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September 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

ArtTrends GalleryRomancing the Figure: Tuesday, August 30th to Sunday, October 9th, 2016
ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The Opening Reception on Friday, September 9th, 5 to 7p.m., will feature light refreshments, an artist meet-and-greet and one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 2nd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick 31520
St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th, September 2016
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!

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Sounds of Motown: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.
Join us Sunday, September 4 for a Little Light Music with Sounds of Motown. The Sensational Sounds of Motown have been entertaining audiences throughout the Southeast for nearly 20 years with their excellent, high-energy performances. The band is comprised of six veteran musicians with an impressive list of touring and performance credits under their belts. You’ll hear Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone… and that’s just in the first set!
610 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

EcoLecture2016Eco Lecture Series: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for an evening with Scott Coleman, ecological manager at Little St. Simons Island and member of the St. Simons Land Trust Board of Directors and Cannon’s Point Conservation Task Force, will discuss maritime forest ecology and the maritime forest restoration project happening at Cannon’s Point Preserve. Lecture begins at 6:00 PM, but feel free to come early to enjoy cocktails (or soft drinks) with a beautiful marsh view. Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events. [TIP: Bring your own cup to receive $1 OFF each drink.]

The Indigo Girls ConcertSouthern Grown Concert Series: The Indigo Girls: Thursday, September 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert at Rainbow Island. Purchase tickets at www.siconcertseries.com

The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement – not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes – allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, September 10th & 24th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.
Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Art Under the OaksArt Under the Oaks: Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th, September 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island
This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th 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.
ENTERTAINMENT!
In the afternoon bring a chair & enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon & The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon.
FRESH WORK!
This year we have several artists that are brand new to Art Under the Oaks.
FAMILY FUN!
The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits FestivalJekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival: September 16th to 18th, 2016
A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid-friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover.
Dates & Hours:
Friday, September 16: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Southern Living announces a special Southern Living Biscuits & Jam concert with Grammy-nominated headliner David Nail, taking place on Friday, September 16 at the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival. General admission concert tickets are $25 and VIP are $50. Additional features for the 2016 festival include an expanded festival footprint, the addition of a third live music stage, two new lounge experiences, more than 50 beers in the Craft Brew Fest, and for the first time ever, a statewide professional cooking competition to name “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits.” Returning favorites include the Jekyll Island Experience Pavilion, an expanded Southern Living Pavilion, family-friendly entertainment, and more than 100 hand-selected art and craft vendors.
For concert tickets and information, visit www.jekyllisland.com/concert. For more festival information, including the latest three-day schedule for the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, visit www.jekyllisland.com/shrimpgrits.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, September 18, Michael Hulett will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.
For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”
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), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other 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.

ACF Golden Isles of Georgia Dinner 2016An Evening with the Chefs: Sunday, September 25th, 2016 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The American Culinary Federation Golden Isles of Georgia Chapter presents a “Night with the Chefs” featuring regionally inspired American Cuisine and Cocktails. This year’s Annual Dinner will be held at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA and will benefit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Center of Savannah in Honor of Alexa Hartenstein. Tickets are $95 per person and required for entry.

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Thursday, September 29th , 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to http://www.getyourmuseon.com/ or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Classical ConnectionsClassical Connections: Monday, September 26th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Classical Connections is the thematic emphasis of the opening concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, which begins with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, forging a powerful artistic connection between these two musical giants. The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912-634-2006 or visit the website at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island GAPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry.
For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island GASunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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 12:30pm). For more information, click here.

The Sweetest New Thing About Southeast Georgia

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Here in the Golden Isles, we like to support our local vendors which is why The King and Prince Resort is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Dale Potts, the owner of Sugar Marsh Cottage out of Darien, GA to provide our guests with the sweetest amenities available.

In addition to purchasing online or in her shop in Darien, guests will also be able to order these treats through our concierge and gift shop. From delectable chocolates, to toffees and coastal themed shortbread cookies, there’s an endless selection to choose from, whether shopping for yourself or creating a gift box for someone else. There’s definitely a flavor for everyone! Just take a peek at some of the feedback we’ve heard so far:

“The white chocolate mint is so smooth and delicate. Some mints can be overpowering, but these are just right!”

“I could live off the Cottage Mix! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.”

“The packaging is beautiful – these would be great for goodie bags, or stocking stuffers!”

