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The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 5

Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! This is the final installment in our popular “ABC’s of St. Simons Island” blog series. Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

W. Whimsical– There is no place like St. Simons Island. Residents and visitors will tell you this time, and time again. The Tree Spirits on the moss-draped oaks and the island’s love for the arts are just a few of the ways the island will show you it’s whimsical side.

X. RelaX–  Ok, so we know it doesn’t start with the letter “X” but who can deny the feeling of relaxation that you get as soon as you step foot onto the island? Hit the beach, pull up a chair and listen to the waves lapping at the shore. Need some more R&R? Head over to The Royal Treatment Cottage for a massage!

Y. Youth– Whether you are  young, or young at heart, St. Simons Island will bring out your younger side. Get back to the basics, turn off your electronics and take a bike ride past coastal creeks, try your hand at crabbing by the pier or try skim-boarding.

Z. Zoom!– Zoom and zip your way around the island in your own (rented)  golf cart. It is the best way to see and experience our coastal town. High Tide Carts offers 4 and 6 passenger carts for rent from 1 hour up to 7 days!

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the ABC’s of St. Simons Island as much as we have enjoyed writing about it. To find out more about the island, hotels and activities, visit our website.

June 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, June 5th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Summer at The Lighthouse: Every Friday in June, from 10:30 to 12 the Historical Society will offer a fun, educational program for the whole family! Activities are included in the price of admission. For more information, visit their website.

June 5th: Historic Games on the Lawn

June 12th: A Very Victorian Flag Day

June 19th: Nautical Navigation

June 26th: Keeper for the Day

Georgia Sea Island Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 6th & 7th at Gascoigne Park- This annual festival celebrates the African American traditions, crafts and food of Georgia’s barrier islands. For more information, visit their website.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Victor Wainwright and The WildRoots: Sunday, June 14th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, June 27th & 28th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

“Sounds by the Sea” with Pier Pressure: Sunday, June 28th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 (children under the age of 6 are free). For more information, visit their website.

May 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 1st- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 9th & 10th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Explore and shop a variety of arts and crafts from painting to pottery to jewelry and more! The festival will be open from 10am-5pm both days and admission is free!

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, May 23rd & 24th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

“Sounds by the Sea” with The Phil Morrison Trio: Sunday, May 24th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 (children under the age of 6 are free). For more information, visit their website.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 4

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Sailing on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

R. Redfern Village– A shoppers and foodie’s paradise, Redfern has lots to offer. From restaurants to shops and art galleries, you could spend an entire day exploring this small corner of the island. Some of our favorites for shopping are: Tibi, Two Friends and The Vine. For delicious eats be sure to check out Blackwater Grill and Gnat’s Landing.

S. Sailing– The best way to experience the island is from the water! Barry’s Beach Service rents out Hobie Cat sailboats from East Beach. Spend a day on the water and you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

T. Tours– From trolley tours to history tours to ghost tours, you’ll find a tour for whatever your interest may be. Lighthouse Trolleys offers a variety of tours throughout the year ranging from history to water tours and even a foodie tour! If you are looking for something a little scary, Ghost Walk of St. Simons has you covered.

U. Undiscovered– There are undiscovered treasures and memories waiting around every corner of our beautiful Southern island. It doesn’t take much to start collecting them once you arrive!

V. The Village– The heart of the island lies in the village. You will find a lovely waterfront park and pier as well as many independent shops and lots of restaurants. Throughout the year, the village plays host to many festivals and live music events.

Stay tuned for our next post as we finish up our ABC series!

April 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Monday, March 30th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 3rd – Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick, and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Painting with Peggy Buchan at The King and Prince: Saturday, April 4th – from 2-5 p.m. Learn how to capture the beauty of the Georgia Coast through paintbrush and canvas.  St. Simons Island local artist Peggy Buchan has many years of experience painting the tranquil scenes for which the Golden Isles are known. For pricing and reservations, please visit the website.

Glynn Art in the Park Spring Festival: April 11th & 12th from 10AM to 5PM – Enjoy a day of art by the ocean! This annual festival presented by The Glynn Art Association, features talented artists from across the country. The event is held in Postell Park by the Pier on St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: April 18th & 19th from 9AM to 5PM – Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

Cassina Garden Club’s 9th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: April 25th from 10AM to 5PM – Tour beautiful and blooming private gardens on St. Simons Island. Proceeds from the event help maintain Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation slave cabins  on Gascoigne Bluff. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For more information, visit their website.

 

A Taste of Glynn Returns to The King and Prince

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

2015 A Taste of Glynn

Every March, The King and Prince plays host to one of Glynn County’s premier events: A Taste of Glynn. This annual event raises money for the Glynn Community Crisis Center while celebrating the diverse culinary talent located in our area. Restaurants and chefs offer samples of their food for those attending the event and it is a great way to sample the culinary offerings of our community all in one great location! Along with tasting delicious food, there will be a celebrity chef and a silent auction. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the website for A Taste of Glynn.

This year, the event will take place on March 29th from 5-8pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, visit their website.

March 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Monday, March 9th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

The Rotary Club of The Golden Isles’ Red Hot Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 7th from 11:30am to 2:30pm- This annual event attracts chili-lovers, chefs and families looking to get outside and have some fun! Tickets are $8 per person.

