Free Events for Kids Around Savannah/Richmond Hill – August 2019

Last updated: 7-28-19 @ 2:45 p.m.

Here is a list of free, family-friendly events happening around the Richmond Hill/Savannah area in August 2019. Undoubtedly I’m missing some, please send any you find to matt.sayle@richmondhill411.com.

I’d like to thank Maradee from Lovebird Cookies (best macarons this side of the Atlantic) for her help sourcing many of these events.

They are in order by date and time, with the exception of recurring events. I will update this list throughout the month, so check back often!

1Roller Coaster Family Experience – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/churchinsavannah

Full of fun, family activities and services focused on parents and their children of all ages. Hosted at Seed Church, learn the message about how God was faithful every moment of Elijah’s life.

From their website: “Roller coasters can be fun! All of the twists, turns, ups, and downs – they can be very entertaining. However, it’s not always good when your family and LIFE is like a roller coaster. No, he didn’t actually RIDE a roller coaster. But, his life was like a roller coaster. His name was Elijah!”

More Information:
https://www.theseedchurch.com/events/rollercoaster

Dates and Times:
Wednesday, July 31st from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 2nd from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Venue:
The Seed Church
1950 Chatham Pkwy, Savannah, Georgia 31405
(912) 355-3787
https://www.theseedchurch.com

2Kids Bingo – Richmond Hill

Photo from: facebook.com/richmondhill

Kids Bingo is for children ages 7 and up. Kids who are at least 11 may be dropped off for this event, but must have emergency contact information on file. Please sign up using the link below to attend.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/498119810998803/

Dates and Times:
Friday, August 2nd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 9th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 16th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 23rd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 30th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue:
Jacob Grant Community & Teen Center
185 Ball Park Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3828
https://www.facebook.com/RichmondHill/

3RockFest Back to School Drive-in Movie – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/Overcomingbyfaith

Join your neighbors and friends at the RockFest Drive-In movie where the feature presentation will be Disney’s Dumbo. Come one, come all. Free popcorn and drinks will be served.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2480196458685991/

Dates and Times:
Friday, August 2nd from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Venue:
Overcoming by Faith Ministries
9700 Middleground Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 927-8601
https://overcomingbyfaith.org/

4Free Family Fun Run/Walk – Hinesville

Photo from: facebook.com/libertycountychamber/

Join the Liberty County Georgia Board of Commissioners & the Liberty Proud & Healthy working committee for this monthly free family fun run/walk. Registration begins at 7:30am, walk/run at 8am.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1748147058818245/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Venue:
James Brown Park
800 Tupelo Trl, Hinesville, Georgia 31313
(912) 876-5359
http://www.cityofhinesville.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/5

5Back to School Expo – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/RSGBTS/

Hosted by the Ready Set Go Back to School Organization at the Savannah Civic Center, this free event is offering school Supplies to all children, vendor booths, health screenings, dance and music programs, and after school programs.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3149643768395057/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue:
Savannah Civic Center
301 W Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 651-6550
http://savannahcivic.com/

6RockFest Back to School Carnival – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/Overcomingbyfaith

Hosted by Overcoming by Faith Ministries, the annual RockFest Back to School Carnival is here for 2019. Fun for the whole family! Free food and drinks will be provided.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/653431551792958/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue:
Overcoming by Faith Ministries
9700 Middleground Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 927-8601
https://overcomingbyfaith.org/

7Back 2 School: Backpack Give Back – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/KellersFleaMarket/

In order to help ease the burden of the approaching school year, Keller’s Flea Market will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies! These are one per family, while supplies last.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2738323066195930/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Venue:
Keller’s Flea Market
5901 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419
(912) 927-4848
https://ilovefleas.com/

8Lunch in the Park – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/urbanmissionary912

Bring the whole family out to Forsyth park and learn the importance of helping those in need. Hosted by Urban Missionary 912 and People Helping People of Savannah, 500 meals will be served as well as a back-to-school backpack giveaway.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/390975068197436/

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Venue:
Forsyth Park
2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 351-3841
https://www.savannah.com/forsyth-park-3/

9Tours of the Historic St. John’s Church – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/stjohnssav/

St. John’s Church is encouraging the public to come tour their historic building every Monday between July 29, 2019 and September 9, 2019. Donations are welcome, but not required (suggested at $5 per adult); proceeds will directly support those in the area in need of assistance.

