May 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

April 27th, 2016

Rhythm on the River featuring Jamie Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Jamie Renee & The Walkers. Bring the kids, chairs or a blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 6th, 2016 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, GA.First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

78th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016

For the many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. The Blessing of the Fleet Festival starts on Saturday, May 7 at Sidney Lanier Park, running from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Festival features arts & crafts, food and merchandise vendors along with music and entertainment throughout the day.

The Festival continues on Sunday, May 8, opening at 11:00am. The 78th Blessing of the Fleet will start at 3:00pm. Rev. Tim McKeown, pastor at St. Francis Xavier, will be on board the GA Bulldog to bless the shrimp fleet and pleasure craft as they pass the pier at Sidney Lanier Park. The Festival will be open until 5:00pm on Sunday.

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website: www.brunswickblessing.comBrunswick Blessing of the Fleet 2016

 

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Explore painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Mother’s Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. The show is from 10:00am to 5:00pm for both days.
Mothers Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at King and Prince: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Treat your mother to an unforgettable Mother’s Day Brunch at The King and Prince. With delicious traditions like eggs benedict and fun touches like a fruit and cheese display, this brunch is worth getting up before noon on her special day for. Check out the full, gourmet menu!

Adults $49; children ages 5-12 $25; children 4 and under no charge.
Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea, and iced tea. Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar and Bottomless Mimosas will be available at 12:30pm for an additional $10 (reg $15). Reservations required – call 912-268-5967The King and Prince Mother’s Day Brunch

 

A Little Light Music Summer Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the A Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. The best series in years has been lined up with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! The concert is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, May 8 for a Little Light Music with The Tams. The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years!  Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” the Tams have had four #1 songs at the national and international levels. Their style of music has been referred to as Beach Music, but it’s also a mixture of Smooth Soul, Motown and R& B.  Their show is fun, fresh, exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert Series

The Phantom Tollbooth at the Ritz Theatre: Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th, May 2016

The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of a bored kid named Milo, who takes an exciting journey through a magical kingdom, and in the process learns that life (and learning, too) isn’t so boring after all. This year’s Middle Read novel comes alive on stage. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and on Sunday at 3:00pm. Ticket Link   The Phantom Tollbooth

Moxie Craft Fest: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like them! The next event will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. Look for the turquoise balloons!Moxie Craft Fest

 

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament & Band Party: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 7:00am – 8:00pm

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Band will be held at Morningstar Marina on St. Simons Island on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Festivities begin with a fishing tournament and culminate with an evening award ceremony and band party (beginning at 5 pm) that will feature food provided by Southern Soul, music by Owen Plant, a variety of cold beverages, entertainment, and, of course, a beautiful view of the sunset! Anglers in the tournament will receive a commemorative t-shirt, koozie, and an opportunity to participate in one of the premiere fishing tournaments in Georgia.Reelin’ In a Cure Fishing Tournament

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

10th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cassina’s tenth Annual Garden Walk again celebrates the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons coastal area. It offers an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a seldom seen group of six of the Island’s most inspiring private gardens. The name of the tour was selected to recognize St. Simons Island’s cultural heritage by spotlighting the tabby slave cabins, circa early 1800’s, on historic Gascoigne Bluff and their magnificent setting among the ancient oaks covered with tillandsia, or Spanish moss. The cabins are maintained by Cassina Garden Club, Inc. Proceeds from the Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk are used for the preservation and maintenance of our historic tabby cabins and the surrounding grounds.
Our Special Interest Stop will again be ACE Garden Center, which will have plants featured on the Garden Walk and other great gardening ideas.

Advance tickets may be purchased at ACE Garden Center, G.J. Ford Bookshop and St. Simons Drug Store, on St Simons Island, or Cunningham Jewelers and Gentlemen’s Outfitters, in Brunswick.garden_walk_0

 

Golden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

A fun and informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The Prep Rally will be held this summer right before hurricane season begins. Learn how to pack an evacuation bag for the whole family…including your pets! Find out where to go and how to return after an evacuation.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area and putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for the evacuation of loved ones.Golden Isles Prep Rally

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is kicking off its great summertime concert series, Sounds by the Sea, on Sunday, May 22 with The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. The music starts at 7 p.m. by the sea at Neptune Park, St Simons Island.

