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Halloween Events 2019 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contest

Halloween is coming up fast! Savannah Police Department is recommending trick or treating occur on Halloween Oct. 31, 5-8PM. More safety on Halloween details here. 

Halloween-related local events

(Near Jesup, Ga) Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities will be open Saturday & Sundays through Oct. 27.  Details here. 

(Ridgeland SC) Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm fun. Open daily through October Oct. 4-Nov. 3. Details here. 

(Savannah) Hollywood Hills, a Halloween haunted house @ Savannah Technical College. G-rated family-friendly version as well as a PG-13-rated version. Fridays & Saturdays Oct. 18-Nov. 2. Details here. 

Pooler) Pumpkin Patch that’s open to the public @ Risen Savior Christian Academy. Oct. 12-31. Fall Festival Oct. 26-27. Details here. 

(Savannah) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum, 7PM on Friday & Saturday nights during October. Halloween-like event with dose of history. Details here. 

(Savannah) Cure Me or Kill Me Civil War, Family-friendly program @ Old Fort Jackson, 10AM-4PM Saturdays & Sundays during October. Details here.

(Savannah) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School, Costume parade, rock wall, meet & greet stars of Frozen (Elsa, Ana), bouncy houses.  Open to the public. Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE. 11AM-3PM Sat. Oct. 26.  Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) “Spookalicious” @ Sandbox Children’s Museum. Bring your ghosts & goblins dressed in their costumes to play. Themed crafts & activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats. 10AM-5PM Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wag-O-Ween 2019 trick or treating for dogs at participating businesses in Historic Savannah, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Trick or Treat on River Street, 2-5PM Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Trunk or Treat @ Calvary Baptist Temple, 4-7PM, Sun. Oct. 27. Open to the public. Details here. 

(Savannah) Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy @ The Old Dairy, 4-8PM. Haunted Hay Rides, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory, games. Plus a pumpkin carving contest at 6PM.  Sun. Oct. 27. Details here. .

(Savannah) Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation. Friday & Saturday nights starting in October. Exact start time TBA . Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is.) FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Thurs. Oct. 31. Details here.  

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See the complete list of Fall 2019 family-friendly events in the Savannah & Lowcountry Fall Family Fun Guide 2019 here. 

(Savannah pediatricians) FREE Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers newborn care and education classes to expectant families.

Join Pediatric Associates for a fun class that will teach you all about what to expect after the birth of your child and provide you with information to help you care for your new baby.

Dr. Brandy Gheesling, or one of Pediatric Associates other 10 board certified pediatricians, lead these monthly sessions.

Refreshments and a complimentary copy of “Baby Care Anywhere,” which was written by the practice’s own Dr. Ben Spitalnick, will be provided.

Topics include:
Before baby comes
What to expect in the hospital
Office visits with your pediatrician
Feeding your baby
Sleep guidelines
Infant behavior
Immunizations & medications
Common concerns

Classes are free to expectant couples, but registration is required as space is limited.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM @ the practice’s main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

To register, please call (912) 355-2462 or email babybasics@pedsav.com.

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. Dec. 5 2019, 6-7PM

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About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day & FREE CoastFest

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Free skidaway marine science day 2019

UPDATE: Skidaway Marine Science Day 2019 is cancelled due to inclement weather & will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Upcoming kid-friendly happenings @ The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah include:

FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day
Sat. Oct. 19 2019, 11-3PM
Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Learn more here. 

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CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will participate in CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick, Ga.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 5 2019 11AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Tybee Island Pirate Fest & free parade

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Tybee Pirate Parade Festival

2019 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, Oct. 10-13

Ready to swashbuckle.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday highlights include the FREE Pirate Victory Parade, 3-5PM Sat. Oct. 12 2019; Scallywags Costume Contest; Little Matey’s Cove; Thieves Market; live music; a fireworks show & several kids’ activities such as a Ferris wheel.

That’s right, a Ferris wheel on Tybee!

Find ticket prices here. There is additional cost for some activities including the Ferris wheel.

For additional information about the 2019 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, visit tybeeisland.com/pirates.

