Jackie & Alexander’s April Oceanfront Wedding

June 20th, 2017

Jackie & Alexander’s wedding had everything! Literally everything. From beautiful Spring sunshine, to sparkly details, panoramic ocean views, to surprise Speakeasy parties, you have to see it all. First the couple had their ceremony on the oceanfront lawn, followed by cocktail hour in the Colonnade as guests were serenaded by a jazz trio. Dinner was held in the iconic Delegal Ballroom which is where guests were when they received surprise invitations to attend the Speakeasy party in the upstairs Retreat Room. Photos courtesy of Brooke Roberts Photography.

Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event coordinator, design, + floral: Terrica Skaggs of Cocktails & Details
Emma Collins of Emma Collins Beauty
DJ: Kevin of Party Solution Entertainment
Music: Phil Morrison Trio
Cake: Serendipity Bakery

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St. Simons Island Eateries Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For (part 1)

June 5th, 2017

1. Georgia Sea Grill

Zack Gowen and his crew do an amazing job of creating pure deliciousness. Never had a bad bite (nor do we know of anybody else who has). Order anything. It’s all fantastic. Seriously. If you need more direction than that, go for the Wasabi Pea Encrusted Tuna. If you’re looking for a larger dish and the Fresh Catch is your game, try having it prepared Cajun Spiced. No regrets!

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Cajun Spiced Fresh Catch at Georgia Sea Grill

 

2. Gnat’s Landing

Great atmosphere, especially during football season. Definitely a “flip flop friendly” place to eat!  Everyone loves the bustling porch outside, it’s covered which makes it great for outdoor dining whether it’s rain or shine. If UGA is playing, then this is the place is going to be packed so be ready to cheer “Go Dawgs”! Fried Pickles are always on point, and the Gnat’s Famous Slaw Bowl is just that, it will change your life! The Fried Green Tomato Club is also a local favorite.

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Fried Pickles at Gnat’s Landing

3. Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill

Two words and two words only will come to mind if you ask a local about the menu: Bread. Pudding. Splurge on dessert. In fact, there’s no shame in starting with dessert and working backwards. Life is too short to not try Crabdaddy’s Bread Pudding!

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📷: Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill

4. Sandcastle Cafe

Oh, the sandwiches. The Crab Cake Sandwich is basically perfection on a Kaiser Roll. (Their breakfast buffet has everything, but more on that in our best breakfast blog here.)

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Crab Cake Sandwich 📷: Sandcastle Cafe

 

5. ECHO

The Southern Club Sandwich is the tallest and the best. Pimento Cheese Hummus- Oh. My. Goodness! Did we mention Sunday Brunch? Bottomless Mimosas or an Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar… oh, and all of that at the Island’s ONLY oceanfront restaurant. Happy Hour is daily. You’re welcome. They also have 5 kinds of ice cream daily (more on satisfying your sweet tooth here).

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Southern Club Sandwich at ECHO

 

6. Southern Soul Barbeque

Prime Rib Sandwich. The End. This gas station turned restaurant is in the heart of the Island and is the epitome of relaxed, just like the owners. Sound familiar? You may have run into them at any number of Food Festivals or music festivals or maybe saw them in Southern Living. They’ve been at the BBQ game for a decade now and are who we would call a “Home Team”. We’ve all enjoyed cheering them on as they’ve achieved tremendous success & garnered serious respect in the world of Southern BBQ.

Southern Soul Prime Rib Sandwich

📷: Southern Soul BBQ

 

 

June 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

June 1st, 2017

Photographer Tom SweeneyTom Sweeney Exhibit: Tuesday, May 2nd to Friday, June 30th, 2017

Everyone is cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island. The show will run until June 30th and consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Please join us for an opening reception Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Life in the Abstract Art ExhibitLife in the Abstract Art Exhibit: Thursday, May 4th to Monday, June 26th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present a new fine art exhibition entitled “Life in the Abstract” which features five cutting edge, regional, abstract artists. The exhibition opens May 1st, 2017 and will run through June 26th, 2017 at the main gallery of GVA located at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The opening reception will take place Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist independent of visual references in the world. These talented artists take this concept to a whole new level, each with their own uniquely different approach. Featured Artists: Suzanne Clements, Sabre Esler, Peggy Everett, Laura Parker and Mandy Thompson. Phone: 912-638-8770

lighthouse_2_0Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse: Fridays, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us every Friday in June for summer fun at the Lighthouse! There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. Phone: 912-634-7093. For more info, click here.


