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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 anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov for more information.

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

 

2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival this Sat. March 25 (free from noon-5PM)

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

7th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.

Register

Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Easter 2017: Easter Brunch & Easter Dinner Cruises with the Easter Bunny & an Easter Egg Hunt, Savannah

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Easter Cruise with Easter Bunny Savannah 2017 Celebrate Easter 2017 on the Savannah River! Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise or Easter Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River.

After brunch, children will have an Easter Egg hunt on the boat.

Details here.

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE
Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5 hour brunch cruise. After brunch, children can enjoy exploring the boat during our Easter Egg Hunt, led by the Bunny himself!

So, grab your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah this Easter Sunday.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Boarding at 12 pm | Sailing 1–2:30 pm
Adult $52.95 | Child $33.45 | Children 4 & under are free

 

EASTER DINNER CRUISE
Celebrate Easter on the Savannah River! Join our family, for our annual Easter Dinner
Entertainment Cruise! Enjoy our delicious dinner buffet on this 2 hour dinner cruise. Bring
your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Boarding at 6 pm | Sailing 7–9 pm
Adult $59.95 | Child $35.95 | Children 4 & under are free

Reservations & Tickets
Visit Nine East River Street •  www.savannahriverboat.com • Call 912.232.6404
Departing from River Street behind City Hall
Groups of 25 or more, please contact group sales department for discounted pricing information

Savannah Riverboat Cruises is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fests – Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Easter Egg Hunts 2017 Savannah Hilton Head Is. Richmond Hill Pooler
Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fun

Visit our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill (many of which are free). See the Easter 2017 Fun list here.

Live production of Call of the Wild & Tybee Youth Council Talent Show @ Tybee Post Theater

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Call of the Wild Tybee Post Theatre 2017

Tybee Post Theater fun family-friendly Spring 2017 productions include:

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm. “Call of the Wild”
The Savannah Stage Co. presents its touring stage play, “Call of the Wild,” adapted by Catherine Bush, based on the classic novel by Jack London.
The story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his California home and sold into captivity as a sled dog in Alaska. In order to survive this brutal frontier, Buck must leave behind his civilized ways and rely on instinct alone. Will Buck continue to serve his beloved master Thornton or will he leave Man’s world behind and answer the call of the wild?
Sat. April 22, 7:30 pm. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under.

Sat. April 29, 4 pm. Tybee Youth Council Talent Show
Join us for the inaugural Tybee Island Youth Council and Friends Talent Show. Acts include song and dance, piano performances, monologues, poetry readings, magic, comedy, dialogues and large group skits.
Cameo acts by our friends at Garrison Arts Academy, Savannah Arts and professional musicians will be sure to entertain you! . Bring the whole family for a fun night of supporting the youngest governmental youth council in the state of Georgia!
Pizza, hot dogs, drinks and concessions will be sold at intermission and student artwork will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the show support the Youth Council’s educational trip to Washington D.C. this summer. Tickets are available through the Post Theater’s website, with Jan LeViner at City Hall, or with any youth council member. Contact Katie Balthrop at 912-656-0736 for more information.
Sat., April 29, 4 pm. Tickets, $10

For tickets or more information, visit tybeeposttheater.org

LOCATION

The Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Spring 2017 Fun: Sheep Shearing, Fairy & Gnome Festivals

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Oatland Island Sheep Shearing Festival 2017 Savannah

Spring Celebration & Sheep Shearing @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sat. April 1, 2017
10AM-4PM

Admission
Adults $7
Children $5

From the sheep’s body to the finished wool product! Observe and participate in the magical creation of a woolen shawl through all the stages of wool processing.

Members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs join Oatland staff and volunteers in making this traditional spring celebration fun for the whole family. Oatland sheep will be sheared throughout the day with crafts, games, hay rides, and much more.

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Fairy & Gnome Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sat. May 6 2017
10AM-2PM

Admission
Adults: $5
Children, seniors and military: $3
Children 3 & younger are free.
There will be additional fees for some of the activities in order to raise money for the center.

Bring the kids for a day of enchantment. This family-themed festival is all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play.

Scavenger hunt, costume contest, crafts, and games. All ages are encouraged to participate in the annual gnome and fairy home building contest. Homes can be built at the festival by using natural materials from Oatland’s forest. Bring your whole family to stroll Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

For more information please call 912-395-1517

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410

 

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017, April 29

Monday, March 6th, 2017

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2016

FREE SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2017
Sat. April 29, 11AM-5PM
Forsyth Park, between Drayton and Whitaker streets

Watch as talented SCAD artists bring a splash of color to scenic Forsyth Park at the 36th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. SCAD students, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete for coveted prizes in this tradition that’s nearly as old as the university itself.
Chalk drawings, music and food
Share your experience and follow the action with #scadchalk.

High school student registration

High school students are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test and experience the creative SCAD environment. Registering in advance is required to compete for Ex Libris gift cards. Review contest guidelines and start sketching out your ideas in advance.
Registration opens April 1. Learn more here. 

Group registration for high school students

If you are a high school teacher or administrator, you may register several students at one time to compete in the high school competition. Each student registered within your group will be assigned one square and receive one box of chalk. Squares will be judged individually.
Registration opens April 1. Learn more here. 

