Events: 27th May 2017

Tanger Outlets Memorial Day Sales

Mark your calendars for amazing deals and the best looks of the season during Tanger Outlets Memorial Day Sale, Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29, 2017. View special savings and discount offers from your favorite brand name outlet stores by visiting tangeroutlets.com/savannah/deals. Plus, download the Tanger App on your iPhone or Android smartphone for additional great offers!…

2017 Savannah Mile The Savannah Mile Run

The 12th Annual Savannah Mile on May 27, 2017 presented by the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire honors our fallen first responders, their families and our military heroes. The one-mile course down Drayton Street from the south end of Forsyth Park to Broughton Street has heats for every fitness level and age group.…

The Davenport House Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew

See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew with at 2.5-mile tour around the city at 8 a.m. on May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no…

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.

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…

Bug Fest at the Savannah Children's Museum Bug Fest

Savannah Children’s Museum invites the public to attend Bug Fest, the annual family-friendly celebration buzzing with bug crafts, activities and workshops, on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Savannah Children’s Museum, located at 655 Louisville Road. Discover the importance of bees and other natural pollinators with the Coastal Empire Beekeeper’s Association, learn…

The Crawl of the South The Crawl of the South

Are you ready for Bar Crawl Savannah’s third annual The Crawl of the South Memorial Day bar crawl? This event has gathered 5,000+ participants each year and we are planning for another big one! Join us on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 2-10 p.m. for The Crawl of the South; the start is at Congress…

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…

Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical

Join the Savannah Children’s Theatre crew as they bring the magic of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” to life select dates from May 19-June 4, 2017 at the Savannah Children’s Theatre, located at 2160 E. Victory Drive. Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, English nanny Mary Poppins is blown by…