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St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Guide

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

St. Simons Island is near and dear to so many people. Everyday we realize that we’re blessed to call this charming Island home but we recognize that not everyone who feels home here lives here. With Christmas on its way, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gifts that can be ordered, shipped, and enjoyed almost anywhere you may be. Here’s our guide to gifting the Golden Isles this holiday season!

 1.  Two Friends

  • Located in Redfern Village, this adorable shop carries a little bit of everything!
  • Click here to see more, or here to purchase the pillow.

Golden Isles Pillow2. Pane in the Glass

  • Visit their shop on SSI (next door to Crab Daddy’s) or peruse their Facebook page here.
  • Of course they have tons of super cool stained glass that they make, but they also carry super nifty gifts like these maps made of slatted wood frames overlaid with hand printed linen of local images.

Golden Isles Map

3. Golden Isles Bracelet Company

  • Owned by a local family and located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island.
  • Click here to see more or here to purchase the St. Simons bracelet.

Golden Isles Bracelet Co

4. Southern Soul BBQ Sauce

  • A favorite amongst tourists, locals and Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.
  • Click here to see more goodies (hats, shirts, seasonal smoke house bacon, etc.), or here to get the sauce.

Southern Soul Sauce

5. St. Simons Island Lighthouse

  • This treasured Island location is a must and is a great addition to our gift list. If you don’t have memories climbing the 129 steps, then you definitely need to make a trip back. When you do, we suggest you go ahead and commemorate that visit with one of our favorites.
  • To purchase: the Lighthouse ornament can be found in their Gift Shop at the AW Jones Heritage Center.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Gifts

6. The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

  • Each year, hundreds of people visit the Resort to take photos with the enormous and impeccably decorated Christmas tree in the Resort’s lobby. What better way to commemorate that tradition than an ornament depicting the iconic oceanfront Resort?
  • Stop by the Gift Shop in the lobby (when you take your annual photo) or click here.

The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

7. Golden Isles Gifts

  • What better way to enjoy the Golden Isles than by proudly displaying the logo on your shirt? This gift is perfect for everyone!
  • Currently, these items can only be purchased in person at our local Convention & Visitors Bureau on Beachview, but be on the lookout because word is they will be getting an online gift shop in 2018!

Golden Isles Shirts, Mugs and Hat

 8. Island Time: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, Georgia

  • This book is a wonderful gift as it features the history of St. Simons Island paired with breathtaking photography.
  • Purchase from our local bookstore, G.J. Ford, or online here.

IslandTimeCollage

9. The Princess and the Crab

  • This children’s book, written by Grace Sturdivant and illustrated by local artist, Ed Hose, includes 48 pages of delight weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.
  • This can be purchased in The King and Prince Resort’s Gift Shop or online here.

The Princess and the Crab

 

November 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Stems and Petals Art ExhibitStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.”

This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings. Phone: 912-268-4761.

Annual Coastal Georgia Regional FairAnnual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair: Tuesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 4th, 2017

It is time for the 66th Annual Exchange Club of Brunswick Fair. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us Tuesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 4th. The Mega Pass Pre-sale tickets will go on sale starting October 19th and can be purchased from all local Parker’s Convenience Stores.
The Annual Coastal Georgia Regional Fair features amusement rides, a petting zoo, juried arts and crafts show, live entertainment and more. Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Brunswick. For more info, click here. 101 Emery Dawson Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31520

GCA Fall Art Show & SaleGCA Fall Art Show & Sale: Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th, November 2017

Georgia Coastal Artists Present their annual Fall Art Show & Sale. Join us Friday, November 3rd from 4pm – 7pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 5pm at St. Simons United Methodist Church.

912-638-3317. 624 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm 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. Phone: 912-264-4111

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th, November 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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. Phone: 912-268-5967

St. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall BazaarSt. Francis Xavier Crafters Fall Bazaar: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Craft and Art Bazaar: Unique handmade Crafts, Photography, Jewelry, Bake Sale, Food and Raffle of Visa Gift Card! 1121 Union St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-275-8492

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th, November 2017

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.  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! Phone: 912-267-7822

Community DayCommunity Day: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

On Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 3rd annual Community Day event at the Lighthouse. We will open our 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. For more details, call (912) 634-7093. We would like to thank Dr. Zach Powell, DMD, of the Dentistry in Redfern and Sea Island Properties for sponsoring this year’s event. For more details, call (912) 634-7093 or click here. Admission stickers will be handed out at the front of the Lighthouse. 

Altamaha Riverkeeper Clam JamAltamaha Riverkeeper Clam Jam: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us Saturday, Nov. 4th for our annual fundraiser- Clam Jam at Altama Plantation. This recent acquisition by DNR nearly completes the protection of the lower Altamaha River. Beautiful location, amazing local seafood, live & silent auctions, and awesome music by Kellie Parr. 6853 GA Highway 99, Brunswick, GA.  For more info, call 912-437-8164 or click here.


Screen on the GreenScreen on the Green | Golden Isles at War: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

After Community Day on Saturday, November 4, the Society will host a screening of The Golden Isles at War on the Lighthouse Lawn at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend, but we welcome donations for the new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station opening October 2018. Bring a chair, blanket, picnic supper, and enjoy an evening under the stars. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles Arts & HumanitiesGolden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents Yesterday: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world recreates the group’s historic performances and greatest hits and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper.

An exceptional array of quality entertainment can be experienced this season as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities continues its tradition of offering the best music, theatre and film during the 2017-18 season at the Historic Ritz Theatre. TAYLOR 2 brings renowned choreographer Paul Taylor’s dances to the stage, Jason Petty and Katie Deal star as country music’s most notable performers in Classic Nashville Roadshow, and step back in time with the excitement of YESTERDAY, A Tribute to the Beatles. Our popular Ritz Radio Theatre returns with not one but two great holiday shows, and get ready to celebrate all things Shakespeare with this year’s Big Read. And Cinema Gourmet is back to tempt you with food, insight and a great film. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Island Garage Band: Sunday, November 5th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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: Island Garage Band. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, call 912-265-4032.

Trees and High TeaTrees and High Tea: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

“Trees and High Tea”, Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) second annual meeting, will be from 4:00-6:00 pm at the A W Jones Heritage Center, St Simons Island. The speaker will be Sally Krebs, Sustainable Practices Co-ordinator, Town of Hilton Head. The event is free to Members and Donors and $10 for Non Members. Please RSVP to Goldenislesfundfortrees@gmail.com or 912-689-7408 by November 1st. To join or donate, go to www.TreesGlynn.org.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking ToursGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday, November 10th, 17th, & 24th 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Phone: 912-264-7333

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Children ages 8-17 can experience the thrill of aviation and enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, November 11, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 11. Phone: 912-638-8617

ACS Victory Gala 2017ACS Victory Gala 2017 | Gatsby in the Garden: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The 48th annual Victory Board Gala: Gatsby in the Garden will be a magical night that transports you back to the roaring 20s. This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 11th at The Greenhouse, The Vine’s fabulous new event venue on St. Simons Island. It will begin with a cocktail hour and strolling silent auction prior to a dinner featuring local fare created by Chef Dave Snyder and the catering team from St. Simons Island’s highly acclaimed restaurant, Halyards. After dinner, guests will enjoy a live auction before the evening concludes with dancing to live music by the always entertaining Mason Waters and the Groove Allstars. All proceeds benefit the Glynn County unit of the American Cancer Society. Gala Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased here. For more info, call 912-355-1378.

The RSM Classic 2017The RSM Classic 2017: Monday 13th to Sunday 19th, November 2017

The 2017 event is scheduled for November 13-19 at 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 seven 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.

RSM Classic Tournament Week Events:
– Youth Day Activities
– The BMW Pro-Am Event, Monday, November 13
– Wiffle Ball Classic, Tuesday, November 14
– Meet The Pros Event, Tuesday, November 14
– Competitive Rounds, Thursday – Sunday
– Taste of the Golden Isles, Friday, November 17
– Jake Owen Concert, Saturday, November 18

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. For more info, call 912-634-3266 or click here.

Meet the RSM ProsMeet the RSM Pros: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the 7th annual Meet the RSM Pros on Tuesday November 14 at 5:00pm in the Mizner Ballroom at the Cloister Hotel. There will be cocktails, hors d’ oevres, silent auction and PGA Pro interviews. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds benefit children’s charities in Glynn County.

RSM Classic Wiffle Ball ClassicRSM Classic Wiffle Ball Classic: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This unique event features friendly, yet spirited, competition between PGA TOUR players and their wives. Each team is also comprised of students from Altama Elementary School who earn a playing spot through their “Positive Behavior Initiative and Support” program.

Since the Wiffle Ball Classic began in 2011, the event has raised $121,500 for Blessings In a Backpack—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides food on the weekends to elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. To find out more about Blessings In a Backpack, go here. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Frederica Academy Baseball Field. 200 Murray Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

FDR: Georgia on His MindFall Membership Meeting: FDR: Georgia on His Mind: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

By 1930, when Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell wrote their famous song “Georgia on My Mind,” the state of Georgia was very much on the mind and in the heart of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1924 the ravages of polio had brought Roosevelt, scion of New York aristocracy, to the rural backwaters of our state for healing of body and spirit. At Warm Springs, he re-discovered his natural exuberance by immersing himself, not only in the healing waters of the therapeutic pools, but also in the lives of ordinary Georgians.

