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St Simons Island Christmas Events + More

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

It’s that magical time of the year again, filled with twinkly lights, shiny bows, Christmas cookies, and all around togetherness! Whether you’re already feeling the cheer, or not, there’s tons of things happening around the Golden Isles to help get you into the Christmas spirit. Load up the kids, call a few friends, or fix a coffee and fly solo, just be sure to check out some of these activities to get you feeling merry & bright!

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Lighthouse Trolley’s Christmas Tour of Lights

Must Do:

 

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Ritz Radio Theatre presents It’s A Wonderful Life

Must See:

 

Gift Shot, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  201 Arnold Road, St. SImons Island, GA  31522.

Resort Gift Shop, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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*For a full list of events happening in December, check out our calendar or our December Events Blog.

December 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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Tacky Sweater Party at ECHO: December 1st, 2016

Come enjoy our 1st Tacky Sweater Party of the Season where 1 lucky winner will be leaving with a $50 Gift Certificate! Live music with Donnie & Josh Nunn will be happening from 6-9 p.m. along with drink specials. Call 912-268-5967 for more info. Our next Tacky Sweater Party will be December 22.

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Southern Grown Concert Series: Marshall Tucker Band: December 1st, 2016

The Southern Grown Concert Series presents The Marshall Tucker Band in concert at Rainbow Island Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

In the early fall of 1973 The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. The band’s recent release of their Live! From Englishtown album is a time capsule from that period. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray.

Today the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony / RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. For their most recent release, the band dug into the vault and emerged with the original live recordings from its biggest show to date. The new Live! From Englishtown album was originally performed in 1977 and reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated.

Tickets can be purchased at www.siconcertseries.com.

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: December 2nd, 2016

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on November 18 and December 2. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: December 2nd, 2016

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

Christmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationChristmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: December 2nd to 3rd, 2016

36th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas

Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Admission: $10.00 Adults and Seniors $5.00 Youth (6-17)

This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

There will also be Santa taking requests from children of all ages. Cannon and rifle demonstrations will be at intervals through the night. Come and enjoy an antebellum Christmas.

American Cancer Society Victory Board presents Merry MoviesAmerican Cancer Society Victory Board presents Merry Movies: December 3rd, 2016

Come let the kids enjoy a movie in their PJs with Santa! This year we will be showing Polar Express and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! $10 admission per person. Get there early to have your kids’ picture taken with Santa! Phone: 912-355-1378

3rd Annual Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge3rd Annual Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge: December 3rd, 2016

Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth; $20 to enter your car

7th annual Christmas Tour of Homes7th annual Christmas Tour of Homes: December 3rd, 2016

Magnolia Garden Club will host it’s 7th annual Christmas Tour of Homes in beautiful downtown Brunswick, Georgia. Tour beautiful Victorian Homes and Gardens decorated for the holidays, and don’t miss our bake sale at Advent Christian Church, 1812 Ellis Street, where you will find lots of tasty homemade treats.  912-996-0663

Tour: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and starts at Advent Christian Church, 1812 Ellis Street, Brunswick, GA.

Cost: $25.00 in advance/$30.00 day of tour

Ticket locations:
Color Me Happy 1426 Newcastle Street Brunswick, GA
Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa 250 Golden Isles Plaza, Brunswick, GA
Carlyle Chiropractic Clinic 207 Edwards Plaza St. Simons Island, GA
G. J. Ford Book Shop 600 Sea Island Road #6, St. Simons Island, GA
Beachview Books 215 Mallory Street, St. Simons Island, GA

1812 Ellis Street, Brunswick , GA 31520

Golden Isles Mistletoe MarketMistletoe Market: December 3rd to 4th, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts is happy to announce its sixth annual Mistletoe Market. This fine art & gift market has become a mainstay of the Golden Isles’ holiday festivities. “This year, we expect over 60 accomplished artists and artisans offering a wide array of quality artwork including two dimensional art, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodworking, baskets, fabric and mixed media.” says festival director Hannah Roberts. “This show combines fine art, fabulous gifts, great food, entertainment & family fun in a festive Island holiday atmosphere. It is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to find that one-of-a-kind purchase or gift for the holiday season. As an added bonus, when you buy something handmade, purchased directly from the artist, you are supporting small business and the local community.” 912-638-8770

Hours:
Saturday, December 3 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Sunday, December 4 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

For more information on this year’s festivities, please email: festivals@glynnvisualarts.org

Holiday-Themed Family Entertainment and Activities:
Santa’s arrival: Get your wish list ready. Santa Claus is coming to town!
Holiday Hound Hike: Dog lover? Don’t miss our local pooches (and sometimes potbellied pigs!) all dressed up in their holiday best & putting on a parade to celebrate the season.
Just for the kids: The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free holiday themed craft activities.
Entertainment: Live music from some of our favorite local celebrities!
Yarn Bombing: For the second year our local knitters will be turning Postell Park into its own work of art! Throughout the year they have been working away & will reveal their beautiful work at the opening of the festival. The colorful decorations will only remain in the park for this festival weekend.

2016 Brunswick Christmas Parade2016 Brunswick Christmas Parade: December 3rd, 2016

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. This year’s parade will be a night-time parade. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.

For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032.

Christmas Boat Parade of LightsChristmas Boat Parade of Lights: December 3rd, 2016

Get your Christmas Spirit on and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Christmas Boat Parade to welcome the holiday season. Set for Saturday, December 3. The parade will start at Brunswick Landing Marina and travel towards the Sidney Lanier Bridge and back.

