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. To have your event considered for this list, email See the full list of events in Do’s Big Calendar.

Want to find more fun? Check out Do Savannah’s Fall Events Guide.


Oct. 4-7

Tybee Pirate Festival: 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 6, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 7; Tybee Island; $12-$15, kids 12 and younger free, Buccaneer’s Ball is $50; The annual island celebration brings the Pirate Victory Parade, carnival, Quiet Riot concert at 9 p.m. Saturday and more. Full story here.


Oct. 5

First Friday in Starland: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5; Starland District and Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.; free, all ages; Enjoy exhibit receptions, open studios, street fair and more. Read more about the “Rule of Four” local photography showcase here.


Oct. 5-7

Savannah Waterfront Association’s 35th annual Oktoberfest: 4-11 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7; Wiener Dog Races are 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6; River Street, Rousakis Plaza and Morrell Park; free admission, race registration $25 at Enjoy German brews and food, keg rolling races and the annual dog races. Full story here.


Oct. 6

Savannah Brunch Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6; Grand Prize of America Avenue, Hutchinson Island; admission $15; food items $3 each (cash only), Bloody Marys and mimosas for sale; 21 and older; Enjoy brunch-inspired bites and drinks. Portion of proceeds goes to St. Joseph’s/Candler. Full story here.


Oct. 6

18th annual Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6; J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill; free admission, cost varies for games, face painting, pumpkins, mums, fall decorations, baked goods. Richmond Hill Garden Club event. Learn more on Facebook.