July in Savannah is a carefree time—a time to unwind, slow your roll, let your hair down and kick off your shoes (on Tybee Island that's literal vs. metaphorical). And the round-up of activities for the month offers opportunities to do all of these.
See the overviews below of some of the happenings. Click here to search for other upcoming events on the Visit Savannah website.
Savannah's own Kathy Waters (a singer, songwriter and guitarist inspired by 60's artists like Joan Baez) and the Massey Boys (a trio that got together in 1983 and is still going strong) are the July performers for this monthly folk music concert that features some of the best singer-songwriters in the region. Savannah Folk Music Society President and folk musician Chris Desa is the show's host.
When: July 3, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church
Cost: $5.00 minimum suggested donation
Whether you go to Tybee for the day and stay for the fireworks or go just for the fireworks display, you're sure to "ooh and aah" as volleys of colors light up the sky and reflect on the glistening water. This is a busy day on Tybee so arrive early, and claim your viewing spot well ahead of the show.
When: July 3, 9:15pm start time
Where: Tybee Island
Savannah is celebrating Independence Day with its annual patriotic party on River Street. So don your red, white and blue, grab your chair or blanket, and head to the riverfront to groove to tunes spun by DJ MXM, an international touring DJ, and live music from The Hypnotics, a local rock and roll band. Then, after the 9 o'clock hour, prepare to be awed with a star-spangled fireworks finale.
When: July 4, starting at 4:00pm
Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street
Cost: Admission is free
Daytime events on the Fourth of July include a fun run from Lake Mayer to the Isle of Hope and back (6 and 8 mile loops). Along the way you'll run down shady drives with oak branches spread ever wide and past postcard-perfect scenery and water views on the Isle of Hope that are rewards unto themselves. You'll also be rewarded with lots of refreshing watermelon when the run is done.
When: July 4, 8:00am
Where: Lake Mayer Park
Cost: No registration fee
The July Family Day at the Jepson Center includes story time for the kiddies and family tours of the current photography exhibit (Life's a Beach). You can also try your hand at DIY flip-flops and kites, and do a 'photo shoot' at exotic beach locations—courtesy of a beach-chair green screen that is.
When: July 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Jepson Center for the Arts
Cost: Free admission
A weekend-long Gullah-Geechee festival offers the chance to experience the living history and tradition-rich culture of descendants of Africans who were enslaved on onetime plantations along the Southeast coast. At this event, you'll meander amid centuries-old artisan crafts, hear the lilting rhythmic language and the artistry of poignant storytelling and hauntingly beautiful melodies, and be enticed by culinary dishes made with recipes passed down across generations.
When: July 17 – July 19
Where: River Street
Cost: Event is free
On the 3rd Saturday, Tybee will crank up the cinema projector for the 2nd of three summer movies to be shown outdoors in Memorial Park. The family-friendly film for July is Big Hero 6. The show starts just after sundown. Popcorn is available; take your beach chairs or blankets and enjoy!
When: July 18, starting at 8:30pm
Where: Tybee Island
An award –winning cast and rockin' live band with 2 hour high energy performance of your favorite jukebox hit songs.
When: July 15 – July 31 (Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays)
Where: Savannah Theatre
Cost: $37 adults, $18 children
A Broadway and Hollywoord sci-fi smash musical that has gulped the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The creative geniuses behind this also created Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
When: July 24, 25 and 31
Where: Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day
Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years
Forsyth Farmers' Market vendors will offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce eggs,cheese,fresh herbs, heirloom seeds and many more!
When: July 25
Where: South end of Forsyth Park
Have a jubilant July and thanks for visiting our blog. Do explore the rest of our website too. And feel free to contact us with questions about Savannah real estate or how we can be of service to you.
Tybee Island Fireworks
River Street Fourth of July Celebration
First Friday for Folk Music
Movies in the Park
Free Family Day – Life's a Beach
Authentic Gullah-Gechee Festival
photo from: savannahnow.com