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St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Guide

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

St. Simons Island is near and dear to so many people. Everyday we realize that we’re blessed to call this charming Island home but we recognize that not everyone who feels home here lives here. With Christmas on its way, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gifts that can be ordered, shipped, and enjoyed almost anywhere you may be. Here’s our guide to gifting the Golden Isles this holiday season!

 1.  Two Friends

  • Located in Redfern Village, this adorable shop carries a little bit of everything!
  • Click here to see more, or here to purchase the pillow.

Golden Isles Pillow2. Pane in the Glass

  • Visit their shop on SSI (next door to Crab Daddy’s) or peruse their Facebook page here.
  • Of course they have tons of super cool stained glass that they make, but they also carry super nifty gifts like these maps made of slatted wood frames overlaid with hand printed linen of local images.

Golden Isles Map

3. Golden Isles Bracelet Company

  • Owned by a local family and located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island.
  • Click here to see more or here to purchase the St. Simons bracelet.

Golden Isles Bracelet Co

4. Southern Soul BBQ Sauce

  • A favorite amongst tourists, locals and Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.
  • Click here to see more goodies (hats, shirts, seasonal smoke house bacon, etc.), or here to get the sauce.

Southern Soul Sauce

5. St. Simons Island Lighthouse

  • This treasured Island location is a must and is a great addition to our gift list. If you don’t have memories climbing the 129 steps, then you definitely need to make a trip back. When you do, we suggest you go ahead and commemorate that visit with one of our favorites.
  • To purchase: the Lighthouse ornament can be found in their Gift Shop at the AW Jones Heritage Center.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Gifts

6. The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

  • Each year, hundreds of people visit the Resort to take photos with the enormous and impeccably decorated Christmas tree in the Resort’s lobby. What better way to commemorate that tradition than an ornament depicting the iconic oceanfront Resort?
  • Stop by the Gift Shop in the lobby (when you take your annual photo) or click here.

The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

7. Golden Isles Gifts

  • What better way to enjoy the Golden Isles than by proudly displaying the logo on your shirt? This gift is perfect for everyone!
  • Currently, these items can only be purchased in person at our local Convention & Visitors Bureau on Beachview, but be on the lookout because word is they will be getting an online gift shop in 2018!

Golden Isles Shirts, Mugs and Hat

 8. Island Time: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, Georgia

  • This book is a wonderful gift as it features the history of St. Simons Island paired with breathtaking photography.
  • Purchase from our local bookstore, G.J. Ford, or online here.

IslandTimeCollage

9. The Princess and the Crab

  • This children’s book, written by Grace Sturdivant and illustrated by local artist, Ed Hose, includes 48 pages of delight weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.
  • This can be purchased in The King and Prince Resort’s Gift Shop or online here.

The Princess and the Crab

 

November 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Stems and Petals Art ExhibitStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.”

This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings. Phone: 912-268-4761.

Annual Coastal Georgia Regional FairAnnual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair: Tuesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 4th, 2017

It is time for the 66th Annual Exchange Club of Brunswick Fair. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us Tuesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 4th. The Mega Pass Pre-sale tickets will go on sale starting October 19th and can be purchased from all local Parker’s Convenience Stores.
The Annual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair features amusement rides, a petting zoo, juried arts and crafts show, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Brunswick. For more info, click here. 101 Emery Dawson Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520

GCA Fall Art Show & SaleGCA Fall Art Show & Sale: Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th, November 2017

Georgia Coastal Artists Present their annual Fall Art Show & Sale. Join us Friday, November 3rd from 4pm – 7pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 5pm at St. Simons United Methodist Church.

912-638-3317. 624 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 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. Phone: 912-264-4111

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th, November 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

St. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall BazaarSt. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall Bazaar: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Craft and Art Bazaar: Unique handmade Crafts, Photography, Jewelry, Bake Sale, Food and Raffle of Visa Gift Card! 1121 Union St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-275-8492

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th, November 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.  Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822

Community DayCommunity Day: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

On Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 3rd annual Community Day event at the Lighthouse. We will open our museum free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. For more details, call (912) 634-7093. We would like to thank Dr. Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern and Sea Island Properties for sponsoring this year’s event. For more details, call (912) 634-7093 or click here. Admission stickers will be handed out at the front of the Lighthouse. 

Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam JamAltamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us Saturday, Nov. 4th for our annual fundraiser- Clam Jam at Altama Plantation. This recent acquisition by DNR nearly completes the protection of the lower Altamaha River. Beautiful location, amazing local seafood, live & silent auctions, and awesome music by Kellie Parr. 6853 GA Highway 99, Brunswick, GA.  For more info, call 912-437-8164 or click here.


Screen on the GreenScreen on the Green | Golden Isles at War: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

After Community Day on Saturday, November 4, the Society will host a screening of The Golden Isles at War on the Lighthouse Lawn at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend, but we welcome donations for the new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station opening October 2018. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic supper, and enjoy an evening under the stars. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles Arts & HumanitiesGolden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents Yesterday: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world recreates the group’s historic performances and greatest hits and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper.

An exceptional array of quality entertainment can be experienced this season as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities continues its tradition of offering the best music, theatre and film during the 2017-18 season at the Historic Ritz Theatre. TAYLOR 2 brings renowned choreographer Paul Taylor’s dances to the stage, Jason Petty and Katie Deal star as country music’s most notable performers in Classic Nashville Roadshow, and step back in time with the excitement of YESTERDAY, A Tribute to the Beatles. Our popular Ritz Radio Theatre returns with not one but two great holiday shows, and get ready to celebrate all things Shakespeare with this year’s Big Read. And Cinema Gourmet is back to tempt you with food, insight and a great film. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Island Garage Band: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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: Island Garage Band. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, call 912-265-4032.

Trees and High TeaTrees and High Tea: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

“Trees and High Tea”, Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) second annual meeting, will be from 4:00-6:00 pm at the A W Jones Heritage Center, St Simons Island. The speaker will be Sally Krebs, Sustainable Practices Co-ordinator, Town of Hilton Head. The event is free to Members and Donors and $10 for Non Members. Please RSVP to Goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408 by November 1st. To join or donate, go to www.TreesGlynn.org.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking ToursGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday, November 10th, 17th, & 24th 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Phone: 912-264-7333

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Children ages 8-17 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, November 11, 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, November 11. Phone: 912-638-8617

ACS Victory Gala 2017ACS Victory Gala 2017 | Gatsby in the Garden: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The 48th annual Victory Board Gala: Gatsby in the Garden will be a magical night that transports you back to the roaring 20s. This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 11th at The Greenhouse, The Vine’s fabulous new event venue on St. Simons Island. It will begin with a cocktail hour and strolling silent auction prior to a dinner featuring local fare created by Chef Dave Snyder and the catering team from St. Simons Island’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Halyards. After dinner, guests will enjoy a live auction before the evening concludes with dancing to live music by the always entertaining Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars. All proceeds benefit the Glynn County unit of the American Cancer Society. Gala Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased here. For more info, call 912-355-1378.

The RSM Classic 2017The RSM Classic 2017: Monday 13th to Sunday 19th, November 2017

The 2017 event is scheduled for November 13-19 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first seven years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers.

RSM Classic Tournament Week Events:
– Youth Day Activities
– The BMW Pro-Am Event, Monday, November 13
– Wiffle Ball Classic, Tuesday, November 14
– Meet The Pros Event, Tuesday, November 14
– Competitive Rounds, Thursday – Sunday
– Taste of the Golden Isles, Friday, November 17
– Jake Owen Concert, Saturday, November 18

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

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the 7th annual Meet the RSM Pros on Tuesday November 14 at 5:00pm in the Mizner Ballroom at the Cloister Hotel. There will be cocktails, hors d’ oevres, silent auction and PGA Pro interviews. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds benefit children’s charities in Glynn County.

