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Free Pokemon Lures & Family Food Truck Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Food Truck Festival Pokemon Fun Savannah

Family Fun Food Truck Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Join your favorite food trucks at Skidaway Island State Park for their first ever Family Food Truck Fun Fest, noon-4PM Sept.4 2016.

Pokemon lures, Giant Ground Sloth, Cornhole, Ranger-Led Games and Reptile Show are all part of the fun.

$5 parking.

Sun. Sept. 4, Noon-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Georgia 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.


Free Admission Days @ Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Monday, August 8th, 2016


Free kids events at Fort Pulaski Founders Day Savannah Aug. 25 2016FOUNDERS DAY EVENTS & FREE ADMISSION WEEKEND

Aug. 25-28 in celebration of National Park Service’s 100th Birthday Weekend.

Thurs. Aug. 25, 2016
Fort Pulaski will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a special day of events.

Free Founders’ Day Events on Aug. 25
Fort Pulaski National Monument invites YOU to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Special programs will include guided walks, ranger programs, cannon firings, musical performances, and concert with the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart. Come to the fort Thurs. Aug. 25 as we party like it’s 1916!

Founder’s Day Schedule (Thursday, August 25th, 2016):

10:00 AM – Lighthouse Trail Walk
11:00 AM – Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM – Ranger Program: The National Park Service at 100!
12:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
1:00 PM – Performance: Savannah Arts Academy
2:00 PM – Performance: Three Fold Chord
2:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
3:00 PM – Guided Fort Tour
4:00 PM – Ranger Program: The National Park Service at 100!
4:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
5:00 PM – Performance: Gee Gullah Ring Shouters
6:00 PM – Cake Cutting & Artillery Demonstration
6:30 PM – Concert featuring the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart


Fort Pulaski Centennial Series 2016 Savannah Throughout 2016, Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah is hosting special events as a part of its Centennial Series every third Sunday of the month so visitors and locals alike can discover Savannah’s national park.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of downtown Savannah. For more info, call 912) 786-5787 or visit

Centennial Series at Fort Pulaski
September 18–Kayaking with a Ranger
October 16–Full Moon Hike
November 20–Oystering along the Savannah
December 18–Historic District Walk

Fee information
Adults: $7
Children 15 & younger: Free


Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Gymnastics Classes Savannah Tumbling Summit

For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Fall 2016 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start Aug. 1 2016. 

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email


Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Twinkling Stars & Shining Stars – $72/per month
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, Super Stars, Rock Stars, Tumbling Classes – $84/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email to enroll.



Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Every Monday & Thursday starting in August
$5 per child (Cash or check only)
For children ages 5 & younger
Child must be accompanied by an adult
Open to all children. Children do not have to be enrolled at Summit Gymnastics to attend.

Call 912-921-1034 or email

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser

Tiny Tots indoor gym @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Tiny Tots Indoor Gym Savannah Summit Gymnastics Mommy & MeStarting Aug 1 2016, Tiny Tots Playtime will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah.

Tiny Tots Playtime is a magnificent introduction into the world of movement education. Summit Gymnastics provide a stress free environment for parent and child to work one on one. You and your child can exercise together, while he or she strengthens their developmental skills. Trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams, and more!

$5 per child
Front Desk Email:

Summit Gymnastics, 912-921-1034, email, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, 31406,, Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser 

Tiny Tots indoor gym @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Tiny Tots indoor gym toddlers Savannah Summit Gymnastics Summer Tiny Tots Play Time 2016 @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

9:30-11AM/$5 per child
July: 19, 26

Tiny Tots Playtime is a magnificent introduction into the world of movement education. We provide a stress free environment for parent and child to work one on one.

You and your child can exercise together, while he or she strengthens their developmental skills. Trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams, and more!

Summit Gymnastics, 912-921-1034, email, 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, 31406,, Summit Gymnastics is a advertiser 

FREE preschool Young Explorers nature program for ages 3-4 @ Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

free preschooler program at Savannah National 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:

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.



Synthetic Skating Rink @ Savannah Mall

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

13307445_1176666519031988_2598838298385249097_nA “Twice As Nice” Synthetic Skating Rink at the Savannah Mall is open from June 4 – Aug. 7 during the Summer of 2016.

For more info (912) 927-7467

About the Synthetic Ice Rink
The Ice Rink hours are Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 8PM and Sunday from noon to 6PM. Ice skates are available to rent. Socks are required and available for sale. Sessions start every half hour.

