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(Savannah Fall Festivals) Halloween Hike 2019 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Halloween Hike 2019 Oatland Island Savannah

Halloween Hike 2016 Oatland Island Wildlife Center

UPDATE: Saturday’s Halloween Hike is cancelled due to inclement weather. However, it is rescheduled for a shorter version for 5-7PM this. Sun. Oct. 20.

One of our favorite Savannah kids’ Halloween events –  the Halloween Hike Oatland Island Wildlife Center – is scheduled for Fri & Sat. Oct. 18 & 19 2019.

If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

Halloween Hike
Oct. 18 & 19, 2019
5PM-8PM (last hike leaves at 8PM)


Adults: $5
Children: $10

This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary fundraiser for your little trick or treaters! Walk with your trickster down our friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters. There will be face painting, spooky crafts, and many more activities. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged.

Concessions will be available before or after the hike.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year, Oatland is going green and won’t be handing out plastic bags, so BYO bag!

For more information call 912-395-1500.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.


(Children’s Musical Instrument Classes) Violin Lessons with Kindermusik Savannah

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Savannah violin lessons music instrument children

Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 Keys Piano is now adding beginner violin lessons for ages 6+!

Kindermusik Savannah studio has been in operation since 1992, and they are passionate about using music to educate, enrich, and enhance children’s lives.

Beginning at newborns to age 7, Kindermusik small group music and motion classes expose little ones to foundational concepts in a fun, family-together and non pressured atmosphere.

By ages 6-8, most children are ready for the discipline of private music lessons; and parents appreciate how Kindermusik Savnanah makes lessons exciting, age appropriate and engaging. Studio spaces are limited- inquire today. A very few spaces remaining for beginner piano and guitar for ages 6+, too.

Kindermusik Savannah Classes

New Kindermusik Savannah class themes begin in September. Ages 0-10 week olds can attend completely free.
Text 912-713-7899 for more info, or visit

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

FREE STEMFest for all ages, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Sunday, August 25th, 2019


Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2019 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 21, 2019
10AM-4 PM.

For elementary, middle & high-school aged children.

Learn more here. 

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Watch Planetarium shows @ GSU’s Planetarium Digistar 5 Fulldome
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549,

(Savannah therapists) Water’s Edge Counselors

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Water’s Edge Counseling Spotlight

In the spotlight this week is Lisa Clark. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor @ Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah who has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field. She specializes in working with teens and adults suffering from eating disorders. She also works with individuals with anxiety and depression and those going through life transitions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and running in the beautiful outdoors


Water’s Edge Counseling in Savannah


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Discounted tickets for Marsh Treks with Tybee Marine Science Center

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Tybee Island Marsh Trek Savannah

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center will offer a half-price discount on their popular Marsh Treks.

Discounted tickets will be available starting Thurs. Aug. 22 2019 through Oct. 31 2019. The one-hour Marsh Trek, normally $10, will be available for $5 per person. Marsh Treks are offered daily at 4PM.

Participants can sign-up in person at the center or online at www.tybeemarinescience.orgThe program is appropriate for all ages.

You’ll get hands-on exploration in the mud searching for fiddler crabs, snails, and more. Examine salty grasses, observe soaring marsh birds, and hum with periwinkle snails. Learn about adaptations necessary for survival in this environment, how the marsh functions as a nursery for many organisms, a filter for pollutants, and as an abundant food source. Expect to get muddy. Marsh Treks meet off-site, on the north end of the island at Spanish Hammock.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
1509 Strand Ave. (Located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier)
Tybee Is. GA 31328
Open Daily 10AM-5PM

Family Fun Day @ Camp Low in Savannah

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Family Day 2019 Girl Scouts Camp Low Savannah Girl Scout of Historic Georgia Family Fun Day at Camp Low.

Families are invited to come and find their wild at a Family Fun Day on Sun. Sept. 15, 2019, 1-4PM @ Camp Low on Rose Dhu Island in Savannah. This will be an afternoon of fun-filled activities for all ages.

Activities will include archery, climbing rock walls, low and high ropes, s’mores, yard games, fishing, pool time, face painting, arts and crafts, The Big Cheese Food Truck and much more.

Your child does not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. If girls are interested in joining Girl Scouts, there will be onsite registration for the new year. COST: $5 per car for the event.

Family Fun Day
Camp Low on Rose Dhu Island
1912 Rose Dhu Island
Savannah, Georgia 31410
Sun. Sept. 15, 2019, 1-4PM
COST: $5 per car for the event

Interested in joining Girl Scouts?

For girls interested in registering for the new Girl Scout year, there is a $25 national fee. Please note: Financial assistance is available through Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Financial assistance via Peach State, Wellcare, Caresource, and Amerigroup insurance is also available. Please bring insurance card to the event if you are interested in registering a Girl Scout.

