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St. Simons Island 2024 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. 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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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 Fridays & Saturdays

Southern Gospel Music at The Ritz Theatre
Southern Gospel Music is Toccoa's premiere venue for authentic Gospel music. Ranging from bluegrass, to choirs, to barbershop quartets, come out every second Saturday of the month for free Gospel music.

This FREE event is produced by an outside organization and is not affiliated with Main Street Toccoa. Every Second Saturday of Every Month (June, July, and August occur during the Second Friday). This FREE Event begins at 7:00pm at The Ritz Theatre in Historic Downtown Brunswick.
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.

March 2024
March 1 - April 7, 2024

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield Sponsored by Friends of Hofwyl
TIME: 9am-4pm daily, Tues-Sun

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:
$8.75 adults
$6.50 seniors (62 and over)
$5.50 youth (ages 6 to 17)
Children ages 5 and under are free

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will have a month long Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt rather than a 1-day event. Visitors may participate from March 1st – April 7th on Tuesdays – Sundays from 9:00AM – 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.

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

March 8, 2024

A Story and a Song
Time: 10:30 am
Location: St Simons Public Library
Phone: 678.469.2689
Email: samwheelockmusic@gmail.com

A Story and a Song is Mountain Sam Wheelock's one man concert which weaves electric folk music and stories to his Southern Appalachian roots. Often described as "...Leonard Cohen dunked in a barrel of Tennessee whiskey." Thanks to the Literary Guild of St Simons Island it's FREE

March 16-17, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com

March 21-24, 2024

10th Annual Original Georgia Tribute Festival
Time: 7:00pm (opening night)
Location: The Ritz Theater, 1530 Newcastle St. Brunswick, Georgia 31520
Phone: 912.262.6934
Email: tracy@saintsomewheremarketing.com
Website: tributefestival.rocks

The 2024 Georgia Tribute Festival paying tribute to the King, Las Vegas legends, classic and modern country and more in a weekend full of music for all ages!

Originally know as the “Georgia Elvis Festival,” the Original Georgia Tribute Festival has been held in the quaint seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia since 2013 and has delivered a tributes to the Elvis in Southern Georgia unlike any other event. This year’s festival has been expanded to include even more tributes to even more musical legends!

The festival will feature four Las Vegas-style headline shows and an Elvis tribute artist contest (a preliminary to the Images of the King World Championship in Memphis), after parties and more opportunities to enjoy great music with your friends and family!

March 28 - April 13, 2024

Savannah Music Festival 2024

Time: All Day
Location: Various Locations - Savannah's National Historic District Phone: 912.234.3378
Email: info@savannahmusicfestival.org
Website: tributefestival.rocks

Enjoy live music performances by acclaimed global artists at the 2024 Savannah Music Festival!

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) – known for its unique mix of jazz, classical and American and global roots music programs presented in venues across Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District - will run from Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The festival’s kick-off concert will showcase GRAMMY Award-winning jazz vocalist Samara Joy, preceded by the annual Spring Fling, a party to benefit SMF’s year-round artistic and education programs. Featured 2024 Savannah Music Festival artists will include world renowned soprano Renée Fleming, bluegrass living legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, eminent classical pianist Emanuel Ax, high-energy Southern rockers North Mississippi Allstars with blues icon Bobby Rush, Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Chucho Valdés, bluegrass supergroup Mighty Poplar, jazz wunderkind Matthew Whitaker, GRAMMY Award-winning Malian Wassoulou singer Oumou Sangaré and acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Madison Cunningham, among others.

During the 17-day festival, top artists from around the world will converge in Savannah. In 2024, talented musicians from India, South Africa, Ireland, Cuba, Sweden, Portugal, Mali, Canary Islands, France, Argentina and Spain will take the stage.

Savannah Music Festival tickets start at $32 and can be purchased online at savannahmusicfestival.org, by phone at 912.525.5050 in person at the Savannah Box Office, located at 216 E. Broughton St. In addition to discounts for students, military, educators and seniors, Savannah Music Festival offers discounts for purchases of tickets to more than three concerts (10% off), more than five concerts (15% off) or more than 10 concerts (20% off). Tickets to most classical concerts at Trinity United Methodist Church are available to patrons age 40 or younger for a discounted rate of $20.

Thanks to the generous support of the Wall Lynch Family, Savannah Music Festival will bring back the successful Explorer Pass program, which offers all Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools students and a family member or chaperone free tickets to general admission Savannah Music Festival performances.


April 2024
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 1-7, 2024

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield Sponsored by Friends of Hofwyl
TIME: 9am-4pm daily, Tues-Sun

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:
$8.75 adults
$6.50 seniors (62 and over)
$5.50 youth (ages 6 to 17)
Children ages 5 and under are free

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will have a month long Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt rather than a 1-day event. Visitors may participate from March 1st – April 7th on Tuesdays – Sundays from 9:00AM – 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.

