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Virtual tour of Savannah’s Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Telfair Museums online tour Owen Thomas

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center are closed through March 31 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But kids can take a virtual tour of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah

Take the tour here. 

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Find the Travel & Leisure list world-famous museums that offer virtual museum tours you can take from your couch here.

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Find more of our new free online things to do at home here. 

 

Watch a wild Savannah osprey pair on The Landings Bird Cam, Skidaway Is.

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

landings bird cam osprey 2020

Online viewing of the bird nest cam at The Landings can provide live entertainment for those self-quarantined & looking to escape Disney Plus.

These cameras follow ospreys nesting beside the Palmetto golf course at The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah.

This year, the ospreys are using a nest built by cam operators and volunteers in fall 2019, after the old nest tree, which died, had to be cut down.

The female laid an egg on March 8 2020 and another March 11 2020.

Watch here.

Or you can watch here via the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Web site.

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Stay Home, Save Lives, Savannah: Savannah online sources for kids

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

social distancing sesame street kids

SouthernMamas.com is always telling you to get off the screens and get out there and do things with your kids in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Except now during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Social distancing is key , as in staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowds. That means avoiding playdates, sleepovers, bars, restaurants, parties, or houses of worship. Learn more here.

Georgia Department of Public Health provides a COVID-19 Daily Status report, listing all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia county by county, updated daily at noon. See it here. 

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. Georgians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) may call this hotline. Hotline Number: 1-844-442-2681

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Things to do at home for kids

Online National Geographic Explorer free classroom offered weekdays for kids. Details here.

Telfair Museums’ tips on sketchbooking for kids. Details here. 

Online kids’ free program hosted by Friends of Oatland, FOOVENTURES @ 11AM weekdays. Connect online w/ the animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center while the wildlife center is closed during COVID-19 pandemic. Details here. 

Online live free zoo learning kids’ program hosted by Riverbanks Zoo, 10AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online live free learning kids’ program hosted by Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 11AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online Kindermusik Savannah classes here. 

Online virtual tour of Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah here. 

Online live free DIY kids’ art workshops, 11AM Tues. March 24 & 11AM Thurs. March 26. Details & materials needed here. 

Online free children’s bookfest, 3-5PM Fri. March 27. Details here. 

Online live video of wild osprey pair via The Landings bird cam  here.

E-books via Live Oak Public Libraries here. 

Travel & Leisure magazine lists 12 world-famous museums that offer virtual tours you can take from your couch. See them here. 

Online free Lunch Doodles with author & artist Mo Willems, 1PM weekdays. Details here. 

Online free storytime with Oliver Jeffers,  illustrator of many books including The Day the Crayons Quit, on Instagram Live at 1PM @oliverjeffers

Online free storytimes with Olaf, aka Josh Gad on Twitter and Instagram Live @joshgad 

Online free storytimes with children’s book author Dan Santat  “Santat survival school for the pandemic” on Instagram @dsantat 

Amazing Educational Resources is a big spreadsheet of tools/programs/services that usually cost money but are being offered for free (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) with info on subject and grade level. Find it here. 

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Save with Stories – featuring celebrities reading children’s books – is offered on Instagram and Facebook to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

(We will be adding more online kids’ happenings to SouthernMamas.com)

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Now that Savannah-Chatham public schools & local private schools are closed for March 2020, here’s a homeschool schedule from Kristen Howerton, author of Rage Against the Minivan

Homeschool schedule Savannah

FREE showing of “Bee Movie” + affordable kids’ classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Bee Day Savannah Cultural Arts FREE kids events

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Bring your kids to a special FREE Bee Day @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center  9:30AM-12:30PM on Thurs. March 19

Felt bees and ceramic hives workshops with the cultural arts staff and an instructional show-and-tell and discussion by the Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association. Stick around for the FREE screening of “Bee Movie” at 11AM.

9:30-11AM: Felt Bees & Ceramic Hives Workshops
Instructional Show-and-Tell and discussion by Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association

11AM-12:30PM
Film Screening of “Bee Movie”

FREE | Open to the Community | All ages welcome

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers these free or affordable Spring 2020 kid-friendly classes & workshops.

To view the latest updates to events and programming, be sure to visit www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Little Artists Creative Drop-in Play Space
Saturdays, March 21 & 28 • 9AM-Noon
Ages 6 & younger
$5 per child per class

Drop in any time between 9AM-Noon to take part in a creative learning environment that focuses on stimulating the basics of imagination, movement, and fun.

Register online here. 

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Music and Movement
Saturdays, April 4 – 25 • 9:30-10:30AM
4-week class
15 months – 3 years with caregiver
Cost $20

Sign up for this educational experience with Instructor Joanna Walchuk as she takes you through the building blocks of learning songs and dance in a fun, uplifting environment.