The annual free Pirate Parade will take place Sat. Oct. 12, at 3PM. Participation will include floats, marching units, dignitaries, shriners & families. The parade runs from North Beach Parking Lot to Tybrisa St and traditionally takes 2hrs to complete.  Tickets are NOT needed to watch the parade.

 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Pin Point Seafood Festival 2019 & more Lowcountry seafood festivals

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2018

 

7th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah Sept. 14 2019

You’re invited the 7th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival. Expect a day of live music, great seafood & entrees from an array of food vendors from Pin Point & greater Savannah area.

10AM-7PM Sept. 14 2019
9992 Pin Point Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Ticket & event info here. 

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Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Is., Sept. 20-22 2019

Live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demos & more. Admission is free, however, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted.

Event info here. 

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Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort SC, Oct. 4-5 2019

Free Admission @ Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Up to 15 local restaurants featuring their best shrimp dishes. Purchase tickets for $1 each to use @ food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. Compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition &  adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Event info here.

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Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, Richmond Hill Oct. 18-20 2019

Ticket & event info here. 

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(Fall Festivals 2019) Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

The 2019 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 14th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Past events welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

Online registration is available here. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch & admission to the festival. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or jcbogardus@gmail.com, or visit www.ldssga.org.

Find more information here.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Savannah Greek Festival

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Savannah Greek Festival 2016

The 69th annual Greek Festival at the Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St., Savannah, Oct. 10-12 2019.

The Greek Festival, sponsored by St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, will feature homemade Greek foods, desserts greek dancing, church tours, market place, a live band and so much more during the three-day celebration of Greek food, music and heritage.

Menu favorites include:

  • spanakopita (Spinach w/ feta cheese & herbs baked in layers of filo);
  • Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages);
  • gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread);
  • diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup);
  • kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar;
  • baklava, pecans & spices baked in layers of filo.

Hosted in the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, the Savannah Greek Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Come to enjoy the food, shopping, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture.

Serving food all day!

Thurs. Oct. 10: 11AM-9PM
Fri. Oct. 11: 11AM – 9PM
Sat. Oct. 12: 11AM – 9PM

The festival will have free admission until 4PM Thursday & Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4PM. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday.

Drive Thru Take-Out
To download the order form, click HERE.
Thursday & Friday – 11 AM to 2 PM Only; Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM
Phone in (236-8256) or Fax your Order form to (236-7321) Pick up at Drive Up window at Henry Lane behind the Hellenic Center.

Advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256.

See the complete menu  here.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) FREE Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Oktoberfest 2017 Wiener Dog Races Savannah

It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration @ Savannah’s 36rd Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street.

Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races, which start at 10:30AM on Sat. Oct 5 2019. There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors, live entertainment and all weekend long.

Painting classes in Rousakis Plaza at the Waterfront Kidz Zone® take on a fall twist with pumpkins serving as canvases. Souvenir pumpkins are $10, with proceeds benefiting the Savannah Chapter of the March of Dimes.

WHEN: Oct. 4-6 2019.
WHERE: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Savannah, 31401

COST: Free & Open to the Public
CONTACT: Savannah Waterfront Association, 912.234.0295

Festival Hours
Fri. Oct. 4 2019, 4-10pm
Sat. Oct. 5 2019, 10am-11pm (Wiener dog races at 10:30AM)
Sun. Oct. 6 2019, 10am-6pm

Reminder: you can take the free ferry ride from the Westin on Hutchinson Is. across the Savannah River to River Street  & then take it back. Kids love the boat ride.

(Free Fall events) Savannah’s Picnic in the Park 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Free Picnic in the Park 2018 Savannah concert

Savannah Philharmonic & the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs presents 2019 Picnic in the Park on Sun. Oct. 6.

Enjoy fantastic music and fun family activities @ this annual Fall event in Forsyth Park featuring a repertoire from the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and more.

Come early to enjoy local band, choral & orchestral students at the Forsyth Park Bandshell.

WHEN: Oct. 6 2019
WHERE: Forsyth Park Bandshell
621 Drayton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
TIME: Community Performances begin at 3PM Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra at 7PM

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTEST: Every year, picnickers have an opportunity to enter the legendary “Picnic Contest”. Picnickers are encouraged to design an imaginative picnic spread that is inspired by the suggested theme.