“I love the variety – they have everything from roasted pecans to chocolate.”

“The gourmet shortbread cookies are my favorite, dipped in Meyer Lemon or Key Lime white chocolate. They’re very light, but also flavorful.”

Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince
Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Chocolates at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Gift Basket at The King and Prince

Sugar Marsh Cottage Gift Basket at The King and Prince

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Big Photo Show: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Presented by the Coastal Photographers’ Guild and in its 8th year, this is the largest photography exhibit in our region. Photographs will be on display from Friday, July 1st through Saturday, July 30th at the Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, Georgia. Gallery is open Mon. – Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays [Call 912-638-8770 for hours] Closed Sundays Free Admission.

An enjoyable, free reception will take place Thursday, June 30th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”.

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. The 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 teacher at Glynn Academy; Jeff LeMieux -Art professor at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo art gallery in downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital-Brunswick Campus.

CPG members have a common purpose of learning and having fun. The results of this goal are presented at The Big Photo Show. The Coastal Photographer’s Guild [CPG] has grown from 4 to over 80 members in a very short time. The program has steadily improved as have the photographic skills of its members. Regular meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check the CPG website for program details.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion to the main exhibit of The Big Photo Show and it is being held concurrently at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Drive in the Village. This exhibition presents many of the top photographs which have won in their categories in past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

The Big Photo Show

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: July 1st, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Brunswick First Friday

 

 

St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday July 2nd to Monday July 4th, 2016

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 Friday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 4th. All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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!

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 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30am, and the 5k race starts at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Registration 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: 6:00am – 7:15am, Mallery Park, St. Simons Island.

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 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

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

Sunshine Festival Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:
7:30am: Fun Run
8:00am: 5K
10:00 am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
3:00pm: Live music by Squirt Gun
5:00pm: Live music by Jamie Renee & The Walkers
7:00pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band
9:00pm: Fireworks
9:30pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band

Sunshine Festival Fireworks

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 pm to 9 pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, July 3 for a Little Light Music with Still Cruzin’. Still Cruzin’ is an interactive party and show band with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Members of the band have played with some of the best musicians in the world including the Drifters, James Brown, Percy Sledge, the Tams and the Temptations.  Still Cruzin’ will play all the Motown and R&B hits on the biggest holiday weekend of the summer. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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Summer Movie Series: Frozen: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch Frozen on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Frozen

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, July 9th and July 23rd, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure: July 17th, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Pier Pressure will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.

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 and 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 children younger than 6 years old get in free.

Sounds by the Sea

 

Junior Summer Golf Program: July 19th to July 21st, 2016 – 8:30am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course is offering a Junior Summer Golf Program for children between the ages of 8-15. The camp will include golf education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. There will be snacks, prizes, and trophies! Call the King and Prince Golf Course Club House for more details at 912-634-0255.

Junior Summer Golf Program

 

Summer Movie Series: Aladdin: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your Aladdin on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Aladdin

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort:  Thursday, July 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Get Your Muse On Palm Tree Painting

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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.

Prime Rib Dinner

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch at ECHO

7 Reasons to Spend 4th of July on St Simons

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

1. Spend Fourth of July at the Island’s only beachfront Resort where you can enjoy the beach or one of our oceanfront pools.

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Pools at The King and Prince

2. Enjoy the Sunshine Festival, an Island tradition, complete with fireworks in the Pier Village on St. Simons- It’s a short trip from the Resort (1.2 miles) and a great opportunity to rent a bike from Ocean Motion or a golf cart from High Tides.

St. Simons Island Fireworks

4th of July fireworks on St Simons Island, GA

3. The kids can enjoy summer activities poolside. Daily during the summer, our activities coordinator leads crafts and projects with our youngest resort guests. The schedule of activities changes daily so there’s always something new to entertain the kiddies with!

Pool Activities at The King and Prince

Poolside activities for the kids

4. The Island is loaded with a variety of activities! Beaches where bike riding is possible, beautiful canopies of ancient oak trees, boutique shopping, and many hidden treasures unique to the Island itself, such as our Tree Spirits. Click here for more activity ideas for your next St Simons vacation, we’ve already sorted them out for you!

Tree Spirit on St Simons Island

The newest Tree Spirit on St Simons Island, created in 2016 by artist Keith Jennings

5. St Simons Island is an award winning destination that you have to check out for yourself. The Southern charm embodied in this magical place is indescribable.

