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Summer discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

Friends of Georgia State Parks Discount code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Thanks Friends of Georgia State Parks for giving our readers this special summer discount!

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Upcoming kids’ happenings @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah:

Junior Ranger Saturdays @ Skidaway Is. State Park 
On every Saturday this Summer 2021 @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah, participate with hands-on programs and work on earning your Jr. Ranger badge at Junior Ranger Saturdays.
Weekly events include birding, hiking, archery, exploring the park’s Interpretive Center and meeting the park’s live critters. Be sure to pack a lunch, snack, water bottle, bug spray and sun screen.
Each Saturday will be limited to 15 Junior Rangers. For ages 6-12.
The day begins at 8:30AM and pick up is at 4PM. The last Saturday is July 31.
Cost: $15. Parking: $5.
Learn more here. 

Reading Ranger @ Skidaway Is State Park, Savannah
Free
Fri. June 4 2021, 3PM
Listen to Skidaway Is. State Park Ranger read aloud the children’s books “Fun with the Fairway Foxes”. This book is written by a local of Skidaway Island, Sara Lucas, she also took all of the pictures shown in the book. Please pre-register by calling the park’s office: 912-598-2300

Archery @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Fri. June 11, 2021, 10-10:45AM
Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required. Call:  912-598-2300. Cost: $10 plus $5 parking.

Father’s Day Movie Night @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Fri. June 18, 2021, 8:30PM
Bring the family out for a movie under the stars. We will be showing “Kicking & Screaming” starring Will Ferrell. Be sure to bring your own chairs or blanket and favorite movie snacks. The movie will be located behind the visitor center. Please pre-register for the program by calling the park’s number:  912-598-2300

Father’s Day Card Craft @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sun. June 20, 2021 at 11AM
Make your Dad a festive Father’s Day card using what you find in the park. Art supplies and paper will be provided. Please pre-register for the program by calling our park’s office:  912-598-2300

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Upcoming kids’ happenings @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Junior Ranger Weekend (Saturday) Camps 2021 @ Fort McAllister State Park
10AM-4PM June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24. Learn more here.

Night Fort Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park
Friday, June 18, 2021 8:45-9:45 PM
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger-guided tour of the fort. We will recount history and tell stories of Georgia’s last battle of the Civil War. Space is limited to 10 people. Pre-register and pay admission before 6:30PM in person, or by calling the park office at 912-727-2339. 912-727-2339.

Crabbing @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sun. Jun 20, 2021 11AM-1PM
Limited space available, Please RSVP. Want to go crabbing? We will learn the different kinds of traps to use, what to use for bait, and the best times for crabbing. Please bring a bucket for crabs, chair, water, and sunscreen. We can provide 1 Crab trap and bait per family, but you may also bring your own. *Georgia Fishing license required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sat. July 3, 2021 10AM-3PM
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. Join us for an old-fashioned celebration with living history demonstrations and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center facility features a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Tybee Marine Science Center new building Grey's Reef Exhibit

Virtually experience the live-bottom reef of NOAA’S Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

There is a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s new facility that is the first of its kind in this region and features a virtual dive. So visitor can virtually experience the live-bottom reef and observe the underwater creatures – coming up close and personal with a loggerhead sea turtle.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is 19 miles off of the coast of Georgia and it is one of 14 national marine sanctuaries and two national marine monuments that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System. Gray’s Reef spans about 22 square miles and it is currently the only protected natural reef area on the mid-continental shelf off the Georgia coast. The invertebrates (animals without backbones) provide food for many fishes that also shelter in the reef’s cracks and crevices, giving the habitat of Gray’s Reef the “live bottom” name.

Design of the multi-media gallery and touchscreen took about nine months.

The touchscreen multimedia gallery is interactive and offers the public a chance to learn about the reef migration of fish and other interesting highlights through a suite of 360° photos and videos that haven’t been presented to the public until now.

You’ll get to see a loggerhead sea turtle that swims right over the camera and later bumps into a nurse shark, an interactive living reef, and hear shrimp snapping and other noises via recordings from the hydrophones placed in Gray’s Reef. These are recordings with underwater microphones that let us hear what is out there.

Find more information about Gray’s Reef here.

