Events: 18th February 2017

Annual Savannah Book Festival

The Savannah Book Festival will be held Feb. 16-19, 2017 in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Historic District, bringing in renowned authors for all kinds of events throughout the week. In addition to headliners, approximately 40 free and open-to-the-public author presentations will be offered at convenient venues during our…

Savannah Irish Festival

For more than two decades, the Savannah Irish Festival has been bringing a festive celebration of Irish Heritage to Savannah. Every year, they bring top Irish musical acts and young Irish dancers to Georgia’s First City to perform up on one of their four stages, entertaining crowds filled with families and friends. With a weekend full of performances and…

Savannah Georgia Forsyth Farmers’ Market The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) was founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment. They merged with the existing Starland market and sought permission from the city to allow a farmers’ market in historic Forsyth Park. The first market was on May 9th, 2009. The FFM was conceived and planned to provide all members of Savannah’s community a welcoming, inclusive place to purchase local food and address food access issues. Despite some logistical challenges, Forsyth Park was chosen because it is a beautiful, public place in Savannah where everyone feels welcome. The founders made a special effort to seek out vendors from all backgrounds and conduct outreach to a wide variety of people. FFM, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 designation.

From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75% of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. The founders also sought to address food access by opening the market with a token system that allow shoppers to use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps). The FFM was one of the first independent, farmers’ markets in the nation to institute this system. By partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP purchases and by conducting outreach to those community members who utilize SNAP the FFM has had the second highest SNAP sales at a farmers’ market in the state year after year.

Organizers envision a farmers’ market that is a strong hub of community activity that supports many aspects of a healthy local food system. To that end, there are many ways to participate in the market besides buying and selling. The market partners with health advocates, garden enthusiasts, community builders and a variety of other groups. There is a designated education and outreach space at each market. Please check out our “get involved” page to see who you can deepen your understanding of and participation in the transformation of our food system.

Mission
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Vision
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.

Inventor Day for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Don’t miss Boy Scout and Girl Scout Brownie Inventor Day on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 9 a.m.-noon at Georgia Tech-Savannah, located at 210 Technology Circle. Boys and girls in grades 1, 2 and 3 will investigate planes, boats, cars, and more and this hands-on STEM program. Includes commemorative Georgia Tech patch, Belt Loop Certificate,…

SCAD Poetter Hall SCAD Day

Take a tour of the Savannah College of Art and Design, learn about academic programs and discover Savannah’s magic at SCAD Day on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about award-winning academic programs, SCAD student life and the application process during SCAD Day. At this open house event, you can tour the university’s…

A.U.R.A. Fest

The Gardens at Ships of The Sea Maritime Museum will host the A.U.R.A. Fest (All Underground Rock Allday) on Feb. 18, 2017. This music fest will feature Unearth, ZAO, Oh Sleeper, He Is Legend, Dark Sermon, I Set My Friends on Fire, Microwave, Tides of Man, The Bunny The Bear, SycAmour, Artifex Pereo, Reckless Serenade, Native Suns,…

The Davenport House “Potable Gold” at the Davenport House Museum

Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about unique and flavorful wine with the 75-minute “Potable Gold” program about Savannah’s Madeira Tradition on Fridays and Saturdays in February 2017. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they…

Annual Dr. King Freedom Dinner & Dance Gala

Celebrate with us at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Annex on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Annual Freedom Dinner and Dance Gala. The 2017 Parade Winners will be acknowledged, awarded and recognized at the Freedom Gala. Do not miss out on an opportunity to dance your night away and pay tribute to…

Armstrong presents Baby The Musical Armstrong presents Baby The Musical

Three parallel, interwoven plots, sparked by three couples’ pregnancies, reveal varied reactions and journeys into something unknown in Armstrong State University’s next musical, Baby the Musical. This show will run Feb. 16-18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Feb. 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.armstrong.edu or…

Savannah Color Vibe 5K

Come get crazy with the Savannah Color Vibe 5K! The Good Vibes Tour is coming to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center at 8 a.m on Feb. 18, 2017 and we want you to experience the most vibrant 5K of all time! Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots…

Savannah Theatre Bucket List Savannah Theatre’s Bucket List Show

Don’t miss Savannah Theatre’s Bucket List Show Feb. 17-26, 2017! Only five performances! The Savannah Theatre cast and band present a two-hour show of the songs they’ve ALWAYS wanted to sing, but have NEVER gotten to perform on stage! With a cast of such diverse musical interests — Broadway, pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, and…