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Summer in Savannah: The Events You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s here! Sweet, sweet summer in Savannah has arrived. Well, technically the calendar turns over on June 21 as we mark the summer solstice. But of course, as soon as we leave May behind it really feels like summer. Now that we’ve entered into these sunshine-filled days, it’s time to check out the Savannah happenings! More free time means more fun things to do are in order. Here are a few of the events we’re most excited about.

Juneteenth Family Day at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Juneteenth Telfair Museum Summer in Savannah

Photography Courtesy of Telfair Museums

Ceremonies, performances, activities, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow—Juneteenth Family Day at the Jepson Center is a must! Because with a schedule of events from 1 to 3 p.m., this special event offers an afternoon of education. Admission is free to local residents.

Freedom Fest at Savannah Harley-Davidson

Freedom Fest Harley-Davidson Savannah

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Riders, get ready! Because Savannah Harley-Davidson is hosting bike games, live music with Smokin Souls, free bike inspections, and dinner raffle prizes. This July 2 gathering is sure to be a fun one for the biking community.

Independence Day Celebration at Fort McCallister State Park

4th of July Summer in Savannah Savannah Morning News

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Create a summer in Savannah memory for the kids! With living history demonstrations, this event invites you to celebrate like it’s 1864! Drop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 2 for an interesting few hours.

Tybee Beach Pier 4th of July Fireworks

Summer in Savannah Tybee Pier Fireworks Independence Day

Photography Courtesy of Visit Tybee Island

Where better to view the Independence Day brilliance than over the water? Well, starting at 9 p.m. on July 4, you can do just that from the Tybee Pier. And you should. Because it promises to be the most impressive fireworks show you’ve seen!

Libertea High Tea

Libertea High Tea Savannah Coffee

Photography Courtesy of Savannah Coffee Roasters

But for those who want to bring a touch of fanciness to their summer in Savannah, the Libertea High Tea at Savannah Coffee Roasters is calling! Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday features a few open times to enjoy this occasion. And with macarons, fruit tartlets, cream puffs, and more, it makes for a delightfully delicious outing.


Maybe you are focused on celebrating the country’s big July 4th holiday. Or perhaps you’re looking for a quiet afternoon of sipping and snacking. But either way, summer in Savannah has something for you.

If you take photos on your adventures, tag us! Because we would love to see! Use #SummerInSavannahUER for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! And to explore a few of our year-round Savannah favorites, check out this page.

Happy Summer-ing!

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