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The Best Fall Festivals (+ more) in Southeast Georgia

Monday, August 14th, 2017
SSFSfest collage

📷: St. Simons Island Food + Spirit Festival

Whether it’s Spring, Summer, or year round, many know St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles as one of the East Coast’s favorite destinations for beach vacations. But what do you know about Fall here? Aside from cooler weather and crisp breezes, did you know that Fall also brings some of Southeast Georgia’s favorite festivals?

That’s right. Our weekends are filled with exciting events drawing friends, families, and neighbors together outside to enjoy the weather and all of the charm our community has to offer. With several unique events, from foodie festivals to major sporting events to educational outdoor fun for the kids, the Golden Isles has something for everyone! Below are some of 2017’s “can’t miss” crowd favorites that we’re looking forward to this year.

Southern Grown Festival (September 1-3)

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night’s Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown Marketplace and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner anda concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

Things to know: The Drive-By Truckers and Steep Canyon Rangers are scheduled to play on Sea Island’s Rainbow Island during the festival, but all year long as a part of the Southern Grown Concert Series, you can enjoy major artists performing with the Golden Isles’ iconic marshes as the backdrop. 2017’s line up also included the Gin Blossoms in June with Keller Williams scheduled for December. And there’s a Falconry Experience during Saturday’s Southeastern Wildlife Expo. Yes, a falconry experience.

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. To purchase tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival (September 15-17)

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.

Things to know: Not only is this festival free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island, it’s also a huge showcase of the area’s local artists (check out that lineup here.)

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit here. Phone: 912-635-3636.

St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival (October 4-8)

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, has quickly become a favorite among the locals and regional foodies. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Executive Chef James Flack of The King and Prince Resort/ECHO, and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at the King and Prince Resort.

Things to know: You get to keep your SSIFSF etched glass as a souvenir from Saturday’s main event, “Tasting Under the Oaks”. Also, post your event photos using #ssifsf and the festival may share your pics on their social media.

For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more, click here.

Coastfest (October 7):

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archaeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

Things to know: This kid approved event is free and will have touch tanks, live snakes or alligators to hold, Coast Guard boat tours, archery, rock walls, + more!

For more information, click here.

Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee (November 11):

The annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park brings cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, live entertainment, the kid’s Junior Stewbilee Central Fun Zone, classic and antique car show, arts & crafts displays and of course, sampling of the best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Live entertainment will be provided by Pier Pressure and 3 Day Weekend. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00am, the pooch parade will begin at 10:15am, the Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Things to know: Both Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia claim to be the origin of the Brunswick Stew. We choose to believe the plaque on the iron pot in Downtown Brunswick, GA that boasts its creation in July of 1898. (Since writing this, I’ve learned of a 3rd claim that was new to us. While enjoying Southern Soul’s Luau this weekend, a lovely Canadian couple informed our table that Brunswick, Maine also claims the creation of this local favorite. It’s funny how the Island works. I see it as more proof that there’s always people to meet and things to learn while enjoying delicious meals in the Golden Isles.)

For event updates, check their Facebook page here.

RSM Classic (November 13-19):

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first six years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. The tournament will be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers. **Each year there is a concert in coordinationtoo, however, the entertainment has not been announced yet. We will continue to update this as more information is available.

Things to know: Even our PGA Event incorporates a foodie function, Taste of the Golden Isles. In association with the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, Taste of the Golden Isles, is another chance to savor some of the highlights from the areas favorite places to dine. This could be your chance to rub elbows with your favorite PGA Pro!

For more information, including schedules and tickets, click here.

Jekyll Island Comic Con (December 9-10):

Jekyll Comic Con is Southeast Georgia’s Premiere multi-day Pop Culture event attracting thousands of attendees of all fandoms. Hosted at the beautiful beachfront Jekyll Island Convention Center, Jekyll Con celebrates a little bit of everything from the comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, and gaming universe! This all ages family-friendly event hosts some of the top vendors, artists, and celebrities in the industry; along with panels, workshops, gaming tournaments, live entertainment and so much more.

Things to know: You can plan your destination wedding on an Island for under $10,000. You heard right. For a mere $8,000 you can book “The Wedding Experience” that includes Imperial Stormtroopers escorting the bride, a Star Wars themed cake, photography and a reception complete Lightsabers and a DJ for 50 of your closest friends & family. You’ll be the talk of the galaxy.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, click here.

Don’t forget, there’s always live music happening around the Resort at ECHO, check that schedule here.




