Color Your World Creative with Get Your Muse On 2016

June 28th, 2016

 

EARLYBIRD $295 SAVINGS ENDS JUNE 30TH

The 4 installment payment plan is available through June 30th as well.

 

An art inspired gathering of women
October 13th -16th – St. Simons Island, GA
Cathie Parmelee and Traci DeForge, owners, Get Your Muse On, invite you to spend a long weekend with us on St. Simons Island, Georgia for the 2nd AnnualColor Your World Creative, a retreat full of colorful expression and creative community.
This retreat is perfect for you if:

  • You want to increase your creative confidence through collaboration, painting, and mixed media collage
  • You are not an artist but enjoy a creative experience
  • You’re craving the chance to share memorable experiences with an intimate group of friendly, creative women
  • Enjoy relaxing in the beauty and history of beautiful St. Simoms Island, GA
  • You can’t resist savoring local, coastal culinary delights

Color Your World Creative.
An inspired gathering of creative women.

A retreat full of colorful expression and creative community increasing creative confidence through art journaling, painting, mixed media and plein air painting. Oceanside yoga along with interactive culinary cuisine and local delights inspire relaxation and rejuvenation. Attendees share memorable experiences with an intimate group of friendly, creative women relishing  in the beauty and history of St Simons Island, GA

Click here to see the full schedule of events

Your registration includes all art supplies, tours and meals as indicated for all three days. The registration fee is $1,180. A deposit of $295 secures your spot. You can make 4 additional payments of $295 per month or Use the promo code COLORMUSE and save $295 off the registration price when paid in full.Register Here to confirm your spot!
There are only 25 spaces available for this experience so we can keep it cozy! Don’t Forget to use codeCOLORMUSE and save $295 when paying in full at checkout before JUNE 30th. You will want to make your own travel arrangements and/or accommodations.
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Get Your Muse On secured discounted room rates for you to enjoy the retreat oceanside at the King and Prince Hotel. Call (800) 342-0212. 

KING & PRINCE ROOM RATES PER NIGHT

Oceanfront               $209
Partial Ocean View  $189
Resort View             $169
Standard                  $159
*All rates are per night and subject to 11% tax

 

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

June 24th, 2016

The Big Photo Show: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Presented by the Coastal Photographers’ Guild and in its 8th year, this is the largest photography exhibit in our region. Photographs will be on display from Friday, July 1st through Saturday, July 30th at the Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, Georgia. Gallery is open Mon. – Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays [Call 912-638-8770 for hours] Closed Sundays Free Admission.

An enjoyable, free reception will take place Thursday, June 30th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”.

Prints are presented by award winning photographers, serious amateurs and more advanced members. Photographs are grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (includes portraits); (3) Landscape; and, (4) Open. The prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts.

The show will be judged by prominent photography experts: David Veater – Art teacher at Glynn Academy; Jeff LeMieux -Art professor at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo art gallery in downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital-Brunswick Campus.

CPG members have a common purpose of learning and having fun. The results of this goal are presented at The Big Photo Show. The Coastal Photographer’s Guild [CPG] has grown from 4 to over 80 members in a very short time. The program has steadily improved as have the photographic skills of its members. Regular meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check the CPG website for program details.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion to the main exhibit of The Big Photo Show and it is being held concurrently at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Drive in the Village. This exhibition presents many of the top photographs which have won in their categories in past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

The Big Photo Show

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: July 1st, 2016

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.

Brunswick First Friday

 

 

St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday July 2nd to Monday July 4th, 2016

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Friday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 4th. All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Fireworks: The fireworks display begins at 9:00pm. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show.

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show: This Sunshine Festival features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more!

Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30am, and the 5k race starts at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Registration for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: 6:00am – 7:15am, Mallery Park, St. Simons Island.

Event Sponsors: The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways.

 Complete Schedule:

July 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 3rd: 10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

Sunshine Festival Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:
7:30am: Fun Run
8:00am: 5K
10:00 am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
3:00pm: Live music by Squirt Gun
5:00pm: Live music by Jamie Renee & The Walkers
7:00pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band
9:00pm: Fireworks
9:30pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band

Sunshine Festival Fireworks

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – 7:00pm to 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 Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 pm to 9 pm, 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, July 3 for a Little Light Music with Still Cruzin’. Still Cruzin’ is an interactive party and show band with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Members of the band have played with some of the best musicians in the world including the Drifters, James Brown, Percy Sledge, the Tams and the Temptations.  Still Cruzin’ will play all the Motown and R&B hits on the biggest holiday weekend of the summer. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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Summer Movie Series: Frozen: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch Frozen on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Frozen

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, July 9th and July 23rd, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure: July 17th, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Pier Pressure will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.

