Savannah Holidays 2022

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Mayfair summer swim team in Savannah open to ages 4-18

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Mayfair Marlins summer swim team 2022 in Savannah open to ages 4-18

Here’s a chance for your child to have a Savannah swim team experience in a laid-back summer atmosphere.

The Mayfair Marlins summer swim team in Savannah is open to ages 4-18. No swim team experience necessary. First practice is May 23 2022 @ Chatham County Aquatic Center. Practices eventually move to Mayfair neighborhood pool. Pool membership is NOT required to join the team.

Summer swim teams have meets with other members of the Savannah Coastal Summer League (such as Isle of Hope;  Wilmington Park; Savannah Golf Club; Savannah Quarters; Savannah Yacht Club.

No swim team experience necessary (Ages 4-18)
• Morning/Evening practices
• One meet per week (June) | Final Meets June 29-30
• For those unable to swim 25 yards – our team offers pre-swimmer clinics ($75) Saturdays in June
• All swimmers receive a t-shirt, latex cap, and award
• Team suits are available for purchase/pre-order
• Member of the Savannah Coastal Summer League


Register online here.

Blessing of the Fleet 2022, Thunderbolt

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Free admission: festival, parade, entertainment @ Blessing of the Fleet

The 2022 Thunderbolt Blessing of the Fleet festival on the waterfront – presented by the Town of Thunderbolt along with community sponsors and partners – pays tribute to Thunderbolt’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering live music, a morning parade, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, free activities, raffle prizes and the fleet blessing by Bishop Parkes from St. John The Baptist Church.

Sat. May 28, 2022 • 10AM – 6PM
River Drive • Thunderbolt, GA
Admission is free but ticket required. Register here.

• Parade: 10AM
• Start of the Festival: 11AM
• Festival: 11AM–6PM
• Blessing w/ Bishop Parkes (St John the Baptist): 4 pm
• Stage Entertainment: 12–5PM
• Raffle Grand Prize Giveaway: 5PM
• End of Festival: 6PM

Motors for Moms Charity Car Show, Richmond Hill

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

MOTORS FOR MOMS Charity Car Show, May 21 2022, 11AM-2PM

Shelter From the Rain Inc. announces “Motors For Moms” Charity Car Show to raise funds for single mothers on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11 AM-2 PM.

The car, truck and bike show is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation.

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 @ 11 AM

The Motors For Moms Car Show benefits single mothers. Enjoy cars, food trucks, music and fun all for a great cause.

The vision at Shelter From the Rain is to create a community of strong, economically independent single mothers through education, mentorship, personal & professional development, home ownership, health and wellness. 

Help move single moms towards economic mobility by supporting this event today. Your participation will allow Shelter From the Rain to set single moms up for success. 

Learn more here.

Free Saturday morning storytime & art activities @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

FREE Saturday morning art program @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center, May 21

Free arts mornings are back at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! Imagination Mornings are free, engaging mornings of crafts, stories and movement geared toward children up to 7 years old.

Free, family registration required due to capacity limitations. Register online here.

Saturday, May 21 2022, 10AM

Author Olivia Beaumont will read an engaging storytelling of the book she also illustrated, Tales from the Beautiful Mountain. After the story we will lead families in a creative movement exercise and whimsical craft!

About the book: A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories and fables. Unlikely animal heroes come to life when they meet impossible giant radishes, and a fantastical Cloud Palace. Olivia Beaumont gives an Old World flourish to her luminous paintings and her stories.

Registration and more information here.


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SoilFamily home & gardening expo @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Family gardening event @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Sat May 21

You’re invited to The SoilFamily Expo @ Savannah Children’s Museum on Sat. May 21 2022, 9:30AM-2:30PM

This will be a collaborative edutaining adventure in homesteading, interactive presentation, and educational performance FOR ALL AGES.

Activities include: from how to prepare your soil, proper watering, how to plant and care for seedlings, when and how to harvest your crops and multiple ways to prepare your harvest from garden to table. In addition, arts and crafts, food trucks, and vendors will be available.