Golden Isles Ballet Company presents The NutcrackerGolden Isles Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker: December 9th to 11th, 2016

The Golden Isles Ballet 2016 production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker premieres December 9-11 at The Brunswick High Auditorium. This community event will feature the most famous ballet dancers alongside our local talent. Stars include Jorge Barani, Meisy Garcia Lafitte. 912-289-2120

Show times: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.
For tickets, visit goldenislesballet.com or call 912-289-2120.
Tickets: Advance – Students $15, Adults $20. At the door – $25.

3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents It's a Wonderful LifeRitz Radio Theatre Presents It’s a Wonderful Life: December 9th to 18th, 2016

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is bringing back the popular Ritz Radio Theatre production of It’s A Wonderful Life for the holiday season. Perfect for all ages, the performance will be presented December 9-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

The Ritz Radio Theatre productions are just like they would have been done in the 1940s as live radio broadcasts—in front of a live audience, with period costumes, sound effects and even commercials. “It’s a fun and interactive performance,” says Heather Heath, Executive Director, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. “The audience is part of the broadcast as their reactions and applause are integral to the show. And getting to see the actors ‘become’ their characters and watch how the sounds are created is very entertaining.”

It’s a Wonderful Life is the beloved tale of a guardian angel named Clarence who helps a despairing businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Local radio personality Scott Ryfun takes on the role of George Bailey with some familiar and some new faces joining the cast this year. Scott Akins, Jeff Dempsey, Geoff Matthews, Emmeline Griffith, and Jacqueline Marchbanks join regulars Peggy Shanahan, Kelly Hunter, Lisa Jinkins, Christina Johns, Joan Scheetz, Bryan Thompson, Fred Griffith and Jim Jinkins (as Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class) in the lively and fun adaptation of the beloved film.

The Ritz Radio Theatre productions are sponsored in part by Ned Cash Jewelers and local radio station 1440 WGIG and presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (age 65 and up). Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Day of show tickets for members are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors while the cost for nonmembers is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.goldenislesarts.org, or the Ritz Theatre box office, 1530 Newcastle St., Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (912) 262-6934.

 

The Farmers Market at Sea IslandThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: December 10th, 2016

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

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

Food + Spirits Festival After Matth PartySt. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival After Matth Party: December 10th, 2016

Join us in Gascoigne Bluff on December 10th. Featuring the Elegant Island Living VIP Lounge with early event access at 11 am. Enjoy music, VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar and fully catered food offerings! The main event with expanded Tasting Tents, takes place from 12 – 3 pm with a wide variety of gourmet and beverage tastings, local artistry and family fun – all under the canopy of oaks and Spanish moss. You won’t want to miss the final rounds of the chefs competing in the Chefs Showdown!

Also featured will be the brand NEW Coastal Stir Cocktail Competition, presented by Atlanta Magazine, taking place throughout the event – you get to decide the best festival cocktail winner in this people’s choice competition!

The free Artisan and Farmers Market will open at 11 am, with arts, crafts, farmer’s stands, and the best offerings from local retailers and artisans, all happening just outside the tasting tents.

More info & tickets http://www.ssifoodandspirits.com/

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell ParkPier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park: December 10th to 11th, 2016

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. 912-262-0628. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

Southern Dance Theatre presents The GrinchSouthern Dance Theatre presents The Grinch: December 10th to 11th, 2016

Southern Dance Theatre presents The Grinch at the Glynn Academy Auditorium

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m.

This holiday production has become a Golden Isles favorite. So many dancers participate and the costumes are simply fabulous. It’s a fun show that the whole family can enjoy. Come out to see talented young dancers and celebrate the Christmas spirit. You might just find your own heart growing three sizes!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

You can get your tickets at Jill Stanford Dance Center studios, South Coast Bank and Trust on St. Simons Island, or online at jillstanforddancecenter.com.

1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHOMoonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: December 12th to 14th, 2016

Make plans to appreciate Month 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.

Lighthouse Trolley Island Tour of LightsLighthouse Trolley Island Tour of Lights: December 14th to 27th, 2016

The Fendig Family invites to you to board up with us on our trolleys and buses and come out to tour the Christmas Lights of St. Simons Island, Georgia. We are the company that started this community event and thousands have joined us each year to celebrate community and the lights and sounds of Christmas.. Island homeowners really decorate up their homes and each year promises new additions and upgrades. Sing along with Christmas Carols, Christmas music played throughout the tour. Bring your cameras and vote the best house in each neighborhood! So much fun!! 912-399-5007

December 14th-December 27th* $20 Adults $10 Child (12 & under)
Departs 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM Private Bookings Accepted
Surprise Stop with Santa Claus!
Tours are 90 minutes long
Food, drinks, BYOB allowed on board
Evening temperatures vary, bring coats and blankets on cold night
Reservations Required All major credit cards accepted.

Holly Jolly Jekyll ParadeHolly Jolly Jekyll Parade: December 17th, 2016

Santa has his sleigh, and Jekyll Island has golf carts! Join in the fun of the festive Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade, where golf carts don their Christmas best and jingle all the way to Beach Village.

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Tacky Sweater Party at ECHO: December 22nd, 2016

Come enjoy our last Tacky Sweater Party of the Season, where 1 lucky winner will be leaving with a $50 Gift Certificate! Live music with Donnie & Josh Nunn will be happening from 6-9 p.m. along with drink specials. Call 912-268-5967 for more info or reservations.

Christmas Buffet at ECHOChristmas Buffet at ECHO: December 25th, 2016

This year’s Christmas Buffet is from 11am-3pm. Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea. Regular Sunday Brunch will NOT be available on Christmas Day. Bottomless Mimosas and Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available from 12:30-3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967. Click here for the full menu.

41st Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival41st Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival: December 29th to 31st, 2016

Come experience what is becoming a Jekyll Island tradition, the New Year’s Bluegrass Festival. Take part in this 3 day event and hear some of the biggest names in bluegrass perform live at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. 706-864-7203. For details, visit here.