MORE: For more information about Picnic in the Park or the Philharmonic, call 912.232.6002, visit savannahphilharmonic.org or email info@savannahphilharmonic.org .

(Halloween events 2019) Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Candle lantern tours Fort McAllister State Park Richmond Hill Savannah Experience Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill in a whole new light with a guided candlelit tour – an annual tradition since 1988. Living history programs include soldiers performing their evening duties and civilian life during the Civil War. Tours include stops at the blacksmith’s shop, hot shot furnace, hospital, powder magazine, jail and more. The barracks will be open with refreshments and music by the Minick Family. Visitors will also get to see an exclusive nighttime cannon firing.

This is one of Fort McAllister’s best events of the year- so don’t miss it. Rangers mix in a lot of history, some surprises (no jump scares), period music, a little humor, and an overall experience you won’t soon forget.

Cost: $15 per person (ages 2 & younger are free).

Guests are encouraged to leave their flashlights at home in favor of an authentic candlelight setting.

Note: Pre-registration is required for this event by calling the park office at 912-727-2339.

Annual Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, 7-10PM
Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 3132

Junior League of Savannah 2019 Thrift Sale

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Junior League Savannah Thrift Sale 2016

Junior League of Savannah 2019 Thrift Sale and Preview Shopping

New Location: National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

1-Day Sale, Sat. Oct. 12
7:30AM-3PM
The Junior League of Savannah’s 72nd Annual Thrift Sale will be @ the National Guard Armory on Sat. Oct. 12, 2018, 7:30AM-3PM. The Thrift Sale brings together thousands of community members, each one making a difference through donations, volunteering, and purchasing of thrift. The money raised goes back to support the community improvement projects of the Junior League.

Thrift Sale Preview Shopping, Fri. Oct. 11
5-9PM
Thrift Sale Preview Shopping is an opportunity to get a first look at all the great items available to the community during the annual Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale 5-9PM Friday. All thrift items will be available for purchase at 2x (two times) the marked Thrift Sale price. All net proceeds then go back into the community, funding the community efforts of the Junior League of Savannah. Preview Party tickets are $20 and include music by Rick Elvis, light hors d’oeuvres, Kendra Scott Trunk Sale, and raffles. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Junior League of Savannah website: jrleaguesav.org.  A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Bonus Sale Day, Sun. Oct. 13
9AM-2PM. Admission will be free for the Sunday sale day.

What Is It?

The Annual Thrift Sale, is one of the largest of its kind in the South East. Each year people come from all over the Low Country to shop for treasures and bargains. The Sale, held each fall, is a primary source of funding for the Junior League. All of the proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through Junior League community improvement projects as well as developing the leadership of the Junior League members. The sale also provides the community with a low-cost option to purchase needed household goods.

All of the net proceeds go directly into the community through a combination of League-sponsored volunteer projects, community grants, and development of leadership skills of our members.

What can you find?

This is a great way for students and others to furnish their apartments or dorms on a limited budget. Many families do their holiday shopping at the sale. There are always a lot of cool, vintage items as well as sofas, tables and chairs, and desks. Other finds include: appliances, bed linens, bicycles, and holiday décor, and plants. The children’s area comes stocked with clothing, swings, strollers, cribs and more.  New Boutique offers items that are brand new at amazing discounts. This year the sale will also feature women’s business and formal attire.

Find ticket info here. 

Questions? Call the Junior League office 912.790.1002.

New Location: National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

(Hilton Head Is. Halloween events) FREE Trunk-o-ween 2019 @ Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

trunk or treat hilton head shelter cove towne center Halloween 2017

FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is.

Thurs. Oct. 31 2019, 5-7PM
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

FREE & open to the public. 

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
•Bounce Houses
•Cappy the Clown
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag

More details here. 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Jewish Food Festival Savannah

Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival Savannah is Sun. Oct. 27, 2019 in Monterey Square.

This year, the event will be held in Monterey Square, not Forsyth Park.

Come explore Jewish food. Details here. 

11AM- 3PM

The festival draws approximately 10,000 people and provides attendees with a taste of ethnic Jewish cuisine as well as family entertainment ranging from music, dance, magic and puppet shows.

There is not an admission for this event, but once you have smelled the aroma of all the wonderful cuisine, you will want to purchase tickets for food. There are two ticket booths on the festival grounds.