RSM Classic Wiffle Ball ClassicRSM Classic Wiffle Ball Classic: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This unique event features friendly, yet spirited, competition between PGA TOUR players and their wives. Each team is also comprised of students from Altama Elementary School who earn a playing spot through their “Positive Behavior Initiative and Support” program.

Since the Wiffle Ball Classic began in 2011, the event has raised $121,500 for Blessings In a Backpack—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides food on the weekends to elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. To find out more about Blessings In a Backpack, go here. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Frederica Academy Baseball Field. 200 Murray Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

FDR: Georgia on His MindFall Membership Meeting: FDR: Georgia on His Mind: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

By 1930, when Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell wrote their famous song “Georgia on My Mind,” the state of Georgia was very much on the mind and in the heart of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1924 the ravages of polio had brought Roosevelt, scion of New York aristocracy, to the rural backwaters of our state for healing of body and spirit. At Warm Springs, he re-discovered his natural exuberance by immersing himself, not only in the healing waters of the therapeutic pools, but also in the lives of ordinary Georgians.

On Thursday, November 16, Jamil Zainaldin will discuss FDR’s love affair with Georgia and describe how his association with Warm Springs shaped his life and presidency. Dr. Zainaldin will also examine FDR’s friendships with prominent philanthropists, such as George Foster Peabody, owner of Warm Springs and native of Georgia, whose success in business funded major contributions to education in the South. The lecture will ask the question: “Could Roosevelt have led America through the Depression and World War II without the restorative refuge he found in Georgia?”

The membership meeting will be held at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Holiday refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., so come early and enjoy! Society members attend free of charge and the cost for non-members is $10. Registration is required. 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Wreath Workshop with The VineWreath Workshop with The Vine: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Vine will instruct how to use an assortment of hearty and lush greens to create a festive holiday look! Attendee’s will learn the in’s and out’s of simple yet elegant wreath making. No need to bring anything to the class- all materials & instruction, as well as appetizers and 1 house drink, wine, or draft beer per person are included!

Seating is limited. If members of your party are purchasing tickets individually, please contact us at 912-434-9384 in order to ensure your group will be seated together. Multiple ticket purchases by 1 individual will be assumed as a group reservation. Phone: 912-634-7474. The Vine: 12 Market Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Cannon's Point TourCannon’s Point Tour: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve November 17 and December 1. 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. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.

Taste of the Golden IslesTaste of the Golden Isles: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Davis Love Foundation is excited to partner with the St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival (SSFSF) to host “Taste of the Golden Isles” for the second consecutive year. Held in conjunction with The RSM Classic, the event will take place on Friday, November 17 at 5pm at the Casino Building in Pier Village. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.

A sellout event in its first year, “Taste of the Golden Isles” allows guests to sample and savor some of the finest foods and spirits available in the Golden Isles prepared by award-winning chefs from across the region. This year’s event will feature live music from local performing artists Suzy & the Bird Dogs. Based out of Brunswick, Georgia, the band has become well-known in the area for their alternative country and rock & roll music.

Tickets for this event are $70 and include unlimited tasting, a commemorative wine glass, live music and a ticket to attend The RSM Classic on Friday, November 17. Guests must be 21 years and over to attend. Tickets will be limited and can only be purchased here.  For more info, call 912-634-3266.

Anderson Fine Art GalleryOil Painters of America at Anderson Fine Art Gallery: Friday, November 17th to Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils November 17th-December 17th. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River. The show will be juried by the OPA and the prospectus will go out to members in April. The OPA is a national non-profit organization whose mission is preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

The Anderson Gallery will be hosting the opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, November 17, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. for artists, friends, press and the public. The total awards will be approximately $11,500 including a $4,000 Best In Show. Phone: 912-634-8414.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Handmade Holiday Market: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

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 do your holiday shopping with 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 Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at Old City Hall (1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520). Look for the turquoise balloons! For more info visit here.

Supper at Gillard FarmSupper at Gilliard Farms: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!
Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700. 163 Florines Way, Brunswick, GA

Jake Owen Concert on St. Simons IslandRSM Classic Presents Jake Owen Live in Concert: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Today, the Davis Love Foundation announced that it will bring American country music singer and songwriter Jake Owen to the Golden Isles to perform live during The RSM Classic tournament week. The tournament, an Official PGA TOUR Event which attracts some of the world’s most elite golfers, is sponsored by RSM US LLP and the Jake Owen concert is presented by Southeast Georgia Health System and will be at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Since starting his career in 2006, the Vero Beach native has been in good company, touring with Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood, and collaborating with other country superstars, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton. He has had six #1 singles to date – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’”, “Anywhere with You”, “Alone with You” and “The One That Got Away” plus GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song”. Last year, the RCA Nashville recording artist released his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases while also lending its support to youth organizations and various charities in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, Fla. The local organizations benefiting from the Foundation’s annual concert assist youth with illnesses, shelter, food, education, health and fitness, the arts and the opportunity to better themselves through various programs and organizations.

Tickets can be purchased as part of the weekly ticket booklet or individually in conjunction with a Saturday golf ticket here. Individual Saturday golf/concert tickets are $50. Phone: 912-634-3266.

Battle at the BeachBattle at the Beach: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Battle at the Beach is the third annual Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing event presented by Brunswick Boxing & MMA Fitness Gym. Don’t miss the most exciting night of combat sports in the Golden Isles that will feature local Pro and Amateur fighters battling opponents from throughout the Southeastern United States in the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center! Light concessions and a cash bar will be available. Get your tickets now! $30 General Admission. More information and VIP options click here.

Wobble B4U Gobble 5KWobble B4U Gobble 5K: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – 7:30am to 9:30am

Join Morningstar Academy on November 23 at 7:30 for the Turkey Day 5k! The race starts at 7:30 am and the fun run at 9:00 am at St. Marks Episcopal Church. There will be fun family activities, a silent auction and the best dressed turkey wins a prize! Register online here. This event benefits Morningstar and raising funds for student activites.

Merry Shrimpmas

Merry Shrimpmas | Jekyll Island: Friday 24th to Saturday 25th, November 2017

This year, and this year only, we’re having a special festival that merges some of the most beloved elements from the Shrimp & Grits Festival and the Tree Lighting celebration into a new, two-day event – Merry Shrimpmas. Merry Shrimpmas will feature shrimp and grits dishes, live music, and an artist’s market for holiday shopping. Younger festivalgoers can take in story time with Santa Claus and play in the kid’s zone. Festivities will culminate Saturday evening with the lighting of the great Jekyll Island Christmas Tree. This celebration will provide an opportunity for everyone to support local businesses in the aftermath of the storm and will offer the community a unique way to ring in the holiday season. We hope you will join us this November for this unique event. Merry Shrimpmas will take place in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. Admission to the festival is free. Costs will vary for individual attractions, food, and refreshments throughout the event. For more info and a detailed schedule, click here.

Brunswick Christmas Tree LightingBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: Friday, November 24th, 2017 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30pm; Christmas Carols, carriage rides, join us! For more info, click here.

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier VillageHoliday Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th, November 2017

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island- showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 912-230-1042.

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHOPrime 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.

Sunday Brunch at ECHOSunday 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.

 

Quick Guide to the Best Finds from the SSI Food + Spirits Festival

Friday, October 20th, 2017

First and foremost, the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival is about bringing our beautiful community together to support the area’s only non-profit hospice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. Their testimonies are amazing and everyone should take a minute to visit their website to see what these amazing people are doing for those in need.

Secondly, there are so many sponsors and vendors working together to make such a huge event amazing. Not all are mentioned in this blog because the list is incredibly extensive, but we’d like to offer a giant round of applause to all of you!

1. Friday night’s Flights + Bites at the Golden Isles Aviation Hangar. That sound? That’s Suzy & the Bird Dogs. They rock!

