Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Oct. 12-15

Oct 11, 2017

With another busy weekend on the way, Clinton Edminster of Starlandia Supply and Space Cat Books and Molly Swagler of the Tourism Leadership Council offer up some ways to have fun.

Molly's picks:

-Check out the latest exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art with a reception and talk by the artists: Cynthia Gutierrez, presenting "Persisting Monuments," and Agnieszka Kurant, presenting "Collective Intelligence." Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; talk and reception free, exhibitions free for museum members and SCAD students and staff.

-Saturday brings Savannah's first Hispanic Heritage Parade and Festival, taking off from the Civic Center and traveling along downtown streets. The festival follows at the Civic Center with performers, music and dancing. The event marks the third anniversary of the Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; free.

-Get spooky for a cause at Eat Drink and Be Scary in Forsyth Park. The evening of local food and drink features strolling magicians, a costume contest and more, supporting Goodwill's Employment Service programs. Saturday, 6-10 p.m.; $30.

-The Savannah Philharmonic will open its latest Chamber Series with "The Trumpet & Organ Shall Sound" at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Chorusmaster Monica Dekle and Principal Trumpet Clayton Chastain will present a collection of music on high. Sunday, 5-8 p.m.; $25.

Clinton's picks:

-It's time for the annual Greek Festival at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox church. The three-day festival features dancing, music and, of course, lots of delicious Greek food. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

-Celebrate one of Savannah's favorite daughters - author Flannery O'Connor - at the Peacock Party. The fun includes live music from the Cory Chambers Jazz Band, fiction and a silent auction, with proceeds supporting the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; $45 per person and $80 per couple in advance, $50 per person night-of.

-Have fun with your pet - or meet your next furry friend - at Barktoberfest at Chatham County Animal Services. Enjoy a pet parade and costume contest, vendors, prizes and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with parade at 1 p.m.; free.

-It's time for another tasty Food Truck Festival in Daffin Park. Thirty trucks are slated to attend, along with a wine and beer truck, live music, kids activities and more. Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; free.