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August 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Big Photo ShowCOASTAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD’S 11th ANNUAL “BIG PHOTO SHOW”: JUNE 25, 2019 – AUGUST 3, 2019

This is the largest photography exhibit in the region and will feature prints presented by members of the Guild which includes award winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs. Photographs will be grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (including portraits); (3) Landscape; and (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts. The Gallery is open Tues. – Sat. 10-5.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770, email info@glynnvisualarts.org, or click here. 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Anthony Quickle Sculpture

ANTHONY QUICKLE EXHIBIT: JULY 18, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

New paintings and sculptures by Anthony Quickle. Gallery open: Wednesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm or by appointment. Free and open to the public.

SOGLO GALLERY: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call 912-262-0628 or click here.

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum & Library

JOHN WESLEY LECTURE BY DAVE HANSON: RECURRING WEEKLY ON THURSDAY UNTIL AUGUST 29, 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.

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. 2:00 PM

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK: AUGUST 2, 2019

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.

Signature Squares of Brunswick: Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

JUNIOR RANGER DAYS AT HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION: AUGUST 3 + 31, 2019

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge.

Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17).

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info/reservations, call 912-264-7333 or email bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov.

Rhythm on the River

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | THE VIBE: AUGUST 4, 2019

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

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.

5 Flights Up

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | FIVE FLIGHTS UP: AUGUST 7, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Five Flights Up, USA, 2015, directed by Richard Loncraine.  Over one crazy weekend, a long-time married couple, wanting to leave their Brooklyn walkup where they have lived for decades, discover that finding a new apartment in New York City is not about winding down but starting a new adventure.  93 minutes; rated PG13.

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

Literary Guild SeriesLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | LYLE ROEBUCK: AUGUST 7, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Meet the Author Series presents Lyle Roebuck and Flannery O’Connor and the Southern Gothic Tradition.  Lyle will talk about the state of southern gothic literature in 2019: Who’s doing it? How does the South remain fertile literary ground? Lyle is a native of St. Simons Island.  He has an MA from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and studied classical languages and literatures at the University of Chicago.

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.

Minions MovieSUMMER MOVIE SERIES | MINIONS: AUGUST 7, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810.

Ellen Axson Wilson

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ANDREW PHILLIPS: AUGUST 8, 2019

On August 8, Andrew Phillips, curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will kick off the series with a program entitled “Ellen Axson Wilson:  First Georgian in the White House.”  Though she died during her husband’s first term as President, Ellen Wilson was an influential force during his rise to power as president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey.  Born in Savannah, Wilson grew up in Rome, Georgia, where her father was a Presbyterian minister.  She was a skilled artist, who studied at the Art Students League in New York before her marriage.  Her interests as First Lady were wide ranging, from supporting public welfare to creating the White House Rose Garden.

Phillips received a B.A. in history and Civil War era studies from Gettysburg College and an M.A. in museology from the University of Washington.  He worked in collections at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, Washington, and the Fairfax Museum in Virginia prior to becoming curator of the Wilson Presidential Library.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Starry Night Lighthouse Painting

STARRY SSI NIGHT PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 8, 2019

If Van Gogh had ever spent any time in the Golden Isles, we feel sure he wouldn’t mind the little SSI lighthouse addition to his masterpiece. You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Brunswick Actors Theatre

SORDID LIVES: FRIDAYS + SATURDAYS BETWEEN AUGUST 10, 2019 – AUGUST 25, 2019

A black comedy about white trash! The author of Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-0628 or click here.

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS AT THE RITZ THEATRE: AUGUST 11, 2019

The afternoon will begin with a screening of The Ballad of Shirley Collins, the story of one of the greatest British folk singers of the 20th century who mysteriously lost her voice in 1980.  The documentary tells of her seminal road trip around the Deep South alongside her then lover and the preeminent ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax and balances her early life with her later struggle to find her voice and her will to sing again.  After the screening, Mr. Chip Wilson who was taught the songs and inspired by the Georgia Sea Island Singers whose music was “discovered and preserved” by Lomax will speak and perhaps perform a number or two.  Archival clips of Alan Lomax will also be screened and light refreshments, beverages and popcorn will be included in the ticket price.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be immersed in some of the most unique sounds of music and traditional culture.  Tickets are only $20/person in advance; $25/person at the door and proceeds will be split to benefit the two organizations.  Tickets can be purchased at the Ritz Theatre box office Tuesdays-Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or over the phone at (912) 262-6934.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934. 3:00 PM. For more information on Golden Isles Arts & Humanities click here. For more information on the St Simons African American Heritage Coalition, click here or call 912.634.0330.

Village Creek Landing on St. Simons IslandFLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING: DATES VARY BETWEEN MAY 14, 2019 – AUGUST 13, 2019

2nd Tuesday of each month 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 5-6pm from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6-8pm 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.

