April 30: Savannah Philharmonic at Johnny Mercer Theatre, Chopin & Tchaikovsky, 7:30pm
April 30: Tybee Turtle Trot, 5k beach run / walk
May 5-7: Savannah Preservation Festival
May 6: SCAD Sand Arts Festival, Tybee Island
May 7: Jazz at the Beach with Savannah Philharmonic, 2 pm, 33 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island
May 7: Savannah Scottish Games
May 15: Fort Pulaski Centennial Series
June 4: SCAD Commencement
July 4: Independence Day Fireworks
July 30: At Tybee Post Theatre, Boppin’ Swingin’ Jazz with B-3 Hammond Dynamo Tony Monaco and Howard Paul Trio
August 14: Zydeco Summer Party with Chubby Carrier, 8p, historic Tybee Post Theatre
August 25-28: Fort Pulaski Free Entry Day, open 9a
September 4: Labor Day Beach Bash, Tybee Island Pier, music starts 7p
September 18-24: Savannah Jazz Festival
September 24: Fort Pulaski National Public Lands Day, volunteer 8a-noon; fee free day!
October 2: City of Savannah Picnic in the Park, Forsyth Park
October 6-7: Tybee Island's Pirates Fest
October 15: Fort Pulaski Free Entry Day, open 9a
October 22 - 29: Savannah Film Festival 2016
Zeigler House Inn
Built in 1856 for Solomon Zeigler -- a prosperous lumber merchant, prominent Savannah citizen and Salzburger* descendant -- the Italianate home is now an historic Savannah bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Savannah's National Landmark Historic District.
Original house features include beautiful heart of pine wood floors of the era, elegant ceiling medallions, 11 slate and wood fireplaces, and a dramatic heart of pine staircase embellished with a mahogany and walnut handrail.
Fully renovated in 2002, this romantic getaway inn on magnificent Jones Street affords stately Savannah bed and breakfast lodging with delicious cuisine (compliments of caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz, a southern 'steel magnolia' from Kentucky). With French-inspired decor -- a nod to Revolutionary hero, General Marquis de Lafayette -- , the 7 private suites and room afford Europe-meets-Savannah style comforts for a leisure trip and business travel. Each of private suites and rooms uniquely features a private kitchen or kitchenette, plus private bath.
* The first Salzburgers landed in Savannah, Georgia after a two months trip across the Atlantic Ocean to escape religious persecution in their native country of Salzburg, presently known as Austria. The industrious settlers built their religious Lutheran community in Ebenezer along the Savannah River near today's Rincon, Georgia.