Thank you to everyone who made Picnic in the Park 2019 a success! Stay tuned for updates on Picnic in the Park 2020!
Savannah’s largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park (PIP), attracts nearly 20,000 attendees to historic Forsyth Park each October to share in the camaraderie. Free and open to the public, this event is a true collaboration with the City of Savannah, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, local colleges, and several corporate and community partners, as well as the 3rd ID and veteran groups.
Picnic in the Park not only gives Savannah Philharmonic the opportunity to share world-class music to a wide-range of citizens, it also enables us, in partnership with local schools and colleges, to give students the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment. In addition, the U.S. Army Band performs with the presentation of the US Color Guard and Salute Battalion. The combined performances and experiences will create a festive atmosphere aimed at generating social solidarity all while exposing a diverse audience to positive impacts of quality music.
Plan Your Picnic!
Before you join us on October 6th, here are the answers to frequently asked questions to help make your experience more enjoyable.
What is this Year’s Theme?
Color Your world with Music
What time can I set up my picnic?
Beginning at 10:00 am Sunday, October 6th, you can claim your picnic site. There will be designated areas for non-commercial canopies (small tent structures) and non-commercial displays. No unregistered commercial tents, or displays will be allowed to set-up. These benefits are solely for event sponsors and approved vendors. If a commercial organization wishes to get involved for the 2020 event, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any restrictions to what I can use for my picnic design?
We don’t allow private generators, fire arms, vehicles or hazardous materials.
Where do I register for the Picnic Contest?
Make sure to register for the Picnic Decoration Contest at the Enmarket tent found on Sponsor Row just to the west of the stage. Registration closes at 6:15 pm.
Will there be security checkpoints?
No. However, there will be Savannah Police Department officers positioned throughout the entire park and event.
Can I still attend without a picnic?
Yes! Whether you just want to stop by for a few minutes or are from out of town, we invite you stop by our Food Truck Zone on Drayton Street and one of two beverage tents found along the central walk way in the picnic event area. We will be selling beer, wine, and as well as soft Drinks and water provided by Coca-Cola.
You must stop by our sales tent to purchase your beverage tickets and wristbands. In order to purchase alcoholic beverages, you must be 21 or older and have a picture ID to present to ID check Station team before proceeding to the beverage tent. You will not be served an alcoholic beverage without a designated wristband.
Is there a Lost and Found?
Lost and Found is located north of the monument just behind Sponsor Row
What do I do with my picnic once the event is over?
Keep Savannah clean by removing ALL trash and place it in the designated trash and recycling receptacles found throughout the park.
Keep all designated walkways clear. There will be designated walkways running east to west and north to south in the picnic event space. Please adhere to the signage and keep them clear. This is for ease of access movement through the event and for emergency services for your safety.
Where are the restrooms?
Public restroom will be found next to Drayton Street and on the central walk way of the park. VIP restrooms are only for sponsor row participants. You cannot purchase a VIP restroom pass.