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

Johnny Mercer

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | GLENN ESKEW: AUGUST 15, 2019

The topic for the August 15 lecture is the life and influence of Savannah native, Johnny Mercer, who moved to New York in 1927 and became a leading figure in the American music scene.  Perhaps best known for the Academy Award-winning song “Moon River,” Mercer wrote lyrics for over a thousand songs, often inspired by his Georgia heritage.  Author and historian Glenn Eskew, Ph.D. will present “Johnny Mercer:  Southern Songwriter for the World.” His lecture is based on his biography of the same name, which received the Malcolm and Muriel Bell Award from the Georgia Historical Society.

A widely published professor of history at Georgia State University and the recipient of numerous awards, Eskew has lectured on southern topics across the United States and in Europe, Asia, and South America. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Flip Flops Paint Party

FLIP FLOPS PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 15, 2019

It’s the only item you need in your summer shoe wardrobe! You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

Full moon viewing at ECHO on St. Simons Island, GAMOONRISE AT ECHO: AUGUST 15, 2019

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with front row seats as the Full Moon rises up over the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying food + drink specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant.

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

St. Simons Island Arts and Crafts Market

END OF SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFT MARKET: AUGUST 17, 2019 – AUGUST 18, 2019

End of Summer Arts & Craft Show Postell Market from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 230-1042 or click here.

Literary Guild SeriesLITERARY GUILD MEET THE AUTHOR | NICK DOMS: AUGUST 20, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island presents Nick Doms and From Millionaires to Commoners: The History of Jekyll Island State Park. When Nick Doms first saw Jekyll Island State Park in October 2014, it was love at first sight. He discovered that the history books ended with the demise of the island as a private retreat for wealthy families in the 1940s, as if there was nothing more to tell after Georgia acquired the land for a state park. The author researched the Jekyll’s story to learn about the people who designed, constructed, and managed the enormous transformation and he tells the fascinating story of the island, sharing facts from history books, primary documents, and untold stories from locals who have lived on the land for several decades. Discover how a private, secluded, and exclusive island came to be a state park with open and affordable access to everyone.

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.

St. Simons: Surviving Success

LITERARY GUILD FILM SERIES | ST. SIMONS: SURVIVING SUCCESS / CONRACK: AUGUST 21, 2019

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents St. Simons: Surviving Success followed by Conrack.  Surviving Success is a short documentary made by George Crain and Lance Lipman, who hope the film will inspire and challenge viewers to become more involved in preserving the island’s charm and character.  Following the documentary, the 1973 film Conrack, directed by Martin Ritt, will be shown. Based on Pat Conroy’s memoir, The Water is Wide, it is about his difficult days as a teacher in the late 60’s on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina.  Conrack was filmed on St. Simons and in Brunswick, using many local residents as extras.  The entire program will last about two hours.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here. PLEASE CANCEL IF UNABLE TO ATTEND.Roosevelt Family Portrait

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | CLAY JENKINSON: AUGUST 22, 2019

In recognition of our series’ inspiration, the August 22 program will feature a Chautauqua-style living history presentation.  Humanities scholar and a creator of the modern Chautauqua movement, Clay Jenkinson will present “A Beautiful Southern Woman:  Martha Bulloch Roosevelt through the Eyes of Her Son Teddy.”  Jenkinson will portray the character of Theodore Roosevelt and describe the life and influence of the President’s mother, Martha “Mittie” Bulloch of Roswell, Georgia.  Through Mittie, Roosevelt counted the first governor of Georgia, Archibald Bulloch, and other prominent Georgians as his forebears.

A native of North Dakota, Jenkinson is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Thomas Jefferson Hour and is author of several books on prominent Americans, including A Free and Hardy Life – Theodore Roosevelt’s Sojourn in the American West.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota and a Rhodes Scholar at University of Oxford, Jenkinson is a winner of the National Humanities Medal, and has appeared in three Ken Burns documentaries, including The Roosevelts:  An Intimate History.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Octopus Paint PartyOCTOPUS PAINT PARTY: AUGUST 22, 2019

Embrace the Octopus! Just like his pal, the jellyfish, we’d rather just see them on a canvas. You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out. All you have to do is show up and paint and play. Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Get Your Muse On!: 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys). 6:00-8:00pm. $35 per person and we provide all art supplies. You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat. For more info, call (912) 268-0445, email create@getyourmuseon.com or click here. All art supplies are included. Aprons are not provided so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.The DefenderCHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ETHAN MICHAELI: AUGUST 29, 2019

The series will conclude on August 29 with the lecture entitled “Robert Abbott and the Legendary Newspaper that Changed America.”  A St. Simons Island native, Robert Abbott founded The Chicago Defender in 1905 after moving north. John Sengstacke, Abbott’s Savannah-born nephew and successor as publisher of the newspaper, will also be discussed.  The Defendergrew to have the highest circulation of any African-American owned newspaper in the world. Our speaker, Ethan Michaeli, is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by The New York Times and the Washington Post.

