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

Monday, June 5th, 2017

1. Georgia Sea Grill

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

Georgia Sea Grill

Cajun Spiced Fresh Catch at Georgia Sea Grill

 

2. Gnat’s Landing

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

Gnat's Landing

Fried Pickles at Gnat’s Landing

3. Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill

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

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📷: Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill

4. Sandcastle Cafe

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

Sandcastle Cafe

Crab Cake Sandwich 📷: Sandcastle Cafe

 

5. ECHO

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

ECHO Restaurant St. Simons Island

Southern Club Sandwich at ECHO

 

6. Southern Soul Barbeque

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

Southern Soul Prime Rib Sandwich

📷: Southern Soul BBQ

 

 

June 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Skeeter Truck. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, click here. Phone: 912-265-4032

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

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Soul Fish

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP to the NEXT GreenDrinks here.

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

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

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

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

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

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chuck Scott Tribute Race

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit

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

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

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

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

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

12:00 p.m. – Lunch served

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

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

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

Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822  For more info, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. For more info, click here.

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

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

May 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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

 

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

 

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

 

Golf Club Tournament

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Whiskey Hotel: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Whiskey Hotel. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Friday, May 12th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be a NIGHT MARKET on Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at 1229 Newcastle St.in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family – you won’t want to miss it! More info here.

 

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

 

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

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

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website. Phone: 912-265-4032

 

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

 

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

 

Golden Isles Prep RallyGolden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A fun & informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The Prep Rally will be held this summer right before hurricane season begins. Learn how to pack an evacuation bag for the whole family…including your pets! Find out where to go and how to return after an evacuation.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique, fair like, tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for communication and evacuation of loved ones in an orderly manner. More info here.

 

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

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

 

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

 

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

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

 

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

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. More info here.

 

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

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

 

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

 

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

April 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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

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

106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

 

 

7 Reasons Breakfast on St Simons Island Should Never Be Skipped

Monday, March 20th, 2017

1. Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

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

Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

📷: Sandcastle Cafe and Grill

2. Sweet Mama’s

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

Sweet Mama's

📷: Sweet Mama’s

3. Sandy Bottom Bagels

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

4. Cafe Frederica

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

Cafe Frederica St Simons Island

📷: Cafe Frederica

5. Palmer’s

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

Palmer's Cafe

📷: Palmer’s Village Cafe

6. ECHO

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

ECHO Breakfast St. Simons Island

📷: ECHO

 

7. Mallery Street Cafe

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

March 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Tom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm CoastTom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm Coast: Saturday, February 4th to Saturday, April 15th, 2017

All are cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Palm Coast Café. The café is located at 318 Mallery Street in St. Simons Village. The show will begin Friday February 3rd and run until April 15th. The show consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Among the photographs are two award winners shown below. The Driftwood Beach Sunrise was voted Best of Show in the 2016 Jekyll Art Festival. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Enjoy.

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 March 3. 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 here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: March 3rd, 2017

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

 

The Island Players Presents Is He DeadThe Island Players Presents Is He Dead: Friday 3rd to Sunday 19th, March 2017

The Island Players presents a new comedy by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives “Is He Dead?”

Performances: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30pm
Matinees: March 5, 12, 19 at 3:00pm

Adults: $20; College Students and Active Military: $10; Students (18 and under): $5

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre on the day of the performance, or on the website.

Director: David Butler; Producer: Richard Elichuk

 

Randy SiegelChrist Church Retreat Featuring Randy Siegel: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

In preparation for the Lenten Season, historic Christ Church will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, March 4th. The event is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, featuring Amazon best-selling author Randy Siegel. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore seven selves and three psycho-spiritual paths that help bring us into closer union with ourselves, others, the natural world, and the divine. Through dialog, journaling, group and individual exercises, participants will determine those paths most relevant to their lives now, as well as consider a personal spiritual practice to assist them on their journey. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and a copy of Randy Siegel’s book “In Search of The One.” For more information and to register, please call Christ Church at 912-638-8683.

