Friday, October 25, 2019

Downtown events to bring major road closures, parking restrictions all weekend

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:10 PM


A packed weekend calendar will bring multiple street closures and parking restrictions to downtown Savannah.

Events include the SSU Homecoming Parade, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the Savannah Pride Festival, the Savannah Speed Classic, and the Jewish Food Festival.

click to enlarge SSU Homecoming Day Parade map
SSU Homecoming Day Parade map

The SSU Homecoming Parade runs from 9 a.m. Saturday through about 1:30 p.m. The parade route runs from East Broad to Broughton Street to MLK Jr. Boulevard.


The parade Staging Area on East Broad Street will be closed from 6 a.m. on, with route closure starting at 8:45 a.m.

click to enlarge Saturday closures for the Savannah Pride Festival.
Saturday closures for the Savannah Pride Festival.

The Savannah Pride Festival features a parade beginning 8 p.m. Friday evening along River Street and Broughton Street, concluding in Ellis Square. From 8 a.m.-midnight Friday, Barnard from W. Bryan to Broughton (Including both sides of Ellis) and St. Julian from Whitaker to Barnard will be closed.

On Saturday, Pride continues from 10 a.m.-midnight in Ellis Square. Barnard from w Bryan to Broughton (Including both sides of Ellis) and St. Julian from Whitaker to Barnard will be closed.

There will be a split of Congress Street for pedestrians with a vehicle lane to keep eastbound traffic flow


Pride continues in Ellis Square from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

click to enlarge Closures for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival
Closures for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 2

Portions of Broughton Street and Abercorn streets will be closed Oct. 26 after the SSU Parade until midnight, and evenings throughout the Film Festival until its conclusion the following weekend.

The Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival happens Sunday in Monterey Square.

The Savannah Speed Classic happens on Hutchinson Island through Sunday. Vehicles will be heard throughout the downtown area. 

About The Author

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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