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May is a busy month in Savannah and Tybee Island, with an amazing array of activities that take advantage of gorgeous weather and spectacular sites.

Take in some amazing sand sculptures at the SCAD Sand Arts Festival on May 3 at Tybee Island. Students and alumni compete by creating amazing sculptures that dazzle spectators and judges. Put on the sunscreen and enjoy!

Mosey over to the City Market Art & Soul Music Festival from 2-8 p.m. May 4 at the Savannah City Market. The free event features art demonstrations, live music, and shopping specials. 


Also on May 4, the Savannah Scottish Games & Celtic Festival takes place at Bethesda Academy. Now in its 46th year, the games and fest feature Scottish clans and societies, pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic music, athletic events, sheep herding, children’s activities, and more. It is fun for the entire family. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for kids 11-17; and free for children 10 and under.  

The Tour de Art, Tybee’s first seasonal art market, takes over multiple locations on Tybee’s North End from noon to 5 p.m. on May 5. Galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants will have various artists on hand so visitors can check out their creations. 

Savannah Live is guaranteed to rock you with a two-hour variety show that features everything from pop to Broadway to Motown and more. Savannah Live is onstage at the Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Square, Tuesday through Saturday from April 9 to June 1. 

Superheroes, villains, and fan-favorite characters take over the Savannah Convention Center on May 11-12 for Savannah Comic Con. This is the 10th anniversary of the expo, which features cosplay, a car show, photo ops, video gaming, and more. 

Get your water pistols and prepare for the annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade, which rolls at 6:30 p.m. on May 17 along Butler Avenue. Billed as the “South’s largest water fight,” the parade has taken place since 1987, with floats soaking parade-goers with water as the crowd sprays right back. 

The Locals Savannah River Street Market series on May 17-19 features an Asian-Pacific Islanders Celebration. These family-friendly themed markets take place at Rousakis Plaza with live music, dancing, and cultural events. 

The Forsyth Farmers Market also takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday with vendors offering fresh produce, local honey, artisan dairy and cheeses, craft breads, and more. 

Make plans to enjoy some of the city’s events during your May stay.