Archive for May, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

(May 23 – 27, 2019)

LIVE MUSIC + SPECIALS AT ECHO

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. It’s also worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO:
May 24, 2019

Try the 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. For more information, click ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 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!  

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

KATHLEEN STAMPS CLINIC: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Kathleen Stamps has been a USEF “R” judge for over 10 years and is licensed in hunters, equitation, jumpers, and hunter breeding.  Based out of Oxford, Georgia, she has judged competitions from the local level to AA-rated shows, including Sport Horse Nationals, NCEA, IHSA, and IEA competitions.

Stalls are available with advanced reservation. School horses may be reserved on a limited basis. Registration forms can be found on the website or by clicking below. Format will include an emphasis on equitation. 2 hour sessions, $250/participant.

The Stables At Frederica: 150 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-434-4760 or click here.

MARK TWAIN AND MR. CLEMENS, TONIGHT!:MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight! presents to the audience the pleasure of seeing the man and the myth, by portraying Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens on stage at the same time. This performance is an intriguing approach to this American literary icon and a wonderful evening of theatre!

May 25 at 8 pm & May 26 at 3 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: MAY 26, 2019

On Sunday, May 26, Motown and More with the Sam Rodriguez Band will have concert-goers dancing on the lawn of beautiful Neptune Park with their infectious Motown and Soul era music with a repertoire that includes hits from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more!

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 take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: May 26, 2019

You can’t come often enough to the a la carte brunch (with oceanside view) because the menu is always changing! Sunday Brunch is weekly from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. 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.

TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 27, 2019

Taps at Twilight will be celebrated Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in St. Simons Island’s Pier Village at Neptune Park Bandstand. The 28th annual event is a Memorial Day Concert and Tribute arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:45 PM To 8:00 PM

May 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - Leave No Trace

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | LEAVE NO TRACE: MAY 1, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Leave No Trace, USA, 2018, directed by Debra Granik. Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. 109 minutes; rated PG13.

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.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum and Library on St. Simons

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 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. Recurring weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MAY 3, 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. 

Newcastle Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS C.H. HOOKS: MAY 3, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents C.H. Hooks and Alligator Zoo-Park Magic. C.H. has an M.F.A. from the University of Tampa and is a lecturer at the College of Coastal Georgia. Alligator Zoo-Park Magic is his first book, and it has been praised as “a new spin on the mystical, mythical South.”

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.

One Slight Hitch - The Island Players

THE ISLAND PLAYERS PRESENTS ONE SLIGHT HITCH: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 3, 2019 – MAY 19, 2019

Performances May 3-5, 10-12,17-19. Fri – Sat 7:30PM Sun Matinee 3PM.
Director – Pam Taylor. Producer – Robin McMillan.

It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom, although somewhat stuffy, is perfect; the dress is perfect; and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, as in any good comedy, the doorbell rings and everything changes. Enter a former, free-wheeling boyfriend and hysterical chaos reigns. But… all’s well that ends well, and a sweet, unexpected solution to wedding wildness closes the show.

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912)638-0338 or click here.

Beer Fest

BEER FEST: MAY 4, 2019

Live music, food, and craft beer, will be enjoyed by all who attend. Don’t miss this awesome event featuring The Young Americans, Squirt Gun, The Vibe and Traveling Riverside Band!

Coastal Kitchen: 102 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 12pm.

Frederica Academy Derby Day

FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: MAY 4, 2019

Watch the most exciting two minutes in sports with your friends in the spectacular setting of Sea Island’s Retreat Clubhouse at Frederica Academy’s 18th annual Derby Day.

This year’s Co-Chairs, Jenny and Paul Thompson and Elizabeth and Zach Powell are hard at work with school staff, students, and volunteers to pull off another amazing event. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. While the “piece de resistance” is the simulcast of the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the fun doesn’t stop there! Beloved local party band Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars will set the tone when you arrive and will get you on the dance floor after the race and live auction have concluded. When the last strains of the music fade away, you’ll be left wondering where the time went and won’t want the night to end.