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

Lighthouse on St Simons Island, GA

6. You don’t have to leave your dog at home! We have a handful of dog-friendly rooms, just mention this at the time of booking to be sure you’re covered because not all of our accommodations are dog friendly. Click here to learn more about the pet policies on St Simons Island.

Dog-Friendly Rooms

A dog-friendly room in our Oleander Building

7. We offer a variety of accommodations including our Resort Residences. These homes can hold anywhere from 2 to 10 people and are perfect for family gatherings, complete with BBQ grills.

Familia-Meadows-Cottage

Familia Meadows Cottage, a Resort Residence

June 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts

Glynn Visual Arts Presents “Water Works”: May 2nd to June 27th, 2016

Water, water everywhere! Here in the Golden Isles we are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful water at every turn. Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to announce our exhibition, Water Works, highlighting the theme of water, in either the medium and/or the subject or feel of the art work. This exhibition features watercolors as uniquely used by three specially invited regional watercolorists, all with a unique take on this captivating medium. The exhibition also includes two invited 3-D glass artists as well as GVA member watercolorists juried into the show.

This exhibition will take place in both GVA galleries. GVA’s main location at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island will feature the work of the three invited watercolorists, Mary O. Smith, Annette Crosby, and Dan Goad along with 3-D glass artists, Thomas and Nancy Linek. The gallery at the Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive will feature the work of juried GVA member watercolorists.

The exhibition runs from May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016. The opening reception will be Thursday, May 5th at the main GVA location at 106 Island Drive from 5:30pm – 7:00 pm.

Bonnie Rabert Poppy

Bonnie Rabert Art Exhibit: June 3rd to 25th, 2016

This exhibit features artist Bonnie Rabert’s impressionistic and colorful one-of-a-kind pieces that sometimes expand into mixed media to tell a story. Free opening reception during First Friday events on June 3, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or by appointment.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse

Friday Fun Days at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th, 2016

Every visitor to the Lighthouse is an explorer! Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and exploring the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. There’s so much to discover!

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents Friday Fun Days! Every Friday in June, children under 12 are admitted free of charge, and we’ll offer crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Events will take place June 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Activities are subject to change due to weather, so be sure to check our website, saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7093 for up-to-date information.

First Friday Brunswick Georgia

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: June 3rd, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520

Georgia Sea Island Festival

Georgia Sea Island Festival: June 4th to 5th, 2016

For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year’s festival will be held June 4 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on June 5 from noon to 6:00 pm under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park.

Nationally known and world renowned, the Georgia Sea Island Singers have been a highlight of the weekend since the festival on St. Simons Island was first organized in 1977 the 1980s by original members of the group Mabel Hillary and Bessie Jones.

Donations will be welcomed for the restoration of the historic Harrington schoolhouse, built c. 1920. Once restored, the Harrington School will serve as a museum to the island’s African American heritage.

For more information about the Annual Georgia Sea Island Festival go to www.ssiheritagecoalition.org or call the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

Cannons Point

National Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: June 4th, 2016

We will celebrate with people across the country in observing the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 4. The celebration will feature guided and self-guided exploration of the 608-acre Cannon’s Point Preserve, which will be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Guided tours will include a history walk and a photography walk.

7 am – Photography hike. Meet volunteer guide Marti Jeffers at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Walk will extend to north end.

9 am – History hike. Meet volunteer guide Myrna Crook at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about Native American life, Plantation-Era life and see historic ruins.

9:30 am – Marine Exploration. Meet volunteer Susan Shipman at the non-motorized boat launch for marine exploration. Learn about native wildlife in our marshes and tidal creeks.

10:30 am – Scavenger hunt. Meet at Taylor’s Fish camp for this family-friendly activity.

10 am – 2 pm – Southern area tours. Meet at Taylor’s Fish Camp near parking area. Learn about wildlife, the Live Oak rotunda, some history. Led by Preserve Manager Stephanie Knox and various volunteers on the hour every hour.

