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St. Simons Island 2017 Calendar of Events

St. Simons Island is always humming with a variety of fun activities and things to do year-round. From local farmer's markets, art and antique shows, Music in the Park, outdoor excursions, to wine tastings, gallery exhibits, tours, and on-going classes and workshops for creative pursuits such as painting, pottery, jewelry making or dance instruction, you'll never run out of things to do in the Golden Isles.

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PLEASE NOTE: EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION.

Community Support Group
FREE meetings each month at Frederica Presbyterian Church to help with general life coping skills, work, relationships, financial matters, illnesses, etc - call 912.577.8119 or visit freddypresssi.com.

Wine Tasting at Waterfront Wine & Gourmet of Darien.
Call 912.437.3410 for days and details.

Old-Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick
Fireworks in Mary Ross Park. Walking Parade lines up at 6:15pm at Hanover Square and proceeds through Downtown to Mary Ross Waterfront Park). Celebration at the Park begins at 7pm with games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices for everyone. After dark, a spectacular fireworks display over the East River! Brunswick and St. Simons' Old Fashioned 4th of July Free Event was voted as one of the top ten Fourth of July celebrations in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Historic Downtown Tours
Tuesday through Saturday. Three tours daily: City Tour - 9:30am to 11am; Residential Tour - 4pm to 5:30pm; Combo Tour (City/Residential) - 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Reservations ONLY / Reserve ONLINE at SoGloGallery.com

Children's Pottery Classes
10am - 11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.

First Friday
Downtown Promenade in Historic Downtown Brunswick
Brunswick welcomes you to area shops, galleries, restaurants, art openings, live music, food and beverage samples. From 5-8pm. Call 912.265.4032 or visit brunswickgeorgia.net.

Second Sundays
Music in the Park
Hundreds of locals and visitors alike join together for this live music event at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island the second Sunday of every month from 1-7pm. The proceeds from Second Sunday benefit various local charitable organizations. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides.
Every Monday

Painting Technique with Jennifer Broadus
6:30pm - 8:30 pm. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 for more information or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Every Tuesday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.
Every Wednesday

Ken Wallin, Open Studio
1:00pm - 4:00 pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Every Thursday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Adult Pottery Classes
Morning classes 9am -11:30am and evening classes 6pm - 8:30pm. Instruction in wheel and hand building by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing and drop-in. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org for more information.

Dance Instruction
Seaside Dance Association provides Dance Instruction/Practice, social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7pm; Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. Held at the St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information call 912.634.9527.
Every Saturday

Brunswick Farmer's Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 or visit brunswickfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Children's Pottery Classes
10-11:30am. Children ages 7 and up will enjoy instruction by Debbie Craig. Classes are ongoing, drop-in. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. Call 912.638.6679 or 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org for more information.

January
January 1–February 28

Island Treasures
Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create an array of stunning, handworked glass globes. During this 2 month long program, "Beach Buddies" hide these floats along the beaches for lucky visitors to find. Treasure finders can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center to receive a bio on the artist and a certificate of authenticity. The Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center has Island Treasure floats and an array of the other colorful glass creations for purchase in-store. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

January 10–February 19

Bob Meredith Art Exhibition
ArtTrends Gallery is proud to feature the art of Bob Meredith from January,10th, 2017 to February, 19th, 2017. A Georgia native and now a resident of the Golden Isles, Meredith has been delighting art lovers for over forty years with oil paintings ranging in style from custom portraits to landscapes to still life's. His most recent and cherished medium, trompe l'oeil,"fool the eye" realism, has brought him renown across the nation and internationally. His transcendent and jaw-droppingly realistic representations of cabinets and store windows can be found in French chateaux, Georgia mansions, Manhattan offices, and homes across the nation. The public is cordially invited to attend an opening meet and greet reception Thursday, January 12, 5-7 p.m. at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. A painting demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp l'oeil techniques will be on Thursday, January, 19th, 5-7 pm. at ArtTrends Gallery Another demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp loeil techniques on Thursday, January 12, 5-7 p.m. at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. arttrendsgallery.biz

January 11-13

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

January 12

Cinema Gourmet presents Stagecoach
6:30-9 p.m. at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Enjoy a screening of Stagecoach preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a "must see." A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. Winner of two Oscars starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford. 1939. Not rated, 1 hr 36 min. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Ritz Theatre, Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 912-262-6934. Tickets for Cinema Gourmet are $18/person for tasting, talk and film. Reservations must be made the Monday prior to the screening. Tickets for talk & film are only $5/person and are available at the door the night of the screening. The Historic Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520.

