This local celebration brings the community together each year to enjoy great food, music and loads of entertainment. Feast on the freshest seafood at the River Street Seafood Fest, Savannah's long running and greatly anticipated annual event. Popular restaurants in the region will be supplying the shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab and other fruits of the sea.
Head to Rousakis Riverfront Plaza for an ongoing lineup of live music performances and exciting entertainment. Enjoy the Jimmy Buffet-like beach vibe at this weekend-long dance party that attracts locals and visitors alike. Look around, and you're likely to see lots of grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts. Nestled in the heart of Savannah's Historic District, book your stay at Best Western Plus and be sure to pack your flip-flops! Make your hotel reservations soon to plan a festive spring getaway in a spacious guestroom fully-loaded with plush beds, free Wi-Fi, HDTV, and other lifestyle amenities.
The festivities get started Friday from 4-10 p.m., kicking off with the big bang of May First Friday Fireworks presented by Wet Willie's. Savor a seafood feast, then catch the dazzling show starting at 9:30 p.m. The food and fun continues all weekend long, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to sampling the local flavors, you can check out the vibrant arts community in Savannah. Head to the plaza to meet talented regional artists and see a showcase of their coastal inspired art. Do some shopping, and bring home unique souvenirs and even one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones. Throughout the weekend, you can head to the scenic waterfront for fun things to see and do.
For more information about this free event, you can call the Savannah Waterfront Association at (912) 234-0295.