August is here, and as the weather stays warm, there are plenty of cool events in Savannah. The Sand Gnats are in full swing, with $1 Monday Nights and Friday Night Fireworks. Check their schedule here, and bring the kids out for one more game. August also means Back-to-School for our area; check here to see when students will be returing, and take advantage of the Tax Free Weekend. From First Friday Fireworks, to a pre-Labor Day bash at Tybee, here’s what’s happening this month:
1 First Friday on the River
The Dog Days of Summer
10am – 10pm. Bring your furry friend down to River Street and enjoy a variety of fun activities. Shopping at select vendor booths and a photo session with P&B Photography Pet Photo Booth. The evening ends with Fireworks over the Savannah River.
1 – 2 Tax Free Shopping Weekend
Save on going to Back-to-School with this Tax Free weekend. Clothing, Tablets, Personal Computers and Accessories, and Back to School Supplies. Some restrictions apply.
1 – 3 Free Admission at
The Telfair Academy
1pm – 4pm. Bring the family for three free days of admission to the Telfair Academy. Works included are art spanning through the years 1810 – 1896.
2 First Saturday on the River – Dog Days of Summer
10am – 10pm. Pup parade and costume contest at 11am, free painting sessions, misting stations, and pup pools to help you stay cool.
16 Movies in the Park at Tybee Island Main Street – Despicable Me 2
Pack up the picnic basket and bring the family out for a movie in the park. Despicable Me 2 will be shown on the side of the gym beginning at dark.
24 Tybee Floatilla
“Will Float for Friends”
2pm. With the dog days of Summer upon us, what better way to cool off than a leisurely float down the rivers of Tybee Island by inner tube? Begin at Alley III and end at The Crab Shack. $30 and proceeds benefit the Fresh Air Home.
25 Free Admission at
Bring the family for a day at Fort Pulaski. For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against oversees enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. Tour the Fort and learn how the siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.
30 7th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest
1pm – 5pm. The cool rich flavor of amazing Craft Brews lifts your spirits as you take in
Savannah’s skyline across the River. Showcasing unlimited two-ounce samplings of craft beers from around the world combined with great food, beer seminars, mixology garden, cider garden, and music.
31 Labor Day Beach Bash on
Enjoy the ocean breezes as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Featuring Live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Folks can enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the island. The fireworks will blast off around 9:15 p.m. http://visittybee.com/events/?event_id=63