First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: 
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

Historic Harrington SchoolSneak Peak of Historic Harrington School: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and The Friends of Harrington School for a Sneak Peak of the Historic Harrington School Cultural Center. Be the first to view the restored historic schoolhouse and learn about upcoming heritage programs. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here.

National Trails Day at Cannon's PointNational Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Trails Day, June 3, gets underway early at Cannon’s Point. The preserve celebrates with special hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and a selection of programs for all ages and interests.

Activities include: photography tours, birding on a barrier island, history hikes, Southern area tours, and marine exploration. For more info, including the complete schedule, click here. Phone: 912-638-9109

 Hofwyl Trails DayNational Trails Day Tree Identification Walk: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. Walk will be about 1 mile in length. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellent. Admission: $5 – $8. Phone: 912-264-7333

Georgia Sea Islands FestivalGeorgia Sea Islands Festival: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate African-American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands! The 2017 Georgia Sea Islands Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. There will be arts, crafts, food, entertainment, historical tours and more. Fun for the whole family! Bring a chair so you can relax and enjoy.

The mission of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition is to educate, preserve, and revitalize the African American heritage and culture. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-0330

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River- Skeeter Truck: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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: Skeeter Truck. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, click here. Phone: 912-265-4032

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Soul Fish

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free.

For more info, click here. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-634-7099

Golden Isles Green Drinks June 7, 2017Golden Isles Green Drinks: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Echo at King & Prince on St. Simons Island.

Catherine Ridley of SSI Sea Turtle Project will be hosting this month’s Golden Isles Green Drinks. Loggerhead sea turtles have already begun nesting on St. Simons Island and across the coast, so this is an excellent time to join us for an interactive walk and talk on the beach. Join us to learn more about Georgia’s turtles, SSI’s nesting program, and the many ways you can protect sea turtles on the beach this summer! Did we mention you will also be able to sample some delicious snacks, a special Green Drinks cocktail from Echo and receive extended Happy Hour Specials just for attending? Don’t forget to RSVP below. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.

RSVP to the NEXT GreenDrinks here.

MoonRiseMusicx512_June2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-268-5967

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at the Market at Sea Island. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-3994

Georgia Sea Turtle CenterGeorgia Sea Turtle Center Birthday Celebration: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

June 2017 commemorates the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s 10th year in operation. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a birthday celebration, and you’re invited! The Center will be “decorated,” showcasing ways you can reduce plastics, we’ll have a birthday card for you to sign, and there will even be cupcakes! The afternoon will include creature features, live music, and a special “Dunk the Doc” fundraiser. This event is free & open to the public. Center admission will be waived from 2-5 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll IslandGA 31527. Phone: 912-635-4444

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Ghosts and LegendsGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Phone: 912-264-7333. Admission: $15

EVENT DATES:  June: June 10, June 16, June 21, June 24, June 30. July: July 5, July 14, July 22

The Art of Fire ExhibitThe Art of Fire Exhibit: Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“The Art of Fire”, a special exhibition by Richard Metz, will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery at 3305 Frederica Road on Saint Simons Island, GA from June 13th until July 22nd. The opening reception on Thursday, June 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature light refreshments, and artist meet and greet, and a presentation featuring Richard’s technique of painting with fire. Richard graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Graphic Design. After college, he moved back to his island home seeking the inspiration that started his path as an artist. Richard says of painting with fire or smoke to produce a polished image, “It was an interesting idea, to take something that is associated with destruction and use it to create.” As he revisited the idea, he found the process could be much more refined, and his excitement grew with each piece. Phone: 912-230-3807

Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th, June 2017

The Penguin Project ® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles’ Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr.; the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Annie, Jr. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. A special VIP Ticket is available for the Friday, June 16th performance – $50/person includes pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. catered by Certified Burgers & Beverages, reserved seating at the 7:00 p.m. performance, and gratitude for supporting the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Phone: 912-262-6934. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th, June 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Chuck Scott Tribute Race

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Southern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms by Saki PhotographySouthern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV, and their exciting live show continues to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential pop bands that began in the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show! Hits include: “Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear it From You,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.”

Opening act is Owen Plant. Owen is a Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer. His style is reminiscent of introspective artists from the ’70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the centerpieces of his sound and his performance style. Tickets online here or call (877) 896-3378.

 

Author Mary Alice MonroeCoffee with the Author Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Alice Monroe and Beach House for Rent. The New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the RT Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. She visits to talk about her latest book about two women from different generations bound together by a beloved beach house. Tickets are free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. The event is in room 108, Casino Building. For more info, click here.