2. This Watermelon + Shrimp Ceviche a la Chef James Flack (of ECHO) during Friday’s Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways. Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways
3. And Chef Jenard’s Skinny Dipping Shrimp Cocktail (also during Shrimp Five Ways). Chef Jenard Wells? Yep, you know him from Food Network. He cooked, he taught, he entertained, no big deal. (winky face, we’re totally fan-girling over ‘The Chef of Love’ too)Chef Jenard Wells

4. New favorite: Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard that can be ordered here. If you’re in the neighborhood of St. Simons Island, you can also purchase this at The Still.Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard

5. This fist bump. Chef JB Belechak of Palmer’s Village Cafe (left) and Chef James Flack of ECHO (link above) competed against each other in the Chef Showdown of 2015. Here they are being great sports again proving that no matter the competition, we’re all locals supporting locals and Hospice of the Golden Isles. At the end of the day, we’re all each other’s biggest fans.

(History: In 2015, Belechak won it all competing against Flack. In 2016, Bethany Fahey (formerly of The Westin, currently of Thrive Senior Living) won it all. This year, Bethany and Julian Scheibel of The Georgian Room competed in the 1st round, with Julian winning a spot in the final round. In round 2, James won and moved on where he competed strong against Julian. It was a great competition, but Julian took home the trophy this time. The real winners? The judges. They got to try ALL the dishes!)

Chef Showdown

6. Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade. But Peach Mimosa. Lemonade. Mimosa. Tie. Bonus points that Yuri always looks adorable, even when it’s hot! (PS, their recipes are here.)

Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade

7. Rose all day. Pamp Fizz!

Pamp Fizz

8. Moonshine has a place at brunch. Either it’s your lucky day or Christmas came early this year because Sugarlands Distilling Co. shares their recipe right hereSugarlands Distilling Co

9. Roasted Marshmallows can make a good cocktail even better. Thanks, Bretta (of Moondoggy’s) for the Toasted Ghost!

Moondoggy's Pizza and Pub

10. Rum + Prosecco is delicious. Richland Rum taught us this during the Culinary Beverage Series. Skipped class? Be glad we took notes, this surprising pair is basically how they say ‘hello’! PS, they’ll be opening their second distillery soon (Nov 2017) in Downtown Brunswick.

Richland Rum

11. Gator is good. Shout out to, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  (📷: Ben Galland of H2O)

Gilbert's Underground Kitchen

12. Oysters are too. (The Westin)The Westin Oysters

13. Bloody Marys are great. Pepper vodka is even better. Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka are a match made in Brunch heaven.

Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka

14. Did we mention adult juice boxes? (Vixen Vodka)Vixen Vodka Juice Boxes

15. There are several local artisans in the festival’s market so you can find plenty of Golden Isles treasures to snag! Just to name a few, here are some goods from Lisa Kerns Jewelry + Virgin Apothecary. (PS, Basic Balm is a new personal favorite)Virgin Apothecary

16. Show-stopping sausage (and jerky). Visit Stripling’s General Store here, order everything.Stripling's General Store Jerky Stripling's General Store Sausage

17. You don’t have to be a bourbon drinker to like bourbon.

Did we mention Aryon (of ECHO) won the 2nd Annual Coastal Stir Cocktail Challenge with her entry, Siren Sour? She did. Many a non-Bourbon drinker were converted during the Flights + Bites event thanks to her recipe featuring Four Roses and a dab of Merlot (gasp!). Psst, her recipe is here.

Four Roses and Merlot

18. Or a whiskey drinker to like whiskey thanks to Ghost Coast Distillery‘s Spiked Ruby.

Ghost Coast Distillery

19. This band: Cranford Hollow, from Hilton Head, SC. Go ahead and visit here then click their handy dandy “track band” button. You’re welcome.

20. Last but certainly not least, the first cocktail at the festival to steal our hearts. We present the Jalapeno Margarita from Maestro Dobel Tequila. So much yes!Maestro Dobel Tequila

BONUS: Sugarlands Shine for their fans too. We speak for everyone when we say #lifesaver!

We absolutely can’t get enough and can’t wait to do it again next year!

October 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

 

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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: Complicated Pants. Phone: 912-265-4032.

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

 

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Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Love Stories: 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia launches its 35th season of classical music with a “Love Stories” theme on October 2, 8 p.m., Brunswick High School Auditorium. In addition to works by Beethoven and Schubert, nationally recognized soprano, Maria Valdes, will be featured in two arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information at coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org or 912-634-2006. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th, October 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 reservations, call 912-268-5967 or use the OpenTable app.

website_main_listing_02017 St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival: Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at The King and Prince Resort.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017:Southern Soul’s Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue” – Beginning at 6 p.m., invitation only – Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbeque will prepare an authentic, gourmet spread paired with several choices of the finest craft beers and mouthwatering selections. Meanwhile, attendees will enjoy the atmosphere and uniqueness of Southern Soul Barbecue’s renovated 1940’s gas station. Invitation only, limited tickets available.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017:PITMASTER 101” – Learn the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting new culinary class starting at noon. Join us for seasoning, sauces and secrets from the best in the barbecue business. Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017: NEW “FIREBOX” – Presented by Southern Soul Barbecue & The Local Palate from 6 – 9 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Taste your way through the celebrity Pitmaster creations as you experience a barbecue event like no other. This smokin’ hot evening of music, bourbon, barbecue and unbelievable Live Auction takes place waterside at historic Gascoigne Bluff.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:NEW “Culinary + Beverage Series | Shrimp Five Ways” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Full of fresh and innovative dishes, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells will be featuring a midday meal of the coast’s most beloved dishes. Savor and sip exciting options from this special lunch menu Wednesday only.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:Culinary + Beverage Series” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 12:30 – 2 p.m. In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of beverage tasting. You will leave with the tools to achieve success with your cocktail recipes and package store purchases.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: NEWSAVOR the Coast” – Chef Showdown & Coastal Stir Cocktail Competitions take center stage from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Experience the perfect seafood frenzied cocktail event. Raw bar, beverage tastings, local brews, premium wines and southern style bites. Experience our Cocktail Challenge with competing bartenders and NEW THIS YEAR: our Cocktail Sauce Competition with area chefs participating.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017:Tastings Under the Oaks” 12 – 4 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Come celebrate the Georgia Coast’s culinary diversity and enjoy tasting cuisine from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisan bakers and tastemakers. Shop the Artisan & Farmers Market, enjoy live music and the best cocktails in the Southeast. The admission ticket includes access to the Artisan & Farmers Market, unlimited beverage tastings, and Celebrity Chef Demonstrations. TAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL! With the expanded VIP ticket, VIP Patrons will have unlimited access to the VIP Lounge along with full access to all the festival grounds and activities. Enjoy VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar along with a fully catered culinary experience. Additionally, all VIP Patrons will receive 10 food tickets with which to enjoy some of the many food offerings within the general festival grounds. Our VIP experience is always a sellout with limited availability.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017:SPIRITual Sunday Brunch” – Seatings beginning at 12:30 PM. Indulge in our brunch with an array of appetizers, breakfast favorites, desserts, Bloody Mary bar and chef’s cook-to-order favorites. At this Sunday Funday celebration, dine oceanside at the historic King & Prince Resort with live entertainment, raw bar, libations and more.

 

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival takes place throughout the Island and the Golden Isles, October 4 – 8, 2017 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more visit: ssifoodandspirits.com.

dp_smokeyjoes_logoThe Island Players Present Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Thursday 5th to Sunday 22nd, October 2017

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history! For more info, call 912-638-0338 or click here. Gail Butler, Director. Liz DeMato, Producer. Venue: St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Opening night reservations only: Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm

Additional show dates: October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: October 8, 15, 22 at 3:00pm

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 6th, 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. Phone: 912-264-4111.

vivianmitchellspiritinthewaterFirst Friday Open House | Lavivi Exhibit at the Ritz: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ will have an Open House to celebrate the 28th season of live performances, films and exhibits during the upcoming First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the public is encouraged to attend the festivities and opening reception for new work by Vivian (LaVivi) Mitchell.

