First Fridays and Saturdays on the Savannah River

Southern Candymakers - Pralines

Find amazing pralines at Savannah's River Street Sweets.

The first weekend of each month is a festive time in Savannah, especial along River Street. If you plan to stay at one of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals during the first weekend of the month, plan to spend the Friday evening and Saturday along historic River Street.

River Street runs along the Savannah River. A brick pedestrian path follows the river, separated from the street by large planters. East River Street is a narrow cobblestone street lined with a variety of shops and eateries. Here guests of our Savannah Vacation Rentals stock up on decadent pralines and chocolate bear claws at River Street Sweets. They find classy fedoras at the Mad Hatter and trinkets at the River Street Gallery.

Shops stay open late the first Friday of the month, and patrons fill restaurants, cafes, and bars. Locals meet with friends to celebrate the week’s end, and travelers soak up the friendly atmosphere. The highlight of the evening comes at 9:30 p.m., with fireworks over the river. It’s great fun.

First Friday is followed by First Saturday on the River. Between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., historic River Street becomes a street fair. Arts and crafts booths line the waterfront, and live entertainment keeps things hopping. It’s a great place to spend the day, and it’s walking distance from our Savannah Vacation Rentals.

The Savannah River is the northern border of the city of Savannah and the state of Georgia. South Carolina sits across the water. After spending an evening and a day walking the waterfront, try viewing Savannah from the river. The Savannah River Boat Cruise Company hosts dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises, and private charters – all of which are great additions to a Savannah vacation.

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