Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events May 18-21

May 18, 2017

From cars to bikes to beach chairs, Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine and Lauren Cleland of Visit Savannah have plenty of weekend fun lined up, no matter how you get there.

Lauren's picks:

-Car lovers can get their fill at this weekend's European Experience event. The fun includes a beach day on Tybee and a car show on Hutchinson Island with food, vendors and a movie night. Thursday-Saturday; $10-75. 

-Kick off the summer local-style at Tybee's annual Beach Bum Parade. The beloved parade doubles as a roving water fight, with floats stocked with water and spectators and parade participants alike armed with super-soakers. Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; free.

-Keep the beachy fun going on Saturday, when Mary Kay Andrews signs her new (beach-themed) cookbook at Seaside Sisters. The celebration will feature refreshments, plus a silent auction, raffle and ice cream sandwiches (made with Andrews's oatmeal cookies), all benefitting Meals on Wheels. Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Amy's picks:

-Enjoy some local writers at a special edition of Seersucker Live at Sulfur Studios, dubbed the Freefall Episode. The "part literary reading, part variety show, part cocktail party" doubles as a book release party for Patricia Lockwood's and Zach Powers's new books. Local poet Shaniqua Brown will also perform. Friday, 7-8:30 p.m.; $10.

-Ride for a cause at the Fifth Annual Matt's Moon River Cruise, presented by Bike Law Georgia. Pick the distance that works for you: 40 miles, 28 miles, five miles - or opt for no miles and just attend the party at at Moon River Brewing. The event is named for Matt Kohler, who died while riding his bike in 2012. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; $25.

-Local improv group Sorry Not Sorry continues their ongoing '80s tribute with a night dedicated to the Golden Girls. They'll celebrate the fan-favorite quartet at Starlandia's Space Station - and enter anyone who dresses on theme into a raffle for a free tour of Southbound Brewery. Saturday, 8-9 p.m.; $8.