I love Savannah's fireworks display!
We came to Savannah for the first time to view the fireworks and to check out the parade/festivities on the Riverwalk. We got there around 2pm (parked in the garage and walked to the Riverwalk) and had some ice cream and COLD teas, and just planned what we were going to do. We ended up browsing the local shops, reading the restaurant menus, and just taking in the sights. There were a ton of little "shows" going on, several put on by the students of SCAD (Savannah college of art and design). There was an older man playing the saxophone that we stopped and listened to; he does take requests. Then we jumped aboard the ferry. We were surprised to find that for 10-minute boat ride round-trip around the river, it was just $1. The breeze from the boat felt wonderful, and the kids really enjoyed it. When the fireworks started, we were all exhausted and ready to sit, so we took seats on the brick benches and got a great view of the show.
Instead of trying to beat the traffic out of there, we decided to find a spot to have dinner and ended up at Seasons Asian Bistro. This is the best restaurant we visited in our entire trip to "historic" Savannah.