Come learn how preservation can renew and revitalize on a Savannah walking tour of the Historic District’s east side. April 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2017. What better way to learn about one of America’s oldest and most beautiful cities than with a guided walking tour?
Savannah’s Landmark Historic District preserves the original city plan, as laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733. Designated in 1966, it remains one of the largest historic preservation areas ever established in the United States. (more…)
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
(April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 the Savannah Jazz Orchestra will perform its annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert as tribute to the life and music of American composer, pianist, and big band leader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium.
Duke Ellington, who would be 116 this year, remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music, as both a composer and a band leader. Ellington received the President’s Gold Medal in 1966, the Medal of Freedom in 1969, 13 Grammy Awards, and the French Legion of Honor in 1973. Posthumously, a Duke Ellington United States Commemorative stamp was issued in 1986 and he was awarded with a special award citation by the Pulitzer Prize Board in 1999. (more…)
Renowned for the quality of their production and casts, the historic Savannah Theatre is an institution and the Savannah Theatre Season 2015 continues the tradition!
Located in the heart of the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Theatre has been entertaining audiences since 1818 and claiming the title of “oldest theater in America.” The beautiful, art deco styling and on-site museum make this landmark a must-visit whether you’re there to see a show or not! (more…)
The 20th Annual Telfair Art Fair, held in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Nov 15th – 16th, 2014, is not your average art fair, attracting thousands and showcasing high-end art.
The Telfair Art Fair is a popular, open-air art event that attracts the art-loving public to downtown Savannah each year – whether they are serious collectors and art-fans or just curious locals and out-of-town visitors looking for a fun event to pass some time. (more…)
Fort Pulaski National Monument, a brick fortification constructed in the early 1800’s to protect the city of Savannah, was the unwitting testing ground of the first rifled cannon.
Built on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, across from Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski is a massive, five-sided, brick fortification buttressed with 7.5-foot-wide walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was able to mount 146 cannons, both on and inside the walls of the fort. (more…)
Savannah’s Oatland Island Wildlife Center is 175 acres of diverse and natural maritime habitat, containing over 60 species of indigenous animals that you can tour via a 2 mile long nature trail loop!
The Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s compound includes a maritime forest, broad, freshwater wetlands, and a salt marsh, much of which can be accessed by the extensive “Native Animal Nature Trail” that crisscrosses the various habitats, allowing you to visit various worlds and their often endangered inhabitants. (more…)
Come down to River Street on the First Friday and Saturday of each month, all year long, and join in the Savannah First Fridays festivities!
Savannah First Fridays and Saturdays are a great opportunity for you to experience so much of what makes Savannah the thriving, special city it is. The First Friday of each month brings the best of what Savannah has to offer out and onto River Street for all to enjoy – food and drink, live entertainment, art, crafts, fireworks, and more, all in the great outdoor venue of Savannah’s beautiful riverfront! (more…)