Register online here. 

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Home-school Art Program
Thursday, April 9, May 7 10AM-Noon
Ages 6-15
$10 per child

Come join our new Home-school Art Program to learn create and have fun! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity that will help foster artistic expression. Students will learn a variety of skills across different media while learning about famous artist and art movements. Parents are encouraged to join in own the fun for free.

Register online here. 

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Drop-in Ceramics
Thursday’s (Bi-Weekly) April 2-May 28 10AM-Noon
All ages welcome (ages 10 & younger are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE

Drop in our studio and engage in fun clay based activities with the guidance of our skilled instructor.

Register online here. 

(Savannah daytrips) FREE annual birthday for the birds festival, Port Royal, SC

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Birthday for the Birds Port Royal Beaufort 2020

8th BIRTHDAY FOR THE BIRDS
APRIL 25 2020, 9-11AM
Port Royal, SC

The Town of Port Royal along with the Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands Committee invite the community to celebrate the 8th Birthday for the Birds on April 25 2020, 9-11 AM. This unique, one of a kind event showcases Beaufort County’s wonderful natural resources, the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands, along with the incredible wildlife living within.

This exciting free Community Celebration focuses upon the various species living in this habitat along with educational and information resources. With support from the Fripp Island Audubon Club and other organizations, it will be an informative and fun day to enjoy the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands. Representatives from the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, Fripp Island Wildlife Department along with Hunting Island Park Rangers will be onsite as they showcase many inhabitants of the wetlands including alligators and other species.

Master Naturalists (TOUR SIGN-UPS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM) will be there as educational guides giving boardwalk tours of the wetlands along with answering any questions. There will be a Scavenger Hunt with check offs for finding all the unique species and when completed, can proudly show off by wearing their well earned “I Found all the Wildlife Species at the Port Royal Rookery.”

Plus, face painting by Kandace Palmer of Southern Palette Art Studio, local school children’s artwork and puppets to view and a delicious Birthday Cake.

There will be kazoos to play as you tip your bird hat and Cypress Wetlands coloring books donated by the Beaufort Soil & Conservation District for the children to enjoy. Look for the Costumed Bird Greeters, the 1979 Silver Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up festively decorated with Birds for the Event.

The event, created by the commitment and vision of Pete Richards* through the Town of Port Royal, who wished to share his love of birding, and, in his own words said, “The importance of the birthday is making wildlife and birds accessible to community, families and children. It is now in its 8th year.”

The Town of Port Royal has generously helped along with Audubon and the many volunteers who work to provide this fun day to the community and their families.

*Pete Richards passed on Saturday, February 29th.

(St. Patrick’s 2020, Savannah) St. Patrick’s Parades on Tybee, Hilton Head Is. & Savannah

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Greening Fountain Forsyth Park Savannah St. Patrick's Day 2017

The Greening of the Forsyth Park Fountain, parades on Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. & in Savannah – all are part of the special month of March in Savannah.

(No Tara Feis Irish Celebration this year. )

St. Patrick’s festivities for 2020 include:

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GREENING OF THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAINSAVANNAH

Fri. March 6 2020, Noon-1PM. Details here. 

See the Forsyth Park fountain be dyed green. Free & open to the public.

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TYBEE IRISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION PARADE

Sat. March 14 2020, 3PM Tybee Is.’s Butler Avenue. Details here.

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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

HILTON HEAD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sun. March 15 2019, 3PM

37th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Details here.

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UPDATE: THE SAVANNAH PARADE IS NOW CANCELLED: 

SAVANNAH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Tues. March 17 2020, 10:15AM.  Details here.

UPDATE: THE SAVANNAH PARADE IS NOW CANCELLED:

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
Sat. March 21 2020, 9AM-Noon @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $25 per person, $75 per team.
Details & register here. 

FREE showing of “Bee Movie” + affordable kids’ classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Bee Day Savannah Cultural Arts FREE kids events

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Bring your kids to a special FREE Bee Day @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center  9:30AM-12:30PM on Thurs. March 19

Felt bees and ceramic hives workshops with the cultural arts staff and an instructional show-and-tell and discussion by the Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association. Stick around for the FREE screening of “Bee Movie” at 11AM.

9:30-11AM: Felt Bees & Ceramic Hives Workshops
Instructional Show-and-Tell and discussion by Coastal Empire Bee Keeping Association

11AM-12:30PM
Film Screening of “Bee Movie”

FREE | Open to the Community | All ages welcome

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Register online here. 

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Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers these free or affordable Spring 2020 kid-friendly classes & workshops.

