Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events June 2-5

Jun 2, 2016

Tanya Milton, vice president of the Savannah Tribune, and Marcia Banes, events editor of South Magazine, offer up some ways to have fun in the Savannah area this weekend.


  Marcia’s picks:

-The Savannah Bananas kick off their inaugural season at Grayson Stadium this weekend. The home opener Thursday is already sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ticket-holders, the team is advising you get there early to park. But they play again Friday, and tickets are still available (but going fast). Thursday and Friday, gates at 6 p.m., game at 7 p.m.; $9.


-Soak up the lovely summer weather (before it gets TOO hot) at the William Jay Society of Telfair Museums’ garden party, Thursday at the Owens-Thomas House. Enjoy an evening of tasty food and drinks as well as raffles, a silent auction and tours. The party will continue afterward at 17hundred90. Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; free for members, $10 for non-members.


-Kick off June the artsy way with the First Friday Art March. Check out openings and new exhibits at many of Savannah’s galleries, and take advantage of the free trolley to transport you along the route. Starland Cafe will be open throughout as well. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; free.


Tanya’s picks:


-Enjoy the classic combination of great music and great food at the Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival, Friday and Saturday on River St. Barbecue vendors will fill up Rousakis Plaza while musicians like Danielle Hicks, Cory Chambers Jazz Band and Bottles & Cans play on the stage. Enjoy First Friday Fireworks on Friday evening as well. Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; free.


-Take in some music under the stars with SCAD’s annual New Alumni concert on Friday in Forsyth Park. Moon Taxi and the Dirty Heads will set a summery mood with their laid-back sounds. Commencement is Saturday at the Civic Center. Friday, 7 p.m.; free.

-Food trucks could soon be a regular fixture in Savannah, but this weekend brings a brief preview: the food truck festival, Sunday in Emmet Park. Taste food from a wide variety of vendors, including vegan options, and enjoy live music, yoga, cornhole and more. Sunday, 12-6 p.m.; free admission.