21 Jan 2022
Spring is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the many squares and parks that provide respite and green space throughout Savannah’s Historic District.
An offering of unique events adds to the activities that make the squares magnificent destinations.
Bring a blanket or camp chair to enjoy Phil the Squares with Song on March 13 in Chippewa Square. The one-hour concert, presented by the Savannah Philharmonic, features members of the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, a community-based, auditioned ensemble that regularly performs with the Orchestra and in chorus-only concerts. No ticket is required for this free concert, and everyone is welcome. Chippewa Square at 17 W. McDonough St., makes a wonderful venue.
Are you a painter who delves into oils, acrylics, watercolors, or pastels? Paint Out Savannah on March 24-26 has participants exploring the river bluff, serene squares, and historical landmarks in a judged art competition. Registration takes place at the Jepson Center for the Arts, then check-in at Ellis Square to get canvases and paper stamped.
If art doesn’t float your boat, no worries. The Savannah Boat Show takes place during the same weekend, March 25-27, at the Savannah Convention Center. Now in its 20th year, the Savannah Boat Show takes place on Hutchinson Island, overlooking the Savannah River. The show primarily showcases powerboats, but there are also fishing experts on-hand for seminars and demonstrations, along with other maritime displays and exhibits. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 4-12; $8 for seniors and military. Or get a two-day pass for $15.
Or just veg out at the Savannah Veg Fest, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at the Forsyth Park Band Shell, 699 Drayton St. The event features expert doctors, researchers, and activists to discuss timely topics such as health, diet, animal welfare, and the environment. Live music is a perfect companion to a day at our Veg Fest. Exhibitors showcase the benefits of an eco-friendly, plant-based lifestyle including animal rescues, non-profits, food, and much more.
Of course, you can choose any spring day to bring a blanket and picnic basket to one of Savannah’s lovely squares. Book a stay in one of our properties that face a square, such as the four-bedroom Washington Square Manor, one-bedroom Tiny House on Greene Square or the two-bedroom 220 E State at Forsyth Park.