Tickets for Derby Day are $125 per person and include all food and beverages. The generous support you provide by becoming a Derby Day sponsor, attending the event, purchasing raffle tickets, and bidding on a wide array of silent and live auction items helps the school to continue serving students as the premier independent school between Jacksonville and Savannah.

Sea Island Golf Club: 100 Retreat Road , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:00 PM To 9:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here, or contact Brad Hutcherson at bradhutcherson@fredericaacademy.org.

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Hop Soul in Brunswick

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY: MAY 5, 2019

Join the brewery for a Cinco de Mayo party done the Hop Soul way! There will be live music by Susan Morrison, beer cheese nachos and spicy chorizo pizza! Oh, and for the beer, they’ll be releasing 2 new beers just for this event. You don’t want to miss!

Hop Soul Brewery: 271 Warren Mason Blvd, Brunswick, GA 31520. 4:00 PM. For more details click here.

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra

GOLDEN ISLES YOUTH ORCHESTRA LATIN TAPAS: MAY 5, 2019

Join the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra for their Spring Concert featuring a little Latin flair. Tangos, Bolero, West Side Story & more.

Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. 4:00 PM To 5:00 PM. For more info, email jandbsullivan1@gmail.com.

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | FREE SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: MAY 5, 2019

First Sunday, 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE!

Bugs and Brew at On the Fly Outfitters

BUGS & BREWS ON THE FLY OUTFITTERS: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 6, 2019 – JUNE 17, 2019

On the Fly will host a FREE community fly tying event called “Bugs + Brew” OPEN Fly Tying Night at On The Fly Outfitters. Bring your own fly tying vises and materials (shop will be open to purchase material at the event), they will provide the beer!

Please note: There are limited spots available for each event, so RSVP at the fly shop before they are filled up. 1st and 3rd Monday of each month (Starting on May 6th and May 20th). For more info, click here. On The Fly Outfitters: 1501 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:00 PM To 7:30 PM.

Moxie Craft Fest in Downtown Brunswick

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: MAY 10, 2019

Join Moxie for another fun, modern handmade night market on May 10th down at beautiful Old City Hall in downtown Brunswick, GA! They’ll have food trucks, live music, and of course the usual diverse group of awesome handmade makers. Bring the whole fam (your pup, too) and enjoy the sweet community for a night of fun and supporting local artists. See you there!

1229 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA 31520. 5:00 PM To 10:00 PM. For more info, click here or email moxiecraftfest@gmail.com.

MAYFAIR FESTIVAL | ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET: MAY 11, 2019

Experience the 81st Blessing of the Fleet in downtown Brunswick, featuring fresh seafood, water sports, arts entertainment and more for the whole family at the Mayfair Festival! 

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here. 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM

Mayfair Festival, Georgia

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND ARTS & CRAFT MARKET: MAY 11, 2019 – MAY 12, 2019

Treat your mom to lunch and shopping in the Pier Village on Mothers’ Day Weekend! Postell Market hosts local and regional artists and crafters — photography, painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art, wood craft and more! 

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 artdowntown@comcast.net, or click here.

Porch St. Simons Island and the Pine Box Dwellers

PORCH SSI AND THE PINE BOX DWELLERS AT VILLAGE CREEK: MAY 11, 2019

Join Village Creek Landing for a night of live music with The Pine Box Dwellers and amazing food from the brand new Porch SSI food truck! Cash bar also available.

Tickets are $12 include entrance to the venue, live music, sodas, water, and an event koozie. Doors open at 6:30 PM with The Pine Box Dwellers playing LIVE from 7:00 PM To 11:00 PM. Village Creek Landing: 526 South Harrington Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

Mothers Day Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: MAY 12, 2019

Adults $72; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Sunday Brunch beverage options available from 11:30am-3:00pm. Reservations Required. Please click here to view the menu. ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM.

Fly Fishing at Village Creek Landing, Georgia

FLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 14, 2019 – AUGUST 13, 2019

On the Fly has partnered with Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island to host a monthly Casting Demo/Clinic + Fly Tying Lessons. Casting Demo from 5:00 PM To 6:00 PM from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM inside at Village Creek Landing. Enjoy the view, some brew and professional fly tying instruction from some of our favorite local fly tyers. Learn the local fly patterns that work.

