Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah, Coastal Events June 6-9

Jun 6, 2019

Don't let the rainy weekend get you down — there's a lot you can do in Savannah to beat the bad weather blues. Do Savannah editor Joshua Peacock has your guide. 


Joshua's picks: 

  • Join Sulfur Studios for First Fridays in Starland from 6 to 9 p.m. and enjoy an evening packed with open artist studios, including artwork by Jeremiah Jossim and Jennifer Lee Hallsey. The Sulfur Studios Street Fair will also be happening, featuring the Dark Shark - Taco Attack food truck. Admission is free.
  • Help pay it forward by attending the third annual House of Strut Kids Fashion Bootcamp Runway Show. House of Strut's fashion bootcamps teach the younger generation about fashion. Campers will have created their own personal looks they'll display Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Celebrate African American history at Juneteenth Free Family Day, held at the Jepson Center for the Arts. The day will be filled with storytelling and demonstrations that highlight African American and Gullah Geechee culture and history in the coastal Georgia region. The event runs Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.; admission is free.
  • See who's making what at the DeSoto Street Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will feature locally made products from vendors and small businesses. Also to be enjoyed is live music, the Dark Shark - Taco Attack food truck and brews from Two Tides Brewing Company. Admission is free.
  • Hear live music by Passafire and Zach Deputy at Club Elan Saturday. Both acts birthed in Savannah, Passafire has built a strong reputation within the U.S. reggae scene while Deputy presents his unique, blended sound through a different set each time. The show runs 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.; general admission tickets (18+ only) are $20 and VIP tickets (21+ only) run at $30. 
  • Get your gamer on at the Savannah Mega Comic Con June 8 and 9. They will have all things comic book- and super hero-related, vintage and modern toys, cosplay, wrestling stars and panels. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Two options for tickets: $15 for adults one day and kids 12 and under free, or $25 for two-day passes and kids 12 and under free both days.
  • Support efforts of sexual assault organizations at the Still Not Asking For It FLASH Day at Riverside Tattoo Parlor. It's a global annual fundraising event during which tattoo shops will come together to host events and direct the proceeds towards organizations working toward rape recovery, prevention and justice for sexual assault survivors. The fundraiser runs from 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free but donations are preferred.