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May 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

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

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

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

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

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

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019

John Wesley’s time, trials and tribulations while on St. Simons Island are told with interesting anecdotes and humor by Wesley historian Rev. Dave Hanson. Recurring weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 P.M.

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

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: MAY 3, 2019

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

One Slight Hitch - The Island Players

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

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

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

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

Beer Fest

BEER FEST: MAY 4, 2019

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

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

Frederica Academy Derby Day

FREDERICA ACADEMY DERBY DAY: MAY 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

Cinco De Mayo Party at the Hop Soul in Brunswick

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY: MAY 5, 2019

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

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

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra

GOLDEN ISLES YOUTH ORCHESTRA LATIN TAPAS: MAY 5, 2019

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

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

Rhythm on the River

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

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

Bugs and Brew at On the Fly Outfitters

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

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

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

Moxie Craft Fest in Downtown Brunswick

MOXIE CRAFT FEST: MAY 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Mayfair Festival, Georgia

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

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

Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-0628, email artdowntown@comcast.net, or click here.

Porch St. Simons Island and the Pine Box Dwellers

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

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

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

Mothers Day Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: MAY 12, 2019

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

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

Fly Fishing at Village Creek Landing, Georgia

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

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

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

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island - BlackkKlansman

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | BLACKKKLANSMAN: MAY 15, 2019

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

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

Stories of St. Simons Island

STORIES OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND: MAY 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: MAY 18, 2019

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

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

Little Light Music Concert Series

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

The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years!  Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” the Tams have had four #1 songs at the national and international levels. Their style of music has been referred to as Beach Music, but it’s also a mixture of Smooth Soul, Motown and R&B.  Their show is fun, fresh, exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

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

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

Kathleen Stamps Horse Clinic

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

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

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

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

Mark Twain and Mr. Clemens Tonight

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

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

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more!  

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

Sounds by the Sea in the Golden Isles

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: MAY 26, 2019

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

Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

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

TAPS AT TWILIGHT: May 27, 2019

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

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

Meet the Author

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

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

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

Literary Guild of St. Simons - The Bookshop

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

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

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

Live Music at ECHO Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND

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

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

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO St. Simons

PRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAYS

Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry. For more information, click ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Sunday Brunch at ECHO Restaurant

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: SUNDAYS

You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing!

Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.

Weekly – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

May 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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, February 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.

 

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 4th to May 13th. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21st, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information visit the website.

 

Book SaleSpring Book Sale!: Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Thousands of gently used books for sale in the atrium of the St. Simons Island Casino. Cash & credit card accepted.
Thursday, May 4th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Preview sale for Literary Guild members and those wishing to join.
Friday, May 5th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Golf Club Tournament

29th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join us May 5th at 10:00 a.m. for the 29th annual Club Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia! Where: Jekyll Island Golf Club. Cost: $100 per person / $400 per team. Format: Four Man Team Scramble

Package: Tournament fees, shared cart fee, breakfast, lunch, range balls, after-party at Gnatʼs Landing, band & appetizers. A portion of the beverage sales from 4 p.m. – close support the Boys & Girls Club. More details here.

 

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 5th, 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.

 

The Diamond - Golden Isles LiveGolden Isles Live! Presents: The Diamonds: Friday, May 5th, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.
The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’” which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.
Three gold records… thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand… inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame… Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. More info here.

Glynn Academy Auditorium: 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-638-4111

 

Hofwyl-Broadfield PlantationGhosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. More info here. Phone: 912-264-7333

 

Ladies Day EpworthLadies Day & Epworth by the Sea: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ladies’ Day at Epworth- May 6th in the Nalls Building. Be a vendor or a supporter or come have fun. $3 at the door. A fun day for Ladies to swap clothes, shoes, and accessories and take home other “new to you” things. Visit each vendor in order to qualify for door prizes.

Ladies bring their Gently used, clean clothing, shoes, and accessories to the Nalls Building at Epworth and we sort them according to size on tables. Then, at the appropriate time, we will release the ladies to take as much as they want of someone else’s home with them. That’s the fun part! The clothing swap is optional. The leftover clothes will be donated to Hello Goodbuy on behalf of the Well, a homeless outreach in Downtown Brunswick.

We will be giving door prizes out at 1:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to visit each booth to qualify. Each vendor will stamp your BINGO card with their stamp or initials. Once you get your card full, bring it back to the front and exchange it for a ticket for the door prizes.

