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May 2014 Events In The Golden Isles

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 2nd- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Reelin’ In A Cure Tripletail Tournament: Saturday, May 10th- This popular American Cancer Society benefit takes place at Morningstar Marina. The cost to participate in the fishing tournament is $100 per person. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and the most fish. Following the tournament, there will be a party with live music beginning at 5pm. Tickets to the party are sold separately and are $35 per person or $65 per couple. Ticket price includes food provided by Coastal Kitchen, drink tickets and an event cup. For more information, email: ACSfishingtournament@gmail.com

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday & Sunday, May 10th & 11th- During this popular local event, art vendors from across the Southeast will be selling their crafts from 10am to 5pm in Postell Park on St. Simons Island.

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff: May 11th from 1-7pm-  Grab your family and friends and head out to the park for an afternoon of live music underneath majestic oak trees. There will be raffles, activities for the kids and of course, lots of fun! Each month, second Sunday benefits a local charity.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring The Tams: May 11th 7pm on the lighthouse lawn-Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, May 20th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- Guest speaker and Satilla riverkeeper Ashby Nix will discuss protecting Georgia’s coastal rivers with the group. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com

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

 

 

 

 

Spring Activities For Your Next Trip To St. Simons Island

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather on the Georgia Coast! No matter what you enjoy, we are sure that St. Simons Island will not disappoint with a variety of activities for everyone.

St. Simons Island Outdoor Activities

Rent a Bike: Rent a bike from Ocean Motion Surf Co. and explore the island’s 30+ miles of bike paths. Take your bike from our resort straight to the heart of St. Simons Island-the village for a day of shopping, people watching and dining at one of many restaurants. Are you looking to view the beautiful scenery that the island has to offer? Take a look at our blog about specific bike paths on the island.

Hop On A Shrimp Boat: This one of a kind adventure starts in Brunswick, GA where you board the U.S. Coast Guard passenger approved shrimp boat The Lady Jane and head out on the intracoastal waterway. The 2 hour tour includes a lesson on coastal ecology by a marine biologist and a taste of Wild Georgia Shrimp. We know that whether you are young or young at heart, you will enjoy this adventure!

Try Your Hand At Crabbing: If you don’t have your own crab net, stop by St. Simons Bait & Tackle and purchase one (they are located at the foot of the pier) then head over to the pier and see if you can catch any crabs! Crabbing is a fun, interactive activity and you will catch at least one most of the time. Be sure to see what your neighbors are pulling up in their crab nets or on their fishing line.

Spend A Day At The Park: Pack a picnic, bring your friends and head to Neptune Park for a day of fun in the sun. The waterfront park has a playground for the kids and enormous live oaks for the kids to climb on, a picnic area, mini-golf and during certain times of the year they have live music and festivals at the park.

Take A SUP Tour: If you are looking to try something new, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) just might be for you! There are several companies that offer rentals at East Beach but if you are looking for a guided tour, head over to SSI SUP. With their team of pros, you can learn the basics of paddleboarding or take a sunset tour. They even have boards with lights on the bottom!

 

WWII History on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

History is at our doorstep! Did you know that on April 8th,  just months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, German U-boats sank 3 ships off of the coast of St. Simons Island? The blast was so strong that it shattered windows in nearby Brunswick, Georgia. To learn more about this day in history, take a look at this video.

The King and Prince Resort played an important part during World War II. The resort became a U.S. Navy coast watch and training facility as well as a radar station and later re-opened to the public in 1947.

Radar Station at The King and Prince

Recap Of A Taste Of Glynn

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A Taste of Glynn was a huge success this year. Thank you to all of the restaurants and businesses who participated as well as everyone who came out to support The Glynn Community Crisis Center. This event would not be successful without everyone coming together for this great organization.

Here are the winners for each category:

Starters
1st – Zachry’s Seafood & Steak
2nd – Harris Teeter

Main Seafood
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Main International
1st – Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
2nd – Jekyll Convention Center

BBQ
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Southern Soul Barbeque

Dessert
1st – Zeppelin Cafe
2nd – Wee Pub North

People’s Choice
1st – Straton Hall Events
2nd – Zachry’s Seafood & Steak

Tablescape
1st – King & Prince Seafood
2nd – Harris Teeter

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince Resort

Silent Auction Items at Taste of Glynn

Chef Jason at Taste of Glynn

 

Zachry's at Taste of Glynn

 

Tast of Glynn at The King and Prince

April 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 4th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: April 5th & 6th from 9AM to 5PM- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free!

The Annual Glynn Art in the Park EXTRAvARTganza: April 12th & 13th from 10AM to 5PM- Enjoy a day of art by the ocean! This annual festival presented by The Glynn Art Association, features talented artists from across the country. The event is held in Postell Park by the Pier on St. Simons Island.

The 4th Annual Americana & Blues Festival: April 12th at 7PM- Come out for a night of live music and fun underneath the stars. This annual event is held at Coastal Kitchen and benefits Hospice of The Golden Isles. Tickets are $20.

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff: April 13th from 1-7PM-  Grab your family and friends and head out to the park for an afternoon of live music underneath majestic oak trees. There will be raffles, activities for the kids and of course, lots of fun! Each month, second Sunday benefits a local charity.

Annual Spring Exhibit at The Left Bank Art Gallery: April 17th through May 31st- Celebrate springtime by viewing some wonderful art exhibits. Along with the exhibits, the art gallery will be welcoming two new artists: Catherine Elliott of Connecticut and Millie Gosch of Atlanta who have been invited to show their contemporary impressionistic landscapes. For more information, visit their website.