For more information, contact Kitti Jackson at 478.391.9794 or

Islands Farmers’ Market Fall 2019 Season, Savannah

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Islands Farmers Market on Whitemarsh Island Savannah Islands Farmers’ Market in Savannah will open for its seventh year & fall 2019 Session on Sat. Sept. 7 2019 and will run through December 21 2019 (Saturdays only).

Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (Saturdays Only)
Closed Nov. 30
Operating Hours: 9AM – 1PM
Open rain or shine

Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

art start toddler tours Jepson Center Telfair Museums Savannah Start your day with art! Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Savannah museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome @ this Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour.

Sept. 19 2019 featured exhibition is  Five Decades, the first full-career survey and most comprehensive presentation to date for American artist Suzanne Jackson

Come play and learn.

$5 per child
Adult members free / Adult non-members $12

Learn more & register online here.  

Thursday at 10:30–11:30AM Sept. 19
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

Sept. 19 2019 theme: ART START: FIVE DECADES: Register online here. 

Oct. 17 2019 theme: TEA FOR TWO: BRITISH & AMERICAN TEA TRADITIONS. Register online here. 

Nov. 14 2019 theme: ART: SUMMON THE SEA! Register online here. 

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is free for teachers, school staff during September 2019

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Legoland Free teachers school staff atlanta LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta will honor educators with free admission this September 2019 during Teacher Appreciation Month

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta invites school staff and faculty to enjoy free admission from Sun. Sept. 1 – Mon. Sept. 30 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month. The program will give educators the opportunity to experience educational play at the ultimate LEGO® classroom while learning more about the unforgettable field trip experience offered at the attraction.

Staff and faculty members are welcome to bring their families or students to experience the interactive LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta atmosphere. The special offer allows free admission to all educators, bus drivers, coaches, janitorial staff and more (with valid ID) – as well as 50% off for their guests.

Free admission to school staff during Teacher Appreciation Month
Teachers are able to demo an experience that offers well-designed, age appropriate, school trips and supports educational curriculum standards. Hands-on educational play and creative possibilities with LEGO® brick support curriculum standards
Sun. Sept. 1 – Mon. Sept. 30 2019
Monday – Friday: 10AM-7PM
*Last entry at 5PM
Saturday: 9AM – 9PM
*Last entry at 7PM
Sunday: 10AM-7PM
*Last entry at 5PM

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Eligibility is for school staff and faculty with valid proof of employment. Tickets are only to be purchased at the admissions gate. For more information, visit

Fall Lacrosse in Savannah for girls grades 1-12th

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Savannah Girls Lacrosse Fall Ball 2019

Time to register your daughter for Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah Fall Ball 2019, a skills and drills lacrosse league in Savannah for beginners and intermediate players. All skill levels welcome.

This is a fantastic introduction to lacrosse and is a great way for those intermediate players to keep the stick in their hands and gain more confidence.

Girls Grades 1-12th Grade Academy
Cost: $100
Sundays, 2-3:30PM
All Sessions @ Daffin Park in Savannah | Sept. 8 – Sept. 29 2019
Plus $30 (Yearly) US Lacrosse Membership: Get your US LAX membership first @
Register online here.

Contact Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah
5002 Paulsen St. Unit 102, Savannah, GA, 31405

Learn more & register online here. 


Savannah Fall Lacrosse for Boys

Lowcountry Lacrosse Savannah will offer a Fall Lacrosse Clinic at Daffin Park for boys ages 6-14 on Sun. Sept. 8 2019, 2-4PM. This clinic is for all Savannah area residents. Come check it out! No pads necessary.

Learn more here. 

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Halloween Events 2019 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contest

Halloween is coming up fast! Savannah Police Department is recommending trick or treating occur on Halloween Oct. 31, 5-8PM. More safety on Halloween details here. 

Halloween-related local events

(Near Jesup, Ga) Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities will be open Saturday & Sundays through Oct. 27.  Details here. 

(Ridgeland SC) Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm fun. Open daily through October Oct. 4-Nov. 3. Details here. 

(Savannah) Hollywood Hills, a Halloween haunted house @ Savannah Technical College. G-rated family-friendly version as well as a PG-13-rated version. Fridays & Saturdays Oct. 18-Nov. 2. Details here. 

Pooler) Pumpkin Patch that’s open to the public @ Risen Savior Christian Academy. Oct. 12-31. Fall Festival Oct. 26-27. Details here. 

(Savannah) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum, 7PM on Friday & Saturday nights during October. Halloween-like event with dose of history. Details here. 

(Savannah) Cure Me or Kill Me Civil War, Family-friendly program @ Old Fort Jackson, 10AM-4PM Saturdays & Sundays during October. Details here.