Tybee Marine Science Center
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Last ticket sold at 3:30PM

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Savannah Summer 2021 Sports: Soccer Shots, Ages 2-8

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Soccer Shots Savannah preschoolers toddlers summer 2021

Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Savannah Summer Park Season is now open for children ages 2-8!

Soccer Shots Savannah is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island! Soccer Shots Savannah will continue to take a variety of precautions to keep both our children and staff safe including temp checks and coaches wearing masks.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience? You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard! Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host.

Call Soccer Shots Savannah at 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.com for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about this program! Or go straight to the enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton.

FREE SOCCER DAY, June 12

Want to try the program and meet the Soccer Shots Savannah awesome coaches before you enroll? There will be a free soccer day at Forsyth Park in Savannah on June 12 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this free event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Enroll online @ savannah.soccershots.com

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.com

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Memorial Day Weekend 2021 Events & Summer Discount Code @ Georgia State Parks

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Memorial Day festivities @ Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.

Memorial Day Commemoration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Sat. May 29, 2021, 10AM-3PM

An old fashioned Memorial Day. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including Musket Firing. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River.

Admission: $9
912-727-2339

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Skidaway Is. State Park Memorial Day Weekend events, Savannah

Junior Ranger Saturdays
Sat. May 29, 2021 8:30AM-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
On every Saturday starting, participate with hands-on programs and work on earning your Jr. Ranger badge. Weekly events include birding, hiking, archery and exploring the park’s Interpretive Center and meeting our live critters. The day begins at 8:30AM and pick up is at 4PM. The last Saturday is July 31.
Cost: $15 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.

Pinecone Owl Craft
Sun. May 30, 2021 1-2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA
Create little owls using what you find at the park. All ages are welcome. The materials needed for this craft will be supplied. Please pre-register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

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Memorial Day Weekend @ Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga

Present and Fire!
Sat. May 29, 2021 10AM-Noon & 2-3PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Two Redcoat soldiers demonstrate 18th-century musket drills and answer questions about the fort. $4.50-$7.50
912-437-4770.
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Colonial Medicine
Sun. May 30, 2021 10AM-Noon & 2-3PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Colonial medicine & practices performed during the 18th century. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

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Present and Fire!
Mon. May 31, 2021 10AM-Noon & 2-3PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Two Redcoat soldiers will be demonstrating 18th-century musket drills and answering questions about the fort! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

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Memorial Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway

Memorial Day Commemoration
Sat. May 29, 2021 10AM-4PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway, GA
To commemorate Memorial Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3-4.50 912-884-5999.

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Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Plant Riverside will host family-friendly Memorial Day Celebration in Savannah, May 28-31

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend events Savannah Chatham County 2021 kids

Plant Riverside will host “Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration in Savannah, May 28-31 2021

Free Family-Friendly Event to Feature Live Music, Cirque Performances, Riverfront Cookout and More

“Savannah Salutes” Memorial Day Celebration from Fri. May 28 through Mon. May 31 @ Plant Riverside, Savannah. The family-friendly patriotic event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Plant Riverside, located on Savannah’s historic riverfront at 400 W. River St.

The four-day event at Plant Riverside District will offer free live music from 1- 4PM and 7-10PM daily as well as performances by Savannah Cirque and food and drink options for all ages.

Additional highlights include performances by Savannah Cirque on Fri. May 28 and Sat. May 29 at 8:30PM and 9:30PM and on Sun. May 29 at 8:30PM in Montgomery Park. Plant Riverside District will also present nightly fountain shows in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park featuring patriotic music and a salute to the U.S. armed forces.

Throughout the holiday weekend, Plant Riverside District’s iconic smokestacks, fountains and other familiar landmarks will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights after dark. Food and drink specials will be available for purchase. Picnic blankets will be available for purchase for Memorial Day picnics

View a complete entertainment schedule, visit www.plantriversidedistrict.com.

Drive-in Laser Show Statesboro

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

statesboro laser show 2021 Savannah

Drive-in Laser Light Show, May 20-23 2021
@ Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairground, Statesboro
2 laser shows per night, including one on Sunday: 8:30PM & 10:00PM
Bring your own chairs, blankets and refreshments
Cost: $29 per car
Tickets available at Cabin Fever Laser Light Show: www.CabinFeverLaserShow.com
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cash not accepted at the gate.

