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!
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.
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.com
Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, May 2016 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
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 912-268-5967
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.