You could say that it’s kind of quiet in Savannah in January. It’s the time of year when we get to catch our breath between the hectic holiday season just past and the flurry of festivals tied up as we head toward spring. There’s just enough going on for us to contentedly explore leisure time pursuits and to muse over New Year’s resolutions as we get revved up for the rest of the year.

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Tybee MLK Parade

Don’t miss the parade and celebration on Tybee Island to recognize the upcoming birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to human and civil rights. Remember that the Tybee parade is about a week ahead of the official holiday and Savannah’s MLK parade, allowing you and your family to enjoy both of these events.

Date:         January 7

Place:        Tybee Island, Butler Avenue

Time:        2pm-3pm

Cost:          Free

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PULSE Art + Technology Festival

The Jepson Center invites one and all to take part in this exciting mix of art, science, technology and fun. With technology-based interactive exhibitions, PULSE lets you become part of the art. For example, you get to “speak dinosaur,” recreating the sounds of an extinct hardosaur (also known as a duck-billed dinosaur) by blowing into the sculpture of a skull. Plus, your experience is made even more intriguing by innovative workshops, interactive performances, and even big screen gaming!

Date:        January 11-15

Place:       Jepson Center for the Arts

Time:        Varies by day/event (click here for schedule)

Cost:         Daytime admission is free and open to the public

PULSE Pass for exclusive access to all evening events ($15 non-members)

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Savannah Tire Hockey Classic

Back in 1999, four college hockey teams took to the ice in what became known as the “Rumble in the Rink.” Every year since then, sellout crowds have gathered at Savannah Civic Center to excitedly watch this competitive match-up featuring four of the South’s most impressive ice hockey programs: Florida State, Georgia Tech, University of Florida and University of Georgia. Florida State captured the Thrasher Cup in 2016. Join the cheering crowd of 5000-plus fans and see who wins it this year.

Date:         January 13-14

Place:        Savannah Civic Center

Time:         Click here for a complete schedule

Cost:          $12-$18

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FREE Family Day: PULSE

Come out to see for yourself why FREE Family Day is typically the most popular event at the PULSE Art + Technology Festival. It’s a celebration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), and this year’s event includes a matinee performance of excerpts from The Odyssey Redux, plus a Student Expo that features inventive projects by local STEM and STEAM students.

Date:         January 14

Place:       Jepson Center for the Arts

Time:        1pm-4pm

Cost:          Free 

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Martin Luther King Day Parade

Thousands of spectators line the streets of downtown Savannah each year to watch the annual parade that honors the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Parade goers can expect the pomp and circumstance of marching high school bands; the pageantry of decorated cars, trucks, trolleys and vans; the straight-laced cadence of young adults in ROTC; and the energy and enthusiasm of cheerleaders, dance troupes, unicyclists, and a myriad of other walking groups.

Date:         January 16

Place:       Downtown Savannah

Time:         Starts at 10:00am

Cost:          Free for spectators

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Mountainfilm on Tour!

We get the annual opportunity right here in Savannah to be among those whose lives are touched by the worldwide tour of a selection of films from Mountainfilm in Telluride, one of the nation’s longest-running film festivals. And, in addition to being immersed in independent cinematographic masterpieces from around the globe, we get to meet up with filmmakers for a cozy coffee talk about these inspiring documentaries, which range from adventurous to heartwarming.

Date:          January 19-21

Place:        Trustees Theatre, Broughton Street

Time:          Click here for full schedule of films and events

Cost:          General Admission: $15, Family Matinee: $5

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Low Country Home & Garden Show

This is an event after our own hearts – one packed with ways to help you improve your home inside and out. Is your kitchen or bath in need of a facelift? You’ll see trends that will inspire you and hear from celebrity guest Alison Victoria, star of DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers. Could your landscape use more sizzle? Check out the gardening seminars and get tips from local gardening guru Norman Winter. Interested in what’s new? The New Product Zone is back by popular demand. The Kids Zone has fun activities for the kiddies, and a canned good donation will get you $1 off adult admission.

Date:          January 29-31

Place:        Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Time:        Friday: 2:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Cost:          Adults (17+): $8.50, Seniors (65+): $8, Active Military & Children 16 & under: FREE with ID

We look forward to a brand new year in this exceptional city that we call home, and to having a brand new chance every day to help people achieve their real estate dreams. Click here to start a conversation about how the Live Love Savannah team can help you.

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