The SoilFamily, LLC is designed to help create healthier, happier, wealthier families as the building blocks for better communities.

Admission to SoilFamily Expo is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $10 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on how to become a member here.


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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2022) War of Jenkins’ Ear @ Wormsloe Historic State Park

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

War of Jenkins’ Ear annual event @ Wormsloe Historic State Park, Savannah, Sat. May 21 2022, 10AM-4PM

It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins’ Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain.

The War of Jenkins Ear annual event will be Sat. May 21, 2022, 10AM-4PM @ Wormsloe State Historic Site.

Build your own box fort next to the fortified home.

Join Wormsloe Historic State Park rangers for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center. Military drills and black powder weapons demonstration throughout the day.

Admission: $2 – $10 

Learn more here

War of Jenkins’ Ear, Sat. May 21, 2022, 10AM-4PM

7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2022) World Migratory Bird Day @ Skidaway Island

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

World Migratory Bird Day @ Skidaway Island, Sat. May 14 2022, 10AM-3PM

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Sat. May 14 2022 at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island in Savannah.

Aquarium educators along with ornithological organizations and birding experts will have stations setup with educational activities for all ages.

The World Migratory Bird Day event is included with the cost of admission to the UGA Aquarium.​ Learn more about admission fees at

Learn more here.

(Savannah Spring fun) Tybee Beach Bum Parade 2022

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Tybee Beach Bum parade — also known as the world’s oldest, largest and most fun water fight (parade floats vs. parade watchers) — is back! It will be 6:30PM Fri. May 20 2022.

The parade kicks off at 6:30PM at the North Beach Parking Lot and makes it way through the Island on HW80 / Butler Ave all the way to Tybrisa Street.

Bring your squirt gun and the family!

Learn more here.

Mother’s Day market @ Islands Farmers’ Market, Savannah

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Mother’s Day Market Saturday @ Islands Farmers Market

Food vendors, artisan vendors, special guests, non-profit groups, etc. @ Islands Farmers Market this Sat. May 7, 9AM-Noon. This Saturday will also feature: photographer booth, face painting, bouncy house & more.

401 Quarterman Dr.
Savannah Ga 31410

Free admission to moms on Mother’s Day @ Children’s Museum of Pooler

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Moms get into the Children’s Museum of Pooler for free this Sun. May 8 Mother’s Day with a paid child ticket.

The Children’s Museum of Pooler is a non-profit museum that strives to provide hands-on learning opportunities and joyful discoveries for children and the community through engaging exhibits and programming.

Hours: Tues-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 (Open Mondays June & July 9-5)

Children’s Museum of Pooler is @ 200 Tanger Outlets Blvd Suite 589, Pooler, GA 31322


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The Jungle Book Family Fun Day @ The Savannah Theatre

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

You’re invited: Savannah Stage Company presents Family Fun Day featuring The Jungle Book at The Savannah Theatre on Sat. April 30 2022, 10AM-2PM.

Featuring face-painting, puppet making, cookie decorating, music performances, concessions & more.

Don’t miss your last chance to catch Savannah Stage Co.’s teen company serving this classic tale of good vs evil.

Get your tickets now here.

SCAD GamingFest

Monday, April 11th, 2022

SCAD’s GamingFest, streaming virtually, April 28-29

SCAD’s GamingFest will be all about things like the metaverse, NFTs, inclusive character design, and more. There will be an animation showcase on-demand throughout the festival, a virtual screening of Uncharted, and the making of SCAD student-created game Home is Where the Hearth Is

See the full schedule on the GamingFest website here where guests can also register for a festival pass. 

SCAD GamingFest’s epic guest list of industry gurus, major players, and #SCADgrads goes live Thursday, April 28 2022.

Ready to look into the future of digital media design and gaming?

Don’t miss the action — grab your festival pass to unlock two days of interactive, virtual panel discussions and presentations.

Learn more here.



