Events: 25th February 2017

Savannah QuiltCon QuiltCon

From Feb. 23-26, 2017, the Modern Quilt Guild will bring QuiltCon to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center! With hundreds of quilts made by Modern Quilt Guild members, QuiltCon features the largest modern quilt show in the world! QuiltCon is the only modern quilt show of its kind and will feature a quilt show with more…

The Race for Preservation 5K & 10K

The Race for Preservation is the perfect way to see Savannah with 10K and 5K courses that wind their way through the five historic districts on streets lined with moss-covered oaks and blooming azaleas. Included in Fleet Feet’s Fabulous 14 Run Series, their Race for Preservation 5K & 10K features an awe-inspiring route, which highlights five historic neighborhoods:…

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.

Megagenesis Savannah 2017 College and Career Fair Open to the Public College and Career Fair Open to the Public

The MEGAGENESIS XI College and Career Fair is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA. The event, sponsored by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Chatham County Youth Commission, The 100 Black Men of Savannah, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., includes college…

Irons in the Fire Blacksmithing Event Irons in the Fire Blacksmithing Event

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, the Savannah community is invited to attend an artisan blacksmithing demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Blacksmiths from across the Southeast will be showcasing their craft and fabricating items for purchase in the blacksmith shop. The expert metalsmith artists will be sharing a variety…

Seuss Fest in Savannah Seuss Fest at Savannah Children’s Museum

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, families from around the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire are invited to celebrate everything Dr. Seuss during “Seuss Fest” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, in honor of the children’s book author. Museum educators will lead the…

Service Brewing Event.jpg A-Town Get Down’s Countdown Kickoff

A-Town Get Down’s Countdown Kickoff will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at Service Brewing. This event will mark one month until the big A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival, and will feature live music, raffles, giveaways, and more. Guests will be able to get a sneak peek of what…

Ranger Guided Bike Tour of Cockspur Island Ranger Guided Bike Tour of Cockspur Island

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, join Fort Pulaski park rangers as they show you a different side of Fort Pulaski National Monument. This behind-the-scenes ride will focus on both the natural and cultural resources Cockspur Island has to offer beyond the fort. The Ranger Guided Bike Tour of Cockspur Island will also give visitors a first-hand…

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 Telfair Ball Annual Telfair Ball

Join Telfair Museums for the 37th Annual Telfair Ball: Modern Lights on Feb. 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. A highlight of Savannah’s social scene, the Telfair Ball is open to Director’s Circle members, and all proceeds benefit Telfair’s exceptional exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach. Enjoy cocktails, live music, exciting auctions and astounding performances as this…

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…

The Fabulous Krewe of Equinox Mardi Gras The Fabulous Krewe of Equinox Mardi Gras

Don’t miss The Fabulous Krewe of Equinox Mardi Gras at the Tybee Post Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. We turn the Type Post Theater into NOLA for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember! The nationally acclaimed big band, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, present a charming blend of Swingin’ Sinatra-style Standards, Motown,…