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 1 - April 13, 2024

Savannah Music Festival 2024

Time: All Day
Location: Various Locations - Savannah's National Historic District Phone: 912.234.3378
Email: info@savannahmusicfestival.org
Website: tributefestival.rocks

Enjoy live music performances by acclaimed global artists at the 2024 Savannah Music Festival!

The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) – known for its unique mix of jazz, classical and American and global roots music programs presented in venues across Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District - will run from Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The festival’s kick-off concert will showcase GRAMMY Award-winning jazz vocalist Samara Joy, preceded by the annual Spring Fling, a party to benefit SMF’s year-round artistic and education programs. Featured 2024 Savannah Music Festival artists will include world renowned soprano Renée Fleming, bluegrass living legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, eminent classical pianist Emanuel Ax, high-energy Southern rockers North Mississippi Allstars with blues icon Bobby Rush, Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Chucho Valdés, bluegrass supergroup Mighty Poplar, jazz wunderkind Matthew Whitaker, GRAMMY Award-winning Malian Wassoulou singer Oumou Sangaré and acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist Madison Cunningham, among others.

During the 17-day festival, top artists from around the world will converge in Savannah. In 2024, talented musicians from India, South Africa, Ireland, Cuba, Sweden, Portugal, Mali, Canary Islands, France, Argentina and Spain will take the stage.

Savannah Music Festival tickets start at $32 and can be purchased online at savannahmusicfestival.org, by phone at 912.525.5050 in person at the Savannah Box Office, located at 216 E. Broughton St. In addition to discounts for students, military, educators and seniors, Savannah Music Festival offers discounts for purchases of tickets to more than three concerts (10% off), more than five concerts (15% off) or more than 10 concerts (20% off). Tickets to most classical concerts at Trinity United Methodist Church are available to patrons age 40 or younger for a discounted rate of $20.

Thanks to the generous support of the Wall Lynch Family, Savannah Music Festival will bring back the successful Explorer Pass program, which offers all Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools students and a family member or chaperone free tickets to general admission Savannah Music Festival performances.

April 5-6, 2024

Blessing of the Fleet, Darien, Georgia

Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Location: Darien, GA
Phone: 912.437.6684
Email: info@McintoshChamber.com

This annual tradition takes place every year in historic Darien, Georgia 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 Annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place at the Darien waterfront park. 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.

April 6-7, 2024

Art in the Park
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Postell Park
Spring arrives with artistic flair this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 29th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival. Over 60 juried talented artists and skilled artisans from around the region will display an impressive and eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of mediums, such as paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal and glass.

This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St. Simons Island.

For more information visit glynnvisualarts.org

April 13-14, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com


May 2024
May 4, 2024

Spring into Summer Makers Market
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: 325 Old Jesup Rd, Brunswick, GA, corner of Community Rd @ Old Ballard School
Phone: 912.554.7579
Email: Michelle.Quick@uga.edu

Craft show, family fun, crafters, food trucks and bounce house, children activities, co-Sponsored by UGA Extension, 4H Club and Brunswick Artisans

May 11-12, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com

May 12, 2024

Annual Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The King and Prince
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Phone: 912.638.3631
Website: kingandprince.com

Join The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on Sunday, May 12 for its beloved Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., treat your mom to a decadent brunch service fit for the intimate occasion. Begin the meal with a salad bar, an artisan cheese display and more before delighting in brunch classics like Cinnamon Roll French Toast and Smoked Salmon Benedict. The main buffet features Pan Roasted Trout, Moroccan Spiced Flank Steak and more, and several chef-attended stations including a Shrimp and Grits Station, Garlic Salt & Herb Crusted Prime Rib or Beef, and a magnificent Chilled Seafood Display will be available to all. End your brunch on a sweet note with desserts like Georgia Pecan Pie and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding that are sure to satisfy.

This brunch experience will take place in the resort’s ballroom. For reservations, please call (912) 268-5967. We hope to host you and your family for a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch experience.


June 2024
June 9, 2024

Second Sunday at Gascoigne Bluff
This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7pm. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends–locals and visitors alike–who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, 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. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Call 912.279.2836.

June 15-16, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com


July 2024
July 4, 2024

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.

July 4, 2024

Sunshine Festival 5k Race & 1 Mile Fun Run
Time: Race begins at 7am
Start/Finish Location: Kings Park, 515 Park Ave, St Simons Island, GA 31522 (Across from Mallery Park)
Website: goldenislestrack.club

A USTAF Certified 5K route. Welcome to the 39th Annual Sunshine Festival July 4th Race! Generations have enjoyed this fun for the whole family event! The 5k race winds through the beautiful live oak and Spanish moss-lined streets of St. Simons Island at 7:00 AM!