January 13

Cannon's Point Preserve Historical Tours
The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon's Point Preserve on January 13 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon's Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. To register, or call 912-634-7090 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.

January 14

Pull for a Kid Tug O'War Competition
Send a local Child in Need to Summer Day Camp. It costs about $750 per child for 10 weeks of Summer Break. The non-profit Pull for a Kid organization (established by a philanthropic group of former rugby players) sends almost 40 kids to camp every summer with the money raised from the Pull for a Kid Tug O'War family-friendly fun competition. Help them send even more this year! Grab your friends, family or coworkers to put together a 5 member team and come PULL! Divisions: Women, Men, High School, Coed. $100 entry donation per team. If you don't feel up to showing off your brawn, just come out and cheer everyone on, because the REAL winners here are the kids! This is a great community event! 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, 1430 Lanier Blvd, Brunswick, GA. Visit our Facebook page for more info.

January 14

St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast
The annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Next to Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island. Now in its 17th year, the oyster roast continues the tradition of highlighting the talents of local chefs, who prepare and donate Southern favorites such as Low Country Boil, barbecue, and oysters, plus sides and desserts. Making it all happen will be more than 130 donors and volunteers, under the direction of event chair Judie Mattie. Again this year, folk singer and acoustic guitarist Owen Plant will perform onstage under the majestic live oaks. "The oyster roast is a celebration of the Land Trust's conservation work," says David Pope, executive director of the St. Simons Land Trust. "After Hurricane Matthew, we all have an even greater appreciation for the need to preserve and protect the natural and scenic character of St. Simons." Tickets are $75 each. The price for members, through Jan. 6, is just $50. Non-members who wish to join can do so online at For information about tickets or membership, call (912) 638-9109 or sslt.org.

January 14

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

January 20

An evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance with Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly
Award winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return to the Historic Ritz Theatre to present an evening of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance. Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Based in Warren, Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for thirty years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. They have produced seven books, thirteen recordings that receive international airplay, and were featured in a documentary by son, Uriah Donnelly. The Historic Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. goldenislesarts.org.

January 29

The Peach State Opera presents Tosca at the Historic Ritz Theatre
Giacomo Puccini's melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Performed by Peach State Opera, Georgia's only touring opera company, the show is a condensed version sung in English. The Historic Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. goldenislesarts.org.


February
February 1-28

Island Treasures
Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create an array of stunning, handworked glass globes. During this 2 month long program, "Beach Buddies" hide these floats along the beaches for lucky visitors to find. Treasure finders can register their Island Treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center to receive a bio on the artist and a certificate of authenticity. The Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center has Island Treasure floats and an array of the other colorful glass creations for purchase in-store. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

February 4

The Symphony Society presents: Cabaret 2017 – Let Freedom Ring A Star Spangled Specular!
This will be held at The Cloister Hotel, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA from 6-11 p.m. Tickets will be $175.00 per person.

February 5

Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Multiple Sites throughout Georgia, including Fort Frederica National Monument
Phone: 912.651.2125
Email: PMeagher@georgiahistory.com
Website: georgiahistoryfestival.org

Georgians and visitors alike experience our state's rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Over sixty cultural institutions participate in this popular annual family event.

Free and open to the public.

February 6

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert: New Frontiers
8 p.m. Adults $40, Children/Students $5. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Luis Haza, Music Director and Conductor. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

February 6 - March 6

Cultural Explorations: the Gullah artwork of Lillie Simpson
Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present our latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Work will be shown at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive and at the Visitor's/Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Lillie Simpson's paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: "life." That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer's eye in constant motion.

106 Island Drive, SSI, GA Glynn Visual Arts 106 Island Drive Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 912.638.8770 glynnvisualarts.org

February 9-11

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

February 9-12

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife
"W3" artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South's best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia's only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill. Jekyll Island's exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores. From the millionaires of America's golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today's stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island, 110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA. Visit us on Facebook for more info.

February 11

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

February 18

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run
This 5K goes across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as "the toughest 5K in Georgia," each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained. The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children's activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System's cancer care programs. the-bridge-run.org.

February 18-20

Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival
You are cordially invited to attend our annual "Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival" featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers are…

Donald Davis, "The Dean of Storytelling" "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them." Former Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Association; featured teller at the Smithsonian Institution, the World's Fair, festivals and concerts throughout the United States and the world; a prolific author and producer of books and tapes of his works; a master teacher of workshops and storytelling courses; a guest host for the National Public Radio Program "Good Evening;" Davis is a retired United Methodist minister. He has recorded 25 storytelling albums and written several books based on his stories.