The open house will give patrons the opportunity to learn about all of the programs and events that Golden Isles Arts & Humanities brings to the community each year. In addition, folks can help support the organization by participating in a raffle, take a tour of the Ritz Theatre including the second and third floors, check out the fun volunteer opportunities and enjoy the new exhibit at the Ritz.

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 17th, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm or by appointment or during events. For more information visit www.goldeniselsarts.org or call 912-262-6934.

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday 6th to Friday 27th, October 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. Tour dates include the following: October 6, 13, 20, 21, 27.

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. Phone: 912-264-7333. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,  Brunswick, GA 31525

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15

 

under_the_oaks_2_0Under the Oaks Run: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2017, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more info, call 912-634-8177 or click here.

 

antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, October 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 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822.

cfCoastFest 2017: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

For more info, call 912-264-7218 or click here. 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA

21687958_1963241760631206_1762790737488677823_n2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

2nd Annual “Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4PM at Mellow Mushroom. Raffles, Food, Drinks, and Fun for the whole Family!

18199476_10154595090322616_2064199068199482764_nRoaring Twenties Charity Ball: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Peacock Productions is excited to present another magical night to benefit One Hundred Miles. This year our theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Take a trip back in time with us for a night of fun, food and music all while raising money for a great cause. One Hundred Miles is a local organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our beautiful 100 mile Georgia Coast Line.

Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event. Formal Twenties theme attire is encouraged. There will be a cash bar and many great items will be raffled off during the night. Phone: 912-264-4111

nCoffee with the Author Nancy Blanton: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island invites you to meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She has written other award-winning books and a children’s book entitled, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

kCoffee with the Author Christina Kelly: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Christina Kelly and Good Karma. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has had nine crossword puzzles published in The New York Times. This is her charming debut novel, filled with normal dogs and abnormal people and set in Savannah, which provides an entertaining glimpse into lives in transition. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

art_trendsStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.” This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings.

 

 gala7th Annual Star Foundation Gala: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner, and a silent auction of very unique items.

STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. The students learn computer basics, how to manage their finances and navigate successfully in the workplace. They also gain self-confidence and dare to hope for a better life for their families. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick.

This event will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. Phone: 912-554-0540

2001_space_oddity_sd1_758_426_81_s_c1A Space Odyssey First Cinema Gourmet of the Season: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Regarded today as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is less a narrative than a parable about the nature of existence. A large black monolith influences evolution and with stunning visual and often times ambiguous imagery, director Stanley Kubrick creates a mesmerizing journey through time and space. Starring Kier Duella, the 1968 film created stunning and realistic special effects for its time as well as a terrifyingly simple and now iconic phrase spoken by the H.A.L. 9000–“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Cinema Gourmet continues with Dr. Strangelove on November 9, Mon Oncle on January 11, Much Ado About Nothing on February 8, Chinatown on March 15 and concludes on April 12 with Some Like It Hot.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

food_truck_oktoberfestFood Truck Oktoberfest: Friday, October 13th, 2017 – 3:30pm to 8:30pm

The food trucks are coming to Brunswick October 13th at Mary Ross Park from 3:30 to 8:30 with games, activities, live music, and drinks! Bring your friends or the family for the FIRST food truck event in Downtown Brunswick! Our after party will be up on Newcastle with more bands, food, and beverages in Jekyll Square! Phone: 912-265-4032

 

 

arts__crafts_show_1October Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th, October 2017

October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Phone: 912-230-1042

okOktoberfest at Sea Palms: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Oktoberfest at Sea Palms is Saturday, October 14th starting at 4pm! Tickets include assorted regional craft brews, a traditional Oktoberfest meal, and adult & kids activities. Live music by Bonnie Blue from 5-8pm. Phone: 912-434-5331.

 

Adults: $40; Under 21: $30; Kids: $10

21687752_10209768240032622_8520414625687631914_nSteel Magnolias: Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling opens at BAT on October 14 and runs through October 29. Shows are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Come early for libations and desserts! See website for pricing and reservations. Performances by Emmi Doucette, Dawn Dyche, Kiera Stone, Sandra McLeod, Krista Harris, and Amy Lovin. Directed by Lynda Dalton Gallagher.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-262-0628

 

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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. Local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 17 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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.

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, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

blue_jean_ball_logoBlue Jean Ball: Friday, October 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items.

Parking at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. For more info, call 912-264-6246 or click here.

21151320_118393362155562_5668070991472207325_nRich’s Kickball for a Cause: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

We are proud to partner with the United Way of Coastal Georgia with 100% of registration fees going directly to this charity!

Cost: $25 per player. Each player will receive a performance tee, drawstring bag, free Farm Rich and SeaPak Products and more!
Registration: Registration Opens September 8th. Register by following the link below and donating the $25 registration fee directly to United Way. In the special instructions include “Kickball” “Team Name” “Player Name” and “Shirt Size) http://uwcga.org/
Uniforms: Performance Tees are included in the cost but accessorize as needed
Other Details: Concessions will be open throughout the day. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mozzarella Sticks, chips, cookies & drinks
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

 

bcAmerican Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:15pm

Join the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the 18th Annual American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fourteen local models, all breast cancer survivors, are participating in this special event to support others newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Their personal testimony: there IS HOPE. The fun, fashion-filled fundraising kicks off at 11:30 am at Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, St. Simons Island.

Tickets for this popular event are $40 and may be purchased at Lady and Gentlemen’s Outfitters (Shops at Sea Island) and Antiques, Etc. (Downtown Brunswick) Beginning September 11, 2017. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Phone: 404-273-2760

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Pawsmopolitan Magazine Presents our 1 Year Party! We have rescheduled this event due to unfortunate timing with Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy pet friendly fun – Island style! Bring the dogs (on a leash) and the whole family to celebrate with us! Splash the afternoon away as we have a luau celebration!

mixologyMixology 101 with John Sabbe: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shaken or Stirred? Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe! John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

John is a dedicated member of the United States Bartenders Guild and is currently working on achieving his second level Cicerone certification. He is passionate about the ingredients he uses to craft his cocktails; a passion that guides him to create many of his own bitters, shrubs, and infusions. By using this knowledge John is able to craft the perfect cocktails combined with the perfect environment; a goal he strives for every day. Dates: September 9th, October 25th, and December 16th. Each class is $40 per person or sign up for all 3 for $100 per person. Phone: 912-342-7700.

 

2_0Golden Isles Live Presents ABBAFab: Friday, October 27th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

ABBA Fab is the product of the hit Broadway musical, Mama Mia. Group founders, Terry and Anne, saw an opportunity to capitalize on the renewed interest in the music of ABBA. The result was the creation of the group ABBA Fab. As the show gained popularity, booking requests began pouring in from towns all across Arizona and California.

Since ABBA Fab’s early days the show’s growth has been exponential. The group has since gone global thanks to Bramson Entertainment, which has them touring with several of the world’s premier cruise lines. While ABBA Fab continues to perform for international audiences across the seven seas, their engagements at home in Arizona remain a cornerstone of their success and popularity.

ABBA Fab has played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. as well as internationally. Among their notable credits are performances at the opening of the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, the world-renowned Spago Beverly Hills, and the Navy Shipyards in Chicago.

Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-638-4111

21586869_10155588759715822_5615395977360245560_oDrivin’ N’ Cryin’ Concert: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th, October 2017

BULLDOG ROCKSHOW brings to the stage two of Georgia’s best live bands – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ with special guest BJ WilbanksLive at Castaways Lounge on Saint Simons Island!

In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club.The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fan base in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. Tickets: $25 ADV $30 DOS. Click here for tickets.

foodGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

Join us for our first ever 2-day food truck festival! Join us on Oct 28th and 29th for a weekend in the park with food trucks, beer and wine trucks, craft vendors, live music, and giant tv screens! Go Dawgs!