“We are thrilled to have The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective as our opening concert headliner,” says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. “They are perennial audience favorites and created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert that packed the Ritz Theatre in last year. Concert goers are in for a real treat.”

Morrison, who calls the Golden Isles home, is a well-known Boston-born bassist and composer. He has worked with such major artists as Dizzy Gillespie, bluesman T-Bone Walker, vocalist Gloria Lynne and French horn player John Clark. He subsequently joined the trio of pianist/singer Freddy Cole, Nat’s youngest brother, with whom he worked for about five years. During that time, he frequently toured Brazil. That Brazilian influence is reflected in many of Phil’s original compositions.

Trimmins completed a distinguished career with the United States Air Force Band program, which included serving as director of operations for nine touring ensembles and as musical director and bandleader for three Air Force jazz bands. He has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from Mercer University and a doctorate in classical trumpet performance from Florida State University. He is currently the concert band director and an assistant professor at Albany State University.

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays and take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 22 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for children ages 6 to 12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free.Sounds by the Sea Jazz

 

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show comes to the Historic Ritz Theatre on Tuesday, May 24

Tickets are on sale now by credit card at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/slipperywhenwet

For cash sales: Call 904-444-9278 (Chris) 912-439-1251 (Tom) or 912-222-2372 (Rachel) for purchase/pickup locations at The Ritz Box Office: Open Wednesday through Friday

$10 for every ticket sold is being donated to No Kill Glynn County.Slippery When Wet

 

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, May 2016 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

A must-see show with antique dealers from all over the Southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!St. Simons Island Antique Show

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second & fourth Saturdays of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry.

For more information, click here.
Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.

You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, click here.Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

 

 

 

 

The 16th Annual A Taste of Glynn

April 21st, 2016

Hosted at our oceanfront resort, this year’s fundraiser was another success! On April 3rd, 2016, 16 restaurants from the Golden Isles competed in 7 different categories.  In addition to amazing food and beautiful weather, guests were entertained with live music and had the chance to bid on many fantastic prizes donated to the Silent Auction! All proceeds from the event benefit the Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House, & Outreach. Check out the winners and their dishes:

Comfort Food:
1st Place: The Public House at Sea Palms Resort– Chicken thighs with mushroom mousse
2nd Place: Harris Teeter– Lobster and shrimp macaroni and cheese

International:
1st Place: Island Jerk– Oxtail
2nd Place: The Public House at Sea Palms Resort– Duck confit tostado

Coastal Flair:
1st Place: ECHO– Surf and turf kabob
2nd Place: The Market at Sea Island– Georgia shrimp salad

Healthy Choice:
1st Place: Island Jerk– Curry chicken
2nd Place: Bistro Eleven 88– Lightly curried chicken salad

Desserts:
1st Place: Tasteful Temptations– Bananas Foster
2nd Place: Jekyll Island Convention Center– Bread pudding

Tablescapes:
1st Place: Harris Teeter
2nd Place: ECHO

The People’s Choice:
1st Place: The Public House at Sea Palms Resort
2nd Place: The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge

We are so excited that our surf and turf kabob took first place! Click here for the recipe so you can make them at home.

2016 A Taste of Glynn Awards

2016 A Taste of Glynn Awards

ECHO Restaurant- Surf and Turf Kabob

ECHO Restaurant- Surf and Turf Kabob

Harris Teeter- Lobster and Shrimp Mac & Cheese

Harris Teeter- Lobster and Shrimp Mac & Cheese

Island Jerk’s Oxtail and Curry Chicken

Island Jerk’s Oxtail and Curry Chicken

Market at Sea Island- Georgia Shrimp Salad

Market at Sea Island- Georgia Shrimp Salad

Public House- Duck Confit Tostado

Public House- Duck Confit Tostado

Zachrys- Crab Cakes

Zachrys- Crab Cakes

A Taste of Glynn on the Oceanfront Lawn

We had a great turn out and a fantastic time

Clear Skies on the Oceanfront Lawn

The weather was perfect for being on the lawn

Live Music in the Lanier Ballroom Event Space

Live Music

Silent Auction in the Delegal Oceanfront Room

Silent Auction

Tipsy's Tomato Soup Shooters

Tipsy’s Tomato Soup Shooters

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

April 5th, 2016

On February 20th and 21st The King and Prince Golf Course was the proud host of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, one of the largest Junior Golf Tours in the country with over 270 events across the nation. Participation on this tour opens the doors to many opportunities for young golfers, including the chance to play on the collegiate level at universities. It was an honor for The King and Prince Golf Course to be a part of this. We are excited to announce that we are in the process of booking for the 2017 event.