On Thursday, November 16, Jamil Zainaldin will discuss FDR’s love affair with Georgia and describe how his association with Warm Springs shaped his life and presidency. Dr. Zainaldin will also examine FDR’s friendships with prominent philanthropists, such as George Foster Peabody, owner of Warm Springs and native of Georgia, whose success in business funded major contributions to education in the South. The lecture will ask the question: “Could Roosevelt have led America through the Depression and World War II without the restorative refuge he found in Georgia?”

The membership meeting will be held at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Holiday refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., so come early and enjoy! Society members attend free of charge and the cost for non-members is $10. Registration is required. 610 Beachview Drive, A.W. Jones Heritage Center,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Wreath Workshop with The VineWreath Workshop with The Vine: Thursday, November 16th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Vine will instruct how to use an assortment of hearty and lush greens to create a festive holiday look! Attendee’s will learn the in’s and out’s of simple yet elegant wreath making. No need to bring anything to the class- all materials & instruction, as well as appetizers and 1 house drink, wine, or draft beer per person are included!

Seating is limited. If members of your party are purchasing tickets individually, please contact us at 912-434-9384 in order to ensure your group will be seated together. Multiple ticket purchases by 1 individual will be assumed as a group reservation. Phone: 912-634-7474. The Vine: 12 Market Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Cannon's Point TourCannon’s Point Tour: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve November 17 and December 1. 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. Registration is required by visiting here or calling (912) 634-7090.

Taste of the Golden IslesTaste of the Golden Isles: Friday, November 17th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Davis Love Foundation is excited to partner with the St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival (SSFSF) to host “Taste of the Golden Isles” for the second consecutive year. Held in conjunction with The RSM Classic, the event will take place on Friday, November 17 at 5pm at the Casino Building in Pier Village. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles.

A sellout event in its first year, “Taste of the Golden Isles” allows guests to sample and savor some of the finest foods and spirits available in the Golden Isles prepared by award-winning chefs from across the region. This year’s event will feature live music from local performing artists Suzy & the Bird Dogs. Based out of Brunswick, Georgia, the band has become well-known in the area for their alternative country and rock & roll music.

Tickets for this event are $70 and include unlimited tasting, a commemorative wine glass, live music and a ticket to attend The RSM Classic on Friday, November 17. Guests must be 21 years and over to attend. Tickets will be limited and can only be purchased here.  For more info, call 912-634-3266.

Anderson Fine Art GalleryOil Painters of America at Anderson Fine Art Gallery: Friday, November 17th to Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2017 Eastern Regional Exhibition Of Representational Oils November 17th-December 17th. This is a juried show open to all members of the OPA living in states east of the Mississippi River. The show will be juried by the OPA and the prospectus will go out to members in April. The OPA is a national non-profit organization whose mission is preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

The Anderson Gallery will be hosting the opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, November 17, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. for artists, friends, press and the public. The total awards will be approximately $11,500 including a $4,000 Best In Show. Phone: 912-634-8414.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Handmade Holiday Market: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 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 do your holiday shopping with unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm at Old City Hall (1229 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520). Look for the turquoise balloons! For more info visit here.

Supper at Gillard FarmSupper at Gilliard Farms: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!
Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700. 163 Florines Way, Brunswick, GA

Jake Owen Concert on St. Simons IslandRSM Classic Presents Jake Owen Live in Concert: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Today, the Davis Love Foundation announced that it will bring American country music singer and songwriter Jake Owen to the Golden Isles to perform live during The RSM Classic tournament week. The tournament, an Official PGA TOUR Event which attracts some of the world’s most elite golfers, is sponsored by RSM US LLP and the Jake Owen concert is presented by Southeast Georgia Health System and will be at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Since starting his career in 2006, the Vero Beach native has been in good company, touring with Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood, and collaborating with other country superstars, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton. He has had six #1 singles to date – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’”, “Anywhere with You”, “Alone with You” and “The One That Got Away” plus GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song”. Last year, the RCA Nashville recording artist released his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases while also lending its support to youth organizations and various charities in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, Fla. The local organizations benefiting from the Foundation’s annual concert assist youth with illnesses, shelter, food, education, health and fitness, the arts and the opportunity to better themselves through various programs and organizations.

Tickets can be purchased as part of the weekly ticket booklet or individually in conjunction with a Saturday golf ticket here. Individual Saturday golf/concert tickets are $50. Phone: 912-634-3266.

Battle at the BeachBattle at the Beach: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Battle at the Beach is the third annual Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing event presented by Brunswick Boxing & MMA Fitness Gym. Don’t miss the most exciting night of combat sports in the Golden Isles that will feature local Pro and Amateur fighters battling opponents from throughout the Southeastern United States in the beautiful Jekyll Island Convention Center! Light concessions and a cash bar will be available. Get your tickets now! $30 General Admission. More information and VIP options click here.

Wobble B4U Gobble 5KWobble B4U Gobble 5K: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 – 7:30am to 9:30am

Join Morningstar Academy on November 23 at 7:30 for the Turkey Day 5k! The race starts at 7:30 am and the fun run at 9:00 am at St. Marks Episcopal Church. There will be fun family activities, a silent auction and the best dressed turkey wins a prize! Register online here. This event benefits Morningstar and raising funds for student activites.

Merry Shrimpmas

Merry Shrimpmas | Jekyll Island: Friday 24th to Saturday 25th, November 2017

This year, and this year only, we’re having a special festival that merges some of the most beloved elements from the Shrimp & Grits Festival and the Tree Lighting celebration into a new, two-day event – Merry Shrimpmas. Merry Shrimpmas will feature shrimp and grits dishes, live music, and an artist’s market for holiday shopping. Younger festivalgoers can take in story time with Santa Claus and play in the kid’s zone. Festivities will culminate Saturday evening with the lighting of the great Jekyll Island Christmas Tree. This celebration will provide an opportunity for everyone to support local businesses in the aftermath of the storm and will offer the community a unique way to ring in the holiday season. We hope you will join us this November for this unique event. Merry Shrimpmas will take place in the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. Admission to the festival is free. Costs will vary for individual attractions, food, and refreshments throughout the event. For more info and a detailed schedule, click here.

Brunswick Christmas Tree LightingBrunswick Christmas Tree Lighting Festival: Friday, November 24th, 2017 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Machen Square East near Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Street, 5:30pm; Christmas Carols, carriage rides, join us! For more info, click here.

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier VillageHoliday Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th, November 2017

Holiday Arts & Craft Show at Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island- showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: 912-230-1042.

Live Music at ECHOEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHOPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Sunday Brunch at ECHOSunday 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.

 

Quick Guide to the Best Finds from the SSI Food + Spirits Festival

Friday, October 20th, 2017

First and foremost, the St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival is about bringing our beautiful community together to support the area’s only non-profit hospice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. Their testimonies are amazing and everyone should take a minute to visit their website to see what these amazing people are doing for those in need.

Secondly, there are so many sponsors and vendors working together to make such a huge event amazing. Not all are mentioned in this blog because the list is incredibly extensive, but we’d like to offer a giant round of applause to all of you!

1. Friday night’s Flights + Bites at the Golden Isles Aviation Hangar. That sound? That’s Suzy & the Bird Dogs. They rock!

2. This Watermelon + Shrimp Ceviche a la Chef James Flack (of ECHO) during Friday’s Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways. Culinary + Beverage Series: Shrimp Five Ways
3. And Chef Jenard’s Skinny Dipping Shrimp Cocktail (also during Shrimp Five Ways). Chef Jenard Wells? Yep, you know him from Food Network. He cooked, he taught, he entertained, no big deal. (winky face, we’re totally fan-girling over ‘The Chef of Love’ too)Chef Jenard Wells

4. New favorite: Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard that can be ordered here. If you’re in the neighborhood of St. Simons Island, you can also purchase this at The Still.Cabernet Sauvignon from Goldschmidt Vineyard

5. This fist bump. Chef JB Belechak of Palmer’s Village Cafe (left) and Chef James Flack of ECHO (link above) competed against each other in the Chef Showdown of 2015. Here they are being great sports again proving that no matter the competition, we’re all locals supporting locals and Hospice of the Golden Isles. At the end of the day, we’re all each other’s biggest fans.

(History: In 2015, Belechak won it all competing against Flack. In 2016, Bethany Fahey (formerly of The Westin, currently of Thrive Senior Living) won it all. This year, Bethany and Julian Scheibel of The Georgian Room competed in the 1st round, with Julian winning a spot in the final round. In round 2, James won and moved on where he competed strong against Julian. It was a great competition, but Julian took home the trophy this time. The real winners? The judges. They got to try ALL the dishes!)

Chef Showdown

6. Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade. But Peach Mimosa. Lemonade. Mimosa. Tie. Bonus points that Yuri always looks adorable, even when it’s hot! (PS, their recipes are here.)