(Parent & Me Activities) Music Together classes begin in Savannah

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Music Together Savannah toddlers parents

Music Together Savannah

Music Together classes begin in Savannah May 15 2021

Music Together Coastal Voices and Grooves classes will start on Saturdays at 10AM May 15 2021 for kids birth through five and their grownups.

Classes will be held at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance in Savannah

Register online here. 

Every week in music classes at Music Together Coastal Voices and Grooves, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them come together to play together musically. Little ones love playing along in class, and caregivers love being a part of their children’s growth into confident music-makers. Everyone loves the songs that’ll have you tapping along in no time.

Music Together® is the perfect family activity in the Greater Savannah Metro region.

Sign up to visit a class free and experience it for yourself.

Questions?

Email jaredhallmusic@gmail.com or call (515) 865-5299

Music Together classes for ages 0-5
10AM Saturdays starting May 15 2021
Gretchen Greene School of Dance
1007 Bryan Woods Loop
Savannah, Georgia 31410

Register online here. 

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Pamper & Polish is Savannah’s Mobile Spa Party Bus for spa parties for girls 4-12

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Spa Birthday Parties Girls Savannah

New birthday party option in Savannah: Pamper & Polish Kids’ Spa is Savannah’s Mobile Spa Party Bus for spa parties for girls 4-12.

There’s a LIVE booking calendar on the Pamper & Polish Web site. Click the link pamperandpolishkidsspa.com to book your daughter’s spa party.

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Savannah Summer 2021 Sports: Soccer Shots, Ages 2-8

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Soccer Shots Savannah Summer 2021 toddlers preschoolers

Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Savannah Summer Park Season is now open for children ages 2-8!

Soccer Shots Savannah is kicking off the season and wants your child to join them on Soccer Island! Soccer Shots Savannah will continue to take a variety of precautions to keep both our children and staff safe including temp checks and coaches wearing masks.

Looking for a more personalized Soccer Shots Experience? You can now host a neighborhood season for your child and their friends right in your backyard! Your squad, your way- and you get 50% off as the host.

Call Soccer Shots Savannah at 762.333.1177 or email rwright@soccershots.com for details.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about this program! Or go straight to the enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton.

FREE SOCCER DAY, June 12

Want to try the program and meet the Soccer Shots Savannah awesome coaches before you enroll? There will be a free soccer day at Forsyth Park in Savannah on June 12 2021 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this free event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.”

Enroll online @ savannah.soccershots.com

Questions? Contact Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177, rwright@soccershots.com

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Vote in SCAD’s Virtual Sidewalk Art Festival 2021 People’s Choice Awards

Friday, April 30th, 2021

virtual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2021

SCAD’s Virtual Sidewalk Arts Festival is under way online and you can vote for your favorites.

The university’s longest-standing tradition, which normally takes place in Savannah’s Forsyth Park, is back on a screen near you! The virtual Sidewalk Arts Festival brings a spectrum of boldly imagined artwork directly to digital spectators, no matter where they are in the world.

Current, former, and future Bees created colorful 2D masterpieces in the medium of their choice (including chalk!).

Head over to the virtual sidewalk to see this year’s creations and vote for People’s Choice award winners on @scaddotedu’s Instagram Stories. Winners announced May 7.

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FREE YMCA of Coastal Georgia Healthy Kid Day in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Effingham Co.

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Healthy Kids Day YMCA Savannah Chatham County

YMCA Healthy Kids Day- Sat. May 1 2021

Do you know what makes a healthy kid?

Get the recipe and try the Y at this free, outdoor, safely distanced community event on Sat. May 1. All YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations will host activities including healthy snacks, seasonal pools openings, fitness demos, summer day camp information and you can join the Y with NO JOINER’S FEE!

