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(Fall Festivals) FREE Pumpkin Patch 2021 @ Shelver Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

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Free event! Pumpkin Patch 2021 @ Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Is. presented by Maginnis Orthodontics.

Have the kids dress up and participate in a Halloween Costume Contest at 5:45PM.

Free bounce houses, pumpkins, and games! Train ride, concessions, rockwall sold separately.


Details here. 

Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

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FREE Family Day Oct. 16 – featuring Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom – for Savannah-Chatham residents @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center

A large fabric canopy draped overhead and spanning an entire museum gallery greets visitors to Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom, which opened Oct. 1 at the Jepson Center.

From 10AM-to 5PM on Sat. Oct. 16 2021, Savannah and Chatham County residents can view the exhibition free as part of Telfair Museums’ Free Family Day at the Jepson Center. They can also see Heavy is the Crown, a newly opened exhibition by the artist Noel W Anderson.

Telfair’s presentation of the immersive installation by Clark, an artist and Amherst College professor, offers a celestial viewpoint that encourages viewers to consider freedom-seeking enslaved individuals whose forced labor built America’s wealth. Draped as if a night sky overhead, the large-scale canopy is pieced together from cyanotype reactive fabric squares made with the help of workshop participants over the course of Clark’s various residencies.

Often under cover of night with bounty hunters at their heels, enslaved individuals seeking freedom used the constellations like the Big Dipper to orient their way north along the Underground Railroad—a network of people, safe houses, and clandestine routes in the early to mid-19th century used to escape from states, such as Georgia, that sanctioned slavery, into Northern states and Canada.

On Sept. 30, Clark delivered Telfair’s free, annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture to a full crowd  at the Jepson Center, with funding provided by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, the City of Savannah, and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom is organized by the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College in collaboration with Telfair Museums and is curated by Amy Moorefield. The presentation at Telfair is curated by Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art.

Learn more about Free Family Day October 2021 here.

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FREE Day of Clay on the lawn @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

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FREE Day of Clay with the Savannah Clay Community on the lawn @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Bring your kids to the lawn of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for a free afternoon of clay, 2-5PM Fri. Oct. 15 2021 (new date due to weather) @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

No pre-registration required.

Artists and instructors from the SCAC and Savannah Clay Community will have stations introducing you to projects and techniques including handbuilding handbuilding, surface design, wheel, and Raku firing.

This is an interactive event so come prepared to get your hands a little messy. Select projects can be left at the SCAC to be kiln fired and picked up at a later date. Don’t want to get messy? Come to watch a demo, pick up a take home kit, or enter the raffle.

This free event is for all ages and all levels of clay experience. Parents/guardians must accompany children ages 14 and younger at all times. No pre-registration is required. Wear clothing that can get a little messy.

In the case if inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

Location: Lawn of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center, 201 Montgomery St. (The lawn is located on the corner of MLK and Oglethorpe Ave).

Parking: Limited (paid) street parking is available near the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. The closest parking garages are Liberty Parking Garage on Liberty & Montgomery and Robinson Parking Garage on Montgomery St. across from Chatham County Courthouse.


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FREE Arts on the Lawn programs @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

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Arts on the Lawn @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Arts on the Lawn is an free, engaging morning of crafts, stories, and movement geared toward ages 4 to 7! Each session will last about an hour and include a craft that can be taken home at the end of the session.
Space is limited, registration is required and family units will be socially-distanced. A parent/guardian must be present with their children at all times.

Please register online by noon the Friday before the event.

Oct 9 2021 – Jazz on the Lawn
Saturday, October 9 | 10:00 am | Register Here.
Join us for an exciting morning of music and art! Members of the Savannah Music Festival’s Jazz Academy will be here to give a fun, interactive lesson to introduce attendees to rhythms, beats, and Jazz music. The art activity will be an abstract art project inspired by music and Kandinsky.

Please register here by noon Friday before the event.


Oct 23 2021 – Monster Masks
Saturday, October 23 | 10:00 am | Register Here.
Get in the costume spirit with your very own mask creation! Attendees will be given a pre-created mask mold and polymer clay to create, bake, and take home their very own mask. Other details TBD.

Please register here by noon Friday before the event. 


Please note:
Attendees may bring their own chairs, blankets, or towels if desired. We recommend clothing that can get a little messy.
COVID-19 Precautions: Temperature checks and social distancing will be in place.


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Free Family Fun Night, Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

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You’re invited to Free Family Fun Night Friday 5-8PM Oct. 1 @ The Sandbox Childdren’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Please reserve your space online at Click on Book Now.

