Summer is ending soon but there is still time to enjoy some Savannah Summer events before school starts. We at Weichert, REALTORS® – The Sumer Group have put together five fun things to do this August in Savannah that appeal to kids of all ages!
1. Stranger in Paradise – The Works of Reverend Howard Finster (6/29/12-8/19/12)
The Telfair Museum presents Stranger in Paradise; an exhibit explores the themes and visions of Reverend Howard Finster, one of America’s most prolific and widely known self-taught artists. Finster produced over 46,000 pieces of artwork before he died in 2001. He called himself a “Man of Visions” and recorded his visions of a celestial outer space revealed to him by God. The exhibit is on display at the Jepson Center and runs from June 29th through August 19th. For more information about the exhibit and admission fees call 912.790.8800 or visit http://www.telfair.org.
2. Discover the Dinosaurs (8/3/12-8/5/12)
Looking for something fun and air-conditioned to do with the kids? The hands-on exhibit, Discover the Dinosaurs, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, features over 60 animatronic and museum quality dinosaur replicas. Unlike most dinosaur events and museum exhibits, kids are encouraged to actually touch some of the dinosaurs that are on display. Other activities included with admission the Dion Den play area, the Dino Dig, scavenger hunt and more! There will be other attractions available for an additional charge such as face painting, gem and fossil panning, and mini golf.
Discover the Dinosaurs runs Friday, August 3rd from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, August 4th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, August 5th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, seniors 65 and over $10, kids 2-12 $10, and under 2 are free! For more information visit their website.
3. Leopold’s 93rd Birthday Block Party (8/18/12)
This year Savannah’s well-loved ice cream parlor will celebrate 93 years of serving cold, delicious treats to locals and visitors of Savannah alike. Join the Leopolds Saturday, August 18th for a block-wide “sock hop” party with family activities and games, dance demonstrations, live music, and much more! Admission is free, ice cream will be 93 cents and free souvenir photos will be handed out. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite retro TV or movie star. Call 912.234.4442 or visit their website for more information.
4. Live Roller Derby with the Savannah Derby Devils! (8/18/12)
Your Savannah Derby Devils will be playing a double header Saturday, August 18th at the Savannah Civic Center. There will be two one-hour games, at 5pm and 7pm plus kids’ activities, live music during intermissions, concessions, giveaways and raffles. Plus, the Derby girls will join their fans after the last game for autographs and photos. Admission is $10 for advanced tickets or $12 at the door. Kids 2-12 are $2. Tickets are on sale at the Savannah Civic Center Box Office. For more information, visit their website.
5. XC Kickoff Classic & Open Event (8/25/12)
The Savannah Arts Academy and Fleet Feet Sports in Savannah have joined forces to bring one of the prestigious XC Kickoff Classics events to Savannah. The course will be at Daffin Park, a lovely 5,000 meter flat grass course with the finish line inside Optimist Stadium so even if you don’t run, you can watch the event!
Admission is $50 per race per team or $10 per runner and the event kicks off at 7am. For more info visit the Fleet Feet website.