Don't miss these Savannah events that are happening in the month of July - fabulous fireworks shows, fun runs, and film series, to name just a few. What's more, there's a new family-friendly festival that is making its first appearance this month in Daffin Park, our urban oasis. Are you ready to plan your calendar for the month? Read on for the where and when.

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July 4

River Street Fourth of July Celebration

Wish America a "Happy Birthday" at the Fourth of July celebration on Savannah's riverfront. It's all about food, fun, and entertainment. Arrive early, bring your lounge chair, pick your spot, and settle in for the live music. Then get ready for what is always a vibrant fireworks display that illuminates the sky over the Savannah River and absolutely wows the crowd.

Place: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza

Time:  4pm - 10pm

Cost: Event is free

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July 4

Tybee Island Independence Day Fireworks

If you want to sink your toes in the sand while watching fireworks, Tybee Island is the place to be. Keep in mind that July is peak season to be on Tybee and the island is typically hopping on July 4th. You may want to make a day of it and if you're not tuckered out, check out the dining and drink specials. 

Place: Tybee Beach Pier and Pavillion

Time: 9:15pm - 10pm

Cost: Free

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July 4

Watermelon Crawl

Run for fun. watermelon, and the stunning views. You'll start at Lake Mayer and run down through picture-postcard Isle of Hope and back. Towering oaks shade your way and the scenic water and landscape vistas remind you how special Savannah is. Slices of watermelon are yours to enjoy at the finish line, and the company of fellow runners is yours to enjoy throughout the fun group run.

Place: Lake Mayer

Time: 7:00am

Cost: No registration fee

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July 5, 12, 19 and 26

Grey's Reef Tuesdays

During this ocean-themed film series you can travel with a loggerhead turtle on an amazing journey from Florida to Africa and back. Be a witness to predators hunting beneath the sea. Watch scientists and artists investigate "plastic pollution" with the goal of creating art from the trash they find. Get the behind-the-scenes story of Winter the dolphin, and take a real-life look at lionfish and sharks.

Place: Tybee Post Theater

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Image Source: The Savannah Folk Music Society

July 7

First Friday for Folk Music

Monty Parks and Charlie Sherrill will team up for this month's First Friday concert to bring a little Tybee Island entertainment to town. Monty will join his guitar and vocals with Charlie's saxophone and flute, and together they will play old songs with new arrangements. The Massey Boys trio will also grace the stage, delivering a rollicking performance that blends jazz, rock, country, and blues.

Place: First Presbyterian Church

Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $5 minimum suggested donation

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July 15

Summer Soaker 5k

Don't forget to bring your water gun and know that you will definitely get wet as you are sprayed with water blasters and soakers and pelted with water balloons as you run. The kids' one-half mile is a playful, all-out water fight that elicits giggles and squeals of delight. And in addition to having a grand time, you'll be supporting a worthy cause; this year's proceeds go to Savannah Care Center.

Place: Hutchinson Island

Time: 8am start time for 5k, 7:45am start time kids' run

Cost: $25 until June 30, $30 until July 13, $35 day of race

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July 15

Tybee Movies in the Park

The second of three outdoor flicks in the Tybee summer movie series is a showing of Monster Trucks. The film follows the adventures of a small-town teen who makes friends with an underground creature displaced by an accident at a nearby fracking site. The creature feeds on oil and is the engine of the monster truck the young man builds from pieces of scrapped cars at the junkyard where he works.

Place: Tybee Island, Memorial Park

Time: Starts around 8:30pm

Cost: Free

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July 15-16

Unity in the Community Festival

Every third weekend through December will bring the Unity in the Community Festival to River Street. The theme for July is Back to School. Take a stroll down the cobblestoned street, check out the offerings of artists and crafters, and relax and soak up the entertainments as well as the view.

Place: River Street

Time: Saturday, 11am - 10pm, Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

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July 18

Pints and Pavement

Join runners and walkers who come out for exercise and socializing at this fun run. Feel free to modify the suggested routes to make the run your own. Meet up back at the Rail Pub to partake of post-run drink specials and conversation. And, remember, if you miss this one there's another Pints and Pavement fun run next month.

Place: River Street

Time: Saturday, 11am - 10pm, Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

The ERA Evergreen – Live Love Savannah team is wishing everyone an awesome Star Spangled July in The Hostess City - Savannah. It's one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day, and without a doubt one of the best cities to call home. And, it just keeps getting better. Let's chat about all the happenings starting with the peak real estate season.

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