The Top 5 features a variety of Savannah’s best arts, music, theater and community events. We aim to include something for all ages and interests each week. To have your event considered for this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Fort Jackson Family Camp Out: 6 p.m. March 8; Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd.; $25 for members, $30 for general public; shop.chsgeorgia.org. A new nighttime event for families to experience historic programs and family fun in a 210-year-old National Historic Landmark .Guests will train as soldiers, make a Civil War decoder, and write secret messages. Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served at 6:45 p.m.
1,000 Lights: 4:30-8:30 p.m. March 9; Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E. Montgomery Cross Rd.; Free children under nine, $14 for ages 9-13, $25 adult early bird, $35 VIP; 1000lights.com; The first ever water lantern festival in the state of Georgia will be held in Savannah. The 1,000 Lights festival commences as thousands of attendees launch their lanterns just after dusk. The evening includes live music, food trucks, local vendors and bingo prizes.
Women’s Leadership Conference: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8; Savannah State University, Student Union, 3219 College St.; $35 general admission, $15 for students; savannahstate.edu/WLC. Entitled “Women Embracing and Expanding Global Leadership,” the conference will recognize and promote the skill sets needed to be successful in today’s global markets. Cynthia Blandford will be the keynote speaker.
American Girl Live: 7 p.m. March 13; The Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.; $25-$74; savannahcivic.com. Join the American Girl cast during an exciting summer away at sleepover camp, as bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life for some new friends. American Girl Live features favorite characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.
19th Annual Lowcountry Pow Wow: 10 a.m. March 9-10; Millstone Landing, 55 Millstone Landing Rd. Hardeeville; $5; 843-384-5551. Fascinating traditions of Native American Indians will be on display including Aztec Fire Dancers. A Hawaiian/Tahitian Dancer will perform on Saturday following the Grand Entry plus social dancers who will get spectators involved. Exciting drummers and flute players, captivating story-telling, authentic demonstration will add to the fun while native Indian and contemporary foods, crafts and more will be available for sale.