High school students with questions can call 912.525.5100 or email admission@scad.edu.

St. Patrick’s 2017 Savannah Family Events include free Tara Feis Irish Celebration, Parades

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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 and our favorite event, Tara Feis Irish Celebration, will be here soon.

For information about the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival including the Savannah parade route visit savannahga.gov/savstpat

FREE, Family-Friendly Tara Feis Irish Celebration

Sat. March 11, 11AM-5PM in Savannah’s Emmett Park.
The non-alcoholic family-friendly feis (pron. FESH) – or festival – will be a feast for the eyes, ears and palate, with live performances, food, art activities, crafts and games hosted with Irish ceremony, tradition and hospitality. The festival is held each year in the beautiful Emmet Park located in heart of downtown Savannah.
This event is a free, non-alcoholic event geared towards families & children.
Details here.

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FREE GREENING OF FOUNTAIN

Fri. March 10, Noon in Forsyth Park
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s annual Greening of the Fountain takes place in Forsyth Park at the main fountain on the north side. The Greening ceremony has evolved into a popular event, as the attendance grows larger every year. The children are the focus of the Greening and a special kind of Irish magic culminates when the fountain water turns from clear to green, ensuring a “young-at-heart” experience for everyone.
Details here. 

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TYBEE ISLAND IRISH HERITAGE PARADE

Sat. March 11, 3PM Butler Ave., Tybee Island
Details here.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Sun. March 12, 3PM. This is a more lowkey, laid-back parade than Savannah’s.
Details & the parade route here. 

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SAVANNAH ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Fri March 17, 10:15AM. Show up early to get a spot along the route.
Details & the parade route here. 

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HILTON HEAD ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 18, 3-5PM @ Mellow Mushroom on Hilton Head Is. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer
Details here. 
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SAVANNAH ST. BALDRICK’S HEADSHAVING FUNDRAISER

Sat. March 25, noon-4PM @ Savannah City Market. St. Baldrick’s headshaving fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer.
Details here. 

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY IRISH BOWLING

Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Irish Road Bowling Tournament
Sat. March 25, 10AM @ Hutchinson Island Racetrack
Cost: $20 per person, $60 per team.
Details & register here.

 

Easter Egg Hunts 2017: Registration open for free 2017 Pooler Egg Hunt

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Registration for the 2017 Pooler Egg Hunt is now available!

The event is free because two local churches – Gateway Community Church and First Presbyterian Church – are hosting the hunt.

Register here.

The 5th Annual Pooler Egg Hunt will be Sat. April 15 9-11AM at the Pooler Recreation Complex (200 Preston stokes Dr, Pooler, GA 31322).

This year’s hunt will be for children up through 5th Grade. There will be one hunt at 9AM and one hunt at 10:30AM.

This is a FREE event, but each child participating must have a reserved ticket through Eventbrite. A printed copy of each ticket must be presented at the event in order to be admitted.
*When you reserve your child’s ticket, please be sure to select the ticket that matches your child’s age range (either under 2 years old, 2-3 years old, 4-5 years old, 1st – 3rd grade or 4th – 5th Grade) and desired hunt time (either 9AM or 10:30AM).

Annual Pooler Egg Hunt
Pooler Recreation Complex
200 Preston Stokes Drive
Pooler, GA 31322

FREE Tara Feis Irish Celebration, March 11, Savannah

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Free Tara Feis 2017 Savannah St. Patrick's Day
The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival
will be Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Emmet Park from 11AM – 5PM

Tara Feis is a festival that promotes true Irish culture and heritage through music, dancing, crafts and storytellers in a family- friendly atmosphere. The event commences with an official Irish opening ceremony featuring the Parade Grand Marshal and local dignitaries in a parade of colorful flags and bagpipes, preceded by performances on two stages that feature traditional Irish dancing, Celtic music and a whimsical magic show.

A major component of the cherished festival is its historical value. Irish heritage in Savannah dates back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where Emmet Park was once referred to as, “The Green”.

The 26th Annual Tara Feis Irish Festival is free and open to the public. This is a non-alcoholic event.  ­­­Emmet Park is located in downtown Savannah at the East end of Bay Street.

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Schedule of events

Main Stage Schedule

11.00A.M. Opening Ceremony. Presentation of the Colors. Irish National Anthem, American National Anthem. Official remarks.
11.30 A.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
12.15 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
1.00 P.M. The Outside Track
2.00 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
2.45 P.M. The Savannah Ceili Band
2.45 P.M. The Outside Track
(Autograph signing at the ticket tent)
3.30 P.M. Harry O’Donoghue
4.00 P.M. The Outside Track
4.55 P.M Closing remarks

Children’s Stage Schedule

11.30 A.M. Conrad Hartz Puppets
12.15 P.M. Irish Dancers of Savannah
1.00 P.M. Magic Marc
1.45 P.M. Michael Corbett & Colleen Settle
2.15 P.M. Legacy Irish Dance Academy
3.00 PM. Magic Marc
3.30 PM. Conrad Hartz Puppets
4.00 PM. Stage Closed

For more information please contact 912-651-6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/tarafeis