Labor Day is almost here, and it’s a time to celebrate your hard work. There’s so much to do in Savannah, so take the long weekend to taste all the foods, soak in the fellowship, shop ‘til you drop, and raise a glass to your favorite college football team!
September in Savannah is still classified as the heatwave of the Summer. This year, we’re expecting rain… and lots of it (thanks to Hurricane Dorian). But there’s still plenty to do, without letting the rain dampen all the fun. Cora Bett Thomas and her team have compiled a list of their favorite must-do’s this Labor Day weekend.
Starting with the Drinking Class Labor Day bar crawl!
Grab your friends and check out a dozen of Savannah’s favorite bars. Boomys, Rogue Water, The Escape Company, Hideaway Lounge, Tree House, Pour Larrys, Wild Wing Cafe, BarrelHouse South, PS Tavern, Bay Street Blues, 309 West on the River, Stafford’s Public House, and Savannah Smiles are all participating this year. They encourage you to deck out in all things white, thanks to the old fashion rule “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.”
If you’d rather not drink ‘til you drop, and prefer shopping ‘til you drop … Broughton Street is calling. From hip boutiques to popular chain stores, you are sure to find just what you’re looking for (and hopefully you’ll run into an end of Summer sale, while you’re there). Also wander over to City Market, which boasts antique shops, gift stores, and art galleries.
We hear Saturday is a big day for all those college football fans! At kick off, find your way to one of the many bars in town. Sorry Charlie’s is Savannah’s premier oyster bar. Stop by, check out the sleek new renovations, catch a game at the bar, and delve into their menu (which is a delicious mix of southern and the sea).
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If the rain holds off, pack a cooler and head to the beach! On Sunday, Tybee Island is throwing a Labor Day Beach Bash from 7-11pm. The Swingin’ Medallions will play and they’ll light up the night sky with a firework display. There is plenty of fun for the whole family.
Everyone needs a good excuse to spend the day relaxing, and Labor Day is one of those excuses. Grab a good book from E. Shaver Booksellers and curl up on your couch or porch swing to read all day. Here are a few classic rainy day reads that’ll keep you reading until the end: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and Broken Things by Lauren Oliver.