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4 Family-Friendly Activities Happening this Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day, a number of family-friendly events are happening right here at The Ford and in the neighboring cities of Savannah and Richmond Hill. Living at The Ford Field & River Club means you’re close to everything the Lowcountry has to offer, including holiday festivities, parades, and coastal activities along the Ogeechee River and the Atlantic. Mark your calendars for these all-ages activities you’re sure to enjoy with your entire family, as we all come together to commemorate those who have died in the line of duty.

Pool Party & Cookout at The Ford

Starting summer off on the right foot is easy when you live at The Ford. This Memorial Day, we’re hosting a barbecue at Lake Dye Grill exclusively for owners at The Ford, where neighbors can mix, mingle and catch up over food and drinks.

There’s nothing like a classic summer barbecue, and this year, the kids will love the Jenni’s Treats on the Street ice cream truck. Enjoy an afternoon basking in the sun and catching up with neighbors this Memorial Day at The Ford. We’ll see you poolside!

 

Shabazz Seafood Festival

Whether you’re craving shrimp, crab, or fish, at the Shabazz Seafood Festival, you’ll find it all. The festival is back this year for Memorial Day Weekend at this favorite spot among locals and tourists alike. Serving the best fish in Savannah, GA, since 1989, Shabazz Seafood Restaurant is known for its generous portions and warm hospitality. 

The bright yellow building on the corner of Victory Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard has also recently caught the eyes of Hollywood as the focal point of the new Netflix show, Fresh, Fried, & Crispy. Come out to enjoy the Shabazz Seafood Platter, which includes Shabazz fish, shrimp, crab, fries, and salad.

When: Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Shabazz Seafood Restaurant, 502 West Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405

Cost: $25 per platter

 

Memorial Day Commemoration

Join in the commemoration at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill and pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives while serving. Watch living history reenactments all day long, including musket firing. Tour the fort, museum, and grounds of Fort McAllister along the shores of the Ogeechee River.

Kids will love learning about U.S. history during this event celebrating our nation’s roots. Participate and explore the grounds while celebrating Memorial Day.

When: Saturday, May 28, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Cost: $5-9

 

“Savannah Salutes” at Plant Riverside District

Known across Savannah as the epicenter of entertainment, Plant Riverside District will host a special “Savannah Salutes” event featuring live music and aerial performances along with a wide variety of delicious food and drink options for all ages. Bring your own blanket and listen to blues, soul, funk, and rock music while picnicking on the grass.

Throughout the holiday weekend, Plant Riverside District’s iconic smokestacks, fountains and other landmarks will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights after dark. Even better, a patriotic salute will be conducted during nightly fountain shows in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

When: Friday, May 27,  1:00 PM through Monday, May 30, 10:00 PM 

Where: Plant Riverside District, 400 West River Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Cost: Free

 

From our family to yours at The Ford Field & River Club, Happy Memorial Day! To explore all that The Ford’s coveted location has to offer, discover what’s nearby and noteworthy.

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