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May Day is back

Friday, April 8th, 2022

May Day returns to Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

May Day festivities return to Massie Heritage Center in Savannah on Wed. May 4 2022. Come celebrate spring. Contact Steve Smith @ to reserve your spot.

Learn more here.

Massie Heritage Center

207 East Gordon Street
Savannah, GA 31401 ​

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2022) SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival returns to Forsyth Park

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival 2022

Channel your creativity with bold works of imagination at the 41st annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival taking place this Sat. April 23 2022 at Forsyth Park in Savannah.

During this treasured tradition, SCAD students, alumni, and local high school students claim their concrete canvases and transform Savannah’s most famous park into a colorful landscape for a chance to win prizes.

Community members and Savannah visitors alike can witness the spectacular chalk-art displays and savor the delicious food and music of the city.

Learn more here.


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(Savannah Spring Festivals) Fairy & Gnome Festival

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Fairy & Gnome Festival 2022 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah 

The beloved annual Fairy & Gnome Festival @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah will be Sat. April 30 2022, 10AM-2PM.

Enjoy this family-friendly day of enchantment that’s all about the “wee folk” getting up close with the natural world and encouraging imaginative outdoor play.

Socially-distanced, outdoor activities will include a scavenger hunt, fashion show, gem mining, fairy and gnome home building and food trucks.

Bring the family and stroll through Oatland’s magical trails and maybe you will catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome looking for a place to call home.

Oatland Island’s Fairy & Gnome Festival
Sat. April 30 2022.
Regular admission rates will apply all day on Saturday, April 30, even for festival admission from 10am-2pm.

Advance tickets are not required.

There will be additional fees for optional on-site activities.

FOO members enjoy free admission.


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Art Start for toddlers @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

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ART START for kids @ Telfair Museums Jepson Center, Thurs. April 21 2022

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the Jepson Center for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn with the Jepson Center.

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

Thurs. April 21, 10:30-11:30AM
Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, 31401

This month, view The Art of William O. Golding and start your own travel drawing collection to tell a story.

Register online here. 


FREE FAMILY DAY @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Sat. April 23 2022

Sat. April 23, Activities from 1-4PM
Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah, 31401

Follow the travels of sailor and artist William O. Golding with family art making activities including sailor’s knot bracelets, nautical flags, and floating boat toys, along with tours of the exhibition.

Investment provided by the City of Savannah and the Georgia Council for the Arts.


Telfair Museums now offers local residents free weekend admission to the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy April 2 – August 28 2022.
Residents are invited to explore the largest museum exhibition of work by African American artist, William O. Golding, in The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience on view at the Jepson Center, along with other featured exhibitions free of charge.

Free weekend admission includes residents of the following counties:
-Liberty (Georgia)
-Beaufort (South Carolina)
-Jasper (South Carolina)


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(Savannah spring festivals 2022) Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Bug Fest @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest, the annual family-friendly celebration buzzing with bug-themed crafts, activities and workshops. The event will be Sat. April 23 2022, 10AM-1PM @ Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd. Savannah.

Learn about the importance of bees and other natural pollinators with the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association, enter the Insectarium with Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus Entomology class, learn about insectivores with Oatland Island Wildlife Center and enjoy bug-themed yoga with Savannah Yoga Center.

Savannah Children’s Museum educators will also deliver exciting programs and activities, such as the eat-a-bug club, insect activities and many other creepy-crawly programs throughout the day.

Food trucks will be on Sugar Beet Bluff picnic area, just outside of Savannah Children’s Museum’s entrance with food available for purchase.

Admission to Bug Fest is included in the cost of regular admission to Savannah Children’s Museum, $10 for all guests 18 months and older. This event is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find museum membership info here.

Purchase your Bug Fest tickets online here.


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Pick-your-own strawberries, Savannah & the Lowcountry

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Pick strawberries Savannah chatham County Bluffton SC

U-Pick Strawberry Season 2022 is open. Fields below close on certain days due to field conditions. Please call ahead or check social media before going.

Hodges Farm – a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries.

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field updates.

