If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing better than an icy cold craft beer on a hot day! The only way to improve upon such a scenario is to add a beautiful backdrop of antebellum architecture and shimmering riverfront views. You can enjoy exactly that at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, one of the Lowcountry’s best events. If you’re a beer aficionado, you need to experience this event! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before attending. For more local insight, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide! It lists our favorite restaurants, attractions, and activities around Bluffton—the best place to return after your Savannah day trip.
Your Guide to the Savannah Craft Brew Fest
About the Event
The Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest is one of Savannah’s signature events! Every Labor Day Weekend, the streets of “The Hostess City of the South” come alive with crisp craft brews, festive fun, and lively entertainment. The event includes attractions such as indoor and outdoor beer gardens, a mixology garden (featuring beer cocktails), educational seminars, and much more! If you get bored of sipping special blends, there are cornhole tournaments and a silent disco, too.
Visitors can choose between General Admission, Priority, and V.I.P. tickets to the fest. Each tier comes with admission to most event attractions and a souvenir 2-ounce sampling mug. Be sure to visit the festival site to choose the tickets that best suit you!
Before You Go
Before you go, it’s important to plan for all of the festival’s unique logistics in mind. On your way to the celebration, you’ll want to put 1 International Drive into your G.P.S. That will bring you to the Savannah Convention Center, where most of the event takes place. If you plan to travel by car, the convention center offers plenty of onsite parking. Most of what the city has to offer is within walking distance from this spot, so don’t be afraid to go exploring! River Street and the Historic District are always fun to experience.
Other Fun Savannah Events to Put on Your Calendar
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.
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.
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.
Ready to Rest? Come Back Across the Bridge to Bluffton
After tasting some of the world’s best craft brews and walking around Savannah, you’ll likely be pretty tired. 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 city 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 fun day in the city. Whether you prefer exploring the streets of Savannah or poking around The Promenade, Old Town Bluffton Inn is an unforgettable place to stay.