(Savannah) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School, Costume parade, rock wall, meet & greet stars of Frozen (Elsa, Ana), bouncy houses.  Open to the public. Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE. 11AM-3PM Sat. Oct. 26.  Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) “Spookalicious” @ Sandbox Children’s Museum. Bring your ghosts & goblins dressed in their costumes to play. Themed crafts & activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats. 10AM-5PM Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wag-O-Ween 2019 trick or treating for dogs at participating businesses in Historic Savannah, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Trick or Treat on River Street, 2-5PM Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Trunk or Treat @ Calvary Baptist Temple, 4-7PM, Sun. Oct. 27. Open to the public. Details here. 

(Savannah) Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy @ The Old Dairy, 4-8PM. Haunted Hay Rides, horse rides, pumpkin carving, cake walk, bubble factory, games. Plus a pumpkin carving contest at 6PM.  Sun. Oct. 27. Details here. .

(Savannah) Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation. Friday & Saturday nights starting in October. Exact start time TBA . Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is.) FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Thurs. Oct. 31. Details here.  


See the complete list of Fall 2019 family-friendly events in the Savannah & Lowcountry Fall Family Fun Guide 2019 here. 

(Savannah pediatricians) FREE Baby Basics Classes for Expectant Parents

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Baby Basics Savannah Pediatricians Pediatrics Pregnancy Classes

Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers newborn care and education classes to expectant families.

Join Pediatric Associates for a fun class that will teach you all about what to expect after the birth of your child and provide you with information to help you care for your new baby.

Dr. Brandy Gheesling, or one of Pediatric Associates other 10 board certified pediatricians, lead these monthly sessions.

Refreshments and a complimentary copy of “Baby Care Anywhere,” which was written by the practice’s own Dr. Ben Spitalnick, will be provided.

Topics include:
Before baby comes
What to expect in the hospital
Office visits with your pediatrician
Feeding your baby
Sleep guidelines
Infant behavior
Immunizations & medications
Common concerns

Classes are free to expectant couples, but registration is required as space is limited.

Classes are offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6PM @ the practice’s main office (4600 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA).

To register, please call (912) 355-2462 or email

Upcoming Baby Basics classes:

Thurs. Dec. 5 2019, 6-7PM


About Pediatric Associates of Savannah

New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day & FREE CoastFest

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Free skidaway marine science day 2019

UPDATE: Skidaway Marine Science Day 2019 is cancelled due to inclement weather & will be rescheduled for a later date. 

Upcoming kid-friendly happenings @ The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Is. in Savannah include:

FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day
Sat. Oct. 19 2019, 11-3PM
Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

10 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Learn more here. 


CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will participate in CoastFest 2019 in Brunswick, Ga.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 5 2019 11AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Tybee Island Pirate Fest & free parade

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Tybee Pirate Parade Festival

2019 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, Oct. 10-13

Ready to swashbuckle.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday highlights include the FREE Pirate Victory Parade, 3-5PM Sat. Oct. 12 2019; Scallywags Costume Contest; Little Matey’s Cove; Thieves Market; live music; a fireworks show & several kids’ activities such as a Ferris wheel.

That’s right, a Ferris wheel on Tybee!

Find ticket prices here. There is additional cost for some activities including the Ferris wheel.

For additional information about the 2019 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, visit

The annual free Pirate Parade will take place Sat. Oct. 12, at 3PM. Participation will include floats, marching units, dignitaries, shriners & families. The parade runs from North Beach Parking Lot to Tybrisa St and traditionally takes 2hrs to complete.  Tickets are NOT needed to watch the parade.


(Savannah Fall Festivals) Pin Point Seafood Festival 2019 & more Lowcountry seafood festivals

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Pin Point Seafood Festival 2018


7th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival, Savannah Sept. 14 2019

You’re invited the 7th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival. Expect a day of live music, great seafood & entrees from an array of food vendors from Pin Point & greater Savannah area.

10AM-7PM Sept. 14 2019
9992 Pin Point Ave.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Ticket & event info here. 


Shrimp & Grits Festival, Jekyll Is., Sept. 20-22 2019

Live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demos & more. Admission is free, however, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted.

Event info here. 


Beaufort Shrimp Festival, Beaufort SC, Oct. 4-5 2019

Free Admission @ Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Up to 15 local restaurants featuring their best shrimp dishes. Purchase tickets for $1 each to use @ food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. Compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition &  adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.

Event info here.


Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, Richmond Hill Oct. 18-20 2019

Ticket & event info here. 


(Fall Festivals 2019) Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

The 2019 Buddy Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10AM in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah.

The 14th annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).

Past events welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

Family Fun Festival

The walk begins at 10AM with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm.

Register for the Buddy Walk

Online registration is available here. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch & admission to the festival. For more info, contact Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or, or visit

Find more information here.