Cannon’s Point Preserve is a primitive wilderness experience. All visitors should bring their own water, bug spray and snacks. Wear appropriate clothing (long pants, long sleeves, close-toed shoes). There are no pets allowed on the Preserve. Limited restrooms available in Taylor’s Fish Camp near the parking area. Additional restrooms located at Frederica Park which is one mile south on Lawrence Road. Access to the north end is limited to bikes and pedestrians only. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Normal hours of operation at Cannon’s Point Preserve are Saturday-Monday, 9 am to 3 pm.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities*

Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Colonial Cooking Fort Frederica

Colonial Cooking Demonstration: June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Every Saturday in June, come to Fort Frederica, walk to the town site and smell what’s cooking. Learn how the settlers adapted both new foods and cooking methods to help them survive in the infant colony of Georgia. This program is free and open to the public.

National Trails Day

National Trails Day History Hike: June 4th, 2016

Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s past. This walk will feature the ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, and rice mill, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens and more. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. Walk will be about 2 miles in length. Bring water and insect repellant. Wear shoes comfortable for walking. COST: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6-17), children 5 and under are free.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.

Fort Frederica National Monument

Walk with a Ranger at Fort Frederica: June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2016

Every Sunday in June, Fort Frederica National Monument hosts “Walk with a Ranger,” where the stories of the 18th Century British Settlement are brought to life. Join the ranger led tour and immerse your imagination as you travel back in time to 1736. The program is approximately 45 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River featuring Michaele & The Ambiguous: June 5th, 2016

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

Southern Grown Festival 2016

Southern Grown Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, June 2016

In this celebration of all things Southern – food, drink and music! – Southern Grown 2016 builds on Sea Island’s 88-year history of creating exceptional experiences. Last year’s inaugural festival was a resounding success, laying the foundation for an expanded and even more vibrant weekend. Top culinary and spirits personalities, renowned bands, and a raft of intriguing instructional sessions combine to create a remarkable multi-day program that showcases the best of the South. It’s all offered in the world-class setting of Sea Island. To purchase tickets to Southern Grown, please click here.

Southern Grown Concert at The Lodge, 6:30 pm, Gates open at 5:30 pm

The highlight of the weekend occurs on Saturday night, when Grammy award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band takes the stage for an oceanfront performance on the lawn of The Lodge at Sea Island. Preceding this performance will be musical openers by Dumpstaphunk, one of the funkiest bands to arise from New Orleans, and two-time Grammy award-winner Jason Isbell, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Alabama. As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, guests can sample selections from renowned guest chefs while being serenaded by a variety of Southern tunes.

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica

Musket Drills at Fort Frederica: June 11th, 18th & 25th, 2016

Join Heron’s Company for their musket drills and canon exercises throughout the day at Fort Frederica National Monument. Drills take place from 9:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public.

Sounds by the Sea

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: June 12th, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, Jaime Renee & The Walkers will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm. Jamie Renee & The Walkers is a four-piece band featuring ukulele, bass, drums and saxophone that offers a huge variety of music – pop, classic rock, R&B/Soul, country, jazz and blues. Jamie Renee who fronts the band is also an incredible songwriter and is sure to do a few of her original tunes. The band has been together for about a year and is a popular feature at area resorts including Sea Island, King & Prince and the Westin on Jekyll. Their performance at Sounds by the Sea will be filled with songs that folks know and love as well as some high-energy dance tunes.

For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”

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), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other 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.

Finding Nemo St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Finding Nemo: June 15th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

A Little Light Music Concert

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: June 19th, 2016

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, June 19 for a Little Light Music with Soul Fish. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this powerful classic rock quartet will keep you dancing and singing all night long. Soul Fish is a seasoned party band well known for their versatile selection of tunes for every live performance, leaving absolutely no room for disappointment.

610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Farmers Market at Sea Island

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: June 25th, 2016

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: June 25th to 26th, 2016

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!

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Island

Summer Movie Series: Snow White: June 29th, 2016

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

Show times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing

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Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

 

 

May 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Rhythm on the River featuring Jamie Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Jamie Renee & The Walkers. Bring the kids, chairs or a blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 6th, 2016 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick, GA.First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

78th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016

For the many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. The Blessing of the Fleet Festival starts on Saturday, May 7 at Sidney Lanier Park, running from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The Festival features arts & crafts, food and merchandise vendors along with music and entertainment throughout the day.

The Festival continues on Sunday, May 8, opening at 11:00am. The 78th Blessing of the Fleet will start at 3:00pm. Rev. Tim McKeown, pastor at St. Francis Xavier, will be on board the GA Bulldog to bless the shrimp fleet and pleasure craft as they pass the pier at Sidney Lanier Park. The Festival will be open until 5:00pm on Sunday.

