Things to Do in Savannah, GA in September

Ahh September! This is a month that straddles the line between summer and fall. In some places, this means an ushering in of cooler weather and a slowing down in events as everyone prepares for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). 

Luckily, in Savannah, September is still a warm and popular time to visit with no shortage of fun things to do.

This September, South Key Management would like to inform you of five must-see events happening that would be perfect to plan a trip around! 

1 – Tybee Island Equality Fest – Sept 10th 

On September 10th, celebrate equality with your friends and family at Tybee Island’s Equality Fest. This the fourth year of celebrating equality, creating a diverse and inclusive experience on the island. There will be a parade with Grand Marshall Julia Pearce, lead organizer for the Tybee Island Juneteenth celebration. 

You can find out more at the event’s website, see sponsor opportunities, and buy the 2022 Equality Fest t-shirt! 

2 – 2022 Savannah Jazz Festival – Sept 20 – 24th 

Join in celebrating the 41st annual jazz festival in Savannah happening this year from September 20th to 24th. Performances will occur in various locations over the four days including:

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
  • Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant
  • Lucas Theatre
  • Forsyth Park

Each day features different artists, with the most performances occurring on Friday and Saturday.  

Find the full schedule here

Performances are free and, in the past, have been live streamed. 

3 – Savannah Comic Con – Sept 24th and 25th 

Savannah Comic Con is a two-day event occurring September 24th and 25th at the Savannah Convention Center. The event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture, featuring special guests Ron Perlman, Josh Martin, Chris Rager, Susan Eisenberg, George Newbern, and more! 

You can find all the event information and buy tickets here.

This year, Savannah Comic Con is offering FREE admittance to all kids under 10 that attend with an adult. You can make it a family affair! We know several families who are planning to take advantage of this deal. 

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4 – Free Entrance at Fort Pulaski – Sept 24th 

On September 24th, you can celebrate National Public Lands Day by getting into Fort Pulaski for free! Usually, a day pass is $10 per person so if you’ve been thinking about visiting the brick fort, make sure to go September 24th

Fort Pulaski is one of the best-preserved brick forts in the United States. Built in 1847, it was considered one of the most impenetrable forts until the battle of Fort Pulaksi during the Civil War. With the new technology of weapons the Union soldiers were using, it only took a day for Fort Pulaski to fall, showing that the older brick forts were no longer very useful. 

Fort Pulaski is a must see for locals and tourist! 

5 – Savannah CANstruction Competition – Sept 25th – Oct 1st 

A truly one-of-a-kind event is the Canstruction Competition that takes place from September 25th to October 1st

Canstruction is an international hunger relief charity raising millions of pounds of food each year for local food banks. Savannah’s Canstruction competition will benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia by donating all of the cans used during the competition. 

As a part of Choate’s Canstruction Competition, teams design and build structures solely out of cans to win one of these awards:

  • Best Meal
  • Structural Integrity
  • Best Original Design
  • Most Cans
  • Best use of Labels
  • People’s Choice

Stop by the Jepsen Center and Telfair Academy to see all the wonderful designs in this year’s competition! 

Of course, this is just the iceberg as there is never a shortage of things to do in Savannah. (September makes that very clear!) Whether you are local or coming to town for a quick weekend getaway, check out the events above for a real taste of Savannah’s variety. 

For the best short-term rentals in the heart of downtown, check out South Key Management to see what we have available for your stay. We’re the key to your Southern comfort. 

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