Keep Brunswick & The Golden Isles Beautiful Golf Tournament: April 21st from 11:30AM to 6PM at The Brunswick Country Club- This fundraiser golf tournament raises money to help keep our community beautiful and clean! Cost is $90/player or $360/team. For more information, visit their website.

Cassina Garden Club’s 8th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: April 26th from 10AM to 5PM-  Tour 8 beautiful and blooming private gardens on St. Simons Island. Proceeds from the event help maintain Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation slave cabins  on Gascoigne Bluff. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. For more information, visit their website.

St. Simons Island is for (Nature) Lovers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Nature is alive and well on our small island. All you have to do is take a walk and you are sure to see wildlife wherever you look.

Alligators: There are many ponds where you can see alligators in their natural habitat. They can also be spotted on one of the many golf courses on the island including The King and Prince Golf Course. Just remember- don’t get too close to the alligators.

Dolphins: One of the advantages to being on the coast is the abundance of sea life right outside our door. No matter how many times you’ve seen dolphins swim by, it always feels like the first time when you see them in the ocean. Guests can sometimes spot them from their balconies at our resort and of course, from the beach. Sometimes you can see them while you are enjoying Neptune Park.

Birding: Did you know that St. Simons Island has had a Snowy Owl sighting two years in a row? Of course a Snowy Owl sighting is rare almost anywhere but we also have lots of  beautiful birds to see. White Ibis, Egrets, Marsh Wren, Whimbrel, Sandpipers and sometimes even a Peregrine Falcon or a Bald Eagle can be spotted while visiting the island.

Bird Watching on St. Simons Island

Sea Turtles: Although it is uncommon to see Sea Turtles on our shores, they are quite abundant on many of Georgia’s islands. A good place to see them up close and personal and to learn about them, is the Georgia Sea Turtle Center which is just a short drive from the resort.

A Taste of Glynn at The King and Prince

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A Taste of Glynn

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

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Suntrust Bank (on St. Simons Island), Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Hattie’s Books, McGarvey’s Wee Pub, Name Brand Consignments and The Glynn Community Crisis Center office.

March 2014 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

 

The Rotary Club of The Golden Isles’ Red Hot Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 1st from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. This annual event attracts chili-lovers, chefs and families looking to get outside and have some fun! Tickets are $8 per person.

Starlight & Spartina, An Evening Under The Oaks: Saturday, March 1st from 4-8PM. Enjoy a fun evening under the oaks at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island while supporting Coastal WildScapes. The evening includes live music, a silent auction, cocktails and snacks. Tickets are $75 per person and should be purchased in advance.

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

History Uncovered-Civil War Portraiture and Artifacts at The Mildred Huie Museum: Saturday, March 8th: Spend the afternoon exploring the Mildred Huie Museum. At 3PM, Civil War historian Dr. Calliicutt will speak about his collection of Civil War portraits and artifacts. The exhibition will be on display through April, 2014.

The 2nd Annual Georgia Elvis Festival: March 14-16: The festival is back for a second year and promises to be more fun than last year! Main events will take place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information and for ticket prices, visit their website.

The 61st Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 15th. 10AM to 12PM: Take a peek into St. Simons Island’s glorious past during this interactive event. You will “meet” a new of the island’s more notorious residents, tour beautiful homes and even tour the cemetery at Christ Church.

The Annual Invitational Spring Arts & Crafts Show: March 15th & 16th from 10AM to 5PM: Postell Park on St. Simons Island is turned into an arts and crafts paradise during this weekend. Browse through booths with paintings, jewelry, photographs, sculptures and much more!

Wings, Wheels & Run: Saturday, March 22nd, 9AM: Drive, fly or run to the Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport for a day of running, fun, car shows, airplanes and food! There will be a 1 mile fun run as well as a 5k race, a classic auto show and a special fly-in of special aircraft from all across the Southeast. For more information, visit their website.

A Taste of Glynn: Saturday, March 30th from 5-8PM. This wildly popular annual event showcases the area’s finest cuisine while benefiting the Glynn Community Crisis Center. The event takes place at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Along with the tastings, there is a wine raffle and the popular silent auction. For more information, visit their website.

 

“The King” Comes to The King and Prince

Friday, February 21st, 2014

GA Elvis Festival

 

On Saturday, February 22nd, join us for a special evening of Elvis entertainers in celebration of the Georgia Elvis Festival’s return to Brunswick this March. Last year’s festival champion, Michael Chambliss will perform. To purchase tickets, click on the link.

We are also offering a discounted hotel room rate of $149/night for oceanfront and partial oceanview rooms for concert attendees. (This rate is valid for the night of February 22nd only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Call the reservations office at 1-800-342-0212 to reserve.)

The Top 5 Romantic Spots on St. Simons Island

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, we thought we would share our picks for the top 5 most romantic spots on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Sunset at the Pier - The golden sunsets are sure to leave you speechless and in awe of how beautiful nature can be.

St Simons Island Georgia Pier at Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise from a chair-swing at The King and Prince Resort - Enjoy the stillness of the morning and spend your first waking moments breathing in the salt air and watching the sun rise on another beautiful day.

Chair Swing at The King and Prince Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top of the St. Simons Island lighthouse - The view is simply spectacular and will make for a memorable moment for you and the one you love.

St Simons Island Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strolling beneath the live oaks - Whether it is night or day, take a walk underneath the live oaks. The beauty of the giant live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss is a perfect way to spend some quiet time together.

Under The Live Oaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Church - The beauty of the church and its gardens combined with the history of the church (which includes a love story) are enough to make anyone swoon!

Christ Church