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website: www.brunswickblessing.comBrunswick Blessing of the Fleet 2016

 

Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Explore painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Mother’s Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. The show is from 10:00am to 5:00pm for both days.
Mothers Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at King and Prince: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Treat your mother to an unforgettable Mother’s Day Brunch at The King and Prince. With delicious traditions like eggs benedict and fun touches like a fruit and cheese display, this brunch is worth getting up before noon on her special day for. Check out the full, gourmet menu!

Adults $49; children ages 5-12 $25; children 4 and under no charge.
Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea, and iced tea. Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar and Bottomless Mimosas will be available at 12:30pm for an additional $10 (reg $15). Reservations required – call 912-268-5967The King and Prince Mother’s Day Brunch

 

A Little Light Music Summer Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the A Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. The best series in years has been lined up with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! The concert is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, May 8 for a Little Light Music with The Tams. The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years!  Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” the Tams have had four #1 songs at the national and international levels. Their style of music has been referred to as Beach Music, but it’s also a mixture of Smooth Soul, Motown and R& B.  Their show is fun, fresh, exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert Series

The Phantom Tollbooth at the Ritz Theatre: Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th, May 2016

The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of a bored kid named Milo, who takes an exciting journey through a magical kingdom, and in the process learns that life (and learning, too) isn’t so boring after all. This year’s Middle Read novel comes alive on stage. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and on Sunday at 3:00pm. Ticket Link   The Phantom Tollbooth

Moxie Craft Fest: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 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 shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like them! The next event will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at 1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. Look for the turquoise balloons!Moxie Craft Fest

 

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament & Band Party: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 7:00am – 8:00pm

Reelin’ in a Cure Fishing Tournament and Band will be held at Morningstar Marina on St. Simons Island on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Festivities begin with a fishing tournament and culminate with an evening award ceremony and band party (beginning at 5 pm) that will feature food provided by Southern Soul, music by Owen Plant, a variety of cold beverages, entertainment, and, of course, a beautiful view of the sunset! Anglers in the tournament will receive a commemorative t-shirt, koozie, and an opportunity to participate in one of the premiere fishing tournaments in Georgia.Reelin’ In a Cure Fishing Tournament

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

10th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cassina’s tenth Annual Garden Walk again celebrates the horticultural beauty of the St. Simons coastal area. It offers an opportunity for visitors to explore and enjoy a seldom seen group of six of the Island’s most inspiring private gardens. The name of the tour was selected to recognize St. Simons Island’s cultural heritage by spotlighting the tabby slave cabins, circa early 1800’s, on historic Gascoigne Bluff and their magnificent setting among the ancient oaks covered with tillandsia, or Spanish moss. The cabins are maintained by Cassina Garden Club, Inc. Proceeds from the Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk are used for the preservation and maintenance of our historic tabby cabins and the surrounding grounds.
Our Special Interest Stop will again be ACE Garden Center, which will have plants featured on the Garden Walk and other great gardening ideas.

Advance tickets may be purchased at ACE Garden Center, G.J. Ford Bookshop and St. Simons Drug Store, on St Simons Island, or Cunningham Jewelers and Gentlemen’s Outfitters, in Brunswick.garden_walk_0

 

Golden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 21st, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

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

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is kicking off its great summertime concert series, Sounds by the Sea, on Sunday, May 22 with The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective. The music starts at 7 p.m. by the sea at Neptune Park, St Simons Island.

“We are thrilled to have The Phil Morrison-Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective as our opening concert headliner,” says Heather Heath, executive director, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. “They are perennial audience favorites and created the amazing Tribute to Duke Ellington concert that packed the Ritz Theatre in last year. Concert goers are in for a real treat.”

Morrison, who calls the Golden Isles home, is a well-known Boston-born bassist and composer. He has worked with such major artists as Dizzy Gillespie, bluesman T-Bone Walker, vocalist Gloria Lynne and French horn player John Clark. He subsequently joined the trio of pianist/singer Freddy Cole, Nat’s youngest brother, with whom he worked for about five years. During that time, he frequently toured Brazil. That Brazilian influence is reflected in many of Phil’s original compositions.

Trimmins completed a distinguished career with the United States Air Force Band program, which included serving as director of operations for nine touring ensembles and as musical director and bandleader for three Air Force jazz bands. He has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from Mercer University and a doctorate in classical trumpet performance from Florida State University. He is currently the concert band director and an assistant professor at Albany State University.