Below is a small sampling of the extensive menu of delicious Jewish delicacies to be found at the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival™:
• Deli Sandwiches (corned beef, pastrami, or tongue)
• Potato Latkes
• Fresh Blintzes
• Fresh Challah
• Hummus & Pita
• Kosher Hot Dogs
• Brisket
• Sizzling Sephardic Lamb
• Stuffed Cabbage
• Sodas, including Dr. Brown’s®
• Sweets from our Sisterhood

 

(Savannah Halloween events) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Rangers @ Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 pm. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed, and space availability. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Pre-sale tickets for tour will begin Oct. 1, 2019. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as tours times sell out in advance. Call the Park office for additional information and details: 912-353-3023

Admission: $9.50 – $15

Not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Wormsloe Haunted Trail
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 7-10PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

(Hilton Head Is. Fall Festivals) FREE Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Costume Contest 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Pumpkin Patch 2014 Halloween Costume Contest, Hilton Head Is. Bluffton

Pumpkin Patch 2019 in Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is. will be Sat. Oct. 18 2019, 4-8 PM.

Have the kids dress up and participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.

Candy, games and much more is available.

The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start their Halloween celebration.

The target age for the event is 3-12, but everyone is welcome.

There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, costume contests & more.

No pets please.

Free for children ages 3-12. Adults are free

Learn more here. 

Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Organized by Island Recreation Center, www.islandreccenter.org

FREE Family Days @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Free Family Day Telfair Museums Savannah 2019 kids

Free Family Days Fall 2019 @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah.

Telfair Museums’ Free Family Days for Chatham County residents are offered throughout the year.

Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on art-making, and more — free of charge!

November 2019 Free Family Day @ Jepson Center
Summon the Sea! with free family activities celebrating the sea in celebration of the exhibit: Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick.
1-4PM Sat. Nov. 9 2019
Details here.

Participants in this free event will explore ocean ecology and whale-themed crafts. Experience contemporary artists’ take on Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick. The museum will offer a fun-filled afternoon day of informal learning, music, activities, and presentations related to life under the sea.

Summon the Sea! Free Family Day for Savannah/Chatham County offers a fun-filled afternoon of informal learning, music, hands on activities, and presentations on marine ecology. Experience contemporary artists’ take on Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick in the exhibition Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick. Children’s activities include a nautical photo booth, origami whales and paper scrimshaw.

Presenters include Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary with STEAM activities presented by Marine Science students from Savannah State University. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Righty, the 21-foot long inflatable replica of a female North Atlantic right whale. Performance by the Around the Globe Sea Chantey Singers at 3pm: Join us for a rare Savannah appearance by this Athens-based group led by Georgia music and art legend Art Rosenbaum.

The program will include authentic sea chanties, nautical instrumentals and audience participation. Free to City of Savannah and Chatham County residents!

Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Halloween events) Wag-O-Ween 2019: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Wag-O-Ween Halloween for dogs Savannah 2015

Take Rover trick-or-treating during Savannah’s  Annual Wag-O-Ween 2019 event, which will be Sat. Oct. 26 2019, noon to 5PM

Participants will receive a map indicating the more than 100 businesses where they may Trick or Treat with their canine companion. There will also be a costume contest and a raffle for some great prizes.

In the past this event has had 1000 participants from the greater Savannah area and that’s expected to increase this year. This event generates greatly needed funds for local pet rescue organizations.

Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds go to benefit local pet rescue organizations. CASH ONLY.

For more info, call 912-234-3336 or 912-508-3336 or click here .

(Savannah Halloween events) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Yellow Fever Davenport Savannah Halloween 2019

The Davenport House in Historic Savannah will host a dramatic recreation of the Yellow Fever outbreak in Savannah in the early 19th century at 7PM on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October 2019.

Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed.

Not appropriate for children younger than 8.

Living history program: Yellow Fever in Savannah
7PM on Friday & Saturday nights in October 2019: DATES: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
The show is 45 minutes long.
@ Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost:  $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
CONTACT: 912-236-8097; info@davenporthousemuseum.org; www.davenporthousemuseum.org

If you go, please note:
· The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light.
· Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience.
· Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.
· The Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation.

