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Moonlight Paddle Twin City (35 Miles)
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 7:00-7:30 PM on the night of the paddle.  $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Handicapped Accessible Third Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
9th Annual Statewide GADNR Equestrian Workday Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Help show Georgia DNR personnel how much we appreciate and need these safe places to ride and camp with our horses. Please mark your calendars to help us with this event! Please bring tools such as a shovel, gloves, pruners, etc. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required... 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Scottish Heritage Days Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunChildren 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for different age groups with games and crafts before and after the event...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Kickoff to Spring Festival Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWelcome spring with food vendors, arts and crafts, and fresh produce. We will also be grinding corn meal in the Mill House. Visitors will enjoy the scenery of this park with covered bridge, mill pond and cypress trees. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Easter Eggs-stravaganza Helena (55 Miles)
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8:15 PM to 8:30 PM
For ages 1-10. Night Time flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket and a flashlight to join in on the very first nighttime egg hunt. Make sure you are there eggs-actly on time or you will miss out on the race against darkness.  $1 suggested donation $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Easter Eggs-Stravaganza Part Two Helena (55 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 8 PM
Celebrate the holiday with all day activities. Start out with a fast playing Easter Bingo and win some Easter prizes. Take a break for lunch and come back to be creative in our Springtime Easter crafts...  $3 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Easter Egg Hunt Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring the children and a basket for a fun egg hunt. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Woodland Spring Festival Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Craft vendors, plant vendors, food concessions, and more. Live music and craft demonstrations. Participate in creating a sculpture in the trees. Parade of faeries of all ages. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Spring Fling Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sapelo Birding Adventure Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, May 1, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 5 PM
Join other birders for this two-day retreat on remote Sapelo Island. You’ll enjoy a ferry ride and staying overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. During the day, look for gulls, terns and other shorebirds that call this barrier island home...  $349 and up. 912-485-2299.
J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThese two events will both be running concurrently. J.A.K.E.S. day activities will begin at 10 am at the parks new archery range. Kids age 17 and under will have a chance to try their hand at archery, fly casting, shooting sports and more...  Event is free. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Memorial Day Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 youth. $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
A Memorial Day Commemoration Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George!  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp Darien (68 Miles)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Participants will have the opportunity to kayak at several locations including fresh and saltwater adventures. Enjoy the fun-filled weekend with interpretation and opportunities to experience the coast of Georgia. Limited space, registration required.  $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). Includes some meals. 912-882-5256.
Cannons Across the Marsh Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunJoin the Garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.  $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Celebration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWater is beautiful. Litter is…ugly. Come out and help us keep our waters clean. We will walk the banks of the 17 Mile River and Otter Creek and pick-up litter. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Fall Event Preparation Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
We can’t have Fall events without preparation, and we can’t prepare without your help. Please bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Labor Day Celebration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4.50 youth $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Lovebug Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us... 912-384-7082.
History Under Our Feet Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $7.50 for Adults, $6.50 Seniors, $4.50 Youth. 912-727-2339.
Moonlight Madness Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm...  $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Festival Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 34th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas Brunswick (73 Miles)
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 4, 2015 until Dec 5, 2015 
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house...  $10.00 Adult and Seniors $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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