November 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Prime Rib Dinner

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

Georgia Artists with DisAbilitiesGeorgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit in the Ritz Theatre Gallery: 
October 1st to November 23rd, 2016

The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit features 49 entries that include paintings, photographs, clay pottery, textiles and other mediums. The eight-city tour is kicking off in Brunswick this year and will travel the state though July 2017. Local artist Risa Rambo of St. Simons Island received an Honorable Mention and her “Smocked Dress” will be on display. “There is something very special about this exhibit,” says Heather. “The artwork is phenomenal – I think I have bought a piece of art every time we have had the exhibit at the Ritz. And this year, we are the first stop on the tour – more to choose from! I encourage everyone to come see the work for themselves.”

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 23rd, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information visit or call 912-262-6934.
Glenn Visual Arts - 100 YearsGlynn Visual Arts Presents “100 Art Works Celebrating 100 Years”: October 10th to November 21st, 2016

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present a new art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary/centennial of our National Parks Service. GVA has partnered with Fort Frederica and will be presenting over 100 works by local artists celebrating the beauty, history and uniqueness of our own National Park, Fort Frederica. The exhibition will include art work in various mediums including painting, pottery, photography and more. It runs from October 10th – November 21st at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive (main) and in the Welcome/Visitors Center at 529 Beachview Drive. All art work will be for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. The opening reception will take place at GVA’s main facility at 106 Island Drive on Thursday, October 13th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Red Fox Oil PaintingArtTrends Gallery Presents “Colors of Life”: October 10th to November 26th, 2016

Award winning artist, Carol Jo Smidt, is pleased to be presenting her artwork series “Colors of Life” at the ArtTrends Gallery. Carol’s paintings are representative of ordinary subjects through the use of extraordinary colors. She lives and creates her art in Woodbine, Georgia. She has been drawing since the age of 4 when her favorite subjects were horses. Carol also attended the St Paul School of Art, graduated from Iowa State University, and attended graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design.

ArtTrends is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 912-268-4761
First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: November 4th, 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 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Golden Isles Live - Alina KiryayevaGolden Isles Live! Presents: Alina Kiryayeva: November 4th, 2016

Golden Isles Live! Presents Alina Kiryayeva live in concert at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Moving Pictures – Music Program
Connects with Every Age Audience

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician, Alina is globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. She has won numerous awards and has been honored by the Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk with the State Award for Achievement in Arts. Brilliant light-classical music.

Adult: $35 per ticket; Student/Child: $10 per ticket

1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520
Brunswick StewbileeAnnual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee: November 5th, 2016

Update: The Stewbilee has been rescheduled from Saturday, October 22 to Saturday, November 5. Any tickets purchased prior to the reschedule are still valid.

Get ready for the annual Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Each year, cooking teams from near and far compete to see who has the best stew, competing for the Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Award. The day long event begins with the 5k Road Race followed by the Pet Supplies Plus Pooch Parade, Live Entertainment, The Kid’s Junior Stewbee Central Fun Zone, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and of course, sampling of the Best Brunswick Stew in the nation. Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event.

The motorcycle ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The pooch parade will begin at 10:15 a.m.
The Brunswick Stew tasting will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The car show will also take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: November 5th to 6th, 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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

St. Simons LighthouseCommunity Day: November 5th, 2016

On Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 2nd annual Community Day event. We will open our lighthouse museum free of charge and offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Thank you to Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern for sponsoring this year’s event. For more information, contact Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093 or email

Rhythm on the RiverNovember Rhythm on the River: November 6th, 2016

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: TBA

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

Cabaret Screening St. Simons IslandCinema Gourmet Presents Cabaret: November 10th, 2016

Enjoy a screening of Cabaret preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.”

Academy Award winning musical drama tells the story of a female club entertainer in 1930’s Berlin who romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Starring Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and directed by Bob Fossee. 1972. Rated PG, 2hrs 4 min.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934.

Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made the Monday prior to the screening.

Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: November 12th & 26th, 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m/ 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
Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: November 12th, 2016

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 from 10:00am to 5:00pm! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Come enjoy the day searching for fun holiday gifts and grab a bite from one of our awesome food vendors! Look for the turquoise balloons! 704-675-6097

ECHO Restaurant - Moonrise Oceanfront eventMoonrise Oceanfront at ECHO: November 13th to 15th, 2016

Make plans to appreciate Month Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings. While the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 912-268-5967

RSM Classic LogoThe RSM Classic 2016: November 14th to 20th, 2016

The 2016 event is scheduled for November 14-20 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course that TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play. In just its first five years, The RSM Classic has raised more than 4.8 million dollars for children and family charities. New last year, the tournament will now also be played on the Plantation course in addition to Seaside, due to the larger field of golfers.

Visit the website here for more information.

The RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course and the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. 912-634-3266

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: November 15th, 2016

It’s coming up for a sixth straight year – St. Simons Island Rotary partners with the RSM Classic to host their Meet the RSM Pros event during tournament week – November 14th to 20th, 2016.

This year, the St. Simons Rotary Club sponsored Meet the RSM Pros event will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Retreat Clubhouse at Island Club on St. Simons Island, GA.