The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held immediately following the 5K at 8:00 AM. The 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish at the same location as the 5k.

Starting line will be sorted by expected pace, fast people upfront, walkers, and strollers in the back. Your time starts when you cross the mat.

Chip timing provided by Second Wind Timing

Bathrooms are in Mallery Park, and we will have porta-potties.

Fees include a high-quality short-sleeve T-shirt (youth and adult sizes) or Tank Top (adult sizes). Shirts are by far our biggest race expense, we never wish to have too many left over, but we do desire for every runner to have a shirt! Please Register! Due to supply issues, we had to order the shirts on June 12th.

Only participants registered by June 12th at Midnight are guaranteed a shirt.

July 4-7, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com


August 2024
August 3-4, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com


September 2024
September 21-22, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com

September 28, 2024

Fall into Autumn Makers Market
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: 325 Old Jesup Rd, Brunswick, GA, corner of Community Rd @ Old Ballard School
Phone: 912.554.7579
Email: Michelle.Quick@uga.edu

Craft show, family fun, crafters, food trucks and bounce house, children activities, co-Sponsored by UGA Extension, 4H Club and Brunswick Artisans

September 28-29, 2024

Art Under the Oaks
Time: 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Location: Postell Park, Pier Village, Saint Simons Island, GA

Held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier Village, just steps from the ocean on St. Simons Island, the 54th Annual Art Under the Oaks Fine Art Festival will feature over 60 juried talented artists and skilled artisans from around the region. Showcasing an impressive and eclectic collection of handmade artwork, the festival will include a wide variety of two and three dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal and glass. At this festival, there is something for everyone and best of all, it’s entirely free to attend! We hope to see you there!

More Information and Vendor Application


October 2024
October 12-13, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com

October, 2024

Annual Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge
TIME: 9am - 2pm

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:
$8.75 for adults; $6.5 for seniors; $5.50 for youth. $20 to enter your car.

Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 11th annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee. Call for more information.

Your admission includes a guided tour of the 19th century home and non-guided tours of the plantation out-buildings and trails. An audio-visual presentation on rice cultivation and a museum at the visitor center are also included.

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

October, 2024

Georgia Florida Golf Classic
Bulldog and Gator fans alike gather on Jekyll Island each year for this traditional golf tournament held during the annual Georgia-Florida college football game, which is one of the fiercest rivlaries in all of college football. Held on Jekyll Island's beautiful 18-hole golf course, this tradition provides the perfect mix of golf, food and fun. Tournament fee includes two rounds of golf at the Jekyll Island Golf Club, a practice round, and all the food and drinks you can handle. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Jekyll Island Foundation.

October 2024

The Desire Cup: Rivalry for a Cause presented by Pilgrim's
Location: Sea Island Resort Sea Island, GA
Phone: 630.336.1355
Email: toddstarowitz@gmail.com
Website: https://desirecup.com

Join UF and UGA football greats to support Desire Street Ministries, which lifts up community leaders in under-resourced neighborhoods.

October (Tuesdays through Sundays all month long)

Hofwyl Halloween Scavenger Hunt
TIME: 9am - 4pm

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:
Standard site admission, which is:
$8.75 adults
$6.50 seniors (62 and over)
$5.50 youth (ages 6 to 17)
Children ages 5 and under are FREE

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will have a Halloween Season Scavenger Hunt all month-long during October. Visitors may participate daily, Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Guests will be given a Scavenger Hunt map with instructions. Locations and clues on the map all relate to harvest activities. The site Interpretive Center will also be decorated for Halloween.

After picking up the Scavenger Hunt map at Hofwyl-Broadfield’s Visitor Center, just follow the simple instructions, find Halloween themed clues, and answer the secret phrase. Give the phrase to a Ranger in the Visitor Center to win a goodie bag with prizes. Participants can win an EXTRA PRIZE for taking and sending us a selfie from one of the clue locations!

This event is fun for the whole family and all ages! Admission includes access to our museum and plantation house tours.

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


November 2024
November 7-10, 2024

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife
Located in Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, Florida, this culinary celebration offers beverage tastings and delightful cuisine from some of the best chefs in the South, while providing an opportunity to experience coastal wildlife in a natural setting.

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend!

The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for Vilano Beach Main Street and the GTM Reserve, with the Reserve’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from sea turtles to alligators!

It’s a culinary weekend experience like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanside with music and a relaxed Vilano Beach vibe.

November 29 - December 1, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com

November

Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival
A weekend food festival celebrating Coastal Georgia seafood traditions, with a cooking contest and demonstrations, shrimp boat tours, arts and crafts, live music and a kid zone.