8705 Ga HWY 21 N. (Mile maker 27 on Ga Hwy 21. Look for signs.)
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257


Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort. Please call farm for daily updates: (843)838-3656


843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition & field updates on hours

Free swimming & more @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia Healthy Kids Day in Savannah, Pooler, Tybee, Islands, Richmond Hill, Effingham Co.

Monday, April 4th, 2022

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia pools open on Healthy Kids Day, May 7 2022

Healthy Kids Day at all of YMCA of Coastal Georgia branches takes place on Sat. May 7 2022. This event is free & open to the public.

YMCA branch pools open that weekend for the summer season.

In conjunction with Healthy Kids Day, YMCA of Coastal Georgia is partnering with Totes to Tots for a backpack/suitcase drive at all the Chatham County branches (Habersham, West Chatham, Tybee, Islands) plus the Richmond Hill and Effingham branches. Totes to tots collects age-appropriate backpacks and small luggage for children in foster care so that they don’t have to carry their things in plastic shopping or garbage bags, as they unfortunately often have to do.

There will be a collection site at each of the above branches from April through Healthy Kids Day. The Totes to Tots team will be at the Habersham branch for May 7’s Healthy Kids Day celebration with a tent and larger-scale collection site set up. All donations will stay in the area and go to local children in need.

Contact your local branch for information on what other activities are planned for Healthy Kids Day!

YMCA of the USA is hosting a sweepstakes to celebrate 30 years of Healthy Kids Day. Three winners will receive a one-year family membership. Click here for details.



YMCA of Coastal Georgia offers swimming lessons @ branches. Find swimming lesson info here. 



  • Enrollment for YBASE and Fun Club Before- and After-School care is open. Register now before programs begin to fill
  • Donate gently used and new (child-size) suitcases, duffels and backpacks at the Habersham, Islands, Tybee, West Chatham and Effingham branches between now and May 7 for Chatham County foster children, in partnership with Totes to Tots. No child should have to carry their things in plastic shopping or garbage bags, as they unfortunately often have to do. There will be a collection site at each of the above branches from April through Healthy Kids Day, and the Totes to Tots team will be at the Habersham branch for May 7’s Healthy Kids Day celebration with a tent and larger-scale collection site set up. All donations will be staying in the area and going to local children in need.
  • Swim instructors are needed. Learn more here.
  • Summer Day Camp registration is still open. Themes and activities are different across the association, so check out the camp guide to find the right programs for your child.
  • EGYM is coming to the Effingham Y! The Habersham branch’s popular EGYM smart strength system is coming to the Effingham Y. Register to on-board now to start using this intelligence-based, user-friendly and fun system.


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(Savannah Spring Festivals 2022) Fire Festival @ Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, Guyton

Monday, April 4th, 2022

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Fire Festival 2022 @ Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center 

Bring your kids to the second annual Savannah River Fire Festival at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton, Ga. 10AM-2 PM on Sat. April 30 2022.

Adults and kids will enjoy a fun day outdoors celebrating how prescribed fire is good for Georgia’s forests and meet some of the organizations using it to support healthy wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of wildfires.

This is a FREE festival for the whole family with fire equipment, food trucks, face painting, and games. In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the festival is Sat. May 14 2022.

Learn more here. 

10AM-2PM Sat. April 30 2022
5960 HWY 17 SOUTH
GUYTON, GA 31312




(Cheerleading, Tumbling) Try-outs for Crowned Elite Athletics 2022-23 All-Star Program, Savannah

Monday, April 4th, 2022

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Crowned Elite Athletics All-Star Cheerleading, Savannah

Are you ready to wear the crown?

Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah will hold evaluations for SEASON 8 May 5 & 6 2022!

Come join Crowned Elite Athletics Elite Program and see what it really means to wear the crown!

Get more information & to sign up online here. 

Join Crowned Elite Athletics for the best season yet!

#OnlyTheBestGetCrowned #SeasonofGr8tness #DontWishForIt #WorkForIt


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Free introductory Kindermusik Savannah class

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

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Free introductory class @ Kindermusik Savannah 

Start with a free introductory class! Kindermusik with 88 Keys invites all new families to try their first class for totally free. With options on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for ages 0-7, there’s a convenient class time for even the busiest family.

