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December 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol: Saturday, November 28th to Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The Magnolia Women’s Literary Society Presentation of A Christmas Carol, Adapted by Michael Dyche: November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 2015. When the ladies of the Magnolia Women’s Literary Society decide to stage a production of “A Christmas Carol”…..Well! I think that is all we need to say. Hilarity guaranteed! Please call 912-262-0628 for more information or the “Reservation Hotline” at 912-280-0023 to purchase your tickets today.

 

Golden Isles Community Band Presents “A Night of the Classics”: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

Golden Isles Community Band presents “A Night of the Classics” at the Brunswick High School Auditorium. The concert is free to attend and is open to the public. The program will include William Tell Overture, The Symphonic Beatles, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Danse Macabre, The Klaxon March and Princeton Variations. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, December 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.

 

34th Annual Christmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Friday 4th-Saturday 5th, December 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil Ware reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Admission: $10.00 Adult and Seniors, $5.00 Youth (6 – 17)

 

Brunswick Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 8 am – 5 pm

Looking for unique gifts for family and friends? You will find that and more at the annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available. Plus, there will be yummy fall veggies, great Georgia pecans and homemade treats, courtesy of the Brunswick Farmers Market: the perfect place to find the freshest and best-tasting produce in town. Shopping local has never been this fun!

And as always, there will be a special treat for the kids – Santa Claus will be at the park to greet children and hear all their Christmas wishes. There will be seasonal music for your shopping enjoyment and prepared food vendors with an array of goodies, including deviled crab, caramel apples, funnel cake, boiled peanuts, and more. 912-262-6934

 

Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run: December 5th, 2015, Starts at 9 am

Jingle All The Way 5K and 1 Mile Run: Benefiting CASA Glynn. USATF Certified 5K Course and 5K timed by FIRST PLACE SPORTS using chip-timed finish line. Registration: www.active.com through December 10, 2014.

 

Cassina Garden Club Jingle Bells Jumble & Bake Sale: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 9 am – 2 pm

After 30 years of Cassina’s successful Christmas Tour of Homes, in 2015 the Club will celebrate Christmas and the restoration of its historic Tea Cabin with a Jingle Bells Jumble and Bake Sale. Come see the restored exterior and get a peek at the interior secrets of the Tea Cabin, Cassina’s gift to the community, and stock up on Christmas decorations and goodies.  Cassina Tabby Slave Cabins, Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA. 912-638-9808

 

Brunswick Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 5:30 pm

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. Starting at 5:30pm at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.

For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032 fax: 912-265-8181; email:ellen@discoverbrunswick.com. Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

6th Annual Christmas Boat Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

Get your Christmas Spirit on and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Christmas Boat Parade to welcome the holiday season. Set for Saturday, December 5. The parade will start at Brunswick Landing Marina and travel towards the Sidney Lanier Bridge and back. More information at: Golden Isles Sailing Club 912-275-7774

 

Student Art Exhibit Saturday: December 5th, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, January 30th, 2016 (All day)

The popular Annual Glynn County Student Art Show returns to the Ritz for the holidays and features hundreds of art pieces in every medium made by creative K-12 students. The free opening reception will be held during First Friday activities, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Christmas Traditions: Monday, December 7th, 2015 – Starts at 8 pm

The magic of Christmas will be at the heart of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s December concert, “Christmas Traditions.” The orchestra will open with traditional selections including White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and others. Singing along is allowed!

A gift of dance will follow with guest artists Bess Chambliss and Val Salnikov dancing the Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet. Following intermission, Ms. Chambliss will narrate as the orchestra performs The Nutcracker Suite. This will be a concert to delight young and old with the excitement of the season.

The concert will be performed at 8:00 PM, Monday, December 7th, at Brunswick High School. For more information, please call the Symphony Box office at (912) 634-2006 or visit our website at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Gingerbread House display at The King and Prince: Begins Wednesday, December 9th.

There will be gingerbread houses decorated by the children at local elementary schools on display in the lobby at The King and Prince.

 

The Baker’s Brunch at ECHO benefiting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia: Friday December 11th, 2015 – 9 am – 11 am

ECHO will be offering food at menu price if you would like to relax and dine with friends. Every dollar spent at this event feeds five people during the Holiday Season. The sale of the sweet & savory treats will benefit America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. For Reservations or Holiday Treat Donations Contact Carson at 912-242-4164

 

Jewelry Trunk Show at The King and Prince: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 4 pm – 8 pm

Featuring
• King & Prince Statement Jewelry
• Jewelry Handcrafted by Local Artists
• Rodan & Fields Skin Care
• Salacia Salts Bath & Body Products
• Free chair massages
• Giveaways

 

Golden Isles Live! Presents Vivace: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 8 pm – 10 pm

Vivace is a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Based primarily out of Vancouver, Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and Michael Ciufo first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go. Vivace is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre. This concert is held in The Cloister Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for adults. $10 for students/children.