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. 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

 

Junior Summer Golf Program: July 19th to July 21st, 2016 – 8:30am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course is offering a Junior Summer Golf Program for children between the ages of 8-15. The camp will include golf education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. There will be snacks, prizes, and trophies! Call the King and Prince Golf Course Club House for more details at 912-634-0255.

Junior Summer Golf Program

 

Summer Movie Series: Aladdin: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your Aladdin on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Aladdin

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort:  Thursday, July 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Get Your Muse On Palm Tree Painting

 

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

 

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

Leigh and Jason’s November Wedding

June 16th, 2016

Leigh and Jason were married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in an oceanfront ceremony on the lawn, followed by cocktail hour inside, and a reception in the Lanier Ballroom. In addition to fun party favors, such as sunglasses and light up sticks, they chose to also have cotton candy and the quintessential photo booth. To set their style apart, they accented their ceremony and reception with shades of green- notice the light ombre effect at the bottom of her dress, the flowers on the cake, and the uplighting of the ballroom.

Photography: Bobbi Brinkman Photography
Videographer: I Thee Film
Photobooth: Studio Pixel Pop
DJ: Island Sound
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Cake: Betty Zeigler
Coordinator: Allyson Moline

Wedding Ceremony on Lawn

 

 

Bride and Groom

 

 

Wedding Reception Decorations

 

 

Wedding Reception St. Simons Island

7 Reasons to Spend 4th of July on St Simons

June 9th, 2016

1. Spend Fourth of July at the Island’s only beachfront Resort where you can enjoy the beach or one of our oceanfront pools.

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

2. Enjoy the Sunshine Festival, an Island tradition, complete with fireworks in the Pier Village on St. Simons- It’s a short trip from the Resort (1.2 miles) and a great opportunity to rent a bike from Ocean Motion or a golf cart from High Tides.

St. Simons Island Fireworks

4th of July fireworks on St Simons Island, GA

3. The kids can enjoy summer activities poolside. Daily during the summer, our activities coordinator leads crafts and projects with our youngest resort guests. The schedule of activities changes daily so there’s always something new to entertain the kiddies with!

Pool Activities at The King and Prince

Poolside activities for the kids

4. The Island is loaded with a variety of activities! Beaches where bike riding is possible, beautiful canopies of ancient oak trees, boutique shopping, and many hidden treasures unique to the Island itself, such as our Tree Spirits. Click here for more activity ideas for your next St Simons vacation, we’ve already sorted them out for you!

Tree Spirit on St Simons Island

The newest Tree Spirit on St Simons Island, created in 2016 by artist Keith Jennings

5. St Simons Island is an award winning destination that you have to check out for yourself. The Southern charm embodied in this magical place is indescribable.

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

6. You don’t have to leave your dog at home! We have a handful of dog-friendly rooms, just mention this at the time of booking to be sure you’re covered because not all of our accommodations are dog friendly. Click here to learn more about the pet policies on St Simons Island.

Dog-Friendly Rooms

A dog-friendly room in our Oleander Building

7. We offer a variety of accommodations including our Resort Residences. These homes can hold anywhere from 2 to 10 people and are perfect for family gatherings, complete with BBQ grills.

Familia-Meadows-Cottage

Familia Meadows Cottage, a Resort Residence

June 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

June 3rd, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts

Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Water Works”: May 2nd to June 27th, 2016

Water, water everywhere! Here in the Golden Isles we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water at every turn. Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce our exhibition, Water Works, highlighting the theme of water, in either the medium and/or the subject or feel of the art work. This exhibition features watercolors as uniquely used by three specially invited regional watercolorists, all with a unique take on this captivating medium. The exhibition also includes two invited 3-D glass artists as well as GVA member watercolorists juried into the show.

This exhibition will take place in both GVA galleries. GVA’s main location at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island will feature the work of the three invited watercolorists, Mary O. Smith, Annette Crosby, and Dan Goad along with 3-D glass artists, Thomas and Nancy Linek. The gallery at the Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive will feature the work of juried GVA member watercolorists.

The exhibition runs from May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 5th at the main GVA location at 106 Island Drive from 5:30pm – 7:00 pm.