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island

Prime 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.
Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

Sunday 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. Regular Sunday Brunch will NOT be available on Christmas Day. Bottomless Mimosas and Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available with our Christmas Day Buffet from 12:30-3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Reservations for Christmas Buffet are Required – call 912-268-5967. Click here for the full menu.

November 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Prime Rib Dinner

Prime 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.
Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

Sunday 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.

Georgia Artists with DisAbilitiesGeorgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery: 
October 1st to November 23rd, 2016

The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit features 49 entries that include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, textiles and other mediums. The eight-city tour is kicking off in Brunswick this year and will travel the state though July 2017. Local artist Risa Rambo of St. Simons Island received an Honorable Mention and her “Smocked Dress” will be on display. “There is something very special about this exhibit,” says Heather. “The artwork is phenomenal – I think I have bought a piece of art every time we have had the exhibit at the Ritz. And this year, we are the first stop on the tour – more to choose from! I encourage everyone to come see the work for themselves.”

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 23rd, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information visit www.goldenislesarts.org or call 912-262-6934.
Glenn Visual Arts - 100 YearsGlynn Visual Arts Presents “100 Art Works Celebrating 100 Years”: October 10th to November 21st, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present a new art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary/centennial of our National Parks Service. GVA has partnered with Fort Frederica and will be presenting over 100 works by local artists celebrating the beauty, history and uniqueness of our own National Park, Fort Frederica. The exhibition will include art work in various mediums including painting, pottery, photography and more. It runs from October 10th – November 21st at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive (main) and in the Welcome/Visitors Center at 529 Beachview Drive. All art work will be for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. The opening reception will take place at GVA’s main facility at 106 Island Drive on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Red Fox Oil PaintingArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016

Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design.

ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 912-268-4761
First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: November 4th, 2016

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

Golden Isles Live - Alina KiryayevaGolden Isles Live! Presents: Alina Kiryayeva: November 4th, 2016

Golden Isles Live! Presents Alina Kiryayeva live in concert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Moving Pictures – Music Program
Connects with Every Age Audience

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician, Alina is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She has won numerous awards and has been honored by the Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk with the State Award for Achievement in Arts. Brilliant light-classical music.

Adult: $35 per ticket; Student/Child: $10 per ticket

1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520
Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: November 5th, 2016

Update: The Stewbilee has been rescheduled from Saturday, October 22 to Saturday, November 5. Any tickets purchased prior to the reschedule are still valid.

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. www.stewbilee.com

The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: November 5th to 6th, 2016

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga.

In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

St. Simons LighthouseCommunity Day: November 5th, 2016

On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 2nd annual Community Day event. We will open our lighthouse museum free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Thank you to Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern for sponsoring this year’s event. For more information, contact Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093 or email sjensen@saintsimonslighthouse.org

Rhythm on the RiverNovember Rhythm on the River: November 6th, 2016

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: TBA

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

Cabaret Screening St. Simons IslandCinema Gourmet Presents Cabaret: November 10th, 2016

Enjoy a screening of Cabaret preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.”

Academy Award winning musical drama tells the story of a female club entertainer in 1930’s Berlin who romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Starring Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and directed by Bob Fossee. 1972. Rated PG, 2hrs 4 min.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934.

Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made the Monday prior to the screening.

Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: November 12th & 26th, 2016

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m/ and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.
Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: November 12th, 2016

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 from 10:00am to 5:00pm! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Come enjoy the day searching for fun holiday gifts and grab a bite from one of our awesome food vendors! Look for the turquoise balloons! 704-675-6097

ECHO Restaurant - Moonrise Oceanfront eventMoonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: November 13th to 15th, 2016

Make plans to appreciate Month 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

RSM Classic LogoThe RSM Classic 2016: November 14th to 20th, 2016

The 2016 event is scheduled for November 14-20 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course that TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first five years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. New last year, the tournament will now also be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers.

Visit the website here for more information.

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. 912-634-3266

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: November 15th, 2016

It’s coming up for a sixth straight year – St. Simons Island Rotary partners with the RSM Classic to host their Meet the RSM Pros event during tournament week – November 14th to 20th, 2016.

This year, the St. Simons Rotary Club sponsored Meet the RSM Pros event will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Retreat Clubhouse at Island Club on St. Simons Island, GA.

This popular event features an upscale cocktail party theme, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a lively silent auction, and the highlight – up close and personal interviews with three of the RSM Classic’s top PGA pro golfers facilitated by guest interviewer, Rich Styles host of the ESPN Radio Golf Talk Show – The Back Nine Boys! New this year, a well-known golf agent will join the interview giving unique insight into the life and challenges of a PGA pro Golfer. Guests get to enjoy a great evening including cocktail reception to meet and greet and rub elbows with RSM Classic PGA Golf Pros, all to support children’s charities in the Golden Isles.

Official sponsors of the Meet the RSM Pros event are Platinum Sponsor – Nalley Auto Brunswick, Gold Sponsor– Marsh’s Edge, and Bronze Sponsors – Sea Palms Coastal Realty, International Auto Processing, Inc. & McGinty Gordon

The RSM Classic is an official PGA Tournament event on St. Simons Island now in its 6th year. The tournament is internationally broadcasted to 200 countries for 28 hours of broadcasting November 17-20, 2016. Over 150 top PGA golfers will participate in the event. All proceeds from Meet the RSM Pros event benefit children’s charities in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Tickets are $65 per person and include (1) complimentary Any-Day-Pass ($30 value) to the RSM Classis (Nov 14 -20). Tickets to Meet the RSM Pros may be purchased online at www.ssirotary.org. Tickets also available at the door at the Retreat Ballroom at Island Club, the night of the event. For more information contact event chair Jennifer Broadus at 912-230-4080 or Jennifer@jmbroadus.com.