 

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents A Christmas Story: Friday 11th to Sunday 20th, December 2015

Based on the classic movie, the Ritz Radio Theatre tells the story of young Ralphie’s Christmas holiday season as he bargains for a Red Rider BB Gun. Done in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast complete with period costumes, live sound effects and a talented cast of local performers. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and on Sundays at 3 pm. More Info About A Christmas Story House: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com  912-262-6934. Ticket Link

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  December 12th from 9 am – 2 pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- This event is now held on the second Saturday of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

 

East River Arts Market: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 9 am – 4 pm

This exciting new market will showcase unique and artistically designed merchandise and artwork at the Brunswick Farmers Market Pavilion on the second Saturday of each summer month, beginning in June. Browse through a diverse array of arts, crafts, distinctive food, specialty items and more! 912-262-6934

 

Jekyll Island Comic Con: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 11:30 am – 11 pm

Jekyll Comic Con is a one-day event that will be a celebration of everything Comic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming related. It will host celebrity guests from such films and TV shows as Serenity and Firefly, Arrow and the Walking Dead, as well as famed artists from Marvel and DC. The Artists Alley will welcome such acclaimed artists as Tommy Castillo, Tony Kordos, Scott Rorie and John Beatty, as well as Fallen Manga Studios and Anomalous Comic. Several local artists will also be showcased. The vendor’s room will have everything from comics, toys, t-shirts, models and posters to costumes and accessories.

Jekyll Comic Cons two panel rooms will be going all day and will have lively discussions and Q&A from a variety of experts in the fields of Cosplay design, podcasts, authors and filmmakers.There will be open gaming for all the D&D and Magic:The Gathering fans. And the screening room will be showing popular comic and anime related movies for all ages.

As the day winds down, Jekyll Comic Con After Dark will kick off with a variety of Cosplay Contest including amateur, advanced and kids’ contests with cash prizes. Following this, a dance party will get into full swing with DJ Rozotron at the turn tables.

Due to our close ties with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to these two amazing charities. We have also collected vast amounts of products and original art pieces donated by our vendors and artists that will be raffled off all day with 100% of the proceeds also going to these charities. With the support of the community we hope to again make this a fun and exciting event for all ages. 912-506-3155

 

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park: Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th, December 2015

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10 am – 5 pm on all days. 912-262-0628

 

Tacky Sweater Party & Sam Adams Tap Takeover at ECHO: Thursday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 23rd – 7 pm – 10 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at ECHO’s Tacky Christmas Parties. In addition to food and drink specials, there will be live music by Jamie Rowell and Friends and the Camden County Wildcats Choir.

 

Christmas Concert at Selden Park: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

The Coastal African American Coastal Historic Preservation Commission invites you to celebrate the 150th ratification granting freedom and abolishing slavery in the United States. A Christmas Concert will be held in Selden Park on December 18th at 6 pm. Musical acts that will be featured include Michael Hulett, the Sea Island Singers and Trina Meade. Admission is $5 per person and children under 6 receive free admission. Santa Claus is also rumored to be in attendance! 3401 Ross Road, Brunswick, GA 31520 912-265-7244

 

The Jazz and Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

The Jazz & Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas! Great people, music, poetry & art. Chic Bar & Hor d’oeuvres.
Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia (UUCG); 1710 Gloucester Street- Historic Brunswick 912-230-2834

 

Paint & Play at ECHO hosted by Get Your Muse On: Tuesday December 29th, 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This event is happening on a Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday. This price is $55 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com. Space is limited and reservations are required.

November 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Bringing Lincoln to Life: A Lecture by Richard Brookhiser: Wednesday, Nov 4th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center, $25 per person. The Society will host journalist, biographer and historian Richard Brookhiser. Mr. Brookhiser, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, is widely known for a series of biographies of America’s founders, including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He has also written and hosted documentary films about Washington and Hamilton for PBS. Mr. Brookhiser will discuss his most recent book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. To register, visit saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7090.