$4 per session. $2 train ride. Combo ticket for both $5

Savannah Mall, 14045 Abercorn Street, , 912-927-7467. The Savannah Mall is a advertiser.

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2016, Savannah

Monday, May 30th, 2016

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick thornless blackberry season is now open on a limited basis @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail:,

Summer 2016: Free Spray Pools in Savannah, May 31-July 22

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Spray Pools/Spray Pads Free Summer Kids Activities in Savannah

Hull Park Spray Pool

Summer in Savannah means time for free spray pools in some Savannah parks.

Kids can enjoy a cool water experience at the park under adult supervision.

Locations include: Forsyth Park, Avondale, Hull Park, Forrest Hills, Paulsen, 38th Street Park, Savannah Gardens, and Victory Heights Parks. Learn more here.

For the 2016 Summer Season, spray pools will open May 31 through July 22, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM-3 PM

Forsyth Park spray pool hours May 31-July 22: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-6PM; Sunday, noon-6PM.

Hull Park spray pool hours May 31-July 22 (55th Street & Atlantic Avenue in Ardsley Park): Saturday, 10 AM-3PM (Often this spray pool may on at other times, too)


Runway in Bloom fashion show to benefit children’s garden @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Runway in Bloom Savannah Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens You are invited to “Runway in Bloom” – a fashion show at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah, on May 29, 2016.

Proceeds help fund the future children’s garden at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Supporters of the children’s garden believe in the importance of teaching our children about our beautiful environment through hands on learning experiences, which will be a vital part of our children’s garden.

The concept,” Runway in Bloom” is to inspire and showcase the creativity of local designers. It will include collections from Savannah College of Art and Design fashion designers, fine retail apparel and small boutiques.

The theme for the show and collections are designs inspired by nature and flowers.

Featured collections will be made from botanicals and flowers found at the gardens designed by Stephanie Tedder and Hayley Larson, the event producer and co-producer of “Runway in Bloom”.


RSVP- 912-921-5460

Sunday, May 29, 2016

VIP Tickets: $50 includes private tour of the gardens, terrace seating, gift bag.

General Admission: $20

To RSVP and purchase a general admission or V.I.P. ticket, please call (912) 921-5460.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419., On Facebook here

Astronomy Day & Free Gazing in the Garden Night, Savannah

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Gazing in Garden, Astronomy Day Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Astronomy Day, May 14

Presented by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, Astronomy Day this Sat. May 14 2016 features daytime activities and displays for the entire family at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah.

Held at the Visitor Center, activities and programs include safe solar gazing, displays on astronomy, astronomical equipment and apps, astronomical art and more. This event is free and open to the public. Return later that evening for our springtime ‘Gazing in the Garden’ event, too!


Adults (ages 17 +): $5
Youth (ages 6 – 16): $3
Children (ages 5 & younger): Free


FREE Gazing in the Garden, May 14

8-10PM Sat. May 14
Outdoors on the Event Field @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Free to the Public

In partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, enjoy the out-of-doors night with “space fun” and stargazing.

After the mid-May sun sets at 8:16 pm and the sky darkens, the first-quarter moon becomes more visible and doesn’t set until around midnight. Come to the Event Field for viewing of the waxing crescent moon, constellations and Milky Way Galaxy through various-size telescopes that Association members (or you) bring. The evening wraps up at 10 pm.

Dress for the evening weather, bring a favorite cold or hot beverage, lawn chair/blanket and snack basket (alcohol is prohibited). Be aware that fire ants may be under your blanket or chair on your particular chosen spot on the Event Field.

For specific information, direct all inquiries to Liz Lubrani at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202.

Here’s a list of children’s books on astronomy:

“Night Sky Atlas” by Robin Seagell
“Astronomy” by Kristen Lippincott
“Black Holes & Other Space Oddities” by Alex Barnett
“Space” by Simon Holland
“The Solar System: An A-Z Guide” by Christina Wilsdon
“Cosmic Light Shows” by Bobbie Kalman & April Fast
“Find the Constellations” by H.A. Rey
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them” by H.A. Rey

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419. Please call 912-921-5460 for information,, On Facebook here


Best Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Click here to see our list of some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.


Jumping Jacks May 2016 Kids’ Events, Savannah

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center May 2016 fun includes:

Mother’s Day Sun. May 8

Bring mom for a free Coke & gift from Jumping Jacks. Buy any activity (laser tag, jump zone or game card) & get 2nd 50% off.