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 and 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.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 22 and are only $35. Season passes are also available for children ages 6 to 12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase in person at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick or by calling Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at (912) 262-6934. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free.Sounds by the Sea Jazz

 

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Show comes to the Historic Ritz Theatre on Tuesday, May 24

Tickets are on sale now by credit card at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/slipperywhenwet

For cash sales: Call 904-444-9278 (Chris) 912-439-1251 (Tom) or 912-222-2372 (Rachel) for purchase/pickup locations at The Ritz Box Office: Open Wednesday through Friday

$10 for every ticket sold is being donated to No Kill Glynn County.Slippery When Wet

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince: Thursday, May 26th , 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece!

This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.
May 2016

 

 

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, May 2016 – 9:00am – 5:00pm

A must-see show with 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!St. Simons Island Antique Show

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second & fourth Saturdays of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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.
Prime Rib dinner at ECHO restaurant

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.Sunday Brunch at ECHO restaurant

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

On February 20th and 21st The King and Prince Golf Course was the proud host of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, one of the largest Junior Golf Tours in the country with over 270 events across the nation. Participation on this tour opens the doors to many opportunities for young golfers, including the chance to play on the collegiate level at universities. It was an honor for The King and Prince Golf Course to be a part of this. We are excited to announce that we are in the process of booking for the 2017 event.

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jack Roberts: Boys U10 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Jonathan Griz: Boys 11-13 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

Will Spivey: Boys 14-15 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

TJ Nolan: Boys 16-18 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Virginia Anne Holmes: Girls U13 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Julianna Collett: Girls 14-18 Champion

Photos courtesy of The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

April Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition: Monday, March 14th to Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts is pleased to team up with the Coastal Georgia Audubon Society in presenting the Wings of the Wild Art Exhibition. This exhibition features nationally juried art depicting wild birds in their natural habitats. Art will be displayed at both the Glynn Visual Arts galleries at 106 Island Drive and 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA.Wings of the Wild Exhibition

 

Bark for Life Glynn County 2016: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

This is a Relay for Life® Glynn County fundraising event. Raise funds with your pet by creating or joining a Bark for Life team! Sign up your team and pet today! $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 10 am – 1 pm

· Dog Walk
· Costume Contest
· Live Entertainment
· Silent Auction
· Food and much more!

Event Chair: Summer Davis
Ph: 912-262-2504
Email: sdavis44499@troy.eduBark for Life 2016

 

Pedal for Treasure: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 – 9:00am to 10:30am

Presented by Glynn Visual Arts and held in conjunction with the ART in the PARK Spring Festival

Where: Easy 4-mile loop on the south end of the island, beginning and ending in Postell Park
When: Saturday, April 2nd, 9:00am registration in front of the Casino building, 9:30am scavenger hunt starts
Who: Individuals or teams of three can participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is mandatory for bicyclists age 15 or younger to wear a helmet.
Cost: Registration is $10 per person.

Cyclists will receive a scavenger list of visual art and a map. Each item found is worth points; those with the most points will be eligible for prizes. Cyclists will need a cell phone or camera to show photos as part of the completion of the scavenger list. Extra points will be given for decorating your bicycle and/or yourself! Time limit of one and a half hours.Glynn Visual Arts Pedal for Treasure

 

ART in the Park: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd, April 2016

Glynn Visual Arts will hold the 23rd Annual Spring Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Postell Park in the St. Simons Island Pier Village. The festival will feature 70 of the most creative artists and artisans from across the eastern United States.

A wide variety of mediums and techniques will be showcased, including: pottery, painting, metal, photography, jewelry, fiber, mixed media, and much more. In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, works of art made from re-purposed materials such as wood and metal, are featured as well.

In addition to the fine art and quality crafts, we are happy to announce that renowned blacksmiths, father and son John and Lance Zeigler, will be demonstrating the craft of hand-forging steel into decorative and/or functional pieces throughout the weekend. Judy Zeigler will also be on site with her husband and son, featuring her very intricate gourd carvings. The talents of this amazing family were extremely popular last year, and we are excited to have them joining us again!