The Canvas of History: Thursday, Nov 5th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Famed artist Steve Penley, well-known for his vibrant paintings of our founding fathers, will be putting the finishing touches on an original painting of the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach, the Society’s current project. The painting will be raffled to raise funds to purchase an artifact for the future World War II Museum. Raffle tickets are $50 each, and only 300 will be sold. The drawing will be held on November 5, and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store, or call 912-634-7090 for more information.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 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.

Historic Fun Community Appreciation Day: Saturday, November 7th, 10am-5pm at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum- The museum doors will open to the community free of charge and they will provide a festival of events during the day, including themed docent-led tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, performances by local groups celebrating coastal Georgia history and historic lawn games. For more information, please call Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, November 7th & 8th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  November 14th from 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- This event is now held on the second Saturday of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

Second Sunday: November 8 12pm-5pm- This popular family-friendly music event will take place under the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Click here for details.

Jazz Vespers: Sunday, November 8th, 7:00pm at Frederica Presbyterian Church Presents John Lumpkin and the Covenant Jazz Vespers on Sunday, November 8th at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. There will be fellowship accompanied by coffee and dessert.

150 Delamotte Road,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey (RSM) Classic: Nov 16th-22nd. The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside 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. In just its first four years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 1.8 million dollars for children and family charities.

The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey and will be changing to The RSM Classic just in time for the event. The domestic entity, McGladrey, has adopted the name of its international brand, RSM, as of October 2015 thus prompting the renaming of this PGA event.

Mistletoe Market: Friday Nov 20th to Sunday Nov 22nd. Join for this festive kick-off to the holiday season on the Georgia Coast! 70 talented artists and crafters with the perfect gift for everyone on your list will be featured, along with wonderful wreaths, holiday entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Hours:
Friday, November 20 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Saturday, November 21 (10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, November 22 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Join Joe Willie and Robbie Sue from 104.1 The Wave Radio as they start off the weekend with a bang! Santa arrives at 6:00pm and will be available for pictures until 8:00pm.

Saturday morning begins with a holiday pet parade at 9:30am.  Register your dog and be part of the fun, or come and watch the antics as the animals and owners parade through the Park! “Fun” awards will be given in several categories.

You don’t want to miss the FREE concert by Michael Hulett on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Come and listen to your favorite tunes, including Michael’s special performance of various Christmas numbers!

For more information on this year’s festivities, please email: festivals@glynnart.org or click here.

529 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey Classic Martina McBride Concert– Saturday, Nov 21st at 7pm. Come see music superstar Martina McBride in the Golden Isles perform live at The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

To date, Martina McBride has had 20 top-10 hits, six No. 1 smashes and has sold 18 million albums. She released “Everlasting”, her twelfth studio album, last year. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 Grammy Awards. See more here.

The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Two ticket options are available. A Saturday golf/concert combination ticket is available for $70, and a concert only ticket is available for $45. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

 

 

A Complete Guide to Thanksgiving 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Thanksgiving Buffet on St. Simons Island

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The King and Prince

The holiday season is approaching quickly. Very quickly. In the grocery store last night, we noticed most of the magazine covers in the checkout lines are full of beautifully photographed dishes that are all screaming, “Thanksgiving is here, what are you making?”

Let’s be real. A lot of us have jobs; jobs that will require our attention the days leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday. On top of our regular busyness, not all of us are mini-Martha Stewarts. In fact, there are multiple sites dedicated to Pinterest fails for this exact reason. No one needs to spend 72 hours in countdown chaos worrying about every last detail. Is the turkey defrosted? Will my dressing taste just like my mom’s? Or will it be too dry? Will Aunt Edith remember to make the pie this time? Thanksgiving is about coming together with loved ones and giving thanks. Thanks for the family we have. Thanks for the friends in our lives. Thanks for all of the great things happening to us, around us, and for us. It’s a magical time when we come together to spend time, bond, love, and laugh. This year let us help you do just that.

It’s not a trick. You can have an amazing meal. With all of your family. Stress-free. Well…mostly stress-free, depending on how CrAzY your Crazy Uncle is. While keeping your kitchen clean. All you have to do is choose to celebrate it with us. We will happily set the table, cook the turkey, and clean all of the dishes so that you can relax and catch up instead of hanging out in the hot kitchen.

