PRD to Host “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Weekend Celebration May 26-29

Free Family-Friendly Event to Feature Live Music, Tributes to U.S. Armed Forces and More

Plant Riverside District will host the 2023 “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29. This family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will take place along Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.

“We warmly invite area residents and visitors to join us for a very special Memorial Day weekend celebration at Plant Riverside District,” said Richard C. Kessler, Chairman and CEO of The Kessler Collection. “This annual event serves as our official kick-off for summer in Savannah and offers the opportunity for us to salute members of the armed forces for their service to our nation.”

This patriotic four-day event will include a special Memorial Day presentation by the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the Montgomery Park Stage on Monday, May 29 at 5 p.m. as well as free live music and food and drink options for all ages throughout the holiday weekend.

Featured performers include the Parris Island Marine Band on Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m.; the Eric Culberson Blues Band on Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m.; Hollifield on Sunday, March 28 at 6 p.m.; and Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love on Monday, May 29 at 1 p.m.

Additional highlights include a Savannah Ghost Pirates Slapshot Booth on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. as well as nightly fountain shows in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 9 p.m. featuring patriotic music and a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces.

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 the exceptional restaurants at Plant Riverside District, including a full menu of Angus beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, imported beers and craft beers at Riverside Burgers.

District Smokehouse and District Seafood will offer Memorial Day weekend favorites, including Chopped Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Smoked Savannah Hot Wings, Fresh-Shucked Oysters, Fried Georgia Shrimp and specialty summer cocktails, including the Bohemian Beach, which is handcrafted with Bombay Gin, Blue Curacao and Peach Schnapps.

Hot dogs, gelato, popcorn and cold beverages will also be available for purchase along the riverfront.

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

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.

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 or call 888.472.6312.