Fruitland Augusta Peach Lemonade

7. Rose all day. Pamp Fizz!

Pamp Fizz

8. Moonshine has a place at brunch. Either it’s your lucky day or Christmas came early this year because Sugarlands Distilling Co. shares their recipe right hereSugarlands Distilling Co

9. Roasted Marshmallows can make a good cocktail even better. Thanks, Bretta (of Moondoggy’s) for the Toasted Ghost!

Moondoggy's Pizza and Pub

10. Rum + Prosecco is delicious. Richland Rum taught us this during the Culinary Beverage Series. Skipped class? Be glad we took notes, this surprising pair is basically how they say ‘hello’! PS, they’ll be opening their second distillery soon (Nov 2017) in Downtown Brunswick.

Richland Rum

11. Gator is good. Shout out to, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen.  (📷: Ben Galland of H2O)

Gilbert's Underground Kitchen

12. Oysters are too. (The Westin)The Westin Oysters

13. Bloody Marys are great. Pepper vodka is even better. Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka are a match made in Brunch heaven.

Charleston Mix and Dixie Peppered Vodka

14. Did we mention adult juice boxes? (Vixen Vodka)Vixen Vodka Juice Boxes

15. There are several local artisans in the festival’s market so you can find plenty of Golden Isles treasures to snag! Just to name a few, here are some goods from Lisa Kerns Jewelry + Virgin Apothecary. (PS, Basic Balm is a new personal favorite)Virgin Apothecary

16. Show-stopping sausage (and jerky). Visit Stripling’s General Store here, order everything.Stripling's General Store Jerky Stripling's General Store Sausage

17. You don’t have to be a bourbon drinker to like bourbon.

Did we mention Aryon (of ECHO) won the 2nd Annual Coastal Stir Cocktail Challenge with her entry, Siren Sour? She did. Many a non-Bourbon drinker were converted during the Flights + Bites event thanks to her recipe featuring Four Roses and a dab of Merlot (gasp!). Psst, her recipe is here.

Four Roses and Merlot

18. Or a whiskey drinker to like whiskey thanks to Ghost Coast Distillery‘s Spiked Ruby.

Ghost Coast Distillery

19. This band: Cranford Hollow, from Hilton Head, SC. Go ahead and visit here then click their handy dandy “track band” button. You’re welcome.

20. Last but certainly not least, the first cocktail at the festival to steal our hearts. We present the Jalapeno Margarita from Maestro Dobel Tequila. So much yes!Maestro Dobel Tequila

BONUS: Sugarlands Shine for their fans too. We speak for everyone when we say #lifesaver!

We absolutely can’t get enough and can’t wait to do it again next year!

October 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

 

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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: Complicated Pants. Phone: 912-265-4032.

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

 

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Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Love Stories: 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia launches its 35th season of classical music with a “Love Stories” theme on October 2, 8 p.m., Brunswick High School Auditorium. In addition to works by Beethoven and Schubert, nationally recognized soprano, Maria Valdes, will be featured in two arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information at coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org or 912-634-2006. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th, October 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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. For reservations, call 912-268-5967 or use the OpenTable app.

website_main_listing_02017 St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival: Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th annual 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. 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, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at The King and Prince Resort.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017:Southern Soul’s Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue” – Beginning at 6 p.m., invitation only – Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbeque will prepare an authentic, gourmet spread paired with several choices of the finest craft beers and mouthwatering selections. Meanwhile, attendees will enjoy the atmosphere and uniqueness of Southern Soul Barbecue’s renovated 1940’s gas station. Invitation only, limited tickets available.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017:PITMASTER 101” – Learn the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting new culinary class starting at noon. Join us for seasoning, sauces and secrets from the best in the barbecue business. Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017: NEW “FIREBOX” – Presented by Southern Soul Barbecue & The Local Palate from 6 – 9 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Taste your way through the celebrity Pitmaster creations as you experience a barbecue event like no other. This smokin’ hot evening of music, bourbon, barbecue and unbelievable Live Auction takes place waterside at historic Gascoigne Bluff.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:NEW “Culinary + Beverage Series | Shrimp Five Ways” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Full of fresh and innovative dishes, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells will be featuring a midday meal of the coast’s most beloved dishes. Savor and sip exciting options from this special lunch menu Wednesday only.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:Culinary + Beverage Series” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 12:30 – 2 p.m. In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of beverage tasting. You will leave with the tools to achieve success with your cocktail recipes and package store purchases.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: NEWSAVOR the Coast” – Chef Showdown & Coastal Stir Cocktail Competitions take center stage from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Experience the perfect seafood frenzied cocktail event. Raw bar, beverage tastings, local brews, premium wines and southern style bites. Experience our Cocktail Challenge with competing bartenders and NEW THIS YEAR: our Cocktail Sauce Competition with area chefs participating.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017:Tastings Under the Oaks” 12 – 4 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Come celebrate the Georgia Coast’s culinary diversity and enjoy tasting cuisine from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisan bakers and tastemakers. Shop the Artisan & Farmers Market, enjoy live music and the best cocktails in the Southeast. The admission ticket includes access to the Artisan & Farmers Market, unlimited beverage tastings, and Celebrity Chef Demonstrations. TAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL! With the expanded VIP ticket, VIP Patrons will have unlimited access to the VIP Lounge along with full access to all the festival grounds and activities. Enjoy VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar along with a fully catered culinary experience. Additionally, all VIP Patrons will receive 10 food tickets with which to enjoy some of the many food offerings within the general festival grounds. Our VIP experience is always a sellout with limited availability.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017:SPIRITual Sunday Brunch” – Seatings beginning at 12:30 PM. Indulge in our brunch with an array of appetizers, breakfast favorites, desserts, Bloody Mary bar and chef’s cook-to-order favorites. At this Sunday Funday celebration, dine oceanside at the historic King & Prince Resort with live entertainment, raw bar, libations and more.

 

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival takes place throughout the Island and the Golden Isles, October 4 – 8, 2017 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more visit: ssifoodandspirits.com.

dp_smokeyjoes_logoThe Island Players Present Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Thursday 5th to Sunday 22nd, October 2017

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history! For more info, call 912-638-0338 or click here. Gail Butler, Director. Liz DeMato, Producer. Venue: St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Opening night reservations only: Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm

Additional show dates: October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: October 8, 15, 22 at 3:00pm

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm 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. Phone: 912-264-4111.

vivianmitchellspiritinthewaterFirst Friday Open House | Lavivi Exhibit at the Ritz: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ will have an Open House to celebrate the 28th season of live performances, films and exhibits during the upcoming First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the public is encouraged to attend the festivities and opening reception for new work by Vivian (LaVivi) Mitchell.

The open house will give patrons the opportunity to learn about all of the programs and events that Golden Isles Arts & Humanities brings to the community each year. In addition, folks can help support the organization by participating in a raffle, take a tour of the Ritz Theatre including the second and third floors, check out the fun volunteer opportunities and enjoy the new exhibit at the Ritz.

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 17th, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm or by appointment or during events. For more information visit www.goldeniselsarts.org or call 912-262-6934.

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday 6th to Friday 27th, October 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. Tour dates include the following: October 6, 13, 20, 21, 27.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Phone: 912-264-7333. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,  Brunswick, GA 31525

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15

 

under_the_oaks_2_0Under the Oaks Run: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2017, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more info, call 912-634-8177 or click here.

 

antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

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.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822.

cfCoastFest 2017: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

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, archeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

For more info, call 912-264-7218 or click here. 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA

21687958_1963241760631206_1762790737488677823_n2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

2nd Annual “Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4PM at Mellow Mushroom. Raffles, Food, Drinks, and Fun for the whole Family!

18199476_10154595090322616_2064199068199482764_nRoaring Twenties Charity Ball: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Peacock Productions is excited to present another magical night to benefit One Hundred Miles. This year our theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Take a trip back in time with us for a night of fun, food and music all while raising money for a great cause. One Hundred Miles is a local organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our beautiful 100 mile Georgia Coast Line.

Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event. Formal Twenties theme attire is encouraged. There will be a cash bar and many great items will be raffled off during the night. Phone: 912-264-4111

nCoffee with the Author Nancy Blanton: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island invites you to meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She has written other award-winning books and a children’s book entitled, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

kCoffee with the Author Christina Kelly: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Christina Kelly and Good Karma. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has had nine crossword puzzles published in The New York Times. This is her charming debut novel, filled with normal dogs and abnormal people and set in Savannah, which provides an entertaining glimpse into lives in transition. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

art_trendsStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.” This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings.

 

 gala7th Annual Star Foundation Gala: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner, and a silent auction of very unique items.

STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. The students learn computer basics, how to manage their finances and navigate successfully in the workplace. They also gain self-confidence and dare to hope for a better life for their families. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick.