Here are the details for our Thanksgiving Buffet this year:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2015
11am – 7pm (brunch items available until 3pm)
Adults $59; Children ages 5-12 $24; Children 4 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea

CHEF-ATTENDED STATIONS & DISPLAYS 
Turkey Carving Station
Crab Cake Station
Whole Roasted, Stuffed Salmon Station
Brown Butter Sautéed Bay Scallop & Grit Station
Omelet & Egg Station
Belgian Waffle Station
Seafood Platter
Fruit & Cheese Platter

MAINS 
Southern Fried Chicken
Braised Short Ribs with Tomato Farro
Southern Chicken Salad in Profiteroles
Lobster Bisque
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Bananas Foster French Toast

SIDE DISHES 
Sweet Potato Pie
Carrots & Peas
Turkey Stuffing
House Cranberry Sauce
Green Beans, Slivered Almonds, & Pimentos
Creamed Spinach
Sweet Corn
Yukon Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

DESSERTS 
Chocolate Cream Pie
Fruity Pebble Marshmallow Cookies
Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Ganache
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Apple Bread Pudding

*For anyone interested in ECHO’s menu, a limited version will be available in the bar area.

We look forward to serving you and your family. All you need to do is call 912-268-5967 to make your reservations. We do suggest calling sooner rather than later since there are other families just like yours that have already called to reserve seats at the table. Happy Holidays from The King and Prince Family, we look forward to spending them with you and yours soon.

 

SPIRITual Brunch- A Food & Spirits Festival Event

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a well-planned series of events aimed at raising money for the community’s non-profit Hospice of the Golden Isles while also highlighting almost every aspect of food. This year, the 5 day festival wrapped up with the SPIRITual Sunday Brunch at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and a top notch menu planned by Chef de Cuisine of ECHO, James Flack.

The five course meal was serenaded by Owen Plant, a local musician, and accompanied with Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers courtesy of Vixen Vodka, Fruitland Augusta, and Bloody Amazing. The beautiful centerpieces for each table were created by The Vine Garden Market located in nearby Redfern Village.

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Centerpieces from The Vine Garden Market

Courtesy of The Vine

Fruitland Augusta Vodka

Courtesy of Fruitland Augusta Vodka

St. Simons Island Brunch

2015 Brunch Menu

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

Courtesy of Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

The Vine Garden Market on St. Simons Island

Courtesy of The Vine

Owen Plant, St. Simons Island musician

Owen Plant, local musician

 

October 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, September 21st, 2015

4th Annual St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival: Wednesday – Sunday, September 30-October 4-  This 5 day festival offers the best the South has to offer, from BBQ & Georgia Craft beer to local seafood & phenomenally paired wines, from Pitmasters & Professional Golfers to local restaurants & spirits! St. Simons will transform into a non-stop celebration as it hosts Celebrity Guest Chefs, Bloggers, Authors, locals and tourists alike. Check out the events to see where to find your favorite chefs, bands, artists, farmers and spirits! Voted “Best Public Fair or Festival” by the Allie Awards, this is the only local festival that highlights the bounty of the Golden Isles while raising money and awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles, the only non-profit hospice serving our five county area. For more info see our previous blog or the website.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 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.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

Color Your World Creative, An art inspired gathering of women: Thursday – Sunday, October 8-11 at The King and Prince Resort, hosted by Get Your Muse On- While creating art and capturing memorable moments is the main event, this art-inspired weekend includes more than art. Women who attend will enjoy culinary delights at the King and Prince Hotel, Island Tours, yoga, a poolside wine party and more. Traci DeForge, owner of Get Your Muse On says, “Women are yearning to express creativity and take a break from their hectic lives. This retreat is the perfect chance to get away with a girlfriend or make memories with new friends.” With instruction by award-winning artist Cathie Parmelee, hands-on art creation begins at the King and Prince Resort Thursday evening followed by studio time Friday and Saturday at the Get Your Muse On warehouse. Find out more about Color Your World Creative here.

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturdays, October 10th & 24th 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

St. Simons Island Annual October Fest Arts & Crafts Market: Saturday & Sunday October 10th & 11th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters! Pottery, Painting, Photography, Woodcraft, Garden Art, Jewelry and much more!

Second Sunday: October 11, 2015 12pm-5pm- This popular family-friendly music event will take place under the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Click here for details.

The Island Players present Sugar: Thursday, October 15th to Sunday, November 1st, 2015- Based on movie ”Some Like It Hot”; Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Peter Stone

Oct. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 2015   ~   7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2015   ~   3 p.m

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 – 5pm to 7pm, 8 Galleries ~ 100 Artists- HOP the Light House Trolley from any Gallery and see them all ~ Just $10, visit their website for more information.