Starlight and Spartina- An Evening Under The Oaks: Saturday, March 7th from 4-8pm- Enjoy a fun evening under the oaks at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island while supporting Coastal WildScapes. The evening includes live music, a silent auction, cocktails and snacks. Tickets are $75 per person and should be purchased in advance.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: March 11th, Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- The guest speaker will talk about environmental topics and preserving Georgia’s coast. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

The 3rd Annual Georgia Elvis Festival: March 12-15- The festival is back for a third year and promises to be more fun than last year! Main events will take place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information and for ticket prices, visit their website.

62nd Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 21st, 10am to 12pm- Take a peek into St. Simons Island’s glorious past during this interactive event. You will “meet” a few of the island’s more notorious residents, tour beautiful homes and even tour the cemetery at Christ Church. For more information, visit their website.

A Taste of Glynn: Saturday, March 29th from 5-8pm- This wildly popular annual event showcases the area’s finest cuisine while benefiting the Glynn Community Crisis Center. The event takes place at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Along with the tastings, there is a wine raffle and the popular silent auction. For more information, visit their website.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 2

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Christ Church on St. Simons Island

Christ Church on St. Simons Island

 

We love St. Simons Island and wanted to count down all of the reasons we love it, from A to Z! To read Part 1 (A-F) click here. Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet in upcoming blog posts!

G. Golf- The island is a golfer’s paradise with 162 holes of golf, many of which are on the ocean or have beautiful marsh views! The King and Prince Golf Course is on the marsh and is located at the north end of St. Simons Island.

H. History- You will find history everywhere you look on the island. From the tabby slave cabins, to Fort Frederica to Christ Church and the historic tours with Lighthouse Trolleys, you are surrounded by history on our small island.

I. Island Time- Drive over the causeway and you are on “Island Time.” Slow down, smell the salt air, see the massive live oaks dripping with Spanish moss and you’ll know you have arrived. Time slows down when you get to the island. You’ll find smiling faces, lots of shops, restaurants, fishing, beautiful beaches and good times!

J. Barbara Jean’s Restaurant- An island staple for years, Barbara Jean’s sits right in the middle of the action in the pier village area. Get there early because tables go fast. You’ll love their selection of coastal cuisine and Southern favorites like shrimp & grits, crab cakes, she crab soup, catfish, ham and even a veggie plate.

K. Kennedy Outfitters- Your one-stop-shop for all of your fishing, hunting and beach needs, this outdoorsman’s paradise is the perfect place to stock up on gear before you head out fishing.

L. The St. Simons Lighthouse- This is one of only 3 lighthouses on the Georgia coast. It is an operational navigation aid for boats entering St. Simons Sound. The light can be seen up to 23 miles away at sea. Visitors are welcome to climb up it’s 129 steps to see the spectacular view from the top! For more information, visit their website.

 

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 1

Friday, February 6th, 2015

St. Simons Island Georgia

St. Simons Island is rich in history and charm. It’s no wonder island residents and visitors fall in love with the area so quickly! Learn more about our little slice of paradise and the reasons you should visit (if you haven’t already).

A. The Atlantic Ocean– Just steps from our resort you can dip your toes into the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with being able to hear the ocean from your room, there are miles of unspoiled beaches to explore and great fishing, sailing and paddleboarding.

B. Pristine Beaches– The island is home to miles of pristine beaches which visitors are able to enjoy year round due to the mild climate.

C. Southern Charm– From the Spanish moss draped oaks, to the quaint shops in the village and the friendliness of everyone you meet, it is clear from the moment you step foot on the island that Southern charm is alive and well!

D. We love dogs!– Did you know that St. Simons Island is only one of a handful of places in Georgia and Florida where you can enjoy the beach with your dog? From Labor Day until Memorial Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach between First Street and Mallery Street after 6pm.

E. Easy Access To The Island– Located just a short drive from I-95 and right between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, the island is easily accessible by car. For those traveling from further away, the Brunswick Airport is an ideal (and convenient) spot to fly into.

F. Fort FredericaThis centuries old fort is located at the northern end of the island was established in 1736 and still stands today as a testament to the dreams, struggle, victory and defeat of the early colonists. If you visit the fort, there are ranger-led tours and re-enactments that take place throughout the year. While learning about the history of the fort, you will take in breathtaking views of the marsh and see many coastal birds. The fort is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm except for certain holidays.

 

Stay tuned to learn the rest of the “ABC’s of St. Simons Island.” To learn more about the resort in the meantime, visit our website.

 

February 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: Saturday, February 7th 7-10pm at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. This annual lively gala is a fundraiser for the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. For more information, visit their website.

2015 Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 14th from 7am-12pm. Regarded as “The toughest 5k in Georgia”, participants cross over the bridge twice while taking in the beautiful views of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. For more information, visit their website.

Live Music at ECHO: Grab your friends and head over to ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort for an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing! Here is the lineup for February:

Friday, February 6th, 7-10pm: Robby Schenk

Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm: Cops & Robbers

Friday, February 13th, 7-10pm: The Stingrays

Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm: Michael Johnson

Saturday, February 21st, 7-10pm: Defunk