It may just be another long weekend for some this coming Memorial Day; but for most of us, this is an important day where our loved ones are being honored and remembered for their service protecting our country. 

They are the unsung heroes who gave their life in order to protect, serve and stayed true to their oath. It is only right to give our respects, a salute, show our support, and send our well wishes to the Families that our heroes left behind. 

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Given that we have a long weekend ahead of us, we have listed the events happening over the weekend to spend time with your family and friends. It doesn't matter how you choose to spend your weekend, but we are hoping that you find it in your heart to support the events for a cause, or, give back to the community. 

Here is a list of Memorial Day 2016, Weekend Events Around Savannah, GA.


May 28, 2016

Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour 

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Where: Davenport House Museum 
When: May 28, 2016 
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Phone: (912) 236-8097
Ticket Price: Admission is $21

Beginning at the Davenport House Museum participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Topics include the Great Fire of 1820, the yellow fever epidemic of 1820, Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825, and the celebrations surround the 50th anniversary of the United States in 1826. For more information visit davenporthousemuseum.org.

The Savannah Mile Run

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Where: Forsyth Park
When: May 28, 2016 
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am 
Phone: (912) 236-8097 
Ticket Price: $25 Packet Pick-Up and on RACEDAY

The Savannah Mile will be run in downtown Savannah on Memorial Day weekend. The course takes you one mile straight down Drayton Street, starting near the south end of Forsyth Park, finishing on Broughton Street. 

For more information visit www.fleetfeetsavannah.com.

All of the proceeds for The Savannah Mile go to the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire. 

The Crawl of the South

Where: Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar
When: May 28, 2016 
Time: 2  
Phone: 912-660-9001
Ticket Price: $15 until May 28th, 2016 | $20 on the day of the event 

Come downtown Savannah, enjoy what  Bar Crawl Savannah and Stafford Promotions has in store for you this Bar Crawl 2016 , and help them raise some money for a good cause. EVERYONE who registers for this crawl will get their choice of retro/retired bar crawl t-shirts, left over from past events.  The event starts at 2:00 pm and the after party starts anytime from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Saddlebags. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/BarCrawlSavannah.

War of Jenkins’ Ear in Savannah

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Where: Wormsloe Historic Site | 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah.
When: May 28 - 30, 2016 
Time: 10  4
Phone: (912) 353-3023
Ticket Price:  $4.50-$10

Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.

There will be 4 cannon firings each day. At 10 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. For more information visit gastateparks.org.


Haunted Savannah Tour 

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Where: 
When: May 28, 2016 
Time:  8:00 PM
Phone: (912) 353-3023
Ticket Price:  $20 Adults | $10 Chil (6-12)

The Haunted Savannah Tour is our original Savannah Ghost Tour as told by professional paranormal investigators. This is a true ghost hunters tour. The tour begins at Lafayette Square and makes its way to one of Savannah’s oldest cemeteries where you learn what makes Savannah the Most Haunted City in America.  This tour is All Ages in (as far as there is no harsh language or overtly adult themes), but that doesn’t mean the scares are all gone too! Hear tales of her dark history including yellow fever epidemics, lost loves and the horrible atrocities of war. 

For more information visit www.hauntedsavannahtours.com.


Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl

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Where: McDonough’s Pub
When: May 28, 2016 
Time:   9:00 pm
Phone: (912) 353-3023
Ticket Price:  $25

Uncover the dark secrets that Savannah holds in the most fun way possible. Learn what makes Savannah the “Most Haunted City in America” and enjoy a few beverages along the way. For more information visit savannahpubtours.com.

May 29, 2016

“Rewind” matinee at the Savannah Theatre 

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When: May 29, 2016 
Time:     
Phone: (912) 233-7764 
Ticket Price:  $37 for Adults |  $18 for Children.

8 singer/dancers and a live band perform a fast-moving production that features 2 hours of the music of your lifetime! Whether you heard it first on vinyl, 8-track, cassette or cd, the award-winning Savannah Theatre cast revisits over 40 years of Top 40. For more information visit www.savannahtheatre.com.

May 30, 2016


"Poppy Anchor Launching"

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Time: 9:00 AM

When: May 30, 2016

Where: Tybee Island

"Poppy Anchor Launching" ceremony will be at Captain Mike's Boat Tours on Tybee Island. Enjoy a cruise to the mouth of the Savannah River to pay tribute to our men and women lost at sea while serving our nation. The Coast Guard and American Legion Auxiliary started the poppy launching ceremony nearly 90 years ago. The memorial service is at 9am and leaves shortly after that.

American Legion Post 500 and the Ladies Auxillary

Time: 11:00 AM

When: May 30, 2016

Where: Laurel Grove South Cemetary, Savannah

Members of the American Legion Post 500 and the Ladies Auxillary will honor all military service men and women who lost their lives in combat by placing a wreath's on headstones.

The 3rd Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet

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Time: 10:00 AM

When: May 30, 2016

Where: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

The 3rd Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet participates in the Annual American Legion Posts of Chatham County Memorial Day Ceremony. American Legion Post 36 is hosting the observance this year.

The Savannah Chapter of Vietnam Veterans

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Time: 7:00 pm

When: May 30, 2016

Where: Emmet Park, Bay St., Savannah

The Savannah Chapter of Vietnam Veterans are remembering those who fought and died for our country. The organization will hold a candlelight memorial service. There will be a guest speaker, a 21-gun salute, and taps will be played.  

Visit www.wtoc.com, for the complete list of Memorial Day events.


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