The Top 5 features a variety of Savannah’s best arts, music, theater and community events. We aim to include something for all ages and income levels each week. If you have an event coming up you’d like to be considered for this list, email See the full list of events at

June 1-5

Live Oak Public Libraries Summer Reading Program kick-off parties: June 1-5; times and locations vary; full schedule at Music, science, storytelling and more with special guest entertainers. Also find info on Summer Feeding Programs with America’s Second Harvest.


June 1

First Fridays in Starland: 6-9 p.m. June 1; free; sulfurstudiosorg. This month’s First Friday festivities include Sulfur’s Summer Street Fair, an exhibit by SCAD photography students, community coloring book project, artist studio tours, vendors, food trucks and more.


June 1-3

River Street Seafood Festival: June 1-3; Morrell Park and Rousakis Plaza; Enjoy fresh local seafood, brews and live music, plus art classes and a kids zone. SweetWater’s beer garden features limited-edition Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner.


June 3

Blooming From Our Roots Garden Party: 6-7:30 p.m. June 3; Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.; free; King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation membership drive features hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and preview of W.W. Law photo exhibit.


June 4

Artist lecture: 6 p.m. June 4; Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.; free for members, $8 for non-members; RSVP at Photographer Sheila Pree Bright will speak in conjunction with the exhibition “Complex Uncertainties.” Read more in Do's interview with Bright here.