To view the latest updates to events and programming, be sure to visit www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Little Artists Creative Drop-in Play Space
Saturdays, March 21 & 28 • 9AM-Noon
Ages 6 & younger
$5 per child per class

Drop in any time between 9AM-Noon to take part in a creative learning environment that focuses on stimulating the basics of imagination, movement, and fun.

Register online here. 

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Music and Movement
Saturdays, April 4 – 25 • 9:30-10:30AM
4-week class
15 months – 3 years with caregiver
Cost $20

Sign up for this educational experience with Instructor Joanna Walchuk as she takes you through the building blocks of learning songs and dance in a fun, uplifting environment.

Register online here. 

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Home-school Art Program
Thursday, March 12, April 9, May 7 10AM-Noon
Ages 6-15
$10 per child

Come join our new Home-school Art Program to learn create and have fun! Each session will offer a different creative and educational activity that will help foster artistic expression. Students will learn a variety of skills across different media while learning about famous artist and art movements. Parents are encouraged to join in own the fun for free.

Register online here. 

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Drop-in Ceramics
Thurs. March 5, 9:30-11:30AM
Thursday’s (Bi-Weekly) April 2-May 28 10AM-Noon
All ages welcome (ages 10 & younger are not permitted on the wheel)
FREE

Drop in our studio and engage in fun clay based activities with the guidance of our skilled instructor.

Register online here. 

FREE Young Explorers Club for ages 3-4 @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

 

Free children's activities Savannah toddler preschoolers Savannah Wildlife Refuge The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a preschoolers “Young Explorers Club” on the first Tuesday of each month.

The free, hour-long monthly program for 3-4 year-olds starts at 10AM on the first Tuesday of each month.  There will be story time, crafts, snacks, and take-home activities all about this month’s topic.

The programs are at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC 29927).

Each month, a different animal or method of conservation will be highlighted. Juniors of Girl Scout Troop 30387 have designed the monthly programs as their service project for completing the Bronze Award. The themes are:

February – Lady Bugs
March – Plants
April – Recycle
May – Baby Birds
June – Alligators
July – Sea Turtles
August – Spiders
September – Fish
October – Butterflies
November – Turkeys
December – Ducks

For more information, please contact Joel Vos at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

National Wildlife Refuge in Savannah/Hardeeville.
Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex
694 Beech Hill Ln
Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927

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FREE Spanish learning playdate @ Savannah Area Language & Culture Exchange

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Spanish for kids classes Savannah Chatham County

Here’s a fun way for your kids to learn Spanish this Sat. Feb. 22 in Savannah: Playtime or Arts & Crafts for kids led in Spanish @ Savannah Area Language & Culture Exchange.

Whether your kids speak Spanish or not, they’ll have a great time at this event. Play is free for as long as you want. $16 to sit down and do the craft, $12 for additional siblings.

This month we’re sequining dinosaurs or mermaids, with the option to add feathers wings to turn them into dragons and mermaids.

Arrive when you want
Stay & play as long as you want
Reserve your designated time to do the craft online here. 

Your child does not need to know a word of Spanish in order to participate. Children are the ultimate learners!
Ages 18 months and up welcome, even your middle and high schoolers!
You can relax and have a cup of coffee or tea, while they play.

Where:  Savannah Area Language & Culture Exchange, 206 East 36 St. Savannah
When: Sat. Feb 22 2020, 1-4PM
Who: Ages 18 months & older

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FREE Fit Kids Fest 2020, Savannah

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Free FIt Kids Fest 2020 Savannah

FitKids Fest 2020 is a free community event focused on promoting overall wellness in K-12 students. It will be Sat. Feb. 29 2020, 1-4PM at West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. in Savannah.

Kids and their parents can participate in fun, interactive events that focus on making and living an active lifestyle.

Details here. 

(Savannah tutoring) ACT prep classes, study guides with Class 101 Savannah

Monday, February 17th, 2020

class 101 Savannah tutoring SAT Pooler

Is your child taking the ACT or SAT soon?

Contact Class 101 Savannah college planning. Let Class 101 help your student increase their score. Call 912-303-7600 or email pcooper@class101.com.

Sessions are held at Class 101 Savannah, 7702 Waters Ave., Savannah GA 31406.

Class 101 Savannah provides families with expert guidance in the college search, admissions, and financial aid process. Learn more here.

Class 101 College Planning
Phone: (912) 303-7600
E-mail: jcooper@class101.com

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Savannah Spring Sports: Soccer Shots For Ages 2-8 & FREE Soccer Fun Day

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Soccer Shots Savannah 2020 Spring

Enrollment for Soccer Shots Spring Soccer is now open in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton.

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and your child is invited to join Soccer Shots on Soccer Island.

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program for children ages 2-8 with a focus on character development.