Food trucks from the Savannah Food Truck Association. FREE YOGA in the park both days. Craft vendors. Family Friendly w/ Kids activities. Pet-friendly with watering stations. Beer garden and Wine bar. Cornhole tournament. Live Art. Local businesses. Local Non-profits. Police security hired from Glynn County. Food Truckers Disaster Relief Team.

Request sponsorship info, food truck vendor apps, or craft vendor apps from marketing@savfoodtruckassociation.com. All proceeds from GIFTF events are donated to local 501c3 NonProfit Organizations. Follow the event on Facebook at @goldenislesftf for more information.

website_listing_photo_shell_003Gillard Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!

Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700.

 

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

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.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

September 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, August 25th, 2017


September 2017Southern Grown Festival: 
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd, September 2017

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner and a concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island. To purchase tickets, click here. Phone: 844-460-2539.

 

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 1st, 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. Phone: 912-264-4111.

 

antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd, September 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 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822.

 

southernGrownConcertSouthern Grown Concert Series: Drive By Truckers: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The music of the American South in a two-act forum culminates with the arrival of Drive by Truckers, from Athens, Georgia. The VIP section is catered by Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco from Jacksonville, Florida. While the local favorite, Southern Soul, takes over the Cook House. Gates open at 6:30pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly. AMERICAN BAND’s considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, and drummer Brad Morgan – together, the longest-lasting iteration in the band’s two-decade history. Phone: 912-638-3611.

 

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Raczynski and Friends: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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: Raczynski & Friends Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! Phone: 912-265-4032

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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. Phone: 912-634-7099.  610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th, September 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

 mixologyMixology 101 with John Sabbe: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shaken or Stirred? Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe! John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

John is a dedicated member of the United States Bartenders Guild and is currently working on achieving his second level Cicerone certification. He is passionate about the ingredients he uses to craft his cocktails; a passion that guides him to create many of his own bitters, shrubs, and infusions. By using this knowledge John is able to craft the perfect cocktails combined with the perfect environment; a goal he strives for every day. Dates: September 9th, October 25th, and December 16th. Each class is $40 per person or sign up for all 3 for $100 per person. Phone: 912-342-7700.

little_sister_01Literary Guild Film Series: Our Little Sister: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Our Little Sister, Japan, 2015, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Sachi Koda was left to care for her sisters, Yoshino and Chika, when their mother left their old, sprawling home in the seaside town of Kamakura a year after their father left her for another woman. News of the father’s death 14 years later brings the three twenty-somethings north where they meet their sibling from his second marriage, Suzu, and invite her to come live with them. In Japanese with English subtitles; 127 minutes; rated PG. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

 

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

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

display_tipsy_20logo_20front_20of_20shirt_20_1_Bartender’s Showdown: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Tipsy’s is hosting a Bartender Showdown, and yep, it’s our first rodeo. Come and see what the Sam Hill is going on as 8 local bartenders rope some spirits in a bracket style competition with mystery ingredients to create the winning cocktail. The best part is the audience gets to sample the whole competition so who is the real winner? This event is free to attend but must be 21 and up to participate – no buckaroos can drink this firewater.

Local bartenders interested in slinging drinks for the grand prize should contact John Sabbe at pairthatbrew@gmail.com, he will make the selection for the final 8. Phone: 912-267-9991.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th; Sept. 13th & 20th.

 

golf32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament: Friday, September 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 5:30pm

Be the first to the green! The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd annual Four-Man Scramble will be held on Friday, September 15 at the beautiful King & Prince Golf Course. Teams consist of four players with any combination of handicaps. Handicaps or approximate average score to be included on entry form. Mulligan tickets will be available at the course prior to play and will be used for door prize drawings. As always, the 50/50 Ball Drop will occur before the shotgun start. Please click here for more information and registration.

11:00 AM Registration
11:30 AM Lunch
12:15 PM Ball Drop
12:45 PM Shotgun Start
5:30 PM 19th Hole & Awards

shrimp__grits2Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th, September 2017

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September. The festival is free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island. Phone: 912-635-3636. For more details, including a complete schedule, click here.

Friday, September 15: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 16: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

fba7a9e34aed64d7cd8b4d90dbf4910eCoastal Stewards Workshop | Georgia Shrimp: Friday 15th to Saturday 16th, September 2017

This workshop, for members of the public 18 or older, focuses on the economic importance of the shrimping industry and the connection between the success of the industry and the health of coastal ecosystems. Trawling, sampling local shrimp, field research on black gill, and talks about sustainable seafood consumption are a few of the activities included. Phone:  912-598-3345. For more info, click here. 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA

Date: September 15-16.
Time: 5-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $100 per person

20139975_10155462939394454_8892795703405197431_nShrimp & Grits Brew Cruise: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – 1:30pm to 10:00pm

$25 Per Person includes a one hour boat cruise, beer & souvenir mug! We are happy to offer a special version of our popular Adult Twilight Cruise as part of Jekyll Island’s Shrimp and Grits Festival. Jekyll Island Boat Tours along with Tortuga Jack’s are proud sponsors of the event and we are the only place you can obtain the “Official Event Souvenir Mug” which every participant will receive with their ticket purchase. We offer you a unique vantage point to see the Shrimp & Grits Festival, Historic Jekyll Island, the unspoiled marsh, and river systems while enjoying a refreshing glass of beer on a one hour long cruise.

This is an adults only event, you must be at least 21 years old to attend. No children will be allowed on the boat so please make the proper arrangements if needed. Tour departs from the historic Jekyll Island Wharf, 366 N. Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, located across the street from the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and on the wharf next to the Corsair Restaurant. Phone: 912-635-3152. For more info, click here.

 

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring your furry friend and join us for an evening full of fun at the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool on Saturday September 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Neptune Park Fun Zone: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-279-3720.

 

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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. Local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 17 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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. 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.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th; Sept. 13th & 20th.


13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: 
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The class is structured around a 4-course prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together. Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class and all participants must purchase their tickets by the closing date of Wednesday, September 20th. Tickets- Singles $45 Couples $80. If you have any questions please email reserve@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700.

art_under_the_oaksArt Under the Oaks: Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th, September 2017

This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 47th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts & Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two-dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal & glass – all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium.

This festival is a colorful event featuring something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer & the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors & live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all. Phone: 912-638-8770. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island.

 

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f336520752f2207591178222f12foriginalTaste of the Vine: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Taste of the Vine is a delicious way to help babies, children and families in Glynn County. Please join us at Georgia Sea Grill for the 13th Annual Taste of the Vine featuring wine, whimsy, small bites with big flavor, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment and silent auction sale. Tickets are only $65 per person or two for $120. Phone: 912-638-1197. Georgia Sea Grill: 407 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

cookCoffee with the Author Johnathan Scott Barrett: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Johnathan Scott Barrett and Cook and Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens. The Savannah cook and writer charmed the audience with his first book, and he returns with his second book, which takes you on yet another delicious sojourn. His latest book is about a moveable feast across Dixie, showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting heartwarming tales that accompany those dishes. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI
Cost: Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. Phone: 912-289-7357. For more info, click here.


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Brunswick Station Open House: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for our first annual open house at the Brunswick Station! Enjoy local seafood and beverages while learning about Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s research, education and outreach efforts on the coast. Cost:Free!

– Explore our native plant garden
– Tour our 72-foot research vessel, the Georgia Bulldog
– Interact with live animals, like horseshoe crabs, whelks and more
– Learn about turtle excluder devices and sea turtle research on the coast

The Brunswick Station’s multidisciplinary staff have been serving the Golden Isles community for over 40 years, conducting important water quality research, ensuring safe seafood, preparing communities for hurricanes and educating residents about native plants and pollinators. Visitors are invited to tour the station, meet our experts and enjoy hands-on, interactive activities for people of all ages. Phone: 912-264-7268. 715 Bay Street, Brunswick , GA

 

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

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.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday 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.

