Mar. 13, 2017 | By Chantel Baul
6 Reasons to Visit Savannah in the Spring
Along with blooming flowers and warm winds, spring brings a host of celebrations, festivals and fun outdoor events to attend. There are countless reasons to visit Savannah throughout the year, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on all that Savannah has to offer this spring. Here are a few exciting things to look forward to in the coming weeks.
1. Beautiful Blossoms in the Historic District
Savannah’s Historic District offers a spectacular sensory experience at springtime. Savannah’s parks, allées and squares are bursting with color and fragrance as myriad flowers bloom all throughout downtown. Go out and smell the roses as well as the camellias, azaleas, oleanders and hydrangeas that gift the city with their presence this time of year.
2. Savannah Music Festival
Savannah is home to one of the most celebrated music festivals in the country. Now in its 28th year, the Savannah Music Festival brings the best musicians from around the globe to the city for a series of memorable springtime concerts. World-class musicians, singers, groups and bands ranging in genre take the stage at various venues throughout the Historic District. Learn more about this year’s performances here.
3. Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing at Oatland Island
Attention all nature lovers: Mark your calendars for April 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Spring Celebration and Sheep Shearing at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Witness the creation of woolen shawls and fabrics from start to finish. Walk the native animal nature trail and stick around for fun demonstrations and classes in wool weaving and spinning as well as 19th century gardening, composting and pollination. This family-friendly event will feature live music, crafts, games and hay rides.
4. The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens
Have you always wanted to see what Savannah’s finest private homes look like on the inside? The 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens is the perfect opportunity to do just that. These self-guided tours allow onlookers the chance to admire architecture and furnishings of some of Savannah‘s most treasured homes. The 2017 Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens showcases homes in five of Savannah’s National Register Historic Districts: the Victorian District, Thomas Square, Eastern Historic District, Western Historic District and Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent. Click here to learn more.
5. The SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival
Head to Forsyth Park on April 29 for the annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. Prepare to be amazed as talented students equipped with nothing but chalk transform sidewalk slabs into stunning works of art. This open-air art gallery will host live music and food vendors with an international flair. The Sidewalk Arts Festival is a springtime favorite that you won’t want to miss.
6. Spring Selections at Savannah’s Premier Restaurants
Savannah’s rich culinary culture makes the city an appetizing destination year-round, but with the changing of seasons comes the changing of menus, which is definitely something to look forward to. Look out for tasty, spring-inspired plates at restaurants like The Grey, Local11ten and Alligator Soul.
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and a passion for food, fun and people. She recently received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving in the US Army Reserves as a Human Resources Officer. She loves NPR and is interested in food justice, sustainability, travel and international affairs.