Schedule your free introductory class today at!

Text “FREE CLASS” to 912-432-5885.

Learn more at .

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.


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Statesboro Hot Air Balloon Festival 2022

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Statesboro Hot Air Balloon Festival

3-8PM Saturday & Sunday, May 14-15, 2022 @ Kiwanis Fair Grounds, Statesboro

Featuring hot air balloons, tethered hot air balloon rides for $25 per person depending on weather, a kids zone with games and rides including trains, bounce house’s, rock walls and much more. DJ & live music. A grand finale after 8PM: hot air balloon glow & laser show

Find ticket info here.

Jepson Center, Telfair Academy now free to locals on Saturdays and Sundays

Friday, April 1st, 2022

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From April 2-Aug. 28 2022, Telfair Museums in Savannah waives weekend admission fees for six-county region

Two of the most popular museums in Savannah, the Jepson Center for the Arts and the Telfair Academy, are now offering free admission to locals on weekends for a limited time.

On Saturdays and Sundays from April 2-Aug. 28, Telfair Museums is waiving admission fees at its two sites on Telfair Square to residents across a six-county region: Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty (Georgia), and Beaufort and Jasper (South Carolina). Parking in downtown Savannah is free on Sundays.

The new offering is in celebration of the landmark exhibition The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience, which opened April 1 at the Jepson Center. Golding, the African American son of a Reconstruction Georgia lawmaker, was tricked aboard a sailing vessel as a youth while playing on Savannah’s River Street in the 1880s. He spent nearly 50 years circling the globe on a variety of sailing and steam ships before returning to the U.S. Marine Hospital in Savannah, where he spent his final years illustrating his experiences from memory in fantastical, detailed scenes of the ports he claimed to have visited throughout his life, from China to the horn of South America. This original Telfair exhibition, the largest ever presented of Golding’s work and organized by senior curator Harry DeLorme, brings together more than 70 of his drawings for the first time.

“Golding’s story is both an exciting and poignant seagoing tale,” DeLorme said. “His life intersected with major events in world history, and he left his mark in drawings that are chock full of creative invention, personal symbolism, and sailor’s lore. His work reflects his pride of service as a Black seaman in the U.S. Navy during times of war, and he deserves a much larger place in the history of American art.”

The new free-admission program is the largest and longest ever offered in Telfair’s 136-year history, adding 44 free days in 2022. Beyond the Golding show, the program will extend access to more than a dozen other exhibitions at the Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy during the promotion period, with a distinctive emphasis on works by Black artmakers and artists with connections to Savannah.

“We wanted to do something special to commemorate this incredible exhibition and Golding’s life and work,” explained Ben Simons, Telfair’s executive director/CEO, “while at the same time celebrating our whole community being back together, out and about. The conversation quickly evolved from, ‘How can we make this one amazing exhibition free?’ to ‘How can we broaden access for thousands of people to join us in enjoying art and history again in person?’ It’s a huge personal priority of mine as director to expand accessibility for our community to all that Telfair offers, and a great testament to the passion of our board of directors, our funding partners, and our exceptional Telfair team. We’re just thrilled to be able to do this.”

Telfair’s third site, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters on Oglethorpe Square, is not included in the free-admission promotion due to the historic landmark’s ticketing and capacity limits, though it remains available for touring through museum membership or standard admission, which is $22.

The Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy are open daily from 10AM-5PM. Investment in the new free-admission program is provided by the City of Savannah, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other funding partners.

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Telfair Museums Free-Admission Program

When: 10AM-5PM Saturdays and Sundays, April 2-Aug. 28 2022
Where: Jepson Center and Telfair Academy, on Telfair Square in downtown Savannah
What: Free museum admission for locals; parking is free in Savannah on Sundays
Who: All residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty (Georgia), and Beaufort and Jasper (South Carolina) counties


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