Upcoming Events & Programs

July - October


Telfair Museums


King Tisdell Cottage Foundation Beach

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation & Beach Institute 

Capturing the Soul: Portrait Photography from the W.W. Law Collection

May 2018 - January 2019, The Beach Institute African American Cultural Center 

Capturing the Soul: Portrait Photography from the W. W. Law Collection is on display at the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center at 502 East Harris Street now through January 2019. Featuring thirty portraits from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection, the exhibit highlights the evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. The images date from the 1870s through the 1990s, and document the lives of individuals both prominent and anonymous.

Lift Every Voice Savannah: Capturing the Soul

August 18, 12-4pm, The Beach Institute African American Cultural Center 

In celebration of Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Days, the Beach Institute, in partnership with the City of Savannah Municipal Archives will offer free admission to Capturing the Soul, where guests will discover portrait photography through the collection of Civil Rights leader and local historian W. W. Law. City of Savannah archivists will also share photographic collections documenting Savannah’s African American community, and present records tracing Savannah’s African American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I.



Ford Stage Image

Coastal Jazz Association 

Savannah Jazz Festival

September 23-29, 2018, various locations

The Savannah Jazz Festival is a free week-long program taking place in venues throughout the city, culminating in three days in Forsyth Park, and traditional ‘after-hours’ jam sessions around town. Visit http://savannahjazzfest.com for more information. 


Savannah Philharmonic

Picnic in the Park 

3pm, October 7, 2018, Forsyth Park 

Savannah’s largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park (PIP), attracts nearly 20,000 attendees to historic Forsyth Park each October to share in the camaraderie. Free and open to the public, this event is a true collaboration with the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, local colleges, and several corporate and community partners, as well as the 3rd ID and veteran groups.

Picnic in the Park not only gives Savannah Philharmonic the opportunity to share world-class music to a wide-range of citizens, it also enables us, in partnership with local schools and colleges, to give students the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment. In addition, the U.S. Army Band performs with the presentation of the US Color Guard and Salute Battalion. The combined performances and experiences will create a festive atmosphere aimed at generating social solidarity all while exposing a diverse audience to positive impacts of quality music.