Friday, August 3, 2012

Savannah's Gay Pride Festival Offers GLBT-Friendly Fun

Sometimes you find what you least expect, even in Savannah.  While the city is known for its history, natural beauty, and southern traditions, we have some more colorful events that happen each year.  On September 8, 2012, The Hostess City of the South, and our Romantic Inns, will welcome members, family, and friends of the LGBT community to historic Forsyth Park during the annual Gay Pride Festival.

Now in its 13th year, the event has evolved from its initial 2000-person attendance into one of the largest in the state.  Second only to Atlanta, the Savannah festival now sees over 10,000 people attend each year!

The Festival offers vendors, food, a family area plenty of fun kids' activities, some amazing live performances, and more.  Performers during the show include Liquid Ginger, Foxx Cabaret, Spykey van Dykey, Vida DeVoid's Burlesque Show, and many more!  Club One hosts the pre- and post-parties on both Friday and Saturday nights.  Lady Chablis will be at Club One on Friday.  Area businesses also join in, hosting events and gatherings throughout the entire weekend.

To keep areas around the park as traffic-free as possible, free parking and shuttle service are offered at the old Sears building at Henry and Bull streets.  There is a $5 admission fee to the Festival, which runs from 11:30 am to 10pm.

Visitors to Savannah from all walks of life are also fascinated with the Festival, and we receive guests from diverse backgrounds during this weekend.  When you stay, you can choose to attend the Forsyth Park celebrations, or you can stick to other areas of town with less activity.  Forsyth Park is central to many of our member inns, and just a short walk from others.  Interested in the Festival?  Choose a B and B in the southern part of the Historic District that is closer to the Park for easy walking access.  Interested in seeing the rest of the city?  Choose one of our member inns to the north, closer to River Street and the Riverfront.

No matter what you choose to do in Savannah, we welcome you to our homes as our guests.  So choose a room at one of our beautiful inns as a perfect lodging option for a relaxing Georgia vacation!

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