100 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Musical History of EnglandThe British Are Coming: Celebrating the Musical History of England: November 17th, 2016

Golden Isles Community Band Presents: The British are Coming- Celebrating the Musical History of England
Thursday, Nov 17th, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Brunswick High Auditorium; 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520
Program will include: Crown Imperial, First Suite in E-Flat, Knightsbridge March, English Folk Song Suite, Led Zeppelin on Tour, Shepherd’s Hey
Cannon's Point Preserve

 

Cannon’s Point History Tours: November 18th, 2016

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on November 18 and December 2. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.
Museum Store Holiday SaleMuseum Store Holiday Open House: November 19th, 2016

Bring your shopping list and join us for a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19! Our holiday décor will be available for purchase, as well as a world of new gift merchandise. The Museum Store is located in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive. For more information call 912-634-7099.
Cole SwindellThe RSM Classic Concert Featuring Cole Swindell: November 19th, 2016

America’s fast-rising country star Cole Swindell will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 19th at McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport! Since The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System began in 2011, it has showcased some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including country music superstars Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, and Gary Allan. A limited number of tickets are sold each year to this popular event, so be sure to get yours today!

The Davis Love Foundation will bring rising country superstar Cole Swindell to the Golden Isles to perform live at The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by RSM US LLP, the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Singer/songwriter Matt Rogers will open for rising country superstar Cole Swindell. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 7pm at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

“Being from Georgia, going to college here, and loving golf, I couldn’t be more excited to be performing at this event,” said Swindell. “It’s such a cool venue and for a special cause. You should be here.”

“We’re thrilled to bring the Platinum selling artist to the Golden Isles to perform,” said Davis Love III, Tournament Host, 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. “He is a fantastic performer and one of Georgia’s own. There’s no doubt he’ll be performing before a sell-out crowd. This concert would not be possible without the support of Southeast Georgia Health System and RSM.”

“We are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this concert along with the tournament’s Youth Day activities, as well as the Official Medical Provider for this prestigious event,” said Michael D. Scherneck, President and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “The RSM Classic is a world-class event that attracts visitors to our beautiful Golden Isles and we are happy to partner with the Davis Love Foundation on an event that has such a positive impact on our community.”

Swindell, who studied marketing at Georgia Southern, recently earned his fifth consecutive No. 1 single with “You Should Be Here.” Co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, the song was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks (tally of digital streams, radio airplay and sales) and held multi-week runs on top of both country airplay charts. In addition to selling over 550,000 copies, “You Should Be Here” has racked up over 30 million streams and more than 15 million Youtube views. The single follows Swindell’s first four consecutive singles as a solo artist (including his latest Gold-certified No. 1 smash “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified mega hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) and marks his eighth overall as a songwriter.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at www.rsmclassic.com.

king-prince-flyer-nov-2016Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, November 22nd , 2016 
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Buffet at The King and PrinceThanksgiving Buffet at King and Prince: November 24th, 2016

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea and Iced Tea
Reservations required – call 912-268-5967

Brunswick Tree Lighting FestivalBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: November 25th, 2016

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for Christmas carols and carriage rides!

 

October 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Romancing the FigureRomancing the Figure: August 30th to October 9th, 2016
Catch it before it ends! ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The exhibition features one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

Summer VaycayGlynn Visual Arts Presents “What I Did On My Summer Vay Cay”: September 6th to October 10th, 2016
Glynn Visual Arts announces its latest member gallery exhibition, “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay.” The show opened September 6th and runs through October 10th, 2016. “What I Did On My Summer Vay-Cay” highlights those lazy, hazy, crazy, fun days of summer. The artists’ work features fond summer memories including favorite local spots, nature, flora and fauna, family and travel images – anything inspired by summer travels and activities depicted realistically and metaphorically. The exhibition will take place at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive on Saint Simons Island, GA. Join us to enjoy this great show!
All artwork is for sale.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation:
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, 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. Reservations Requested. Admission: $15

DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: October 1st to 2nd, 2016- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
The St. Simons Island Antique Show hosts antique dealers from all over the southeast – featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, and more.
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!

 

CoastFestCoastFest 2016: October 1st, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday.” Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to coastal weather … native plants to horseshoe crabs . . . water conservation to archaeology . . . herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!
1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Scarecrow ContestPier Village Scarecrow Contest: October 1st, 2016
Kicks off @ Pier Village. Scarecrow Contest-Vote for your favorite scarecrow!!!
Door prizes & Raffles
Yoga in the ParkYoga in the Park: October 1st to 31st, 2016
Please join us for our upcoming Yoga sessions. Instructor Dr. Mary Chambless is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Classes will be held twice a day every Tuesday and Thursday beginning in October. Prices for the class are $40.00 per session (all 8 classes) of either the 11:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. class, or $75 if you are planning on taking both full sessions. A drop in rate of $12 per class applies. Classes are held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Students should bring their own Yoga mat and a bottle of water to class. You may register on our website at www.glynncounty.org/recreation, in one of our office locations or at the class. For more information, please contact the Mallery Park office at 912-279-2836.
11:00am – Yoga: Meditation in Motion (8 classes)
5:30pm – Energy Yoga (8 classes)

A Barkin HowloweenA Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: October 1st, 2016
Mellow Mushroom will be hosting A Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween complete with a pet costume contest, games, food, drinks and fun! Raffles to support CARS – Coastal Animal Rescue Society.
Drool at the PoolDrool at the Pool: October 2nd, 2016- 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Does your furry friend like to swim? Bring your dog to the Drool at the Pool Dog Plunge event on Sunday, October 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Neptune Park Pool. $2.00 per person (your pup is free). Dogs must stay on a leash. Social dogs only, please. There will be a swimwear contest for the most fashionable fur baby there! Judging will be at 3:00 p.m. on the main pool deck. What better way to end the summer than to take your furry friend for a dip in the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool? Your pal can splash, swim, chase balls or just lounge! We look forward to seeing you there!