November

Jekyll Tree Lighting Festival & Holidays in History
The holidays come alive each year as Jekyll Island begins the season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the Historic District is resplendent with Christmas lights and decorations. The celebration continues with caroling, craft workshops, themed tours and other seasonal activities.

November

The RSM Classic
This annual PGA Tour golf tournament is hosted by pro golfer Davis Love III at Sea Island Golf Club, attracting top professional golfers from around the world. In 2010, the Davis Love Foundation partnered with the PGA TOUR to become the Host Organization of The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event. The RSM Classic has raised more than $7 million to support charities focused on children and families in need. The funds benefit many organizations including Special Olympics (National, State and Local) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. For more information visit rsmclassic.com.


December 2024
December 14-15, 2024

Crafts in the Village
Time: 10am-5pm (Saturday); 10am-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Located in Postell Park in the Pier Village at 530 Beachview Dr., St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: 404.955.8488
Email: craftsinthevillage@gmail.com

Come shop original art and handmade crafts from up to 70 artists! Jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, decor, art, pottery, photography, hanging chairs, skincare, candles, soaps, glass art, bird houses, wearables, specialty foods, AND MORE!

For more information visit craftsinthevillage.com



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

Summer Day Camps 2023

Stories in Nature with Elizabeth Hayes
May 29-June 2, 2023 | July 17-21, 2023
Monday - Friday | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Elizabeth Hayes
Ages: 7+
Click here to register

Campers will revisit their favorite stories of the outdoors and create meaningful pieces of artwork to reflect them using local plants, clay, acrylic, and several other kinds of media to create a final project as a wall hanging.

COST: $165 GVA Member / $190 Non-Member

This camp cannot accommodate drop-in students.

Illustration Creation with Sarah Bash
June 5-9, 2023 | June 12-16, 2023 | July 10-14, 2023
Monday-Friday | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bash
Ages: 5+, Camps are designed for specific ages, please review before purchasing.
June 5th-9th - Ages 11+
June 12th-16th - Ages 5-10
July 10th-14th -Ages 11+
Click here to register

Campers will receive a variety of tips, tricks, and fundamentals for illustrating stories. Students will learn how to use storyboards and story maps to create flowing and compelling graphics and comics.

The kids will be working on activities such as: animation station where they learn to draw characters and comics, creating storyboards through thumbnail sketches and utilizing formats to create thumbnail sketches, utilizing different mediums to draw, including; sharpies, watercolor/brush, ink and colored pencils.

Each day the campers will work on their storyboards and by the end of the week, a comic book or storybook will be created. There will be examples of comic books and picture books to inspire. This camp cannot accommodate drop-in students.

COST: $165 GVA Member / $190 Non-Member

Clay & Collage Camp with Debbie Craig
June 19-23, 2023 | June 26-30, 2023
Monday - Friday | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Debbie Craig
Ages: 8 and up (through middle school)
Click here to register

In this year's Clay + Collage, campers will study cultural masks from all over the world. They will spend the first two days creating masks and beads with clay. While their clay work is in the kiln to be fired, campers will learn how to paint tissue paper that will be used to decorate and complete their masks. This camp emphasizes "process" by beginning their project on Monday and seeing it to completion on Friday. Each camper will leave with a personal piece of clay art they will be able to hang on the wall.

COST: $165 GVA Member / $190 Non-Member

Because of the nature of the class it cannot accommodate drop-in students.

Create with Paper Camp
July 24-28, 2023
Monday-Friday | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Longobardi
Ages: 8+
July 24-28
Instructor: Lisa Longobardi
Click here to register

Camp students will learn to construct, layer and form different sculptures and paintings using paper, glue and paints. The camper will learn to layer a canvas turning their 2D image into a 3D image. The methods will include paper quilling, canvas layering and mixed media, paper mache form/sculpture and paper folding flowers and plants. Learn new techniques in paper construction that you can do at home.

This camp cannot accommodate drop-in students.

COST: $165 GVA Member / $190 Non-Member

Sewing School with Lisa Longobardi
July 24-28, 2023
Monday - Friday | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Longobardi
Ages: 8 and up
Click here to register

Students will learn the basic hand stitching methods covering embroidery, hand sewing and attaching buttons and patches, with also learning to follow a basic pattern to create a stuffed owl door stop. This camp will provide students with a basic foundation of hand stitching to build on. Each student will have 2-3 finished pieces.

COST: $165 GVA Member / $190 Non-Member

This camp cannot accommodate drop-in students.



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

2023 Anqtique Show Dates:
March 25-26, 2023
April 22-23, 2023
May 27-28, 2023 (Memorial Day weekend)
June 24-25, 2023
July 22-23, 2023
Sep 2-3, 2023 (Labor Day weekend)
Oct 7-8, 2023
Nov 4-5, 2023


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.

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