Celebrate July 4th Weekend in Savannah

As the Savannah summer heat arrives, it’s time to embark on planning your 4th of July festivities, whether you’re a first-time Savannah resident or a seasoned local. With its captivating history, lively culture, and breathtaking waterfront, Savannah and the surrounding areas present an array of events and engaging activities to ensure an extraordinary Independence Day. Get ready for a day, or a weekend brimming with amusement, dazzling fireworks, and indelible moments- whatever your style!

If you’re not in the mood for a Savannah celebration, the local neighborhoods nearby have fun plans as well! Statesboro is hosting it’s annual Firecracker Fest on July 1st from 5p-10p in downtown Statesboro, complete with games, food, drinks and a fireworks show!

Rincon will be holding their Freedom Rings Celebration on July 1st from  6p-10p, full of food, parades, fun and a fireworks show! Richmond Hill also has a 4th of July Celebration on July 1st from 4p-10p at J.F. Gregory Park, where they will have a live concert from The Swinging Medallions, vendors, food and a fireworks show.

If you are looking for a coastal celebration, Hilton Head Island is having their HarbourFest 4th of July Fireworks in Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island on July 4th from 6p-9p where you can enjoy fun for the entire family and a wonderful fireworks show.

But if you are going to be in Savannah, you have unlimited options:

Have Yourself a River Street Celebration

Kick off your 4th of July festivities at the iconic River Street, where the heart of Savannah comes alive with energy and excitement. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks as you stroll along the cobblestone streets. The riverfront’s lively atmosphere sets the stage for a memorable evening with family and friends.

If you are looking for something for the whole family, Plant Riverside District will be hosting their Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Celebration June 30th- July 4th!


Join in on the Fireworks Extravaganza

No Independence Day celebration is complete without a dazzling fireworks display, Savannah is pulling out all the stops on July 4th from  6p-10p for their show. Head to the Savannah Riverfront or find a cozy spot along the riverbanks to witness the mesmerizing spectacle lighting up the night sky. The vibrant bursts of color will leave you in awe and create an enchanting backdrop for your 4th of July celebrations.

Have a Picnic in Forsyth Park

Escape the bustle of the city and bask in the beauty of Forsyth Park—a lush, green oasis in the heart of Savannah. Pack a delicious picnic filled with your favorite snacks and find the perfect spot under the shade of the park’s magnificent oak trees. Engage in friendly games, enjoy live music, and soak up the festive ambiance with loved ones.

Take a Walking or Trolley Tour 

 Embark on a journey through time with a Historic Savannah trolley or walking tour. Learn about the city’s storied past, architectural marvels, and notable landmarks from knowledgeable guides. The trolley ride offers a unique perspective, allowing you to take in the charm of Savannah while immersing yourself in its rich history.

Tybee Island Beach Day + Fireworks Show

Escape to the nearby shores of Tybee Island for a sun-soaked day of beachside bliss. Soak up the sun, take refreshing dips in the ocean, and indulge in seaside picnics with family and friends. As dusk approaches, settle in the sand to witness the infamous Tybee Island fireworks display that will light up the night sky from 9:15p until 10p, adding an extra touch of magic to your beachside celebration

Take a Savannah 4th of July Riverboat Cruise

Step aboard a majestic riverboat and embark on a memorable 4th of July cruise along the scenic Savannah River. Marvel at the stunning views of the city’s skyline and waterfront as you enjoy live music, delicious food, and festive drinks. Dance the night away, savoring the joyous atmosphere and sizzling fireworks illuminating the sky above.