Events: 29th April 2017

Fighters & Bombers Tour Fighters & Bombers Tour

Three iconic World War II aircraft will bring history alive April 28-30, 2017 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), 100 Eddie Jungemann Dr., Savannah, GA. Tour are free and will be offered Friday from noon-5 p.m.,  Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Minnesota Wing and the Dixie Wing of…

Savannah Orchid Show

On April 28-April 30, 2017, the Savannah Orchid Show, an AOS-juried orchid show, returns to the Andrews Visitor Center at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, sponsored by the Deep South Orchid Society. Hundreds of orchids are judged for their form, color and perfection. Admire entries and show winners! Browse vendors at the 31st annual Orchid Show…

The Davenport House Early Bird Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side

Take an early morning walk on April 1, 8, 15 or 29, 2017 through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized Downtown Savannah. Tours are led by the Davenport House director, who will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement. Coffee and…

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Boat Trip

Join the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on April 29, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for a Horseshoe Crab Spawning Boat Trip, a part of their Saturday Exploration at the Aquarium, or SEA, program. Travel by skiff to a marsh island and witness horseshoe crabs coming inshore to spawn! Work alongside educators from the UGA Marine…

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March-June and September-December. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Islands High School (170 Whitemarsh Island Rd.) on Whitemarsh Island. Come by for one of our many on-site programs including: • Food vendors and Artisan vendors…

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.

Sidwalk Arts Festival Photo Courtesy of SCAD SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival

Every year, SCAD students, alumni and high school students create magnificent chalk masterpieces in Forsyth Park for the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. The colorful festival returns on April 29, 2017 from from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with individuals and team competing to win prizes of up to $1,500. In addition to the sidewalk art, visitors can also…

Moss & March Anniversary Party 2017 Moss & Marsh Anniversary Party

Come celebrate Moss & Marsh’s one year anniversary at Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe on April 29, 2017 from 3-6 p.m.! Not only can you check out the brand new Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, but there will be lots of fun for the whole family including: • Free “Under the Sea” kids craft!…

Tybee Youth Council Talent Show

Head to the Tybee Post Theatre on Saturday, April 29, 2017 for the inaugural Tybee Island Youth Council and Friends Talent Show at 4 p.m. Acts include song and dance, piano performances, monologues, poetry readings, magic, comedy, dialogues and large group skits. Cameo acts by our friends at Garrison Arts Academy, Savannah Arts and professional…

Savannah Philharmonic 2017 Spring Season Finale Savannah Philharmonic Season Finale

The Savannah Philharmonic concludes the 2016/17 season on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in resounding fashion with an evening of gorgeous music at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Fanya Lin returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s daunting and astoundingly beautiful Third Piano Concerto; and the evening concludes with Dvořák’s melodic and magical Symphony No. 8. For…

Savannah Live at the Savannah Theatre “Savannah Live” at the Savannah Theatre

The historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live” March 2-July 29 and Sept. 2-Nov. 18, 2017. This dazzling two-hour musical variety show features an award-winning professional cast and live band performing everything from pop, jazz, Broadway and rock and roll. Call for show times. “A must-see while in Savannah!” says TripAdvisor. Shows are at 8 p.m. on…