This popular event features an upscale cocktail party theme, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a lively silent auction, and the highlight – up close and personal interviews with three of the RSM Classic’s top PGA pro golfers facilitated by guest interviewer, Rich Styles host of the ESPN Radio Golf Talk Show – The Back Nine Boys! New this year, a well-known golf agent will join the interview giving unique insight into the life and challenges of a PGA pro Golfer. Guests get to enjoy a great evening including cocktail reception to meet and greet and rub elbows with RSM Classic PGA Golf Pros, all to support children’s charities in the Golden Isles.

Official sponsors of the Meet the RSM Pros event are Platinum Sponsor – Nalley Auto Brunswick, Gold Sponsor– Marsh’s Edge, and Bronze Sponsors – Sea Palms Coastal Realty, International Auto Processing, Inc. & McGinty Gordon

The RSM Classic is an official PGA Tournament event on St. Simons Island now in its 6th year. The tournament is internationally broadcasted to 200 countries for 28 hours of broadcasting November 17-20, 2016. Over 150 top PGA golfers will participate in the event. All proceeds from Meet the RSM Pros event benefit children’s charities in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Tickets are $65 per person and include (1) complimentary Any-Day-Pass ($30 value) to the RSM Classis (Nov 14 -20). Tickets to Meet the RSM Pros may be purchased online at Tickets also available at the door at the Retreat Ballroom at Island Club, the night of the event. For more information contact event chair Jennifer Broadus at 912-230-4080 or

100 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Musical History of EnglandThe British Are Coming: Celebrating the Musical History of England: November 17th, 2016

Golden Isles Community Band Presents: The British are Coming- Celebrating the Musical History of England
Thursday, Nov 17th, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Brunswick High Auditorium; 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520
Program will include: Crown Imperial, First Suite in E-Flat, Knightsbridge March, English Folk Song Suite, Led Zeppelin on Tour, Shepherd’s Hey
Cannon's Point Preserve


Cannon’s Point History Tours: November 18th, 2016

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on November 18 and December 2. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.
Museum Store Holiday SaleMuseum Store Holiday Open House: November 19th, 2016

Bring your shopping list and join us for a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19! Our holiday décor will be available for purchase, as well as a world of new gift merchandise. The Museum Store is located in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive. For more information call 912-634-7099.
Cole SwindellThe RSM Classic Concert Featuring Cole Swindell: November 19th, 2016

America’s fast-rising country star Cole Swindell will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 19th at McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport! Since The RSM Classic Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System began in 2011, it has showcased some of the most recognizable names in the music industry including country music superstars Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith, and Gary Allan. A limited number of tickets are sold each year to this popular event, so be sure to get yours today!

The Davis Love Foundation will bring rising country superstar Cole Swindell to the Golden Isles to perform live at The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by RSM US LLP, the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Singer/songwriter Matt Rogers will open for rising country superstar Cole Swindell. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 19th at 7pm at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

“Being from Georgia, going to college here, and loving golf, I couldn’t be more excited to be performing at this event,” said Swindell. “It’s such a cool venue and for a special cause. You should be here.”

“We’re thrilled to bring the Platinum selling artist to the Golden Isles to perform,” said Davis Love III, Tournament Host, 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. “He is a fantastic performer and one of Georgia’s own. There’s no doubt he’ll be performing before a sell-out crowd. This concert would not be possible without the support of Southeast Georgia Health System and RSM.”

“We are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this concert along with the tournament’s Youth Day activities, as well as the Official Medical Provider for this prestigious event,” said Michael D. Scherneck, President and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “The RSM Classic is a world-class event that attracts visitors to our beautiful Golden Isles and we are happy to partner with the Davis Love Foundation on an event that has such a positive impact on our community.”

Swindell, who studied marketing at Georgia Southern, recently earned his fifth consecutive No. 1 single with “You Should Be Here.” Co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, the song was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks (tally of digital streams, radio airplay and sales) and held multi-week runs on top of both country airplay charts. In addition to selling over 550,000 copies, “You Should Be Here” has racked up over 30 million streams and more than 15 million Youtube views. The single follows Swindell’s first four consecutive singles as a solo artist (including his latest Gold-certified No. 1 smash “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified mega hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) and marks his eighth overall as a songwriter.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at

king-prince-flyer-nov-2016Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Tuesday, November 22nd , 2016 
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 or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Buffet at The King and PrinceThanksgiving Buffet at King and Prince: November 24th, 2016

Adults $69; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea and Iced Tea
Reservations required – call 912-268-5967

Brunswick Tree Lighting FestivalBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: November 25th, 2016

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for Christmas carols and carriage rides!


November 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 30th, 2015

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

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

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The McGladrey (RSM) Classic: Nov 16th-22nd. The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. In just its first four years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 1.8 million dollars for children and family charities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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