January Events at the Savannah Convention Center


Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. On January 4-6, you are able to bring the entire family to experience the world of dinosaurs, tickets are available through Jurassic Quest’s website.

Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at Jurassic Quest events. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each one was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life. The dinosaurs roar and move, some even walk around. At times the line between our visitors watching the dinosaurs, and the dinosaurs watching them becomes blurry. The interactive baby dinosaurs are always a big hit and another feature that can only be seen at Jurassic Quest events. The baby dinosaurs love to see and play with our guests. They’ve been known to grab baseball caps right off of unsuspecting children’s heads, nibble at their shirts and even pose for pictures. Turns out, even when they grow up a little, they still love the attention. Jurassic Quest has adolescent dinosaurs that walk around and play with guests.

There are many attractions and activities for all kinds of dinosaur fans. Guests can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, they can ride on the back of a huge 24ft T-Rex, or the spiky, overgrown, Carnotaurus. There are several different species to ride and guests always find their favorite. There are countless dinosaur themed rides throughout the event. Visit the fossil area in the dinosaur museum and see real dinosaur fossils dating back over 60 million years. Whether they are big or small, guests have a ball at Jurassic Quest.

Barbizon Training/ Model Call

For 75 years, Barbizon has been developing models and actors through expert and reputable programs and industry connections. The Barbizon experience is about discovering what makes you special and developing your one-of-a-kind “star” quality for the whole world to see. To learn more about Barbizon or to become a Barbizon model. Hosting three events this month a Model Call and audition on January 19th, and trainings on January 5th and 26th. Please visit their website learn more about Barbizon and their events held here at the Convention Center.

Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event. Through more than 80 hours of educational sessions, food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies will all be addressed. There has never been a more vital time for the fruit and vegetable industry to come together for a brighter and more profitable future! January 10-13th will be an exciting weekend, to learn more please visit Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference website, here.

Savannah Economic Development Authority Breakfast

The 2019 Savannah Economic Development Authority Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will include guest speaker Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO of The Shark Group. Tickets are currently available for this event.

National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants

The Annual Meeting Coordination Committee have developed an outstanding program that features timely topics for Crop and Research Consultants and Quality Assurance Professionals. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is the invited 2019 Keynote speaker and will make his remarks during the Plenary Session on Thursday, January 17, beginning at 10:45 am. This year’s meetings will include a number of events as well as training opportunities, NAICC sponsored trainings, networking opportunities, tours, general meeting information, round table discussions, and so much more for all attendees. Taking place from January 14-19th attendees will grow and learn from industry and research professionals. To learn more about the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants or their annual meeting please visit their website.

MLK Observance Day Association- Unity Brunch

The Observance Day Association is a 501(C)3 organization that has operated in Savannah continuously since 1985. Every year the MLK Observance Day Association celebrates the National Holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s celebration will take place at the Savannah Convention Center on Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 AM. The theme for this year’s unity brunch is “Dream the Dream… Transforming Hearts, Minds and the World” put forth by Katlin A. Brown, an eighth grader at Memorial Day School.

Dr. Martin Luther King helped to change the world through his mission of peace and message of unity. It is in his memory that the MLK Observance Day Association Inc. operates. MLK Observance Day Association purpose is to serve our fellow man and to ensure that Dr. King’s goals of eradicating poverty and injustice prevails.

All members of the community are invited to come together for this annual and special event where we encourage harmony in the Coastal Region. Tickets are currently available through the Observance Day Association website.

Georgia Senior Beta Club

Senior Beta Club members from across the state converge on the Savannah Convention Center in January. This year’s Georgia Senior Beta Club Conference will host a number of events for members to take part from robotics to performing arts and academic testing, students from around the state will represent their chapters of the club over this three day event. To learn more and to view the current schedule please visit the National Beta Club website.

Savannah Philharmonic

The Savannah Philharmonic will celebrate their Tenth Anniversary Season with an elegant gala: An Enchanted Evening on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 6:30pm, at the Savannah Convention Center. To properly celebrate this special, commemorative season, the Savannah Philharmonic is preparing to stage an extraordinary, music-filled gala such as only “Savannah’s Philharmonic” can present. Orchestra and Chorus members will perform a two-act program featuring classical, choral and gypsy jazz.

The Gala will be set in an “enchanted forest” overlooking our city’s skyline from within the transformed Convention Center. WTOC’s Cyreia Sandlin will be emcee for the evening and the Gala Co-Chairs, Kelley Parker and Rhegan White-Clemm, are committed to ensuring that attendees will be truly enchanted by this once in a decade celebration. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, followed by a splendid three course plated dinner paired with a selection of fine wines.

The proceeds of this gala will go towards supporting the Savannah Philharmonic’s mission of informing, instructing and enriching the community through orchestral and choral performances, and to promote and increase community knowledge and appreciation of the arts.

“This gala will be a jewel in the crown of our stellar Tenth Anniversary Season and an enchanted evening not be missed.” said Rhegan White-Clemm. “We are excited to be able to create the perfect fusion of music, cuisine and wine at this celebratory event as we raise funds to build on Savannah’s Philharmonic community outreach and educational programs.”

Becoming a Gala Patron is a wonderful way to support Savannah’s very own Philharmonic, as well as to enjoy what is certain to be one of the tenth season’s most delightful and memorable evenings. Tickets are available by calling the Savannah Philharmonic Office at 912-232-6002, option 3 or at savannahphilharmonic.org.