There are so many great events going on in Savannah during September that you just might wonder if the month is long enough to fit them all in. Lucky for us, it is. So, what all is happening? 

There are monthly events like First Friday for Folk Music which features angelic-voiced Melanie Mirande and Judy and Bob Williams (Cynergy), popular Savannah performers and co-founders of SFMS. Unity in the Community is back on the 3rd weekend with a Car Parade (Impala Nation), artists, crafters, and entertainers. And the Pints and Pavement Fun Run is on September 12. Mirande and Judy and Bob Williams (Cynergy), popular Savannah performers and co-founders of SFMS. Unity in the Community is back on the 3rd weekend with a Car Parade (Impala Nation), artists, crafters, and entertainers. And the Pints and Pavement Fun Run is on September 12. 

Then there are myriad fundraising events, many of which are related to September cancer awareness campaigns. Plus, we’ve got a number of annual favorites. Let’s take a quick look.


Leukemia Cup Regatta Series Events 

More events in the Leukemia Cup Regatta will be held starting the weekend after Labor Day. Friday is the day for the Spirit of the Sea Dinner and Auction at Savannah Yacht Club. The Tennis Classic is on Saturday (doubles) and Sunday (mixed doubles), as well as the regattas (Leukemia Cup and Warsaw Cup). The Golf Classic takes place on September 11 at the oldest golf club in America. And anglers can aim to catch the big one in the Inshore Fishing Tournament on September 15 or 16.

Places: Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah Golf Club 

Date: September 8 -11 and 15 or 16

Time: Varies by event 

Cost: See event website 


Tunnel to Towers 5K 

This 5K lets you follow the footsteps of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on 9/11 wearing full gear; he gave his life to save others. And as you run you also honor first responders and pay homage to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that day. 

Place: Downtown Savannah 

Date: September 9

Time: 8 am Start Time 

Cost: $30 general registration ($40 the day of) $25 active military and first responders 


Toraya Jai Garvin CURE Childhood Cancer 5K Walk 

This is the first year of what will be an annual event. The Walk takes place inside Oglethorpe Mall and, what’s more, kids will have a grand time at a party with face painting, a DJ and a band. You can also sign up for the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry or donate at the Red Cross blood drive.DJ and a band. You can also sign up for the Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry or donate at the Red Cross blood drive.

Place: Oglethorpe Mall 

Date: September 16

Time: 8 am 

Cost: $25, Kids 12 and under: FREE 


Out of the Darkness Community Walk 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has set a goal of reducing the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. This annual walk raises awareness and funds to help AFSP make this goal a reality. It’s a walk of hope and healing, and there is no entry fee or minimum donation.

Place: Lake Mayer Park 

Date: September 16

Time: Registration and fair 9 am-10 am, walk starts at 10:15 am 

Cost: No entry fee 


Kids Classic Golf Tournament 

Why not get in some tee time at The Club at Savannah Harbor – which has been ranked among the Top 100 of American’s Golf Courses by Conde Nast Traveler – while supporting Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health. Proceeds help lease brain navigation equipment used in pediatric surgery.

Place: Downtown Savannah 

Date: September 17-18

Time: Sunday 6 pm, Monday 7:30 am with 1:30 pm tee times 

Cost: Varies by sponsorship and teams (see prices) 


Help the Hoo-Hahs 5K Run/Walk 

Participate in this Run/Walk and help raise funds to benefit local gynecological cancer patients. Have a tutu? Feel free to wear it. Are you a pet parent? Grab a leash and bring your canine family member with you. Got kids and a jogging stroller? Bring them along too. The course is flat, so it’s great for runners and walkers of all ages. And the scenery is definitely easy on the eyes.

Place: Hutchinson Island 

Date: September 23

Time: Run starts at 8:30 am 

Cost: $30 individual registration 


Savannah T.E.A.L. Walk

This annual event has a four-fold purpose. It celebrates the courageousness of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of families touched by the disease, and it promotes awareness of ovarian cancer and raises money for scientific research. There’s entertainment and a survivors’ ceremony as well as the non-competitive walk, and it takes place rain or shine.

Place: Lake Mayer Track 

Date: September 23

Time: Registration starts at 8:30 am 

Cost: $15 until Sep. 16, $20 day of event 


Heart of Savannah 5K 

Wind your way around beguiling Forsyth Park, then down Bull Street through the historic squares to Johnson Square and back to your starting point in the park. It’s a scenic run and your participation supports the YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors. And when the run is done, there’s a YMCA-style party that has something for everyone!

Place: Start/Finish at Forsyth Park

Date: September 23

Time: 8:00 am Kids Run, 8:15 am 5K 

Cost: 5K: $30; $35 (9/17/15 - RACE DAY) 1 Mile Survivor’s Walk: $15; $20 (9/17/15 - RACE DAY) 


SMA Angels Charity Ball 

Join others who come together for a magical evening of dinner and dancing plus a live auction and raffles. Proceeds support Spinal Muscular Atrophy research. Savannah’s wildly popular rhythm and blues band Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love will be performing, local musician Roger Widener will provide dinner music, and awesome auctioneer Matt Mattingly will conduct a lively live auction.

Place: Savannah Marriott Riverfront 

Date: September 23

Time: 6pm-Midnight 

Cost: $85 Individual tickets, $850 table of ten 


Fiesta Latina 

Food that tickles your taste buds, music and dance celebrating multiple Latino genres, arts and crafts that colorfully fill vendor booths lining the riverfront. It’s all part of Fiesta Latina, an annual celebration of unity through diversity and one of the ways Savannah observes National Hispanic Heritage Month.  

Place: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza 

Date: September 30

Time: Noon-8pm 

Cost: Free Admission 


 

Revival Fest 2017 

It’s back after a one-year hiatus with craft brews, bourbon, food trucks and a lineup of 11 bands on two stages playing music that spans Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, Americana and more. Organizers describe it as a giant back yard party with your favorite music, and it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! A portion of the proceeds benefits Savannah Children’s Museum.

Place: Georgia State Railroad Museum 

Date: September 30

Time: Starts at 2 pm 

Cost: $34.50 General Admission, $94.50 VIP 

Pace yourself and have a great month! Then get ready for the fall festival season. We’ll have info for you on what’s coming up right here on the ERA Evergreen – Live Love Savannah team blog. Info on the Greater Savannah real estate market is right here on our website too.


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