As always, there are loads of things to do in Savannah and June is just the beginning of the summer! You will find a variety of things to suit everyone in your family of all ages!! Here is a sampling:
Blues, Jazz & BBQ on The River! Enjoy First Saturday festivities all weekend, arts & crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street – Rousakis Plaza. 12 noon-11 p.m. (Friday); 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Saturday); 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday). (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.
Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Friends”, 9:30 a.m. Begins at Alley III and Chatham Ave. and ends at the Crab Shack (with a short break on the “Criminal Island” Sandbar)! Tickets, $34.95. Only 250 participants will be allowed, so be sure to purchase your tickets today! Proceeds from The Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Friends” will benefit the Coastal Pet Rescue, Tybee Beautification Association, and Marine Science Center.TybeeFloatilla.com.
Deen Family Book Signing! Join Paula, Bobby and Jamie for a book signing at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, 104 Bryan Wood Rd., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trolley service available in Johnson Square from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Only 350 tickets will be given out starting 1 hour before the book signing. No cameras permitted, a professional photographer will be on site to take your photo. (912) 897-6101 or pauladeen.com.
River Street Riverboat Company, Civil War Experience Dinner Cruise plus Fort Tour! 7-9 p.m. $84.95 adults, $79.00 seniors, $39.95 children 12 and under. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., is a rollicking musical comedy about two gold-digging dames who sing and dance, go to Paris, get mixed up with millionaires and paupers, and live happily ever after. 7 p.m. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior with ID. (912) 525-5040 or lucastheatre.com.
16th Annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes, featuring a variety of historic and contemporary architectural styles. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Guests are welcome to begin the tour at the home of their choice and will receive a map along with a list of homes printed on the back of the ticket. Proceeds will benefit The Rising Tyde Food Bank and the Tybee Island Maritime Academy charter school. Rain or shine. Tickets, Atlantic Beacon Gallery (912) 786-9386, Gallery by the Sea (912) 786-7979 or E. Shaver, Bookseller (912) 234-7257. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket and will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Gym, 714 Lovell Ave.tybeetourofhomes.com.
“Some Like It Hot” at Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Part of the Marilyn Monroe Birthday Weekend! Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) are two hapless Chicago musicians who inadvertently witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. 7 p.m. $8 general admission or $5 student/senior with ID. (912) 525-5040 or lucastheatre.com.
JUNE 10-14 and June 17-24 and June 24-28:
National Museum of the Mighty Eight Air Force Summer Camp 2013! Full Day Flying Legends Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and includes lunch. Ages 7-11. Activities vary according to the session and may Include model building and WWII battle reenactments. 175 Bourne Ave. (912) 748-8888 or mightyeighth.org.
The Savannah Derby Devils will return to the Savannah Civic Center arena this year with exciting, family-friendly fun. 5 p.m. Hostess City Hellions vs. Atlanta Rollergirls. 7 p.m. SDD All-Stars vs. Atlanta Rollergirls. Adult tickets for single events are $16. Child tickets for ages 3-12 are $2. Children under 3 are free. savannahderby.com.
River Street Riverboat Company, Father’s Day Brunch Cruise! 12-1:30 p.m. $43.95 adults, $40.95 seniors, $23.95 children 12 and under. Happy Father’s Day! Let River Street Riverboat take care of everything this Father’s Day! Join us onboard for our Special Father’s Day Brunch Cruise. A Father’s Day dinner cruise is also offered. 9 East River St., (912) 629-2640 or visit savannahriverboat.com.
The Coastal Jazz Association of Savannah Presents Annual Fathers’ Day Concert Featuring Kevin Bales, 5 p.m. Savannah Westin Resort. $10 Admission, FREE to Members. (404) 997-3281 or coastal-jazz.org.
JUNE 17-AUGUST 9:
Summer Camps at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd., 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. $135 per week with exceptions. Oatland Island Summer Camps are week-long day camps available to rising kindergarteners through rising eighth graders. Campers will discover the fascinating world of science through hands-on activities, creative crafts and wildlife investigations. (912) 395-1513 or oatlandisland.org.
First Annual Savannah Children’s Museum’s Splash Festival! Have a splashing good time in the Savannah heat with all sorts of water-based programs and activities! Free for members, Regular admission ($7.50) for non-members. Activities occurring throughout both days. Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 West Louisville Rd.savannahchildrensmuseum.org.
18th Annual Savannah Asian Festival! Savannah Civic Center MLK Arena, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Savannah Asian Festival brings an entire continent of unique cultures, cuisines, performances and fun to the Savannah Civic Center. The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Asian-American volunteers work together to present this one-day celebration of Asian countries and cultures. (912) 525-3100 x 2845 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Food”, 2 p.m. Begins at Alley III and Chatham Ave. and ends at the Crab Shack (with a short break on the “Criminal Island” Sandbar)! Tickets, $34.95. Only 250 participants will be allowed, so be sure to purchase your tickets today! Proceeds from The Tybee Floatilla “Will Float for Food” will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and Rising Tyde Food Bank. TybeeFloatilla.com.
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia hosts the 2013 YMCA Gymnastics National Championship & Festival. 3 day competition, and an Olympic style Opening Ceremony. The competition will take place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Opening Ceremonies will be held at Forsyth Park and will consist of dinner, carnival games, fireworks, and additional activities to be enjoyed by the gymnasts and their families. Carol Tanrath, (912) 897-1192 or fountainofpossibilities.com.
The Savannah Winds of Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre (Armstrong AMT) celebrating America, the Beautiful, 3 p.m. Patrons may purchase tickets online at tickets.armstrong.edu or by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during normal weekday business hours. Tickets are $12-20, while senior citizens, military personnel, and children/students may purchase tickets for $10-17. Pricing ranges by seat location within the Auditorium. (912) 344-2556.
So, as you make your plans to visit Savannah this summer, don’t forget about excellent accommodations! If you want to relax in a place that is different from the chain hotels, consider a bed and breakfast! President’s Quarters Inn is located in the heart of the historic district and is in walking distance of so much that Savannah has to offer! Click here to see why President’s Quarters Inn was voted Best B & B in Savannah in 2012!
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