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Photos courtesy of The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

April Events in the Golden Isles

March 30th, 2016

Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition: Monday, March 14th to Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to team up with the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society in presenting the Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition. This exhibition features nationally juried art depicting wild birds in their natural habitats. Art will be displayed at both the Glynn Visual Arts galleries at 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA.Wings of the Wild Exhibition

 

Bark for Life Glynn County 2016: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

This is a Relay for Life® Glynn County fundraising event. Raise funds with your pet by creating or joining a Bark for Life team! Sign up your team and pet today! $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 10 am – 1 pm

· Dog Walk
· Costume Contest
· Live Entertainment
· Silent Auction
· Food and much more!

Event Chair: Summer Davis
Ph: 912-262-2504
Email: sdavis44499@troy.eduBark for Life 2016

 

Pedal for Treasure: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 9:00am to 10:30am

Presented by Glynn Visual Arts and held in conjunction with the ART in the PARK Spring Festival

Where: Easy 4-mile loop on the south end of the island, beginning and ending in Postell Park
When: Saturday, April 2nd, 9:00am registration in front of the Casino building, 9:30am scavenger hunt starts
Who: Individuals or teams of three can participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is mandatory for bicyclists age 15 or younger to wear a helmet.
Cost: Registration is $10 per person.

Cyclists will receive a scavenger list of visual art and a map. Each item found is worth points; those with the most points will be eligible for prizes. Cyclists will need a cell phone or camera to show photos as part of the completion of the scavenger list. Extra points will be given for decorating your bicycle and/or yourself! Time limit of one and a half hours.Glynn Visual Arts Pedal for Treasure

 

ART in the Park: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd, April 2016

Glynn Visual Arts will hold the 23rd Annual Spring Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Postell Park in the St. Simons Island Pier Village. The festival will feature 70 of the most creative artists and artisans from across the eastern United States.

A wide variety of mediums and techniques will be showcased, including: pottery, painting, metal, photography, jewelry, fiber, mixed media, and much more. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, works of art made from re-purposed materials such as wood and metal, are featured as well.

In addition to the fine art and quality crafts, we are happy to announce that renowned blacksmiths, father and son John and Lance Zeigler, will be demonstrating the craft of hand-forging steel into decorative and/or functional pieces throughout the weekend. Judy Zeigler will also be on site with her husband and son, featuring her very intricate gourd carvings. The talents of this amazing family were extremely popular last year, and we are excited to have them joining us again!

New this year is “Pedal for Treasure”, a scavenger hunt on bicycles, which will begin at 9 AM at the festival site. Participants will be given clues for finding each item of interest, which will be located throughout the south end of the island. Upon finishing back at the festival site, prizes will be awarded. Registration for this fun and interesting challenge is $10 per person the morning of the event.

Rounding out the festivities will be a hands-on craft area providing fun for the kids, as well as delicious food and beverages. What a wonderful way to celebrate spring in the Golden Isles!

529 Beachview Dr, Postell Park,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United StatesGlynn Visual Arts ART in the Park 2016

 

A Taste of Glynn: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the area’s best chefs and caterers as they compete for top culinary honors in our beautiful, historic oceanside hotel. Enjoy fantastic food, live music, a wine auction and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House and Outreach programs. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.atasteofglynn.com.

This favorite island tradition is in its 16th year, offering a perfect opportunity to sample the best of the best in local cuisine. The silent auction at A Taste of Glynn is renowned for high value items, from jewelry and boutique clothing to vacation packages and custom gift baskets. This year’s award categories are Comfort Food, International, Coastal Flare, Healthy Choice, Desserts and Tablescapes. The highlight of the evening is the award of the overall favorite, the People’s Choice Award. Funds raised support the programs of the Glynn Community Crisis Center, serving those who experience domestic violence. It’s a good time for a great cause in the company of friends on the Georgia coast. There’s no better recipe than this!Taste of Glynn 2016

 

Rhythm on the River: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Squirt Gun

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River 2016

 

Music from the Marshes: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Presented by The Marshes of Glynn Libraries. During the final program of this six part series “Suzy and the Birddogs” will perform an outdoor concert at the Casino on St. Simons Island. This is a free program; please bring a lawn chair for seating.music_from_the_marshes

 

The Beatles Tribute Show – Let It Be: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 7:00pm

Presented by Just2Live! General admission tickets are $30, V.I.P tickets include meet and greet with the band, catering and two beverages of choice are $50. Tickets can be purchased at The Ritz Theatre, online at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/letitbe or by calling 904-444-9278.