Sun. May 15 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Free chocolate chip cookie & Jumping Jacks Balloon. Buy 1 laser tag or Jump Zone & get 2nd 50% off.

Sun. May 22 Dollar Day

Hot Dogs $1. Candy Bar $1.
$1 off sandwich, pizza or wings,

Sun. May 29

Free ride on motion theater when you bring in a Jumping Jacks Color page from their Web site here.


Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Twitter here, Jumping Jacks is a advertiser.

Free admission & fun family events during National Park Week, April 16-24

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

freeparksApril 16–24 is National Park when you can visit National Parks for free!

Throughout National Park Week in 2016, every national park will give you free admission!

Events @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah include

*April 16 Junior Ranger Day: Fort Pulaski park rangers will offer free, fun, hands-on activities for Junior Rangers & their families all day long inside the fort. Details here. 

11:00 a.m. Cannon Firing followed by Junior Ranger Drill
11:30.a.m. Guided Fort Tour
12:00 p.m. Musket Firing followed by Junior Ranger Muster
1:00 p.m. Cannon Firing followed by Junior Ranger Drill
1:30 p.m. Guided Fort Tour
2:00 p.m. Interactive Signal Flag Program
3:00 p.m. Cannon Firing
3:30 p.m. Garrison Flag Lowering


*April 17 Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with a little baseball action.

11AM & 2PM 19th century baseball games on Sun. April 17

Fort Pulaski has close ties with the national pastime as it was played by union soldiers in the fort during the American Civil War.

The two-hour programs will highlight baseball at Fort Pulaski and get you active and playing. This will be a spring training of sorts as park staff teaches the differences between the modern game of baseball and what was played at the fort in 1862. The last hour of each session will conclude with an exhibition game with all of the participants.

No reservations are required. Gloves are not needed. Bring some comfortable sneakers and be ready for some fun bringing baseball back to Fort Pulaski.


Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special Centennial Series on the third Sunday of each month. This series encourages guests, travelers, and members of the local community to come out and be active in the park.

April 17–Baseball at Fort Pulaski
May 15–Yoga in the Park
June 19–Bark in the Park
July 17–Fishing with a Ranger
August 21–Wetlands Walk

Fort Pulaski, Hwy 80 East Savannah, 31410-0757 tel: (912) 786-5787. Details here. 


More Nearby National Parks

Nearby national parks/monuments include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Bowling Competition, Free Kite Day @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center Spring 2016 fun includes:

Sun. April 10: Bowling Competition
Jumping Jacks will track the scores all day and the winners will be notified at the end of the day.
1st place: Eat & play Family Package ($82 value)
2nd place: $25 Game Card
3rd place: 1 Large Pizza & 2 Medium drinks

Sun. April 17 Kites, Kites, Kites
Come in today and purchase any balloon package and each child will receive a free kite.

Sun. April 24 Free Goodie Bags
Every child that comes to Jumping Jacks today will receive a free goodie bag.
Book a party today and with a deposit, get a free goodie bag for your entire party.


Jumping Jacks Birthdays

# 1 – $299 for up to 10 kids includes:
*1 ½ hours in party room with party host
* Choice of jump zone (unlimited time) OR laser tag (3 games each) (height restrictions apply for both)
*$5 game card with 300 points OR $10 no tickets
*2 slices pizza for each child
*Unlimited drinks for party children during the room time
*Balloons & sticker for birthday child
*All paper products included
*Additional children $25 each
*Add 2nd activity half price

#2 – $210 for up to 10 kids includes:
*Same as above except that you do NOT get game cards
*Laser Tag (only 2 games each)
*Additional children $20

#3 – $99 intended for a smaller party but good for up to 10 kids
*1 ½ hours in the party room
*Party host
*All paper products
*Balloons and sticker for birthday child
*Additional children $5
Then you build your own party by adding the
Activities and food you like: AT COST
*Laser tag
*Game cards
*Food & beverages of your choice

*No outside food or drink permitted
Except birthday cake, cupcakes or ice cream cups
*Jumping Jacks does all the set and clean up


“Atmosphere powered by fun!”


Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Twitterhere, Jumping Jacks is a advertiser.

Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski, April 9-10

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Fort Pulaski Savannah154th Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski @  Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah
April 9-10 2016

Fee Information: Adults: $7
Children 15 & younger

See the schedule of events here.

Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia