Q: What is a Zombie Walk?
A: A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of two or more participants, dressed in zombie costumes and make up, making their way around the city streets in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping and gnawing their way towards their destination. Participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies and to communicate only in a manner consistent with zombies.
Q: What is acceptable Zombie Communication?
A: Grunts, groans and slurred moans calling for “brains”.
Q: Where does the Savannah Zombie Walk meet?
A: Emmet Park.
Q: Where does the Savannah Zombie Walk end?
A: Emmet Park.
Q: What is the route for the Savannah Zombie Walk?
A: We will begin in Emmet Park, walking down to the east end of River Street, shuffling our way down the cobblestones to the west end of River Street, shuffling over to W. Bay Street and ending back at Emmet Park on the east end.*
*subject to change depending on the After Party Location.
Q: Where can I park my vehicle for Savannah Zombie Walk end?
A: Download the City of Savannah’s Parksmart Guide here.
Q: Can I bring my children?
A: Zombie children are welcome to attend the Savannah Annual Zombie Walk with parental supervision. Please remember the Savannah Zombie Walk are not a babysitting service and the staff are not responsible for your Zombie Children. Unruly Zombie children and their parents will be asked to leave. Zombie children are not welcome to attend the Club event. The Club event is held at a 18+ or 21+ venue.
Q: Can I bring my dog, iguana or zombie unicorn?
A: Zombie pets are welcome to attend the Savannah Annual Zombie Walk with parental supervision. Please remember to clean up after your pet and always keep your zombie pet on a leash.
Q: Why are you dressing like Zombies?
A: It’s Fun!
Q: How much is the Savannah Zombie Walk?
A: It is FREE with a non-perishable canned food item. If you do not have canned food a monetary donation will be acceptable.
Q: Where do I drop off my canned food item?
A: At the welcome table before the walk begins, where you will receive a ticket for your FREE makeup.
Q: What happens to the canned food that is donated to Savannah Zombie Walk?
A: We donate all of the canned food items to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, where they will weigh the total amount that has been donated.
Q: What if I don’t bring a canned food item?
A: We ask that you make a monetary donation at the welcome table. Don’t be a jerk. This is a charity event.
Q: What are the rules of a Zombie Walk?
A: Zombies have eaten lots of brains and therefore should have common sense. Zombie Walks are meant to not only be enjoyable for the zombies, but for the spectators as well.
Please follow these guidelines for a safe and fun experience for everyone.
- Obey traffic laws. While it does seem exciting to run out into the street and scare drivers to a screeching halt, just don’t do it. Stop at all crosswalks—we don’t want Zombies getting hit.
- Don’t block traffic! Police might interfere and make us disperse. We will be traveling in a very large group that will likely spill over the sidewalk. When that starts to happen, grab a few of your Zombie Friends and go to the other side of the street.
- No littering, destruction of property, or any other illegal activity.
- Do not impede sales at any business on the route of the Savannah Zombie Walk. You may stare hungrily at people inside of shops and restaurants, but please don’t leave bloody hand prints or makeup smudges on their windows!
- No drugs, no alcohol. We do not want Zombies getting arrested for public intoxication.
- Do not harass anyone who isn’t getting a kick out of the experience, especially the tourists. Not everyone will know what’s going on, or find it as amusing as we will.
- Please do not try to scare little children or the elderly.
- Don’t touch or bite strangers, ever.
Q: How can I make myself look like a Zombie?
A: Easy! Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting ruined and come out to get zombified by our makup application assistants who can bloody you up and put on Zombie makeup! Basic Zombie makeup is FREE! If you ask us to add scars, maggots, rotting flesh or glitter to your free makeup experience, we will direct you to the makeup artists on hand for more professional zombification for an additional charge.
Q: What is basic Zombie makeup?
A: The Savannah Zombie Walk uses a gray base to give your face a sickening and hallow look, and followed by using a decayed and rotted setting powder. This makeup will create an illusion of walking among the living while being buried alive and eaten by the maggots. The setting powder is a one of a kind make-up that cracks and looks scabby, and is applied thin or thick for different effects. We use a smudge of charcoal around the eye sockets, and of course lots of fake blood for the final touch! We use a sprayer to apply fake blood to your entire body, which dries like real blood and does not stain your skin.
Q: Do we have to dress like a Zombie?
A: Everyone participating on the Savannah Zombie Walk should be attired in the dress of the undead. Makeup is, of course, optional.
Q: How can I help out with the Savannah Zombie Walk?
A: You can help get the word out about the walk by telling your fellow zombie friends, passing out flyers (that you can download and print from our website), putting up online flyers on your website, or by sponsoring us.
On the day of the walk, we’ll need volunteer help with makeup assistance and distributing blood. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: How can I make a donation to the Savannah Zombie Walk?
A: If you have fake limbs, brains, or any other horror oddities you would like to donate for the Savannah Zombie Walk please email email@example.com
The Savannah Zombie Walk is a not for profit event. We have a gang of the undead helping out with their time, but we do need money for flyers and posters, as well as for keeping the web site running. If you would like to make a cash donation, click on the PayPal button here. Any help, even if it is a few dollars, would be greatly appreciated!