Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Feb. 16-19

Feb 16, 2017

In search of some fun? Savannah Tribune Vice President Tanya Milton and Visit Savannah Digital Content Coordinator Larissa Allen have a few ideas for your Savannah weekend.

Larissa's picks:

-There's a new kind of locally-made drink to sample in Savannah: Ghost Coast Distillery is bringing craft spirits to downtown. The city's first distillery since Prohibition will offer daily tours with tastings of their signature creations. Full schedule here; $12.50 tour and tasting, $32 with souvenir bottle of vodka.

-Get caught up in the wit and fun of Savannah Repertory Theatre's production of The Importance of Being Earnest at SPACE on Henry St. The Oscar Wilde classic follows the adventures of two men who lead secret lives with the help of their alter-egos, both named Earnest. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $25.

-The Savannah Book Festival runs all weekend, with its centerpiece festival day on Saturday. More than 40 authors will appear at venues on Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares. Full schedule here; free, seats first-come first-served.

Tanya's picks:

-The Savannah Black Heritage Festival continues this weekend as well. On Saturday, Vaughnette Goode-Walker of Footprints of Savannah Walking Tours will lead the Echoes Walk, touring landmarks significant to urban slavery and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. Saturday, 10 a.m. Then, Bright Star Children's Touring Theatre will present "Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies" at First Bryan Baptist Church. Saturday, 1 p.m. Full schedule here

-Round out Saturday with a celebration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: the Freedom Dinner and Dance Gala, at the Ralph Mark Gilber Civil Rights Museum Annex. The 2017 parade winners will be awarded at the gala. Saturday, 7 p.m.; $35.