Lyn Ford, "Teller of Home-Fried Tales." A fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller in the Affrilachian tradition of joy and love. Home-Fried Tales are folktale adaptations, sppoky tales and original stories rooted in Lyn's family multicultural Affrilachian storytelling traditions. These stories are often enriched with call and response, choral response, rhythm and rhyme, humor and heart. Lyn is a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, workshop facilitator with the Ohio State based Collaborative Initiative of The Kennedy Center. Her books Beyond the Briar Patch and Affrilachian Tales have won the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award. She is a writer, recording artist with award winning CDs, and a certified Laughter Yoga leader.

Bil Lepp, "Champion Liar of Tall Tales & Witty Stories." Award-winning storyteller, writer and recording artist, Bil has been featured 13 times at the National Storytelling Festival, performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Comedy Central's stage in Los Angeles. Adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances, Bil is a champion liar, filling his stories with morsels of truth which shed light on universal themes. His mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life include hunting trips to funerals or a visit to the dentist. Author of three books, ten audio collections, a non-fiction book and a novel. His family-oriented stories are clever and witty.

Andy Offutt Irwin, "The Man is an Outer-Kid." Some people have inner-kids. Andy has an outer-kid. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises and hilarious stories, he is equal parts mischievous school boy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. People are drawn to him like magnets to a refrigerator. And inside, it's all Mountain Dew and Jolt Cola. Andy is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects, and so much more; some of his talents are hard to categorize. Honors include the 2013 National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award. Appearances include the National Storytelling Festival, International Storytelling Center and Guest Artist at the "FAME" School, Disney World, the "Southern Comedy Tour," Oxford College and of course, his one-man show.

Visit epworthbythesea.org or call 912-638-8688 for more information.

February 19

Glynn Visual Arts and the Georgia Sea Grill Present the "ART of FOOD"
An extraordinary art and culinary experience.
5:00 - 6:30pm - "The Art of the Cocktail" at Glynn Visual Arts
7:00-9:00pm - "The Art of Food" at Georgia Sea Grill

This unique progressive dinner event will be held starting at 5:00pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Art, music, cocktails, appetizers and a "Blue Sky Raffle" will begin the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center at 106 Island Drive on beautiful Saint Simons Island. We will explore "The Art of the Cocktail" hosted by Allison Nunis-Firth, Professional Mixologist for the National Distributing Company. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of tastefully prepared and artfully presented courses, each paired with the perfect complimentary wine. Cocktail Attire. A limited number of tickets are available. Purchase tickets on-line at glynnvisualarts.org or by calling GVA at 912-638-8770.

February 24

Golden Isles Live: Presents Cherish The Ladies at the Glynn Academy Auditorium
1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making. With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup. Adult $35 per ticket, Student/Child $10 per ticket. goldenislesarts.org.

February 24-26

A Wizard of Earthsea live at the Historic Ritz Theatre
1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street, Brunswick, GA. Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin's, A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. The Ritz Theatre presents this book as a multi-media staged reading, featuring a talented cast of local performers. goldenislesarts.org.

February 25

2017 Pup Crawl Bark for Life Kickoff
Time: 11 am
Location: Island Dog, 410 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA
Phone: 912.506.9769
Email: lynnklimp@goldenislespetservices.com
Website: www.facebook.com/barkglynncountyga
Description: Bark for life kickoff for the American Cancer Society
$20.00 per ticket in Advance
$25.00 per ticket at event
Pier Village Merchants offering special tastings, treats and discounts from 11am - 2pm. Starts at Island Dog and closing ceremony at 2:00pm at Mellow Mushroom.

February 25

23rd Annual Mardi Gras Festival & Parade and Mardi Gras Ball
The annual Mardi Gras Festival is a time of family fun on the streets of downtown St. Marys. Come on and Let the Good Times Roll! The 2017 Festival is presented by the St. Marys D.M.A. and KINGS BAY RADIO WKBX-FM KBAY-106.3 and will feature headliner musical entertainment, vendors, and fun, fun, fun! Plus youth activities and local entertainers and demonstrations.

Tentative Schedule includes:
7am: 5K Run
9am - 5pm: Food, Boutique and Arts & Crafts Booths Open
10am: Mardi Gras Parade
visitstmarys.com


March
March 1-6

Cultural Explorations: the Gullah artwork of Lillie Simpson
Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present our latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Work will be shown at both GVA galleries, 106 Island Drive and at the Visitor's/Welcome Center at 529 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522.