New this year:
· While the story focuses on Yellow Fever in 1820 as a summation, the story will continue to the present day.
· There is a new scene depicting the household duties that come into play when there has been a death in the house including preparation of the body for burial.
· A scene is adapted from a Conrad Akin story that attempts to answer “What is it like to be dead?”
· Patrons will hear a portion of a sermon which explains not how yellow fever happens but why.

Returning this year:
· Jamal Toure and his interpretation of illness and treatment of the African and African American population of Savannah.
· Patrons will meet two doctors Mary Lavindar and William Coffee Daniell who discuss their treatments for the illness.

Savannah kids’ activities: Kindermusik playdates for ages 0-7

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Savannah toddlers activities Kindermusik music children preschoolers Chatham County

Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano announces its monthly musical playdates: “All Aboard!” Sat. Aug. 24 & Wed. Aug. 28 at 10AM.

This exciting class for ages 0-7 and their caregivers will explore the sounds and rhythms of the train. After the class, each child will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon.

Enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912-988-KEYS.

Weekly Classes

Saturday weekly Kindermusik class meets at 11AM and still has room for you! First class is free- text “Kindermusik” to 912-432-5885.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

County Fairs 2019 with rides in Chatham, Effingham & Bulloch County

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

coujnty fairs in Savannah Statesboro 2017For those hankering to take the kids to seek out Charlotte & Wilbur at a county fair, here are a few near Savannah to check out:

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro
Oct. 21-26 2019
Carnival rides, food, shows including “Chase’s Racing, Swimming Pigs”, educational exhibits, free animal shows nightly, a working blacksmith shop, grits mill, live syrup making, Kiwanis Pancakes & Sausage
16942 Highway 67 South
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Details here.

Effingham County Fair, Springfield
Oct. 17-26 2019
Fair Grounds, Springfield
Details here.

Coastal Empire Fair, Savannah
Details TBA.
The fair is typically held in early November at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds @ 4801 Meding St
Savannah, Georgia 31405.
Details here. 

 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Oatland Harvest Fest Cane Grinding 2019 Savannah

Celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s annual cane grinding event on Sat. Nov. 16 2019 in Savannah, 10AM-4PM. Details here. 

Centered around Oatland’s 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music, cane-boiling, butter-making and cooking on the hearth and open fire. See how “it was back then” amidst the sights, sounds and aroma of an old-fashioned fall gathering.​

Children young and old will enjoy hay rides, crafts and games, cane syrup and other fun festival food that will tug at your senses as you venture back through history.​

Special Admission Rates for this event​:
Children $5
Adults $7

Learn more here. 

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Pee Wee Rodeo

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Pee Wee Rodeo 2015 Savannah Urban Hope

Save the date for the 6th Annual Pee Wee Rodeo, Nov. 16, 2019 @ The Old Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave.
Time: 10AM-1PM
Purchase tickets at www.urbanhopesavannah.org

Grab your cowboy hat, boots, spurs and chaps and come for a fun filled day of cowboy/cowgirl activities.

Your child will enjoy the chance to participate in stick horse rodeo events!

There will be other fun activities, such as pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, and farm animal petting zoo. Food & beverages available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Hope, a free after school program for inner city and at risk children.

KiDS Rock Savannah 2019: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

KiDS Rock Savannah 2019Finishing a marathon is child’s play with KiDS ROCK Savannah – a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 7. This non-competitive, non-timed event is all about having fun & making it to the finish line. Kindergarten distance is a half mile run.

Kids Rock 2019
1-3PM Sun. Nov. 3
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
Find race details here
Run with your friends. Team Registration available. Read more here.

Registration Information

Register here.

Every child is a winner & will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag & medal.

Associated with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Alee Shriners Presents the 14th Annual  Annual Terror Plantation Haunted House in Savannah

100 Eisenburg Drive off Skidaway Road
912.355.2443 or 912.429.3059

Halloween 2019 dates for the Haunted House TBA but are typically every Friday & Saturday night in October.  For older kids & adults.

Hours: 7:30PM-11 PM
Cost: $10 adults; $6 kids 12 & younger. Debit/Credit

Military Discounts
Group Discounts for 6 or more
Concessions

Details here.