Event Cancellations in Savannah Due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted on October 5, 2016 by

Hurricane Matthew reached Savannah, Georgia on the evening of Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, bringing with it strong winds, rain and coastal flooding. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a State of Emergency in Georgia on Tuesday, October 4 and residents evacuated because of the threats posed. This and the relief efforts underway have caused organizers to cancel, postpone and reschedule several events in Savannah, including the following:

Tybee Island Pirate Fest CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 6-9
New date: Oct. 28-30
Updates at tybeeisland.com/pirates and on Facebook

“Thar be something brewin’ and announcements will be made as to the rescheduling of the event very soon. For the sailors, landlubbers, wenches, and buccaneers that have already spent their hard earned doubloons on rain or shine advanced tickets we plan on honoring yer tickets at a future event.”

Pup Crawl POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 6
New date: TBA
Updates on Facebook

First Friday Art March CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 7
Next date: Nov. 4
Updates on artrisesavannah.org

Dine South POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7
New date: Oct. 18
Contact info@southmag.com or go to dinesouth.com

Graveface Records 5th Anniversary Block Party POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7
New date: Nov. 1
Updates on Facebook

Daufuskie Island Rum & Strum Fest POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7-8
New date: Nov. 4-5
For more info, contact info@daufuskierum.com

Haitian Memorial Monument Celebration POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7-8
New date: Nov. 18-20
For more info, contact (786) 597-6100 or go to haitianhistory.org

Oktoberfest POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7-9
New date: Oct. 28-30
Updates on Facebook

“The Savannah Waterfront Association will be making a decision regarding Oktoberfest plans on Thursday, October 6th in the morning. If the festival is cancelled due to the hurricane it will be rescheduled for October 28th-30th. Please stay tuned for further updates.”

The Georgia Trust Rambles POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 7-9
New date: TBA
More info at georgiatrust.org

The Savannah Quill POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 8
New date: March 11, 2017
More info at savannahquill.com

Second Saturday Art Walk CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 8
Next date: Nov. 12
Updates on Facebook

Midnight Garden Ride POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 8
New date: Oct. 21
Updates on Facebook

Savannah Rails to Trails 24 Hour Runathon CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 8
Updates on Facebook

Savannah Food Truck Festival #2 POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 9
New date: Oct. 23
Updates on Facebook

Nutcracker Auditions POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 9
New date: Oct. 16
Updates: Haley Nelson at (803) 799-7605 or hnelson@email.sc.edu.

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s “Learners & Leaders” Series CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 13
Updates: Emily Doherty at Georgia Tech-Savannah, (912) 966-7913 or Emily.Doherty@pe.gatech.edu

18th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 14-16
Updates on Facebook

BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass POSTPONED

Original date: Oct. 15
New date: Nov. 20
Updates: Kara Ford, Abshire Public Relation, at (912) 659-2126/(912) 844-9549 or kara@abshirepr.com.

Centennial Series at Fort Pulaski CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Updates on nps.gov/fopu

From Drowning to Dysentery: A Deadly look at Fort Pulaski CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 21
Updates on nps.gov/fopu

Skidaway Marine Science Day CANCELLED

Original date: Oct. 22
Updates on marex.uga.edu