Rhythm on  the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: October 2nd, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!

Eco LectureOctober Eco Lecture Series: October 4th, 2016- 6:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening with Linda Chafin and Coastal Wildscapes on Tuesday, October 4th, as they introduce her new book, “Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia.” Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events.
Come early at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy drinks with a marsh view! Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m., but feel free to come early to enjoy drinks ahead of time. Eco tip: Bring your own cup to receive $1 off each drink.
The Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing is a monthly event organized by the GreenScene of Coastal Georgia. Held on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at the beautiful Village Creek Landing venue on St. Simons Island, our Eco Lecture Series presents a new guest speaker each month to present on an education, environmentally-focused topic.

Food and Spirits FestivalSt. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival: October 5th to 9th, 2016
The St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a five-day tribute to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment. The festival takes place in several beautiful, historic venues throughout St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles, October 5 – 9, 2016. The festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in many ways, but specifically raises funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The St. Simons Island Food  Spirits Festival showcases signature events of the area’s finest food, spirits and artistic talent of the Golden Isles. More than 20 of the region’s most popular award-winning chefs and culinary personalities are scheduled to appear. Other high profile participants in the festival line up include co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp of Southern Soul Barbeque; Dave Snyder of Halyards Restaurant Group; 21-time PGA TOUR winner and Golden Isles resident Davis Love III and surprise appearances from a host of PGA TOUR professionals throughout the week.
This Festival has become an annual favorite, allowing guests to experience all that is unique about our community, while helping build a legacy for Hospice of the Golden Isles. Please see below for full schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 5Southern Soul Barbeque & Beer Pairing (Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 6BBQ Pro-Am– From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. star PGA TOUR professionals, including local island resident and 21-time award-winning professional American golfer Davis Love III, will join celebrity Pitmasters and taste your way through who makes the final cut in this BBQ showdown – a smokin’ hot evening of bourbon and BBQ! ($95) Limited tickets available. *VIP Members Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7:
Expert Learning Experiences – A series of six educational classes and demonstrations with guest celebrity chefs and beverage experts will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each class is $39 or a “Class Pass” provides access to all six culinary and beverage expert classes for $150.
Pier Crawl & Village Stroll – St. Simons’ historic Pier Village hosts a night of strolling with drinks, nibbles, music and sweets, highlighting the local Pier Village shops and restaurants from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. New this year: the Pier Tasting Tents with restaurant and beverage tasting stations. Advance tickets are $39 per person through September 30; $45 at the event.
Friday Night Festival Feast – The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is one of the festival’s most memorable food experiences. This exclusive event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a five-course feast complete with phenomenal wines with oceanfront views. Five courses will be prepared by one of four the area’s most regarded local chefs and a celebrity guest chef – with a live auction. Ticket are $175 per person; two tickets for $300. New this year, Friends of Hospice VIP Tables! $2,000 for tables of ten, with a $500 donation from every sponsor table going directly to Hospice of the Golden Isles! Friends of Hospice VIP sponsor table of ten includes a VIP Meet & Greet Champagne Reception with the chefs, winemakers and spirits ambassadors at 6 p.m., along with special hors d’ouevres created by each of the chefs, and Friends of Hospice sponsor recognition on menu/program. Special live auction taking place with 100% of the proceeds going to Hospice of the Golden Isles. Limited ticket availability.
Saturday, October 8:
Tastings Under the Oaks – Including brand new VIP member lounge this year with early access at noon, music, VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar and tasting stations! The event takes place from 11am – 3pm at Gascoigne Bluff where an entire afternoon of gourmet tasting bites and a wide variety of beverages with a souvenir glass, local artistry and famiy fun – all under the canopy of oaks and Spanish moss. An artisan and farmers market, with juried arts, crafts, farmers’ stands, and the best offerings from local retailers and artisans wil be part of the event. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30; $65 at the door; VIP lounge advance tickets are $75 per person through October 6 and $95 at the event.
Oyster Fest & After Party – Beginning at 6 p.m., Gascoigne Bluff will transform into the quintessential coastal fall celebration. Attendees will sip on great varieties of beverages and enjoy delicious local oysters. The event will take place in the Golden Isles’ beautiful marshes while listening to an all-star jam by some of southeast Georgia’s finest musicians. Tickets are $35 per person or save on two tickets for $50 before September 30; $45 per person at the event.
Saturday Night Dine Around – Enjoy culinary creations from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at one of the many participating restaurants and a percentage of your bill will go toward supporting Hospice of the Golden Isles. A list of participating restaurants will be available online.
Sunday, October 9:
Spiritual Sunday Brunch – Seating will be available at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. for this event presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The festival finale is a brunch of delightful beverage and culinary stations from the new ECHO restaurant inside the recently renovated resort. Advance tickets are $55 per person through September 30 and $65 at the event.
The most up-to-date festival information will be available on the website: www.saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com

Miniature MonetMiniature Monet Series: October 7th to 28th, 2016- 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Is your child interested in art? The Glynn County Recreation Department will be offering an exciting art series for ages 7-11. Taught by Sarah Bash-Gleason who has instructed for the Glynn Art Association. Pre-Registration is required before attending class. 912-279-2836. Price: $25.00 per class or $75.00 for all 4 classes. Saint Simons Casino Building, Room 114 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

October 7– Autumn Print and Scrape paintings. Students will delve into impressionistic style and utilize their favorite colors and prints.
October 14—Mini Monet Paintings. Students will utilize watercolors, acrylic and tempura and learn about magnifying and minimizing drawings by replicating Monet paintings on miniature canvas.
October 21—Starry Night Fun Collage. Students will recreate their vision of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with recyclable art material and paint.
October 28—Plein Air Paint Kids. Students will learn about impressionistic painting style and color. Students will utilize easels, brushes, art boards and paint outside.

