March 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

St. Simons Island Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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