Molly Swagler, vice president of the Tourism Leadership Council, and Dan Gleason, local concierge and chairman of the Coastal Concierge Association, offer up some ways to find fun and romance in Savannah this Valentine’s Day weekend.
-Celebrate the art of love at Kobo Gallery’s Objects of Love show. The opening reception Thursday will include the classic Valentine’s staples: wine and chocolate. Check out new work as well as one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts from the members of the local artists’ cooperative. Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
-Want a wedding in one of Savannah’s most beautiful spots without all the planning fuss? Or just looking to elope? Say your vows in the Davenport House Museum’s courtyard garden. Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes, and reservations are highly recommended for this popular event. Sunday, 6-8 p.m.; $100 donation.
-If you’re already married but looking to recommit, join Rev. Billy Hester of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church in City Market. Hester and his wife, Cheri, will lead a renewal of vows ceremony for all married couples. Sunday, 7 p.m.
-If you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to make a reservation! Some restaurants have already filled up, and you’ll definitely need to book your table.
-The Savannah Black Heritage Festival - continuing through most of February - celebrates its biggest event with Saturday’s Grand Festival Day. The full day of festivities at the civic center includes a health walk and a workshop for dads to learn hair care with their kids. The day culminates in a concert featuring winners of a local talent showcase as well as Con Funk Shun and Tony! Toni! Tone! Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; full festival schedule and details here.
-Enjoy some classic blues on Tybee with the Ladies of Blues show Saturday at Tybee Post Theater. Huxsie Scott and Danielle Hicks will belt out the blues tunes made famous by legends like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Janis Joplin. Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $25 general, $22.50 for members.
-Take your sweetheart on a lowcountry adventure at Skidaway Island State Park’s scavenger hunt on Sunday. Bring along a camera or cell phone so you can take photos of your winning finds. Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; $5 for parking and $12 per couple for the event.
-Explore the dramatic side of love with the Savannah Philharmonic’s “Love & Tragedy” chamber concert Sunday at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension. The program features Eamon Pereya singing Schubert lieder, culminating in the epic string quartet odyssey “Death and the Maiden.” Sunday, 5 p.m.; $20.