First Friday in Historic BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: October 7th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Bull Red Drum Tag & Release2nd Annual St. Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament: October 7th to 8th, 2016
Hosted by Captain Mark Noble, owner of The St. Simons Fishing Center. September 11 – October 8, 2016 Entry Fee $175
Captain’s Meeting: 6:30pm October 7, 2016 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captian’s Meeting
Trophy Tournament Fishing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Numbers and Tags will be giving out at the Captain’s Meeting. Picture of each fish is required. Each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies. $100 TWT Fee; 80% (50,30,20) payout to TWT entrant winners. Call Lisa at 912-638-7673
104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Trophy TournamentTrophy Tournament: October 8th, 2016
Fishing 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. October 8, 2016
Entry Fee $175; $100 T/W/T (80%) Payout. Photos will be required. Numbers and tags will be given out at the Captain’s Meeting. Rules and Regulations will be discussed at the Captain’s Meeting.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: October 8th & 22nd, 2016
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Wings over the Golden IslesWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: October 8th to 9th, 2016
JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2016 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.
It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2016 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Southern Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening. Adjacent to the entry gates, an air show Information Booth for arriving guests provides the current show information along with the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic signature competition smoker provided by our sponsor Southern-Q-Smokers. This booth will ensure arriving fans receive a full understanding of the daily schedule, locations of displays, static displays and attraction locations of the various seating, chalets and best viewing options.
You can keep up to date by following the current news posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Fans can also sign up here on the website home page to receive regular email news and special offers. For a schedule of events and more information, please visit: http://wingsovergoldenisles.com/

Arts and Crafts FestivalSt. Simons Island Annual October Fest Arts and Crafts Market: October 8th to 9th, 2016-10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters! Pottery, Painting, Photography, Woodcraft, Garden Art, Jewelry and much more! Show is open both days from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lend Me a TenorBrunswick Actors Theatre Presents “Lend Me a Tenor”: October 8th to 30th, 2016
Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig- October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2016
Set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Othello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Othello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Othellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. All performances are Saturdays at 8 p.m. / Sundays at 3 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain – Reserved seating available. $25 PER PERSON (desserts and beverages included)

Fort FredericaAstronomy Night at Fort Frederica: October 8th, 2016- 7:00 p.m.
As part of the Night Skies Initiative, Fort Frederica National Monument, in conjunction with the University of North Florida, will offer a special astronomy night at 7:00 p.m., on October 8th, 2016. Dr. John Hewitt, UNF-Physics Department, will offer a short presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. about the wonders of the night sky followed by a short walk to the fort for viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will be made available for public use; we encourage participants to bring their own to reduce viewing times. Have a telescope but don’t know how to use it? Bring it to the event and the staff will provide technical assistance to get you up and running! In the event of inclement weather or cloudy skies, Dr. John Hewitt will give a more in-depth presentation inside the Visitor Center.
And finally, for those amateur photographers out there, if you end up capturing an amazing night sky view from one of these festivals or night sky programs, we encourage you to submit your photo at Share the Experience (sharetheexperience.com), the official federal recreation lands photo contest, now through December 31, 2016. There is even a Night Skies category!
Participation in this contest is a fun way to remember your national park visit, enter for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, and share a glimpse into your experience for those who won’t have the opportunity to visit this year.

Colors of Life - Red FoxArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design. ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PsychoCinema Gourmet Presents Psycho: October 13th, 2016
Enjoy a screening of Psycho preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.” Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934. A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1960. Rated R, 1 hr 49 min. Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the screening. Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.

 

Hello, DollyThe Island Players present Hello Dolly: October 14th to 30th, 2016
The Island Players present “Hello, Dolly!”; Book by Michael Stewart; Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker”; Hello Dolly is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Director – Joan Harris; Producer – Joyce Ledingham; Music Director/Accompanist – John Harper

SHOWTIMES:
Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 16, 23, 30, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO Restaurant

Moonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: October 15th to 17th, 2016
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. All while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.

 

Cops and Kids Golf Tournament

Cops & Kids Golf Tournament: October 15th, 2016
Fraternal Order of Police Glynn County Lodge #37 announce the Cops & Kids Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, October 15. Tee off begins at 8:30 a.m. Win 4 tickets to play at TPC Sawgrass. Law Enforcement Team must consist of at least three Law Enforcement / FLETC Members. Active or Retired.
Hole in One Prize:
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel 4 x 4 *valued at $62,665
Provided by Jenkins Nissan; 4 Man Scramble / Shotgun Start; Longest Drive/Closest to the Hole; Raffle

 

Classic Car Challenge3rd Annual Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge: October 15th, 2016
Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.
Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth
$20 to enter your car

Women of Country Music

Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music: October 16th, 2016
Katie Deal stars in a one-woman concert tribute featuring 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.

