“A little of this and a little of that” is the phrase that comes to mind for the February events scene in Savannah. You’ve got a multifarious choice of monthly favorites plus ever-popular annual traditions. And if you are in a Cupid frame of mind for Valentine’s Day or alternatively looking to revel in being unattached, you’ve got no worries either way. The February slate of events has got you covered.

FEBRUARY 1-21
Savannah Black Heritage Festival
Music of every genre; visual arts for all ages and interests; cuisine that is as diverse as it is delicious; and performing arts that leave you spellbound. All are examples of what awaits you at the annual Black Heritage Festival. As is tradition, Grand Festival Day, a fun-packed family favorite, is part of the lineup. Special activities this year include milestone recognitions of the three African American museums started by the late W.W. Law, a Savannah civil rights icon and preservationist leader.  
Place: Venues vary
Time: Click here for festival schedule
Cost: Free and open to the public

FEBRUARY 5
First Friday for Folk Music
The February First Friday for Folk Music audience is in for an extra special treat. The four youngsters who won the 2015 Youth Songwriting Competition will showcase their talents, performing “in the round” and sharing the tunes that earned them winning spots in the contest. Also appearing is the Savannah Ceili Band, a five-member group that brings Celtic music to the Low Country. They have performed at numerous area festivals over the years and are no strangers to SFMS First Friday. 
Place: First Presbyterian Church
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $5.00 minimum suggested donation

FEBRUARY 5- 27
"Potable Gold": Savannah's Madeira Tradition
Step into Savannah’s past on Friday and Saturday evenings during February and have a unique opportunity to be regaled with the story of how Savannah came to be “mad about Madeira.” You’ll get to sample two types of this fortified wine and have the chance to tour the Davenport House at dusk, lit by candlelight, including places in the home that are typically off-limits to museum guests.
Place: Davenport House Museum
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: $20 (must be 21 years of age)

FEBRUARY 5-6
Critz Tybee Run Fest
Is a fitness resolution on your list? Grab your running shoes and join about 5000 others who will choose from five different races in the annual Critz Tybee Run Fest or elect to run them all to do a full marathon. You’ll enjoy sea breezes and ocean views from the street courses of the 5K, 10K, half marathon and one-mile Fun Run.  And you just might get sand in your running shoes on the 2.8 mile course that takes you along the beach next to Tybee’s deep blue water and soft, rolling waves. 
Place: Tybee Island
Time: Click here for schedule
Cost: Varies by run (see pricing)

FEBRUARY 6-7
Georgia History Festival's Colonial Faire & Muster
Ready for time travel? The annual Colonial Faire and Muster living history program will reverse the clock to give you a taste of the life of Georgia’s first settlers. It’s one of the Founding City events in the Georgia History Festival, and its look into the past includes historical re-enactments, period music, blacksmithing and cannon and musket firings. And, your transport into the past starts with the glorious oak-canopied entrance to Wormsloe Historic Site that stretches for more than a mile. 
Place: Wormsloe State Historic Site
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public

FEBRUARY 7
Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday
If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend a Sunday afternoon without spending a dime, visit your pick of scads of museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions in and around Savannah that will open their doors for free on Super Museum Sunday. It’s a Georgia History Festival signature event and a golden opportunity for the entire family to soak in all manner of cultural enrichment.
Place: Various locations (click here for sites)
Time: 12:00 noon – 4:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public

FEBRUARY 11-14
Savannah Book Festival
Love books? Join the crowds of bibliophiles who descend on downtown for all the Annual Savannah Book Festival has to offer—featured readings, book signings, guest speakers and more. It brings top authors to town and the picture-book settings of Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares help make it the “un-stuffiest literary event in the country.” Upwards of 40 authors will present on Main Festival Day. Headliners include Paula McLain, best known for her novel, The Paris Wife; Erik Larson, author of the bestseller, The Devil in the White City; and William Paul Young, author of The Shack. 
Place: Downtown Historic District
Time: Varies by day (click here for schedule)
Cost: Festival Day is free; Opening, Closing and Keynote Tickets $15 each

