Plant Riverside District to Host Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend
Free Family-Friendly Celebration to Feature Live Music, Cirque Performances, Mini Golf and More
Plant Riverside District will host the Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend from Friday, July 2 through Monday, July 5 to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. All family-friendly festivities, which are free and open to the public, will take place at The Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District, located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.
The four-day event at Plant Riverside District will offer free live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade as well as food and drink options for all ages. Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky directly across from Plant Riverside District on Sunday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
Open seating on the riverwalk will also be available for the inaugural Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade, with the official judging in Montgomery Park on Sunday, July 4 from 3-5 p.m. Presented by the Freedom Boat Club, a parade of more than 40 vessels decked out in red, white and blue decor will travel down the Savannah River to compete for prizes.
“We warmly welcome Savannah residents and visitors to join us at Plant Riverside District for a lively, fun-filled Fourth of July celebration that is sure to become a new family tradition,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We encourage everyone to enjoy the best views of the Independence Day fireworks show and the Freedom Floats Savannah July 4th Boat Parade at Plant Riverside District.”
Featured performers at Plant Riverside District’s Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend include Lyn Avenue on Friday, July 2 from 7-10 p.m.; The Talisman on Saturday, July 3 from 7-10 p.m.; and Dueling Pianos on Sunday, July 4 at 2 p.m., followed by the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra from 6-9:30 p.m.
Additional highlights include A Red, White & Blue Spectacular circus show featuring awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque on Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; and Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Plant Riverside District will also present a nightly America the Beautiful Fountain Show with themed music and stunning patriotic displays.
In addition, free mini golf will be available July 2, 3 and 4 from 1-5 p.m. in Montgomery Park. The nine-hole course will have a Savannah theme and appeal to guests of all ages.
Throughout the holiday weekend, Plant Riverside District’s iconic smokestacks, fountains and other familiar landmarks will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights after dark. Thirteen exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District, serving a variety of cuisine from around the world, will also offer a wide range of Fourth of July food and drink specials.
Additionally, Plant Riverside District is pleased to announce that the Parris Island Marine Band and the Savannah Bananas Pep Band have been added to the schedule of free live entertainment for the Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend, which will run from Friday, July 2 through Monday, July 5 to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.
All live performances and family-friendly activities, which are free and open to the public, will take place at The Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District, located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St. The four-day event at Plant Riverside District will offer live music and performances by Savannah Cirque, mini golf, a boat parade, and food and drink options for all ages.
The Parris Island Marine Band will perform live on Sunday, July 4 from noon to 1 p.m. and from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park along the riverfront. Originally founded in 1915, the Parris Island Marine Band is based at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. and is a two-time recipient of the Col. George S. Howard Citation for Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands.
Parris Island Marine Band musicians originally doubled as marksmanship instructors and close combat instructors and provided support for various units on the depot. Today, the Parris Island Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies, in addition to performing live in special concerts and parades across the United States.
In addition, the Savannah Bananas Pep Band will perform live on Saturday, July 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Plant Riverside District. The popular local pep band typically plays live music before, during and after home baseball games at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, much to the delight of local fans.
Plant Riverside District will sponsor the Savannah’s Waterfront Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which will light up the sky directly across from Plant Riverside District on Sunday, July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
For more information about the Fourth of July festivities at Plant Riverside District or to view a complete entertainment schedule, visit www.plantriversidedistrict.com.
ABOUT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT:
Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit www.plantriverside.com and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE KESSLER COLLECTION:
The Kessler Collection‘s portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel’s exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit www.kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.