 

Red Hot Rotary Chili CookoffRed Hot Rotary Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 11:30am to 2:00pm

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays.

Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Georgia Elvis Festival 2017Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, March 2017

The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater in Brunswick, GA in 2017 with two Las Vegas-Style Headline shows and a preliminary to the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis.

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to start the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With outdoor events waterside in Mary Ross Park and Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend.

And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! Friday nights show stars 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and 2014 Georgia Elvis Festival Champion, David Lee. Saturday nights show stars Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and star of Elvis ’56, Cody Ray Slaughter. Last years Champion Di Light, Georgia Elvis Festival’s first non-professional winner Austin Irby and Brunswick favorite Travis Powell will also appear throughout the weekend.

So don’t miss a great Elvis weekend with your friends and family. Details here. The festival is produced by Sherry Management, LLC as part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events, licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 10th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 March 10. 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.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

 

 

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 11th to Monday 13th, March 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. ECHO. 101 Downing Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Annual Spring Invitational Art ShowAnnual Spring Invitational Art Show: Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th, March 2017

Annual Spring Invitational Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 912-230-1042

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

christ_church_tour_of_homes64th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday March 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Christ Church, Frederica and her sister parish, St Ignatius welcome you to beautiful St Simons and Sea Island for the Annual Tour of Homes hosted by the Episcopal Church Women. Your presence today enables us to reach out in tangible ways to the needs of our community. The proceeds of this Tour are dedicated to mission and outreach and we appreciate your presence and support.

TO TOUR SEA ISLAND HOMES YOU MUST PARK YOUR CAR AT GASCOIGNE TO CATCH THE SHUTTLE BUS. The last shuttle bus departure for Sea Island leaves Gascoigne Bluff at 3:00 p.m. to allow adequate time to tour these beautiful homes. We recommend that you allow a minimum of two hours to tour the Sea Island homes.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes may be purchased online (link below) or at one of the following outlets: Antiques, Etc., Christ Church, Cloister Collection, H&H Lifestyles, Jekyll Realty, Maggie’s Boutique, Ned Cash & Associates Jewelers, Roberta’s, St. Simons Drug Store, Tabby House, Viola’s Market.

For details about each stop, click here.

 

 

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJewish Food and Culture Festival: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food.

Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, Israeli dancing and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund.

Atlanta’s Marlatov Klezmer Trio, featuring Marla Feeney, will provide traditional Eastern European music during the festival. We look forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. 912-265-7575. Admission to the festival is free.

Dave BennettDave Bennett: Roots of Pop: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Dave Bennett and his band covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. A virtuoso clarinetist, Dave will wow the audience with this vocals, piano and guitar skills as well. Historic Ritz Theatre 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street,  Brunswick, GA 31520 Phone: 912-262-6934

 

Wings Over the Golden Isles AirshowWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, March 2017

We are so excited having this opportunity of bringing an air show event to Brunswick’s Golden Isles, re-kindling fond memories of the former NAS Glynco base that was closed in 1974. 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 2017 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.

It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2017 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Souther Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening.

Performers: USN Blue Angels, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, USSOCOM Para- Commandos, Mike Wiskus- Lucas Oil Airshows, Bob Carlton & Vertigo Air Shows, Patty Wagstaff, Buck Roetman- Wild Horse Aviation, Jim Tobul F4U Corsair Demo, Scott Yoak P-51D Mustang Demo, Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Show, Sky Soldiers Cobra Demo, Ladies for Liberty, Michael Goulian Aerosports, Jerry Kerby Wild Blue Air Shows.

For more information, please visit: http://wingsovergoldenisles.com/. 706-291-0030

Golden Isles Community Band

Surf and Turf: The Music of Land and Sea: Friday, March 24th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Golden Isles Community Band Presents Surf and Turf – The Music of Land and Sea
Friday, March 24, 2017. 7:00pm . Concert is free and open to the public.
Brunswick High Auditorium. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Grab your friend or family member and join us for a sunset paddle through our coast’s scenic “Marshes of Glynn.” Stretch your sea legs on kayaks or standup paddle boards.
Leaving from the SEA’s private Brunswick Boathouse Dock, they’ll explore the lovely 3 Dolphin Creek and the mysterious ‘Turtle Town’ at low tide while keeping an eye out for surfacing resident bottlenose dolphins and other native species.