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play Golf and Fish – A Good Combination for a Good Cause. This unique inaugural event to benefit Faithworks features two of our favorite pastimes, golf and fishing – all for a good cause. Teams compete in a full day of golf (4 person scramble) preceded by a fishing derby at 9:00 a.m. Teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the clubhouse. Each team will be provided a score sheet on which to record their catch. The completed score sheet must be provided to tournament officials no later than 12:30 p.m.

Entrance Fee: $100 per player (includes cart, fees and lunch). The Birdies & Bass Benefit for FaithWorks is sponsored by Mike Murphy Ford/Kia. Call 912-261-8512 x105 for more information.

9:00 a.m. – Professional fishing clinic. Light refreshments. Rules/format: Any species of fish caught using artificial lures is eligible for scoring. Points awarded for the catch of eligible fish will be deducted from the team score for the 18-hole round of golf. Points will be awarded for TOTAL TEAM CATCH as follows: 1-5 fish = 0.5 point; 5-10 fish = 1 point; 11-15 fish = 1.5 points; 16-20 fish = 2.5 points

11:30 a.m. – Registration/Check-In (Mulligans will be sold here)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch served

1:00 p.m. – Golf Shotgun start (4-man scramble) ** Two chances to win a car with a hole in one other fantastic golf prizes.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th, June 2017

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. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822  For more info, click here.

Green Screen Film FestivalGreen Screen Film Festival: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Green Screen’s Film Festival at Brunswick’s Historic Ritz Theatre. FREE admission! 50/50 Raffle 50/50 split-the-pot raffle. Tickets will be $1 ea. or 6 for $5. For more info, click here.

Short Films to begin at 11 a.m.:
Salt Marsh Soldiers (8 min)
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (5 min)
Science with Niel DeGrasse Tyson (5 min)
Holly Barish Ripple Effect (2 min)

Feature Film at 1 p.m.: How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change*
*Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Music is in the air and by the sea, as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Gwen Hughes & The Kats take the stage on June 25 and will have the audience swinging with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day

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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, 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 under 6 years old are free. For more info, click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

Danielle & Porter’s Spring Wedding on St Simons Island

April 26th, 2017

Danielle and Porter’s magical day took place in April on St. Simons Island, Georgia. They had a traditional church wedding at Lovely Lane Chapel followed by a reception in the Lanier Ballroom at the oceanfront King and Prince Resort. Besides the couple themselves, things we LOVE about this wedding include the stunning Cake Table and the purple uplighting. Between the gorgeous tablescapes and the purple lighting, this has to be one of our favorite looks for the Lanier Ballroom! (Photos courtesy of Angelita Esparar Photography)

Photography: Angelita Esparar Photography
Event Coordinating/flowers: Carlson’s Premier Events & Rentals
Ceremony: Lovely Lane Chapel
Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Cake: Cake-a-licious Cakes
Hair and Make-up: SunKiss Makeup & Hair
Dress: Frills and Fancies
Florist: JoAnn’s Florist
Photo Booth: Savannah Photo Booths

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Lanier Ballroom Wedding Decorations

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Danielle & Porter on the Beach

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May 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

April 23rd, 2017

Tailship Pacemaker ShipTallship Peacemaker Tours: Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017
The Class A Tallship “Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, February 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers. It will stay docked at Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick through the Spring. The Peacemaker is a wooden sailing ship that has sailed as a barkentine and presently as a 3 masted schooner. History and more information about the ship can be seen here.

 

Jo Elliot - ArtTrendsGuest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes. Although she has continued her studies with other gifted artists, she has purposefully developed her own unique style and has gained widespread recognition for her colorful landscapes. Jo’s main focus is an irresistible subject, water. Her impressionistic paintings of rivers and creeks, beaches and boats are alive with color and feeling. Jo Elliott will be showing as a guest artist at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, SSI, Ga. April 4th to May 13th. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21st, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information visit the website.

 

Book SaleSpring Book Sale!: Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Thousands of gently used books for sale in the atrium of the St. Simons Island Casino. Cash & credit card accepted.
Thursday, May 4th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Preview sale for Literary Guild members and those wishing to join.
Friday, May 5th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Golf Club Tournament

29th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us May 5th at 10:00 a.m. for the 29th annual Club Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia! Where: Jekyll Island Golf Club. Cost: $100 per person / $400 per team. Format: Four Man Team Scramble

Package: Tournament fees, shared cart fee, breakfast, lunch, range balls, after-party at Gnatʼs Landing, band & appetizers. A portion of the beverage sales from 4 p.m. – close support the Boys & Girls Club. More details here.

