Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia This Spring

Spring is on its way here in Savannah and we could not be happier! Spring in Savannah is almost magical – warm weather, flowers starting to bloom all over town, and birds singing in the trees. 

At South Key Management, we love the spring season and all the fun things to do in Savannah, GA in March. 

Here are five reasons to visit Savannah this spring:

1 - Savannah Music Festival

There's one popular music festival that comes to Savannah every spring and is well worth adding to your list of things to do in Savannah, GA in March.

The Savannah Music Festival will take place from March 28th to April 13th 2024. The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is renowned for its distinctive blend of jazz, classical, and diverse American and global roots music performances hosted in various venues throughout Savannah's National Historic Landmark District.

Throughout the 17-day Savannah Music Festival, accomplished artists from across the globe will gather in Savannah. In 2024, gifted musicians hailing from India, South Africa, Ireland, Cuba, Sweden, Portugal, Mali, the Canary Islands, France, Argentina, and Spain will showcase their talents on stage.

According to the website, the Savannah Music Festival celebrates “musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.” With a wide range of acts and performances, there is something for everyone. 

Tickets for the Savannah Music Festival begin at $32 and are available for purchase on, via phone at 912.525.5050, or in person at the Savannah Box Office situated at 216 E. Broughton St.‍

2 - The Annual Savannah Tour of Gardens

Undoubtedly one of the best features of Spring in Savannah is the flowers and gardens. Each year they host an annual savannah tour.

The 47th Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens is from April 19th to 20th. This year's theme is ‘Sharing the Art of Southern Hospitality.' You can see several private and historic gardens within the Landmark Historic District, specifically North of Gaston Street (NOGS). Included in the tour, is a Southern Tea at the Green-Meldrim House. 

General Admission Tickets go on sale December 1st, 2023 at 12:30AM. If the the event has sold out, there will be some walking-only tour tickets available for purchase on April 19th and 20th between 12-1pm allowing you to tour the gardens between 1-4pm that same day. You can also connect with the event's Facebook page to see if anyone has to cancel and is selling their tickets!

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3 - Day trip to the beach

One of the easiest day trips out of Savannah is a trip to Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. Tybee Island is the closest beach to Savannah, where you can do all the typical beach activities and enjoy a variety of restaurants with great food and better views. 

It may not be warm enough to swim but you can enjoy time on the sand, rent a kayak, and grab lunch at a local restaurant. 

4 - Savannah Boat Cruises

One of the more unique ways to see Savannah is through a Riverboat Cruise. You get to spend time on the Savannah River and see the sites without spending all your time walking. There are sightseeing cruises, brunch cruises, lunch cruises, and even dinner cruises so you can enjoy beverages and food while you cruise. 

This is a great option for those who don't necessarily want to walk all over town. Check out all the different options Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer. ‍

5 - Downtown Savannah Exploring

There is plenty to see around Savannah, within the 22 downtown squares. You can walk along the waterfront or go through Forsyth Park. There are lots of walking tours to choose from (including ghost tours including one through an old Victorian-style cemetery!).

If spooky historic Savannah isn't for you then try any of the Civil War historic sites, museums, or historic homes area the city. The historic Savannah district also features churches like the First African Baptist Church which has amazing stained glass windows. Savannah is rich in history and beautiful architecture for visitors to enjoy. When you're in need of a bite to eat stop by a restaurant to eat outside or by a local shop to get some souvenirs. 

6 - The SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival

The SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah, GA, is an annual event organized by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During this festival, students, alumni, and prospective students create elaborate chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of Forsyth Park.

The event showcases a wide range of artistic styles and talents, attracting both participants and spectators. It provides a vibrant and interactive experience, celebrating creativity and artistic expression within the local community and beyond.

If you're a fan of the arts and a good time for the whole family you won't want to miss it Saturday, April 27! You can also claim your concrete canvas at the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival if you would like to participate.

7- St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade is an annual event held in Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It is one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the United States and attracts visitors from all over.

The parade typically features a procession of elaborate floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, community organizations, and various other participants. Revelers often wear green attire, and the city embraces a festive atmosphere. The parade is a highlight of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Savannah, known for its lively and spirited festivities.

Spring is one of the best times to visit Savannah. To directly book accommodations check out South Key Management for our spring availability. Remember that South Key Management is the key to your Southern comfort! 

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