Top 10 things to do over Memorial Day Weekend
1. Armed Forces Festival on River Street
May 27-29. Enjoy a weekend full of fun, patriotism and entertainment on historic River Street. Savannah Riverfront announces the Armed Forces Festival will return to Savannah's historic riverfront. This event celebrates all our armed forces and pays tribute to the men and women that courageously fought and fight for our country.
2. Free Family Fun Day at AWA's Hunter Cattle Company
May 28 3-6 p.m., 430 Driggers Road, Brooklet, Ga. Enjoy free family fun with hayrides, mazes, games and more!
3. Movie Night in Forsyth: The Karate Kid
7:30 p.m. May 28, Forsyth Park. Temple of Glory & Movies Under the Stars present Karate Kid. The outdoor movie will begin at dark on a giant 45 foot screen. Admission is free. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs!
4. Free Week at Jepson Center
May 25-29, Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York Street. For more information, visit telfair.org.
5. War of Jenkins' Ear
1-3 p.m. May 28-30, Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road. Experience colonial Georgiaâ€™s military operations during the 1739-1748 war between England and Spain. Demonstrations include cartridge making, the enlistment of troops and more. Cost: $6; $5.50 seniors and active military; $4.50 disabled veterans; $3.50 ages 6-17; $1 children 5 and younger. For information, call 912-353-3023 or go to gastateparks.org.
6. Memorial Day Weekend at Fort McAllister
10 am - 4 pm May 28 at Fort McAllister State Historic Park. The program will focus on the life of the common Confederate & Union soldiers. There will be musket and cannon demonstrations. Special salutes fired in honor of war dead. A display and talk will take place on flags of the Civil War by Mr. Robert Banks.
7. Fort Pulaski National Monument Summer Kickoff
Starting at 10 a.m. May 28-30, Fort Pulaski, Highway 80. The Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of Fort Pulaskiâ€™s annual extension of hours for the summer season. Come out and see cannon firing and firing drills from Civil War times. Summer hours: Visitor Center 8:45 AM â€“ 6:45 PM; Fort 9:00 AM â€“ 6:30 PM; The park gates will close at 7:00 PM.
8. Memorial Day Weekend at Skidaway Island State Park
11 a.m. May 28, Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Cauesway. The event features a volleyball game, hillbilly horseshoe tournament, hayride and other activities. Cost: $2 hayrides; $5 parking. For information, call 912-598-2300 or go to gastateparks.org.
9. Last Stop Saturday Artists' Market
Polk's Plus, 807 W. Hwy 80 in Pooler. Local artists and crafters featuring jewelry, handbags, accessories, soaps, baked goods, unique gifts and more.
10. Dolphin Project Training
10 a.m. May 28, Hoskins Center, Memorial University Medical Center, 5000 Ranger St. We are in need of Skippers with boats, photographers with 300mm lenses on their cameras and team leaders and assistants to record the data. TDP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the protection of wild estuarine bottlenose dolphins. You must be a TDP member and have training to participate in research surveys. Free. Ages 18 and up. For information, call 912-657-3927 or go to www.thedolphinproject.org.