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Savannah Labor Day Activities 2018

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Savannah museums forts Old Fort Jackson Labor Day Weekend 2018

Labor Day weekend family events @ Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah including Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Savannah History Museum. Learn more here.  Programs include:

LOYALISTS AND LIBERTY BATTLEFIELD TOURS @ Savannah History Museum: Thursday-Saturday well as extended to Sunday & Monday (because of the holiday weekend) 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM
March through history and learn about the American Revolution in Savannah! Experience a black powder demonstration, immerse yourself in 1779 Savannah, and hear about the personalities that shaped the city’s fight for freedom. Learn more here.

INTERACTIVE CENTURY OF SENTRIES: Building Fort Jackson program for adults, kids and families @ Old Fort Jackson. Guests can also learn various drills and forms of military communication used and watch a cannon demonstration using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast. This special programming will be offered 10AM-4PM, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday during Labor Day Weekend. To coincide with the programming, there will also be a special indigo dyeing activity at 10:30AM, 1PM & 3PM Saturday through Monday. Learn more here.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOURS @ Savannah Children’s Museum: SCM will have Special Open Days from 9AM-2PM on Sunday, Sept. 2 & Mon. Sept. 3 in addition to their regular Saturday hours, 9AM-2PM.

More Labor Day weekend family events

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is will be open 10AM-5PM Come by and play. Details here. 

Half-price Marsh Treks w/ Tybee Is. Marine Science Center.
Sign up online. (Plus Beach walks, Turtle Talks, Seining)
Details here.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Sat. Sept. 1 2018 9AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA
Entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. Old-timey games will be available. Cost: $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien
Mon. Sept 3, 2018 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers’ life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. Cost $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway
Monday, Sep 3, 2018 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road
Midway, GA 31320
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.
Cost: $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is.
@ 11th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 2 2018 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by Swingin’ Medallions from 7-10:30PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

Richmond Hill kids’ activities: Beginner Archery & Civil War programs @ Fort McAllister State Park

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill has these happenings this weekend Aug. 10-12.

Beginner Archery
Fri. Aug 10, 2018 4-5PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with park rangers. You will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. You will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation’s required. $10 plus $5 parking. Register via phone @ 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 


Civil War kids’ programs

Soldier Saturday
Sat. & Sun. Aug 11 & 12: 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
The fort’s plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to civil war medicine. $5-$9. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

Children’s Civil War Drills
Sat. Aug 11, 10-11AM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
With the aid of wooden muskets children will learn how to march and “load in nine times”, just like a Civil War soldier. A musket demonstration will conclude the program. Fun for kids and adults. $5-$9. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

Battle Rattle
Sat.  Aug 11, 2018 1-1:30PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Battle Rattle is a modern name for soldiers gear. Learn how this term is rooted in the civil war. Rangers will discuss all of the gear that a civil war soldier would carry into combat, and what makes it rattle. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 


Super Science Sunday
Sun. Aug 12, 2-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Second Sunday of each month will feature a different experiment. Come join the sometimes messy, sometimes just plain fun. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 


Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Moon-gazing with high powered telescope @ Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Stay out a little later and view an astronomical event, the fourth full moon in three months.

On Saturday night, March 31, site staff @ Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway near Savannah will be available after hours for gazing up at the full moon as it rises over the Medway River.

Interesting facts about the moon will also be shared. A high powered telescope will be available to check out the moon’s seas and craters. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy this astronomical evening. Weather permitting and dress accordingly.

For more info, contact Arthur Edgar, Site Manager, at 912-884-5999 or email:

Moon Over the Medway
March 31, 2018
9PM until —
Fort Morris State Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road
Midway, Ga.
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury

Spring 2018 Fests @ Savannah-area Georgia State Parks

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Maker’s Festival at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sat. May 12, 2018 10AM-4 PM
Come to the first Maker’s Festival at Skidaway Island State Park. The Maker’s Festival is a family-friendly place to come interact with makers, see what they’re doing, and buy their products. Makers of all types will be there and some will be offering hands on experience at making.  $5 parking. Details here. 

Mother’s Day Celebration at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sun. May 13, 2018 1-3PM
Come join AmeriCorps in fun homemade spa activities in celebration of Mother’s Day. The activities participants will partake in are: Yoga, Bath Salts, Hand Scrubs, Manicures, Tin Can Flowerpots, and Mother’s Day Cards. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Details here.

Candle Lantern Tour & Bat Hikes @ Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Candle Lantern Tour Fort McAllister Georgia State Parks Savannah Richmond Hill Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host these October 2017 kid-friendly events:

Weekend Hikes
Every Sunday of October
10AM & 1PM
Choose from the edible plant, weekend waterway, or the marsh flora hike and enjoy an educational hike with the park naturalist and rangers. Edible plant and marsh flora hike are about 3 miles. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 per person.

Candle Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You’ll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! Tours every half hour. $5-9 per person.

Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We’ll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 per person.

Sunset Bat Hikes
Fri. Oct. 13 and 27, 2017
6:45 – 7:45PM
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 per person.

Blacksmithing & Civil War Medicine
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
10AM- 3PM
It’s time to get fired up! Join our rangers as we show off both the fun and the challenges of blacksmithing! Then learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Fort admission required.

Halloween at Savage Island
Sat. Oct. 29, 2017
Get ready to get spooky as campers decorate their campsites to compete for the many prizes such as scariest site, best costume, and more! Satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy courtesy of our rangers! Campers only.


Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

(Halloween 2017 events) Campground Trick-or-Treating @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contestYou are invited to bring your costumed kids to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah for the annual Campground Trick-or-Treating, Sat. Oct. 28 2017, 2PM.

Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30PM to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground.

Cost: $5 parking.Bring cash for faster entry.

For info call: 912-598-2300.

More Fall 2017 Skidaway Is. State Park Events

Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
Sat. Oct 28, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat.
Cost $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.

Calls of the Wild- Dusk Hike
Sat. Oct 21, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park , Savannah
Hit the trails right before dark to hear all the animals that call right before the darkness of night sets in. The guided hike will be about a mile hike and typically last an hour.
Cost: $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.

Pups ‘n’ Trucks Food Truck Carnival
Sun. Nov. 12, 11AM-3 PM
Join your favorite food trucks, pet boutiques and animal shelters for this fun event made for dogs and their owners. Plenty of trails, picnic tables and fresh air for the whole family.
Cost: $5 Parking Pass – Bring cash for faster entry.
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411



(Savannah Daytrips) Family Beach Days & Bike Trips @ Sapelo Island

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Sapelo Island Savannah daytrips

Family Beach Days @ Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island near Darien, Ga.  (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Wed. June 7, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. June 21, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. July 5, 2017 9AM to 12:30 PM

Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. A Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. Learn more here. 

Cost: $10 with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.


Bike Sapelo near Darien, Ga. (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Sat. Jun 10, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM

Day visitors may enjoy biking Sapelo Island with Sapelo’s naturalist. They’ll meet you at the ferry with a bike (bring your own helmet; required for 15 and younger) and lead you on Sapelo’s prettiest roads. Visit the Gator Pond, Lighthouse and Nanny Goat beach. This will be a leisurely ride on flat roads with minimum traffic. Click here for ferry information. $25 each with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.  Learn more here. 

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.

War of Jenkins Ear @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Wormsloe Historic Site Memorial Day Weekend events Savannah Family Kids Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain over Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

A brief presentation at the Visitor Center at 10AM will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: $2 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County

Learn more here.

Savannah Spring Festivals 2017: Family Food Truck Fun Festival & Spring Market, Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family Food Truck Festival Spring Market Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Join your favorite food trucks AND local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible Spring market @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah in Savannah, Sat. April 22, 9AM-3PM.

Nosh on great food while you shop vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park.

Want to be a vendor? Skidaway is providing 8 foot tables with 2 chairs for a $25 concession fee. Email for more information.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411


Free kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah free events

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah regularly offers free events. There is a $5 parking fee which is waived if you have an annual state park pass. Details on state park passes here.

See the free April 2017 events here


Things to do with kids: Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Valentine's Weekend Scavenger Hunt Savannah 2017 Do something special and fun this Valentines Day Weekend 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Win the HEART OF THE PARK TROPHY by competing in Skidaway Island State Park’s Second Annual Valentines Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt right here in the park.

Cost: $5 for parking and $15 per couple/family team.

Sun. Feb. 12, 1:30-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, Georgia 31411


Learn more here.

First Day Hike, Round 2 & FREE Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe Historic SIte

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Hike Wormsloe Colonial Faire & Muster 2016

First Day Hike, Round 2, Jan. 7, @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah 

For everyone not able to join on New Year’s Day, come on out to join for a second offering of the First Day Hike @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah.

This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes.

Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.

Saturday, Jan. 7 10:30AM-Noon
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Admissions – $4.50-$10

For more information, call 912-353-3023.



Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah 

Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler’s Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available for purchase.

Feb.3-Feb. 5
Fri. Feb 3, 2017 9AM-4 PM Cost: $4.50 – $10.
Sat. Feb 4, 2017 9AM-4 PM FREE
Sun. Feb 5, 2017 9 AM-4 PM FREE

For more information, call 912-353-3023.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Mrs. Claus Holiday Family Fun Skidaway Island State Park Savannah Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus on Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6-8PM @ Skidaway Island State Park.

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night.

Enjoy a walk along the enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

All activities $2 per person. $5 parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 912-598-2300, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

Fall Food Truck Festival 2016 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 20

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Savannah Family food truck Festival Skidaway Island State Park

Celebrate the reopening of Skidaway Island State Park with a festival the week after the park reopens.

Skidaway State Park closed for weeks due to Hurricane Matthew recovery but plans to reopen in Nov. 8 2016. Celebrate with food trucks, music, crafts, huge The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt (which starts @ 2PM)

$5 Parking.

Bring cash for fast and efficient entry.

Food Truck Line-Up in for Fall Family Food Truck Fun Festival

10 Food Trucks participating and new picnic tables. Food truck line-up includes:

Avila – Venezuelan Cuisine
Downtown Curbside Kitchen
The Naked Dog
Low Country Lobster
Crave Cupcakes
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Rolling Smoke Barbecue
Dark Shark Taco Attack!
Psycho Circus

Sun. Nov. 20, 11AM-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Savannah Halloween: Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah Wormsloe State Historic Site Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Sat. Oct 29, 2016, 7-9 PM

A ranger 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 after such a vicious storm this month!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30pm. Last tour ticket will be sold at 9 pm. If tours sell out prior to 9 pm the entrance gates will be closed. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Admission: $4.50-$10
Contact: 912-353-3023

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406



New outdoor gym @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah outdoor gym

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah now has an outdoor gym – for all – complete with elliptical, rowing machine & weight lifting equipment.

The new innovative outdoor gym & the six miles of trails make this Georgia state park the ideal spot to workout this fall.

Park Hours: 7AM–10PM


Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300,