As you can probably tell, at Live Love Savannah we love every month in our awesome city. Although we do admit that we are especially fond of September. The dog days of summer are winding down, it's usually sunny, and Labor Day weekend kicks off a month of exciting events like these:
If you are a Savannah Folk Music Society concertgoer from the early days, you've most likely caught a performance by singer/guitarist David Alley and a few of his friends. He's back for the September showcase as a solo act. Also performing is the band CYNERGY—spouses Bob and Judy Williams, with their son Zach. They play an assortment of instruments and percussion gizmos and a wide range of music including Celtic, folk, blues and soft (folk) rock.
When: September 4, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church
Cost: $5.00 minimum suggested donation
This two-day revelry in the name of bacon will be back for its second annual run and promises to sizzle up the first weekend. So if you're a fan of this beloved breakfast food, plan to nosh your way through dozens of bacon delights served up by select local restaurants. Last year's inspired eats included treats like bacon popcorn, "Applewood" bacon brownies, and bacon-wrapped jalapenos.
When: September 4 – September 5
Where: Rousakis Plaza, River Street
Cost: Admission is free
Labor Day weekend also brings a festival for craft brew buffs where the price of a ticket buys you bottomless 2-ounce samples of beers from breweries around the world, Savannah included. Besides sipping suds, you can enjoy great food, live music and a Cornhole Tournament. Or drop by the Silent Disco, don wireless headphones, and dance to music only you can hear—while others do the same.
When: September 5, Noon – 6:00pm
Where: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Cost: General Admission Tickets $45 ($50 day of event if available)
Priority Entrance Tickets $60 (limited quantity available)
Designated Driver Tickets $15
If hands-on history is more to your liking, check out Old Fort Jackson. They will be hosting a program that immerses visitors in what it was like to be a soldier stationed there. You can do some marching, help with the cannons, and take part in battle reenactments and artillery drills. Kids also get to try on historic uniforms and have special activities just for them, including musket demonstrations.
When: September 5 – September 7
Where: Old Fort Jackson
Cost: $7 per adult; $4 per child (ages 2-12)
Mid month, get an interactive history lesson at the Owens Thomas House, a National Historic Landmark. Meet characters from the history of the house through interpretative tours—folks like Mary Maxwell (a colorful local who operated it as an upscale boarding house) and Marquis de Lafayette (a Revolutionary War hero who stayed there during his visit in 1825). Plus, watch old-time methods of spinning and bread-making and learn to play marbles and other games of the time.
When: September 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Owen Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Street
Cost: Free admission
This year marks the 26th anniversary of the YMCA's Heart of Savannah 5K, a fundraising event that has grown to be a community tradition. All proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the Y, a program for cancer survivors. There's a 5K race, Kid's Run and Survivor's Walk—and an after-party, YMCA style! Show off your dance moves at Zumba in the park and watch kids pump up the fun with inflatables.
When: September 19, Start Time: 8:40am Kids Run; 9:00am 5K
Where: Forsyth Park
Cost: 1/4 Mile Kiddie Run: FREE
5K: $30; $35 (9/17/15 - RACE DAY)
1 Mile Survivor's Walk: $10; $15 (9/17/15 - RACE DAY)
Another annual fundraiser takes place at the end of the month. This one raises awareness and dollars for Alzheimer's care, support and research. You can start a team, join a team or walk as an individual. Either way, you can expect to be in the company of hundreds of people from across the Coastal Georgia region taking a two-mile walk in a "movement to reclaim the future for millions."
When: September 26, Registration at 8:00 am
Where: Ellis Square
Cost: No registration fee (donation/fundraising commitment requested)
On September 26, Tybee debuts a Coastal Arts Fair. Taking place in Memorial Park, this event offers you the chance to browse wares ranging from handmade jewelry to clothing art while basking in the beautiful beachside setting. There will be a fundraiser and "Sneak Preview" of some of the artwork the night before (7pm-9pm, tickets $35) as well as a judged event—the Golden Flip Flop Award.
When: September 26, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Tybee Island, Memorial Park
To find other events that are happening in our great city, check out the Visit Savannah website. And, we welcome you to be in touch with us; we'll talk more about Savannah, the Savannah real estate market, and investing in your lifestyle.
Photo credits: www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com