiere professional tennis event is back for year nine at The Landings Club, a playground paradise on Skidaway Island. And this tournament promises to be even more exciting than ones in years past. Here’s why. For the first time ever, Savannah Challenger is now the final stop on the 3-tournament Challenger level U.S. tour. That means the top player will get to claim the USTA French Open Wildcard. So, get your ticket and get ready for action-packed competition in your backyard.

The ERA Evergreen – Live Love Savannah team wishes you a spectacular spring! Take the time to revel in all its splendor. And if the spring season is your desired time for a home purchase or sale, do make time to be in touch with us. This is a delightfully busy real estate season in Greater Savannah, and we would be thrilled to add you to our list of overjoyed clients.