Bonnie Rabert Poppy

Bonnie Rabert Art Exhibit: June 3rd to 25th, 2016

This exhibit features artist Bonnie Rabert’s impressionistic and colorful one-of-a-kind pieces that sometimes expand into mixed media to tell a story. Free opening reception during First Friday events on June 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or by appointment.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Friday Fun Days at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th, 2016

Every visitor to the Lighthouse is an explorer! Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and exploring the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. There’s so much to discover!

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents Friday Fun Days! Every Friday in June, children under 12 are admitted free of charge, and we’ll offer crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Events will take place June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Activities are subject to change due to weather, so be sure to check our website, saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7093 for up-to-date information.

First Friday Brunswick Georgia

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: June 3rd, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520

Georgia Sea Island Festival

Georgia Sea Island Festival: June 4th to 5th, 2016

For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year’s festival will be held June 4 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on June 5 from noon to 6:00 pm under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park.

Nationally known and world renowned, the Georgia Sea Island Singers have been a highlight of the weekend since the festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 the 1980s by original members of the group Mabel Hillary and Bessie Jones.

Donations will be welcomed for the restoration of the historic Harrington schoolhouse, built c. 1920. Once restored, the Harrington School will serve as a museum to the island’s African American heritage.

For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Island Festival go to www.ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

Cannons Point

National Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: June 4th, 2016

We will celebrate with people across the country in observing the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 4. The celebration will feature guided and self-guided exploration of the 608-acre Cannon’s Point Preserve, which will be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Guided tours will include a history walk and a photography walk.

7 am – Photography hike. Meet volunteer guide Marti Jeffers at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Walk will extend to north end.

9 am – History hike. Meet volunteer guide Myrna Crook at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about Native American life, Plantation-Era life and see historic ruins.

9:30 am – Marine Exploration. Meet volunteer Susan Shipman at the non-motorized boat launch for marine exploration. Learn about native wildlife in our marshes and tidal creeks.

10:30 am – Scavenger hunt. Meet at Taylor’s Fish camp for this family-friendly activity.

10 am – 2 pm – Southern area tours. Meet at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about wildlife, the Live Oak rotunda, some history. Led by Preserve Manager Stephanie Knox and various volunteers on the hour every hour.

Cannon’s Point Preserve is a primitive wilderness experience. All visitors should bring their own water, bug spray and snacks. Wear appropriate clothing (long pants, long sleeves, close-toed shoes). There are no pets allowed on the Preserve. Limited restrooms available in Taylor’s Fish Camp near the parking area. Additional restrooms located at Frederica Park which is one mile south on Lawrence Road. Access to the north end is limited to bikes and pedestrians only. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Normal hours of operation at Cannon’s Point Preserve are Saturday-Monday, 9 am to 3 pm.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities*

Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

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

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.

Colonial Cooking Fort Frederica

Colonial Cooking Demonstration: June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Every Saturday in June, come to Fort Frederica, walk to the town site and smell what’s cooking. Learn how the settlers adapted both new foods and cooking methods to help them survive in the infant colony of Georgia. This program is free and open to the public.

National Trails Day

National Trails Day History Hike: June 4th, 2016

Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s past. This walk will feature the ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, and rice mill, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens and more. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. Walk will be about 2 miles in length. Bring water and insect repellant. Wear shoes comfortable for walking. COST: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-17), children 5 and under are free.

Sunday Brunch 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.

Fort Frederica National Monument

Walk with a Ranger at Fort Frederica: June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2016

Every Sunday in June, Fort Frederica National Monument hosts “Walk with a Ranger,” where the stories of the 18th Century British Settlement are brought to life. Join the ranger led tour and immerse your imagination as you travel back in time to 1736. The program is approximately 45 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Michaele & The Ambiguous: June 5th, 2016

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

Southern Grown Festival 2016

Southern Grown Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, June 2016

In this celebration of all things Southern – food, drink and music! – Southern Grown 2016 builds on Sea Island’s 88-year history of creating exceptional experiences. Last year’s inaugural festival was a resounding success, laying the foundation for an expanded and even more vibrant weekend. Top culinary and spirits personalities, renowned bands, and a raft of intriguing instructional sessions combine to create a remarkable multi-day program that showcases the best of the South. It’s all offered in the world-class setting of Sea Island. To purchase tickets to Southern Grown, please click here.