 

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

 

The Diamond - Golden Isles LiveGolden Isles Live! Presents: The Diamonds: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.
The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’” which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.
Three gold records… thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand… inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame… Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. More info here.

Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-638-4111

 

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. More info here. Phone: 912-264-7333

 

Ladies Day EpworthLadies Day & Epworth by the Sea: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ladies’ Day at Epworth- May 6th in the Nalls Building. Be a vendor or a supporter or come have fun. $3 at the door. A fun day for Ladies to swap clothes, shoes, and accessories and take home other “new to you” things. Visit each vendor in order to qualify for door prizes.

Ladies bring their Gently used, clean clothing, shoes, and accessories to the Nalls Building at Epworth and we sort them according to size on tables. Then, at the appropriate time, we will release the ladies to take as much as they want of someone else’s home with them. That’s the fun part! The clothing swap is optional. The leftover clothes will be donated to Hello Goodbuy on behalf of the Well, a homeless outreach in Downtown Brunswick.

We will be giving door prizes out at 1:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to visit each booth to qualify. Each vendor will stamp your BINGO card with their stamp or initials. Once you get your card full, bring it back to the front and exchange it for a ticket for the door prizes.

 

Derby DayFrederica Academy Derby Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the fun and festive afternoon of spectacular horse race and hat viewing, exciting live and silent auctions, great Southern fare and fellowship. The running of the 2017 Kentucky Derby will be simulcast on large screen televisions inside and outside at 6:15 p.m. so everyone can cheer on their favorite horse and rider in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” At 7:15 p.m. Squirt Gun will host a dance party and the raffle will take place. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061

 

Turtle Island QuartetTurtle Island Quartet: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
A LOVE SUPREME – The Music of John Coltrane. In exploring John Coltrane’s musical legacy, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. The concert program will present an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz. Visit the website for more info here. Phone: 912-262-6934.

 

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Whiskey Hotel: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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: Whiskey Hotel. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Little Light Music Concert SeriesA Little Light Music Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: The Tams. Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August.

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store.
Children under 12 are free. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO: Tuesday, May
 9th to Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 912-268-5967

 

The Golden Isles at WarThe Golden Isles at War Screening: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for the The Golden Isles at War Screening May 11th at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required by visiting here.

 

Turtle Crawl WeekendTurtle Crawl Weekend: Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC). Jekyll Island’s picturesque oceanfront and maritime forest are settings for two triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance Triathlon, both sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Returning for 2017, a 10K race will accompany the 5K run, providing race fun for the whole family. All races are timed, and take place on certified courses.

From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for athletes at every skill level. With four races to choose from, Turtle Crawl Festival, and a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a not to be missed “racecation” for all families. To learn more about Turtle Crawl Weekend, visit here.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Friday, May 12th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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 us! Our next event will be a NIGHT MARKET on Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at 1229 Newcastle St.in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family – you won’t want to miss it! More info here.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Phone: 912-634-3994

 

Blessing of the Fleet79th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. This one day celebration is one of the best Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, and variety of artists and displays.

One Day event SATURDAY, May 13th! (All events are free)
Children’s fishing tournament at 10:00 a.m. Shrimp boat tours at 1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet at 2:00 p.m.

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. Phone: 912-265-4032

 

Mother's Day Weekend Art ShowMother’s Day Weekend Art Show: Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday! Phone: 912-230-1042.

 

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra - GIYOGolden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert: Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert is Sunday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m. in the Glynn Academy Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for adults and free for teachers, students and children under 6 years old. 1001 Mansfield , Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

Golden Isles Prep RallyGolden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A fun & 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, fair like, tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area 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 communication and evacuation of loved ones in an orderly manner. More info here.

 

African American Life and Culture on St. Simons IslandTelling Our Stories: African American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A program of digital stories focused on the history of African American cemeteries on St. Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University students in collaboration with the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. With guest speakers Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, University of Georgia and Dr. Christopher Lawton, Executive Director, Georgia Virtual History.

Saturday, May 20, 2017. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive. Phone: 912-638-8770. More info here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith Street Stock, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061.

 

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

 

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison and Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 28th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2017 season on May 28 will be audience favorite and extraordinary jazz ensemble, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective.