Sponsors include iHeart Media, Bubba Jax Crab Shack, Emerald Princess II Casino, Big 92.7, The Fox 107.7 and 1440 AM WGIGBeatles Tribute Show Brunswick Georgia

 

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, April 9th & 23rd, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Night Flight 5K & One Mile Fun Run/Walk: Friday, April 15th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Glynn County’s only Night 5K! The event is a certified 5K race with a One Mile Fun Run/Walk. The One Mile Fun/Run Walk starts at 8:00 pm and NIGHT FLIGHT 5K starts at 8:30 pm and the participants run through huge Boeing aircraft at Stambaugh Aviation (last year Donald Trump’s plane was here!). Glow sticks and flashlights are provided in each race packet. 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department. Please join us with your families as we GLOW through the night! You may register online at ACTIVE.COM and please like us on our FACEBOOK page – NIGHT FLIGHT 5K!Night Flight 5K

Motown Review: Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Enjoy live music from the Motown Era and support fundraising efforts for the Harrington School House!

Great artists such as Diana Ross, Jennifer Holiday, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Miracles, Tina Turner and many more!

Admission: $25; Food will be served.

Sponsored by: St. Andrews C.M.E. Church & St. Simons African American Heritage CoalitionMotown Review

Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

To kick off Sea Island’s Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM will be live at Sea Island April 21. Series consists of four outdoor concerts, including the Southern Grown Festival concert on June 11. Visit www.southerngrown.com for more information.

JOHNNYSWIM is the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirex and Amanda Sudano. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock.

Don’t miss this live show with the beautiful setting of Rainbow Island. Gates open at 6 pm, concert starts at 7 p.m. $90/VIP ticket. General admission is $40/ticket.

Southern Grown Concert Series

 

5th Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 – 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, a Chalk Mural, Earth Day displays, and more. Among the cuisines to be sampled will be Filipino, German, Italian, Mexican, Argentine, Korean, and Jamaican — plus cupcakes.
The musical acts include a Celtic Duo, Caribbean Steel Drums, African Dancers and Drummers, Polynesian Dancers, and the College of Coastal Georgia Dance Team. Earthly Expressions Jewelry, Olive Affairs, M.K. Wellington Arts, and Belham Herbals are among the Marketplace vendors.

This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus on Friday, April 22nd is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for additional information. Event photo credits: J. D. Dickerson

1 College Drive,

Brunswick, GA 31520

United States5th Annual International Festival

 

Golden Isles GreenDrinks: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The April Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be held Tuesday, April 26 (5pm-7pm) at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island. Join us for cocktails, appetizers, a raffle to WIN some great prizes and to learn more about the sustainability efforts in your community. Hope to see YOU there!

RSVP online at www.GreenSceneGA.org

Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).Golden Isles GreenDrinks

 

Glynn Academy Presents Into the Woods: Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th, April 2016

April 27-30 at 7:30pm at the Glynn Academy Auditorium
Students $8 adults $12
Tickets sold at the door

The Glynn Academy Players present a modern twist on beloved fairy tales. This classic musical by theatre genius Stephen Sondheim is full of beautiful ballads, catchy tunes and recognizable characters including Little Red, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and many more. Come enjoy this award winning group’s presentation of the classic and timeless “Into the Woods.”