The Hilton Head Island Noon Lions Club will be conducting FREE vision screenings for children of all ages and SC DHEC will be administering FREE Pfizer COVID19 vaccines.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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FREE Trunk or Treat Festival @ Habersham YMCA, Savannah

Monday, September 20th, 2021

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FREE FALL TRUNK OR TREAT FESTIVAL 2021 @ Habersham Branch YMCA, Savannah, 5PM Thurs. Oct. 21 2021.

You’re invited to the Habersham YMCA in Savannah for a night of family fun. This event is FREE to the community, so grab your family, neighbors and friends, put on your costumes, and come for a fall festival and some trunk-or-treating,


Find more kid-friendly Savannah happenings in the Events Calendar.


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Listening to Those Rejecting the Vaccine – Special Online Session on Sep. 27

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Healthy Savannah

Listening to Those Rejecting the Vaccine – Special Session, Mon. Sep. 27, 6:30PM
An online conversation to hear concerns about vaccine acceptance from Savannah area citizens who are not vaccinated.

Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia will hold a special virtual “Listening Session” on Monday, Sep. 27 to hear from those who are not accepting the COVID-19 vaccine. This effort, along with an initiative to train 65 community advocates beginning in October, is part of a focus on COVID-19 vaccine education, awareness and acceptance, particularly in Savannah’s Black and Hispanic communities.

Funded by a supplemental grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is intended to broaden the initiatives of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant.

The online listening session will provide a “safe space” platform for those who are not accepting the vaccine to voice their thoughts, concerns and questions. The event is scheduled for 6:30PM Mon. Sept. 27. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to A link will be sent to those who RSVP.

Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia team members are also hoping this virtual listening session, along with three held earlier in the summer, will help identify potential community advocates. Neighborhood leaders, church leaders and community organizers are encouraged to apply.

Virtual training sessions for the advocate program will begin October 2 with the ultimate goal of creating community-acceptable approaches for improving vaccination availability, accessibility, and confidence. Utilizing their background, experiences, interests and skillsets, the advocates will be trained to speak to and learn from the community by meeting with community and faith-based organizations as well as local business owners.

In addition to the $500 they’ll receive for completing the program, the advocates will have the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, learn about health advocacy, and add to their resumes.

Training in small groups of about 10 each will get underway beginning Oct. 2 with the ultimate goal of creating community-acceptable approaches for improving vaccination availability, accessibility, and confidence.

To register for the Sep. 27 listening and info session, apply to become a community advocate or learn more, please visit or email

FREE Savannah Phil the Park concert, Nov. 14

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

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The Savannah Philharmonic free ‘Phil the Park’ concert, Nov. 14 2021

This free, outdoor, family-friendly concert will take place on Sun. November 14, 2021 on the lawn of the Metal Building at Kehoe Iron Works/Trustees’ Garden (also known as Morris Park) located at 660 E. Broughton St. in Savannah.

The grounds will open at 2PM and live music will begin at 3PM. The 5PM concert will feature the Savannah Philharmonic orchestra, 2020 and 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition winners, and the Philharmonic Chorus. The orchestra will perform classical favorites, pops, movie soundtracks, and beloved patriotic pieces.

Patrons can set up lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets, grab a bite from a variety of local food trucks, and enjoy the world premiere of Robin Beauchamp’s “Sleepy Town,” taking inspiration from a children’s book by the founders of Paris Market and Brocante, Paula and Taras Danyluk.

Sponsors for the 2021 Phil the Park include – Enmarket, WTOC, CIBC, Bank of America, Collins Quarter, and Patricia J. Clark. Investment by the City of Savannah.

Capacity is limited, so reserve your free tickets today.

Free tickets are available online here.

Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Monday, September 6th, 2021

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‘FINDING FREEDOM’ FREE FAMILY DAY @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Savannah

Sat. Oct. 16 2021 at 10AM–5PM

Telfair offers a free admission family day to Savannah and Chatham County residents to view the exhibition Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom and other current works on view.

The event will include take-home activities available for pickup as well as hands-on activity stations in the Jepson Center  from 1–4PM, docent tours, and an artist demonstration.

Learn more here.


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Free outdoor family fun with Tinkergarten in Savannah

Friday, August 27th, 2021

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FREE Outdoor Family Fun in Savannah with Tinkergarten

FREE Tinkergarten class on Sept. 16 2021 at 9:30AM at Lake Mayer Park in Savannah.

Kids fall in love with nature and the whole family connects to new friends—bring a friend and join the fun! Interested in learning more? Learn more here.

(Free things to do in Savannah with kids) Downtown Savannah Tree Tour by bike

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Savannah mom-tween bonding on bikes during Downtown Savannah Tree TourRead how that turned out here in our newspaper column.

Just want to check out the Downtown Savannah Tree Tour by bike? See the map & detailed description of each stop on Bike Walk Savannah here. 