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 7:00 – 9:00 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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, 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 under 6 years old are free. More info here.

 

Taps at TwilightTaps at Twilight: Monday, May 29th, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island invites everyone to join them in observing Memorial Day at the Annual Taps at Twilight, scheduled for Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neptune Park Bandstand. Taps at Twilight has been a St. Simons Island Memorial Day tradition since 1991, honoring the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who valiantly served and returned and those who are serving today. Experience the pageantry of flags, patriotic music, posting and retiring of the colors. The Golden Isles Community Band will perform. Admission is free as the Rotary’s gift to the community. You need only bring your chair. St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 
Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

 

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

 

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

ConventionSouth 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winners!

April 18th, 2017
ConventionSouth 2016 Readers' Choice Award

ConventionSouth 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Winner


We are so proud of this achievement and wanted to share it with you! Big thanks to all of the ConventionSouth Readers that voted for us. Keep reading to learn more about this award, our Resort and ConventionSouth. (Don’t worry, we’ve got a helpful list of links below for more info about our meeting venues + more.)

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’
Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2016)—It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the
national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort with a
2016 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to
us that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said
ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from
the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of
customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that The King and Prince Beach &
Golf Resort indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is among 250 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and
hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting
professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites
are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.
With over 4,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has
been the most successful and engaging year yet!

Since creation in 2001, this is the ninth time that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has received the award,
making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. The King and Prince Beach & Golf
Resort will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2016 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This
exciting issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also
presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade
secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2016, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read
resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said.

Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf
Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book
meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor. A complete list of award winners can be found online here.

For more info about why The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort should host your next meeting, click here.

To see our oceanfront meeting spaces, menus, and general area info, click here.

A complete list of Business & Meeting awards received by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is here.

Looking for reviews from other meeting planners? Check out those blogs here and here.

Ready to book? Click here.

 

Kasey & Matt’s Beautiful March Wedding on St. Simons Island

April 4th, 2017

Kasey and Matt’s church wedding on St. Simons Island was followed by an oceanfront reception with perfect Spring weather. Something definitely noteworthy is the couple’s choice of uplighting that masterfully enhances the historic stained glass of the Delegal Room. Another takeaway is the couple’s attention to the guests’ experience, they opted for games on the lawn that would entertain all ages and added fun personal touches such as a doughnut tower. Check out some of the fantastic details from their #akozakmoment. (Photos courtesy of Clayton Brannon Photography.)

St. Simons Island Church Wedding

Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island, GA

Prior to the reception, Cocktail Hour was held in the Retreat Room with elaborate fruit and cheese displays featuring local products and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres.

The buffet reception in the Delegal Ballroom featured the Taste of Georgia menu enhanced with a carving station – our most popular southern buffet. Also, Kasey & Matt’s wedding boasted craft beers, bourbon bars and a champagne toast with fun silver poppers that provided a festive and unique exit.

After the reception, guests had the opportunity to keep the party going and they continued the celebration in ECHO’s Bar and Lounge area after the bride and groom retreated to our romantic governor’s suite following their night of celebration.

Wesley Memorial Garden

Portraits at Wesley Memorial Garden on St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island Oceanfront Reception

Oceanfront Receptions at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Reception Details at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Delegal Ballroom Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Wedding Reception Entrance and Exit

Wedding Reception entrance and exit on St. Simons Island, GA

 

April 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

March 29th, 2017

CoastalScapes ExhibitionCoastalscapes Exhibition: Monday, March 6th to Monday, May 1st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts Presents an exciting new juried exhibition that features local and regional artist’s work showcasing their unique interpretations of our beautiful coastal surroundings.

106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Spartini Cocktail - Cocktails for our CoastCocktails For Our Coast: Wednesday, March 15th to Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Lasting until April 30th, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s natural ecosystems. Each restaurant has created their own coastal-inspired cocktail: ‘The Spartini!’ For every Spartini purchased, $1 is donated to support OHM’s work to protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

What to do: 1) Stop by each restaurant between 3/15 and 4/30. 2) Drink their limited-edition Spartini. 3) Vote for your favorites on our website.

This year’s participating restaurants are spread out across our coast. We encourage you to stop by and support all of these fantastic local businesses! Brunswick, St. Simons, and Jekyll: Basil Thai and Sushi, Beach House Restaurant, Blackwater Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Del Sur, The Driftwood Bistro, ECHO, Georgia Sea Grill, The Half Shell, Halyards, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, Tipsy McSway’s, and Tramici Neighborhood Italian.