More Information:
http://stjohnssav.org/visit/

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 5th
Monday, August 12th
Monday, August 19th
Monday, August 26th
Tours run all day, I would call to verify if you’re coming outside of normal business hours

Venue:
St. John’s Church
325 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 (on Madison Square)
(912) 232-1251
http://stjohnssav.org/

10Random Acts of Kindness – Richmond Hill

Photo from: facebook.com/richmondhill

During this monthly event, children 4th grade and up practice doing random acts of kindness in the form of arts/crafts for strangers and community workers. Kids 11 years and older may be dropped off if they are registered with the center. Please sign up using the link below to attend.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2322576164529339/

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 5 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Venue:
Jacob Grant Community & Teen Center
185 Ball Park Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3828
https://www.facebook.com/RichmondHill/

11Lego Club – Richmond Hill

Photo from facebook.com/richmondhill

Calling all Lego enthusiasts! What better way to craft a unique masterpiece than by building one with friends. This informal get together for children 8+ is aimed at relationship building and team work. All creations will be displayed in the display case for at least a week. Become a world-renowned Lego architect! 11 years olds and older may be dropped off if the child is registered with the center, or the parent can wait in the lounge area. Please sign up using the link below to attend.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1274434506057161/

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, August 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue:
Jacob Grant Community & Teen Center
185 Ball Park Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3828
https://www.facebook.com/RichmondHill/

12National Night Out – Hinesville

Photo from: facebook.com/downtownhinesville

Hosted by the Hinesville Police Department, National Night Out features community organizations and HPD officers as we say goodbye to summer and celebrate our community with food, games, and fun with your neighbors in downtown Hinesville!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/360229601542466/

Dates and Times:
Tuesday, August 6th from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Venue:
Bradwell Park in Hinesville, GA
S Commerce St, Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 876-3564
http://www.hinesvilledowntown.com/home.aspx

13Liberty County Resource Fair – Hinesville

Photo from: facebook.com/reachingmilestoneswithbcs

This event is geared towards making a difference in children’s lives throughout Liberty County. Hosted by Reaching Milestones, not only can you learn more about the services they have to offer, there will also be bounce houses, games, activities, and over 60 vendors!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2482635575140435/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 10th from 9 a.m. to noon

Venue:
Liberty County Performing Arts Center
2140 E Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 877-0508
https://www.liberty.k12.ga.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=248147&type=d

14My Sister, My Brother, My Friend Community Expo – Richmond Hill

Photo from: facebook.com/sistersofacts/

Hosted by Sisterly A C T S Inc, this event features photography, vendors, live music, free food (seriously!), games with great prizes, and more! The first 20 children to arrive will be able to choose a backpack which will be filled with an assortment of school supplies.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000766770127918/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue:
J.F. Gregory Park
521 Cedar St, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3345
http://www.richmondhill-ga.gov/index.aspx?nid=152

15Free Family Day at Telfair Museums – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/TelfairMuseums/

The Telfair Museums Free Family Day features the exhibit “If These Walls Could Talk: 200 Years of William Jay Architecture.” Explore the designs and techniques of William Jay, the architect who designed the Telfair Academy and the Owens-Thomas House, both on the same property. Activities are available for all ages, so load up the car and have a fun day at the Telfair Museum before the new school year begins!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/438572556991482/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 10th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue:
Telfair Academy
121 Barnard St, Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 790-8800
https://www.telfair.org/

16Back to School Community Day – Savannah

facebook.com/stphilipame

Hosted by Saint Philip AME Church “On the Boulevard”, their annual back-to-school community day offers free school supplies, haircuts, bouncers, food, face painting, and MUCH more. This event is open to all ages. Come out and meet your neighbors while getting prepared for the 2019 – 2020 school year!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1375895079215663/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 10th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Venue:
Saint Philip AME Church “On the Boulevard”
613 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-2083
http://www.stphilipame.com/home/Welcome.html

17Second Saturday Block Party – Hinesville

Photo from: facebook.com/downtownhinesville

Come out (and bring the family) to Bradwell Park on Saturday, August 10 for the FINAL installment of the 2019 Second Saturday Block Party series and join the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority for an evening of food, music, games and fun!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/712323532518921/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 10th from 6 p.m. to Midnight

Venue:
Bradwell Park in Hinesville, GA
S Commerce St, Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 876-3564
http://www.hinesvilledowntown.com/home.aspx

18WaterFUN & WaterMELON – Pooler

Photo from: facebook.com/trinitypooler.org

A refreshing, H2O focused event for the whole family! Squirt guns, sensory pools, water balloons, and the infamous water KICKBALL are just some of the events for kids and adults alike who just want to get wet! Popsicles and watermelon will be provided as well. Meet your neighbors and make new friends while taking a refreshing break from the heat. Don’t want to get wet? No problem – there will be dry areas as well to mingle and relax.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/463176801183684/

