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Weekend roundup of events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Celebrate this October weekend. Find family-friendly things to do this busy weekend in Savannah & nearby in our EVENTS CALENDAR.  





Looking for a fun, activity-packed, kid-friendly daytrip? Check out our favorite daytrips from Savannah page here. 



Savannah photographers: Family Tides Photograpy presents private photo sessions with Santa in Savannah

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Santa Visits Photos Portraits Savannah photographer Santa is magical.

Your child’s visit with him should be magical, too!

Forget standing in long lines to have a fast chance to sit on Santa’s lap for a few quick, commercial-looking photos.

Step outside the lines and come see Santa in a private session with customized photos that will make your memories stand out.

Bring your family for The Santa Experience with Family Tides Photography in Savannah and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Book your pre-scheduled spot for an individualized one-on-one experience where Santa and your family will interact and be photographed in a beautiful setting.

Let your Santa Experience be just that. . .uniquely yours!

Book your Santa experience here.

Family Tides Photography, 912-650-0242, email,, Family Tides Photography is a advertiser 

Pumpkin Patch Farms, Corn Mazes, Hayrides in Savannah 2016

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

hayride-930x340Hayrides, corn cribs, corn mazes & more. It’s all part of the pumpkin patch farm tradition. While Savannah isn’t a pumpkin-growing climate, we’re thrilled that we have our fair share of agritourism here with various pumpkin patch farms near Savannah.

Here are some favorites:

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, barnyard. Grand opening for fall season 2016 is Oct. 1 Open every weekend Oct. 1-Oct. 30. Details here. 

Ottawa Farms Rodeo, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Ottawa Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze opens Oct. 8. Details here. 

Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm activities. Holiday Farms is open from Oct. 1-31. Oct. 1 will be Military Appreciation Day. All active military will receive 50% off admission price with ID. Details here.  

FOR FALL FESTIVALS 2016 in Savannah, visit our Fall Fun Guide 2016 here. 

Deep Center presents FREE Dramatic Reading & Westside Block Party, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

West Side Block Party Savannah

Deep Center will host the free and public West Side Block Party and Dramatic Reading, on Sept. 18, 3 to 7PM, at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah

The event celebrates the stories, history and culture of Savannah’s West Side and presents the work of young writers who participated in Deep’s Block by Block program along with the works of Savannah’s leading artists.

Beginning at 3PM inside the museum annex, Deep youth will present dramatic readings of their work inspired by their research of the history and culture of the city’s West Side, the seat of its Civil Rights movement. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Deep will release a full color, 170-page book featuring the writing and artwork of the participants in the Block by Block program.

Following the young writers’ performance there will be a block party on Wayne Street featuring live music, food trucks, public art and Story Tours.

The Story Tours along Wayne Street, led by the young authors, will focus on their work and critical issues facing the West Side neighborhood. Through a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, audience members will use their phones to respond to the art, readings, and conversations in a dynamic virtual space.

Deep recruited local artists José Ray and Jerome Meadows to create original public art inspired by and in collaboration with the young authors. Panhandle Slim has painted portraits of the 25 Block by Block participants, and these will be on display at the block party and, after the event, at the Live Oak Public Library on Bull Street. The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority will exhibit results from a collaborative workshop with the Deep Center that explores future plans for the MLK corridor.

The block party is free and open to the public and will be held in the parking lot of the Civil Rights Museum, extending east on Wayne Street to Chatham Square. Food will be available from the Savannah Food Truck Festival, and a DJ and local bands will play music throughout the day. The Block Party is coordinated in partnership with Art Rise Savannah, the local arts organization behind the First Friday Art March and the Better Block Project in Starland.

Deep Center’s Block by Block program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, and the United Way Coastal Empire.

FREE Batman Day @ Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Free Batman celebration Savannah

Free Batman Day @ Barnes & Noble, Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah 

Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 2PM
Third annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s endearing legacy. The event will include activities, trivia, coloring and much more. Costumes welcome.
Details here. 

Oglethorpe Mall
7804 Abercorn Ext. 72
Savannah, GA 31406

Free Kids’ Events in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Free Savannah family eventsFREE things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

Is all that summer fun hurting your wallet? Check out our FREE events page here. 

“Jaws” @ Tybee Post Theater, July 2

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Jaws Tybee Island A special July 4th weekend screening of the summer blockbuster, “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg @ Tybee Post Theater.

Two screenings: 3PM and 7PM on Sat. July 2

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Don’t miss this encore presentation on Tybee’s big screen.

Sat. July 2.
3PM and 7PM
Tickets $7 adults; $5 children 12 & younger

Free May library kids events, Savannah

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah

Each month a different S.T.E.A.M.activity is featured to help you explore all the fun you can have with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 5 & older.

