Brews, Fireworks and Rock ‘n’ Roll Collide This Weekend
November’s First Friday and Saturday are full of fun activities that will have the streets filled with laughter, love and loads of memories, and they’re all just a few steps away from River Street Inn.
Before the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon kicks off on Saturday morning, runners can cross the Savannah River for the Health & Fitness expo at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, which lasts from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Just head out to the City Hall Landing on River Street and wait for the Savannah Belle Ferry to get a free ride to Hutchinson Island.
On Friday night, the Savannah Waterfront Association is kicking off the weekend with Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah for a free one-hour class at Rousakis Plaza. Shelley Lowther will lead the yoga class, which starts at 8:15 p.m. and ends right before the spectacular First Friday Fireworks dance over the Savannah River at 9:15 p.m.
But don’t stay out too late because you’ll definitely want to get up and see the fire start to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon at 7 a.m., just one block away from us, outside of City Hall at Bay and Bull Streets. Runners will proceed west (towards the Talmadge Bridge) on their route, which will feature bands set up about every other mile. In addition to a 26.2 mile marathon, there is also a half marathon, relay, 5k, one mile and a Savannah Kids Rock. The races will take runners through the Historic District and even venturing outside of it, before they final end at Forsyth Park, where a free concert by Rascal Flatts will ensue at 11 a.m. after the awards ceremony at 10:45 a.m.
After the races, head back over to River Street, because from 2-6 p.m. craft brews will take over during the Hopped Up on Georgia Brews tasting event. In addition to the 25 craft breweries that will be in attendance, there will also be eight food trucks serving delicious meals, including Chazito’s Latin Cuisine, Lowcountry Rocks Lobster, Savannah Street Eats, 520 wings, Ragin Cajun Food Truck, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub, Groovy Dudes and Popz n Lemonade. While everyone is enjoying tasty treats, there will be live music and brew talks up on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage. A VIP pass to Hopped up on Georgia Brews is $40 and all-inclusive with free beer tastings, brewery talks, and a souvenir pilsner tasting glass.