Monday, January 26, 2015

One Week or One Day Trip: Romantic Savannah Inns Offer Top 5 Reasons to Visit Savannah in February 2015

SAVANNAH Georgia --  Have you seen the beautiful Savannah historic district in February? The bed and breakfast innkeepers of Romantic Inns in Savannah are eager to introduce you to ways to get closer, immerse more into the local Savannah experience on topics and happenings that matter to you.

Camellias are in bloom in our
Savannah winter, adding
color and greenery even in February.
When making your reservation, each innkeeper will have more of their choice picks for things to do in Savannah and more Savannah GA points of interest based on your personal interests. If you're looking ahead, even to December 2015, the Romantic Inns' Savannah events calendar is a great source to check for entertainment.

Meanwhile celebrate heritage, life with avid book readers and authors, extraordinary love of food and wine, Grammy® and Academy Awards® in the hometown of winners, and music (weekdays and weekends) in Savannah -- Hostess City of the South!

1. Celebrate Heritage.  February is Greek-American Heritage Month, Black History Month, founding of the Georgia colony, and Mardi Gras.

  • February 1 - 21: Celebrate Black Heritage Festival in Savannah. The African-American heritage events will take place at various venues. Most offer free admission. 

  • February 12, 1773: The colony of Georgia was founded as a British settlement.  On that date James Edward Oglethorpe and more than 100 colonists unloaded their ship, the Anne, and settled in present day Savannah.  During the Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday, February 8, 2015, over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia will open their doors to the public free for free admission -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16: Mardi Gras 2015 ** 20-minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island celebrates Mardi Gras early on February 14, with a Mardi Gras Street Party, Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Any day savor one of the world's top-10 ice cream flavors at Leopold's Ice Cream shop, founded by three Greek immigrant brothers in a 1919. Today Hollywood executive producer Stratton and his wife Mary Leopold carry on the family tradition in Savannah.  

 2. Celebrate the extraordinary love of food and wine in Savannah. 

  • Saturday, February 14: Valentine's Day 2015. ** Wedding Vow Renewals in Savannah City Market. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, February 14 - 15. Join Chef Darin and Martha Hopkins for the Aphrodisiac #Cooking Class: "Love at First Bite" February 13 + 14; and/or "Brunch of Love" February 15! #Savannah
  • Tuesday, February 17: Shrove Tuesday 2015. Preparing for Lent at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Tybee Island, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Gumbo Supper is Tuesday, February 17th, 5:00 until 7:00 pm in the Church Mission Hall.
  • Wednesday, February 18: National Drink Wine Day (not to be confused with National Wine Day, May 25; National Scotch Day, July 27; National Gin Day, June 13, 2015; National Martini Day, June 19; National Tequila Day, July 24, 2015.)  It's Chocolate Month, too! For the great pairing of wine and chocolate we recommend Lulu's Chocolate Bar or The Olde Pink House.
  • Saturday, February 21: Fabulous "Art and Oysters" event at Pinpoint Heritage Museum, #Savannah, hosts Low Country artists Jonathan Green from from Beaufort, SouthCarolina.
  • Sunday, February 22: National Margarita Day. In Savannah GA, the 2014 Best New Restaurant, Best Mexican, and Best Margarita in the "Best of Savannah" awards from Connect Savannah went to Tequila's Town, downtown. Around the world and in Savannah, Georgia USA, the tequila, triple sec and lime drink is popular. 

3. Celebrate life with avid book readers and writers in Savannah. 
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
  • Monday, February 16: Presidents Day 2015 ** USA federal holiday ** During the 4-day weekend holiday, attend the 2015 Savannah Book Festival, held in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Historic District. Free admission to most events.  

4. Celebrate the Grammy Awards and Academy Awards® in the hometown of celebrity winners! 

    • Sunday, February 8: 57th Grammy Awards 2015. Local tidbit: Savannah native Johnny Mercer, a co-founder of Capitol Records, is a Grammy winner: 1962 Mercer and Henri Mancini won "Song of the Year" for "Moon River", and the composer and lyricist repeated for a 1964 "Song of the Year" Grammy with "Days of Wine and Roses". Visit Johnny Mercer's statue in Ellis Square, downtown Savannah and his grave in beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery. A memorial bench is in Johnson Square.
    • Sunday, February 22: 2015 Academy Awards®.  Winning Savannah natives may surprise you!
      1. Savannah native Charles Coburn won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "The More the Merrier" (1943).
      2. Diana Scarwid left Savannah for New York City when she was 17 to pursue acting. For her emotionally affecting portrayal of Louise in Richard Donner’s film Inside Moves she received an Academy Award® Nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
      3. Miriam Hopkins is Academy Award nominatee for film "Becky Sharp" (1935).
      4. Savannah-born Johnny Mercer won four Academy Awards on eighteen nominations for Best Original Song. "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1946) (music by Harry Warren) for The Harvey Girls; "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951) (music by Hoagy Carmichael) for Here Comes The Groom; "Moon River" (1961) (music by Henry Mancini) for Breakfast at Tiffany's; "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) (music by Henry Mancini) for Days of Wine and Roses. 
    Savannah native and co-founder of
    Capitol Records, Johnny Mercer is
    Grammy® and Academy Award®
    winner. Statue by Susie Chisholm
    is in Ellis Square, downtown Savanah.
    Photo: James Byous.

    5. Celebrate music in Savannah, where the first musical instruments arrived with Moravian missionaries (April 5, 1735). The missionaries played music at the burial of Yamacraw Indian chief Tomochichi and sold Georgia founder James E. Oglethorpe their musical instruments before departing to Pennsylvania.

    • Opening January 30, The Visual Blues Exhibit, Telfair Museum's Jepson Center on Telfair Square.  "The Visual Blues explores the rich interaction between the visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance and the wealth of blues and jazz music emanating from the Deep South and moving north." -- Telfair.org

    • Thursday, February 5, 2015: Harry Connick, Jr. concert at Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center.
    • Saturday, February 21, 2015: A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, noon to midnight at Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. Performances include Blind Boys of Alabama, Bloodkin, Daryl Hance, Omingnome, Jon Waits & Co., The Fragile Tomorrow,  Howard Paul, The Rough and Tumble, Jackson & Maggie, Rebecca Loebe, Walter Parks, Sam Pacetti,  Missionary Blues, Dope Sandwich, and lil' J.
       
    • Tuesday, February 24: 7:00 PM The Concordia Choir in Savannah, GA - Lutheran Church of the Ascension on Wright Square. "Plan to hear the 75-voice a cappella Concordia Choir conducted by guest conductor Michael Smith. Experience one of America's finest choirs seen nationwide on public television and heard in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Most recently the Choir performed and recorded with The King's Singers." 

    Get away soon in February 2015 and often any time of year to America's most beautiful city, richly celebrated as one of the most romantic cities in the world! Contact all of the Savannah Romantic Inns here.

    Copyright 2015 Romantic Inns of Savannah, Georgia USA 

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