Archive for the ‘Spring Fun 2017’ Category

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