Posted on January 28, 2015 by Andrea Six
There’s nothing quite like Valentine’s Day in Savannah. With so many romantic settings all over Savannah, it might be hard to choose just where to take your sweetheart or what to do for Valentine’s Day, but no fear we’ve put together a list of some of the best places to spend 2015 Valentine’s Day in Savannah. And these aren’t just your typical specials at restaurants in Savannah; they’re all kinds of fun events around the city.
Go see “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” at the Savannah Theatre
There’s no better time to see this special music than on Valentine’s Day in Savannah.
The Savannah Theatre is showing the comedic musical that takes everything you secretly thought about dating and relationships and putting it up on stage. In a series of vignettes, the cast will sing through first dates, marriage, babies, in-laws and the injustice of long lines for the ladies room.
There are only four showings of this musical – Friday, February 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 14 at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $37 for adults and $18 for kids. For more information about tickets and showtimes, call the theatre box office at (912) 233-7764.
Go to Southbound Brewing Company and see Les Racquet
Saturday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Any beer or music lovers should head over to Southbound Brewing Company for a night of sweets, music and beer tastings. Not only is the Brooklyn-born Les Racquet, a jazz-infused indie rock band, taking the stage at Southbound Brewing Company, but they’re also releasing Les Racquet Imperial, a special brown ale infused with cocoa nibs, designed and brewed by the band themselves with Southbound’s help.
“It’s going to be a great event,” said Brian Stafford, owner of Stafford Promotions. “For $30 you really cannot beat it. It’s better than going out and spending $100 on crappy food.”
River Streets Sweets will be on the scene with all kinds of chocolate goodies, available for $1, with proceeds benefiting the Tybee Post Theater. And there’s even a party bus available for guests who want to attend the after party at Barrelhouse South, where The Accomplices will take the stage.
There are three ticket options available for this event: $30 per person, which gets guests into the concert as well as a commemorative pint glass from Southbound and free beer samples, $60 per person, which also gets guests round-trip transportation on the party bus to Barrelhouse South in addition to concert access, a pint glass and Southbound’s beer samples, or the $100 VIP ticket deal, which, in addition to everything mentioned, also gets guests a reserved front row table at Barrelhouse South (there’s only 10 of them!).
The Les Racquet meet and greet is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., with live music until 11 p.m., when the after party starts with The Accomplices at Barrelhouse South, which runs until 2 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.staffordpromotions.com/savannahevents.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Street Party and Parade on Tybee Island
Go to the beach on Tybee for the morning, then head over to the Mardi Gras Street Party while you get ready for the parade at 2 p.m. This annual street party kicks off at noon at the Tybrisa round-about with live music starting at 12:30 p.m. by the local Christy Allen Band band.
And everyone knows a Mardi Gras party can’t be complete without Cajun food! All kinds of delicious New Orleans-inspired dishes, like Cajun gumbo and crawfish, will be available in a food tent at the party. And yes, beer will also be available at the beverage tent.
The festive, family-friendly Mardi Gras parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park. All kinds of green, purple and gold floats will travel down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa, throwing beaded necklaces and candy to kids as they go by.
Don’t forget to dress up for this fun event because there will be a costume contest and the winners will be announced at the end of the parade and crowned the 2015 Mardi Gras Tybee King and Queen, who will then host a street dance with live music by a Zydeco band. For more information, go to mardigrastybee.com.
Stop by The Roastery Cafe at Savannah Coffee Roasters for some sweets
Savannah Coffee Roasters’ Roastery Café is turning to the dark side for Valentine’s Day, with all things chocolate. Truffles, parfaits, cheesecake, macaroons, croissants, cupcakes, brownies, strawberries, eclairs and ganache are some of the chocolate delights Valentine’s Day guests will find. And you can’t forget all of the mochas and hot chocolate drinks they offer as well.
They are launching their Libertea High Tea, so guests can come sit and enjoy their chocolate specialties. Their introductory price of $20 offers 3 tiers of delights and reservations are essential, because they have limited seating. For more information, go to savannahcoffee.com or call (912) 352-2994.
Renew your vows in City Market
Saturday, February 14
What better place or time to remind your spouse of how much you love them, than in the City Market courtyard in Savannah on Valentine’s Day?
Reverend William Hester will be on the scene so couples can renew their vows on this love-filled day. Shops in City Market are even participating, by donating all kinds of items so couples can be gifted with presents on their special day. But not just anyone gets these goodies. It’s only couples that have been married the longest or that have the most children will be given a little surprise.
For more information, contact [email protected].
Get married in the Davenport House Garden
Saturday, February 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Not married yet? That’s okay because you can bring that special someone over to the beautiful Davenport House Garden and tie the knot. A local judge will be there to officiate and ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes. It’s a good idea to confirm reservations, because this event tends to sell out. And to thank the Davenport House, there’s a $100 donation to the museum.
For more information, call (912) 236-8097.
Go on a romantic date on the Savannah River
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day in Savannah than on the famous Savannah River? Every year the Savannah Riverboat Cruises invite couples to do a little something special for Valentine’s Day and go on a dinner cruise down the Savannah River. For $169 on Friday and $189 on Saturday, couples get a two-hour cruise with a premium buffet dinner, a bottle of wine or champagne and a fresh-cut rose bouquet.
This year’s menu features a Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with a zesty Horseradish Cocktail Sauce, Roasted New York Strip Loin rubbed with Black Truffle Compound Butter and Spinach & Walnut Ravioli with a Sun Dried Tomato infused Cream Sauce, as well as a Red Grouper Filets, Roasted Game Hens in a Marsala Reduction with Button Mushrooms and Pearl Onions, Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise Sauce (gluten-free) and Herbed Gratin Potatoes with Smoked Gouda Cheese. And on a special night like this, no one should forget dessert. A Chocolate Coated Waffle Blossom filled with a Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Berries & Raspberry Sauce will be available for all the guests.
There will be live entertainment and dancing, so be sure to bring your best dancing shoes. Boarding starts at 6 p.m., the boat departs at 7 and returns at 9 p.m. Reservations are required; to make them go to savannahriverboat.com.
And if you get there a little or early, be sure to walk down by the river and check out some of the monuments on River Street.
Dress up for the Trustees Gala at the Hyatt Regency on River Street
Saturday, February 14 from 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Get all spruced up and spend a night out on the town at the Georgia Historical Society’s Trustees Gala. Every year, all kinds of local, state and national leaders gather together to enjoy an evening together celebrating some of great things that Georgia has accomplished and end the Georgia History Festival with a bang.
This year the trustees are Alana Smith Shepherd, the co-founder of Shepherd Center in Atlanta and Paula S. Wallace, the co-founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Reservations are required to attend this formal event at the Hyatt Regency on River Street and can be purchased at georgiahistory.com/gala.
For more information about other events in Savannah, go to our event calendar.