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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. Please note that events listed below may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. All events are published for convenience only and are subject to change without notice. Please check with each event organizer to confirm event dates and details.

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The Events Calendar has now been updated with current 2021 information for upcoming events!

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Art Classes & Workshops
Several local organizations offer ongoing art classes and workshops for various media, ages, and experience levels; each with various times and prices. For more information visit:
Glynn Visual Arts : 529 Beachview Dr. Call 912.638.8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
SloGlo Gallery & Brunswick Actors' Theatre : 1413 Newcastle St. Call 912.262.0628 or visit SoGloGallery.com
McIntosh Art Association : 404 Northway, Darien. Call 912.437.7711 or visit mcintoshartassociation.com.

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

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.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Nature Walk
Enjoy a guided nature walk with local wildlife and eco experts who help explore the beaches of Jekyll Island and its marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Visit Tidelands Nature Center at 100 Riverview Dr., call 912.635.5032 or visit tidelands4h.org.
Every Tuesday

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

Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children.
10:30am at the Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. Call 912.267.1212 or visit trrl.org.
Third Tuesdays

Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing
Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island hosts an Eco-Lecture Series at 6pm on the third tuesday of each month. A new guest speaker each month will discuss eco and environmental topics regarding the preservation of Coastal Georgia. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the lovel marsh view. Cost is $10 per person (includes your first drink). Space is limited. RSVP online at VillageCreekLanding.com or call 912.399.0063.
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 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.

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.
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.
Every Saturday

Brunswick Farmers Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8am til dark. Call 912.262.6665 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.
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.




April 2021
April

Easter Egg Stroll
An annual Easter tradition in the Jekyll Island Historic District, with Easter egg hunts hidden along Pier Road. The Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance, with photo opportunities for the kids, as well as pony rides and other family-friendly activities throughout the day.

April

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield
Sponsored by Friends of Hofwyl

DATES AND TIMES:
10am until 4pm, daily
Wednesday through Sunday in March and April 2021

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

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

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will host a 2-month long Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt rather than a 1-day event. Visitors may participate from March 3rd through April 30th, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00am – 4:00pm daily. Guests will be given an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt map with instructions.

Just follow the simple instructions, using the map for clues, to answer the secret phrase. After completing the hunt repeat the phrase to the Ranger at the museum and receive a prize bag filled with toy filled Easter Eggs & more prizes.

Participants can receive an EXTRA PRIZE for taking a selfie at one of the clue locations! This event is for the ENTIRE FAMILY and all ages. Come out and enjoy the open spaces, have fun & tour the plantation.

Call 912.264.7333 for more information, also you may visit gastateparks.org.

April 1-4

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Celebrates Easter
The brunch menu features creative and flavorful entree options like the Grilled Venison Chops with morel mushrooms and sauce grand veneur or the Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breast with spring fig, bacon, Romanesco hash and blackberry demi. There will also be classic brunch favorites such as Eggs Benedict and several food stations serving options like custom omelettes, carved leg of lamb, smoked Georgia seafood and oysters on the half shell. The menu includes several salad and side options as well as an assortment of desserts specially chosen by the chef.

Reservations for Easter Brunch are required and can be made by calling 912.268.5967.

We've also created the sweetest Easter Baskets for the holiday weekend. With the most festive goodies from St. Simons Sweets (located in the Pier Village) and the cutest little bunnies from Melissa + Doug, we're making it easy to spoil everyone this year!

The baskets are available for stays April 1 – 4 and will be $35 each. They can be added to your reservation at the time of booking. If you've already reserved your room, give us a call at 800.342.0212 or 912.638.3631, or email us at reservations@kingandprince.com and we can get it added to your room. Multiple baskets can be ordered per room, quantities are limited so they're first-come, first-served.

April 4

Easter Brunch with The King and Prince
Time: 11:00am
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Phone: 912.638.3631
Email: concierge@kingandprince.com
Website: kingandprince.com

Situated on St. Simons Island along the breathtaking Georgia coastline, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers a scenic and quiet getaway that is perfect for families and couples alike. This year, The King and Prince is offering an Easter Sunday Brunch for vacationers looking to relax and enjoy the coastal weather for the holiday.

The brunch menu features creative and flavorful entree options like the Grilled Venison Chops with morel mushrooms and sauce grand venur or the Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breast with spring fig, bacon, Romanesco hash and blackberry demi. There will also be classic brunch favorites such as Eggs Benedict and several food stations serving options like custom omelettes, carved leg of lamb, smoked Georgia seafood and oysters on the half shell. The menu includes several salad and side options as well as an assortment of desserts specially chosen by the chef.

Reservations for Easter Brunch are required and can be made by calling 912.638.3631.

April 9, 10, 16

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
TIME: 7pm

LOCATION:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
5556 US Highway 17N
Brunswick, GA 31525
Located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42.

COST:
$20 per person

ATTENDANCE AND RESERVATIONS:
Pre-registration is required, and attendance is strictly limited to a maximum of 12 persons.

Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, 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 is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Call 912.264.7333 for more information, also you may visit gastateparks.org

April 10-11

Art in the Park Spring Festival
Time: 10am - 5pm

Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 26th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Festival. 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 Saint Simons Island, GA.

