What’s going on this weekend? Here are a few events we have “Scouted Out” for you. Make sure to follow us on IG and FB @ScoutSavannah912 for a list of happenings around town Thursday through Sunday. Don’t miss out…look to Scout!
Lake Mayer Turns 50!, June 16th-4:00pm-7:00pm
Chatham County Parks and Recreation will host a celebration of Laker Mayer’s 50th anniversary on Thursday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. Many recreational opportunities will be available, including pickleball, tennis, skateboarding, remote control car track, Zumba, roller hockey, and fishing. Staff will be stationed around the park to introduce guests to the recreational opportunities. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Lake Mayer is located at 1850 E Montgomery Cross Rd., Savannah, GA 31406. The main event will take place at the pavilion with activities happening throughout the park.
Lucas Centennial Summer: Singin’ in the Rain, June 17th-7:00pm
This flawlessly choreographed, vitally essential, and eye-popping Technicolor dream about a trio of Hollywood stars (Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor) transitioning into the era of the “talkies,” has been called the greatest movie musical of all-time. And there is no more glorious feeling than witnessing this wonderous display of movie magic on the big screen at the Lucas. Get your tickets today.
Poet-TEA Fridays with Ashford Tea Co.,June 17th-7:30pm
Miss Brandywine is a home grown spoken word artist from Savannah, GA. A Savannah State University grad, Miss Brandywine studied English Language & Literature to enhance her authentic use of the English language as a multifaceted art form. She joined the school poetry organization where she performed bi-weekly which led to her performing in cafes, museums, art galleries and special events. Miss Brandywine gracefully serves as host and house poet for Ashford Tea Company in the tea company’s “Living Life to the Tea” Event Series that debuts spoken arts and literature coined “Poet-Tea.”
Cocktails & Drag Queens, June 17th-5:00pm-8:00pm
Join them as they celebrate Pride Month at the Andaz Hotel with Cocktails & Drag Queens. Drag Performances and cocktails go kick off your weekend.
RISING TO THE SURFACE: A SUMMONING OF SAVANNAH’S TITANIC, June 17th-5:00pm
New York Times Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan Joins Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Hunter Micah Eldred to Launch New Exhibition. One of the greatest disasters known to Savannah and Charleston was nearly forgotten. The explosion of the Steamship Pulaski during the night of June 14, 1838 killed wealthy businessmen and families from Savannah and Charleston, enslaved individuals, seamen, and a former U.S. Congressman. Now the story is being told at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in a new exhibition, Rising to the Surface: A Summoning of Savannah’s Titanic. The display is curated by museum curator and interim executive director of Ships of the Sea, Wendy Melton, and is bolstered by contributions from New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan and shipwreck hunter Micah Eldred, who found the wreckage of the Pulaski in 2018. Rising to the Surface opens at Ships of the Sea Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., with one of America’s most captivating storytellers — Patti Callahan – examining what we know and can imagine about that fateful night. Joining Patti is Micah Eldred, who reveals the real-life story of solving one of our country’s most durable maritime mysteries. Tickets to the event are $25 and can be ordered in advance via Eventbrite. After the lecture, guests will enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. This is not a book-signing event, but a small number of pre-signed copies of Patti’s book, “Surviving Savannah,” will be available for purchase at the event.
Juneteenth Celebration Festival at Daffin Park, June 18th-19th, (times vary)
2 day festival held at Daffin Park in Savannah, GA.
Juneteenth Festival Tybee Island, June 18th & 19th-(times vary)
The festival will be for two days and is a family friendly event! On June 19th there will also be a Wade In led by Patt Gunn on the Beach giving acknowledgement to ancestors who came from Africa and the sacrifices they made. It is way of giving back and honoring through cleansing, drumming and stories. This will take place at 9am on the pier. **WADE IN starts at 9am until 11am on the pier June 19th!**
THE JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL BEGINS
Saturday June 18th : 11am – 7pm
WADE IN ON THE PIER
Sunday June 19th: 9am – 10:30am
OFFICIAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AT THE PAVILION:
SUNDAY 11am to 7pm
Music from DJ Carlito, Xulu Prophet and performances by multiple award winning gospel rapper Albert Baily, the Deep youth, Spoken Word Performances by Marquice and many more great local artists!
Vendors, Bands, Spoken Word Poets, Storytelling, Drummers, Fashion Show and Karaoke,
Jazz, Soul, Reggae, Soca, and Afro Beat Vibes!
Savannah African Art Museum Juneteenth Celebration 2022, June 18th-11:00am-4:00pm
The DYP Block Party, June 18th-5:30pm-8:30pm
Tickets are $5 In Advanced & $7 At the Tickets can also be purchased via Cashapp: $THEDYPSHOW. Location: 3 Points Food Court (near the Family Dollar). There will be several activities taking place such as: Live music (DJ & Bands), Game truck, Live performances, Face painting, Vendor Marketplace and Food Trucks, Special giveaways and much more!
Juneteenth Free Family Day with Activities, June 18th-1:00pm-4:00pm
Juneteenth Family Day at the Jepson Center returns with a libation ceremony, drumming and an appearance by the African Spirit at 1pm. Artist demonstrations include Gullah/Geechee basket making by Gregory Grant and dollmaking by artist Theresa Martin. Storytelling by Jamal Toure, an African dance performance by Kwanzaa Collective 365, and a rousing musical performance by the Bailey Sounding Angels of Joy from the United House of Prayer will continue through 3pm in the Jepson Center’s Neises Auditorium.