This event will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. Phone: 912-554-0540

2001_space_oddity_sd1_758_426_81_s_c1A Space Odyssey First Cinema Gourmet of the Season: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Regarded today as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is less a narrative than a parable about the nature of existence. A large black monolith influences evolution and with stunning visual and often times ambiguous imagery, director Stanley Kubrick creates a mesmerizing journey through time and space. Starring Kier Duella, the 1968 film created stunning and realistic special effects for its time as well as a terrifyingly simple and now iconic phrase spoken by the H.A.L. 9000–“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Cinema Gourmet continues with Dr. Strangelove on November 9, Mon Oncle on January 11, Much Ado About Nothing on February 8, Chinatown on March 15 and concludes on April 12 with Some Like It Hot.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

food_truck_oktoberfestFood Truck Oktoberfest: Friday, October 13th, 2017 – 3:30pm to 8:30pm

The food trucks are coming to Brunswick October 13th at Mary Ross Park from 3:30 to 8:30 with games, activities, live music, and drinks! Bring your friends or the family for the FIRST food truck event in Downtown Brunswick! Our after party will be up on Newcastle with more bands, food, and beverages in Jekyll Square! Phone: 912-265-4032

 

 

arts__crafts_show_1October Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th, October 2017

October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Phone: 912-230-1042

okOktoberfest at Sea Palms: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Oktoberfest at Sea Palms is Saturday, October 14th starting at 4pm! Tickets include assorted regional craft brews, a traditional Oktoberfest meal, and adult & kids activities. Live music by Bonnie Blue from 5-8pm. Phone: 912-434-5331.

 

Adults: $40; Under 21: $30; Kids: $10

21687752_10209768240032622_8520414625687631914_nSteel Magnolias: Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling opens at BAT on October 14 and runs through October 29. Shows are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Come early for libations and desserts! See website for pricing and reservations. Performances by Emmi Doucette, Dawn Dyche, Kiera Stone, Sandra McLeod, Krista Harris, and Amy Lovin. Directed by Lynda Dalton Gallagher.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-262-0628

 

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 17 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for 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. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

blue_jean_ball_logoBlue Jean Ball: Friday, October 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items.

Parking at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. For more info, call 912-264-6246 or click here.

21151320_118393362155562_5668070991472207325_nRich’s Kickball for a Cause: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

We are proud to partner with the United Way of Coastal Georgia with 100% of registration fees going directly to this charity!

Cost: $25 per player. Each player will receive a performance tee, drawstring bag, free Farm Rich and SeaPak Products and more!
Registration: Registration Opens September 8th. Register by following the link below and donating the $25 registration fee directly to United Way. In the special instructions include “Kickball” “Team Name” “Player Name” and “Shirt Size) http://uwcga.org/
Uniforms: Performance Tees are included in the cost but accessorize as needed
Other Details: Concessions will be open throughout the day. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mozzarella Sticks, chips, cookies & drinks
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

 

bcAmerican Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:15pm

Join the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the 18th Annual American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fourteen local models, all breast cancer survivors, are participating in this special event to support others newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Their personal testimony: there IS HOPE. The fun, fashion-filled fundraising kicks off at 11:30 am at Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, St. Simons Island.

Tickets for this popular event are $40 and may be purchased at Lady and Gentlemen’s Outfitters (Shops at Sea Island) and Antiques, Etc. (Downtown Brunswick) Beginning September 11, 2017. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Phone: 404-273-2760

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Pawsmopolitan Magazine Presents our 1 Year Party! We have rescheduled this event due to unfortunate timing with Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy pet friendly fun – Island style! Bring the dogs (on a leash) and the whole family to celebrate with us! Splash the afternoon away as we have a luau celebration!

mixologyMixology 101 with John Sabbe: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shaken or Stirred? Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe! John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

John is a dedicated member of the United States Bartenders Guild and is currently working on achieving his second level Cicerone certification. He is passionate about the ingredients he uses to craft his cocktails; a passion that guides him to create many of his own bitters, shrubs, and infusions. By using this knowledge John is able to craft the perfect cocktails combined with the perfect environment; a goal he strives for every day. Dates: September 9th, October 25th, and December 16th. Each class is $40 per person or sign up for all 3 for $100 per person. Phone: 912-342-7700.

 

2_0Golden Isles Live Presents ABBAFab: Friday, October 27th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

ABBA Fab is the product of the hit Broadway musical, Mama Mia. Group founders, Terry and Anne, saw an opportunity to capitalize on the renewed interest in the music of ABBA. The result was the creation of the group ABBA Fab. As the show gained popularity, booking requests began pouring in from towns all across Arizona and California.

Since ABBA Fab’s early days the show’s growth has been exponential. The group has since gone global thanks to Bramson Entertainment, which has them touring with several of the world’s premier cruise lines. While ABBA Fab continues to perform for international audiences across the seven seas, their engagements at home in Arizona remain a cornerstone of their success and popularity.

ABBA Fab has played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. as well as internationally. Among their notable credits are performances at the opening of the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, the world-renowned Spago Beverly Hills, and the Navy Shipyards in Chicago.

Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-638-4111

21586869_10155588759715822_5615395977360245560_oDrivin’ N’ Cryin’ Concert: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th, October 2017

BULLDOG ROCKSHOW brings to the stage two of Georgia’s best live bands – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ with special guest BJ WilbanksLive at Castaways Lounge on Saint Simons Island!

In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club.The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fan base in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. Tickets: $25 ADV $30 DOS. Click here for tickets.

foodGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

Join us for our first ever 2-day food truck festival! Join us on Oct 28th and 29th for a weekend in the park with food trucks, beer and wine trucks, craft vendors, live music, and giant tv screens! Go Dawgs!

Food trucks from the Savannah Food Truck Association. FREE YOGA in the park both days. Craft vendors. Family Friendly w/ Kids activities. Pet-friendly with watering stations. Beer garden and Wine bar. Cornhole tournament. Live Art. Local businesses. Local Non-profits. Police security hired from Glynn County. Food Truckers Disaster Relief Team.

Request sponsorship info, food truck vendor apps, or craft vendor apps from marketing@savfoodtruckassociation.com. All proceeds from GIFTF events are donated to local 501c3 NonProfit Organizations. Follow the event on Facebook at @goldenislesftf for more information.

website_listing_photo_shell_003Gillard Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!

Questions: email us at events@farmerandlarder.com or call us at 912-342-7700.

 

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday 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.

The Best Fall Festivals (+ more) in Southeast Georgia

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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📷: 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.

 

 

 

July 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 30th, 2017

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested.

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15. Event Dates: July 5, July 14, July 22.

website_listing_photo_shell_002_3The Big Photo Show at Glynn Visual Arts: Thursday, June 29th to Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join us for the opening reception of the Big Photo Show Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Awards Presentation at 6:15 PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”. Gallery is open Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

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. 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 instructor at Glynn Academy, Jeff LeMieux – Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo Gallery in historic downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital – Brunswick Campus. For more details, call 912-638-8770 or click here.

fourthofjulySt. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

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 Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th.

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! The show starts Friday, July 1st and runs through Tuesday, July 4th at Postell Park.

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 5k race starts at 7:00am  and the 1 mile fun run begins at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Ceremony 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: July 3rd at St. Simons Presbyterian Church from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Race day registration begins at 6:30am at Mallery Park. Click here to register online and for more information.

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 1st: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
July 2nd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 3rd: 10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:

7:00am: 5k
8:00am: Fun Run
10:00 am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:00pm: Golf Cart Parde Line Up
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
7:00pm-10:30pm: Backbeat Boulevard
9:00pm: Fireworks

All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

arts__crafts_show_1Annual 4th Of July Sunshine Art Festival: Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th, July 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! The event will be at Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. For more details, call 912-230-1042 or click here.

rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River: Young Americans: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For details, call 912-265-4032 or click here.

little_light_music_3A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin': Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free. For more details, call 912-634-7099.

https-2f2fcdn.evbuc_.com2fimages2f315218402f2074114637322f12foriginalIndependence Day Concert | The Accidentals: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Taking the stage again this year for our early Independence Day concert is The Accidentals! The Accidentals are the University of Georgia’s only all-male a cappella group. A 42 year tradition of the South’s University of Georgia, the Accidentals are a motivated and talented group of male vocalists and students. From performing at locations such as Snowshoe Mountain, WV (annual ski retreat in December) to New York City, as well as more local areas such as Atlanta and North Carolina, the Accidentals are a well-practiced and professional group. The energy and personality the group brings to the stage are unique to the collegiate a cappella realm. Concessions available will include popcorn and sodas.

Doors open at 7:30, with the Accidentals taking the stage at 8pm. Intermission will be at approximately 8:35pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Jekyll Island Club Hotel: 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527. For details, call 877-212-1898 or click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Secret Life of Pets: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

4th_logo_larger_300dpiAn Old-Fashioned 4th of July: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners.

The evening will begin with a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner sung by local singer Annie Akins and some of the Artists and Mentors of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Then the games will begin and all ages can participate in the fun. The First Baptist Church of Brunswick will be lending a helping hand to the celebration and will also have a variety of fun activities for folks to participate in.

Local organizations, Heather House and the City of Brunswick Police Department C.O.P. program will have hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas and other tasty treats will be available for purchase. P O Sound and Lighting Rentals will serve as the DJ for the evening – providing fun tunes to hula hoop and dance to as the everyone waits for the sun to set.

Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It’s good, clean, old-fashioned fun for the community and visitors alike brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. For more information, call 912-262-6934 or email info@goldenislesarts.org. Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street at Gloucester St,Brunswick, GA 31520

lovingintroLiterary Guild Film Series: Loving: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Loving, USA, 2016, directed by Jeff Nichols. In 1958 in Virginia the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. Richard and Mildred fall in love, get married and are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece.” 123 minutes; rated PG13. A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, call 912-279-2836. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

572aa6949fd7a.image_Georgia Sea Turtle Lecture: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get to know coastal Georgia’s most mysterious seasonal visitors and learn about a species that’s been on our planet since the time of the dinosaurs. Mark Dodd, biologist and sea turtle program coordinator for the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Nongame Wildlife Division, will give an interactive presentation on Georgia’s sea turtles and the ongoing effort to conserve turtles across our coast. The last two years set records for loggerhead nesting in coastal Georgia – what will 2017 bring? Join us to find out, while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, and light snacks. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 1312 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor, Brunswick, GA

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July 7th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm 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. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_13Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

bloody_0Commemorative Presentation at Bloody Marsh: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

Site Manager Steve Theus is pleased to announce the commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the Battles of Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh on Saturday, July 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument. The program will consist of a presentation and musket firing to mark the anniversary of the decisive battles that served as a pivotal point in the conflict between Britain and Spain.

The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on Old Demere Road, on Saint Simons Island. Georgia. Admission to the program is free, but the site has limited parking. Bloody Marsh Battle Site: Old Demere Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-3639

MoonRise_July2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 8th to Monday 10th, July 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-268-5967

18739986_1150590278417682_7883579229099245067_nSummer Comedy Tour: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

After bringing sold-out Comedy Tours to Ziggy’s for the past three summers, New Orleans-based comedian and St. Simons native Matt Owens returns with New York City comedians, Paul Hooper and Amanda Hurley, to St. Simons Island for a one-night-only show. The show will take place at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) on Saturday, July 8th at Ziggy Mahoney’s, located at 206 Retreat Village. Tickets are $20 in advance online, and $25 at the door. Phone: 912-634-0999. Ziggy Mahoney’s Restaurant & Dance Club: 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Sing: Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

christophermartinphotobykellyozmerwormsCoffee with the Author Chris Martin: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” series presents Chris Martin and This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith. Part memoir, part essay collection and part spiritual journal, this book offers a unique perspective on the interconnections of universal themes all told at the level of the ground. It is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State University and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop. The event will take place at the St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108 and is free for Literary Guild members; $10 for nonmembers. 912-279-2836

seussical_jr_logoSeussical Jr.: Wednesday 12th to Sunday 23rd, July 2017

The Young People’s Summer Workshop introduces 60-80 local children ages 8 and up to various aspects of theater and performance. This year’s YPSW production is Seussical Jr. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Two casts rotate duties for the performances with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, and 3:30 matinees on July 16 and 23. Tickets are available at the box office before the show. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-638-0338. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons IslandGA 31522

formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Jewelry Class: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Art and Sip jewelry class July 13th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass necklace and earring set choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $40 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot! Click here for details.

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Summer Classic Film Festival: Friday 14th to Sunday 16th, July 2017

Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz is transforming into the Summer Classic Film Festival, a full weekend of classic films that will feature the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock and his favorite leading lady, Grace Kelly. The festival will take place July 14-16, 2017 with all three of the Hitchcock-Kelly films and other special events.

  • On Friday, July 14, the Summer Classic Film Festival will kick off with Dial M for Murder, the first of the Hitchcock-Kelly collaboration. Preceding the screening will be a talk about the director and a delicious meal prepared by Indigo Coastal Shanty.
  • On Saturday, July 15 at 4 pm, Mel Brooks’ delightfully silly parody, High Anxiety will be screened. Filmgoers can then take a break in one of downtown Brunswick’s participating restaurants for a special film meal and return to the Ritz by 7 pm to catch the highly suspenseful Rear Window.
  • And on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:30 pm, light refreshments will be served along with a short documentary on legendary costume designer Edith Head followed by the final film in the festival, To Catch A Thief.

Weekend pass including Friday meal only $35/person. Weekend pass without meal only $20/person. Friday night meal and movie $18/person. Individual tickets $7/person. 912-262-6934. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 083_0Lecture and Book Signing at Fort Frederica: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing by local author and portrayer of James Edward Oglethorpe, Mr. Scott Hodges. The program will take place in the visitor center of Fort Frederica National Monument on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 am.

In the introduction of his newly published book, Our Lost Heritage: Ten Things You Did Not Know About James Edward Oglethorpe, The Founder of Georgia, Hodges writes “Rather than a journey of discovery, I see this work as more of a journey of re-discovery. The re-discovery of a long admired and highly exalted hero of Georgia history: James Edward Oglethorpe.” Books will be available for purchase in the Fort Frederica Association bookstore. There is no admission fee. For more information on this program, please contact Michael Seibert at (912) 638-3639 ex. 104 or by email at michael_seibert@nps.gov

wildscapesLunch & Learn Birds of Prey: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us for an engaging lunch lecture with live birds of prey as their handlers teach us all about where they live and how they hunt. You will leave with a great appreciation for these amazing animals. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Lunch will be provided. Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia: 1710 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. 912-265-9424.

GolfCamp2017info_384x512Junior Golfers Summer Program: Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th, July 2017- 9:00am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course’s summer program for young golfers is back! Budding golfers between ages 8 and 15 will have a chance to hone their skills. From 9:00am to 11:00am, golfers will participate in education and instruction, skills drills, and competitions.

If you know a Junior Golfer interested in participating, register them for one of their camps this summer! For additional details contact Robert Long at 912.634.0255 or email him at rlong@mmihg.com. For forms, click here.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Storks: Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

51ubv5qrifl._sx331_bo1204203200_Coffee with the Author Russ Franklin: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Russ Franklin and Cosmic Hotel. Russ Franklin has degrees in math, physics and literature and currently teaches writing at Florida State in Tallahassee. He visits the Guild to talk about Cosmic Hotel, a story about Sandeep Sanghavi, the mixed-race son of an Indian businesswoman and a famous American astronomer, who lives a nomadic albeit mundane life traveling the country with his mother’s hotel consulting firm. His life becomes more interesting when various lost objects suddenly begin to reappear. Then a stranger calls and claims responsibility for the returned objects. Room 108, Casino Building. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended. For details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

2014_glynn_visual_arts_logo_finalHandmade for the Hungry at GVA: Wednesday, July 19th & 26th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America’s Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

After the bowls are made and donated, the project culminates with a soup dinner at GVA in which individuals may come in & buy a hand made bowl to take home & receive a soup dinner & all the fixin’s. All proceeds from sales of the bowls & dinner are donated to America’s Second Harvest. It’s fun to make the bowls & fun to come to the dinner & see all the creativity in our community, knowing it’s for a great cause!

Hand Made for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Pottery Classes are $20.00 per person & will take place
from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at GVA on the following Tuesday nights: July 19th & 26th, August 23rd & 30th, Sept. 13th & 20th
formoilogo5_0Sip and Craft Sea Glass Art: 
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

For-Moi Designs is hosting the Sea Turtle Sea Glass Art Class July 20th from 2:00pm-4:30pm at Moondoggy’s Pizza and Pub meeting room in Brunswick. Create your very own sea glass wall art choosing from different shapes and colors. The event is $45 per person and all supplies are included. Call 912-437-6187 to reserve your spot!

sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Jaime Renee & The Walkers: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.)

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. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 262-6934.

18556401_1540727995947133_7429378074686314009_nSummer Kid Show Series | Kubo and the Two Strings: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th, July 2017

Georgia Theatre Company presents the 2017 Summer Kid Show Series! Every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July enjoy $1.50 admission, drinks and popcorn. Doors open at 9:15am and features start promptly at 10:00am. Island Cinemas 7: 44 Cinema Lane , St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For details, call (912) 634-9100 or click here.

Secret Life of Pets July 4th & 6th
Sing July 11th & 13th
Storks July 18th & 20th
KUBO and the two strings July 15th & 27th

rock_dogSummer Movie Series | Rock Dog: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays. Admission is $1 per person per showing. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. July 26th is Rock Dog. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-279-2836

hologram_for_the_king_ver2Literary Guild Film Series: Hologram for a King: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Hologram for a King, USA, 2016, directed by Tom Tykwer. Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, U.S. businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) tries to reverse his fortunes by landing a lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. As Alan attempts to navigate his way through an unfamiliar culture, he unexpectedly finds romance. 97 minutes; rated R. A $3.00 donation is requested to defray costs. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more details, call 912-279-2836 or click here.

img_0398Grown Up Summer Camp: Friday 28th to Sunday 30th, July 2017

Numerous outdoor adventures: kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, bike tour, zip lining, paddleboard. Full service gym available. Join loggerhead turtle hatchling watch. Enjoy a sunset cruise on a working shrimp boat. Beginners to seasoned participants encouraged! Be sure to check out the agenda here. Epworth By The Sea: 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8688

photo_1_4Sea Turtle Night Walk: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 – 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Go behind the scenes during Georgia coast’s sea turtle nesting season with Catherine Ridley of the SSI Sea Turtle Project! We’ll meet at the Coast Guard Beach beach access boardwalk for an interactive beach night hike, where we’ll discuss loggerhead natural history, explore the beach at night in search of hatching turtles, and see how turtles nests are protected on Georgia’s beaches. You’ll learn the many ways you can help protect these amazing animals, explore bioluminescence and nocturnal science, and discover your own natural night vision. $10 members and $15 non-members. For more details, call 912-264-4111 or click here. 4201 1st St, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday 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.