Mon. May 23 @ 4:30-5:30PM
Pooler Library
216 South Rogers St.
Pooler, GA 31322

Tues. May 24 @ 4-5PM
Thunderbolt Library
2708 Mechanics Ave.
Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Wed. May 25 @ 4-5PM
Rincon Library
17th Street & Highway 21
Rincon, GA 31326

Wed. May 25 @ 4:30-5:30 PM
Oglethorpe Mall Library
7 Mall Annex
Savannah, GA 31406

Thurs. May 26 @ 4-5PM
Springfield Library
810 Highway 119 South
Springfield, GA 31329


Think you’re a master LEGO® builder? Join our LEGO® club to hone your skills. Meetings will include a themed LEGO® build where you can create your own masterpieces! Ages 5 & older. Check out the next meeting in your branch!

Wed. May 25 @ 4:30-5:30 PM
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405

Sat.  May 28 @ 1-3PM
Bull Street Library
2002 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Baby Play Date
Join other babies and caregivers for this weekly sensory play drop in program. With plenty of stimulating toys and activities for babies and toddlers, and good conversation for caregivers, everyone’s sure to find something they love to do at the Baby Play Date.

Tues. May 24 @ 10:30AM-Noon
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405

Thurs. May 26 @ 11AM-1PM
Bull Street Library
2002 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401

Tues., May 31 @ 10:30AM-noon
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405


Maker Workshops
Come learn & be a maker. Come see what you can make! Each month enjoy a hands-on, self-directed creativity program. We provide the tools, and you provide the imagination! Ages 5 & older.

Tues. May 24 @ 3-5PM
Southwest Chatham Library
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Tues. May 24 @ 4-5PM
Islands Library
50 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Savannah, GA 31410
Come see what you can make! Each month enjoy a hands-on, self-directed creativity program. We provide the tools, and you provide the imagination! Ages 5 & older.


Sleepy Time Storytime
Come by for storytime right before bedtime! Every second Tuesday of the month.
Tues, May 24 @ 6:30-7:30 PM
Garden City Library
104 Sunshine Ave
Garden City, GA 31405

FREE Go Outdoors Event @ Bass Pro Shops, Savannah

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

headerFREE Go Outdoors Family Event @ Bass Pro Shops in Savannah Mall

Bring the family to the free Go Outdoors event Sat & Sun. May 21 & May 22, 11AM-5PM.

FREE events for both days include:
11am-5pm: Kids’ crafts
11am-5pm: Free photo
11am-4pm: Catch & release fishing pond
11am-2pm: Funnel Cake Demo
1:30pm: Boy Scout Backpack demo (Saturday, May 21 only!)
2pm-5pm: Fish cooking demo

Learn more here. 



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

FREE Family-Friendly Savannah Block Party on Broughton Street, May 7

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head SavannahThe Block Party: Broughton Street Sponsored by DPR Construction
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Part of Historic Savannah Foundation’s 2016 Savannah Preservation Festival)
11AM- 3PM
100 Block of West Broughton Street
Free and open to the public
What better place to see preservation in progress than on dynamic and vibrant Broughton Street?
Savannah’s traditional commercial core, Broughton Street is home to dozens of retail stores and residential lofts, scores of historic buildings, and hundreds of jobs. This festive and family-friendly event will include:
Pennies for Preservation Poster Contest
Educational/Interactive Exhibits
Student Exhibits
Craftsmen Exhibits
Bike Valet
Food & Drink
Live Music

Festival event tickets available at


Free Children’s Fishing Derby, Richmond Hill

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head Savannah

FREE Richmond Hill Fishing Derby, June 4

Kids 15 & younger are invited to take part in the 26th annual Richmond Hill Fishing Derby, 8:30AM-Noon Sat. June 4 2016 @ the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.

Sponsored by: The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill

Registration Begins at 8:00 AM
Age Limit: 15 & younger
Awards for Children 12 & younger & all children eligible for door prizes.
Awards: Most Total Pounds (Max. 10 Catfish): Trophy Donated by the
Exchange Club of Richmond Hill
Heaviest Catfish: Trophy Donated by the Exchange Club

All child participants eligible for door prizes, regardless of age
Participants should bring fishing poles and bait and be ready to fish. A limited amount of bait will be provided by the Exchange Club and the DNR. A limited number of poles will be provided by the GA DNR. A maximum of 10 catfish is allowed for each child. Ponds will be stocked with catfish.

Click here for the registration form.


Perfect part-time job for a Savannah mom

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Girls on the Run Here’s a perfect part-time position for a Savannah mom – office & programs manager @ Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia.

