Cars and Coffee
Unlike regular car shows, Cars and Coffee does not award trophies to contestants. Residents state that it’s a great place for vehicle and car owners to assemble and show off their rides to tourists looking to admire beautiful pieces of workmanship. Out of the 70-odd vehicles that are on display here, around 35 of them belong to Model A Restorers Club or MARC members.
Many flagship Ford cars can be seen navigating the roads of Richmond Hill throughout the week, which is a family-friendly event that anyone can walk in to. It’s a great place for people to admire classic cars and talk about their past. Old cars bring out a sense of common nostalgia in everyone who visits the show. Meetings are usually conducted on the 1st Saturday of every month between March – October at the Timber Trail Road – Ford Avenue intersection on the grounds of the museum.
The Easter Eggstravaganza is an event hosted at the JF Gregory Park during March. It’s a free-for-all community event that’s hosted by New Beginnings Community Church along with local partners and the Richmond Hill administration. The event features numerous food stands, pictures with a cute Easter Bunny, games, and entertainment. In 2019, over 30000 eggs were scattered throughout the park, which participants hunted for in large numbers. It’s a highly popular event among both adults and young children.
Children’s Fishing Derby
The Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club and Richmond Hill administration cosponsor the Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby where trophies are awarded to children who catch the largest fish in the 4 – 15 age group. Every registered participant is also awarded a medal. Cokes, chips, and hotdogs are available for all observers as well.
The administration generally uses this opportunity for sharing information regarding various valuable services that are provided to the residents by the cities and how these services are positively impacting their life in general. Community achievements are celebrated together. City employees and volunteers are recognized for their service during this week.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Richmond Hill conducts its Memorial Day event at the JF Gregory Park in honor of military personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty. It is attended by a large number of community members and includes a laying of the wreath, a 21-gun salute, and posting of the colors. The observance begins at 11 AM at the JF Gregory Park.
The community is encouraged to pay their tributes to the brave hearts who laid down their lives to defend their country. You can also take part in the Memorial Day Commemoration event. Live history interpretations are done throughout the entire day, including musket and cannon firings on an hourly basis. You can tour Fort McAllister’s grounds, museum, and fort alongside the Ogeechee riverbanks.
Exchange Club Kids Fishing Derby
The Richmond Hill Exchange Club plays host to the Annual Kids Fishing Derby during the morning between 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM on GA 144 at Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery between the Kroger and library. This derby is open to all children under the age of 15 who come with their guardians or parents. In the last 27 years, several thousands of kids have taken part in the event, which is expected to be held this year with the same level of turnout as well.
The Fish Hatchery ponds have been fully stocked and loaded with catfish. All participants are required to bring their fully-equipped fishing poles ready to start fishing along with bait. A limited quantity of fishing poles and bait will also be provided by the organizers. The participants can enjoy free Cokes and hotdogs, which is sponsored by the Savannah Coca Cola Bottling Company. The derby also offers numerous prizes to children who participate in the event.
Richmond Hill Independence Celebration
With each year more family-friendly games and activities as well as larger community involvement, especially with the new addition of the farmer’s market of which Richmond Hill is introducing. At the end of the night, people rushed into town to watch the fireworks display, the highlight of the evening.
This is a free event that’s open to everyone. It takes place in the JF Gregory Park, which ensures that it does not interfere with other celebrations. It’s a virtual paradise for kids as the event includes water slides, inflatables, train rides, pony rides, vendors, and food. There are numerous food choices to choose from, including 8 food trucks. With jam-packed crowds, this is Richmond Hill’s most awaited celebration as it includes a ton of fun activities, all culminating in a brilliant fireworks show.
People are free to spend their evening playing cornhole or football, eating hamburgers and hotdogs, and enjoying the live entertainment options on display at the event. It’s a day of epic celebrations, fun, and frolic.
Kids can enjoy the pony rides and inflatable water rides available at the event. You can observe some of them pausing everything to savor the warm funnel cakes or fresh watermelon that’s sold near the local farmers’ market. Kids are also encouraged to take part in crafts and arts. Many local vendors also provide face painting services. With massive community involvement, family-friendly activities, games, and the farmers’ market, it makes for a wonderful experience. The fireworks show towards the end is a truly dazzling sight and is the perfect conclusion for an amazing, fun-filled day of celebration.
Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament
The Kids Fishing Tournament, held by the Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Club, begins at 8 AM and continues till late noon. The event is held in August at the JF Gregory Park in Richmond Hill and is ideal for fish lovers. Participants only need to get their poles and tackles with fresh bait being provided at the site.
Kids stand to win as much as $100, provided they’re successful in catching a fish that bears the sponsor’s tag. Trophies are also awarded for the drawing competition. Soda, hamburgers and hot dogs are free for all participants who must be escorted by their guardian or parent. 70+ sponsors keep this event going every year with their contributions, thus keeping it free for all participants. The organization’s goal is the raise awareness about fishing among people belong to the younger generation.