Tybee Island Wine Festival Grand Tasting


A sold out crowd of food and wine enthusiasts joined in the fun at the Tybee Wine Festival Grand Wine Tasting on April 22nd, to benefit the Tybee Post Theater.  The beautiful Spring afternoon set the perfect backdrop against the historic grounds of the Tybee Island Lighthouse where guests enjoyed live music on the festival stage, a silent auction and sample tastings from more than one hundred international wines and food from favorite local area restaurants.  

Photos by Casey Hauser


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Events Calendar

  • Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

    Feb 20, 2017
    11:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hilton Head Island

    The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, presented by Publix, is bringing an expanded week of culinary and beverage activities to Hilton Head...

  • Local Nonprofit Organizations Invited to Apply for Enmarket Encourage Health Series 2017 Grant Donations

    Feb 01, 2017
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational...

  • A State of Innovation: The Founding

    Feb 01, 2017
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Georgia Historical Society

    Visit the Georgia Historical Society Research Center during regular business hours, February 1 through 28, to see “A State of Innovation: The...

  • Girls Night Out: “A Streetcar Named Desire”

    Feb 23, 2017
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    We’re all things NOLA this week! So, gals, make your way over to the Post for Elia Kazan’s steamy 1951 film classic, “A Streetcar Named...

  • Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

    Feb 06, 2017
    All Day @ Various venues in Amelia Island.

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  • Thomasville Antiques Show and Sale

    Feb 24, 2017
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Thomasville Exchange Club Fairgrounds

    The Thomasville Antiques Show Committee is pleased to present thirty of the country’s most prestigious dealers who will offer the opportunity to...

  • Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Pancake Breakfast

    Feb 25, 2017
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church

    The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island announces the annual Pancake Breakfast to be held Saturday, February 25. From 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., at Skidaway...

  • A-Town Get Down Festival Countdown Kickoff at Service Brewing

    Feb 25, 2017
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Service Brewing

    Join A-Town Get Down on February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Service Brewing as they kick-off the one-month countdown to the 2017...

  • The Fabulous Krewe of Equinox Mardi Gras

    Feb 25, 2017
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    We turn the Type Post Theater into NOLA for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember! The nationally acclaimed big band, The Fabulous Equinox...

  • Rockin' Road To Dublin

    Feb 26, 2017
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Warner Theatre

    Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin' Road To Dublin is coming to Savannah on their 2017 national tour! Come see the show that Irish...

  • Collin's Barefoot Comedy Club

    Feb 26, 2017
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    National headline comedian Collin Moulton's monthly stand-up comedy show always features his own brand of hilarious and family-friendly comedy, a...

  • Thomasville Entertainment Foundation Presents Apollo’s Fire

    Feb 28, 2017
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Thomasville Center for the Arts

    Sorrell’s celebrated Cleveland Baroque Orchestra sets the stage aflame with a lively evening of music Bach and his friends might have played...

  • Becoming a Camera Ready Vendor

    Mar 03, 2017
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Savannah Tech

    Selling Your Services and Products to Film and TV Productions in the Savannah Area The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, a...

  • From the Hand Exhibition

    Mar 03, 2017
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Welmont

    From the Hand   Welmont is pleased to announce From the Hand, a group exhibition featuring the work of five local artists on March 3rd- 4th,...

  • 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons Tournament

    Mar 04, 2017
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Savannah Country Day School

    The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4th, 2017 at Savannah Country Day School...

  • Foundation for Educational Excellence’s Annual Jewels and Jeans Event

    Mar 04, 2017
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Country Club of Hilton Head

    The Beaufort County Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its annual “Jewels and Jeans” event on Saturday, March 4 from 6 to 9:30...

  • “Mark Twain and Mr. Clements, Tonight!”

    Mar 05, 2017
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    The Post Theater proudly presents the nationally acclaimed show "Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight."  This one-man show features some of...

  • Hilton Head Island’s Wine & Food Festival

    Mar 06, 2017
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Sea Pines Restort

    The Sea Pines Resort is the presenting sponsor and host site of the 32nd Annual Hilton Head Wine + Food Festival. The popular "Public...

  • Savannah Business Attorney Charles Bowen to speak about "The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos” at the SMART Luncheon March 7

    Mar 07, 2017
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Savannah Morning News

    Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group will speak on Tuesday, March 7 at the Savannah Area Chamber of...

  • An Evening With Devon Allman

    Mar 10, 2017
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    The Devon Allman Band takes to the Post stage with an exclusive show on their thrilling new Ride Or Die tour. Allman has walked many roads to earn...

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Scenes of the South

Jalapeños Grand Opening

There are Jalapeños Mexican Grills all over the Savannah and Pooler area, but now we have our very own right in our backyard! On Wednesday, February 22 Jalapeños celebrated the Grand Opening of their seventh location here in Downtown Savannah on Broughton Street. The staff rang in their new restaurant along with its crowd by cranking out $1 tacos and pouring $1 beers all night. Jalapeños is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine and has been voted Best Mexican Restaurant. Make sure to drop in at any one of their seven locations to enjoy the true taste of Mexico!

