Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stay A While! Spring and Summer in Savannah: Sightseeing, Cultural Events, Learning and Outdoor Sports 2016

Near Zeigler House Inn, Forsyth Park Fountain
is located in beautiful Savannah's
National Landmark Historic District.
Photo courtesy Explore Georgia.
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Why simply see Savannah from the outside only? Stay in Zeigler House Inn's beautifully restored historic home. Enjoy an elegant bed and breakfast stay, while enjoying the gentlefolks along one of America's most genteel and admired streets, Jones Street.

Featured on Wheel of Fortune®, Zeigler House Inn's bed and breakfast offers summer getaway rates and weekday deals on select dates during July and August 2016. Telephone 866-233-5307 or email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com 


After seeing SCAD's Trustees Theatre on Broughton Street and Lucas Theatre, just around the corner on Abercorn Street, take in classic films and music in the downtown historic theaters. Both are magnificently restored and updated with modern comforts. Click on the links to check events, April through July 2016. 

May: Discover 1820s Savannah by taking the Early Bird's Walking Tour: the Savannah Isaiah Knew, beginning from Davenport House Museum on Columbia Square. See what survives of 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016, at 8 a.m.

Cultural Events

Through October: At Jepson Center on Telfair Square, Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer photography exhibit, though October 2, 2016

May: Telfair Art Musuem, FREE admission, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for Family Day, May 7, 2016.

May - November: Savannah Live! and Rewind live musicals at the historic Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square.  Check dates: through November 20, 2016.
May: May 6th is Derby Day, a day to celebrate annually at Zeigler House Inn! This historic inn's Kentucky-born owner, Jackie Heinz, serves overnight guests her festive Kentucky Derby fare! #KentuckyDerby #SavannahGA
May: Seafood Festival on the Riverfront, May 6 - 7, 2016

May: SCAD Sand Arts Festival, Tybee Island - May 6, 2016 (north beach near Tybee Lighthouse)

May: Savannah Preservation Festival - May 5 - 7, 2016

May: Savannah Scottish Games - May 7, 2016

May: "Building the Jepson Center: The Works of Jack Leigh and Daniel E. Smith" through May 8, 2016.

May: The Art of Yoga in Jepson Center's Eckburg Atrium, Telfair Square, May 12, 2016. 

Through June 12: Cheers! at Telfair Museum on Telfair Square. From tea pots to punch bowls, explore the world of drinking in this fun exhibition dedicated to objects used for the consumption of tea, wine, coffee, punch, beer, cider, and chocolate. 

Not just on July 4th but year around
patriotism is evident in Savannah's
Landmark Historic District.
Photo © Sandy Traub. Used with permission.
June: 4th annual Savannah Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival on the Savannah waterfront, River Street's Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. June 3 - 4, 2016

June through August: Summer Cabaret Series at Lucas Theatre. 

June: The Art of Yoga (to music!) in Jepson Center's Eckburg Atrium, Telfair Square, June 23, 2016.

June: Opening of "Face to Face: American Portraits from the Permanent Collection" at Telfair Museum on Telfair Square.

July: 4th of July celebration and fireworks on the Savannah Waterfront, July 4, 2016

July: Independence Day Beach Fireworks, Tybee Island - July 3, 2016, Fireworks on the Pier

September: Savannah Jazz Festival is Sunday, September 18 through Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Learning Vacation

Through June 5: "Format No. 1: Interactive Sound Installation" by Foo/Skou at Jepson Center on Telfair Square. "Format No.1" consists of a black and white mural that creates a visual score, which visitors play using a custom iPhone app.

May: Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea at Davenport House Museum, Tea in the Garden. May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 4:15 p.m., May 19 (Sold out), 20, 26, 27, 2016, at 5 p.m. 

May: A Lunch and Learn event hosted by Downtown Garden Club of Savannah, featuring Ryan Gainey, an internationally known gardner "extraordinaire" and author of "The Gathered Garden". May 4 at The Marriott Riverfront Hotel.

Outdoor Sports 

May: EVP Beach Bum Open Volleyball on Tybee Island beach. May 7 - 8, 2016, Strand Avenue on south beach

May: Run "The Happiest 5K on the Planet" and get doused in color at The Color Run, May 21, 2016.  Savannah historic district.

June: JCB Mudfest charity event benefits The Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development, June 18, 2016

Check our blog's event calendar for more happenings in Savannah! Zeigler House Inn's Kentucky-born Jackie Heinz will share more unique things to do in Savannah -- one of the hallmark's of unique, true southern hospitality and southern ways in Savannah, Georgia USA. Come visit soon and often!


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.

Featured on "Wheel of Fortune", Zeigler House Inn was 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.

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