1001 Mansfield Street,

Brunswick, GA 31520

United StatesGlynn Academy Players

 

Paint & Play: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join The King & Prince and Get Your Muse On for the March Paint Party Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 9pm. The price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register at www.getyourmuseon.com.Paint Party St. Simons Island

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO every Friday night beginning at 5:00pm

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO every Sunday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

 

7 Ways to Accent Your Wedding with Rose Quartz

March 16th, 2016

Just started planning the Big Day? Or is your date just around the proverbial corner? Doesn’t matter. There’s still plenty of time to incorporate Rose Quartz, 2016’s Color of the Year, into your wedding or reception. Here’s a quick list of 7 ideas for you to try:

1. Accent your bridal look 

Rose Quartz Wedding Accessories

Sash: LeFleurShop, Studs (left): iloniti, Floral Hair Wreath: BudgetWeddingBouquet, Studs (right): Theodele

 

2. Accent the ladies in your bridal party 

Rose Quartz Bridal Party

Bridesmaid dress: BHLDN, Necklace: Lisa Kerns Jewelry, Kimono Robes: silkandmore

 

3. Accent with florals

Rose Quartz Wedding Bouquets

Bouquets: Floral Designs by Trish

 

4. Accent your cakes

Rose Quartz Wedding Cakes

Cakes: Pinterest

 

5. Accent guest favors with sweet treats like macarons

Wedding Macarons

 Macarons: Tree House Macarons

 

6. Accent your venue or tents with drapery, linens, and lighting

Rose Quartz Wedding Reception

Decorations: Beachview Event Rentals

 

7. Accent your entire evening with a St. Simons Island sunset

Sunset on St Simons Island, GA

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography

We might be biased, but we think the sun setting over the beach here at The King and Prince is the best rose quartz accent you could pick!

Coastal Georgia Women’s Golf Fundraiser

March 8th, 2016
In February, The King and Prince Golf Course hosted a fundraiser for the College of Coastal Georgia’s women’s golf team. This women’s fundraiser event was played on Saturday but kicked off with a clinic hosted on Friday that included instruction from Mike Shannon and Mike Cook from Sea Island.
Mike Shannon is rated as one on the top putting instructors in the country.  He has written many books and is now designing putters himself.  Mike Cook is one on the top 100 teachers in the United States.  He is the coach of the College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s golf team and has won two National Championships (2014 and 2015).
Mike Shannon Golf Instructor

Mike Shannon

Mike Cook Golf Instructor

Mike Cook

Mike Shannon

Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser

March 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

March 3rd, 2016

St. Simons Island Beach

Red Hot Chili Cook-Off: Saturday March 5th, 2016 (11:30am-2:30pm)
A day of spicy fun for the entire family, the Rotary of the Golden Isles is hosting their annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets are available in advance for $5 and $8 at the gate. Details here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 4th, 2016 (5-8pm)
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th, March 2016
The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater, Brunswick in 2016. The annual event is a three-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music.  It is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., the company which controls the estate of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland. The festival features two headline shows on Friday and Saturday and is proceeded by a free opening ceremony on Thursday night, held in Mary Ross Park.

The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which is held in Memphis during Elvis Week each August. Each year between thirty and forty Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) enter for the chance to win over $5,000 in cash and the chance to represent the Georgia Elvis Festival in the finals. A Sunday morning Elvis Gospel music event in Mary Ross Park, Elvis performers at Brunswick’s pocket parks during dinner time, and late night After Hours parties round out the weekends events. Throughout the festival, funds are raised to help support Georgia Special Olympics. More details here.

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (1pm)
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.

Games will begin at 1:00pm and the egg hunt will begin promptly at 1:30pm. More games and crafts will follow the egg hunt. Games will include egg toss, sack race, spoon race, Frisbee toss, egg decorating and etc. Imagination Playground, an innovative playground system, will also be among included activities. Imagination Playground transforms children’s lives through play, it is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play.

Kids under 5 get in for free, 6-17 are $5 per person, seniors are $7 per person and adults are $8 per person.

Golden Isles Community Chorus Presents “Of Men and Angels”: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 (7pm)
On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm, the Golden Isles Community Chorus, directed by Christopher Goodson and accompanied by Cameron Cody, will present a special choral concert and evening of music featuring song that contemplate heaven and earth, “Of Men and Angels,” at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. The GICC will present this concert with various selections accompanied by piano, organ, and some unaccompanied or “a cappella.”

There is NO ADMISSION for the performance, which is free and open to the public. A voluntary love offering will be taken to assist Music@Wesley, the major sponsor of the Golden Isles Community Chorus, which will help provide future concerts and services of music for the community. The church is located at 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, across from the Fort Frederica National Monument. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for this special concert. You won’t want to miss it!

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, March 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

63rd Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 (10am -5pm)
The Christ Church Tour of Homes is a traditional springtime celebration in the Golden Isles. Coordinated by the Episcopal Church Women, the annual tour is the major fundraising drive of the Church for the year and benefits area charities for women and children in need.