April 18

The King and Prince Hosts 2021 Olmsted Plein Air Meet the Artists Event!
Time: 4:30pm
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA
Phone: 800.342.0212
Email: mjones@greenolivemedia.com
Website: kingandprince.com

Situated on St. Simons Island along the breathtaking Georgia coastline, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort will host a 2021 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Artists Welcome - "Meet The Artists" event on Sunday, April 18 from 4:30 - 7:00pm. Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is one of the largest and most prestigious plein air competitions in the United States that is celebrating its 7th year in 2021. Attendees will get to meet and experience the thrill of paintings created right before their eyes. Each Artist will have an exhibition of paintings available for viewing and purchase. This event is complimentary. For the full schedule of events during April 17- 25th visit olmstedpleinair.com.

April 24

Cassina Garden Club's 15th Annual Tabby and Tillandsia Garden Walk Tour
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: St. Simons Island, GA
Phone: 404.310.1525
Email: gailcook52@hotmail.com
Website: cassinagardenclub.org

Self-guided tour of 8 private gardens and the Butterfly Garden at Demere Park. A plant sale and silent auction at the Historic Tabby Slave Cabins on Gascoigne Bluff, 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive. Tours of the Cabins conducted by Cassina members.

April 29

Your Neighbor, The Alligator
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Location: Virtual (Click here to Attend the Program)
Phone: 912.598.3345
Email: kayla270@uga.edu


Tune in to this virtual program to learn all about one of the largest reptiles in the world and how coexistence with American alligators is so important to preserving the health of our coastal ecosystems. Meet one of our reptilian friends, discover why these amazing animals have been around for so long, and learn how to make your own alligator out of recycled materials at home.

April 29

ArtTrends Gallery to Host Moving Forward 6th Anniversary Reception
Time: 4 to 7
Location: 3305 Frederica Road
Phone: 912.268.4761
Email: artists@arttrends.gallery
Website: www.artrends.gallery

ArtTrends Gallery on Saint Simons is celebrating "Moving Forward." The gallery members have a lot to celebrate. Surviving the pandemic, all have been vaccinated and their 6th year in business. See new works by Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Trish Rugaber, Joyce Ledingham, Suzanne Clements, Susan Anderson, and Joan Hilliard, as well as three new artists to the gallery: clay sculptor Linda Bobinger ,bird artist and expert Lydia Thompson and Cheryl Keefer oil painter. Moving forward will be on display from April 27th through June 26th. ArtTrends Gallery, "the gallery with the orange door" is located at 3305 Frederica Road. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 4pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact ArtTrends by phone at 912.268.4761 or by email at artists@arttrends.gallery. Social distancing will be observed for this event. Preview our new works on the web at www.artrends.gallery. We hope you will join us on the 29th for an anniversary toast and a celebration of art!


May 2021
May 5

Bottomless Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo at Hotel Simone!
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Hotel Simone
Phone: 912.357.5500
Email: mjones@greenolivemedia.com
Website: hotelsimonessi.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with bottomless margaritas at Hotel Simone! As the only property on St. Simons created exclusively for adults, Hotel Simone is excited to host regular cocktail programming throughout the spring and summer where guests can enjoy craft cocktails against the backdrop of a perfect sunset on the hotel's rooftop! On May 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests can enjoy Spicy Margaritas on the rooftop for Cinco de Mayo. Tickets will be $20 per person, and anyone over the age of 21 with paid admission may attend whether or not they are not a guest of the hotel.

May 8

Blessing of the Fleet, Brunswick, Georgia Blessing of the Fleet
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Mary Ross Park, Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912.265.4032
Website: brunswickblessing.com

This annual Mother's Day tradition takes place every year in historic downtown Brunswick to "bless" the local shrimp boats with good fortune prior to the start of the shrimping season. This seafaring festival traces its origins to a Portuguese tradition that began in 1938 to commemorate the first appearance of The Blessed Virgin to three children near the town of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917.

The 82nd Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet will take place at Mary Ross Park on Saturday, May 8th 2021 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the actual blessing being held at 2:00 PM. This one-day celebration is held on the Saturday before Mother's Day in May. One of the best events that Coastal Georgia has to offer, we proudly offer a taste of fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, and a variety of artists and displays.


June 2021
More information coming soon!





July 2021
July 4

4th of July Celebrations
Each year Coastal Georgia celebrates our nation's independence with fireworks and festivities happening on St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Jekyll Island and Sea Island.

St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration
For more than 60 years, the annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival takes place in the Pier Village with a spectacular fireworks display that begins around 9pm as the day turns to night. Live music plays as well as an arts and crafts show, a 5K and 1-mile run, and family-friendly fun to be had all around.

Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Historic Downtown Brunswick celebrates each year at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, with a fireworks display, games for kids and adults like sack races, horseshoes, tug-of-war, hula-hoop contests and more. And of course free watermelon! Courtesy of the City of Brunswick.

Jekyll Island Independence Day Celebration
Jekyll celebrates the 4th of July with an old-fashioned parade through the Historic District starting at 9am, with local residents and visitors invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets or themselves. The fun continues from 12pm to 6pm with the Red, White & Bounce held at the Jekyll Island Beach Village, with water slides, bounce houses, live music and local crafts and vendors on hand. A fireworks display takes place at 9pm.

Sea Island 4th of July Celebration
Guests and residents of Sea Island celebrate the holiday at The Cloister and Beach Club with family fun activities at a fireworks display at 9pm.


August 2021
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September 2021
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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.

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

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.

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