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Free ice cream for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on July 1 & Monday afternoons during July, Savannah

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

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Almost time for I Pledge season @ Leopold’s Ice Cream in downtown Savannah.

The I Pledge for Ice Cream Project 2021 kicks off  Thursday July 1 2021 from 4-7PM @ Leopold’s Ice Cream. During that time, any child (age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult) who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance gets a free child’s scoop in a cake cone, cup or sugar cone.

Come to Leopold’s @ 212 East Broughton St. on July 1 2021 from 4-7PM for the I Pledge for Ice Cream kick-off event.

After the kick-off, Leopold’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street will hold additional I Pledge for Ice Cream events each Monday in July from 4-7PM. The 2021 dates are: July 1, 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Find other participating stores nationwide by clicking here. Don’t see your favorite ice-cream store on this list? Nominate them by clicking here.

Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 East Broughton St.,, 912-234-4442

Free outdoor children’s kazoo concert with Rick Hubbard @ Sandbox Children’s Museum new HHI location

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

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Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. OUTSIDE at their new Lowcountry Celebration Park location on Monday evenings at 6:30PM starting Mon. June 14 2021 for a free show from Rick Hubbard and his kazoo band on the museum’s porch.

Lowcountry Celebration Park is located off Pope Avenue near the Coligny Beach parking lot.

Stay tuned for news on the opening date of The Sandbox Children’s Museum’s new building. The museum’s former 18 Pope Ave. location is now closed.

Meanwhile, The Sandbox 2 @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton SC is open. Learn more here.


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Kazoo Factory Beaufort S.C.

Speaking of kazoos – don’t forget about this fun daytrip from Savannah: The Kazoo Factory, also known has Kazoobie Kazoos, in Beaufort, S.C..

The Kazoo Factory offers museum tours where kids can see how kazoos are made. The museum tours show how kazoos are assembled,
imprinted, packaged and shipped to all corners of the world. Kids can also make their own kazoos to take home.

Factory Tour Hours
Monday – Friday
Book a tour online here. 
Admission includes a build-it-yourself kazoo)

This might be a good activity to pair with a visit to the lighthouse at Hunting Island near Beaufort.  Info on Hunting Island here.

The Kazoo Factory, 12 John Galt Road, Beaufort, SC 29906,  (800) 326-0358,

Free Soccer Day with Soccer Shots Savannah @ Forsyth Park

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

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Free Soccer Day
Soccer Shots Savannah
Forsyth Park
Sat. June 12, 9-10:30AM

Wondering what Soccer Shots Savannah is all about?

Check out Soccer Shots Savannah FREE soccer sessions this Sat. June 12 2021 @ Savannah’s Forsyth Park.

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

There will be abbreviated 15 minute sessions and more information about the 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.

FREE Arts on the Lawn event @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Arts on the Lawn Savannah Cultural Center Tea Summer 2021

June 19: Tea Time Around the World @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center on their lawn for an engaging FREE morning session of crafts, stories, and movement for ages 4 to 7!

On Sat. June 19 2021, the topic is tea and will include teacup decorating, a Raku pottery demonstration, and a storytime reading of “Tea Time around the World.”

The fun begins at 10AM Sat. June 19 and will last about an hour. Crafts can be taken home at the end of the session.

Space is limited, registration is required and family units will be socially-distanced.

Please register by noon the Friday before the event. Register online here. 


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Free Juneteenth 2021 celebrations @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Monday, June 7th, 2021

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Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah free to locals June 12-13; free libation ceremony & virtual Juneteenth lecture

Telfair Museums will mark Juneteenth 2021 with free admission to the Jepson Center, a free libation ceremony, and a free virtual lecture.

From 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, Savannah and Chatham County residents will receive free admission to the Jepson Center in partnership with the City of Savannah.

The free weekend features a libation ceremony at noon Sat. June 12 on the front steps of the museum led by local historians Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Jamal Toure.

Activity kits focusing on the Black experience and themes related to current exhibitions, including works by Savannah artist Sauda Mitchell, also will be distributed.

Juneteenth celebrates the beginning of the emancipation of enslaved Americans on June 19, 1865, by order of Union General Gordon Granger in Texas.

At 6PM Tues. June 15, Telfair will host its annual Juneteenth lecture with a virtual appearance by historian and author Anthony Cohen, whose book “Patrick & Me” chronicles his journey as a fourth-generation descendant of an enslaved man who escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Drawing from an 1856 interview with his forbearer, Cohen carefully reconstructs the amazing life story of Patrick Sneed—a slave of African, Jewish, Irish, and Cherokee heritage—who fled from bondage in Savannah and later went on to fight in the Civil War. You can register for the free Zoom lecture at

Telfair recently expanded its regular days and hours as it continues to pare back limitations enforced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. All three of Telfair’s sites—the Jepson Center, the Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters—now are open from 10AM-5PM on Tuesdays, in addition to Thursdays through Mondays. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.

