End Your Summer with Labor Day Weekend Festivities and Local Finds in Savannah
This first half of the year has been a bit of a roller coaster for us all, hasn’t it? Summer vacation is coming to an end and just about everyone is doing the best they can to readjust their new normals back to in-person living (masked or not).
The turn of the season also means Labor Day weekend (Sep 3-6) is around the corner! Given the readjustments above, we assume preparation for the long holiday weekend is likely the low on the list. (Maybe we’re totally off.) If this is the case, and if you are lucky enough to squeeze in a last summer hoorah in Savannah, Georgia this Labor Day Weekend, we have some ideas for things to do. Local residents and visiting guests alike are eager to kick back and get in their last summer fix in The Hostess City of the South.
Enjoy Labor Day Festivities in Savannah, GA
Friday, Sep 3, 2021 8:00 PM - Front Porch Improv Theatre (210 W Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31405) - If you have 90 minutes to spare, we suggest you checkout the most talented Improv group in Savannah showcase their hilarious performance - a "Murder on the Front Porch”. This scenario could go anywhere when everyone is a suspect. Book your seats before they sell out!
Saturday, Sep 4, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM - Labor Day Celebration at Fort McAllister State Park (Richmond Hill, GA) - Spend quality time celebrating the holiday with family, and take a day trip just 40 minute from Savannah to watch a LIVE reenactment of Civil War soldiers firing their muskets in commemoration of this historical day. Tickets are $9.00 to enter the outdoor event for the day. Ice cream, non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the Visitor Center.
Sunday, September 5, 2021, 7 PM - 10 PM - Tybee Beach Pier (Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) -Take a 30 minute drive to Savannah’s Beach - Tybee Island for a live music beach bash performance by The Swingin' Medallions. If you haven’t heard of them before, preview some of their rockin’ tunes here.
And if none of the above are your fancy, here are more options you can expect:
Every Day LIVE Music Downtown - Whether you’re strolling along Broughton Street, City Market, or the riverfront views on River Street, we can guarantee these local spots will likely have lively bands drawing crowds at all hours of the day.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM - Plant Riverside District, also known as the “Entertainment District”, lives up to its name with live music entertainment, and unbelievable street performances by Savannah Cirque! Who is Savannah Cirque? Think Cirque du Soleil and Pole dancing acrobatics showcasing Savannah’s top gymnasts. These spectacular free shows draw crowds of all ages to the riverfront, every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM.
Make the Most of Labor Day with Savannah's Local Finds:
Whether you live in Savannah, you’re a first time visitor, or you’re a regular vacationer, there is no denying that you are in the perfect spot to shop unique and local finds. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite retailers and eats to take a bit of Savannah charm home with you.
Shopping Spree on Broughton Street (oh yes, that rhymed!)
Spend Labor Day in Downtown Broughton Street, a historical shopping center where you’ll find a mix of the brand names you know and love and one-of-a-kind local boutiques you have yet to fall in love with.
The Copper Closet (3 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401) - For ladies fashion that resembles a local Forever 21, check out The Copper Closet. Perfect for playing dress up before a night out in the town.
Aleksandra's Gift Shop (205 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401) Aleksandra’s is a local gift shop conveniently situated among the best eateries in case you need to slip in to browse while you wait on a table. From clothes to decor, we are confident it will be hard to leave without a purchase.
Avalon Exchange (20 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401) - Another thrifting find you won’t want to skip on the Broughton shopping strip is Avalon Exchange. In case you weren’t aware, Savannah is home to some of the trendiest students in America. SCAD students in the community embrace the reduce, reuse, recycle motto and bless us all with their fashion-forward culture. Keeping up with the latest trends is easy with a regular “trade and sell” bargain so there is no doubt you’ll be sure to score some stylish finds here.
Savannah Bee Company(104 West Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401) - Savannah Bee Company, now a nationally recognized household brand, is one we are proud to represent! (Not to bee confused with Burt's Bees!). Savannah Bee was founded by local Beekeeper and bee advocate, Ted Dennard in 2002. From the moment you step inside the store you will realize that this story is authentic and passionate about Bee education. So much so that Savannah Bee Company has recently launched its very own podcast to tell you more about the “man behind the brand” and why you should care about these essential pollinators. Have a listen here.
The Paris Market, Savannah (36 West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401) - Savannah honors its French American influence with a tastefully curated Parisian Market. This chic southern boutique is going to make you feel like you’ve traveled to France for a sneak peak of luxury living. In quintessential fashion, The Paris Market also has its own indoor café for a fresh taste of France.
Speaking of food, Broughton street also includes local eateries you’ll want to try. Below are a few for your consideration.
One of the most “underrated” foodie spots is Savannah Seafood Shack. The exterior can be deceptively simple, even though it is situated in the heart of Broughton Street, (116 E. Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401) and has been featured in Food Network, The Cooking Channel and The Travel Channel! But believe us when we say this gem is not one you want to walk past without a bite. Their budget-friendly menu offers delicious seafood favorites that will not disappoint! Get a fresh taste of the local wild Georgia catch however you like it. From Tacos, to Po Boys, steamed, fried or pied, there is something for everyone. We personally recommend the Georgia (catfish) Po Boy with the Cajun fries or really anything featuring freshly caught jumbo Georgia shrimp. The Low Country Boils ($14) are also a must-try deal!
For a more formal sit-down Seafood dining experience, we highly recommend Chive Sea Bar & Lounge. This restaurant is a locally-owned local favorite! Their lunch menu is fairly priced with specials until 3:00 PM. This chic setting and mouth watering menu will be sure to impress family and friends looking to experience an upscale dining experience without breaking the bank.
If you need to quest your thirst with an ice cold local beer, we recommend checking out the Savannah Taphouse. This historic building has been transformed into a quaint sports bar offering only the best craft beers and the BEST Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls ($9). If you don’t believe us, here’s a short description - “Stuffed with gouda, jack, cheddar cheese, and bacon” with a side of ranch. And don't forget that if you’re on the move, you can always take your drink with you to go! Savannah protects your right to carry...open containers that is!!
And if y’all are traveling with sweet tooth cravings - Broughton street has plenty of local dessert options. If you like macarons we suggest Le Macaron French Pastries or the Paris Market café for more baked pastries. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and cold, you can choose between tropical with Hokulia Shave Ice or the must-try world-famous 100-year old ice cream staple of Savannah, Leopold's Ice cream. Lines are expected but we promise Leopold's this is always worth the wait.
However you choose to spend the holiday weekend, we hope you have a safe and fantastic Labor Day weekend!
If you have any questions about your stay or need to get in touch with us - contact us at 912-800-1392.