The month of November is traditionally a busy one in Savannah, meaning our city is awash with lighthearted pleasures for you and your family to enjoy! In addition to the annual fall favorites that celebrate food, wine, craft brews and art, this year brings a couple of new, first time events too. So, get out in the crisp, cool and sunny weather and have a good time!

NOVEMBER 5

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Interactive Art Street Party

For the first time ever, Tybee Island will host a street party with painting demos, interactive art projects, live music and games, including a relay race and scavenger hunt. It's being billed as a celebration of art and culture — Tybee style. And, the first panel in a Public Mural Project will be unveiled at this celebration. Mark your calendars for this event and spread the word!

Place:     Tybee Island

Time:  2pm-5pm Cost:

NOVEMBER 5

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Hopped Up on Georgia Brews

If you love craft beer, add this annual tasting event to your list of things to do. More than 20 Georgia breweries will be on hand offering tasty libations, and you can saunter along the gorgeous Savannah riverfront while sampling your choice of brews. Tickets include tastings and a souvenir glass. If you're a Rock 'N' Roll Marathon runner, show your race bib to score a discount.

Place:     Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

Time:      2pm-6pm

Cost:       See website for info

NOVEMBER 5-6

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Rock 'N' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon

Why not take to the streets of Savannah during the first weekend in November and "rock out" while you run in this iconic race. Pretty scenery, cheer teams, and live bands will help power your race experience, and the Old Crow Medicine Show is headlining the finish line concert. Prefer to run a shorter race? Head out to Daffin Park on Sunday for either the I-mile (2:30pm) or the 5K run (Ipm).

Place:    Marathon Start Line: Bay and Bull Streets

Time:      7:30am start time

Cost:     Varies (click here for registration info)

NOVEMBER 7-13

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Savannah Food and Wine Festival

This weeklong celebration of food and drink returns for its fourth year, showcasing one-of-a-kind connoisseur dinners and tasting experiences, plus Master Classes and a Secret Speakeasy that brings prohibition-era days to mind. There's an even larger lineup of star-studded chefs this year, and as usual you can look forward to tasting some of the world's finest wines at the Grand Reserve, sampling your way through wine, beer, and spirits while strolling down River Street, and ambling tent to tent at Taste of Savannah to tantalize your taste buds with hometown culinary delights.

Place:      Varies throughout Savannah

Time:       See schedule of events

Cost:       Varies by event (see ticket info)

NOVEMBER 11

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Arty Party

This popular cocktail party offers you the chance to chat with the artists participating in the Telfair Art Fair, which starts on November 12. Arty Party Patrons also get a first look at artists' works and the option to purchase pieces that catch their eye before the Art Fair opens to the general public. It's a chic annual Savannah soiree that's a fabulous way to kick off the weekend.

Place:      Telfair Square

Time:      7pm-9pm, Patron Hour 6pm-7pm

Cost:       General tickets: $130 ($85 members) Patron tickets start at $175

NOVEMBER 12-13

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Telfair Art Fair and Free Family Day

As you meander through Telfair Square at this ever-popular open-air art show, you'll be met with an impressive array of artistic disciplines, from paintings and sculpture to ceramics, jewelry, and digital media. Pause to strike up a conversation with artists as you view their works, and take home the pieces that are your heart's desire. As well as great art, enjoy live music, and don't let the young ones miss FREE Family Day on Saturday (12pm-4pm) and kid's activities on Sunday (2pm-4pm).

Place:     Telfair Square

Time:      Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm

Cost:       Free and open to the public

NOVEMBER 12

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Savannah Children's Book Festival

Join authors, illustrators and readers in Forsyth Park for the 13th annual Children's Book Festival.

It's a day filled with storytelling and lots of family-friendly activities. And this year's headliner is Jane O'Connor, New York Times Bestselling Author of the wildly popular Fancy Nancy children's series.

Place:      Forsyth Park

Time:       10am-4pm

Cost:        Free admission

NOVEMBER 12

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5kRunDead

Are you ready to test your speed and running smarts while navigating your way through a zombie infested course? Every runner gets three flags that represent an aspect of health, and it's the goal of the hungry undead to steal those flags before you make it to the finish line. Race proceeds benefit research on cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Place:      Lake Mayer Park

Time:      Race starts 3pm

 Cost:       $70/individual; $65/each team member

NOVEMBER 19

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Gobble Wobble Charity Bar Crawl

Get dressed up in your most creative turkey attire and head out to walk (or wobble) your way to participating bars in downtown Savannah. Each bar will have drink specials just for "Thirsty Turkeys" and you'll get swag from each bar and sponsor (while supplies last). It's a fun way to burn off calories in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving feast and to support local charitable causes.

Place:     Starts at Barrelhouse South

Time:      4pm-11pm

Cost:      Tickets $5 each

NOVEMBER 22-26

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Savannah Invitational

It's the inaugural year for this event, which will bring six women's and six men's college basketball teams to Savannah to compete in a pre-season tournament. Tickets are available on a per-day basis, which gives you the flexibility to pick and choose days to attend or to take in all the excitement.

Place:    Savannah Civic Center

Time:     Varies by day (see schedule)

Cost:      Tickets $10 Mezzanine, $20 Loge, $50 Floor

NOVEMBER 26

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Boat Parade of Lights

It's that time of year again when — as part of an annual tradition — folks decorate their boats in holiday lights and parade them along both sides of the Savannah riverfront, accompanied by live music performances. Watch from the River Street side or go to the Westin on Hutchinson Island for front row seats to the boat parade and the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks extravaganza.

Place:      Both sides of the riverfront

Time:       5pm-10pm

Cost:       $10 donation requested for non-resort guests at the Westin

 Autumn will soon come to a close and the holiday season will be here before we know it — and Savannah will be buzzing with events and cheer. The Live Love Savannah blog will have the 411 on the holiday happenings. So, keep an eye out, and do keep Live Love Savannah top-of-mind for information on Savannah's lifestyle, communities, and real estate market.

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