March 2019 Events in the Golden Isles


In celebration of Black History Month, Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to announce its latest exhibition, a very special private collection of African-American Art. The work will be on loan to Glynn Visual Arts and on exhibit from February 18 – March 29, 2019 at GVA’s 106 Island Drive location on Saint Simons Island. The opening reception will take place on Thursday February 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. The work has been collected by Sea Island residents, Brenda and Larry Thompson over many years, from an array of notable and highly sought after African-American artists. Brenda and Larry are themselves notable residents of our area and GVA is so grateful for their willingness to share this amazing collection with the public for a short time.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Fore more info, call (912) 638-8770, email, or click here.Arthur J. Moore Methodist MuseumJOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL MARCH 28, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson.

100 Arthur Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-4050 or click here.

Cornerstone University ChoraleCORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY CHORALE: MARCH 1, 2019

The Cornerstone University Chorale, Dr. Kent Walters, conductor, will share the beauty and joy of choral music in Florida and Georgia on their 2019 tour, Feb 28 – March 10. We would love to see you at one or more of our concerts. Tickets are not needed; an offering will be received. See concert locations and details by clicking here.

Wesley United Methodist Church At Frederica: 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MARCH 1, 2019

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Norwich Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.


In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives.

Performances: March 1-3, 8-10, 15-17. Fri – Sat 7:30PM Sun Matinee 3PM. The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-0338 or click here.


Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Each Friday night in October, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries-old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. From: 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM. $15For more info, call (912) 264-7333, email, or click here.


Twelve March “Marsh Madness” Cleanups Planned, Volunteers Needed

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots and come get muddy with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Help keep the beautiful Marshes of Glynn litter free at one of multiple scheduled March “Marsh Madness” cleanups! Sponsored locally by Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Mill and kicking off the national Great America Cleanup effort, TWELVE area salt marsh cleanups have been planned and those dates can be found here.

“Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in Marsh Madness,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Cleanups are planned for marsh bordering high ground, ocean bordering parks as well as down in the salt marshes themselves. This is our most expansive Marsh Madness effort to date, and a large volunteer turn out is crucial to making the biggest possible positive impact in removing trash and debris from this valuable natural resource.”

Bags, gloves and volunteer water will be provided; boots, sunscreen, bug spray, clothes/shoes for mud recommended. Register to participate in any of the March Marsh Madness cleanups via Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at or 912-279-1490. Please arrive a few minutes early to cleanups to allow for volunteer check in.

Golden Isles Chili CookoffRED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF: MARCH 2, 2019

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chile Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:30 AM To 3:00 PM

Sound BitesSOUND BITES: MARCH 3, 2019

Artistry of Strings is the next offering in Sound Bites, a small salon series of special fundraising events sponsored by The Coastal Symphony of Georgia. The music program, presented by Kevin and Laurie Casseday, (cellist and double bass) will include chamber, classical, and contemporary selections.

Sunday, March 3. Doors open at 5:30, performance at 6:00, at Parker Gallery, Shops at Sea Island. Tickets are $50 per person and include an open bar and a reception catered by Tasteful Temptations. Be sure to make your reservations soon: Janice Lamattina at

Parker Gallery: 600 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Death of Stalin, USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. In Moscow, 1953 when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. 107 minutes; rated R.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.

Georgia Elvis FestivalGEORGIA ELVIS FESTIVAL: MARCH 7, 2019 – MARCH 10, 2019

The seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia is an ideal location to start the Elvis festival season. Stroll through the beautiful downtown and see all the storefront windows decorated with Elvis memorabilia. With Tribute Artists performing outside in Brunswick’s signature squares throughout the weekend, the Georgia Elvis Festival is packed with entertainment. There are a number of great restaurants downtown, all within walking distance to the theater, and with low hotel room rates, it’s one of the least expensive Elvis events to attend. And once again we are proud to present the very best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world! This year’s festival will star Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Dwight Icenhower and Jay Dupuis. Last years Champion Austin Irby and Brunswick’s favorites Taylor Rodriguez and Cote Deonath. For more info, call (888) 406-5885 or click here.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.



It’s a great event for a good cause! Fish a little, golf a little and you may just win big! We’ll have prizes, a silent auction, a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one. Fun and fellowship abound.

Not your everyday golf tournament – this event combines two great sports:  fishing and golf.  If one doesn’t work for you so much, the other will! It’s a great event for a good cause.  We’ve had good fun for the past two years and now it’s time to sign up again!

Teams compete in 18 holes of golf preceded by a fishing derby where teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the King and Prince clubhouse.  We’ve had great support from sponsors and team players alike.

Click here to learn more and sign up! Any questions, just call Melissa Stroud at 912-261-8512 x105. The King And Prince Golf Course: 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Oyster Roast and Allman Brothers TributeANNUAL OYSTER ROAST CONCERT WITH TRIBUTE: MARCH 9, 2019

We’re excited to have a fundraising oyster roast complete with TRIBUTE- a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band, with proceeds benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

Tickets are $80/person and can be bought here. For more information, including the full menu, click here, call 912-268-5966 or email

The King And Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 10:00 PM.


The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents, Steve Berry and The Malta Exchange. The number one internationally bestselling author of 14 Cotton Malone adventures and four stand-alone thrillers comes to talk about his latest book due out March 5.

