On Saturday, March 10, 2018 the Craft Brew Races returns to Savannah! This 5K road race followed by a local craft brew festival, invites runners to celebrate local craft brewing, an active lifestyle and the surrounding community with this fun pre-St. Patricks Day event. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K around the…
March 8-10: Savannah Stopover Music Festival at various venues. A convenient and relaxing place for traveling musicians to perform on their way to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference. (478) 254-0888 or www.savannahstopover.com.
Wednesdays and Saturdays: Sit back and relax around the open fire and enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and savory delights from our specialty chefs for Libertea High Tea. Delicate favorites and selections may include macarons, fruit tartlets, mille-feuilles, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs, truffles and chocolate shots. 215 W Liberty St. For details and tickets, call (912) 352-2994…
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.
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.
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.
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…
Every Saturday this Winter, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Susanne Evangelista, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into…
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.
March 10: Spring Celebration & Sheep Shearing with the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Observe and participate in the creation of a woolen shawl from sheep shearing to demonstrations of carding, spinning dyeing and weaving of the wool, plus crafts, games, hay rides and more. Admission is…
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.
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.
March 2-25: Historic Diesel Locomotive Train Rides at the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Fri. & Sat. at 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. at 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.
March 10: Attention all Corn Hole lovers! Ronald McDonald House Teen Board is putting on their Annual Corn Hole Toss on Saturday, March 10 in Forsyth Park. To register, contact Meagan Chandler [email protected] or (912) 350-7641.
March 5-11: The 30th Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. South Carolina’s Premier Coastal Wine Competition & Culinary Event. Mark your calendars for these key dates, information on locations, times and tickets will be posted as they become available. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
March 10: 16th Annual Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration Parade starting at Tybee City Hall, 3 p.m. Floats, marchers and musical bands will proceed down Butler Ave. to Tybrisa St. Free and open to the public. (912) 667-8382 or www.discovertybee.com.
March 1-May 26, September 1-November 17, December 27-31: Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that features everything from “Pop” to “Broadway” and “Motown to “Rock & Roll!” Featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers, it is sure to be the most fun that you have in Savannah, at the Historic Savannah…