Wallin Gallery- 3600 Frederica Rd.
Palmer Gallery- 3415 Frederica Rd.
GVA Gallery- at the Welcome Center
Moonlight Studio- 117 Mallery St.
Artist’s Annex Gallery- 100 Skylane, Suite 170
Glynn Visual Arts- 106 Island Dr.
Anderson Fine Art Gallery- 3309 Frederica Rd.
Art Trends Gallery- 3305 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island 4th Annual Food & Spirits Festival

Thursday, September 17th, 2015



Each year, September brings fall weather, football, and the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival. This local culinary affair is the highlight of the season and offers something for everyone with its multitude of events- from BBQ competitions where professional golfers (think Davis Love III, Zach Johnson, and more) take on the pitmasters, to Celebrity Guest Chefs displaying their skills, and oceanfront brunches with live music and swaying palm trees. All profits benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles, the area’s only non-profit hospice serving a 5 county area.

The main event is “Saturday Under the Oaks,” and takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St Simons Island.  This is where you are sure to find everyone you know. This tasty social gathering has so much going on, you’re sure to enjoy it all! A tasting tent featuring gourmet food from local eateries, mixology tents highlighting specialty cocktails, a market area where local artisans are selling their goods, and even a Kid Zone for the little ones.

Throughout the day there will be many live demos, including a Chef Showdown. Four local chefs will compete in a 30 min “Chopped Style” cook-off, which will be judged by the audience and Celebrity Chefs. In the spirit of charity, to participate in the Chef Showdown, each chef is raising money for Hospice of the Golden Isles here, and the Top 4 earners will earn their spot in the competition. This event is particularly exciting for us because ECHO’s Chef de Cuisine, James Flack, is one of the local chefs trying to earn his spot in the Top 4 to compete on October 3. You can vote for Chef Flack so he gets the chance to compete by donating here!

No matter which event(s) you choose to participate in, you and your taste buds are sure to have a great time! The festival’s 2015 full event schedule includes:

  • Wednesday, September 30
    • First Bite Kick-Off
    • Southern Soul BBQ & Beer Pairing
  • Thursday, October 1
    • BBQ Pro-Am presented by Georgia Crown
  • Friday, October 2
    • Sip, Taste and Tour in the Pier Village
    • Friday Night Festival Feast
  • Saturday, October 3
    • Saturday Under the Oaks
    • Oyster Fest
    • Saturday Night Dine Around
  • Sunday, October 4
    • SPIRITual Sunday Brunch

For more details on each event, or to purchase tickets visit here. You can also follow & post on social media using #tastessi and by following Saint Simons Food & Spirit Festival on Facebook or @SSFSFest on Twitter & Instagram.

 

Don’t Miss the Bus to the 2015 Georgia/Florida Game!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

It’s that time of year again, time for the 2015 Georgia vs. Florida Football Game! We understand Game Day traffic can be a hassle and that lining up reliable transportation can be stressful. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we will be providing round-trip transportation for the big game again this year. Guests are invited to travel in comfort on one of our four motor coaches without the worry of navigating annoying big-game traffic or arranging for designated drivers. The King and Prince has you covered!

We will provide you with a delicious boxed lunch on the bus along with assorted mixers for the ride down. In Jacksonville, enjoy the famous “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party!”

Have a great time at the party and the GA/FL Game this year without the worry of arranging designated drivers or hiring cabs with the knowledge that, with the King and Prince, you have a safe ride to and from the game. Not a guest of The King and Prince? Not a problem! You’re invited to the party too.

Bus tickets are $100 plus tax per person.

Remember, seating is limited and WILL sell out so if interested in this opportunity, please fill out the form below. Email the completed form along with a front and back copy of your credit card to bharrell@mmihg.com or call the resort at 1-800-342-0212 for more information.

2015 GA.FL Bus Reservation Form

August 2015 Events In The Golden Isles

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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

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

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

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

 

The Top 5 Reasons To Visit St. Simons Island

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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

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

Sunrise on St. Simons Island

Sunrise from the beach

Sunset over the ocean on St. Simons Island

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

Sunset on St. Simons Island

Sunset view from the pool deck

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

The King and Prince Golf Course

The King and Prince Golf Course

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

Oceanfront dining at ECHO

Oceanfront dining at ECHO

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

St. Simons Island Beach

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

Paddleboarding on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Named Top Island

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Beach outside of The King and Prince Resort

 

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