Lillie Simpson's paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: "life." That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer's eye in constant motion.

106 Island Drive, SSI, GA Glynn Visual Arts 106 Island Drive Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 912.638.8770 glynnvisualarts.org

March 4-5

GVA Studio Potters
Enjoy original and unique, handmade pottery from amazing and talented GVA studio potters. Great Easter and Mother's Day Gifts. Friday, March 3rd, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (912) 638-8770 or glynnvisualarts.org.

March 10-11

Rustapalooza Vintage Markets: Spring in St. Marys
Rustapalooza Vintage Markets is so excited to be back in the beautiful, historic riverfont of St. Marys, GA! We have added a second location this year as well, you can choose to shop in any order you like, the original property at 100 Ready Street and also the vendors at the grounds of the amazing Orange Hall at 311 Osborne Street.. We will have nearly 100 amazing vintage and antiques vendors from all over the southeast, and lots of food trucks to enjoy as you shop the downtown merchants in the riverfront area. LOCATION:
Gateway Property & Orange Hall
100 Ready Street
311 Osborne Street
St. Marys, GA 31558
www.visitstmarys.com

March 11

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

March 11-12

Annual Peaches to the Beaches
8 a.m.-6 p.m. In an effort to promote travel and boost the annual economic impact along the parkway Golden Isles Parkway Association organizes Georgia Longest Yard Sale. Thousands of visitors travel the parkway the second Friday and Saturday of March for the annual "Peaches to the Beaches" Yard Sale in search of antiques, collectibles, and hidden treasures. peachestothebeaches.com.

March 11-13

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

March 16

Cinema Gourmet: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Randall P. McMurphy decides to plead insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against oppressive Nurse Ratched and rallies up the scared patients. Winner of 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Best Director (Milos Forman.) 1975. Rated R, 2 hrs 13 min. Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a "must see." Cinema Gourmet tickets are $18/person and include tasting, talk and screening. Tasting 6:30 pm. Talk 6:50 pm. Screening 7:15 pm. (Tickets for talk and screening may be purchased at the door only. $5/person). Tickets must be purchased by the Monday prior to the screening and will not be available online after that time. Please call 912-262-6934 to check availability. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

March 18-19

Woodbine Jazz & Arts Festival - Music, Art, Storytelling & More
For more information visit jazznart.org

March 18-19

Christ Episcopal Church Annual Tour of Homes and Gardens
Christ Church, Frederica and her sister parish, St. Ignatius welcome you to beautiful St Simons and Sea Island for the Annual Tour of Homes hosted by the Episcopal Church Women. For the first time in a number of years, Christ Church's 61st Tour of Homes will feature a tour of our historic cemetery. The tour will feature reenactments of a few of our more notorious residents. This look into the past will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon. (912) 638-8683 or christchurchtourofhomes.org.

March 18-19

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

March 19

Jewish Food and Culture Festival
The historic Temple Beth Tefilloh of Brunswick is hosting a Jewish Food and Culture Festival on Sunday afternoon at the Morning Star Marina (in the Courtyard near the Coastal Kitchen & Raw Bar). Learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music, ceremonies, and the delicious traditional food. Admission to the festival is free. (912) 265-7575 or bethtefilloh.org

March 19

Dave Bennett: Roots of Pop - Swing to Rock
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST. One of the only artists saluting the Roots of Pop, Dave Bennett and his band covers music from the swing era and Rock-n-Roll to country, Elvis and the Beatles. A virtuoso clarinetist, Dave will wow the audience with this vocals, piano and guitar skills as well. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.


April
April 2

Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music, starring Katie Deal
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST. olden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Katie Deal in a one-woman concert tribute featuring the music and stories of country music's pioneering women. Honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Reba McEntire. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

April 8

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

April 10-12

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

April 10-16

The 2017 RBC Heritage
The 2017 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to "Get Your Plaid On!" Buy Your Tickets Now! (843) 671-2448 or rbcheritage.com.

April 10

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert: Powerful Emotions
8 p.m. Adults $40, Children/Students $5. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Luis Haza, Music Director and Conductor. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

April 13

Cinema Gourmet: Some Like It Hot
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. 1959. Not rated, 2 hrs. Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a "must see."Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.


May
May 1-31

The Neptune Park Fun Zone
Now open for the summer, Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. Call (912) 279-2836 for more info.

