Customers shop at Forsyth Farmers' Market.

Customers shop at Forsyth Farmers' Market.

As June closes out and we enter into the second half of the year, Savannah offers plenty of events to engage with from panels on mental health to final celebrations of Pride Month. Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar and Mahogany Bowers of Blessings in a Bookbag have your guide. 

Marianne and Mahogany talk Savannah weekend events.

Marianne's picks: 

  • Tour beautiful boats at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Yacht Hop at Savannah Yacht Club tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. While you're out on the water, you'll have bites prepared by some of Savannah's most-loved restaurants and sip on the infamous Yacht Hop Rum Punch. Tickets are $60 at the door and $75 for a ticket and a t-shirt. 
  • Engage in community discussion at the ELLA Foundation's panel on mental illness in the LGBT+ community tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fifth event in the foundation's Let's Talk series features a panel of local experts and will be moderated by its founder, Charity Lee. The event is open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. 
  • Laugh with off-the-cuff comedians at the Odd Lot Improv for One Love Animal Rescue benefit show tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. All proceeds go to One Love Animal Rescue. 
  • Close out Pride Month at the Stonewall50 Legendary Block Party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will take Savannah back to 1969 to celebrate the spark that lit Pride across the world, and celebrate legends who risked their lives and safety for a better world. Admission is free. 
  • Support the arts outreach mission of A-Town at The A-Town Minifest Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Come out for an evening of live music and art, great food and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. 

Mahogany's picks: 

  • Grab your fruits and veggies at Forsyth Farmers' Market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forsyth Farmers' Market's mission is to to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.
  • Commemorate those who paved the way at Blessings In A Bookbag's fifth annual Juneteenth celebration held at Ellis Square, which is significant for being where the largest slave trade in the nation took place. Along with a live performance by Jawan Mathis and The Crew will be food and arts vendors and a yoga class. The event runs 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Admission is free. 
  • Spread love at the Love Unity No Hate Festival in Forsyth Park Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Local organization Limitless Innovative Thinkers, Inc. is hosting the event to spread love throughout the community. Admission is free. 

Editor's note: an earlier version of this story mentioned the SouthEast Crab Feast. That event will take place September 28.