Jewish Food & Culture Festival: Sunday, March 20th, 2016 (12pm-4pm)
The historic Temple Beth Tefilloh is hosting the 2nd Annual Jewish Food and Culture festival on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, 2016 at the Morning Star Marina (in the Courtyard near the Coastal Kitchen & Raw Bar) – just off the Causeway.

Our Golden Isles community and beyond are invited to enjoy the delicious and traditional foods of the Jewish people. Guests will also to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music and the ceremonies. Admission to the festival is free. Come Join the fun!

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 26th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Brunch at The King and Prince Resort: Sunday, March 27th, 2016 (11am-3pm)
Celebrate Easter with a brunch buffet at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort! Adults $64; children ages 5-12 $31; children 4 and under no charge. Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea and iced tea. Reservations required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967. For details & to see the menu, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura & Cole’s November Wedding on St Simons Island

February 10th, 2016

Laura & Cole planned an amazing November wedding that encompassed all aspects of St. Simons Island. From a beautiful ceremony under the Island’s oak trees at Epworth By the Sea, trolley transportation by St. Simons Trolley Tours, oceanfront cocktails on the lawn at The King and Prince Resort, to a reception full of laughter and dancing in our iconic Delegal Room. Each detail was masterfully planned including the pops of color with the blue bridesmaid dresses and the bright yellow sunflowers, the lace bolero Laura wore for her photos and ceremony, and the classic light strands selected for their seaside sunset cocktail hour- see for yourself in the photos below, courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography.

Wedding Planning Team & Rentals: Cocktails & Details
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Epworth By The Sea
Wedding Ceremony Musicians & Reception DJ: Island Sound
Officiant: Dee Glass
Wedding Reception Venue & Caterers: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Stephanie Dee Photography
Cinematographer: Jonah Vox Weddings
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Devyn Miller
Transportation: St Simons Trolley

Bride Getting Ready

Bridal Party Before Wedding

Bride Behind Groom

Bride and Groom Photo

Bride and Groom on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Trolley Wedding

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island Trolley

Wedding Ceremony at Epworth By the Sea

St. Simons Island Oak Trees at Epworth By the Sea

Bridal Party Under Oak Tree

Bride and Groom Under Oak Tree

Wedding Hashtag

Wedding Bar

Oceanfront Cocktails on the Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Reception on the Oceanfront Lawn

Swings at The King and Prince Resort

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Room

First Dance in the Delegal Room

Father Daughter Dance in the Delegal Room

Mother Son Dance in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party Toast

Wedding Sparklers

Grand Exit at The King and Prince Resort

Live Music on St. Simons Island – February 2016

February 1st, 2016

ECHO Lounge St. Simons Island

Stop by ECHO this February for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through February:

Feb 5th: Robby & Felix (8-11p)

Feb 11th: Joey & Friends (6-9p)

Feb 12: Signal Box (6-9p)

Feb 13: Don Berg Trio (6-9p)

Feb 19: Jamie Renee and The Walkers (7-10p)

Feb 20: Pier Pressure (7-10p)

Feb 26: Skeeter Truck (8-11p)

Feb 27: Traveling Riverside Band (7-10p)

 

Welcoming a Veteran Back to The King and Prince

January 28th, 2016

In the fall of 2015, we were proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Seth Burgess back to The King and Prince Resort. Mr. Burgess’s last visit with us was during World War II – all through the summer and fall of 1945, he was stationed on St Simons Island to attend Radar School. We were happy to be able to sit with Mr. Burgess and his wife in ECHO to chat about his time here 70 years ago.

Seth Burgess November 1945

Seth Burgess November 1945

We talked about how the rooms in the Historic Building were fashioned with bunk beds to accommodate all the Navy men here for their radar training. Some of his best memories included riding bikes around the island, listening to bands playing at a club near the Village, and a funny story about being his bunkman’s wingman because the girl he was taking on a date would only go if her friend had a date too.

The Radar room at The King and Prince

The Radar room at The King and Prince

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

While Mr. Burgess was here, our General Manager Michael Johnson took him on a tour, showing him our history wall.  He also posed for photos in front of ECHO, named to remember our naval radar connection to World War II.

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing The Resort's history

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing Resort history

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015