St. Simons Casino Theatre: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea IslandsANNUAL CHRIST CHURCH TOUR OF HOMES:MARCH 16, 2019

Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica present the 66th Annual Tour of Homes on St. Simons and Sea Islands. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on tour day. For full details on the tour stops and to plan your tour day visit, click here.

Christ Church, Frederica: 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8683. 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM.

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts MarketSPRING INVITATIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: MARCH 16, 2019 – MARCH 17, 2019

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628, email, or click here.


The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Tea with Dames, UK, 2018, directed by Roger Michell. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. 84 minutes; not rated.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.Moonrise at ECHO


Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.

100 MilesNATURALIST 101: MARCH 21, 2019

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: 65 Years of Ecological Research on Sapelo Island” Lecture with Dr. Damon Gannon, Assistant Director of UGA Marine Institute. Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge

Our education programs are designed to help coastal residents and enthusiasts build an encyclopedia of knowledge about Georgia’s coastal habitats and wildlife. Through our hands-on Naturalist 101 series, participants will increase their understanding of local conservation issues and find opportunities to take action to protect our 100-mile coast. Browse our programs and explore the coast with us!

100 Miles: 1312 Newcastle St., 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.


Audiences and critics around the world have called Brad Ross the greatest illusionist of our time, and his impressive credits certainly reflect that. From years honing his craft working with the Walt Disney Company as the star of “Disney LIVE,” multiple world tours, performances in prestigious theaters, aboard cruise ships, at massive theme parks and on over 500 national and international television programs, Brad Ross has mesmerized millions with his magic.

What makes Brad Ross stand out is his modern-day approach to the age-old theatrical art of stage trickery. His unique & charming personality combined with breathtaking grand illusions and jaw-dropping magic create an unforgettable journey of the imagination.

Glynn Academy: 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 638-4111 or click here.

Character Breakfast CHARACTER BREAKFAST: MARCH 23, 2019

Tickets for Character Breakfast for Spring 2019 are on SALE NOW! Thankful for our volunteers and our host, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, for hosting our Spring 2019 Character Breakfast! Prices are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4! Who is your favorite character? Time: 8:30-9:30am

For more info, click here. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church: 1116 Richmond Street, Brunswick, GA. 8:30 AM To 9:30 AM.


The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival presents “Bites and Bands”celebrating the best the South has to offer in this quintessential coastal destination. This year we bring together culinary excellence, leading chefs, beverage experts, popular bands and more in one festive experience under a canopy of oaks at picturesque Gascoigne Bluff. Locals and visitors alike, plan to save the date for this one-of-a-kind spring festival on March 23 rd , 2019, rain or shine.

Attend “Bites and Bands” and enjoy local flavors while listening to great music from The Pine Box Dwellers, Strawberry Flats w/ John Keane, and the Randall Bramblett Band. Twenty of the best local restaurants, along with spirit, craft brew and fine wine providers will be on site to share their top coastal Georgia dishes and libations with our guests.

The St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that highlights the best of the Golden Isles’ culinary bounty, scenic beauty and history – while raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles.

For more info, email or click here. Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJEWISH FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL: MARCH 24, 2019

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 4 noon-3:30 p.m. in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

The entire community is invited to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and, in particular, the delicious traditional food. Admission to the festival is free. Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, a Jewish Wedding ceremony, Israeli dancing and a raffle.

Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund. Klezmer Local 42 band from Athens will be rejoining for this year’s festival. Everyone looks forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. Open to the entire community! If you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor, please contact the temple office at as community involvement is appreciated.

Clark GableCLARK GABLE’S BEST MOVIES: MARCH 25 + 27, 2019

Clark Gable and Mary Astor in Any Number Can Play (1949) St. Simons Public Library Novel/Movie Series Clark Gable Come and discuss three of Clark Gable’s best later movies and the novels on which they are based.

  • Any Number Can Play (1949) January 28, 30
  • Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) February 25, 27
  • The Misfits (1961) March 25, 27

This free event is at 2:00 PM at the St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author series presents Dana Beach and A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast. This book chronicles the stories that showcase the rise of the Coastal Conservation League to one of the country’s most tenacious and innovative conservation groups. It is a celebration of how everyone can work together to make the southeast coast a better, friendlier place by keeping what attracts people to it in the first place.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. Event begins at 10:30 AM. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.

8th Annual Rodeo at the BeachRODEO AT THE BEACH: MARCH 29, 2019

The 8th Annual RODEO AT THE BEACH is coming to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. This IPRA sanctioned event will feature top Rodeo professionals from all around the globe. These professionals love to come to our beach community so our event always draws some of the best Rodeo stars in the business. Bring the kids out to enjoy this family friendly event. Gates open at 6:00pm and Rodeo starts at 7:30pm. – at Exchange Club of Brunswick.

101 Emory Dawson Rd, Brunswick, GA 31520. 6:00 PM. $15. For more info, click here.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MARCH 30, 2019 – MARCH 31, 2019

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. For more info, click here.

Visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons IslandPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM. to 10:00 PM. 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 ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

St. Simons Island Sunday BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS
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. Weekly – 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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, visit ECHO Restaurant.

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