The Best Fall Festivals (+ more) in Southeast Georgia

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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📷: St. Simons Island Food + Spirit Festival

Whether it’s Spring, Summer, or year round, many know St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles as one of the East Coast’s favorite destinations for beach vacations. But what do you know about Fall here? Aside from cooler weather and crisp breezes, did you know that Fall also brings some of Southeast Georgia’s favorite festivals?

That’s right. Our weekends are filled with exciting events drawing friends, families, and neighbors together outside to enjoy the weather and all of the charm our community has to offer. With several unique events, from foodie festivals to major sporting events to educational outdoor fun for the kids, the Golden Isles has something for everyone! Below are some of 2017’s “can’t miss” crowd favorites that we’re looking forward to this year.

Southern Grown Festival (September 1-3)

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner anda concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

Things to know: The Drive-By Truckers and Steep Canyon Rangers are scheduled to play on Sea Island’s Rainbow Island during the festival, but all year long as a part of the Southern Grown Concert Series, you can enjoy major artists performing with the Golden Isles’ iconic marshes as the backdrop. 2017’s line up also included the Gin Blossoms in June with Keller Williams scheduled for December. And there’s a Falconry Experience during Saturday’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Yes, a falconry experience.

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival (September 15-17)

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.

Things to know: Not only is this festival free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island, it’s also a huge showcase of the area’s local artists (check out that lineup here.)

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. Phone: 912-635-3636.

St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival (October 4-8)

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, has quickly become a favorite among the locals and regional foodies. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Executive Chef James Flack of The King and Prince Resort/ECHO, and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at the King and Prince Resort.

Things to know: You get to keep your SSIFSF etched glass as a souvenir from Saturday’s main event, “Tasting Under the Oaks”. Also, post your event photos using #ssifsf and the festival may share your pics on their social media.

For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more, click here.

Coastfest (October 7):

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archaeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

Things to know: This kid approved event is free and will have touch tanks, live snakes or alligators to hold, Coast Guard boat tours, archery, rock walls, + more!

For more information, click here.

Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee (November 11):

The annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park brings cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, live entertainment, the kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, classic and antique car show, arts & crafts displays and of course, sampling of the best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Live entertainment will be provided by Pier Pressure and 3 Day Weekend. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00am, the pooch parade will begin at 10:15am, the Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Things to know: Both Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia claim to be the origin of the Brunswick Stew. We choose to believe the plaque on the iron pot in Downtown Brunswick, GA that boasts its creation in July of 1898. (Since writing this, I’ve learned of a 3rd claim that was new to us. While enjoying Southern Soul’s Luau this weekend, a lovely Canadian couple informed our table that Brunswick, Maine also claims the creation of this local favorite. It’s funny how the Island works. I see it as more proof that there’s always people to meet and things to learn while enjoying delicious meals in the Golden Isles.)

For event updates, check their Facebook page here.

RSM Classic (November 13-19):

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first six years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers. **Each year there is a concert in coordinationtoo, however, the entertainment has not been announced yet. We will continue to update this as more information is available.

Things to know: Even our PGA Event incorporates a foodie function, Taste of the Golden Isles. In association with the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, Taste of the Golden Isles, is another chance to savor some of the highlights from the areas favorite places to dine. This could be your chance to rub elbows with your favorite PGA Pro!

For more information, including schedules and tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Comic Con (December 9-10):

Jekyll Comic Con is Southeast Georgia’s Premiere multi-day Pop Culture event attracting thousands of attendees of all fandoms. Hosted at the beautiful beachfront Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Con celebrates a little bit of everything from the comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, and gaming universe! This all ages family-friendly event hosts some of the top vendors, artists, and celebrities in the industry; along with panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and so much more.

Things to know: You can plan your destination wedding on an Island for under $10,000. You heard right. For a mere $8,000 you can book “The Wedding Experience” that includes Imperial Stormtroopers escorting the bride, a Star Wars themed cake, photography and a reception complete Lightsabers and a DJ for 50 of your closest friends & family. You’ll be the talk of the galaxy.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, click here.

Don’t forget, there’s always live music happening around the Resort at ECHO, check that schedule here.

 

 

 

August 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, July 28th, 2017

SAMBASSAMBAS by Raymond Dumas III Exhibit: Monday, July 24th to Monday, August 21st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts welcomes home a Golden Isles native son, Raymond Dumas III known to local friends and family as “Rusty”. GVA is proud to present “SAMBAS”, a retrospective exhibition with painting works by Raymond Dumas III from 1991 – 2017. Raymond studied Art at Cambridge University in England, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, Cooper Union in New York and at the School of Visual Arts, in New York where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1995. He later continued his studies to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at Yale University School of Art in 1997. Since then, Raymond has worked extensively in the film, television, print, and advertising industries as a production illustrator and designer. He is a scholar and historian of Nigerian Afrobeat music. He has published articles in Wax Poetics Magazine on Afrobeat music, and Published Photographs in Purple-Fashion Magazine. He has lived in the United States, Mexico and Spain. “My painting impulses come like heat lightning in the St. Simons Island night. They are clouds that burst with incandescent light, revealing a pattern, before closing, only to explode moments later in a new form. The exhibition is called “Sambas” because my art comes as a musical light and rhythm.”, said Dumas. “Some of Dumas’ paintings in this collection range in styles from the quiet and still color fields of Mark Rothko, some include energetic, lines and shapes in an almost grafitti-esque style, others are reminiscent of lines and dots on a map, with repetition suggesting a rhythm of place and convergence.”, said Susan Ryles, Executive Director, Glynn Visual Arts. For more info, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glynn Visual Arts – Portman Gallery, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

enco_2017_betterEncounter Youth Choir: Sunday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Encounter Youth Choir from Alton, Illinois, will be visiting Southeast Georgia to close out their 45th season. The group will present the musical “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Bradley Knight at three free performances. “Tour,” as it’s called by the group, will not only include performances but also service work, retreat and worship time, and local tourist activities. Encounter is made up of 85 high school students from six schools representing nearly 30 Alton area churches. For more info, call 618-830-9953 or click here.

  • Sunday, July 30th – singing selections at both morning services (9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) at Wesley United Methodist Church | 6520 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Monday, July 31st – singing full performance at 7 p.m. Strickland Auditorium Epworth by the Sea | 100 Arthur J Moore Drive St Simons Island, GA 31522
  • Tuesday, August 1st – singing full performance at 7:30 p.m. Ritz Theater | 1530 Newcastle Street. Brunswick, GA 31520

petsposterSummer Movie Series | The Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 2nd is Secret Life of Pets.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

19800622_1426236777463899_1575533695014806109_oQuick Dinners with Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Happy School Days! As the summer comes to a close and school beings; preparing hearty meals for your family can get a little hectic. Have no fear Chef Matthew & Food Alchemist Jovan are here to lend a hand. The class is open to everyone from moms to teens to college students or those that just want to learn a few new tricks. This class is 2 hours long and the great part is that you get to eat everything you make in class. So why not book your seat and join in with everyone at The Farmer & The Larder as we usher in the new school year!

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 4th, 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. to 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.

AugustMoonRise_1000Moonrise Party at ECHO: Sunday 6th to Tuesday 8th, August 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. For more info, call 912-268-5967 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Matt Walsh Trio: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Brand: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7099 or click here.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

singSummer Movie Series | Sing: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. August 9th is Sing!

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

edward-teach-also-known-as-blackbeard-web-nora_titoneChautauqua Lecture Series | Nora Titone: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Historian Nora Titone will discuss the intriguing family saga of John Wilkes Booth, his father Junius, and his brother Edwin, based on her book My Thoughts Be Bloody. She will describe their theatrical tours in the American South and the motivation behind 19th century America’s most famous assassination. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

 

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, August 12th, 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. The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-3994.

pirates_colinChautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had buried treasure there. Sadly, no treasure has ever been found. Woodard will describe the Golden Age of Pirates when renegade seamen set up a colony in the Bahamas and essentially cut off trade routes between Europe and New World. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

13124943_1025957727491808_5054528795130071556_nKeep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The class is structured around a 4-course meal prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together.