New this year is “Pedal for Treasure”, a scavenger hunt on bicycles, which will begin at 9 AM at the festival site. Participants will be given clues for finding each item of interest, which will be located throughout the south end of the island. Upon finishing back at the festival site, prizes will be awarded. Registration for this fun and interesting challenge is $10 per person the morning of the event.

Rounding out the festivities will be a hands-on craft area providing fun for the kids, as well as delicious food and beverages. What a wonderful way to celebrate spring in the Golden Isles!

529 Beachview Dr, Postell Park,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United StatesGlynn Visual Arts ART in the Park 2016

 

A Taste of Glynn: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the area’s best chefs and caterers as they compete for top culinary honors in our beautiful, historic oceanside hotel. Enjoy fantastic food, live music, a wine auction and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House and Outreach programs. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.atasteofglynn.com.

This favorite island tradition is in its 16th year, offering a perfect opportunity to sample the best of the best in local cuisine. The silent auction at A Taste of Glynn is renowned for high value items, from jewelry and boutique clothing to vacation packages and custom gift baskets. This year’s award categories are Comfort Food, International, Coastal Flare, Healthy Choice, Desserts and Tablescapes. The highlight of the evening is the award of the overall favorite, the People’s Choice Award. Funds raised support the programs of the Glynn Community Crisis Center, serving those who experience domestic violence. It’s a good time for a great cause in the company of friends on the Georgia coast. There’s no better recipe than this!Taste of Glynn 2016

 

Rhythm on the River: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Squirt Gun

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!Rhythm on the River 2016

 

Music from the Marshes: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Presented by The Marshes of Glynn Libraries. During the final program of this six part series “Suzy and the Birddogs” will perform an outdoor concert at the Casino on St. Simons Island. This is a free program; please bring a lawn chair for seating.music_from_the_marshes

 

The Beatles Tribute Show – Let It Be: Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – 7:00pm

Presented by Just2Live! General admission tickets are $30, V.I.P tickets include meet and greet with the band, catering and two beverages of choice are $50. Tickets can be purchased at The Ritz Theatre, online at just2livepromotions.ticketspice.com/letitbe or by calling 904-444-9278.

Sponsors include iHeart Media, Bubba Jax Crab Shack, Emerald Princess II Casino, Big 92.7, The Fox 107.7 and 1440 AM WGIGBeatles Tribute Show Brunswick Georgia

 

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, April 9th & 23rd, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.Sea Island Farmers Market

 

Night Flight 5K & One Mile Fun Run/Walk: Friday, April 15th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Glynn County’s only Night 5K! The event is a certified 5K race with a One Mile Fun Run/Walk. The One Mile Fun/Run Walk starts at 8:00 pm and NIGHT FLIGHT 5K starts at 8:30 pm and the participants run through huge Boeing aircraft at Stambaugh Aviation (last year Donald Trump’s plane was here!). Glow sticks and flashlights are provided in each race packet. 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department. Please join us with your families as we GLOW through the night! You may register online at ACTIVE.COM and please like us on our FACEBOOK page – NIGHT FLIGHT 5K!Night Flight 5K

Motown Review: Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Enjoy live music from the Motown Era and support fundraising efforts for the Harrington School House!

Great artists such as Diana Ross, Jennifer Holiday, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Miracles, Tina Turner and many more!

Admission: $25; Food will be served.

Sponsored by: St. Andrews C.M.E. Church & St. Simons African American Heritage CoalitionMotown Review

Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

To kick off Sea Island’s Southern Grown Concert Series JOHNNYSWIM will be live at Sea Island April 21. Series consists of four outdoor concerts, including the Southern Grown Festival concert on June 11. Visit www.southerngrown.com for more information.

JOHNNYSWIM is the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirex and Amanda Sudano. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock.

Don’t miss this live show with the beautiful setting of Rainbow Island. Gates open at 6 pm, concert starts at 7 p.m. $90/VIP ticket. General admission is $40/ticket.

Southern Grown Concert Series

 

5th Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 – 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, a Chalk Mural, Earth Day displays, and more. Among the cuisines to be sampled will be Filipino, German, Italian, Mexican, Argentine, Korean, and Jamaican — plus cupcakes.
The musical acts include a Celtic Duo, Caribbean Steel Drums, African Dancers and Drummers, Polynesian Dancers, and the College of Coastal Georgia Dance Team. Earthly Expressions Jewelry, Olive Affairs, M.K. Wellington Arts, and Belham Herbals are among the Marketplace vendors.