Reserve your spot and buy tickets online today. Thank you for helping us protect our coast for generations to come!
$40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Trip is limited to 15 participants. 912-264-4111

 

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

 

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.


Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO:
 Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

February 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

 

ArtTrends Gallery Presents Guest Artist Bob Meredith: Tuesday, January 10th to Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A Georgia native and now a resident of the Golden Isles, Meredith has been delighting art lovers for over forty years with oil paintings ranging in style from custom portraits to landscapes to still life’s. His most recent and cherished medium, trompe l’oeil,”fool the eye” realism, has brought him renown across the nation and internationally. His transcendent and jaw-droppingly realistic representations of cabinets and store windows can be found in French chateaux, Georgia mansions, Manhattan offices, and homes across the nation. The public is cordially invited to attend an opening meet and greet reception Thursday, January, 12th, 5-7pm at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. A painting demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp l’oeil techniques will be on Thursday, January, 12th & 19th , 5-7 pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

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Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops: Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 28th, February 2017

Join Glynn Visual Arts for some Classes and Workshops including Adult Pottery, Tai Chi, Scarf Making, Mosaic Workshops + more! See the complete list of activities here and for more information call 912-638-8770.

 

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First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 

harrington_school_houseBringing Out the Best in Us, A Celebration of Harrington School House: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please join us for “Bringing Out the Best in Us” in celebration of everyone who supported the restoration of the Historic Harrington Graded School and anyone who wants to save and share our African-American heritage on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Hosted by The Friends of Harrington School, Inc. and St. Simons African-American Coalition

Bennie’s Red Barn, 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA

Best ever Southern buffet lunch starting at 11:00am
Recollections and program at 11:45am
Special preview tours of the schoolhouse from 1-3pm

RSVP by January 28 to friends@ssiheritagecoalition.org or 912-634-0330. Lunch tickets ($25) pay at the door.

 

let_freedom_ringLet Freedom Ring: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Symphony Society presents: Cabaret 2017 – Let Freedom Ring
A Star Spangled Specular!!
This will be held at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island. Tickets will be $175.00 per person. Phone: 912-222-5686

 

lillie_simpsonCultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson: Monday, February 6th to Monday, March 6th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present their latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Lillie Simpson’s paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: “life.” That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer’s eye in constant motion.

Simpson’s more recent paintings are focused on the life and culture of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia. In these images, she mixes the formal qualities of her abstract works with an expressive depiction of the coastal landscape and its people. The sense of light and air, along with the strong sense of movement, result in engaging images that make the people Simpson depicts come vividly alive. “It’s as though those who had no voice now have one through faint whispers in my creations,” she says.

Memories of living in the coastlands of Georgia, Saint Simons Island and the southeast coastal area, feed and inform Simpson’s artwork. Her first art exhibit was in the Glynn Arts Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA about 22 years ago where her work was featured alongside world renowned artist Alex Baptiste of Savannah, GA., Ernest Butts of Brunswick, GA, and the late Ana Bel Lee of St. Simons Island, GA. We are pleased to have Simpson now coming full circle back to Glynn Visual Arts for this very special exhibit.

Simpson’s works have been shown most recently at the Agora Gallery in New York, New York – 2014, The Montreal Arts Center, Montreal, Canada – Global Arts League International Exhibit of Professional & Emerging Artists – 2015 and at the Buford Arts Council Gallery, Buford, SC – 2015. Simpson’s work has been featured in many news articles across the southeast including the LowCountry and in the ARTisSpectrum’s 30th Anniversary Issue of Agora Gallery’s (NYC) contemporary fine art magazine.