 

June 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Photographer Tom SweeneyTom Sweeney Exhibit: Tuesday, May 2nd to Friday, June 30th, 2017

Everyone is cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island. The show will run until June 30th and consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Please join us for an opening reception Tuesday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Life in the Abstract Art ExhibitLife in the Abstract Art Exhibit: Thursday, May 4th to Monday, June 26th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present a new fine art exhibition entitled “Life in the Abstract” which features five cutting edge, regional, abstract artists. The exhibition opens May 1st, 2017 and will run through June 26th, 2017 at the main gallery of GVA located at 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA. The opening reception will take place Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist independent of visual references in the world. These talented artists take this concept to a whole new level, each with their own uniquely different approach. Featured Artists: Suzanne Clements, Sabre Esler, Peggy Everett, Laura Parker and Mandy Thompson. Phone: 912-638-8770

lighthouse_2_0Friday Fun Day at the Lighthouse: Fridays, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us every Friday in June for summer fun at the Lighthouse! There will be crafts, games and activities designed for family fun. Come see and touch history by climbing 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse and explore the interactive galleries in the Lighthouse Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older and children under 12 are free. Phone: 912-634-7093. For more info, click here.


First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: 
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.

Historic Harrington SchoolSneak Peak of Historic Harrington School: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition and The Friends of Harrington School for a Sneak Peak of the Historic Harrington School Cultural Center. Be the first to view the restored historic schoolhouse and learn about upcoming heritage programs. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here.

National Trails Day at Cannon's PointNational Trails Day at Cannon’s Point: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Trails Day, June 3, gets underway early at Cannon’s Point. The preserve celebrates with special hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and a selection of programs for all ages and interests.

Activities include: photography tours, birding on a barrier island, history hikes, Southern area tours, and marine exploration. For more info, including the complete schedule, click here. Phone: 912-638-9109

 Hofwyl Trails DayNational Trails Day Tree Identification Walk: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. Walk will be about 1 mile in length. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellent. Admission: $5 – $8. Phone: 912-264-7333

Georgia Sea Islands FestivalGeorgia Sea Islands Festival: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate African-American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands! The 2017 Georgia Sea Islands Festival will be held Saturday, June 3 at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. There will be arts, crafts, food, entertainment, historical tours and more. Fun for the whole family! Bring a chair so you can relax and enjoy.

The mission of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition is to educate, preserve, and revitalize the African American heritage and culture. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-0330

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River- Skeeter Truck: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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: Skeeter Truck. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! For more info, click here. Phone: 912-265-4032

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Soul Fish: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Soul Fish

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate or in advance at the Museum Store. Children under 12 are free.

For more info, click here. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Phone: 912-634-7099

Golden Isles Green Drinks June 7, 2017Golden Isles Green Drinks: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, June 7th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Echo at King & Prince on St. Simons Island.

Catherine Ridley of SSI Sea Turtle Project will be hosting this month’s Golden Isles Green Drinks. Loggerhead sea turtles have already begun nesting on St. Simons Island and across the coast, so this is an excellent time to join us for an interactive walk and talk on the beach. Join us to learn more about Georgia’s turtles, SSI’s nesting program, and the many ways you can protect sea turtles on the beach this summer! Did we mention you will also be able to sample some delicious snacks, a special Green Drinks cocktail from Echo and receive extended Happy Hour Specials just for attending? Don’t forget to RSVP below. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.

RSVP to the NEXT GreenDrinks here.

MoonRiseMusicx512_June2017Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-268-5967

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce at the Market at Sea Island. For more info, click here. Phone: 912-634-3994

Georgia Sea Turtle CenterGeorgia Sea Turtle Center Birthday Celebration: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Happy 10th Birthday, Georgia Sea Turtle Center!

June 2017 commemorates the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s 10th year in operation. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a birthday celebration, and you’re invited! The Center will be “decorated,” showcasing ways you can reduce plastics, we’ll have a birthday card for you to sign, and there will even be cupcakes! The afternoon will include creature features, live music, and a special “Dunk the Doc” fundraiser. This event is free & open to the public. Center admission will be waived from 2-5 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 214 Stable Road, Jekyll IslandGA 31527. Phone: 912-635-4444

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Ghosts and LegendsGhosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug-spray. Reservations Requested. Tours will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Phone: 912-264-7333. Admission: $15

EVENT DATES:  June: June 10, June 16, June 21, June 24, June 30. July: July 5, July 14, July 22

The Art of Fire ExhibitThe Art of Fire Exhibit: Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“The Art of Fire”, a special exhibition by Richard Metz, will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery at 3305 Frederica Road on Saint Simons Island, GA from June 13th until July 22nd. The opening reception on Thursday, June 15th, from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature light refreshments, and artist meet and greet, and a presentation featuring Richard’s technique of painting with fire. Richard graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Graphic Design. After college, he moved back to his island home seeking the inspiration that started his path as an artist. Richard says of painting with fire or smoke to produce a polished image, “It was an interesting idea, to take something that is associated with destruction and use it to create.” As he revisited the idea, he found the process could be much more refined, and his excitement grew with each piece. Phone: 912-230-3807

Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.Golden Isles Penguin Project: Annie Jr.: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th, June 2017

The Penguin Project ® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles’ Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr.; the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Tickets are now available for the Golden Isles Penguin Project’s production of Annie, Jr. Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Day of show tickets for members are $15 and $20 for nonmembers. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each. A special VIP Ticket is available for the Friday, June 16th performance – $50/person includes pre-show reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. catered by Certified Burgers & Beverages, reserved seating at the 7:00 p.m. performance, and gratitude for supporting the Golden Isles Penguin Project. Phone: 912-262-6934. For more info, click here.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th, June 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Chuck Scott Tribute Race

Phone: (912) 386-0061. For more info, click here. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

Southern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms by Saki PhotographySouthern Grown Concert Series Featuring Gin Blossoms: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV, and their exciting live show continues to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential pop bands that began in the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show! Hits include: “Follow You Down,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear it From You,” “Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.”

Opening act is Owen Plant. Owen is a Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer. His style is reminiscent of introspective artists from the ’70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the centerpieces of his sound and his performance style. Tickets online here or call (877) 896-3378.

 

Author Mary Alice MonroeCoffee with the Author Mary Alice Monroe: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Mary Alice Monroe and Beach House for Rent. The New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the RT Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. She visits to talk about her latest book about two women from different generations bound together by a beloved beach house. Tickets are free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. The event is in room 108, Casino Building. For more info, click here.

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit

Faithworks Birdies and Bass Benefit: Friday, June 23rd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Play Golf and Fish – A Good Combination for a Good Cause. This unique inaugural event to benefit Faithworks features two of our favorite pastimes, golf and fishing – all for a good cause. Teams compete in a full day of golf (4 person scramble) preceded by a fishing derby at 9:00 a.m. Teams can shave strokes off their golf score by reeling in big fish from a lake by the clubhouse. Each team will be provided a score sheet on which to record their catch. The completed score sheet must be provided to tournament officials no later than 12:30 p.m.

Entrance Fee: $100 per player (includes cart, fees and lunch). The Birdies & Bass Benefit for FaithWorks is sponsored by Mike Murphy Ford/Kia. Call 912-261-8512 x105 for more information.

9:00 a.m. – Professional fishing clinic. Light refreshments. Rules/format: Any species of fish caught using artificial lures is eligible for scoring. Points awarded for the catch of eligible fish will be deducted from the team score for the 18-hole round of golf. Points will be awarded for TOTAL TEAM CATCH as follows: 1-5 fish = 0.5 point; 5-10 fish = 1 point; 11-15 fish = 1.5 points; 16-20 fish = 2.5 points

11:30 a.m. – Registration/Check-In (Mulligans will be sold here)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch served

1:00 p.m. – Golf Shotgun start (4-man scramble) ** Two chances to win a car with a hole in one other fantastic golf prizes.

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th, June 2017

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. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822  For more info, click here.

Green Screen Film FestivalGreen Screen Film Festival: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Green Screen’s Film Festival at Brunswick’s Historic Ritz Theatre. FREE admission! 50/50 Raffle 50/50 split-the-pot raffle. Tickets will be $1 ea. or 6 for $5. For more info, click here.

Short Films to begin at 11 a.m.:
Salt Marsh Soldiers (8 min)
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management (5 min)
Science with Niel DeGrasse Tyson (5 min)
Holly Barish Ripple Effect (2 min)

Feature Film at 1 p.m.: How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change*
*Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Gwen Hughes & The Kats: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Music is in the air and by the sea, as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Gwen Hughes & The Kats take the stage on June 25 and will have the audience swinging with favorite tunes from the 40’s to present day

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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.

A season pass for Sounds by the Sea will be available through May 28th and are only $40. Season passes are also available for ages 6-12 for only $15. Passes are available for purchase online at goldenislesarts.org, 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 under 6 years old are free. For more info, click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday 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.

 

April 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

CoastalScapes ExhibitionCoastalscapes Exhibition: Monday, March 6th to Monday, May 1st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts Presents an exciting new juried exhibition that features local and regional artist’s work showcasing their unique interpretations of our beautiful coastal surroundings.

106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Spartini Cocktail - Cocktails for our CoastCocktails For Our Coast: Wednesday, March 15th to Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Lasting until April 30th, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s natural ecosystems. Each restaurant has created their own coastal-inspired cocktail: ‘The Spartini!’ For every Spartini purchased, $1 is donated to support OHM’s work to protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

What to do: 1) Stop by each restaurant between 3/15 and 4/30. 2) Drink their limited-edition Spartini. 3) Vote for your favorites on our website.

