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April 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: DATES VARY THROUGH APRIL 27, 2019

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

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

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

St. Simons Art Crawl

ART CRAWL: APRIL 4, 2019

Saint Simons Island spring Art Crawl. Five galleries will be open until 7 with wine and food. Galleries include Wallin Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Island Art Gallery, Glynn Visual Art, and Arttrends Gallery.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email info@ArtTrendsGallery.biz.

Annual International Festival Cooking

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: APRIL 5, 2019

The Annual International Festival: One World, Many Faces Celebrate the diverse cultures that call the Golden Isles home through art, music, food, cultural displays, and activities for kids. There will be a Global Food Bazaar, a Marketplace of artisan wares, a varied lineup of musical entertainment, a CultureEXPO, a KidFest area, and more. This annual event takes place at the College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus from 2:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, April 5th is free and open to the public.

College Of Coastal Georgia: 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 634-1367.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: APRIL 5, 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.

Hofwl-Broadfield Planation

10TH ANNUAL HOFWYL-BROADFIELD EASTER EGG HUNT: APRIL 6, 2019

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 6th 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, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny, face painting 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.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333 or click here.

Art in the Park

ART IN THE PARK: APRIL 6, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019

Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 26th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival. Both days are
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Over 70 talented artists and skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive and eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of two dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal and glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals and gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. Food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music and kid’s craft activities at our kid’s “Creation Station” area add to this fun 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, Georgia.

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, email festivals@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here.

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 7, 2019 – APRIL 12, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Supper on The Farm at Gillard Farms

SUPPER AT THE FARM: APRIL 7, 2019

Join for an unforgettable Southern Supper at Gilliard Farms led by CheFarmer Matthew and chefs Carla Hall, Todd Richards, Virginia Willis.

The Supper will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and feature vegetables from their farm, Georgia grown meats, & handcrafted drinks from Sage’s Larder.
The table will be set and bread broken under the Oak trees covered in Spanish moss. You don’t want to miss this Supper On The Farm.

Gilliard Farms: Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email eat@farmerandlarder.com or click here.

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Music

AMERICAN SOUNDS: APRIL 8, 2019

The mission of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia is to engage, enrich, and inspire our community through artistically vibrant musical performances. On April 8, Musical Director and Conductor, Michelle Merrill, will present a program of American Sounds as a resounding affirmation of the various musical delights offered in her inaugural season.

World class violinist, Sarah Crocker Vonsattel, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The program also highlights music of American icons, Copland and Bernstein.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31522. For more info, call 912.634.2006 or click here. The performance is 8:00 pm and individual tickets are $40.

Nao Santa Maria at Downtown Brunswick, Georgia

NAO SANTA MARIA: APRIL 9, 2019 – APRIL 15, 2019

The Nao Santa Maria will be sailing into downtown Brunswick, Georgia on April 8th and will be docking until April 15th. The ship and her crew will be open to the public starting April 9th.

The Nao Santa Maria will be offering guided deck tour on the ships five decks. You will find informative information panels and displays that will let you what it was like to sail aboard the Santa Maria over 500 years ago.

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525.

Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series - About Elly

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | ABOUT ELLY: APRIL 10, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents About Elly, Iran, 2009, directed by Asghar Farhadi.

Elly, a young school teacher, goes on a weekend vacation with a group of 30-something professional couples from Tehran. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. In Persian with English subtitles; 120 minutes; not rated.

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

Cinema Gourmet St. Simons

CINEMA GOURMET | THE PRINCESS BRIDE: APRIL 11, 2019

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early.

The deadline for buying tickets for The Princess Bride is midnight on Monday, April 8th. 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 here. Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Josh Wilson at the Golden Isles

JOSH WILSON LIVE!: APRIL 12, 2019

WAY Radio is excited to bring Josh Wilson to the Golden Isles for the WAY Radio Spring Banquet Fundraiser and Spring Concert. The banquet is Thursday, April 11th at the Hanger on St. Simons Island, tickets $100.00 and the concert is Friday, April 12th at Northside Baptist Church, Brunswick, tickets $7.00 in advance and $10 at the door.

Northside Baptist Church: 935 Chapel Crossing Rd, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, click here.