Color Vibe 5k

I hope you didn't miss out on on your chance to participate in the happiest 5k on the planet, but, if you did, check out the scenes gallery from this colorful event that is taking the country by color storm! Hundreds of happy souls came out to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center early in the morning on February 18 to upgrade their normal 5k to this technicolor 5k. Throughout the race runners were blasted with vibrant pigments at every color station along the course. You could feel the aura in the air; there was no question as to why this 5k claimed the name "The Happiest 5k on the Planet". Color Vibe is already selling tickets for their next race, so go to Color Vibe 5k Run to register today!

Soup It Up For Loop It Up Savannah

For almost a decade Loop It Up Savannah has been seamlessly weaving its way through the often hardened exterior of community driven public works projects, evolving into something more akin to a necessity than just a volunteer after school program. The Soup It Up for Loop It Up event on Friday February 17th, 2017 marks the first year of their signature fundraising event, in which local chefs competed for the title of the Golden Soup Bowl while generously raising funds to support Loop It Up Savannah’s programming for local youth and services to local families. “We have so many wonderful partnerships throughout the city that allow us to work with thousands of amazing children and families every year,” affirms Loop It Up's Molly Liberman. “Savannah has really embraced and supported us to grow into the organization we are proud to be --- through partnerships, volunteers and an amazingly generous base of donors.” Still, she persists, there is a lot of growing planned for Loop It Up in 2017. Liberman plans to extend programs into the City Of Savannah Community Centers as well as the Public Library. Adds Liberman, “We are also moving into a new space which will allow us to eventually offer onsite programming. Our goal is to deepen and widen our presence throughout the city. We believe that art and opportunity for bold self expression should be everywhere! Savannah is fortunate to have so many community centers and organizations, and we are proud to bring art into as many of them as we possibly can!”

Savannah Book Festival Opening Author's Party

The Savannah Book Festival Inc. (SBF) is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. The Savannah Book Festival is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a record number of 40 authors scheduled to attend this year's festival starting on Saturday, February 18, which is free and open to the public. Taking place in seven venues around Telfair, Chippewa and Wright Squares, over 10,000 people are estimated to come to hear these well-regarded authors and fascinating new writers talk about their books this year. The opening Authors Party on Friday night at Jenn Library was a private shindig with some of the prominent authors of this year's festival in attendance.

Hearts for Healing Gala 2017

To continue its incredible mission and also celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center hosted the Hearts for Healing Gala to raise money for its programming on Tuesday, February 14, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel on Tybee Island. A silent auction with an assortment of high-end items started off the Valentine’s Day evening and was followed by dinner and dancing to live music from the John Brackett Quartet. The Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, an incredible non-profit organization that was founded to improve the quality of children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses. Therapeutic riding courses and an equestrian program in partnership with local schools helps special needs children develop social and physical skills while having a great time too.

'Love the Wine You're With' February

South magazine and 39 Rue De Jean present a new, monthly power networking event that will take place the third Wednesday of each month. Free to attend, guests will enjoy $7 glasses of select regional wine and delicious passed appetizer's while networking and raising funds to benefit the featured charity of the month. Each month, a different local charity will offer a silent auction, raffle or fun game to help raise awareness and money, in addition, $1 from each glass of select wine purchased during the event will go to benefit the non-profit. (Happy hour prices are also available at the full bar.) Proceeds from the February event will benefit Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia - A positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade, who teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.

Georgia Day Parade February 2017

On Friday, February 10th, thousands of costumed local elementary school children marched behind student-made banners in commemoration of Georgia’s founding in 1733. This colorful parade of students, local dignitaries, costumed characters, musicians, and military color guard began at Forsyth Park and ended with a program in front of City Hall, where the mayor and other officials provided greetings and awards to be presented for the annual Banner Competition. This annual event is a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, and is hosted by the Georgia Historical Society and is free and open to the public.

May Howard Sweetheart Dance

On Friday, February 10th, students, parents, and families came out for the May Howard Sweetheart Dance. The Sweetheart Dance provides an opportunity for all parents and children to make a special Valentine memory together. Click below to see more from the fun-filled event.

Tequila's Town Cover Release Party in Sandfly

On Thursday, February 9th, guests came out to Sandlfy to celebrate with Tequila's Town CEO Temo Ortiz at the release of the company's first magazine cover feature in our very own South magazine! Temo was also featured in an exclusive interview in our latest February/March issue on stands now! The party started with 2$ Dos Equis drafts, BOGO margaritas and 2$ off Tequila's Town famous table side guacamole. The event took place at Tequila's Town Sandfly location at 7360 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA. The South magazine crew was there to show our support and provide magazine to guests at the opening.

Gray's Reef Film Festival Founders Party

The 2017 Gray's Reef Film Festival had an exclusive kick-off event on Thursday, February 2nd with a VIP Founders' Party at 24e Design Co. with food by Thrive Catering Savannah, delicious drinks offered by Savannah Distributing Co., and an exclusive audience of viewers that were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of what the festival has in store this year! The event offered a 3D experience for participants called 'Beyond 3D: Dive Our Amazing Reef Without Getting Wet!' that allowed viewers to step inside the reef and explore everything it has to offer. Donations made during the event benefit the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and all the amazing work that they do for our coast! Don't forget to attend the rest of the film festival on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th!