This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus on Friday, April 22nd is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for additional information. Event photo credits: J. D. Dickerson

1 College Drive,

Brunswick, GA 31520

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Golden Isles GreenDrinks: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The April Golden Isles GreenDrinks will be held Tuesday, April 26 (5pm-7pm) at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island. Join us for cocktails, appetizers, a raffle to WIN some great prizes and to learn more about the sustainability efforts in your community. Hope to see YOU there!

RSVP online at www.GreenSceneGA.org

Golden Isles GreenDrinks is a monthly networking event and gathering for people interested in sustainability, green business, environmental and social causes in the Golden Isles of Georgia (Brunswick, Saint Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll Island).Golden Isles GreenDrinks

 

Glynn Academy Presents Into the Woods: Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th, April 2016

April 27-30 at 7:30pm at the Glynn Academy Auditorium
Students $8 adults $12
Tickets sold at the door

The Glynn Academy Players present a modern twist on beloved fairy tales. This classic musical by theatre genius Stephen Sondheim is full of beautiful ballads, catchy tunes and recognizable characters including Little Red, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and many more. Come enjoy this award winning group’s presentation of the classic and timeless “Into the Woods.”

1001 Mansfield Street,

Brunswick, GA 31520

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Paint & Play: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join The King & Prince and Get Your Muse On for the March Paint Party Thursday, April 28 from 6 – 9pm. The price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register at www.getyourmuseon.com.Paint Party St. Simons Island

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO every Friday night beginning at 5:00pm

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO every Sunday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

 

Welcoming a Veteran Back to The King and Prince

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

In the fall of 2015, we were proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Seth Burgess back to The King and Prince Resort. Mr. Burgess’s last visit with us was during World War II – all through the summer and fall of 1945, he was stationed on St Simons Island to attend Radar School. We were happy to be able to sit with Mr. Burgess and his wife in ECHO to chat about his time here 70 years ago.

Seth Burgess November 1945

Seth Burgess November 1945

We talked about how the rooms in the Historic Building were fashioned with bunk beds to accommodate all the Navy men here for their radar training. Some of his best memories included riding bikes around the island, listening to bands playing at a club near the Village, and a funny story about being his bunkman’s wingman because the girl he was taking on a date would only go if her friend had a date too.

The Radar room at The King and Prince

The Radar room at The King and Prince

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

While Mr. Burgess was here, our General Manager Michael Johnson took him on a tour, showing him our history wall.  He also posed for photos in front of ECHO, named to remember our naval radar connection to World War II.

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing The Resort's history

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing Resort history

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

 

2016 Resolutions – Now is the Time To…

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Each year we make big plans to start off great.

Why not start each year being super motivated and aiming for the stars? Obviously that’s a great idea. We should all want to start off trying to be a better version of ourselves!

Whether it’s related to work, relationships, or just self-improvement, most of us seem to start each New Year with new goals. Whether you’re finally getting around to starting that house project, or simply switching your focus, 2016 is the time to embrace change. Planning ahead and setting goals are the only way to grow.

Here’s a list of ideas to help jump start your 2016 as The Time To…

…Learn Something!
There’s lots of history to be found on St. Simons Island, starting with Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh, or Christ Church. You can even sign up for a trolley tour with Lighthouse Trolleys or Colonial Trolley and get a complete run down on EVERYTHING you need to know about St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Trolley

Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Trolleys

…Make New Family Memories!
When’s the last time you had a professional update the family portrait? This time of year can be a little slower on the family schedules, why not take advantage of the time update the photos? Before spring and summer, you may even be able to get an awesome schedule with someone like Bobbi Brinkman Photography.

Bobbi Brinkman Family Portrait

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

…Get a Different Perspective!
Have you ever seen the island from the air? Wilco Aviation offers 4 different packages for you to see the Golden Isles from a bird’s eye view.

Wilco Aviation St. Simons Island Tour

Photo courtesy of Wilco Aviation

…Broaden your Horizons!
Change your horizons by taking a water tour. In the Golden Isles, there’s lots of ways to take advantage of this. You can try paddleboarding the ocean with SSI SUP or take a tour through the famed Marshes of Glynn with a kayak rental from Southeast Adventures.

St. Simons Island Kayak Tours

Photo courtesy of Southeast Adventure

Embrace 2016 each day and remember that Now is the Time To DO SOMETHING!