For more information, visit ymcaofcoastalga.org/healthykids

Effingham YMCA: 9AM  – 1PM

Golden Isles & McIntosh YMCA: 11AM-3PM

Habersham YMCA: 10AM-1PM

Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA: 10AM-2PM

Richmond Hill YMCA: 10AM-2PM

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Toddler Tuesdays @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Monday, April 26th, 2021

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Toddler Tuesdays nature program @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah

Toddler Tuesday is a program for 1-4 year old children and their caregivers that focuses on one of Oatland’s animals, or a relevant nature theme. The program will meet at the picnic pavilion and will include: singing, fingerplay, a story, an encounter with one of our animals, and a take-home craft.

UPDATE: Cost for the program is $5 for children and $5 for adults.

Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces so reserve early.

Registration is made online, but the program fees will be paid at the front booth on the day of, and not in advance, so please, if you know you won’t make your reservation, please call and cancel so organizers can open the space for someone on the waitlist.

See the 2021 Toddler Tuesday Schedule and register online here.

Questions about the program? Call 912-395-1517, or email michelle.kelly@sccpss.com

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Spring Family Fun Festival 2021 @ Tanger Outlets, Pooler

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Spring Family Fun Festival 2021, Tanger Outlets, Pooler
Ongoing now through Sunday, April 25 2021

Tanger Family Fun Festival is outside & includes rides, games, prizes and amazing sales! See you soon!

Times: Weekdays and Fridays 5-11PM, Saturday Noon -11PM, Sunday 1-10PM

$20 wristband for unlimited rides Monday – Wednesday
$25 wristband for unlimited rides Thursday – Sunday

Festival goers who purchase an UNLIMITED RIDE wristband will be provided with a FREE Coupon Book voucher, redeemable at Shopper Services with the festival armband. (limit one per shopper and 14 years of age and older).

Purchase tickets early online here

Pamper & Polish Kids Spa Pop-Up Event in Savannah

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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Pamper & Polish Kids Spa – Savannah’s 1st Mobile Spa Party Bus for Girls 4-12

Your child is invited to the next Pamper & Polish Kids’ Spa Pop-Up Experience on Sat. April 24 2021 at the Mom In A Million event in Savannah.

For girls ages 4-12.

What’s included: spa bus experience, mini manicures, music, movies, treat bags & MORE

Limited tickets available.

This Fri. April 16 is the last day to purchase tickets. No tickets will be sold day of the event.

Learn more & choose your session here. 

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Mother’s Day Community Picnic 2021, Forsyth Park, Savannah

Monday, April 12th, 2021

FREE Mother’s Day 2021 Community Picnic, May 9, Savannah

In honor of Maternal Mental Health month, the Maternal Mental Health Collective will host a Mother’s Day community picnic at Forsyth Park.

You’re invited: Sun. May 9 2021, 10AM-noon. This gathering welcomes any and all Savannah-area mamas (including those who are pregnant).

Bring a picnic to the park for this free, fun, laidback outdoor meet-up. Stop by on your way to your Mother’s Day plans – or stay the whole time. Bring something to sit on, something to eat, and yourself just as you are. Cold beverages and lots of good company will be provided. You’re welcome to bring your kids and family with you, or not.

All moms deserve care, support, and social connection – and this pandemic year has been long and so isolating for many moms. Come on out to make new friends, relax in the springtime (at a safe, outdoor distance), and find your community. The group will gather in the grass near the bandshell and playground.

Please spread the word within your networks and let organizers know if you have any questions. Find more info here.

Savannah Philharmonic family-friendly concert ‘Phil the Garden’ on Father’s Day

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Savannah Philharmonic family friendly concert ‘Phil the Garden’ on Father’s Day June 20

The event will feature local food trucks, a station where kids can create their own instruments, and a concert full of crowd-pleasing favorites.

The Savannah Philharmonic will be closing its 2020/21 season in style with an outdoor pops concert on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20 on the amphitheater lawn of the Metal Building at Kehoe Iron Works/Trustees’ Garden.

The grounds will open at 5:30PM for preconcert activities and the concert will begin at 7PM. The event will feature local food trucks, a station where kids can create their own instruments, and a concert full of crowd-pleasing favorites.

Before the concert, kids of all ages (or kids at heart) can create their own instruments with the help of the Telfair Museums, and local food trucks will be on site so the whole crew can enjoy a treat.

In case of rain, the event will move inside The Metal Building. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome.

Tickets are $10 each.

Tickets are available at SavannahPhilharmonic.org.