Glynn Visual Arts. 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8770. www.glynnvisualarts.org

 

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents New Frontiers: Monday, February 6th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The third concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of New Frontiers. The first interval presents Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus Overture,” followed by Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” and Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody in C Sharp Minor.” After intermission, Dvorak’s beloved “Symphony No. 9” promises to delight the audience with music “From the New World.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website.

 

sophia_0Coffee with the Author Sophia Porson: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents “A Life in Languages.” Our speaker is Sophia Porson, a retired State Department linguist who served as a diplomatic interpreter for eight American Presidents and many foreign dignitaries. Her duties included travel abroad with U.S delegations engaged in international conferences, good will missions, and state visits. Her fascinating and informative talk will be illustrated by photographs of events in which she participated.

Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island, room 108. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended at this website. Free to Literary Guild members, $10 for guests

 

The Literary Guild presents Elvis and Nixon: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Elvis and Nixon. USA, 2016, directed by Lisa Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. 87 minutes; Rated R
Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Phone: 912-289-7357. Free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.

 

whiskeywinewildlife2017Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2017: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, February 2017

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – “W3″ artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill.

 

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Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th, February 2017

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

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, February 10th & 24 th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 February 10. 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 here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_1Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

 

Caring for our Coastal Tree Canopy: Monday, February 13th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

“Caring for Our Coastal Tree Canopy”, a seminar co-sponsored by Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) and Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Room 108 – Casino, St. Simons Island. Certified arborists will present information about assessing tree risk, pre-ventive measures to take before a storm, post-storm care, and choosing re-placement trees. A question & answer panel discussion will close out the seminar. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408.

Before the seminar, join GIFT to “Hug-a-Tree” under the two large live oaks in the picnic area at the Casino. Beginning at 4:00 pm, you are invited to bring your friends and family to hug a tree, take a photo and register for prizes. At 4:30 pm, the two large trees will be officially measured for registration with the Live Oak Society.

 

ValentinesInfoPic2017_x500Valentine’s Day Dinner at ECHO: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the King and Prince Resort.

ECHO Dining: 3 Course Dinner, $39/person and $15/wine pairing per person
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Delegal Dining with Live Music: 5 Course Dinner, $59/person and $15/wine pairing per person

View both menus here. Reservations Required: 912-268-5967. Live music with Bill & Jaime will be in Delegal only.

 

bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained.

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs.

Phone: 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 18th to Monday 20th, February 2017

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Donald Davis, Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Visit here or call 912-638-8688 for more information.

 

art_of_foodArt of Food: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art of Food and extraordinary art and culinary experience! The pleasure of your company is requested for cocktails, dinner and art. A fundraiser for Glynn Visual Arts.

5:00-6:30pm – The Art of the Cocktail
7:00-9:00pm – The Art of Food

Glynn Visual Arts, is partnership with Georgia Sea Grill, presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The “Art of the Cocktail,” hosted by Allison Nunis-Firth, Mixologist for National Distributing Company will kick off the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of tastefully and artfully presented courses, each paired with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminated with an exciting Blue Sky Raffle featuring incredible art and experiences.
Join us for this extraordinary evening of culinary delights.
Cocktail Attire.

$150 per person, discounts available for groups. Limited number of seats available.
To purchase tickets for more details, visit here or call 912-638-8770

 

Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies: Friday, February 24th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making. Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden.

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. Phone: 912 – 638 – 4111

Glynn Academy Auditorium. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

bark_for_life_1Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event takes place Saturday, February 25 from 11am-2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. The pup crawl begins at Island Dog (410 Mallery Street) with registration taking place from 10:15-11:30am.

Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts during the event. The closing ceremony will take place at 2:00pm at Mellow Mushroom. Prizes from Pier Village merchants will be awarded.

Tickets to the event may be purchased at Island Dog, Pet Supplies Plus, Troy University & Rich Products. 912-264-9268

 

Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click here. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

 

brunchSunday 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.

