Posted on May 23, 2014 by Andrea Six
Check out some of the fun going on this memorial day weekend in Savannah; there’s everything from art shows and sales to a family fun bug fest, pet-friendly disc competition and memorial services to honor those fallen in the line of duty.
Friday, May 23
Spring into Art
Artist Reception 6 – 9 p.m.
Tybee Arts Building, 7 Cedarwood Ave. on Tybee Island
The Tybee Arts Association’ show and sale presents local art of all kinds, including paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, jewelry, photography, art quilts, prints, glass art, pottery, handcrafted furniture and much more. There will be a gift basket raffle to benefit Tybee Island Rising Tyde Food Bank and tickets will cost $1.
The sale is also open Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, for more information go to our event page.
7 – 8 p.m.
The Book Lady Bookstore, 6 E Liberty St
Enjoy a quick hit of poetry, and the last Savannah hurrah for our hosts, Erika Brown and B.J Love. This event is an offshoot of SeerSucker Live!, a fun evening of poetry, arts and entertainment, boasted as part literary reading, part talk show, part cocktail party. Music will be provided by Brian Dean and Zach Powers the featured guests include Molly Schulman, Jeff Hipsher and Steven Karl.
For more information, go to their event page.
Saturday, May 24
Memorial Day Commemoration
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill, Ga
Pay tribute to the patriots who served our country throughout the years at Fort McAllister with cannon and musket firings, civil war demonstrations and other fun for the family. For more information, call 912-727-2339.
12 – 2 p.m.
Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Road
Come out to meet native insects and other animals and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. Fun engaging activities for families include bug goggles, a pollination game, the Scribble Art Studio and more!
Regular admission for this event – $7.50 per person
Spitfire Saturday Open Mic & Showcase
Muse Arts Warehouse, 703 Louisville Rd
Join the fun with an open mic night featuring a mix of music, poetry, visual art and other modes of personal expression. Sign up begins at 7:30 and it costs $3 to sit, $5 to spit.
If you would like to sign up to spit in the open mic, it is recommended to arrive early so your shot at the mic can be reserved. There will be 20 available spots for our Spitters. Each Spitter will be allowed 4 minutes to perform an original or cover piece. This way, all of our Spitters will have a chance to set the mic to FLAME!
For more information about this event, go to our event page.
Sunday, May 25
Armed Forces Festival
Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River Street
There will be lots of Arts & Crafts, Patriotic Entertainment and fun for the entire family on the historic River Street. Proceeds from this event go to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. For more information about the event, call (912) 234-0295 or go to our event page.
Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championship Qualifier
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
West Chatham Middle School in Pooler, Ga
Join local dog lovers and their furry friends as they compete for a spot at the national disc competition in the fall. Food from Dickey’s Barbeque will be available for sale. This event is free for spectators and sponsored by TailsSpin and Border PAWtrol.
Savannah VVA Memorial Day Ceremony
Vietnam Vetrans Monument at Emmet Park on Bay Street
Honor all who have given their lives to defend their country. There will be music by the Brass Quintet from 3rd.Infantry Division Band at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call Allen Harvey, the President Chapter 671, at (912)210-9118.
Monday, May 26
Chatham County Memorial Day Ceremony
9 – 11 a.m.
Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Road
Join the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitian Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies as they pay tribute to the fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty. At 10 a.m. the Police Memorial Day Service will be held at the Police Officer Memorial Statue in front of the police department’s headquarter in the median of Oglethorpe Avenue.
For more information about events in Savannah, go to our event calendar.