 

Tailship Pacemaker ShipTallship Peacemaker Tours: Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017

The Class A Tallship “Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, Feb 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers. It will stay docked at Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick through the Spring. The Peacemaker is a wooden sailing ship that has sailed as a barkentine and presently as a 3 masted schooner. History and more information about the ship can be seen here.

 

Art in the ParkArt in the Park: Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Spring arrives in style this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 24th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft festival. Over 70 talented artists & skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive & eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of 2 dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal & glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals & gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. A great selection of food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music, kid’s craft activities & a bicycle treasure hunt, known as “Pedal for Treasure” make this a fun, family friendly event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St Simons Island, GA.

Find out how it is made! Throughout the weekend blacksmithing demonstrations will be given on site by a talented family of artists. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. “Shoppers are given the chance to support small businesses, meet the artists & even learn how their new handmade piece of art was made. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece truly special”, notes Hannah Roberts, GVA’s Festival Director.

This festival has something for everyone, including the youngest of visitors. The Kid’s “Creation Station” celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Glynn Visual Arts will again host “Pedal for Treasure” on Sunday afternoon, a bicycle scavenger hunt looking for local visual art. Individuals or groups of two or three are provided clues and a map for a $10 entry fee. The route is an easy loop near the Village area. Last year’s participants were enthusiastic about their adventure – and competitive too! Prizes were awarded for the most correct answers, the best team name, and the best time to finish. All are encouraged to come early for lunch in the park and shop the festival before and after the scavenger hunt.

For more information on Glynn Visual Arts & our festivals please visit our website.
SoGloGallery TheatreSoGlo Gallery presents Golden Isles Artist Showcase: Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th, April 2017

This exhibit showcases a variety of work by top producing artists in the community- Jim Jones, Irwin Berman, Sue Byrne Russell, Ellen Moriarty, Glenda Cason, and more! Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

SoGlo Gallery: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick GA 31520. Visit our website here or call 912-262-0628.

 Golden Isles Ballet CompanyGolden Isles Ballet Company Golden Gala: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of ballet at the Cloister Ballroom. Ten professional ballet dancers from all over the world display the most exciting and beautiful Pas de Deuxs. Guest Artist Michelle Jamieson will accompany on Piano. Highlights include Black Swan Pas de Deux, Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux, Chopiana, Carmen and more!

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 student, $100 VIP Experience. Enjoy preferred seating and wine reception with the dancers following the performance. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Ritz Theatre and Golden Isles Ballet Company in Downtown Brunswick, or on the Island at Frederica Academy and Uncle Don’s Local Market.

The Farm at OatlandThe Farm at Oatland North Spring Festival: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Farm at Oatland North for an animal open house, activities and bake sale! The festival is Sunday, April 2nd and will include arts and crafts, egg toss, face painting, and treats. All donations collected will be used for the care of the Farm Animals.  Visit our website or call 912-399-8159. 70 Cannons Point Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

Patsy ClineWildflowers: The Women of Country Music: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This one-woman concert tribute features the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women, honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire.  As Katie says, “This show is jammed packed with interesting tidbits about the women throughout country music history all wrapped up with the music you love!”  Heather Heath, Executive Director says, “ We are thrilled to be able to present the premiere of this new show by Katie.  She brought her outstanding Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline to the Ritz stage in 2014 and wowed the sold-out audience with her powerful voice and unique insight into one of the legends of country music.  This new show promises to be an amazing afternoon of music.” Katie Deal, daughter of Governor Nathan Deal, grew up in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and gained an early appreciation for all things country and all things musical.

Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for the world premiere of Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music starring Katie Deal on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 912-262-694 to order over the phone or visit the website to purchase securely online.  Get them soon as it is sure to sell out!

 

A Taste of Glynn 2017
A Taste of Glynn 2017:
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On April 2, 2017, we invite our 1,000+ loyal patrons and first-time guests to join us in celebrating the area’s highly anticipated fundraising & culinary event, A Taste of Glynn. For 17 delicious years, A Taste of Glynn has brought together our most talented chefs and caterers to showcase their talents at the historic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. Add to the evening’s enjoyment with a much-anticipated Silent Auction offering a coveted assortment of finds from vacations to jewelry, original works of art to gourmet delicacies.