After earning a degree in English language and literature from the College at the University of Chicago, Michaeli worked as a copy editor and reporter at The Defender in the 1990s.  He founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine for Chicago public housing tenants, which won numerous national awards and grants.   He currently lectures at the University of Chicago’s Harris Public Policy School and is senior advisor at the Goldin Institute.

A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here.

Zootopia

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | ZOOTOPIA: AUGUST 29, 2019

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 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810.

Sounds by the Sea

SOUNDS BY THE SEA: AUGUST 31, 2019

The Blues Factor Band playing high energy music that encompasses more than blues; get ready for classic rock, Motown, funk R&B and all the great hits from the past to the present.

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.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: AUGUST 31, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 1, 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!

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

Live Music on St. Simons IslandLIVE 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 DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: EVERY FRIDAY

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 BrunchSUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO: EVERY SUNDAY

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.

 

 

July 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Big Photo Show: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Presented by the Coastal Photographers’ Guild and in its 8th year, this is the largest photography exhibit in our region. Photographs will be on display from Friday, July 1st through Saturday, July 30th at the Glynn Visual Arts Center, 106 Island Drive, St Simons Island, Georgia. Gallery is open Mon. – Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM and some Saturdays [Call 912-638-8770 for hours] Closed Sundays Free Admission.

An enjoyable, free reception will take place Thursday, June 30th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Awards Presentation at 6:15PM). Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the “Peoples’ Choice”.

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. The 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 teacher at Glynn Academy; Jeff LeMieux -Art professor at the College of Coastal Georgia; Lynda Gallagher – Owner of the SoGlo art gallery in downtown Brunswick, and manager of art displays at the Southeast Georgia Hospital-Brunswick Campus.

CPG members have a common purpose of learning and having fun. The results of this goal are presented at The Big Photo Show. The Coastal Photographer’s Guild [CPG] has grown from 4 to over 80 members in a very short time. The program has steadily improved as have the photographic skills of its members. Regular meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month. Check the CPG website for program details.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “Best of the Best” is a companion to the main exhibit of The Big Photo Show and it is being held concurrently at the Glynn Visual Arts Gallery at the Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Drive in the Village. This exhibition presents many of the top photographs which have won in their categories in past Big Photo Shows. Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

The Big Photo Show

 

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: July 1st, 2016

Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Brunswick First Friday

 

 

St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival: Saturday July 2nd to Monday July 4th, 2016

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 Friday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 4th. All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand. 532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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!

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 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30am, and the 5k race starts at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Registration 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: 6:00am – 7:15am, Mallery Park, St. Simons Island.

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 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

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

Sunshine Festival Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:
7:30am: Fun Run
8:00am: 5K
10:00 am – 5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
3:00pm: Live music by Squirt Gun
5:00pm: Live music by Jamie Renee & The Walkers
7:00pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band
9:00pm: Fireworks
9:30pm: Live music by Traveling Riverside Band

Sunshine Festival Fireworks

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin’: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 pm to 9 pm, and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.

Join us Sunday, July 3 for a Little Light Music with Still Cruzin’. Still Cruzin’ is an interactive party and show band with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  Members of the band have played with some of the best musicians in the world including the Drifters, James Brown, Percy Sledge, the Tams and the Temptations.  Still Cruzin’ will play all the Motown and R&B hits on the biggest holiday weekend of the summer. 610 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

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Summer Movie Series: Frozen: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch Frozen on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Frozen

 

The Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, July 9th and July 23rd, 2016 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.

Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit www.southerngrown.com.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure: July 17th, 2016

On Sunday, July 17, Pier Pressure will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.

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 and 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. 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 children younger than 6 years old get in free.

Sounds by the Sea

 

Junior Summer Golf Program: July 19th to July 21st, 2016 – 8:30am to 11:00am

The King and Prince Golf Course is offering a Junior Summer Golf Program for children between the ages of 8-15. The camp will include golf education, instruction, skills drills, and competitions. There will be snacks, prizes, and trophies! Call the King and Prince Golf Course Club House for more details at 912-634-0255.

Junior Summer Golf Program

 

Summer Movie Series: Aladdin: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the St. Simons Casino for the Summer Movie Series. Watch your Aladdin on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm. Admission: $1.00 per person per showing.

Summer Movie Series - Aladdin

 

Paint & Play at The King and Prince Resort:  Thursday, July 28th, 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Get Your Muse On Palm Tree Painting

 

Prime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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.

Prime Rib Dinner

 

Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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. For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch at ECHO