May 1-31

Summer Waves Water Park
Located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super cool! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate's Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074.

May 6

Turtle Island Quartet
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST. In exploring John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, 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. Visit goldenislesarts.org or (912) 262-6934 for more information.

May 9-11

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

May 13

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 10am - 2pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

May 13-14

Annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and Nest Fest
The event takes place along Beachfront Park near the Jekyll Island Convention Center. After swimming, biking, and running along Jekyll Island's scenic beaches, roadways, and paved bike paths, there will be crafts and educational activities, provided by the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The Turtle Crawl and Nest Fest is for turtle enthusiasts of all ages! Events culminate with the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center! Events benefit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, 214 Stable Rd. Nest Fest activities and sea turtle release are FREE to the public. Help us continue our mission of conservation through sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education! (912) 635-3636.

May 13-14

Mothers' Day Weekend Art & Craft Show at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com

May 20

2nd Annual Golden Isles Prep Rally
This exciting and important outreach event facilitated by US Coast Guard Station Brunswick & Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 07-10-10, Glynn County Emergency Management/First Responders, UGA Marine Brunswick Extension, the City of Brunswick, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Georgia DNR, National Guard and many others 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. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Brunswick, GA. gipreprally.com.

May 27

Hello Sunshine Festival
The annual Hello Summer Festival on Memorial Day weekend will be a daylong celebration of summer with arts, crafts, and food vendors at the St. Mary's Waterfront Park. There will be a After Schools Out for Summer's air guitar contest, the Georgia Radio Museum Birthday Party and more. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Downtown St. Mary's. For more information contact the St Mary's Welcome Center (912) 882-4000 or VisitStMarys.com.

May 29

Sounds by the Sea featuring The Traveling Riverside Band
The Traveling Riverside Band will play their brand of Southern rock and blues at the St Simons Lighthouse lawn. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The May 29th concert is sponsored by Parker's Convenience Stores. Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. 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. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.


June
June 3-4

Georgia Sea Islands Festival
Come celebrate African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Gascoigne Bluff Park, St. Simons Island. St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. (912) 634-0330.

June 8-10

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

June 10

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

June 15

Annie, Jr.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST. The Penguin Project® was conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan to give children with special needs an opportunity to participate in the performing arts. Golden Isles' Penguin Project is proud to present Annie, Jr. - the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals. The Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

June 16-18

Southern Grown Festival
Festivalpport 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. Visit southerngrown.com for more information.


July
July 1-4

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival
Held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th. Arts & Craft Shows, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show, 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! Fireworks, the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. 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 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 7:30 a.m. and the 5k race starts at 8 a.m. 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: 6-7:15 a.m., Mallery Park, St. Simons Island. 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. 532 Beachview Dr., Pier Village. (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.

July 4

Fourth of July Parade on Jekyll Island
Join the fun on Jekyll Island this 4th of July! Independence Day Parade, 9 a.m. The parade begins at the Jekyll Island Museum and passes through the historic district. Awards will take place following the parade. Participation in the parade is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Fireworks, 9 p.m. at Great Dunes Golf Course. Best viewing areas will be at Great Dunes Park. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.

July 4

Brunswick's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Bring the kids, tell your friends and neighbors, sharpen up your old-timey game skills! It's time once again for the entire community to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun, fanfare, and fireworks. Brunswick's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7 p.m. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners. Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It's a wonderful, free event the community looks forward to every year, brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. (912) 262-6934.

July 8

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

July 8-10

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.


August
August 6-8

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

August 12

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.

August 19-20

End of Summer Weekend Art & Craft Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


September
September 5-7

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

September 9

The Farmers Market at Sea Island
Enjoy live music as you visit our local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods and produce. 9am - 1pm. The parking lot of the Market at Sea Island, on the Sea Island Causeway at Frederica Road. 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island. Telephone 912.634.3994.


October
October 4-6

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

October 21-22

Art & Craft Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


November
November 3-5

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

November 18-19

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park
10 am to 5 pm both days
For more information visit soglogallery.com


December
December 2-4

Moonrise Party at ECHO Restaurant at The King and Prince
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. Visit echostsimons.com for reservations or more information.

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Glynn Visual Arts St. Simons Island Glynn Visual Arts

106 Island Drive
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
912.638.8770
info@glynnvisualarts.org
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
glynnvisualarts.org

Visit the GVA website for current events, workshops, classes and ongoing activities.

On-Going Events, Classes, & Workshops

Brunswick Farmers Market
at Mary Ross Waterfront Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8 am-dark. Call 912.262.6665 for more information.