 

Songs of FaithSongs of the Faith: A Festival of Hymns: October 16th, 2016
Join us for A Festival of Hymns – a special concert which will include a wide variety of hymns from across time and tradition. The audience/congregation will be the featured choir, as we enjoy singing many beloved hymns together as a community. The GICC will provide musical leadership along with the Coastal Brass Choir. Along the way, the GICC and brass choir will offer featured compositions, anthems, and hymn settings in addition to the congregational singing. This will be a great opportunity for the GICC members to sing some favorite choral works, such as The Majesty and Glory by Tom Fettke (the top-selling anthem written in the 20th century), My Eternal King by Jane Marshall, and some beautiful settings of hymn tunes. This concert will be more participatory than most, but it’s sure to be a big hit! It’s always a treat for the community to come together, collaborate, and enjoy the musical fruits of our talented friends and neighbors.
All events are free, but we do suggest a $10 minimum donation, which directly supports our programming.

 

Kid's Halloween FestivalKid’s Halloween Carnival: October 21st, 2016
Located at Selden Park Gym, Brunswick Georgia. There will be Carnival games, prizes, face painting, and much more!
Admission is $1.00 per person; Booth Tickets are $0.25 each. For more information, call 912-554-7780 or 912-279-2836
3327 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: October 22nd, 2016
Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.
The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brunswick, GA 31525

 

OktoberfestInaugural Oktober Fest: October 22nd, 2016- 4:00 p.m.
Join Sea Palms Resort on the Courtyard for the Inaugural Oktober Fest. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Your Ticket will include: 20 Regional craft brews, traditional Oktober fest food, adult and kid activities, and hayrides.
Adults $30.00; Kids $10.00
Live music by Go Get Gone will play to 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please call 912-434-5333 or 912-434-5331 for more information and tickets.

 

Pianist Terry Readdick

Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital: October 23rd, 2016- 4 p.m.
The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Pianist Terry Readdick in Recital!
Following last season’s popular “salons” (recitals held in the private and intimate setting of patrons’ homes), this year the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is proud to present – in recital at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica – pianist Terry Readdick. Please join us, Sunday afternoon, October 23 at 4 p.m., for this special musical performance:
$35 General Admission; $65 Patron (premiere seating and cocktail reception to follow)
Online ticketing available at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org or call 912-634-2006

 

Jem Roberts at ECHO Restaurant

Comedian Jem Roberts at ECHO: October 25th, 2016- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jem Roberts is a musical comedian wildly popular in the Southwest of Britain, which is why you’ve never heard of him. The comedy author and huge ukulele plucker will be bringing his genre-skipping solo music show to the USA this October! Jem Roberts’ show brings together familiar standards as you’ve never heard them before, from Beatles to Bonzos, Radiohead to Monty Python, Folk to Swing, and original earworms- toe-tapping mash-ups of a particularly tasty British deep-roasted flavour. A regular performer on the BBC, Jem is also a storyteller, the authorized biographer of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and is currently writing the official Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry biography, Soupy Twists!

October Green DrinksOctober GreenDrinks: October 25th, 2016- 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The next Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be hosted by GreenScene of Coastal Georgia on October 25th (5pm-7pm) at the NEW Certified Burger & Beverage on St. Simons Island. Mark your calendars and join us for cocktails and conversations about a “greener” Golden Isles. Save the date, we will announce the location shortly and we hope to see YOU there!
Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).

 

Paint and Play

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, October 25th , 2016 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

Prime Rib Dinner

Prime 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.

 

brunch

Sunday 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.

September 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

ArtTrends GalleryRomancing the Figure: Tuesday, August 30th to Sunday, October 9th, 2016
ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The Opening Reception on Friday, September 9th, 5 to 7p.m., will feature light refreshments, an artist meet-and-greet and one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 2nd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick 31520
St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th, September 2016
Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Sounds of Motown: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.
Join us Sunday, September 4 for a Little Light Music with Sounds of Motown. The Sensational Sounds of Motown have been entertaining audiences throughout the Southeast for nearly 20 years with their excellent, high-energy performances. The band is comprised of six veteran musicians with an impressive list of touring and performance credits under their belts. You’ll hear Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone… and that’s just in the first set!
610 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

EcoLecture2016Eco Lecture Series: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for an evening with Scott Coleman, ecological manager at Little St. Simons Island and member of the St. Simons Land Trust Board of Directors and Cannon’s Point Conservation Task Force, will discuss maritime forest ecology and the maritime forest restoration project happening at Cannon’s Point Preserve. Lecture begins at 6:00 PM, but feel free to come early to enjoy cocktails (or soft drinks) with a beautiful marsh view. Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events. [TIP: Bring your own cup to receive $1 OFF each drink.]

The Indigo Girls ConcertSouthern Grown Concert Series: The Indigo Girls: Thursday, September 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert at Rainbow Island. Purchase tickets at www.siconcertseries.com

The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement – not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes – allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, September 10th & 24th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.
Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Art Under the OaksArt Under the Oaks: Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th, September 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island
This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts & Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal & glass – all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium.
This festival is a colorful event featuring something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer & the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors & live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all.
ENTERTAINMENT!
In the afternoon bring a chair & enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon & The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon.
FRESH WORK!
This year we have several artists that are brand new to Art Under the Oaks.
FAMILY FUN!
The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_sept2016_8x4.875_3Moon Rise Celebration at ECHO: September 15th to 17th, 2016
ECHO is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a 3 day celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor; the September menu focus will be on Sapelo Farms.

