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Upcoming Festivals & Events

Throughout Georgia’s Golden Isles, every season shines with activities and new experiences: art and antique shows, festivals, food and wine events, historic celebrations, performing arts, clinics, themed tours and races. Regardless of which month you choose to visit the Golden Isles, there will be an event or festival to add to your fun and enjoyment. Check out our signature annual events here.

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There are 44 events happening between February 20th and March 22nd, 2017.

Jekyll Island Ranger Walks

Maritime Forest Ecology & Bald Eagle Nest Viewing Tour

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December 10th, 2016 to March 25th, 2017

Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and marshes filled with many wonders. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from Jekyll’s own park ranger during these unique eco-experiences.

Island Treasures

Island Treaures

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January 1st to February 28th, 2017

In the Golden Isles, the sea has always been full of treasure. Whether delicious shrimp and fish caught for the table, or beautiful shells and shark teeth used in home and personal décor, the water provides many treasures to locals and visitors alike.

Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops

Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops

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February 2nd to 28th, 2017

Join Glynn Visual Arts for some Classes and Workshops.

Jekyll Island Arts Association February & March Exhibit

Jekyll Island Arts Association February & March Exhibit

February 3rd to March 4th, 2017

The Jekyll Island Arts Association is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the wildlife sculpting of Seeley Booth and paintings by Bill White beginning on Wednesday, February 3rd running until March 4th at the Goodyear Cottage Art Gallery and Gift Shop located in the Historic District of Jeky

Tom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm Coast

Tom Sweeney Exhibit at Palm Coast

February 4th to April 15th, 2017

All are cordially invited to visit local award winning photographer Tom Sweeney’s exhibit at the Palm Coast Café. The café is located at 318 Mallery Street in St. Simons Village. The show will begin Friday February 3rd and run until April 15th.

Black History Month on Jekyll Island

Black History Month on Jekyll Island

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February 4th to 25th, 2017

Take a scenic drive to Jekyll Island’s beautiful South End to relive the trials and triumphs of African American life on the island, from the Colonial Era to the Civil Rights Movement. Experience these amazing stories and discover what the future holds for Historic St.

Cultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson

Cultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson

February 6th to March 6th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present our latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage.

Epworth by the Sea

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival

February 18th to 20th, 2017

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.

Brunswick Actors Theatre Now Playing

February 18th to 26th, 2017

Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason

February 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Saturday Nights at 8 pm
Sunday afternoons at 3 pm

Coffee with the Author Dr. R. Kirby Godsey

Coffee with the Author Dr. R. Kirby Godsey

February 21st, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island's "Coffee with the Author" series presents Dr. R. Kirby Godsey. Back by popular demand!

One Hundred Miles Environmental Book Club

One Hundred Miles Environmental Book Club

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February 22nd, 2017

Join us! We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at our Brunswick office. Enjoy wine, light snacks, and an engaging discussion on some of our favorite coastal-themed books. Look forward to guest speakers, member book choice, and much more.

The Literary Guild presents Testament of Youth

The Literary Guild presents Testament of Youth

February 22nd, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Testament of Youth. UK, 2015, directed by James Kent.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

February 23rd to 26th, 2017

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.

Cannon's Point History Tours

Cannon's Point History Tours

February 24th, 2017

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 February 24.

Coffee with the Author Stephen Doster

Coffee with the Author Stephen Doster

February 24th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island's "Coffee with the Author" series: Stephen Doster presents His Video “Saint Simons 360.” Writer and oral historian Stephen is the author of many fiction and non-fiction books.

Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies

Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies

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February 24th, 2017

Golden Isles Live: Presents Cherish The Ladies at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making.
Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden.

Pup Crawl

Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff

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February 25th, 2017

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

Fort Frederica National Monument Hosts Celebration of Robert S. Abbott: Native Son and Gullah-Geechee Heritage

Robert Abbott Celebration at Fort Frederica National Monument

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February 25th, 2017

A ship, a school and a park are named after him. His homes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. He founded one of this country’s most important newspapers of the last century.

Gatorology 101

Gatorology 101

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February 25th, 2017

Join Jekyll Island’s wildlife researchers for an all-things-alligator class. During this hands-on experience you will learn about the American alligator’s biology, behavior, and conservation while we demystify common misconceptions about these amazing reptiles.

Cannon's Point History Tours

Cannon's Point History Tours

March 3rd, 2017

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 March 3.

