Events: 27th October 2018

20th Annual Savannah Film Festival

October 27-November 3: The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the 20th Annual Savannah Film Festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures. For tickets and more information, visit filmfest.scad.edu/tickets.

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival

October 27-November 4, 2018: Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 17th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head Auction, among…

Ghosts of Grayson Stadium Haunted Ballpark

October 25-31: Wicked South Productions presents Ghosts of Grayson Haunted Ballpark. Built almost 100 years ago by General William Grayson, the stadium’s namesake and visionary, General Grayson died in 1941, the same year the stadium was rebuilt. You might even see him trying to complete the ballpark that was never finished. Since his death, the…

Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Exhibit

“Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens” exhibit at the Jepson Center. Experience stunning works by some of the world’s best-known artists. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes by leaders of French Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as…

Savannah Speed Classic

October 25-28: Bringing speed back the the typically quiet town of Savannah, the birthplace of Grand Prix racing. Our race partner, HSR, brings wheel to wheel racing back to its roots in Savannah. The Savannah Speed Classic features series races, enduros and in-seat experiences with hot lap rides and touring laps. Pit access is available…

Libertea High Tea

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…

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…

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…

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.

The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs at the JEA Art Gallery

The Art Show at the JEA beginning October 3-31, 2018, will feature the works of The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs – “Connecting Threads”. The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is a group of fiber artists who meet regularly to share inspiration and techniques using a wide variety of fiber-related arts. Spinning, weaving, dyeing, quilting,…

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.

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.

“A Nightmare on Congress Street” Halloween Bar Crawl

“A Nightmare on Congress Street” Halloween Themed Bar Crawl is Savannah’s creepiest and scariest bar crawl along Savannah’s eeriest strip! Join for an evening full of ghouls, goblins and ghosts Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 4-11 p.m. Proceeds from the bar crawl will benefit The Coastal Pet Rescue. This is also SAVANNAH’S LARGEST COSTUME CONTEST!…

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!

    October 24-28: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment! Rev up for non-stop fun with four favorite Disney stories. See Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, Ariel, Buzz Lightyear. Savannah Civic Center-Martin Luther King Arena, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Wed., Thurs., Fri., 7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sun., 1:30 p.m. and…

Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour

October 26-27: If you like being scared, head over to Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour. A ranger will guide you into the past to the site of colonist Noble Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak…

“Savannah Live” at Savannah Theatre

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…