New Perspectives
Experience the beauty of our marshlands and tidal creeks from a new perspective. Glenda Cason Gallery, 261 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island. 912.634.7770. www.glendacasongallery.com

Downtown Promenade
Explore the galleries and stores of Historic Downtown Brunswick the first Friday of every month. 5-8pm. Art, gifts and more; light refreshments served at most locations. 912.279.0023.

Passport to the Century
Hear the story of the Jekyll Island Club and visit two cottages. Daily tours.

Seaside Dance Association Dance Instruction/Practice
Social and ballroom dance. Thursdays. Beginners 7pm. Advanced 8:15pm. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd., SSI. 912.634.9527.

Nature Walks
Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island's fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours M-W-F. Tidelands Nature Center, 912.635.5032.

CPR Instruction
Infant/Child and Adult Sponsored by the American Red Cross. Locations and times: 912.265.1695.

Classes in All Mediums
Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. 912.638.8770.

Jekyll Island Arts Association Goodyear Cottage, Historic District Gallery and Shop
Open to the public seven days per week. Mon-Fri 12-4 PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM. Gallery Exhibit changes each month. Free.

Working in Different Artistic Media
For adults and children. Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, SSI. 912.638.8770.

Pottery, Hand-Building and Wheel Ongoing Classes.
Glynn Visual Arts Pottery Studio, 106 Island Drive, SSI. 912.638.8770.

Writer's Critique Group
First Tuesday of every month. 7pm. Free to adult writers at any skill level. Sharon, 912.264.5902.

Coastal Photographers Guild
Third Thursday each month. 6pm. Glynn Visual Arts, 319 Mallery St., SSI. Call 912.638.8770.

St. Simons Island Antique Show
Contact Joe Burkhart at 912.267.7822
stsimonsantiques.com

Featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras!

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 in the historic Pier Village area, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches.

Always free admission and parking.

A limited number of vendor spaces are available, depending on the show date.

For more information about spaces or just general information about the St. Simons Antique Show, Please call Joe Burkhart, at 912.267.7822 or visit the website at stsimonsantiques.com for show dates and times.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities
1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912.262.6934
goldenislesarts.org

Contact Education Director Lucy Lynn Bryson at artsed@goldenislesarts.org

Office, Gallery & Historic Ritz Theatre hours: Wednesdays-Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Also by appointment and during event times.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
2700 Suwannee Canal Rd.
Folkston, GA 31537
912.496.7836
okefenokee@fws.gov

Okefenokee NWR to Celebrate 80 Years in 2017

On March 30, 1937, the executive order was signed to establish Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. With 80 years of conservation, education, and history, 2017 is a year of celebration. To kick off the celebration, the refuge has designed a fun and creative visiting experience called the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge designed to encourage visitation and promote exploration of the refuge.

The activities in the passport vary and include all entrances to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. No matter which activities visitors complete, they are sure to find the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge enriching, educational, and fun. Visitors can take advantage of the challenge activities to explore new areas of the refuge, learn about new wildlife species, and practice outdoor skills.

The Oke is 80 Passport Challenge requires no registration; just pick up an Oke is 80 Passport Challenge booklet at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center and get started! The goal is to complete as many activities in the passport book, and any participant (or family) that completes at least 25 activities will receive a prize. The refuge has designed a limited edition patch that will be given away FREE to individuals completing at least 25 activities. Both the Oke is 80 Passport Challenge books and prizes may be picked up at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at the Main Entrance. Completed passport books must be submitted no later than April 22, 2017 to be prize eligible.

The Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center is located at the Main Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off the Okefenokee Parkway South (GA 121/23). A $5 refuge entrance fee per vehicle or annual pass is required as admission. For more information, contact the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center at 912-496-7836, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

More information is available on the refuge website at fws.gov/refuge/okefenokee, or at the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center, located off Hwy. 121/23 near Folkston, GA by calling 912.496.7836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or daily after September 1.

The Suwannee Canal Recreation Area (East Entrance) to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the primary entrance managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located 11 miles southwest of Folkson, GA off Hwy 121/23. The refuge is open daily and offers a variety of opportunities for the visiting public. Call 912.496.7836 or visit the refuge website at fws.gov/okefenokee for hours of operation, upcoming events, and entrance fee information.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit fws.gov.

Connect with our Facebook pages at facebook.com/okefenokeewildliferefuge or facebook.com/usfwssoutheast, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwssoutheast, watch our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at flickr.com/photos/usfwssoutheast.