A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. While the food is sublime and the oceanfront setting is legendary, perhaps the most unforgettable offering of the evening is hope. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which serves victims of domestic violence. While you enjoy the finest food in the region in the company of family and friends, you also help provide vital programs and shelter for those who are building a new life free from abuse and fear. Tickets are $45 in advance or $60 at the door and can be purchased online here.

Entertainment by Michael Hulett, Bill Lukitsch, & more! All proceeds benefit Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House & Outreach

**Free Parking & Shuttle Service at Massengale Park, St. Simons Island.
Shuttle service will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.**

Jo Elliot - ArtTrendsGuest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes. Although she has continued her studies with other gifted artists, she has purposefully developed her own unique style and has gained widespread recognition for her colorful landscapes. Jo’s main focus is an irresistible subject, water. Her impressionistic paintings of rivers and creeks, beaches and boats are alive with color and feeling. Jo Elliott will be showing as a guest artist at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, SSI, Ga. April 4 to May 13. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. For more information visit our website.

 

Shell-E-Brate Spring FestivalShell-e-brate Spring Festival: Thursday, April 6th to Friday, April 7th, 2017

Two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast.

April 6 & 7 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $7 adults (age 13 & up), $5 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. Visit our website for more info or call 912-635-3636.

The Purple XperienceSouthern Grown Concert Series The Purple Xperience: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Purple Xperience is just that—an experience. A dazzling purple-tinged performance that embodies the spirit and sounds of the legendary and iconic Prince. The first thing you might notice is front-man Marshall Charloff’s striking resemblance to the music great. But the similarities don’t end there. Charloff shares Prince’s vocal range and multi-instrumental facility on guitar and piano as well. He even channels the legendary singer’s personal style during shows.

A five-piece band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been touring around the country since its inception in 2011. Hear fan favorites and some surprises. But more than that, The Purple Xperience is a shockingly authentic tribute band that brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to life to audiences of all ages and all generations. Relive the music, passion, and love for Prince and his music. And have a great time. Much like the artist himself did, The Purple Xperience wows audiences and leaves no one disappointed. Tickets can be purchased here.

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.
UPcylced and REcycled Art ContestUP/REcycled Art Contest & Exhibit: Friday 7th to Friday 28th, April 2017

Partnering with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes the annual UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest. Open to all ages, the exhibit/contest encourages waste reduction through the creative processes of upcycling and recycling. Turning trash into treasure, entries of all shapes, sizes and colors adorn the gallery walls of the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick for public viewing and celebration. Putting a creative twist on traditional recycling, the UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest is a fun way to educate and promote community stewardship. Visit our website for more info.

Grand Opening & Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 7, 5pm-8pm, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick
Art Exhibit – April 7-28, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Call 912-634-3994

Hofwyl Plantation8th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 8th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.
Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, candy filled piñatas, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space. For more info visit our website.

COST: $8 adults, $7.50 seniors (62 and over), $5 youth (ages 6 to 17), Children ages 5 and under are free.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info, visit our website or call 912-386-0061. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566.

April 8th: Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith SS, Super Street, 440s. 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO:
Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th, April 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 912-268-5967

Coastal Symphony of Georgia - Powerful EmotionsCoastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Powerful Emotions: Monday, April 10th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The fourth concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of “Powerful Emotions.” The first interval presents Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino, Overture” followed by Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March.” After intermission, the symphony performs a landmark work of Mahler, “Symphony No. 1 in D Major,” also known as “Titan.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Easter Brunch 2017Easter Brunch at King & Prince Resort: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch at The King and Prince Resort!

Adults $59; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Bottomless Mimosas or Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Full menu here.
Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967

St Simons Art Crawl 2017St. Simons Island Art Crawl: Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, 912- 268-4761

During the Saint Simons Island Art Crawl, ArtTrends Gallery will be hosting guest artist Jo Elliott and the Whitefield Academy Jazz Band from Mableton, Georgia. Guests of the Art Crawl will be treated to favorites such as “In the Mood” and “Georgia on my Mind”. The Band will be performing between 5 to 6:30 PM. Jo Elliott’s inspiring watercolors will be on display until May 13th.

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 8-17 can enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please contact Jerry Latvala at 912-269-2155.

 Chalk Arts FestivalChalk Arts Festival: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth, Celebrate Our Coast! Contest – Cash Prizes! Complimentary Chalk with Free Reserved Space!
Register at Linkschalkartsfest@gmail.com
Mary Ross Waterfront Park – Downtown Brunswick

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Visit our website for more info. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

April 22nd: Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, Powder Puff

 Food Truck FestivalGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, CornHole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. Follow the event on Facebook for more information .