COST: $50/person includes fly tying materials, first drink and use of OTF vises (but, you are encouraged to bring your own tying vises), $4 for each additional drink (beer/wine) via Raffle Ticket purchase for cool fly fishing gear and swag. All proceeds from bar sales go to CCA GA – Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter. 2nd Tuesday of each month (Starting on May 14th).

Village Creek Landing: 526 S Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM. For more info, click here.

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS NANCY BLANTON: MAY 14, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Nancy Blanton and The Earl in Black Armor. This is a relentless story of loyalty, honor and betrayal in the Stuart era prior to the great Irish Rebellion of 1641. Her books celebrate her love of history and her Irish and English heritage.

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.

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - BlackkKlansman

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: MAY 15, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents an encore presentation of BlacKkKlansman, USA, 2018, directed by Spike Lee. Based on a true story, this film illustrates the absurdity and danger of the 1970’s civil rights movement when Ron Stallworth becomes the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. 135 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.

Stories of St. Simons Island

STORIES OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND: MAY 18, 2019

A program of digital stories focused on the African American cemeteries on St Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University Students in collaboration with the St Simons African American Heritage Coalition.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin.

The Harrington School: 275 S. Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912)634-0330. 4:00 PM.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GA

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MAY 18, 2019

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 or click here.

Little Light Music Concert Series

A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING THE TAMS: MAY 19, 2019

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.

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912)634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

Kathleen Stamps Horse Clinic

KATHLEEN STAMPS CLINIC: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Kathleen Stamps has been a USEF “R” judge for over 10 years and is licensed in hunters, equitation, jumpers, and hunter breeding.  Based out of Oxford, Georgia, she has judged competitions from the local level to AA-rated shows, including Sport Horse Nationals, NCEA, IHSA, and IEA competitions.

Stalls are available with advanced reservation. School horses may be reserved on a limited basis. Registration forms can be found on our website. Format will include an emphasis on equitation. 2 hour sessions, $250/participant.

The Stables At Frederica: 150 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call 912-434-4760 or click here.

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens Tonight

MARK TWAIN AND MR. CLEMENS, TONIGHT!: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 2019

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens, Tonight! presents to the audience the pleasure of seeing the man and the myth, by portraying Mark Twain and Samuel L. Clemens on stage at the same time. This performance is the most entertaining Mark Twain show touring the country today. It is smart and imaginative, presenting the audience the rare opportunity for participation by singing along to the music of Clemens time period, while enjoying Twain’s hilarious tall tales and witty humor. It is an intriguing approach to this American literary icon and a wonderful evening of theatre!

May 25 at 8 pm & May 26 at 3 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: MAY 25, 2019 – MAY 26, 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!  

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds by the Sea in the Golden Isles

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: MAY 26, 2019

On Sunday, May 26, Motown and More with the Sam Rodriguez Band will have concert-goers dancing on the lawn of beautiful Neptune Park with their infectious Motown and Soul era music with a repertoire that includes hits from Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more!

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 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 Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM.

TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 27, 2019

Taps at Twilight will be celebrated Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in St. Simons Island’s Pier Village at Neptune Park Bandstand. The 28th annual event is a Memorial Day Concert and Tribute arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today.

Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:45 PM To 8:00 PM

Meet the Author

MEET THE AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS MARY KAY ANDREWS: MAY 28, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Mary Kay Andrews and Sunset Beach. Mary Kay is the bestselling author of over 24 novels and is a New York Times best-selling author.

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.

Literary Guild of St. Simons - The Bookshop

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | THE BOOKSHOP: MAY 29, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents The Bookshop, UK, 2017, directed by Isabel Coixet. In 1959 England, free-spirited widow Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town. While bringing about a cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support of a reclusive, book-loving widower. 110 minutes; rated PG.

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.

Live Music at ECHO Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The line up changes weekly so be sure to visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. Simons

PRIME 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.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO Restaurant

SUNDAY 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 am to 3:00 pm. 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.