Brunswick Shrine Club Spring Bazaar

BRUNSWICK SHRINE CLUB SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13, 2019

Jewelry – Specialty gifts – Woodwork
Needlework – Photography – Art
Bake Sale – Food – Raffles

Air conditioned shopping; wheelchair accessible; the bazaar is 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All Shrine Club proceeds benefit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Squares Along Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, email upthecreekmolnar@att.net.

18th ANNUAL A TASTE OF GLYNN: APRIL 14, 2019

A Taste of Glynn is the annual fundraiser for Glynn Community Crisis Center which provides support to victims of domestic violence, through its resident programs at Amity House and Hope House, a 24-hour hotline and a long list of community outreach programs and nonresident services.

From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 264-1348. For information, see A Taste of Glynn or call 912-264-1348.

The Golden Isles, St. Simons Island

GOLDEN ISLES BIKE TOUR: APRIL 14, 2019 – APRIL 19, 2019

Few regions in the United States pack in as much culture, history, and natural beauty as the Golden Isles of Georgia. This fantastic part of the Georgia coast should not be rushed through by car. Rather it is best explored on bicycle, allowing you ample time to savor the unique southern hospitality, reflect upon their 300 years of fascinating history, and explore the myriad of wild beaches, barrier islands, and famous marshlands. After all, this trip should not be hurried, but enjoyed in a slow and gracious Southern style.

This six-day tour starts in Savannah, GA (one night), and travels south to visit St. Simons Island (two nights) and Jekyll Island (two nights). For more info, call (802) 777-2009 or click here.

Golden Isles Penguin Project - Penguin Bash

PENGUIN BISTRO BASH!: APRIL 14, 2019

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and The Driftwood Bistro invite you to support The Golden Isles Penguin Project at the upcoming Penguin Bistro Bash! scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at The Driftwood Bistro on Jekyll Island.

The Golden Isles Penguin Project is a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults ages 10 -25 with disabilities in all roles. The Penguin Project also utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability. The peer-mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage. They participate in the group production numbers, but are trained to remain “in the background” and provide direct assistance to their partner only as needed.

Attendees to the Penguin Bistro Bash! will be treated to a delicious Low Country Boil with dessert, a cash bar, and a sneak preview of Shrek, The Musical JR performed by cast members of the Golden Isles Penguin Project. There will also be some great silent auction items to bid on including a one-night stay at the Westin Hotel on Jekyll Island. Tickets are only $50/person and proceeds from the event will support the upcoming production of Shrek, The Musical JR which will take the Ritz Theatre stage June 14- 16, 2019.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is the sponsoring organization and launched the program in 2017. The first two productions, Annie, Jr and Disney’s Peter Pan Jr were wonderfully successful playing to sold out audiences. Founded by Dr. Andrew Morgan, a developmental pediatrician in Peoria, Illinois, The Penguin Project strives to demonstrate that individuals with special needs are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm as others, if given opportunity and support.

The Driftwood Bistro: 1175 Beach View Dr, Jekyll Island, GA. For more info, call (912) 262-6934, email info@goldenislesarts.org, or click here.

St. Simons Literary Guild - National Poetry Month

LITERARY GUILD | POETRY READING: APRIL 18, 2019

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, The Literary Guild and Starbucks Coffee are sponsoring a poetry read from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You can read your own poem or a favorite published poem (limited to no more than five minutes). Light snacks will be provided by Starbucks. No registration is necessary for this event.

Starbucks: 2209 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here.

100 Miles of Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101: APRIL 18, 2019

Shorebirds of Coastal Georgia Lecture with Dr. Abby Sterling at 7:00 PM and is a part of the 100 Miles’ program, Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

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

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

Privateer Lynx Tall Ship coming to Brunswick, Georgia

EXPLORE THE TALL SHIP LYNX: APRIL 19, 2019 – APRIL 29, 2019

On April 17th the Privateer Lynx Tall Ship will be sailing into Brunswick, Georgia.

Privateer Lynx is a replica of an 1812 privateer with the same name. The ship is out of Nantucket Mass. that is owned and operated by the Lynx Educational Foundation. Tall Ship Lynx is a well respected and famous Top Sail Schooner Tall Ship. The Lynx mission is to teach the youth about maritime history during the 1812 war when was fighting for our independence and for fair trade. The Lynx will be docked at the Brunswick Landing Marina April 17th until April 24th and will move to the St. Simons Island Fishing Pier until April 29th.