Learn more here.


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Free interactive, outdoor theatre: Georgia Storytelling Roadshow, Savannah

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Georgia Storytelling Roadshow Free event Savannah Treasure Map

Treasure Maps pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre, 7:30PM June 25 2021 @ Old Roberds Dairy Farm, Savannah

Treasure Maps is a pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre taking place in six cities across Georgia.

The Treasure Maps show will include live-local hosts, film screening, installations, and interactive activities, all under safe social distancing practices. The roadshow feature is the film screening of Treasure Maps on the big screen.

Treasure Maps showcases a collage of ten Georgia storytellers’ experiences with an up-close and personal viewpoint into what it’s like navigating the complex webs of life in our communities as a person with a developmental disability.

Themes include:
starting your own business
going to college
alienation & acceptance
dealing with the physical aspects of disability
and how transformative living a full inclusion life can be.
This show is proudly presented by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’arche Atlanta. Local partners include the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and Savannah-Chatham County Parent Mentors.

NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved to an online format.

Register online for this free event here. 

Old Roberds Dairy Farm
2500 Tennessee Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Fourth of July Fireworks 2021 in Savannah, Tybee, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

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Richmond Hill Independence Day Celebration, Sat. July 3 2021
Sat. July 3 2021, 4:30-10:30PM JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill
Free & open to the public.
Family fun with entertainment, fireworks, food, inflatables and more.
Admission is free. Learn more here.

Savannah-area fireworks, Sat. July 3 2021
Savannah Bananas home baseball game & fireworks Sat. July 3 2021. Fireworks immediately following the game. Details here.

Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend festivities at Savannah’s Plant Riverside District
July 2-5 1-10PM
Featuring live music, Savannah Cirque performances, nightly fountain shows, a July 4 boat parade (3-5PM) & July 4 fireworks show (9:15PM).
400 W River St.
Details here.

July 4th Fireworks @ The Pier @ Tybee Island, Sun. July 4 2021 
Sun. July 4, 2021, 9:15PM
Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Independence day fireworks start between 9:15 pm and 9:30 pm. The show is staged on the pier but is easily viewed from any of Tybee Island’s eastern beaches.

Savannah Fireworks, River Street, Sun. July 4 2021
Savannah’s Waterfront will host the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show on Sun. July 4th at 9:15PM.
New to Independence Day this year: Freedom Floats Boat Parade. This All-American Boat Parade will pass by Plant Riverside District between 3:30-5PM July 4.
More information here.


Shelter Cove Harbour Fireworks, Sun. July 4
HarbourFest on July 4 at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is an expanded version of the activities at Shelter Cove each Tuesday night during summer. Entertainment; children’s activities, food and more. Activities start at approximately 6PM., with fireworks at 9PM.
More information here. 


Fourth of July activities 

(Savannah) Free ice cream for kids 12 &  younger for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance 4-7PM Thurs. July 1 & Monday afternoons during July @ Leopold’s Ice Cream. Details here.

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

(Hilton Head Is) FREE special July 4th outdoor performances with beloved kids-entertainer Gregg Russell @ Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort, 8-9:30PM Sun. July 4. ($9 per vehicle gate fee). Details here. 

FREE Middle School Football Clinic open to all middle school players from any school, Savannah

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

St. Andrew's School Middle School Football Clinic Free 2021 Summer Savannah

NEW SUMMER 2021 OFFERING @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Middle School Football Clinic
6:30-8PM June 16, 23 and July 14, 21 & 28 2021

The clinic is FREE and open to all middle school players from any school. 

Email head coach Blake Henry to sign up:


St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12 in Savannah, Georgia. For more information, visit


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Outdoor Family Summer 2021 events @ Hilton Head Is.

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Party Park Lowcountry Celebration playground Hilton Head 2021

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.


Gregg Russell concerts Harbour Town Sea Pines Hilton Head Summer 2021

FREE outdoor performances with beloved kids-entertainer Gregg Russell @ Harbour Town in Sea Pines Resort

Gregg Russell’s Harbour Town concerts start Friday evening of Memorial Day weekend. His concert schedule will also include performances from 8-9:30PM Monday-Friday, June 2-Aug. 20 2021 with special shows planned for July 4, Labor Day weekend.

Free concert, but $9 gate fee per vehicle to enter Sea Pines Resort.