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

 

7 Reasons Breakfast on St Simons Island Should Never Be Skipped

March 20th, 2017

1. Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

We aren’t sure what we love most here, Melissa & Tim or breakfast. Seriously, they are some of our favorite people on the Island and everything’s delicious! What you need to know: for about $10/adult you can enjoy the breakfast buffet. We’re talking bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit, hash browns, unlimited French Toast, Pancakes, Waffles + more. Yes, you read that correctly.

Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

📷: Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

2. Sweet Mama’s

If you haven’t had a Pork Pop then you aren’t livin’! If you like sausage cheese balls, you’ll love these. They have tons of delicious pastries, including savory cinnamon buns and cream cheese danishes in case your breakfast also needs to satisfy a sweet tooth! Mama’s got your back!

Sweet Mama's

📷: Sweet Mama’s

3. Sandy Bottom Bagels

New York bagels with a St. Simons zip code. Just as delicious, but served with Southern hospitality. Step 1: Assess the options. Step 2: Select your bagel. Step 3: Go crazy and add on! Provolone, chicken, avocado or even a banana pepper. Bada-bing! Get creative, they won’t judge, and neither will we.

4. Cafe Frederica

Tuesdays are for Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. Now your Tuesday will never be the same. Breakfast and lunch are both available until closing at 2pm so there’s no need to get up early, the best French Toast you’ve ever had is completely on your schedule.

Cafe Frederica St Simons Island

📷: Cafe Frederica

5. Palmer’s

Pancakes or French Toast. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Banana Pudding Pancakes are totally an option. So are Blueberry Oats & Nuts. Just sayin’…

Palmer's Cafe

📷: Palmer’s Village Cafe

6. ECHO

King’s Breakfast: pancakes, eggs, meat, fruit, hash browns. With the best view on the Island. For real, it’s the only oceanfront restaurant on St. Simons Island. There’s also a Sunday Brunch where for $15, you can get Bottomless Mimosas or Unlimited Bloody Mary’s from 12:30-3:00 pm.

ECHO Breakfast St. Simons Island

📷: ECHO

 

7. Mallery Street Cafe

Corn Beef Hash with Home Fries. Or go for the Egg Benedict, they make their own Hollandaise and it’s super delish! Either way, you’ll be glad you tried it! Breakfast is served until closing so sleep in, your pancakes won’t require an alarm clock.

Have You Ever Noticed the Chalk Art at ECHO?

March 10th, 2017

Kelsey, one of the servers at ECHO, has a total knack for chalk art. Seriously. Her talent will make you question your ability to draw! It’s hard to believe that she free-hands everything mainly using regular chalk (and sometimes liquid chalk).  With her attention to detail, each board takes about an average of 8 hours to complete. Check out a sample of the incredible artwork that we get to be in awe of daily:

Let’s start with the basics first. Look how straight those lines are! We all know writing in a straight line is almost impossible. Nope. Not if you’re Kelsey.

Labor Day Menu Art

Straight lines: check. Now let’s add some logos…
Game Day Collage

Lines & logos were a piece of cake. What if we make fancy letters, and maybe really give them some character?
Summertime Menu Art

Fancy letters: got it. Take a look at that bottle, it’s even pouring some cleverly chosen words such as “Family”, “fun”, “sun”, and “trip”. Creativity: on point. Wonder what happens if we try adding decorations and maybe animals? Hold on to your hat.Holiday Collage

Extra fancy letters: skill level = ninja. Animals: done. More drawing….and of course straight writing. Let’s practice our details on a palm tree. Nailed it! Tree details: now added to skill set.
Palm Tree Collage

Let’s see what we can do with those tree skills. Look at the Christmas board. First notice the decorative writing and ornaments and think, “Wow! That’s pretty crafty!”…then start zooming in. Wait, is that another tree? Yep. And with so much detail that it even looks furry!  Douglas Fir: mastered.
Christmas Menu Collage

Let’s circle back to the animals. LOOK AT THAT TURKEY!!! You could seriously animate a cartoon. (But still, note how straight those words are!)Turkey Collage

With so much talent flowing through ECHO, both inside and outside of the kitchen, we wanted to take a minute and give a nod to our resident Queen of Cartoons and Countess of Chalk, Kelsey. Next time you’re in town, drop by and see our latest masterpiece at ECHO. And if you bump into Kelsey while you’re here, make sure you give her a High 5! Unless her hands are chalky, in which case a simple “Good Job” will do.