Southern Grown Concert at The Lodge, 6:30 pm, Gates open at 5:30 pm

The highlight of the weekend occurs on Saturday night, when Grammy award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band takes the stage for an oceanfront performance on the lawn of The Lodge at Sea Island. Preceding this performance will be musical openers by Dumpstaphunk, one of the funkiest bands to arise from New Orleans, and two-time Grammy award-winner Jason Isbell, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Alabama. As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, guests can sample selections from renowned guest chefs while being serenaded by a variety of Southern tunes.

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica: June 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Join Heron’s Company for their musket drills and canon exercises throughout the day at Fort Frederica National Monument. Drills take place from 9:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public.

Sounds by the Sea

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: June 12th, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, Jaime Renee & The Walkers will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm. Jamie Renee & The Walkers is a four-piece band featuring ukulele, bass, drums and saxophone that offers a huge variety of music – pop, classic rock, R&B/Soul, country, jazz and blues. Jamie Renee who fronts the band is also an incredible songwriter and is sure to do a few of her original tunes. The band has been together for about a year and is a popular feature at area resorts including Sea Island, King & Prince and the Westin on Jekyll. Their performance at Sounds by the Sea will be filled with songs that folks know and love as well as some high-energy dance tunes.

For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”

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, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts 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. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

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 under 6 years old are free.

Finding Nemo St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Finding Nemo: June 15th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

A Little Light Music Concert

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: June 19th, 2016

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 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, June 19 for a Little Light Music with Soul Fish. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this powerful classic rock quartet will keep you dancing and singing all night long. Soul Fish is a seasoned party band well known for their versatile selection of tunes for every live performance, leaving absolutely no room for disappointment.

610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Farmers Market at Sea Island

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: June 25th, 2016

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: June 25th to 26th, 2016

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!

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Snow White: June 29th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing

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Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

 

 

Evelyn & Zachary: Summer Nuptials on St Simons Island

May 13th, 2016

Evelyn & Zachary had a summer wedding here on St Simons Island, GA. The ceremony took place at Wesley United Methodist Church and the reception on the outdoor lawn and the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their amazing wedding was bursting with personality- from the bright bridesmaid kimonos to the doctor-themed groom’s cake. Add in their classic car and unique dance floor and this couple definitely wins an award for their abilities to blend personal style into their Big Day!

Photos courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography.
Morning Wedding Prep at the King and Prince Resort  St. Simons Island Wedding Collage

An Exciting Reception in the Delegal Room

The Newest Stops around St. Simons Island

May 4th, 2016

Wilco Aviation: See the Island from a new perspective— a bird’s eye view! Located here on St. Simons Island, Wilco offers helicopter tours ranging from 10 minutes to an hour (and all can be tailored to meet your needs). See your favorite spots on St. Simons, like The Village and East Beach, from the air or choose longer tours that include the Sidney Lanier Bridge or Cumberland Island’s wild horses. For more details, call 912-689-9117 or visit their website here.

Aerial views from a Wilco Aviation helicopter tour

Aerial views from a Wilco Aviation helicopter tour

 

Mainely Lobster: Located in the shopping center at the roundabout, Mainely Lobster is the newest seafood market on the Island. They provide fresh local seafood and responsibly-sourced lobster from the coast of Maine, which you can have as lobster rolls, lobster bisque, seafood salads, and so much more. Visit their website here.

Mainely Lobster at St Simons Island

The newest seafood market on St Simons Island

Savannah Bee Company: Originally from St. Simons Island, Ted Dennard has opened a new retail location in the Pier Village. With 35 years of experience under his belt, Ted has created a thriving business offering a wide variety of gifts including honey, lotion candles, t-shirts, and mead (alcohol made from honey)! Learn more about the company’s history and product line by stopping in at 315 Mallery Street or by visiting their website here.

Owner and Founder of Savannah Bee Company, Ted Dennard

Owner and Founder of Savannah Bee Company, Ted Dennard, posing in his St Simons Island store with a selection of his products

New Tree Spirit: Woodworking artist, Keith Jennings, created the original 20+ Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island and has recently revisited the Island to grace it with more magic. You can find the stunning new addition next to the Golden Isles Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Dr in the Pier Village area. For more information about the Tree Spirits, visit here.

The newest Tree Spirit on St Simons Island

The newest Tree Spirit on St Simons Island, created in 2016 by artist Keith Jennings

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

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.
May 2016

 

 

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