 

Derby DayFrederica Academy Derby Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the fun and festive afternoon of spectacular horse race and hat viewing, exciting live and silent auctions, great Southern fare and fellowship. The running of the 2017 Kentucky Derby will be simulcast on large screen televisions inside and outside at 6:15 p.m. so everyone can cheer on their favorite horse and rider in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” At 7:15 p.m. Squirt Gun will host a dance party and the raffle will take place. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 6th, 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 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. Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061

 

Turtle Island QuartetTurtle Island Quartet: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
A LOVE SUPREME – The Music of John Coltrane. In exploring John Coltrane’s musical legacy, the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continues its own tradition of employing the string quartet form to shed new light on the timeless joy and beauty contained in the greatest music of the American jazz masters. The concert program will present an in-depth look at this landmark recording in the greater context of the music that preceded and followed, a time many consider to be the last great evolutionary period of jazz. Visit the website for more info here. Phone: 912-262-6934.

 

Rhythm on the RiverRhythm on the River: Whiskey Hotel: Sunday, May 7th, 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: Whiskey Hotel. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Little Light Music Concert SeriesA Little Light Music Concert featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: The Tams. 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. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO: Tuesday, May
 9th to Thursday, May 11th, 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

 

The Golden Isles at WarThe Golden Isles at War Screening: Thursday, May 11th, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Join the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for the The Golden Isles at War Screening May 11th at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required by visiting here.

 

Turtle Crawl WeekendTurtle Crawl Weekend: Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC). Jekyll Island’s picturesque oceanfront and maritime forest are settings for two triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance Triathlon, both sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Returning for 2017, a 10K race will accompany the 5K run, providing race fun for the whole family. All races are timed, and take place on certified courses.

From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for athletes at every skill level. With four races to choose from, Turtle Crawl Festival, and a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a not to be missed “racecation” for all families. To learn more about Turtle Crawl Weekend, visit here.

 

Moxie Craft FestMoxie Craft Fest: Friday, May 12th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us! Our next event will be a NIGHT MARKET on Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at 1229 Newcastle St.in historic downtown Brunswick. We will have food, live music, and of course, our funky handmade vendors. This will be a fun indoor and outdoor event. Bring the whole family – you won’t want to miss it! More info here.

 

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, May 13th, 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. Phone: 912-634-3994

 

Blessing of the Fleet79th Annual Blessing of the Fleet: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority. This one day celebration is one of the best Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, and variety of artists and displays.

One Day event SATURDAY, May 13th! (All events are free)
Children’s fishing tournament at 10:00 a.m. Shrimp boat tours at 1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet at 2:00 p.m.

Arts, crafts and food vendors are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Festival. Vendor forms are available on the Blessing of the Fleet Festival website. Phone: 912-265-4032

 

Mother's Day Weekend Art ShowMother’s Day Weekend Art Show: Saturday, May 13th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both on Saturday and Sunday! Phone: 912-230-1042.

 

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra - GIYOGolden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert: Sunday, May 14th, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert is Sunday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m. in the Glynn Academy Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for adults and free for teachers, students and children under 6 years old. 1001 Mansfield , Brunswick, GA 31520.

 

Golden Isles Prep RallyGolden Isles Prep Rally: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A fun & informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding. It is also in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. The Prep Rally will be held this summer right before hurricane season begins. Learn how to pack an evacuation bag for the whole family…including your pets! Find out where to go and how to return after an evacuation.

We have all heard folks say they are not sure what they should do or where they should go in case an evacuation is ordered for our coastal region. This fun and unique, fair like, tent event is going to directly address those questions and fears that everyone has, specifically focusing on our immediate coastal area putting minds at ease. We believe that after attending this first of its kind outreach, local folks will better understand how to establish an individual and family disaster plan for communication and evacuation of loved ones in an orderly manner. More info here.

 

African American Life and Culture on St. Simons IslandTelling Our Stories: African American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A program of digital stories focused on the history of African American cemeteries on St. Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University students in collaboration with the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. With guest speakers Dr. Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, University of Georgia and Dr. Christopher Lawton, Executive Director, Georgia Virtual History.

Saturday, May 20, 2017. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive. Phone: 912-638-8770. More info here.

 

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, May 20th, 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 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. Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith Street Stock, Super Street, 440s. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566. Phone: (912) 386-0061.

 

St. Simons Island Antique ShowSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 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. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

 

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring The Phil Morrison and Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective: Sunday, May 28th, 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.

Kicking off the Sounds by the Sea 2017 season on May 28 will be audience favorite and extraordinary jazz ensemble, The Phil Morrison- Ken Trimmins Jazz Collective.

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 7:00 – 9:00 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. More info here.

 

Taps at TwilightTaps at Twilight: Monday, May 29th, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of St. Simons Island invites everyone to join them in observing Memorial Day at the Annual Taps at Twilight, scheduled for Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neptune Park Bandstand. Taps at Twilight has been a St. Simons Island Memorial Day tradition since 1991, honoring the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who valiantly served and returned and those who are serving today. Experience the pageantry of flags, patriotic music, posting and retiring of the colors. The Golden Isles Community Band will perform. Admission is free as the Rotary’s gift to the community. You need only bring your chair. St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

 
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.