Singles don’t be wary we want you to join in as well so that you can treat your future someone special to a fine dining experience. Please be advised this is a ticketed only class. Cost: Single $45.00; Couple $80.00.

The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1End of Summer Arts and Craft Show: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, August 2017

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

For more info, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

19875242_1426231457464431_8355316746649188021_nHealthy Cooking with Flava from Puerto Rico: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chef Amadeus is taking over The Farmer & The Larder kitchen to bring the Golden Isles a taste of Puerto Rican Flava.

Chef Amadeus, the winner of the Food Networks’ Extreme Chef – “Mexican Showdown” – and creator of Southern Passion, a salt-free line of spices. This host of Extreme Food Fights and Southern Passion Lounge was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up cooking with his grandmother who was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Philadelphia. Chef Amadeus has taken his passion from the apron strings of his grandmother and mother to Seattle to the Caribbean and back to his mother’s kitchen. Yes, Chef Amadeus still enjoys cooking for his mother. He feels that the time he spends with his mother fuels his desire and passion for being more creative when preparing dishes for his clients. Chef Amadeus’ passion for creating amazing flavors, always searching for new techniques, and mentoring up and coming chefs has taken him to the shores of Europe, The Caribbean, Pacific Northwest and back to Jacksonville.

Ticket price: $45/ person. Be advised this is a ticketed only cooking class. All tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 17th. The Farmer and the Larder: 1523 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-342-7700 or click here.

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson Evans: Sunday, August 20th, 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. Savannah-based musicians Maggie and Jackson Evans take the stage with their unique blend of jazz and salsa playing original tunes and audience favorites on August 20th.

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 to 9:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.

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

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Call Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934 for more information.

083_1Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, August 21st, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918 and you’re invited! Come to Fort Frederica and take part in viewing this rare astronomical event on a unique historical site. Eclipse glasses will be made available but supplies are limited. Important to note is that South Georgia is not in the total eclipse band, we will experience approximately 90% eclipse.

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-638-3639 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesdays, August 23rd & 30th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner with all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner to see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at GVA on the following Wednesday nights: August 23rd & 30th and Sept. 13th & 20th.

maxresdefault_1Literary Guild Film Series: Harry and Snowman: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S. after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken-down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. 84 minutes; not rated. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_5Chautauqua Lecture Series | William W. Winn: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and historian William W. (Billy) Winn will present “The Great Creek Land Grab,” based on his recent book, The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee. Key players in this notorious political drama had roots in Coastal Georgia as members of the McIntosh Clan. Georgia Governor George M. Troup and his cousin Chief William McIntosh were involved in the controversial treaty that led to the removal of the Creek tribe from Georgia to Oklahoma. Winn covered the Civil Rights Movement for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was the editorial page editor at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. His book The Old Beloved Path describes the daily lives and customs of the Creek Indians. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

tdih-jul11-hd_still_624x352Chautauqua Lecture Series | David O. Stewart: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Author David O. Stewart will present a lecture on Aaron Burr, who visited Pierce Butler’s Hampton Point plantation only weeks after his fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart’s program, “Aaron Burr: After the Duel, Things Really Got Interesting,” will be based on his 2013 prize-winning novel American Emperor. Going west in 1805, Burr explored the possibility of detaching the western territories from the union, along with other roguish pursuits. Charged with treason by President Thomas Jefferson, Burr’s trial before Chief Justice John Marshall challenged the new Constitution. Stewart, a former trial and appellate lawyer, is uniquely equipped to tell the story of one of America’s most famous trials. Author of four books on American history, Stewart has also published three historical mysteries. Lectures will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-634-7090 or click here.

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

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.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday 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.

 

St. Simons Island Eateries Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For (part 2)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

7. Palm Coast Coffee, Cafe & Pub

Coffee by day. Music & brews by night. The Meza Plate has all the goodness (including spanikopita, tzatziki, tabouleh + more). Opa! Not feeling that level of Greek? Then you must order a wrap! We highly recommend the Thai Wrap the melding of Asian flavors in your mouth is to die for.

Palm Coast Coffee, Cafe & Pub

📷: Andrew N via Yelp

8. Del Sur Artisan Eats

“Rustic Argentinian/Italian artisan cuisine.” Where else can you order Roasted Lamb Empanadas as an appetizer?  Or dive straight into the main course with their Four Hour Lamb Shank (Ossobucco Style) on a Bed of Creamy Polenta. Mmmmm. You absolutely have to listen to their pairing suggestions, they’re talented at choosing the perfect glass of wine to complement any dish!

Del Sur Artisan Eats

📷: Del Sur Artisan Eats

 

9. Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

He began as a boxer in New Jersey and he’s broken world records, but it’s the food that will knock you out! Did we mention he can throw the dough? Yeah, total pro. Pizza is obviously delicious, but we also recommend trying the Salzones- only share if you aren’t into leftovers.

Sal's Neighborhood Pizzeria

📷: Sals Neighborhood Pizzeria

10. Delaney’s Bistro and Bar

This family business has been around for over 20 years, and as long as the locals have say in it, they’ll be here at least another 20! If you’re there for lunch, make a point to try the Tasso Chicken. (Fun fact, this family also owns Cafe Frederica, which is featured on our breakfast favorites blog here.)

Delaney's Bistro and Bar

Tasso Chicken 📷: Delaney’s Bistro and Bar

 

This family business has been around for over 20 years, and as long as the locals have say in it, they’ll be here at least another 20! If you’re there for lunch, make a point to try the Tasso Chicken. (Fun fact, this family also owns Cafe Frederica, which is featured on our breakfast favorites blog here.)

11. Bubba Garcia’s

No list is complete without Mexican food. Ever. Personal favorites here include the chimichanga, fish tacos, and of course a margarita to wash it all down.

Bubba Garcia's

📷: Bubba Garcias

Did you miss Part 1? You can find our other 6 picks here.

 

July 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 30th, 2017

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts 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 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Event Dates: July 5, July 14, July 22.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_3The Big Photo Show at Glynn Visual Arts: Thursday, June 29th to Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the Big Photo Show Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Awards Presentation at 6:15 PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”. Gallery is open Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

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

The show will be judged by prominent photography experts: David Veater – art instructor at Glynn Academy, Jeff LeMieux – Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus. For more details, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

fourthofjulySt. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th.

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

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show: This Sunshine Festival features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more! The show starts Friday, July 1st and runs through Tuesday, July 4th at Postell Park.

Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: Bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 5k race starts at 7:00am  and the 1 mile fun run begins at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Ceremony for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: July 3rd at St. Simons Presbyterian Church from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Race day registration begins at 6:30am at Mallery Park. Click here to register online and for more information.

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

Complete Schedule:

July 1st: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
July 2nd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

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

July 4th:

7:00am: 5k
8:00am: Fun Run
10:00 am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:00pm: Golf Cart Parde Line Up
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
7:00pm-10:30pm: Backbeat Boulevard
9:00pm: Fireworks

All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1Annual 4th Of July Sunshine Art Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! The event will be at Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. For more details, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Young Americans: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For details, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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 details, call 912-634-7099.

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f315218402f2074114637322f12foriginalIndependence Day Concert | The Accidentals: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Taking the stage again this year for our early Independence Day concert is The Accidentals! The Accidentals are the University of Georgia’s only all-male a cappella group. A 42 year tradition of the South’s University of Georgia, the Accidentals are a motivated and talented group of male vocalists and students. From performing at locations such as Snowshoe Mountain, WV (annual ski retreat in December) to New York City, as well as more local areas such as Atlanta and North Carolina, the Accidentals are a well-practiced and professional group. The energy and personality the group brings to the stage are unique to the collegiate a cappella realm. Concessions available will include popcorn and sodas.

