20 Feb 2022
April brings warm weather, long days, and blooming flowers to Savannah. There are several events in April that make a great excuse to visit for a long weekend.
1. Publix Savannah Women's Half & 5K
Get your running shoes ready as the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K takes place on April 2. Run 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and magnificent city squares in the race that finishes at Forsyth Park. Or take part in the 5K. It’s a wonderful event for a girlfriends’ weekend.
2. Walking Tour
Take a deep dive into the city’s rich history with an Early Bird’s Walking Tour: Discovering 1820s Savannah, held each Saturday in April. The walks begin at 8 a.m. from the Davenport House Museum. Plan to spend about two hours on the 2.7-mile tour. The cost is $21 plus tax. While reservations are appreciated, walk-ins are welcome.
3. Full Moon Hike
For a unique experience, take a Full Moon Hike at Wormsloe Historic Site on April 15. Hikers get a rare view of the sunset over Moon River while exploring the maritime forest. Bring a flashlight for this two-hour, three-mile hike. The cost is $7-$15. Call the Park office at 912-353-3023 to purchase tickets prior to the event. Another unusual event at the state park is Women Takeover Wormsloe on April 23, which celebrates the lives and skills of women in early Georgia.
4. Garden Club Tour
Springtime means Home and Garden tours, with a couple of notable ones set in Savannah. The Ardsley Park Garden Club Tour of Homes and Gardens on April 9 is a self-guided walking tour of some of this district’s most spectacular properties. Headquarters is located in Kavanaugh Park with a tent, check-in, restroom, and information booth. Tickets are sold by time slot. Or get your tickets (early) for the North of Gaston Street Tour of Hidden Gardens on April 22-23. Explore some of the Historic District’s hidden gems. Pick up tickets and map at the Green-Meldrim House, then visit gardens in any order you wish, from 10-4 each day.
5. Sidewalk Arts Festival
The Sidewalk Arts Festival in Forsyth Park on April 22-24 celebrates a four-decade-old tradition, exhibiting works by Savannah College of Art & Design students. Come watch student artists turn a sidewalk canvas into works of art with colored chalk. The sidewalk around Forsyth Park comes alive with beautiful colors, shapes, and stories the artists want to tell. It’s an event the entire family will enjoy.
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