The Sweetest New Thing About Southeast Georgia

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

August 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

August 1st, 2016

Summer Movie Series – Zootopia: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm.
Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series St. Simons Casino

 

7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament: Thursday 4th through Saturday 6th, August 2016
For Tarpon Tournament rules, click here. Entry Fee: $300.00 per boat. Early Registration is available-Please call Lisa 912-638-7673. Captain’s Meeting: Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion; 6:30 PM August 4, 2016. Awards Banquet held at Morningstar Marinas August 6, 2016 The Harbour Room 6:30 PM. In case of tournament cancellation due to bad weather, the Rules Committee will announce new dates. If you would like to pay entry fees or tournament within a tournament fees by credit card please call (912) 638-7673.

St. Simons Island Tarpon Fishing Tournament

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, August 5th, 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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

 

August Rhythm on the River: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Traveling Riverside Band
Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Rhythm on the River

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturdays, August 13th & 27th, 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 Farmers Market

 

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Island Garage Band: Sunday, August 14th, 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 7:00pm 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, August 14 for a Little Light Music with Island Garage Band. Staying true to the original recordings, local favorites Island Garage Band will take you “back in time” with some of your favorite classic rock hits from Steely Dan, Chicago, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and much more. 610 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

A Little Light Music Concert

 

End of Summer Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st, August 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the End of Summer Arts and Crafts Show at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00am – 5:00pm on all days.

St. Simons Island Arts & Crafts Show

 

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, August 28, Gwen Hughes & The Kats will play at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Concert begins at 7:00pm.
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. Heather Heath, Executive Director said, “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 7:00 – 9:00pm 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.

Sounds by the Sea St. Simons Island

 

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 St. Simons

 

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 St. Simons

Recent Meeting Planner Reviews of our St Simons Island Venue

July 26th, 2016

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The King and Prince has been commended for excellent meetings and conferences by Convention South magazine Readers’ Choice Award, the prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings magazine, Meeting South’s Best of the South Award and Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award. But no commendation is as good as those from our guests. Thank you, meeting planners, for letting us know what you thought!

  • “Already have 3 more on the books!” -GL
  • “GOOD JOB!” -ST
  • “Excellent meeting as always, I love going to The King and Prince! …Looking forward to the next time.” -CB
  • “King and Prince has done an excellent job with each of our meetings. Service and food have been excellent!” -DG
  • Overall rating: Excellent—“That’s why we come back!” -JF
  • “It was a great meeting- everything was excellent! Thank You!!” -GW
  • “We had 100% response on our attendees wanting to return to The King and Prince…I needed the event to be awesome and it was! Terri and Jamie were great to work with, and responded promptly and with helpful suggestions. Our old venue was a very special place but The King and Prince was a really good move for us. I’m looking forward to the next few years! Thanks so much for crafting and working with me on these contracts.” -GH
  • “Everything was outstanding as usual!” -BP
  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our retreat and were all very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy of the staff. If we can ever welcome you to Washington, let us know!” -CC
  • “Overall we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks to all of you.”- TG

5 Last Minute Beauty Tricks For Your Wedding

July 21st, 2016

1) No Glow? No problem. Coconut Water.

This magic elixir is here for you, in more ways than one! Drink it up, soak it up, or why not try both?! It’s the ultimate 2fer! Coconut water helps clear toxins from your skin AND makes sure you are totally glowing on your Big Day! You should notice more radiant and moisturized skin by the time you walk down the aisle.

Coconut Water Uses

2) Pore me? Ice, Ice, Baby.

Stress and adrenaline can take a toll on your skin. The countdown to the wedding can certainly contribute! Here’s a cool solution- ice cubes. It’s your special day, so don’t sweat the small stuff.

Ice Cubes

3) Case of the Casper? 2 words. Spray Tan.

This trick is nothing new, but if spraying isn’t in your normal beauty routine then we advise that you try spraying in advance. We’ve seen Bride Wars. It’s important to not overdo and to also choose a shade that works with your natural skin tone. We also like that you can achieve the sun-kissed skin with minimal time required!

Bride and Groom on Beach

4) 50 Shades of Whiter Teeth! That’s Something to Smile About. Charcoal Capsules.

Surprisingly, charcoal is very effective at removing stains on your teeth. Activated charcoal capsules are sold as dietary supplements at most health stores so if you ingest a little, you’ll be okay. Crack a capsule open and dip a wet toothbrush in the charcoal and brush lightly for a few minutes. Make sure you don’t scrub too hard because the jury is still out on whether it’s abrasive enough to damage your enamel.

Activated Charcoal for Teeth

5) What’s taking so long!? Hair’s the plan: Extensions or Biotin.

While patience is a virtue, time is also of the essence. Want instant longer locks? Have some fun and try extensions. Want to grow your own? Biotin is the ultimate go-to vitamin. Your hair will thank you!

Hair Extensions

 

Dennis & Katie’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

July 7th, 2016

Dennis & Katie’s special day in May was full of sunshine & smiles! Check out some of the gorgeous pics that Brooke Roberts Photography was able to snap.

Griscom-McKeen Collage 1

 

Griscom-McKeen Collage 2

 

Griscom-McKeen Wedding Collage 3

Ceremony Venue: St Simons Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: Lanier Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Coordinator: Olivia Pitts
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Music: Chris Thomas Band
Lighting: Island Sound

Jenni & Devin’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

July 7th, 2016

After having their “First Look” at The Avenue of the Oaks, Jenni & Devin celebrated their special day with an all oceanfront affair at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their outdoor ceremony took place on the lawn, followed by dinner in the Lanier Ballroom, and dancing in the Delegal Room. Here’s a peek at some of the photos snapped by Brooke Roberts Photography:

Arnold-Weaver Collage 1

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 2

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 3

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 4

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 5

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 6

Venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Beth Williams
Hair & Make Up: Tifani Margaux Hair and Make Up Artistry
Florals: Straton Hall Events
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Transportation: Martin’s Vintage Rides and Lighthouse Trolleys and Cap Fendig’s Dolphin Tours

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

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

Leigh and Jason’s November Wedding

June 16th, 2016

Leigh and Jason were married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in an oceanfront ceremony on the lawn, followed by cocktail hour inside, and a reception in the Lanier Ballroom. In addition to fun party favors, such as sunglasses and light up sticks, they chose to also have cotton candy and the quintessential photo booth. To set their style apart, they accented their ceremony and reception with shades of green- notice the light ombre effect at the bottom of her dress, the flowers on the cake, and the uplighting of the ballroom.

Photography: Bobbi Brinkman Photography
Videographer: I Thee Film
Photobooth: Studio Pixel Pop
DJ: Island Sound
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Cake: Betty Zeigler
Coordinator: Allyson Moline

Wedding Ceremony on Lawn

 

 

Bride and Groom

 

 

Wedding Reception Decorations

 

 

Wedding Reception St. Simons Island

7 Reasons to Spend 4th of July on St Simons

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.

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Familia Meadows Cottage, a Resort Residence

June 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

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.