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August 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 7th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

“A Little Light Music” Island Garage Band: Sunday, August 9th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Explore and shop a variety of arts and crafts from painting to pottery to jewelry and more! The festival will be open from 10am-5pm both days and admission is free!

“Sounds by the Sea” with Pier Pressure: Sunday, August 30th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 (children under the age of 6 are free). For more information, visit their website.

 

The Top 5 Reasons To Visit St. Simons Island

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Although we could write a long list of reasons why everyone should visit our island paradise, we whittled it down to our top five:

5. Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets. Even if you aren’t a morning person, we recommend waking up early and watching the sunrise. You can view it from the beach, from our pool deck or even from your oceanfront balcony! Although you can sometimes catch a gorgeous sunset from the resort, the best place on the island to catch one is from the pier in the village.

Sunrise on St. Simons Island

Sunrise from the beach

Sunset over the ocean on St. Simons Island

Beautiful sunrise captured by http://www.atlantamoms.com/

Sunset on St. Simons Island

Sunset view from the pool deck

4. Golf. With over 200 holes of golf to be played on St. Simons Island and the surrounding areas, the Golden Isles are a golfers paradise! The King and Prince Golf Course on the north end of St. Simons offers some of the best golf around and they often have specials available for resort guests!

The King and Prince Golf Course

The King and Prince Golf Course

3.  Delicious Food. With a variety of options to choose from, you will never leave the island hungry! From Italian at Tramici, to coastal cuisine at Halyards and Crabdaddys, to award winning BBQ at Southern Soul, to oceanfront dining at it’s best at ECHO, you will find delicious food around every corner.

Oceanfront dining at ECHO

Oceanfront dining at ECHO

2. Pristine Beaches. Our beaches are relatively undeveloped. You will not find high-rise buildings along our shore. Just seaside cottages and homes. We have small waves which are perfect for young swimmers and our shores littered with footprints…..not trash.

St. Simons Island Beach

1. Outdoor Activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy on our small island. We have miles of bike paths around the island, golf, fishing, paddleboard lessons and rentals, kayak tours, parks for the little ones to enjoy and even a shrimp boat you can hop on to explore our waterways!

Paddleboarding on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Named Top Island

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Beach outside of The King and Prince Resort

 

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named the Golden Isles as one of the best islands in the US and Canada! For those who don’t know, the Golden Isles of Georgia include a group of barrier islands (St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons Island) and the mainland city of Brunswick, Georgia. We have the honor of being #3 out of the top 5 islands and we know that our guests will agree that our beautiful island deserves this title. With pristine beaches, several golf courses, great fishing, charming southern hospitality and some of the best restaurants around, it is easy to see why the Golden Isles was chosen as one of the best! To view the article, visit their website.

July 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove All Stars: Sunday, July 19th at 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm- This crawl features work from over 100 artists! Bring your friends and start at any gallery listed. Trolleys will provide transportation between each gallery. Galleries participating are: Wallin Gallery, Palmer Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Glynn Visual Arts and GVA Gallery. For more information, visit their website.

Paint Party at The King and Prince, Presented by ECHO: Thursday, July 30th from 6-9pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- Let your inner Picasso out with a glass of wine and sign up for this fun event! The $55 fee includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call ECHO to reserve your seat at 912-268-5967.

 

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

Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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

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

June 5th: Historic Games on the Lawn

June 12th: A Very Victorian Flag Day

June 19th: Nautical Navigation

June 26th: Keeper for the Day

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

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

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

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

May 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Sailing on St. Simons Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

 

A Taste of Glynn Returns to The King and Prince

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

2015 A Taste of Glynn

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

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