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 interests each week. To have your event considered for this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savannah Camellia Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21-22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24; Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road; $5; coastalgacs.wildapricot.org. The 2019 Savannah Camellia Festival will kick off three days of flowery fun on Feb. 21, honoring the beautiful winter bloom. Garden tours, classes and a design face off dot the festival schedule, plus a sold out appearance by Vince Dooley and his wife Barbara.
Suess Fest: 10 am. Feb. 23; Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd.; $7.50; chsgeorgia.org/SCM. Celebrate a love of literacy and the importance it plays in our lives with Suess Fest. Whether you grab a book from our reading nook, the local library, or from a shelf in your home, associate reading with good times and imaginative adventure.
World of Illusion: Feb. 21-March 3; The Historic Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St.; $24-45; savannahtheatre.com, 912-233-7764. This blend of close-up magic, side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing grand illusions creates the “funniest family-friendly illusion show you’ll ever see.” Their 25 years of entertaining in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and around the world promises a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Mardi Gras Fur Ball: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 23; American Legion, Tybee Island; $30 at door, Seaside Sisters or 912-777-3289. IslandsFeralCatProject.org. A fundraiser to help the Islands Feral Cat Project will throw a Mardi Gras ball this year, replacing the annual Tybee Prom. The project caught 523 cats in 2018 and over 4,000 since inception.
Annual book sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24; The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, 311 Harris St.; The annual book sale will be held in the church’s fellowship hall, Rahn Hall, and is planned and executed by the church’s youth group. You will find used books of all genres as well as CDs, DVDs, and video games.