Community Connections

September 7th
8:00 AM-10:00 AM

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Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk

The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.

Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty! For more information on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation please visit

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September 9th
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Big Barn Business Bash

Join Buy Local Savannah as we celebrate our 20th year of serving locally owned businesses in Savannah. We're throwing the biggest business barn bash Chatham County has ever seen! Enjoy samples from local breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. Explore locally owned businesses. We'll end the evening the best way we know how -- with a cocktail and a concert from The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra! Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

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September 14th - September 17th
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Beer, Guys, Cigars, Golf & Poker

The Fifth Annual Beer, Guys, Cigars, Golf & Poker will be held at The Golf Club at Savannah Harbor, Saturday, September 14th – Monday, September 16th.  This three day affair includes the addition of a Saturday night No Limit Texas Hold’em from 6-9:00 pm.

On Sunday enjoy Beer, Guys & Cigars.  We kick-off with the evening with Sunday Night Football and casino games.  Enjoy taste-testing local breweries & bourbons, while enjoying gourmet food all paired with cigars.  Sunday begins at 5:00 pm, with a VIP hour from 4-5:00 pm.

On Monday we “tee off” our annual Ronald Open Golf Tournament at 10:00 am (shot gun start). There will be amazing gifts, prizes, food and a few surprises. The unique feature of this event is that you can attend one, two or all three days. There is something for everyone..… not just for the guys!

To purchase tickets to the event Click Here.  For additional information, contact Janet Kolbush, Events Director at 912-350-7641 or

September 21st
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

September 28th
7:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Teal Walk 2019

This event is rain or shine. The T.E.A.L.® Savannah Walk is an annual event! The T.E.A.L.® Walk Program was started by two sisters, that celebrates the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. This annual event takes place every September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month at Lake Mayer Park and other locations across the USA!

October 4th - October 6th
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It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the 36thAnnual Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-6, 2019! Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style, with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and the famous Wiener Dog Races! There will be regional arts and crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long!

October 24th - October 27th
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Savannah Speed Classic

As one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, SVRA is committed to presenting the best possible experience for our competitors and fans. The Savannah Speed Classic features series races, enduros and
in-seat experiences with hot lap rides and touring laps.  Pit access is available to anyone with a Savannah Speed Classic ticket.  The Savannah Speed Classic is a great destination for drivers, crew, family, friends and spectators alike. 

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November 2nd
2:00 PM-6:00 PM

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Dawgs on the Deck

Join the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, and at Southbound Brewing Company for "Dawgs on the Deck"!

Grab your best friendy and come watch Georgia take on Florida, adopt a new "dawg" from the Savannah Humane Society, win a custom "dawg house" from 912 Homeworks, play cornhole, giant connect 4 and enjoy food from TBD food trucks!

That day Southbound Brewing will be debuting a new beer just for the big game! Details coming soon!

November 1st - November 3rd
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Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance

Over 200 cars and motorcycles will enter the 1st and 18th fairways of Port Royal Golf Club's Planter's Row Golf Course on Sunday, November 3, the final day of the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival.  But only one will leave with the title of Best of Show. 

Nearly 75 judges from across North America will whittle down the field to one winner from each class of which the 2019 Best of Show will be selected. 

?Join us Sunday afternoon and toast this year's Best of Show.

November 7th
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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AFSP at Painting With a Twist!

Come support AFSP with a Painting with a Twist fundraiser night! A minimum of 50% of the proceeds will be donated towards the Savannah Out of The Darkness Walk.

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November 9th
8:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Scarecrow 5K Fun Run

Run and Fundraise with Coastal Empire Montessori

The Course: Lake Mayer is a beautiful scenic trail around the lake. It's flat. two laps around will go quickly. The kids fun is 1k and easy for even the smallest Scarecrow

SCARECROW 5K Run: An event for kids and adults who enjoy the sport of running. Two laps around Lake Mayer's track in your favorite scarecrow costume. Dress the part. Have fun with it. T-shirt and medal awarded at the finish line. Participants and families are invited to the post-race award ceremony in the race village. Enjoy food and entertainment. 

KIDS FREE FUN RUN: A free event to get kids 6 years old and younger active with friends. The perfect event to introduce kids to the sport of running. Come dressed in your favorite scarecrow costume. The run is short, affordable (free), and fun. Signup and get moving. Parents can purchase a t-shirt and medal to award kids as they cross the finish line. Afterward, visit the race village for food and entertainment.

COSTUMES: Don’t miss out for your chance to be part of Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School's 1st Annual Scarecrow Contest! New and experienced scarecrow makers are encouraged to enter a scarecrow for a chance to win great prizes. Build a scarecrow of your favorite Superhero! You are only limited by your imagination! Join in the fun! Registration is free. Look for instructions on the Facebook Event Page! 

EXPO / RACE VILLAGE: Come on over to the race village while you wait for participants to finish the race. Something for everyone. Vote for your favorite Scarecrow, play a few games, even build a scarecrow to take home with you. Have some food, enjoy the entertainment, have fun! Free entry. Community welcome. We have a few surprises for everyone to enjoy!

Price Change: 10/1/19

Packet Pickup Locations: TBD

December 6th - December 8th
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Christmas on the River

Join the Savannah Waterfront Association on Dec. 6-8, 2019 as they get into the holiday spirit with a holiday celebration on River Street. Rousakis Plaza will be full of regional arts & crafts exhibitors with holiday gifts and stocking stuffers to check off of your Christmas list. Music and local entertainment will take place on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Don’t miss Savannah’s Lighted Christmas Parade, which marks the official arrival of St. Nick. This is one event you don’t want to miss. Weekend festivities are free and open to the public. 

December 31st - January 1st
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Up the Cup

New Years Eve Up The Cup Countdown in SavannahRing in the New Year Savannah-Style on the historic River Street! Celebrate the end of the year with the 6th Annual Up the Cup Countdown! The celebration will take place on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from about 8 p.m.-midnight. Countdown the final seconds of 2019 as we raise (not drop) a six-foot to-go cup to the New Year! The “Up the Cup” countdown will start right before midnight followed by a firework display to officially ring in 2020!