Soccer Shots also offers special programming for children ages 3 and up with special needs. ​Weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. Soccer Shots curriculum is aligned with early learning state standards and highlights a positive character trait each week such as respect, confidence and determination. And Soccer Shots coaches are the best in the business.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more. Then click “View Locations” and use the new search feature to find a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton. Spots will fill quickly, so enroll today.

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FREE Soccer Fun Day
Sat. March 21, 2020, 9-10:30AM

FREE & open to the public. Enroll online at savannah.soccershots.com. Search “free” to see a complete list of all free events near you

This is an opportunity for children to try Soccer Shots program for the first time and for parents to meet the coaches. Abbreviated 15 minute sessions and program information will be available. Event will take place on the Whitaker Street side of the park, on the south end by the tennis courts and farmer’s market.

Please preregister for this free event so organizers know how many children to expect. Enroll at savannah.soccershots.com. Search “free.”

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FREE ACT Practice Test @ Class 101 Savannah

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Free Community ACT Practice Test Savannah Pooler Class 101

Class 101 Savannah will offer a FREE practice ACT test that’s open to the community.

The test will be Sat. Feb. 22 2020, 10AM-2PM.

Students will have the chance to take a full ACT practice test in a simulated test environment. This will help students gain an understanding of the material covered on the ACT and what the testing experience is like. Students can also receive their test scores at no cost by individual appointment following the test.

Practice test location is Class 101 Savannah, 7702 Waters Ave., Savannah GA 31406.

For more information and to reserve your seat, call 912-303-7600 or email pcooper@class101.com.

Class 101 Savannah provides families with expert guidance in the college search, admissions, and financial aid process. Learn more here.

Class 101 College Planning
Phone: (912) 303-7600
E-mail: jcooper@class101.com

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FREE Mindful Self-Compassion Workshops in Savannah

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

free mindful self-compassion workshops Savannah Chatham County Safety Net

 

Free mindful self-compassion workshops are being offered to the public in Savannah starting this month.

The first free workshop will be Wed., Feb. 26, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS. Find registration information and the schedule of all the free mindful self-compassion workshops offered through Oct. 28 here.

These trainings help participants learn fundamental concepts and skills in mindfulness and self-compassion. Workshops are a program of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and organized by Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, Inc.

Open to all residents including educators, law enforcement, medical and behavioral health providers, caregivers, students and community members.

Learn more about the benefits of the workshops – especially to educators – in our newspaper column here.

Thanks to funding from Chatham County, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Pitulloch Foundation, and in partnership with Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition and Gateway Community Service Board, organizers are able to bring this resource to our residents and schools at no cost to them

Register online here.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, April 29, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, June 24, 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, Aug. 26 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS
Wednesday, Oct. 28 9AM-4PM at Chatham County DFCS

FREE kid-friendly belly-dancing class, $10 watercolor class & more @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
watercolor illustration Savannah Cultural Affairs Center art kids

See the Monster Watercolor Illustration Workshop

Savannah Cultural Arts Center offers a slew of free or affordable kid-friendly classes & workshops during February 2020.

Savannah Cultural Arts Center
201 Montgomery St.
Savannah, GA 31401

February 2020 Kid-Friendly Events & Classes @ the Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Below is a list of upcoming events, classes, and workshops at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center this winter.

Those interested in registering for these classes and workshops can find more information and the registration . To view the latest updates to our events and programming, be sure to visit our website at www.savannahga.gov/arts or call 912-651-6783.

Yoga
10:30-11:30AM, Saturdays, Feb. 1-29,
All ages
$5 per person per session
Stretch and exhale your way to mindfulness in this relaxing yoga class for all skill levels. Please bring your own mat.
Register online here. 

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Felt Painting Workshop
9:30AM-1PM, Feb. 15
Ages 13+
$35 per person
Learn how to turn felt into a wonderful painting.
Register online here. 

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Beginner Level Mosaic
5:30-8PM, Wednesdays, Feb. 26 – March 25
Ages 13+
$60 per person
Create your own mosaic using vitreous glass while learning basic techniques in design, tool use, and settings.
Register online here. 

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See the Monster Watercolor Illustration
6-8PM, Feb. 28
Ages 7+
$10 per person
See your watercolor blobs come to life as funny monster illustrations.
Register online here. 

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Belly Dancing Workshop
12:30-1:30PM, Feb. 29
All ages
FREE
Register online here. 

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FREE Georgia Day Parade 2020, Savannah

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2020 free

FREE Georgia Day Parade 2020, Savannah

Educators & students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the Georgia Day Parade on Fri. Feb. 21, 2020.

As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, students, local dignitaries, musicians, & costumed performers will march through Savannah’s historic squares.

Details here. 

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