This year’s participating restaurants are spread out across our coast. We encourage you to stop by and support all of these fantastic local businesses! Brunswick, St. Simons, and Jekyll: Basil Thai and Sushi, Beach House Restaurant, Blackwater Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Del Sur, The Driftwood Bistro, ECHO, Georgia Sea Grill, The Half Shell, Halyards, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, Tipsy McSway’s, and Tramici Neighborhood Italian.

 

Tailship Pacemaker ShipTallship Peacemaker Tours: Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017

The Class A Tallship “Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, Feb 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers. It will stay docked at Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick through the Spring. The Peacemaker is a wooden sailing ship that has sailed as a barkentine and presently as a 3 masted schooner. History and more information about the ship can be seen here.

 

Art in the ParkArt in the Park: Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Spring arrives in style this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 24th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft festival. Over 70 talented artists & skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive & eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of 2 dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal & glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals & gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. A great selection of food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music, kid’s craft activities & a bicycle treasure hunt, known as “Pedal for Treasure” make this a fun, family friendly event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St Simons Island, GA.

Find out how it is made! Throughout the weekend blacksmithing demonstrations will be given on site by a talented family of artists. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. “Shoppers are given the chance to support small businesses, meet the artists & even learn how their new handmade piece of art was made. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece truly special”, notes Hannah Roberts, GVA’s Festival Director.

This festival has something for everyone, including the youngest of visitors. The Kid’s “Creation Station” celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Glynn Visual Arts will again host “Pedal for Treasure” on Sunday afternoon, a bicycle scavenger hunt looking for local visual art. Individuals or groups of two or three are provided clues and a map for a $10 entry fee. The route is an easy loop near the Village area. Last year’s participants were enthusiastic about their adventure – and competitive too! Prizes were awarded for the most correct answers, the best team name, and the best time to finish. All are encouraged to come early for lunch in the park and shop the festival before and after the scavenger hunt.

For more information on Glynn Visual Arts & our festivals please visit our website.
SoGloGallery TheatreSoGlo Gallery presents Golden Isles Artist Showcase: Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th, April 2017

This exhibit showcases a variety of work by top producing artists in the community- Jim Jones, Irwin Berman, Sue Byrne Russell, Ellen Moriarty, Glenda Cason, and more! Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

SoGlo Gallery: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick GA 31520. Visit our website here or call 912-262-0628.

 Golden Isles Ballet CompanyGolden Isles Ballet Company Golden Gala: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of ballet at the Cloister Ballroom. Ten professional ballet dancers from all over the world display the most exciting and beautiful Pas de Deuxs. Guest Artist Michelle Jamieson will accompany on Piano. Highlights include Black Swan Pas de Deux, Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux, Chopiana, Carmen and more!

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 student, $100 VIP Experience. Enjoy preferred seating and wine reception with the dancers following the performance. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Ritz Theatre and Golden Isles Ballet Company in Downtown Brunswick, or on the Island at Frederica Academy and Uncle Don’s Local Market.

The Farm at OatlandThe Farm at Oatland North Spring Festival: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Farm at Oatland North for an animal open house, activities and bake sale! The festival is Sunday, April 2nd and will include arts and crafts, egg toss, face painting, and treats. All donations collected will be used for the care of the Farm Animals.  Visit our website or call 912-399-8159. 70 Cannons Point Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 

Patsy ClineWildflowers: The Women of Country Music: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This one-woman concert tribute features the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women, honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire.  As Katie says, “This show is jammed packed with interesting tidbits about the women throughout country music history all wrapped up with the music you love!”  Heather Heath, Executive Director says, “ We are thrilled to be able to present the premiere of this new show by Katie.  She brought her outstanding Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline to the Ritz stage in 2014 and wowed the sold-out audience with her powerful voice and unique insight into one of the legends of country music.  This new show promises to be an amazing afternoon of music.” Katie Deal, daughter of Governor Nathan Deal, grew up in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and gained an early appreciation for all things country and all things musical.

Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for the world premiere of Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music starring Katie Deal on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 912-262-694 to order over the phone or visit the website to purchase securely online.  Get them soon as it is sure to sell out!

 

A Taste of Glynn 2017
A Taste of Glynn 2017:
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On April 2, 2017, we invite our 1,000+ loyal patrons and first-time guests to join us in celebrating the area’s highly anticipated fundraising & culinary event, A Taste of Glynn. For 17 delicious years, A Taste of Glynn has brought together our most talented chefs and caterers to showcase their talents at the historic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. Add to the evening’s enjoyment with a much-anticipated Silent Auction offering a coveted assortment of finds from vacations to jewelry, original works of art to gourmet delicacies.

A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. While the food is sublime and the oceanfront setting is legendary, perhaps the most unforgettable offering of the evening is hope. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which serves victims of domestic violence. While you enjoy the finest food in the region in the company of family and friends, you also help provide vital programs and shelter for those who are building a new life free from abuse and fear. Tickets are $45 in advance or $60 at the door and can be purchased online here.

Entertainment by Michael Hulett, Bill Lukitsch, & more! All proceeds benefit Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House & Outreach

**Free Parking & Shuttle Service at Massengale Park, St. Simons Island.
Shuttle service will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.**

Jo Elliot - ArtTrendsGuest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes. Although she has continued her studies with other gifted artists, she has purposefully developed her own unique style and has gained widespread recognition for her colorful landscapes. Jo’s main focus is an irresistible subject, water. Her impressionistic paintings of rivers and creeks, beaches and boats are alive with color and feeling. Jo Elliott will be showing as a guest artist at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, SSI, Ga. April 4 to May 13. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. For more information visit our website.

 

Shell-E-Brate Spring FestivalShell-e-brate Spring Festival: Thursday, April 6th to Friday, April 7th, 2017

Two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast.

April 6 & 7 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $7 adults (age 13 & up), $5 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. Visit our website for more info or call 912-635-3636.

The Purple XperienceSouthern Grown Concert Series The Purple Xperience: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Purple Xperience is just that—an experience. A dazzling purple-tinged performance that embodies the spirit and sounds of the legendary and iconic Prince. The first thing you might notice is front-man Marshall Charloff’s striking resemblance to the music great. But the similarities don’t end there. Charloff shares Prince’s vocal range and multi-instrumental facility on guitar and piano as well. He even channels the legendary singer’s personal style during shows.

A five-piece band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been touring around the country since its inception in 2011. Hear fan favorites and some surprises. But more than that, The Purple Xperience is a shockingly authentic tribute band that brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to life to audiences of all ages and all generations. Relive the music, passion, and love for Prince and his music. And have a great time. Much like the artist himself did, The Purple Xperience wows audiences and leaves no one disappointed. Tickets can be purchased here.

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.
UPcylced and REcycled Art ContestUP/REcycled Art Contest & Exhibit: Friday 7th to Friday 28th, April 2017

Partnering with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes the annual UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest. Open to all ages, the exhibit/contest encourages waste reduction through the creative processes of upcycling and recycling. Turning trash into treasure, entries of all shapes, sizes and colors adorn the gallery walls of the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick for public viewing and celebration. Putting a creative twist on traditional recycling, the UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest is a fun way to educate and promote community stewardship. Visit our website for more info.

Grand Opening & Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 7, 5pm-8pm, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick
Art Exhibit – April 7-28, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Call 912-634-3994

Hofwyl Plantation8th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 8th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.
Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, candy filled piñatas, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space. For more info visit our website.

COST: $8 adults, $7.50 seniors (62 and over), $5 youth (ages 6 to 17), Children ages 5 and under are free.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info, visit our website or call 912-386-0061. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566.

April 8th: Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith SS, Super Street, 440s. 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO:
Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th, April 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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

Coastal Symphony of Georgia - Powerful EmotionsCoastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Powerful Emotions: Monday, April 10th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The fourth concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of “Powerful Emotions.” The first interval presents Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino, Overture” followed by Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March.” After intermission, the symphony performs a landmark work of Mahler, “Symphony No. 1 in D Major,” also known as “Titan.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Easter Brunch 2017Easter Brunch at King & Prince Resort: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch at The King and Prince Resort!

Adults $59; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Bottomless Mimosas or Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Full menu here.
Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967

St Simons Art Crawl 2017St. Simons Island Art Crawl: Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, 912- 268-4761

During the Saint Simons Island Art Crawl, ArtTrends Gallery will be hosting guest artist Jo Elliott and the Whitefield Academy Jazz Band from Mableton, Georgia. Guests of the Art Crawl will be treated to favorites such as “In the Mood” and “Georgia on my Mind”. The Band will be performing between 5 to 6:30 PM. Jo Elliott’s inspiring watercolors will be on display until May 13th.

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 8-17 can enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please contact Jerry Latvala at 912-269-2155.

 Chalk Arts FestivalChalk Arts Festival: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth, Celebrate Our Coast! Contest – Cash Prizes! Complimentary Chalk with Free Reserved Space!
Register at Linkschalkartsfest@gmail.com
Mary Ross Waterfront Park – Downtown Brunswick

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Visit our website for more info. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

April 22nd: Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, Powder Puff

 Food Truck FestivalGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, CornHole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. Follow the event on Facebook for more information .

