Something that we love about Savannah is that you can always find something to do no matter your event partiality. And when June comes along with even longer days and the start of summer time off, the laundry list of events in our city becomes reflective of a summertime state of mind. From hip history happenings to marvelous mud madness, there’s entertainment for everyone!

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Putt Putt for Paws

Where: Participating restaurants in City Market

When: June 3, Noon – 5:00 pm

Cost:   $25/player with 4-person team, $30 individual

Like miniature golf? Enjoy pub crawls? You’ll have a blast at this event which combines the two for a worthy cause. You and your team will make the crawl to nine participating restaurants each of which has a mini golf hole built right into their establishment just for this purpose. Record the two lowest scores per hole. There’s an awards reception at the end; food is compliments of B&D Burgers. The event benefits the Humane Society for Greater Savannah.


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Historic Savannah Foundation Block Party

Where:  Guerry Lumber Yard

When: June 3, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Postponed from May 13, the annual Preservation Festival Block Party takes place June 3 at Guerry Lumber Yard, which is also celebrating its 90th anniversary, making the event extra festive. Live music and food and drink are a given, and there are two special treats. Award-winning storyteller J’miah Nabawi will engage workshop participants in transforming wood into sonorous musical instruments. And the Davenport House dancers will entertain partygoers with 19th-century dances.


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Trybee Island Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

Where: Tybee Island

When: June 4, 7:00 am Start time

Cost: Race fees vary (click here for pricing)

This event will test your endurance, and let you get up close and personal with the awe of Tybee Island at the same time. Dive into the Atlantic for a 750m swim. Then, bike 20k to and from Fort Pulaski National Monument, with pristine marshland and uplands graced with trees and vegetation draped with Spanish moss as your views. Leg 3 is a 5K run around Tybee neighborhoods. Swimming, not your thing? The duathlon begins and ends with the 5K, with the bike ride in between.


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The Big Run

Where: Fleet Feet Sports Savannah

When: June 7, 6:00 pm Start Time

Cost: Fun Run is free

Take part in The Big Run on Global Running Day (June 7) and see how you stack up against other runners in the nation. This Fun Run will take place at Fleet Feet stores across the U.S. on the same day. Results will funnel up to a national leaderboard. But, this run isn’t all about speed. It’s more about fun and community. Plus, there are some pretty cool raffle giveaways and category prizes.


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Juneteenth Festival

Where: Jepson Center for the Arts

When:1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Each June, FREE Family Day at the Jepson Center features a commemoration of the end of slavery in America, a celebratory tradition known as the Juneteenth. In keeping with Jepson’s customary hands-on format, the Juneteenth Festival will let everyone get in on the art and the action with artist demonstrations and interactive activities. In addition, Jamal Toure and Queen Quet of the Gullah/Gechee Nation are featured performers and storytellers for this year’s celebration.


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JCB Mudfest

Where: JCB North American Headquarters, Pooler

When: June 17, See schedule

Cost: Registration fees vary (click here for pricing)

           Free for spectators ($10 donation for the Party Pit)

As if it wasn’t big, bad and muddy enough, the 2017 JCB Mud Run is being billed as bigger and better with new shake-ups and challenges. So, if you’re a Mudfester, get ready to prove your mettle and to be a muddy mess. Obstacle favorites like the JCB Lake and tire field will be back, and you can still wear a costume if you like (keep it family friendly). The Party Pit will also be open where you can watch the action and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit early childhood programs.


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Movies in the Park

Where: Memorial Park on Tybee Island

When: June 17, Right after sunset (around 8:30 pm)

Cost: Free

Your chance to catch a free outdoor flick this summer returns starting in June on Tybee Island. The first movie of the summer series, which runs through August, is Sing. In this animated musical comedy, a theater impresario in a city of humanoid animals stages a singing competition in an attempt to save his theater which has fallen on hard times. Grab a seat on the lawn and sing along.


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Summer Sizzler 5K

Where: JC Cannon Fields, Wilmington Island

When: June 24, 7:15 am start time for kids, 7:30 am start for 5K

Cost: $30 through 6/22 for 5K ($35 after that), $5 for kids

Want to run a mostly shaded course with spectacular island views? Then the Summer Sizzler 5K is the race for you. You’ll wind your way around pretty-as-a-picture Wilmington Island under the canopies of shade trees and through quiet neighborhoods. At the finish line, cool down with slices of refreshing watermelon. Proceeds benefit a summer education program for low-income students.


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Savannah Summer Slam

Where: Savannah Civic Center

When: June 24-25, Visit website for up-to-date info

Cost: Click here for ticket info

The battle will be on for the top Women’s Flat Track Derby Association teams from the Southeast compete in the Savannah Slam Tournament. It’s two days of fast-moving, edge-of-your-seat action. Make note that the Hostess City Hellions will play at 6 pm that Saturday. And the Savannah Derby Devils Allstars will play in the knockout tournament.


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Pints and Pavement

Where: The Rail Pub

When: June 27, 6 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Fun Run is free; drink specials offered

This Fun Run series is in its fourth year and runs will occur each month through November. Meet up at the Rail Pub on Congress Street. Pick from suggested routes that are two, three and around five miles; you can modify a route as you like. Run your route. Then head back to the Rail Pub for drink specials and socializing with fellow runners. All levels of runners (and walkers) welcomed!


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Savannah Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival

Where: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

When: June 30 - July 2, See Facebook page for details

Cost: Free admission

The jazz and blues will be smokin’ as will the BBQ. And all three will be served up all weekend long as part of Savannah Blues Weekend. It’s an occasion when it’s okay to “pig out” and how could you not with the enticing aroma of racks of ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and more? Don’t miss the fantastic fireworks display on Friday night, and be sure to pay the arts and crafts vendors a visit.


The ERA Evergreen – Live Love Savannah team sends a shout-out to all the dads and father figures out there. Celebrate the joy of paternal bonds all month through and have a grand time at each of the events you choose. For more events in our city, check out the calendar at VisitSavannah.com.