Doors open at 7:30, with the Accidentals taking the stage at 8pm. Intermission will be at approximately 8:35pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Jekyll Island Club Hotel: 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For details, call 877-212-1898 or click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Secret Life of Pets: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

4th_logo_larger_300dpiAn Old-Fashioned 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners.

The evening will begin with a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner sung by local singer Annie Akins and some of the Artists and Mentors of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Then the games will begin and all ages can participate in the fun. The First Baptist Church of Brunswick will be lending a helping hand to the celebration and will also have a variety of fun activities for folks to participate in.

Local organizations, Heather House and the City of Brunswick Police Department C.O.P. program will have hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. P O Sound and Lighting Rentals will serve as the DJ for the evening – providing fun tunes to hula hoop and dance to as the everyone waits for the sun to set.

Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It’s good, clean, old-fashioned fun for the community and visitors alike brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. For more information, call 912-262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St,Brunswick, GA 31520

lovingintroLiterary Guild Film Series: Loving: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Loving, USA, 2016, directed by Jeff Nichols. In 1958 in Virginia the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. Richard and Mildred fall in love, get married and are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.” 123 minutes; rated PG13. A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, call 912-279-2836. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

572aa6949fd7a.image_Georgia Sea Turtle Lecture: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get to know coastal Georgia’s most mysterious seasonal visitors and learn about a species that’s been on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs. Mark Dodd, biologist and sea turtle program coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Nongame Wildlife Division, will give an interactive presentation on Georgia’s sea turtles and the ongoing effort to conserve turtles across our coast. The last two years set records for loggerhead nesting in coastal Georgia – what will 2017 bring? Join us to find out, while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July 7th, 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. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

bloody_0Commemorative Presentation at Bloody Marsh: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Site Manager Steve Theus is pleased to announce the commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the Battles of Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh on Saturday, July 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument. The program will consist of a presentation and musket firing to mark the anniversary of the decisive battles that served as a pivotal point in the conflict between Britain and Spain.

The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on Old Demere Road, on Saint Simons Island. Georgia. Admission to the program is free, but the site has limited parking. Bloody Marsh Battle Site: Old Demere Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-3639

MoonRise_July2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 8th to Monday 10th, July 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

18739986_1150590278417682_7883579229099245067_nSummer Comedy Tour: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

After bringing sold-out Comedy Tours to Ziggy’s for the past three summers, New Orleans-based comedian and St. Simons native Matt Owens returns with New York City comedians, Paul Hooper and Amanda Hurley, to St. Simons Island for a one-night-only show. The show will take place at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) on Saturday, July 8th at Ziggy Mahoney’s, located at 206 Retreat Village. Tickets are $20 in advance online, and $25 at the door. Phone: 912-634-0999. Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Sing: Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

christophermartinphotobykellyozmerwormsCoffee with the Author Chris Martin: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Chris Martin and This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith. Part memoir, part essay collection and part spiritual journal, this book offers a unique perspective on the interconnections of universal themes all told at the level of the ground. It is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. 912-279-2836

seussical_jr_logoSeussical Jr.: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 23rd, July 2017

The Young People’s Summer Workshop introduces 60-80 local children ages 8 and up to various aspects of theater and performance. This year’s YPSW production is Seussical Jr. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Two casts rotate duties for the performances with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, and 3:30 matinees on July 16 and 23. Tickets are available at the box office before the show. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-638-0338. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons IslandGA 31522

formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Jewelry Class: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Art and Sip jewelry class July 13th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass necklace and earring set choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $40 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot! Click here for details.

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Summer Classic Film Festival: Friday 14th to Sunday 16th, July 2017

Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz is transforming into the Summer Classic Film Festival, a full weekend of classic films that will feature the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock and his favorite leading lady, Grace Kelly. The festival will take place July 14-16, 2017 with all three of the Hitchcock-Kelly films and other special events.

  • On Friday, July 14, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with Dial M for Murder, the first of the Hitchcock-Kelly collaboration. Preceding the screening will be a talk about the director and a delicious meal prepared by Indigo Coastal Shanty.
  • On Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm, Mel Brooks’ delightfully silly parody, High Anxiety will be screened. Filmgoers can then take a break in one of downtown Brunswick’s participating restaurants for a special film meal and return to the Ritz by 7 pm to catch the highly suspenseful Rear Window.
  • And on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30 pm, light refreshments will be served along with a short documentary on legendary costume designer Edith Head followed by the final film in the festival, To Catch A Thief.

Weekend pass including Friday meal only $35/person. Weekend pass without meal only $20/person. Friday night meal and movie $18/person. Individual tickets $7/person. 912-262-6934. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 083_0Lecture and Book Signing at Fort Frederica: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing by local author and portrayer of James Edward Oglethorpe, Mr. Scott Hodges. The program will take place in the visitor center of Fort Frederica National Monument on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 am.

In the introduction of his newly published book, Our Lost Heritage: Ten Things You Did Not Know About James Edward Oglethorpe, The Founder of Georgia, Hodges writes “Rather than a journey of discovery, I see this work as more of a journey of re-discovery. The re-discovery of a long admired and highly exalted hero of Georgia history: James Edward Oglethorpe.” Books will be available for purchase in the Fort Frederica Association bookstore. There is no admission fee. For more information on this program, please contact Michael Seibert at (912) 638-3639 ex. 104 or by email at michael_seibert@nps.gov

wildscapesLunch & Learn Birds of Prey: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for an engaging lunch lecture with live birds of prey as their handlers teach us all about where they live and how they hunt. You will leave with a great appreciation for these amazing animals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Lunch will be provided. Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia: 1710 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 912-265-9424.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th, July 2017- 9:00am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00am to 11:00am, golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Storks: Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

51ubv5qrifl._sx331_bo1204203200_Coffee with the Author Russ Franklin: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Russ Franklin and Cosmic Hotel. Russ Franklin has degrees in math, physics and literature and currently teaches writing at Florida State in Tallahassee. He visits the Guild to talk about Cosmic Hotel, a story about Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer, who lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother’s hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects. Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, July 19th & 26th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Tuesday nights: July 19th & 26th, August 23rd & 30th, Sept. 13th & 20th
formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Sea Glass Art: 
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Sea Turtle Sea Glass Art Class July 20th from 2:00pm-4:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass wall art choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $45 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot!

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

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.)

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. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 262-6934.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Kubo and the Two Strings: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

rock_dogSummer Movie Series | Rock Dog: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. July 26th is Rock Dog. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-279-2836

hologram_for_the_king_ver2Literary Guild Film Series: Hologram for a King: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Hologram for a King, USA, 2016, directed by Tom Tykwer. Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, U.S. businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. As Alan attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar culture, he unexpectedly finds romance. 97 minutes; rated R. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

img_0398Grown Up Summer Camp: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th, July 2017

Numerous outdoor adventures: kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, bike tour, zip lining, paddleboard. Full service gym available. Join loggerhead turtle hatchling watch. Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat. Beginners to seasoned participants encouraged! Be sure to check out the agenda here. Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8688

photo_1_4Sea Turtle Night Walk: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Go behind the scenes during Georgia coast’s sea turtle nesting season with Catherine Ridley of the SSI Sea Turtle Project! We’ll meet at the Coast Guard Beach beach access boardwalk for an interactive beach night hike, where we’ll discuss loggerhead natural history, explore the beach at night in search of hatching turtles, and see how turtles nests are protected on Georgia’s beaches. You’ll learn the many ways you can help protect these amazing animals, explore bioluminescence and nocturnal science, and discover your own natural night vision. $10 members and $15 non-members. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 4201 1st St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

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.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday 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.

 

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.

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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.)

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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).

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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

 

Ready for Part 2 of our mouthwatering suggestions? Here they are!