The ship will be open to the public offering Free dockside Deck Tours, along with offering their award-winning educational programs to schools and youth groups. The lynx and crew is also offering daily public sailing which is a public 2 1/2 interactive sailin aboard the historical Privateer Lynx, Tickets for the public sailing are now available at the link below.

St Marys Tall Ship Alliance is a Georgia Nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves the history of Tall Ship and the Maritime history of Georgia along with recruiting them to visit the Coast of Georgia. 

Brunswick Landing Marina: 1701 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, including tickets, click here.

Puzzle - The Literary Guild of St. Simons

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | PUZZLE: APRIL 19, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Puzzle, USA, 2018, directed by Marc Turtletaub. Agnes (Kelly McDonald), taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. 103 minutes; rated R.

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

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

MOONRISE AT ECHO: APRIL 19, 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.

Easter Sunday Brunch at ECHO St. Simons

EASTER BRUNCH: APRIL 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch is 11:00am-3:00pm with beverage options available at 11:30am. Reservations Required. Please click here to view the menu. Adults $72; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge.

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

Cassina's Annual Garden Walk

CASSINA’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK: APRIL 27, 2019

Attendees will enjoy an unforgettable day of floral and fauna as they explore seven (7) private gardens on beautiful Saint Simons Island, Georgia. From quaint bungalows to beach cottages and stately mansions, every garden in this self-guided tour tells the story of the homeowners and their love of nature.

Also visit the Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins located at Gascoigne Bluff for a festive Marketplace featuring local vendors and artisans, Cassina Garden Club’s Plant Sale, food trucks, and tours of the recently restored cabins and gardens. Proceeds from this event help with the preservation of Cassina’s historic Hamilton Plantation Tabby Cabins on Gascoigne Bluff.

Cassina Garden Club Slave Cabins: 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM; tickets are $30 (in advance) or $35 (the day of the event). For more info, call (912) 638-9808, email lcarlton@bellsouth.net, or click here.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: APRIL 27, 2019 – APRIL 28, 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.

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

GOLDEN ISLES FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL #3: APRIL 28, 2019

The festival will be held at Gascoigne Bluff with free general admission (all food is purchased by the consumer). In addition to food trucks, you can expect:

  • FREE Yoga In The Park
  • Dj/live music
  • Family friendly with kids activities
  • Pet friendly with watering stations

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

Classic Nashville Roadshow 2

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW 2: APRIL 28, 2019

Join for a glittering gallivant through country music history when the Classic Nashville Roadshow 2: The Sequined Sequel takes the Ritz Theatre stage on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3 pm.

Advance tickets for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities members are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Advance tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 65 and up). Price increases $5 if tickets are purchased the day of the show. The cost for students (with ID) is always $5 each.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, including tickets, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

100 Miles Coastal Georgia

NATURALIST 101 | FIELD TRIP: APRIL 28, 2019

The Guided Shorebird Ecology Field Trip will be from 3:00 PM To 5:00 PM and is a part of the Naturalist 101:Master your coastal Georgia knowledge.

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

The field trip will take place on Jekyll Island. For more info, call (912) 264-4111 or click here.

Live Music at ECHO St. Simons

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 St. Simons

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.

America’s 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

St. Simons Island was just named one of America’s 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats on Yahoo Travel.

St. Simons Island, Ga.

Average highs of 62/62 in December/January

(Average water temperatures of 54/51)

One of four islands that make up Georgia’s Golden Isles (a collection of barrier islands just off the southeastern coast), St. Simons is known for its centuries-old moss-draped oak trees, historical landmarks, white-sand beaches, and 99 holes of golf. Cars are allowed on the island, but the leisurely pace of life here will make you want to stay away from anything with a motor. Instead, rent a beach-cruiser bike from Ocean Motion Surf Co. and pedal your way past King and Prince Beach, plantations, the lighthouse, and Christ Church, originally built in 1820. The ride covers about 14 miles, and there are plenty of stops to admire the scenery, so allow at least a half day.

Saint Simons Island Beach
St Simons Island Beach

One of four islands that make up Georgia’s Golden Isles (a collection of barrier islands just off the southeastern coast), St. Simons Island is known for its historical landmarks, white-sand beaches, and 99 holes of golf.

Courtesy Brunswick and The Golden Isles of Georgia