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday 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.

 

 

Have You Ever Noticed the Chalk Art at ECHO?

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Kelsey, one of the servers at ECHO, has a total knack for chalk art. Seriously. Her talent will make you question your ability to draw! It’s hard to believe that she free-hands everything mainly using regular chalk (and sometimes liquid chalk).  With her attention to detail, each board takes about an average of 8 hours to complete. Check out a sample of the incredible artwork that we get to be in awe of daily:

Let’s start with the basics first. Look how straight those lines are! We all know writing in a straight line is almost impossible. Nope. Not if you’re Kelsey.

Labor Day Menu Art

Straight lines: check. Now let’s add some logos…
Game Day Collage

Lines & logos were a piece of cake. What if we make fancy letters, and maybe really give them some character?
Summertime Menu Art

Fancy letters: got it. Take a look at that bottle, it’s even pouring some cleverly chosen words such as “Family”, “fun”, “sun”, and “trip”. Creativity: on point. Wonder what happens if we try adding decorations and maybe animals? Hold on to your hat.Holiday Collage

Extra fancy letters: skill level = ninja. Animals: done. More drawing….and of course straight writing. Let’s practice our details on a palm tree. Nailed it! Tree details: now added to skill set.
Palm Tree Collage

Let’s see what we can do with those tree skills. Look at the Christmas board. First notice the decorative writing and ornaments and think, “Wow! That’s pretty crafty!”…then start zooming in. Wait, is that another tree? Yep. And with so much detail that it even looks furry!  Douglas Fir: mastered.
Christmas Menu Collage

Let’s circle back to the animals. LOOK AT THAT TURKEY!!! You could seriously animate a cartoon. (But still, note how straight those words are!)Turkey Collage

With so much talent flowing through ECHO, both inside and outside of the kitchen, we wanted to take a minute and give a nod to our resident Queen of Cartoons and Countess of Chalk, Kelsey. Next time you’re in town, drop by and see our latest masterpiece at ECHO. And if you bump into Kelsey while you’re here, make sure you give her a High 5! Unless her hands are chalky, in which case a simple “Good Job” will do.

March 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Tom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm CoastTom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm Coast: Saturday, February 4th to Saturday, April 15th, 2017

All are cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Palm Coast Café. The café is located at 318 Mallery Street in St. Simons Village. The show will begin Friday February 3rd and run until April 15th. The show consists of many Golden Isles scenes and locations. Among the photographs are two award winners shown below. The Driftwood Beach Sunrise was voted Best of Show in the 2016 Jekyll Art Festival. Tom enjoys capturing the feeling of the local scenes as well as the many colors depending on that days light. Enjoy.

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 March 3. 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 here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: March 3rd, 2017

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

 

The Island Players Presents Is He DeadThe Island Players Presents Is He Dead: Friday 3rd to Sunday 19th, March 2017

The Island Players presents a new comedy by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives “Is He Dead?”

Performances: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30pm
Matinees: March 5, 12, 19 at 3:00pm

Adults: $20; College Students and Active Military: $10; Students (18 and under): $5

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre on the day of the performance, or on the website.

Director: David Butler; Producer: Richard Elichuk

 

Randy SiegelChrist Church Retreat Featuring Randy Siegel: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

In preparation for the Lenten Season, historic Christ Church will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, March 4th. The event is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, featuring Amazon best-selling author Randy Siegel. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore seven selves and three psycho-spiritual paths that help bring us into closer union with ourselves, others, the natural world, and the divine. Through dialog, journaling, group and individual exercises, participants will determine those paths most relevant to their lives now, as well as consider a personal spiritual practice to assist them on their journey. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and a copy of Randy Siegel’s book “In Search of The One.” For more information and to register, please call Christ Church at 912-638-8683.

 

Red Hot Rotary Chili CookoffRed Hot Rotary Chili Cookoff: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 11:30am to 2:00pm

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 Chili 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. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Georgia Elvis Festival 2017Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, March 2017

The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater in Brunswick, GA in 2017 with two Las Vegas-Style Headline shows and a preliminary to the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis.

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 outdoor events waterside in Mary Ross Park and 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! Friday nights show stars 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and 2014 Georgia Elvis Festival Champion, David Lee. Saturday nights show stars Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, and star of Elvis ’56, Cody Ray Slaughter. Last years Champion Di Light, Georgia Elvis Festival’s first non-professional winner Austin Irby and Brunswick favorite Travis Powell will also appear throughout the weekend.

So don’t miss a great Elvis weekend with your friends and family. Details here. The festival is produced by Sherry Management, LLC as part of the ElvisFestival.com series of events, licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

Cannon's Point History ToursCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, March 10th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

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 March 10. 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 saintsimonslighthouse.org to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

The Market at Sea Island: 351 Sea Island Road,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-634-3994

 

 

Moonrise Party at ECHOMoonrise Party at ECHO: Saturday 11th to Monday 13th, March 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother 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. ECHO. 101 Downing Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Annual Spring Invitational Art ShowAnnual Spring Invitational Art Show: Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th, March 2017

Annual Spring Invitational Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 912-230-1042

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

christ_church_tour_of_homes64th Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday March 18th, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Christ Church, Frederica and her sister parish, St Ignatius welcome you to beautiful St Simons and Sea Island for the Annual Tour of Homes hosted by the Episcopal Church Women. Your presence today enables us to reach out in tangible ways to the needs of our community. The proceeds of this Tour are dedicated to mission and outreach and we appreciate your presence and support.

TO TOUR SEA ISLAND HOMES YOU MUST PARK YOUR CAR AT GASCOIGNE TO CATCH THE SHUTTLE BUS. The last shuttle bus departure for Sea Island leaves Gascoigne Bluff at 3:00 p.m. to allow adequate time to tour these beautiful homes. We recommend that you allow a minimum of two hours to tour the Sea Island homes.

Tickets for the Tour of Homes may be purchased online (link below) or at one of the following outlets: Antiques, Etc., Christ Church, Cloister Collection, H&H Lifestyles, Jekyll Realty, Maggie’s Boutique, Ned Cash & Associates Jewelers, Roberta’s, St. Simons Drug Store, Tabby House, Viola’s Market.

For details about each stop, click here.

 

 

Jewish Food and Culture FestivalJewish Food and Culture Festival: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway’s Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm 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.

Temple members will sell varieties of tasty foods and drinks. There will be activities for children, Israeli dancing and a raffle. Proceeds will go to the 125+ year old temple’s restoration and building fund.

Atlanta’s Marlatov Klezmer Trio, featuring Marla Feeney, will provide traditional Eastern European music during the festival. We look forward to seeing everyone at this fabulous fun event. 912-265-7575. Admission to the festival is free.

Dave BennettDave Bennett: Roots of Pop: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Dave Bennett and his band covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. A virtuoso clarinetist, Dave will wow the audience with this vocals, piano and guitar skills as well. Historic Ritz Theatre 1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street,  Brunswick, GA 31520 Phone: 912-262-6934

 

Wings Over the Golden Isles AirshowWings Over the Golden Isles Airshow: Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, March 2017

We are so excited having this opportunity of bringing an air show event to Brunswick’s Golden Isles, re-kindling fond memories of the former NAS Glynco base that was closed in 1974. JLC AirShow Management has assembled some of the world’s best performers, teams and special guests from across our great nation to participate in the inaugural 2017 Wings Over Golden Isles air show and Smoke-n-Thunder Concert Series.

It’s our pleasure to welcome to Brunswick our 2017 air show headliners — The “Royal Canadian Snowbirds” Jet Demonstration Squadron along with the Souther Rock Band “.38 Special” performing Saturday evening.

Performers: USN Blue Angels, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, USSOCOM Para- Commandos, Mike Wiskus- Lucas Oil Airshows, Bob Carlton & Vertigo Air Shows, Patty Wagstaff, Buck Roetman- Wild Horse Aviation, Jim Tobul F4U Corsair Demo, Scott Yoak P-51D Mustang Demo, Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Show, Sky Soldiers Cobra Demo, Ladies for Liberty, Michael Goulian Aerosports, Jerry Kerby Wild Blue Air Shows.

For more information, please visit: http://wingsovergoldenisles.com/. 706-291-0030

Golden Isles Community Band

Surf and Turf: The Music of Land and Sea: Friday, March 24th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Golden Isles Community Band Presents Surf and Turf – The Music of Land and Sea
Friday, March 24, 2017. 7:00pm . Concert is free and open to the public.
Brunswick High Auditorium. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour

One Hundred Miles Eco Tour: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Grab your friend or family member and join us for a sunset paddle through our coast’s scenic “Marshes of Glynn.” Stretch your sea legs on kayaks or standup paddle boards.
Leaving from the SEA’s private Brunswick Boathouse Dock, they’ll explore the lovely 3 Dolphin Creek and the mysterious ‘Turtle Town’ at low tide while keeping an eye out for surfacing resident bottlenose dolphins and other native species.

Reserve your spot and buy tickets online today. Thank you for helping us protect our coast for generations to come!
$40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Trip is limited to 15 participants. 912-264-4111

 

Live Music at ECHOEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

 

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime 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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.


Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday 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.