Position Profile: The Office & Programs Manager, a part-time position, is responsible for database management, overseeing and purchasing office and program supplies, program dates coordination and evaluation and assistance with special events. Some of the key responsibilities falling within this area include:

Office Management
With support from Executive Director, coordinate all purchases for office supplies.
Oversee purchase, preparation and distribution of all coaching materials for programs. (coach boxes,
t-shirts, water bottles, grown-up guides, coach playbooks, etc.)
Obtain healthy snacks for all sites and hot meals through the Kids Café for 21 Century schools.

Program & Data Management

*With support from Executive Director, coordinate database including but not limited to registration, rosters, donor records and volunteer records.
*Oversee program registration
*Send monthly email communication to database through Emma and update website when needed.
*Coordinate program evaluation for GOTR participants, liaisons, volunteers and families.
*Coordinates site visits (Addy visits) to ensure program quality & consistency and to provide support to coaches

GOTR 5K Event:
Purchase supplies if needed and take inventory after run.
Work with Executive Director and 5K committee to coordinate volunteers and event logistics.

Required Qualifications
BS or BA preferred.
Must display a personal passion for the mission of GOTR.
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team.
Strong written and oral communication skills with a range of audiences.
Remain composed under stress and take personal responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
Schedule that will allow time in the office even though occasional work from home is fine.
Computer competence, including but not limited to: Google Docs, DropBox, Excel, and email and willingness to learn about Podio and Raceplanner. data system.
Understands and embraces diversity and inclusiveness in thought, word and actions.
Understands and embraces a healthy lifestyle in thought, word and actions.

Position Specifics:
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Regularly scheduled hours in the office are encouraged even though occasional work from home is certainly acceptable as required by GOTR program scheduling, not to exceed 25 hours per week. The work is busiest during coach recruitment and the start of programs and includes the end-of-season 5K week (typically late April and late November). Hours are flexible during school holidays. Vacation plans should not interfere with the beginning of programs or the 5K. This job will be a stipend or hourly position.

The job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

The Organization
Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties in Coastal Georgia. GOTR-CGA launched in 2006 with approximately 40 girls at 4 sites and currently serves almost 1,000 girls at 30+ sites in 2016. The council serves a diverse mix of sites and holds a commitment to economic and racial diversity as a core value. The GOTR-CGA board of directors is an active board with a commitment to our mission.


Interested and qualified candidates may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to:
Beth Aldrich
Executive Director
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia
401 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah GA 31406


Resumes must be received by Friday, April 1, 2016.

$2 cupcakes all day on March 12 @ Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah 5th year anniversary

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

$2 cupcakes @ Gigi's Cupcakes Savannah

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is turning 5 years old.

Come celebrate on Saturday March 12 when Gigi’s will have $2 cupcakes all day long.

Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 100,  912.349.2778 or email, On Facebook here.Gigi’s Cupcakes of Savannah is a SouthernMamas advertiser.

FREE ice cream: Wear your PJs to Bruster’s Savannah for a free ice-cream cone March 5

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Free ice cream on PJ Day 2016 Savannah

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Savannah appreciates their customers.

To say thanks, Bruster’s is giving out free small waffle cones to those who wear their PJs Sat. March 5.

PJ Day @ Bruster’s-Savannah will include contests, prizes, pics with SCOOPS and of course, FREE ICE CREAM, but you gotta sport your favorite PJ’s.

It’s Bruster’s way of saying THANKS!

Saturday hours are noon-9PM.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream-Savannah, 1801 E. Victory Dr, Suite 102, Savannah, 31404, 912-777-6903


$1 Movies @ Tybee Post Theater, March 4-6

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

$1 movies on Tybee 2016 Tybee Post TheaterThe Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Is. is celebrating its start as a 1930s movie house for Fort Screven by offering a three-day film festival of the most popular classics of the decade.

Tickets for this special screening: $1 a movie.

It’s been five decades since we’ve had movies at the Tybee Post Theater. Don’t miss this grand reopening weekend, March 4-6.

Friday, March 4, 7 pm, King Kong
Saturday, March 5, 2 pm, The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, March 5, 7 pm, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Sunday, March 6, 2 pm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Sunday, March 6, 6 pm, Gone With the Wind

The Tybee Post Theater box office will open 1 1/2 hours before the show. Box office sales only. No online sales. Only 206 tickets available for each show. Patrons limited to five tickets per movie.

Concession stand serves beer, wine, soft drinks and fresh hot movie popcorn.

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

Free First Friday Fireworks & Yoga on River Street

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

FREE Yoga and First Friday Fireworks on March 4 2016 on Savannah’s River Street.

This class is FREE and hosted by Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah. Yoga will begin at 8PM followed by First Friday Fireworks sponsored by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm.

The 60-minute yoga session open to all levels.

Hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah. Sponsored by Wet Willie’s Savannah and Alpha Media.