Don't Miss the South's Greatest Events of 2017
From fêtes to fests, the Hostess City is known for throwing quite a party. In a place where arts and culture abound, it comes as no surprise that these soirees are as sophisticated and charming as Savannah itself.
Georgia Historical Society’s Trustees Gala (February 18)
This premiere annual event brings together some of the biggest local, state and national leaders for an elegant and much-anticipated evening of celebration. This year’s fête will recognize Georgia’s legendary innovation with the theme “Just My Imagination.” Honor the state’s greatest inventors and visionaries with an evening of dinner, dancing and lively conversation at this can’t-miss black tie event. Where and When: 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Tickets: GHS members, $275; Non-members: $350. More information at georgiahistory.com. Why it made the list: This gala is the oldest and most well-attended parties in the city.
DineSouth (mid October)
South magazine’s own dining and lifestyle event hosts some of the best Southern chefs, bartenders and restaurants for an evening of culinary magic. Feast on the city’s most delicious food and libations as you mingle with locals and the South magazine team. Entertainment and photo ops are plentiful, so don your best attire and get ready to experience everything that makes the South the best place on Earth. Tickets sell out quickly, so act fast! Where: Savannah Station. For tickets, information on becoming a vendor, and more details, visit dinesouth.com. Why it made the list: DineSouth is one of the most eccentric celebrations in Savannah.
SCAD Annual Fashion Show (May 20)
There’s no shortage of panache when it comes to the annual fashion gala hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Hundreds of graduating seniors compete for precious few slots in one of the country’s chicest fashion events. Student work is selected through a juried process and the industry’s top professionals critique each piece from initial sketches to final garments before a runway presentation of the highest caliber designs. When: 8:00 p.m. For ticket pricing and information, visit scad.edu/event. Why it made the list: It’s your first look at next season’s biggest fashions.