Plant Riverside “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration

Free Family-Friendly Event to Feature Live Music, Cirque Performances, Riverfront Cookout and More

Photo courtesy of Plant Riverside District.

Plant Riverside District will host “Savannah Salutes”, a special Memorial Day Celebration taking place from May 28 through Monday, May 31.

Savannah, Ga.’s newest and most exciting destination for dining, shopping and live entertainment – will host a special “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31. The family-friendly patriotic event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at The Kessler Collection’s Plant Riverside District, which is conveniently located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.

“We warmly invite area residents and visitors to join us for a patriotic Memorial Day weekend celebration at Plant Riverside District,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “We encourage everyone to help us kick off summer in Savannah at Plant Riverside District and salute members of the armed forces for their service to our nation.”

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The four-day event at Plant Riverside District will offer free live music from 1- 4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. daily as well as performances by Savannah Cirque and food and drink options for all ages. Featured performers include country band Moonshiners on Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m.; blues guitarist Eric Culberson on Saturday, May 29 at 7 p.m.; rock group Draucker on Sunday, May 30 at 7 p.m.; and classic rock cover band 8 Mile Bend on Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Plant Riverside, “Savannah Salutes” Event Schedule. 

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. Food and drink specials will be available daily at a pop-up riverfront BBQ grill serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hotdogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides and more. Picnic blankets will be available for purchase for Memorial Day picnics overlooking the Savannah River.

Thirteen exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District, serving a variety of cuisine from around the world, will also offer a wide range of Memorial Day food and drink specials.

Additional highlights include awe-inspiring performances by Savannah Cirque on Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. in Montgomery Park. Plant Riverside District will also present nightly fountain shows in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park featuring patriotic music and a salute to the U.S. armed forces.

For more information about the Memorial Day Weekend celebration at Plant Riverside District or to view a complete entertainment schedule, visit

More details for “Savannah Salutes” at Plant Riverside District:

When: Friday, May 28, 2021 – Monday, May 31

What: “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration

Where: Plant Riverside District – Montgomery Park, 400 W. River Street, Savannah, Georgia

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks and social distancing are strongly recommended for all event attendees.

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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 and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.