Great Women of Jekyll Island

Great Women of Jekyll Island

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March 3rd to 31st, 2017

Discover our daring darlings of the Gilded Age who both defied and defined social expectations. Meet the hunting, bicycling, bathing, billiard-shooting ladies of the Jekyll Island Club on this guided living history adventure.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

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March 3rd, 2017

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 - 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick.

The Island Players Presents Is He Dead

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March 3rd to 19th, 2017

The Island Players presents a new comedy by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives "Is He Dead?"

Performances: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30pm
Matinees: March 5, 12, 19 at 3:00pm

Christ Church Retreat Featuring Randy Siegel

March 4th, 2017

In preparation for the Lenten Season, historic Christ Church will offer “En-ONE-Ment,” a day-long retreat, on Saturday, March 4th. The event is from 9:00am to 4:00pm, featuring Amazon best-selling author Randy Siegel.

Chili Cookoff

Red Hot Rotary Chili Cookoff

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March 4th, 2017

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chile Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays.

Red Hot Chili Cookoff

Red Hot Chili Cookoff

March 4th, 2017

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Live music will be provided.

Chef Demo

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Chef Demo

March 8th, 2017

Chef Drum and Chef Rogers show how to prepare two courses with questions and comments welcomed from the audience. Enjoy Crab Cakes, Hunter Farms Grass Fed Meatballs and Buttermilk Banana Cream Tart.

Marsh Madness Cleanup

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March 9th, 2017

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful teams up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, KGIB and other groups for the Great American Cleanup Marsh Madness.

Thursday, March 9th at 1:00 pm. Meet at Brunswick Overlook Park.

Photo Credit: Georgia Elvis Festival

Georgia Elvis Festival

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March 9th to 12th, 2017

The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater in Brunswick, GA in 2017 with two Las Vegas-Style Headline shows and a preliminary to the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis.

Cannon's Point History Tours

Cannon's Point History Tours

March 10th, 2017

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 March 10.

Art Festival

43rd Annual Jekyll Island Art Festival

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March 10th to 12th, 2017

Save the Date! The 43rd Annual Jekyll Island Art Festival is Saturday, March 10th and 11th 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00pm-4:00pm on the Grounds of Goodyear Cottage. Take in the Juried Art Show in the Gallery of Goodyear Cottage.

Marsh Madness Cleanup

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March 11th, 2017

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful teams up with St. Simons Presbyterian Church's Community Mission Team for the Great American Cleanup Marsh Madness.

Saturday, March 11th at 9:00 am. Meet at Homer Wilson Way in Brunswick.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Southern Grown Farmers Market

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March 11th, 2017

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.

Full Moon Porching Social

Full Moon Porching Social

March 11th, 2017

Celebrate the full moon rising over Jekyll Island with the best moon watching ingredients…cocktails, comfy chairs and great company.

Moonrise Party at ECHO

Moonrise Party at ECHO

March 11th to 13th, 2017

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.

Cinema Gourmet Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Cinema Gourmet Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

March 16th, 2017

Enjoy a screening of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 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.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Cinema Gourmet Screens One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

March 16th, 2017

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films continues in March with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the 1975 Academy Award winning film by Milos Florman starring Jack Nicholson.

Caffeine and Octane at the Beach

Caffeine and Octane at the Beach

March 17th to 19th, 2017

More than just cars and bikes…for us, it’s a way of life, so we reimagined our favorite car and motorcycle show in totally unexpected ways.

Marsh Madness Cleanup

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March 18th, 2017

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful teams up with volunteers for the Great American Cleanup Marsh Madness.

Saturday, March 18th at 8:00 am. Meet at Howard Coffin Park soccer field parking area.

Ways to go Green!

Ways to Go Green!

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March 18th, 2017

How do humans affect the world around them? What can we do at home to help the environment? Are there ways we can help protect sea turtles even if we don’t live anywhere near the ocean? All of these questions will be answered by spending the day with us as we explore “Ways to Go Green”!

Annual Spring Invitational Art Show

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March 18th to 19th, 2017

Annual Spring Invitational Art & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island.

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists!

Marsh Madness Cleanup

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March 19th, 2017

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful teams up with the League of Protectors and volunteers for the Great American Cleanup Marsh Madness.

Sunday, March 19th at 8:00 am. Meet at Gascoigne Park Pavillion.

Jewish Food and Culture Festival

Jewish Food and Culture Festival

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March 19th, 2017

Historic Temple Beth Tefilloh, with the help of Tipsy McSway's Restaurant, will hold its annual Jewish Food and Culture festival Sunday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00-4:00pm in the Jekyll Squares off Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.

Dave Bennett: Roots of Pop

Dave Bennett: Roots of Pop

March 19th, 2017

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.