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No visit to the Lowcountry is complete without a day trip to the “Hostess City of the South.” That’s Savannah, of course! This iconic Southern city is just 30 minutes away from Bluffton and features a fabulous mix of down-home restaurants, historic sites, and boutique shopping. The Hostess City is also home to some of the country’s most popular celebrations. Below, we’ve compiled just a few of the best events in Savannah, GA. Don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide for more local tips and suggestions!
4 of the Best Events in Savannah, GA, to Put on Your Calendar
Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Did you know that the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is the second largest in the entire country? In addition to the city’s charming shops, award-winning restaurants, and historic landmarks, this holiday extravaganza brings even more unique sights to see. Aside from the big parade, be sure to check out the fountain in Forsyth Park for a surprise! Finally, you’d be remiss not to grab a green beer or two and enjoy walking the streets (Savannah doesn’t have open container laws prohibiting this).
Savannah Music Festival
The Savannah Music Festival is another can’t-miss event. It takes between late March and early April and showcases a wide variety of world-class musicians. During this event, Savannah’s Historic District transforms as more than 100 musical acts dominate stages across the city. Attend this event and expect to hear a colorful mix of country, bluegrass, jazz, classical, and world music!
Black Heritage Festival
Savannah is a place with a long and rich history of African American culture. Unfortunately, much of this city’s past involved hostility toward this marginalized group of people. The Savannah Black Heritage Festival’s purpose is to celebrate the many meaningful contributions made by Savannah’s own African American leaders. Be sure to attend this annual festival between the first and third weeks of February!
Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens
If you love spotting Southern architecture and strolling through lush gardens, be sure to purchase tickets for the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens! This iconic Lowcountry event has been a staple in the community for over 84 years. Attend it over the course of the last weekend in March and see why it’s one of the region’s biggest and best annual events!
After attending one of these exciting celebrations, come back to a beautifully appointed, comfortable room at Old Town Bluffton Inn! Our brand new boutique hotel is only a 30-minute drive away from Savannah, but feels worlds away. After all, you’ll want to escape the crowds and enjoy some much-needed tranquility at the end of the day. You’ll love getting a good night’s sleep in your gorgeous room and grabbing a fresh-made pastry from our complimentary breakfast bar the next morning! There are even plenty of cozy shopping spots, cafes, and art galleries within walking distance of the inn if you want to unwind after your city visit. Whether you prefer exploring the streets of Savannah or poking around The Promenade, Old Town Bluffton Inn is an unforgettable place to stay.