Concert schedule:

June 2-Aug. 20 2021
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through August 20
Also 8-9:30PM on:
Mon. Aug. 23
Wed. Aug. 25
Fri. Aug. 27
Sept. 2-5 (Labor Day Weekend)
Harbour Town
149 Lighthouse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

To protect the health of guests and staff, The Sea Pines Resort will spread out seating and recommend concert attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing. Guests are welcome to bring their own folding chairs and sit on the lawn area adjacent to the bench seating.

Find more information on this year’s Gregg Russell concerts @ or The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at (843) 842-1979.


Fireworks Summer 2021 Hilton Head Shelter Cov

Summer Jams 2021 with Fireworks @ Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Is.

Every Tuesday Night June 15- Aug. 17 2021, 6-9PM

Free & open to the public.

Festive atmosphere with the highlight of the night fireworks which start around 9PM. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks.

Shelter Cove Community Park
39 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Is. SC 29928

Free Virtual Storytime with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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Virtual Storytime

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center this Sat. May 22 2021 for the LAST book in their Free Virtual Storytime series.

This week they are ending with a bang and splash of… dots!

Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti will be read live, followed by a movement activity and craft geared toward ages 3 to 7. See you at 10:30AM

FREE. Register for the Zoom link here.


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Savannah Philharmonic family-friendly, outdoor concerts

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Savannah Philharmonic Free outdoor family friendly concerts 2021

Upcoming family-friendly, outdoor Savannah Philharmonic events.

Phil the Squares with Song
Featuring The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus
Sat. May 15 | 3-4PM
@ Parker Companies 17 W McDonough St, Savannah, GA 31401

Join Savannah Philharmonic for another Phil the Squares Concert! In this performance, members from the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus will hit every decade of American choral music since 1920. From Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” to Pentatonix’s “Sing,” this joyous and familiar program will make your heart sing.

All are welcome to attend this free concert — no ticket or RSVP required. Please wear your mask for the entire performance and follow social distancing practices. There will be a live stream via Facebook for those who want to enjoy the concert from home.

More Savannah Philharmonic events:

Sat. June 12 | 7PM
Featuring a variety of Savannah Philharmonic Musicians
A summer evening filled with tunes from around the world. From Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C major and Johnny Mercer’s Georgia On My Mind to ending the program with a tango.
@ Parker Companies 17 W McDonough St, Savannah, GA 31401

Sun. June 20 | 7PM
Phil the Garden with the Savannah Philharmonic
@ Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Savannnah
Family-friendly Father’s Day Outdoor Concert. Savannah Philharmonic presents ‘Phil in the Garden’.
Food trucks, a station where kids can create their own instruments, concert of crowd-pleasing favorites.
Buy tickets. Details here. 

Free Virtual Saturday Storytime & Art Project with Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Virtual Storytime Savannah Cultural Arts Free kids

Saturday May 22 2021 – Free Virtual Storytime!

Join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for virtual storytime & craft.

The fun starts at 10:30AM and is intended for ages 3 to 7. Register online here to receive the Zoom link.

Book for May 22 – Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti


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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 Middle School Football Clinic open to all middle school players from any school, Savannah

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

St. Andrew's School Middle School Football Clinic Free 2021 Summer Savannah

NEW SUMMER 2021 OFFERING @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Middle School Football Clinic
6:30-8PM June 16, 23 and July 14, 21 & 28 2021

The clinic is FREE and open to all middle school players from any school. 

Email head coach Blake Henry to sign up:


St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12 in Savannah, Georgia. For more information, visit


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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

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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FREE STEM event in Savannah for 3rd-8th graders

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

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Operation One STEM at a Time and The Creative Coast are excited to announce Operation Starry Circuits: A free STEM event for children in Savannah and the coastal Georgia region.

Who: 3rd to 8th grade youth living in Savannah and surrounding areas.

What: The theme is Operation Starry Circuits. Students will be mailed materials for an exciting, interactive project led by Ambria Berksteiner, the Founder of Operation One STEM at a Time. Through the fun process of creating their own circuits using craft materials, participants will get hands-on experience discovering how circuits work to create light. Chibitronics, a company that provides educational products and tools for youth STEAM activities, is sponsoring the event by providing circuit materials.

When: Sat. May 8 2021, 10-11:30AM

Where: Virtually via Zoom. After participants sign up, they will receive an email with the Zoom link for the day of the event.

Registration: Registration is free and can be done online here. 

A Creative Coast staff member will reach out to registrants a few weeks prior to the event to obtain addresses where materials should be shipped.

Sign-up Deadline: Mon. April 26 2021. Please note there is a limited capacity for this event.

For inquiries, please contact Kaitlin Lance at