 

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits FestivalJekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival: September 16th to 18th, 2016
A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid-friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover.
Dates & Hours:
Friday, September 16: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Southern Living announces a special Southern Living Biscuits & Jam concert with Grammy-nominated headliner David Nail, taking place on Friday, September 16 at the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival. General admission concert tickets are $25 and VIP are $50. Additional features for the 2016 festival include an expanded festival footprint, the addition of a third live music stage, two new lounge experiences, more than 50 beers in the Craft Brew Fest, and for the first time ever, a statewide professional cooking competition to name “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits.” Returning favorites include the Jekyll Island Experience Pavilion, an expanded Southern Living Pavilion, family-friendly entertainment, and more than 100 hand-selected art and craft vendors.
For concert tickets and information, visit www.jekyllisland.com/concert. For more festival information, including the latest three-day schedule for the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, visit www.jekyllisland.com/shrimpgrits.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, September 18, Michael Hulett will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.
For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”
Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.
Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

King & Prince Sept 2016 FlyerPaint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Thursday, September 29th , 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Classical ConnectionsClassical Connections: Monday, September 26th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Classical Connections is the thematic emphasis of the opening concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, which begins with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, forging a powerful artistic connection between these two musical giants. The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912-634-2006 or visit the website at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island GAPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry.
For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island GASunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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 12:30pm). For more information, click here.

The Sweetest New Thing About Southeast Georgia

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Here in the Golden Isles, we like to support our local vendors which is why The King and Prince Resort is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Dale Potts, the owner of Sugar Marsh Cottage out of Darien, GA to provide our guests with the sweetest amenities available.

In addition to purchasing online or in her shop in Darien, guests will also be able to order these treats through our concierge and gift shop. From delectable chocolates, to toffees and coastal themed shortbread cookies, there’s an endless selection to choose from, whether shopping for yourself or creating a gift box for someone else. There’s definitely a flavor for everyone! Just take a peek at some of the feedback we’ve heard so far:

“The white chocolate mint is so smooth and delicate. Some mints can be overpowering, but these are just right!”

“I could live off the Cottage Mix! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.”

“The packaging is beautiful – these would be great for goodie bags, or stocking stuffers!”

“I love the variety – they have everything from roasted pecans to chocolate.”

“The gourmet shortbread cookies are my favorite, dipped in Meyer Lemon or Key Lime white chocolate. They’re very light, but also flavorful.”

Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince
Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Gift Basket at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Gift Basket at The King and Prince

August 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Summer Movie Series – Zootopia: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm.
Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Casino

 

7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament: Thursday 4th through Saturday 6th, August 2016
For Tarpon Tournament rules, click here. Entry Fee: $300.00 per boat. Early Registration is available-Please call Lisa 912-638-7673. Captain’s Meeting: Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion; 6:30 PM August 4, 2016. Awards Banquet held at Morningstar Marinas August 6, 2016 The Harbour Room 6:30 PM. In case of tournament cancellation due to bad weather, the Rules Committee will announce new dates. If you would like to pay entry fees or tournament within a tournament fees by credit card please call (912) 638-7673.

St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 5th, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick 31520

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

 

August Rhythm on the River: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Traveling Riverside Band
Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Rhythm on the River

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturdays, August 13th & 27th, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
Support Southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and Southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

 

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Band: Sunday, August 14th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.
Join us Sunday, August 14 for a Little Light Music with Island Garage Band. Staying true to the original recordings, local favorites Island Garage Band will take you “back in time” with some of your favorite classic rock hits from Steely Dan, Chicago, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and much more. 610 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert

 

End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, August 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the End of Summer Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00am – 5:00pm on all days.

St. Simons Island Arts & Crafts Show

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, August 28, Gwen Hughes & The Kats will play at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Concert begins at 7:00pm.
For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Heather Heath, Executive Director said, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”
Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7:00 – 9:00pm and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Sounds by the Sea St. Simons Island

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here.

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO Restaurant St. Simons

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, click here.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO Restaurant St. Simons

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Big Photo Show

 

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

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

Brunswick First Friday

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Complete Schedule:

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

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

Sunshine Festival Arts and Crafts Show

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

Sunshine Festival Fireworks

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

Join us Sunday, July 3 for a Little Light Music with Still Cruzin’. Still Cruzin’ is an interactive party and show band with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Members of the band have played with some of the best musicians in the world including the Drifters, James Brown, Percy Sledge, the Tams and the Temptations.  Still Cruzin’ will play all the Motown and R&B hits on the biggest holiday weekend of the summer. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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

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

Summer Movie Series - Frozen

 

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

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

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

Southern Grown Farmers Market

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

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays and take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free.

Sounds by the Sea

 

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

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

Junior Summer Golf Program

 

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

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

Summer Movie Series - Aladdin

 

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

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

Get Your Muse On Palm Tree Painting

 

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

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

For more information, click here.

Prime Rib Dinner

 

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

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

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

 Sunday Brunch at ECHO

7 Reasons to Spend 4th of July on St Simons

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

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

St. Simons Island Fireworks

4th of July fireworks on St Simons Island, GA

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

Pool Activities at The King and Prince

Poolside activities for the kids

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

Tree Spirit on St Simons Island

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

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

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

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

Dog-Friendly Rooms

A dog-friendly room in our Oleander Building

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

Familia-Meadows-Cottage

Familia Meadows Cottage, a Resort Residence

June 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts

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

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

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

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

Bonnie Rabert Poppy

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

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

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

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

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

First Friday Brunswick Georgia

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

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

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

Georgia Sea Island Festival

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

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

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

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

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

Cannons Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

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

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

Colonial Cooking Fort Frederica

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

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

National Trails Day

National Trails Day History Hike: June 4th, 2016

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

Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

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

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

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

Fort Frederica National Monument

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

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

Rhythm on the River

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

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

Southern Grown Festival 2016

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

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

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

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

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica

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

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

Sounds by the Sea

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

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

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

Finding Nemo St. Simons Island

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

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

A Little Light Music Concert

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

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

Join us Sunday, June 19 for a Little Light Music with Soul Fish. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this powerful classic rock quartet will keep you dancing and singing all night long. Soul Fish is a seasoned party band well known for their versatile selection of tunes for every live performance, leaving absolutely no room for disappointment.

610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Farmers Market at Sea Island

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Island

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

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

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

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

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

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