 

January 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Spatial Concepts”: Tuesday 3rd to Tuesday 31st, January 2017

Three-dimensional (3-D) art is observed in terms of its height, width, and depth. Conceptual art is art in which concepts or ideas are communicated through unique and often metaphorical use of time, space, materials, and imagery, inviting the viewer to do more than just take the casual, off-handed glance. It invites viewers to think and ask questions. What is the artist attempting to communicate? Why this material, why this juxtaposition, why this size, why this image, why this color…? In this new exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts, the 3-D work of Jim Jones will make you think.

Local artist Jim Jones is both a dedicated conservator and a lifelong hunter-gatherer. Jones’ sculptural efforts focus upon the darker side of nature, in which evolutionary fact sometimes becomes mixed with anthropomorphic allusion, in a cornucopia of life forms gone wrong. An uncomfortable relationship between man and beast and suggestions of man’s beastly behavior suffuse these works with an intrinsic strength of expression that is, at times, too close for comfort. Shadows sometimes suggested in Jones’ paintings become real as life in the three dimensions of his sculptural works. http://www.jimjonesart.com/ Phone: 912-638-8770

 

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First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, January 6th, 2017 – 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.

 

neptune_park_fun_zone_web_size5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:00pm

The 5th Annual Polar Plunge is for anyone brave enough to take a refreshing dip in the chilly waters of the Neptune Fun Zone Pool. The plunge will be at 12:00 noon on January 7. The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is FREE!!! There will be hot chocolate for anyone brave enough to dive in. Phone: 912-279-2836

 

kandp_echo_moonrising_8x4-875_3-1-datelessMoonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th, January 2017

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

 

cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, January 13th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 January 13. 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.

 

tug_a_war8th Annual Pull for a Kid Tug O’War: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sends almost 40 kids to camp every summer with the money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O’War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team.

If you don’t feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event!

 

sslt_oyster_roast2017St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Now in its 17th year, the oyster roast continues the tradition of highlighting the talents of local chefs, who prepare and donate Southern favorites such as Low Country Boil, barbecue, and oysters, plus sides and desserts. Making it all happen will be more than 130 donors and volunteers, under the direction of event chair Judie Mattie.

Again this year, folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant will perform onstage under the majestic live oaks. “The oyster roast is a celebration of the Land Trust’s conservation work,” says David Pope, executive director of the St. Simons Land Trust. “After Hurricane Matthew, we all have an even greater appreciation for the need to preserve and protect the natural and scenic character of St. Simons.”

Tickets are $75 each. The price for members, through Jan. 6, is just $50. Non-members who wish to join can do so online here. For information about tickets or membership, call 912-638-9109.

 

The Literary Guild presents Bridge of Spies: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Bridge of Spies. USA, 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal), who was arrested for espionage in the US. 144 minutes; Rated PG 13. They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees. Phone: 912-289-7357

Coffee with the Author Mary Ellen Donavan Fuller: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Ellen Donovan Fuller talking about Strangers on the Bridge. You’ve seen the film, now hear about the book that was the basis for the movie. Strangers on the Bridge was written by James B. Donovan in 1967. Ms. Fuller, his daughter, will discuss the book, talk about her father’s legacy and what it was like to live the real story. At the Casino Building in room 108. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

header02revAtwater Donnelly in Concert: Friday, January 20th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Award winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Ritz to present an evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

wine_women_and_shoes_0Wine, Women & Shoes: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sip delicious wines – Shop designer fashions – Savor a delicious lunch – Bid on incredible auction lots – Enter the Best in Shoe contest – Have a chance to win your dream closet – Mingle with charming Shoe Guys & MORE! Benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles

Coffee with the Author Maggie Toussaint: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Maggie Toussaint. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense under her own name, and science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. She is a member of Washington Romance Writers, First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and Low Country Sisters in Crime.

Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members. $10 for guests. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended: click here.

 

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Tosca performed by Peach State Opera: Sunday, January 29th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Giacomo Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia’s only touring opera company, the show is a condensed version sung in English. Phone: 912-262-6934

 

brunchSunday 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 beverages cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.).

 

 

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:

 

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

Must Shop:

Must Eat:

*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.