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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Brunswick (73 Miles)
7 PM - 8:30 PM from Apr 3, 2015 until Apr 4, 2015 
7 PM - 8:30 PM from Apr 10, 2015 until Apr 11, 2015 
7 PM - 8:30 PM from Apr 17, 2015 until Apr 18, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here...  $15. 912-264-7333.
Full Moon Paddle Twin City (35 Miles)
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Friday, May 1, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 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 7:15 - 8:00 PM on the night of the paddle. We will be on the water by 8:05 PM.  $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $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.
Handicapped Accessible Kiss My Grits! Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Come join us as we grind grits at our water powered gristmill just as it was done in the late 1800s. Grits will be available for $4 per 2 lb. bag. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Weapons That Made America Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come learn about the various small arms and artillery used during this monumental era. Weapon firings will take place throughout the day. In this program we will trace the origins of gunpowder weapons from their earliest use, up through the Civil War.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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. Vincent Gardens will be on site selling plants for butterfly gardens.  $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 beginner and expert birders for this ferry ride and overnight in the historic Reynolds Mansion. During the day, look for gulls, terns and other birds that call this barrier island home. Sapelo is the only place in the Southeast to see the plain chachalaca, which was introduced in the 1920s...  $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.  $5-$8 plus $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.
Handicapped Accessible Memorial Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, May 25, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Camp Darien (68 Miles)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7...  $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). 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.  $5-$8 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Independence Day Colonial Faire Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Free admission sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
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.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort, but with a new focus. This walking tour will guide you through the land as it was during the Sawmill industry of the 19th Century. Learn about how Darien played a role in this huge industry. Cost is regular admission. Tours lasts approximately 30 minutes.  $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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.  $5-$8 plus $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.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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.
Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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.  $5-$8. 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 "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 11 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. 912-884-5999.
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 A Colonial Christmas Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 5 PM to 8 PM
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns... 912-884-5999.
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.
A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks for an evening of colonial style Yuletide jollification. $35 per person. Reservations Required.  $35. 912-437-4770.
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