Events: 18th November 2017

Feed the Hungry

Every third Saturday and Sunday of the month, Unity in the Community hosts a festival on River Street. On Nov. 18 and 19, 2017, they will have a Feed the Hungry event from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization that promotes and hosts free, family-friendly culturally…

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.

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum Tours

Wednesday-Monday: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. We are a complete light station whose history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across…

Oatland Island Harvest Festival Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding

Oatland Island Wildlife Center celebrates Georgia’s agricultural history with the Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy this festive fall celebration amidst the aromas of hearth-baked cornbread, simmering cane syrup, copper kettle apple butter and other open fire cooked foods that visitors can sample. Enjoy…

Mansion to Museum Tour

Ongoing: Mansion to Museum Tour at the Telfair Academy at 10 a.m. (Tues.-Sat.), 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn the incredible story of the transformation of the Telfair family mansion into the oldest public art museum in the South. 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8880 or www.telfair.org.

14th Annual Children’s Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 14th Annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities going on all afternoon! For more information, visit liveoakpl.org.

Art Quilters of the Low Country “Art in Stitches”,

November 1 – 30: Art Quilters of the Low Country “Art in Stitches”, on display at the JEA Art Gallery. The “Art in Stitches” exhibit showcases the use of fabric, thread and quilting to create the illusion of three dimensions. The Quilters are three gals and a guy – Ron Hodge, Shaaron Thomas, Peg Weschke…

Loyalists & Liberty

Thursday-Saturday: “Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification.

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs. Please call for the daily schedule. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, visitors of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.

The Gobble Wobble Charity Bar Crawl

Stretch your legs, wake up from the food coma, and burn off that Thanksgiving feast as you “Gobble Wobble” your way through the beautiful streets of Downtown Savannah on Nov. 18, 2017. After entertaining the in-laws and preparing a festive feast for the masses, you deserve to have some fun! Whether you like your turkey fried,…

Savannah Philharmonic presents “From the New World”

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the Savannah Philharmonic presents “From the New World” at the Lucas Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dvořák’s beloved Symphony No. 9, with its well-known melodies inspired by Longfellow’s Hiawatha, is the centerpiece of this powerful concert. The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus joins the orchestra in another work based on the same source…

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

The historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live” 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. Check calendar or call ahead…