February in Savannah is the perfect time to take advantage of the warming temperatures without running into the traditionally large crowd associated with Spring in Savannah. Not convinced? Here's a list of our five favorite reasons to visit during February; there's really something for everyone!
5. The Savannah Book Festival
A reader's dream! This event has hosted internationally renknowned authors, and this year is no exception. With events over 3 days from February 12-14 in several locations, this years authors run the gamut from the mysteries of Rita Mae Brown to the historical fiction of Sara Gruen. The best part of the Savannah Book Festival is that all events on Saturday February 13 are free and open to the public! Don't forget your wallet though, because each of the authors signs books out in Telfair Square right after their lecture. It's a great way to get a personalized gift for a friend or for yourself. An estimated 10,000 people attended the festival last year, so get there early for a good seat!
4. A-Town Getdown
This local music festival benefits the Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation. Now in it's 6th year this festival is more than just a pre-game for Savannah Stopover, it's a great evevnt all on its own. Headliners Robert Randolph and the Family Band will play the main stage at 10pm, but the festival kicks off at noon with arts, crafts, and jam sessions. Tickets are $25 or $15 with a military or student ID, and can be purchased ahead of time from Brown Paper Tickets. The Alex Townsend Memorial Foundation provides assistance to young artists and through their "Pianos for People" program connects people who need a piano with a piano who needs a person. This event is a great opportunity to do good while you have fun!
3. "Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition"
Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. During the experience they will sample two types of Madeira and see the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests. This $20 program is a must see for those interested in Savannah's History and the first performaces sold out quickly! Get your tickets from the Davenport House.
2. Race for Preservation
This 5k and 10k has one of the most beautiful race routes in America! Wind your way through 5 historic districts in Savannah: the Landmark Historic District, Victorian District, Thomas Square, Ardsley Park, and Daffin Park/ Parkside neighborhoods. This amazing race is sponsored by the Historic Savannah Foundation and serves as a great view into the importance of historical preservation. This is one of Savannah's most popular races as you get to enjoy the blooming azaleas and sights of Spring with still comfortable temperatures! Registration is $40 for the 10k and $53 for the 5k. You can register through runsignup.com here.
1. Valentine's Day!
Travel and Leisure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and U.S. News and World Report have all named Savannah as one of the most romantic destinations in the United States in the past few years! Between the beautiful scenery and great local restaurants, Savannah is the perfect location for a romantic getaway. If you're already staying with us, feel free to contact our guest services at 912-495-8582 and we can add flowers. snacks, or even a card to the home before your arrival. If all this Valentine's Day stuff has you feeling a little down there's also a "Cupid is Stupid" bar crawl going on on February 13, also known as Single's Awareness Day. Who knows, you might meet your Cupid there!