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 11th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Venue:
Trinity Pooler
320 Benton Dr, Pooler, Georgia 31322
(912) 748-4410
http://trinitypooler.org/preschool

19Scout Show and Open House – Hinesville

Photo from: facebook.com/891658074531079

Come on out and see what the local scout troops, packs, and crews have to offer. Lots of hands-on activities for all ages such as pitching a tent, mobile rock wall, and using basic first aid. If you like what you see, sign ups will be available at the event.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/465465717606812/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Venue:
YMCA of Coastal GA – Liberty County Branch
201 Mary Lou Dr, Hinesville, Georgia 31313
(912) 368-9622
https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/locations/liberty/liberty-county-armed-services-ymca

20Leopold’s Ice Cream’s 100 Year Birthday Block Party – Savannah

Photo from facebook.com/events/2331209103639329/

Help Leopold’s Ice Cream celebrate their 100th Birthday! Featuring free music, games, dancing in the street, puppy oasis (treats for your pooch), fire trucks, ambulance display, crafts, face painting, and MORE! At 3pm, help Leopold’s blow out the candles on their birthday cake!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2331209103639329/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 17th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Venue:
Leopold’s Ice Cream
212 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-4442
https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/

21Star Wars Role Playing Game – Richmond Hill

Photo from facebook.com/richmondhill

Closely related to the popular board game “Dungeons & Dragons”, Star Wars RPG puts the player right in the middle of the action – Star Wars style! Free event open to teens and tweens. No experience necessary and all materials provided. Please sign up using the link below to attend.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/463837051076746/

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, August 26th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue:
Jacob Grant Community & Teen Center
185 Ball Park Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-3828
https://www.facebook.com/RichmondHill/

22Family Movie Night – Richmond Hill

Photo from: facebook.com/RICHMONDHILLUMC

What do kids love more: The Lego Movie 2 or ice cream sundaes and popcorn? Thanks to Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, they won’t have to choose! Bring the whole family out for a Family Movie Night at the RHUMC Ministry Center for Lego Movie 2, ice cream sundaes, and popcorn!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/352981475393797/

Dates and Times:
Friday, August 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Venue:
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
9050 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
(912) 756-2190
http://rhumc.com/

23Marvel vs DC Celebration Day – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/SavannahCostumingAcademy

Ever wanted to be a superhero? Which would you choose – Marvel or DC? Luckily, you’ll LOVE this event no matter which side you’re on. Enjoy a day full of costumed characters, craft booths, book readings, sing alongs, face painting, and MUCH MORE. From 1 to 100, everyone is bound to have a super day!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/247087522649777/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Venue:
Barnes & Noble
7804 Abercorn Ext, Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 353-7757
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2015

24Free Admission Day at Fort Pulaski – Savannah

facebook.com/GeorgiaCivilWarHeritageTrails

In honor of the National Park Service Anniversary, admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument is completely free on August 25th. Located on Cockspur Island, between Tybee Island and Savannah, Fort Pulaski is an American Civil War fort (circa 1862) where the Union Army was able to render the brick fortifications obsolete using rifled cannon fire.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/255696751793233

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Venue:
Fort Pulaski National Monument
US-80, Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 786-8182
https://www.nps.gov/fopu/planyourvisit/hours.htm

25Back-to-School BBQ – Pooler

facebook.com/trinitypooler.org

Who doesn’t love a potluck BBQ? Hosted by Trinity Pooler and Trinity United Methodist Preschool, they will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. They just ask each guest to bring a side to share. This is the perfect way to meet other neighbors and make new friends. They also will have fun bubble activity stations for the kids to enjoy. Have a fantastic 2019 – 2020 school year!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/458113931588292/

Dates and Times:
Sunday, August 25 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Venue:
Trinity United Methodist Preschool
320 Benton Dr, Pooler, Georgia 31322
(912) 748-4410
http://trinitypooler.org/preschool

26Healthy Mama & Baby Fair – Savannah

Photo from: facebook.com/AkwaabaMama

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month by visiting the ‘Our Healthy Mama & Baby Fair’ and enjoy activities for the whole family! Featuring 912 Farm Truck, Kid’s zone, raffles, free resources, prizes, and more!

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2330936540504557/

Dates and Times:
Saturday, August 31st from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Venue:
Southwest Chatham Library
14097 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419
(912) 927-4079
https://liveoakpl.org/locations/southwest

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