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June 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, June 6th- 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.

Georgia Sea Island Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th at Gascoigne Park- This annual festival celebrates the African American traditions, crafts and food of Georgia’s barrier islands. For more information, visit their website.

The 24th Annual Golden Isles Family Fishing Event: Saturday, June 7th from 8:30am to 12pm- Bring the family out to the Sidney Lanier Fishing Pier for a morning of fishing and family fun! There will be free food and free rods and tackle boxes for all participants! The event is free of charge for the first 125 registered children ages 5-12. For more information, visit the Coastal DNR website.

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff: June 8th 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 Island Garage Band: June 8th 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.

Full Moon Paddle & Party: Friday, June 13th 8pm- Join Davis Love III’s Paddle & Putt, Southeast Adventure Outfitters and Southern Soul BBQ for an evening of paddling and BBQ underneath a full moon. For more information, call Southeast Adventure Outfitters at 912-638-6732.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, June 17th. 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.

Canopy of the Oaks Festival: Saturday, June 28th 10am to 10pm- Bring your family and friends for a day of music and fun at Gascoigne Bluff Park. There will be live music, kids activities, an arts and crafts market and a disc golf tournament.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, June 28th & 29th 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!

Beach Safety on St. Simons Island

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

St. Simons Island Beach Safety

 

Every year, thousands of tourists and island residents spend time at the beach on St. Simons Island. In an effort to keep our guests safe, here are some things to keep in mind for your next trip to the beach.

Sand Bars: If you look out into the ocean at low tide, you are sure to see the sand bars as well as people swimming to them to explore them. Our advice is to appreciate the sand bar from a distance but do not swim or walk to it. The tide can change from low to high in a relatively short amount of time and returning to the beach can become  quite hazardous.

Swimming: Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day from 11am to 4pm. Keep in mind that not all beaches are guarded. For a list of beaches, visit the Glynn County website.

Although there are few waves at our beach, the water moves swiftly and there is a strong rip current. It is important if you are going to swim, that you are a strong swimmer. If you become caught in a rip current, don’t fight it. Swim or tread water until you are out of the current and then swim to shore. You can always wave to shore for help as well.

Dogs on the Beach: Dogs are permitted on the beach! Here is what you need to know to bring Fido with you. During the winter months, (after Labor Day and before Memorial Day) dogs are allowed on any portion of the beach as long as they are on a leash. During the summer, (Memorial Day through Labor Day) no dogs are permitted on the beach between the pier and 16th street at Gould’s Inlet from 9am to 6pm. They are, however, permitted on the beach before 9am and after 6pm.

If you have any questions about beach access points, swimming or sandbars, ask our concierge or front desk. They will be happy to assist you. Remember to stay safe at the beach this summer and have fun!

St. Simons Island Restaurant Guide – Part 2

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

In Part 1, our restaurant guide highlighted some popular local restaurants. (Click here to visit Part 1). In Part 2, learn about more restaurants that we recommend you visit while on our island!

 

Palmers Village Cafe

 

Palmer’s Village Cafe- This quaint cafe is located in the heart of the pier village. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a unique twist on traditional comfort food.We love that their menu highlights fresh, local produce. Their location makes it the perfect place to grab a bite after shopping in the village. Staff Pick: Try a taste of the coast with their Surf Squared breakfast. Poached eggs over a crab cake served with a roasted red pepper grit cake.

 

 

 

 

Sals Neighborhood Pizzeria 

 

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria- Sal’s is owned and operated by Sal Cenicola, a former boxer from New Jersey who makes the best pizza south of Jersey! If you are looking for an Italian restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, Sal’s is the place. Many islanders who are originally from the north rely on Sal when they want an authentic pizza. So, naturally our staff pick is….pizza!

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney's Bistro 

Delaney’s Bistro- Delaney’s has been an island staple for many years and are located just a 10 minute drive from the resort. They are open for lunch and dinner and their menu offers something for every palate-from duck breast and lamb to fresh scallops and crab cakes. The restaurant is perfect for a quiet meal with good friends. Staff Pick- Their tasso chicken over linguine is delicious. Also, if they offer scallops as one of their specials, we highly recommend you try it!

 

 

Southern Soul Barbeque

 

 

 

Southern Soul Barbeque- Although Southern Soul has been around for a few years, they have quickly become a tradition for both locals and visitors. Their succulent BBQ and delectable sides have left us coming back for more, time and time again. We dare anyone to drive by their smoker and NOT stop! Dine outside on one of their picnic tables or, call ahead and take your meal to the beach! Staff Pick- Their ribs and brisket are out of this world and you cannot leave the island without trying their fried green beans!

 

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.