Enrollment open for FREE SMF Jazz Academy for 5th-12th graders in Savannah-Chatham public schools

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

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Savannah Music Festival Hosts Open Enrollment Period for FREE SMF Jazz Academy through Aug. 22

Savannah Music Festival (SMF), a leading nonprofit performing arts organization, is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 SMF Jazz Academy, a tuition-free, year-long program for Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) students in grades five through 12.

SMF Jazz Academy is Savannah’s only free after-school jazz program designed to empower students by instilling life-long skills of academic, social and musical achievement. The open enrollment period will run through August 22, 2021.

The SMF Jazz Academy program is designed for students at all music levels. Since SCCPSS is hosting in-person classes for the 2021-2022 school year, SMF Jazz Academy will offer in-person instruction as well.

All students participating in the program will have at least one rehearsal a week as well as one private lesson on their instrument. SMF Jazz Academy students will also perform at the end of each semester, participate in monthly jam sessions and work with local jazz musicians in master classes.

SMF Jazz Academy is currently accepting beginning, intermediate and advanced students in grades five through 12. Interested families and students are encouraged to sign up for a short, in-person placement interview, which will take place August 23-25. Previous musical experience is not required, and free instrument rentals are available, if needed.

Enrollment applications are currently being accepted to the SMF Jazz Academy.

To apply, visit

Questions? Contact Jessica Messere at or 912.234.3378 x102.

Free Soccer Day in Forsyth Park with Soccer Shots Savannah

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Wondering what Soccer Shots Savannah is all about?

Check out their upcoming FREE soccer sessions on Sat. August 28 2021.

This is a great opportunity for children to try the Soccer Shots Savannah program for the first time and for parents to meet some coaches.

There will be abbreviated 15 minute sessions and have more information about the Soccer Shots Savannah program available. Event will take place on the Whitaker Street side of the park, on the south end by the tennis courts and farmer’s market.

Please preregister for this free event so organizers know how many children to expect and can plan with the coaches.

Enroll at, just search “free” to see a complete list of all free events near you.


Soccer Shots Savannah Fall 2021 Enrollment Link:
Facebook Page: Soccer Shots Savannah
Contact with questions: Rachel Wright, 762.333.1177,


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FREE Junior Golf Clinic for boys & girls ages 5-12, Savannah

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

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ASWING Junior Golf Academy FREE Clinics in Savannah

Yes your child can learn golf this summer! Thanks to these FREE golf clinics for kids offered by The Golf Swing Studio in Savannah.

Sat. Aug. 14

• Prepare to Play. For ages 8-12, 1– 1:45PM
Learn more & register online here. 

• FUNdamentals. For ages 5-7, 1:45– 2:30PM
Learn more & register online here. 

• Prepare to Play. For ages 8-12, 2:30-3:15PM
Learn more & register online here. 

• FUNdamentals. For ages 5-7, 3:15-4PM
Learn more & register online here.

• Prepare to Play. For ages 8-12, 4– 4:45PM
Learn more & register online here. 

Sat. Aug. 21

• FUNdamentals. For ages 5-7, 1:45-2:30PM
Learn more & register online here

• Prepare to Play. For ages 8-12, 2:30-3:15PM
Learn more & register online here. 

• FUNdamentals. For ages 5-7, 3:15-4PM
Learn more & register online here.

• Prepare to Play. For ages 8-12, 4-4:45PM
Learn more & register online here. 


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FREE Party in the Park with bounce houses @ Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is.

Friday, August 6th, 2021

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FREE Family-friendly Party in the Park @ Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

On the following days now through Nov. 4 2021, 5:30-8PM
Thurs. Aug. 12
Thurs. Aug. 19
Thurs. Sept. 16
Fri. Oct. 8
Thurs. Nov. 4

Free & open to the public.

Enjoy the beautiful new LCP with Party in the Park.  Live music, bounce houses, and beverages.

Bounce houses provided by Extreme Firehouse. Beverages provided by Southern Eagle and Coca-Cola sold separately.

Learn more here.

Lowcountry Celebration Park
94 Pope Ave.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Exploring Science in Art Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Telfair Academy

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

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Local residents are invited to enjoy the exhibitions ‘Never Spoken Again’ at the Jepson Center and ‘Progressive Regression’ at the Telfair Academy, both in downtown Savannah, during Exploring Science in Art FREE FAMILY DAY, Sat. Aug. 21.

Family activities connecting science to art will be offered outdoors at the museums’ entrances, weather permitting, along with take-home art activities for children.

Investment is provided by the City of Savannah

Learn more here. 

FREE Family Day
Sat. Aug. 21 2021 10AM-5PM
Jepson Center & Telfair Academy in Savannah


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