Street Performers

Street Performer Purpose

Street performances constitute public amenities that enhance the vibrancy, vitality, and ambience of the City of Savannah. Allowing for the regulated use of the public right-of-way for such performances, therefore, should be permitted; provided, however, that performers do not interfere with residents’ reasonable quality of life expectations, disturb business activity, or compromise public safety.

Performers, artists, and crafters wishing to showcase their talent on the public right-of-way must receive a Street Performer Permit through the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism. Performers may only accept gratuities and shall not offer merchandise for sale. Rules and regulations apply, all applicants must read and agree to the terms of the Street Performer Policy to obtain a permit. 

Applications will be accepted and processed on Wednesdays from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. (except City holidays), at the Office of Special Events, Film & Tourism, located at Daffin Park (1 Waring Drive). Applicants should allow 1-2 weeks for processing.  

No applications will be accepted after Wednesday, August 26, 2020. All street performer permits are valid for the calendar year and expire on December 31.

Street Performer Identification Badge Fee: $10 per year   

Identification Badge Replacement Fee: $5 per occurrence  

All fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to the City of Savannah.

To Receive a permit, applicants must:

  • Fully complete the Street Performer Application 
  • Provide a copy of current state-issued identification card or driver’s license
  • Demonstrate stated performance, art, or craft
  • Pay for annual Street Performer Identification Badge by check or money order

APPLICATIONS FOR NEW AND RENEWAL PERMITS WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 8, 2020.  

Renewal applications must be received by February 26, 2020. Any individual who has not submitted a renewal application by this date will be considered noncompliant and will be not be permitted to perform on the public right-of-way. Further noncompliance will be addressed by the Code Compliance Department.