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Things to Do in Savannah

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

Each Saturday the Forsyth Farmers’ Market opens from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah. A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. 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 percent of the products they sell)  and allows only food and plant vendors. For more information about The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, go to forsythfarmersmarket.org.

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Prohibition Cocktail Classes

Monday & Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prohibition Cocktail Classes at Congress Street Up inside the American Prohibition Museum. Enjoy tidbits of history with every sip! Our certified bartenders will teach you how to make classic cocktails while discovering the history behind them. Learn new skills, enjoy your creations, and show off your newly acquired talents by playing bartender at your next event! Limited space available. What’s Included: -Professional Bartender Tools, -Step-By-Step Recipe for 2 Cocktails (1 Shaken, 1 Stirred), -Learn the History of Prohibition Era Cocktails. Check it out or (912) 220-1249

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Parade

January 20, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Every year the MLK Observance Day Association celebrates the national holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Observance Day Parade is a showcase, with hundreds of entries. The parade is for organizations that wish to express thanks and remembrance of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (912) 234-5502 or www.mlkingsavannah.com.

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First Fridays in Starland District

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2020 Wormsloe Historic Site Colonial Faire and Muster

February 8-9: Join us for a family-friendly, living-history program, Wormsloe Historic Site Colonial Faire and Muster. The event features costumed interpreters and vendors offering students and adults a taste of the excitement and adversity of life for the first settlers of colonial Georgia. (912) 651-2125 or www.georgiahistory.com

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Super Museum Sunday

February 9th, 2020: The Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9, at participating sites throughout Georgia. Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Free and open to the public. Sites offer free admission from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless alternate hours are noted.

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13th Annual Savannah Book Festival

February 13-16th: The Savannah Book Festival will be held in locations in and around TelfairWright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Historic District, bringing in renowned authors for all kinds of events throughout the week. For more information, please contact Executive Director Erika Dongre at (912) 598-4040 or info@savannahbookfestival.org. For extensive Festival information, please visit www.savannahbookfestival.org.

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Savannah Riverboat Cruises’ Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

 – Prices: $199.90 per couple. Join us February 14th for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise!  This 2 hour cruise includes a premium 5-course plated dinner, live entertainment, bottle of house wine or champagne, fresh cut flower bouquet and dancing!! Boarding starts at 6 p.m., departs at 7 p.m., returning at 9 p.m. Advanced reservations are required.**ADULTS ONLY – NO KIDS**

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2020 Savannah Irish Festival

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8th Annual Savannah Blues Festival

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Tybee Island Mardi Gras Festival

 – Tybee is a natural setting for the Mardi Gras event due to its unique character and fun-loving residents. The event will encompass the traditions of Mardi Gras, an event with origins dating back to the ancient Romans and carried on today in cities such as Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras is held on the last day before the start of Lent. Tybee will be dressed in an array of purple, gold and green flags depicting the Tybee Island Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras Tybee will include the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party featuring free live entertainment and more.

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