FEBRUARY 13
2016 Trustees Gala
Join the Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Governor as they induct James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard, Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Synovus, and Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, as the newest GHS Trustees. This black-tie affair is the culmination of the Georgia History Festival, and an alluring evening that includes dinner, dancing and mingling with business, political, philanthropic and community leaders from across our state.
Place: Hyatt Regency Savannah
Time: Starts at 7:00pm
Cost: Single seat: $350, Tables for 10: $3750 and $10,000(VIP)

FEBRUARY 13
Cupid is Stupid Bar Crawl
Come out on Valentine’s Day Eve (aka Single Awareness Day) all by your lonesome or with your Valentine and spend the evening crawling 12 Savannah bars. On top of drink specials, participants get a koozie, free entry into the bars, and freebies from sponsors (while supplies last). The evening winds up with an after-party. The American Diabetes Association gets a portion of event proceeds.
Place: Downtown Savannah
Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: $15 until February 12, $20 on day of the event

FEBRUARY 14
Davenport House Valentine's Weddings
Valentine’s Day is wedding day at the Davenport House Museum. Couples can get hitched or renew vows in the intimate garden of this historic setting; there’s also an indoor venue if the weather is less than cooperative. A licensed officiant will perform lovingly memorable “speed ceremonies” (every 10 minutes). Time slots sell out, so reserve yours in advance if you want to tie the knot.
Place: Davenport House Museum
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $100 donation to the museum

FEBRUARY 14
Renewal of Vows Ceremony at City Market
If you’d like to say, “I do, again” in a romantic public ceremony, gather with other happy couples at Savannah City Market to renew your vows on Valentine’s Day.  City Market shops pony up special prizes for this annual celebration of love; prizes go to couples in categories such as “Married the Longest” or “With the Most Children.” The ceremony is held in the courtyard, weather permitting.
Place: City Market
Time: Ceremony begins at 7:00pm
Cost: Free

FEBRUARY 17
Georgia History Festivals' Georgia Day Parade
Be a part of the celebration when folks hit the streets for the city’s cherished annual tribute to its founding in February 1733. In the parade, you’ll see musicians, costumed historical figures, local dignitaries, and the heartwarming faces of thousands of elementary school students in colonial costumes marching behind themed banners handmade just for this event. The parade ends with a short program on the steps of City Hall and trophy presentations for Banner Competition winners.
Place: Forsyth Park to City Hall via Bull Street
Time: Parade steps off at 10:30am
Cost: Free and open to the public

FEBRUARY 19-21
Savannah Irish Festival
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, it’s time to get into the spirit of things and the annual Savannah Irish Festival is a marvelous way to do it. If you’re looking for great Celtic music and dance, you’ll find it. Have a hankering for authentic Irish food? You won’t be disappointed. Want the kids to have a blast? There’s plenty to keep them entertained, including live performances on the Children’s Stage—one of four stages that, together, provide a full slate of entertainment for the whole family.
Place: Savannah Civic Center
Time: Varies by day (click here for schedule)
Cost: Tickets: $12 and $16, Children under 14 admitted FREE

FEBRUARY 27
Seacrest Partners Race for Preservation
One of the ways to close out February in Savannah is on the run—literally. The 2016 Race for Preservation is on the last Saturday of the month, a time of year in our city when telltale signs of the impending spring are often on display. Plus, you’ll get to see the work of the Savannah Historic Foundation in action along the awe-inspiring courses that wind through several historic districts.
Place: Forsyth Park
Time: 8:00am start time
Cost: Varies (click here for pricing)

Pick your passion from among these happenings (see the calendar at  VisitSavannah.com for more) and get ready to have a grand time! Live Love Savannah will most certainly be joining others in paying homage to Savannah’s deep and diverse history all throughout February. And we are continuously proud to be a part of our hometown’s future, helping residents and Savannahians-to-be have the best experience of their lifetime when buying or selling a home. Check out our homes for sale in Savannah and surrounding communities. If you are thinking of selling your home, try our customized home value calculator to see how your home is worth at today's Georgia real estate market. Contact us anytime!  
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