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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.

To submit a tourism-related event for our calendar, please email events@goldenisles.com

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There are 51 events happening between April 27th and May 27th, 2017.

Coastalscapes Exhibition

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March 6th to May 1st, 2017

March 6 through May 1, 2017

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 9th
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Cocktails For Our Coast

Cocktails For Our Coast

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March 15th to April 30th, 2017

Lasting until April 30th, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia's natural ecosystems.

Tallship Peacemaker Tours

Tallship Peacemaker Tours

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March 19th to May 28th, 2017

The Class A Tallship “ Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, Feb 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers.

In the Service of Others

In the Service of Others

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April 1st to 29th, 2017

Explore the hidden world of the hired help at this upscale turn-of-the-century resort. Roll up your sleeves for an interactive all-age adventure into the lives of the servants of the Jekyll Island Club.

SoGlo Gallery presents Golden Isles Artist Showcase

April 1st to 30th, 2017

This exhibit showcases a variety of work by top producing artists in the community- Jim Jones, Irwin Berman, Sue Byrne Russell, Ellen Moriarty, Glenda Cason, and more!

Guest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery

Guest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery

April 4th to May 13th, 2017

Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes.

UP/REcycled Art Contest & Exhibit

April 7th to 28th, 2017

Partnering with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes the annual UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest. Open to all ages, the exhibit/contest encourages waste reduction through the creative processes of upcycling and recycling.

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation

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April 7th to May 6th, 2017

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.

Cassina's 11th Annual Garden Walk Week

April 22nd to 29th, 2017

It’s a Southern Thing! This year’s Cassina Garden Walk offers an entire week chock-full of activities. Centered on the south end of St. Simons Island, the walk provides not only inside views of some of our best gardens but also an insight into the culture and history of our community.

Brunswick Actors' Theatre presents DEATHTRAP by Ira Levine

April 22nd to May 7th, 2017

April 22, 23, 29, 30, & May 6, 7, 2017. Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. (Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain) Brunswick Actors' Theatre 1413 Newcastle Street / Brunswick GA.

Yappy Hour at Palm Coast

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April 27th, 2017

Join us April 27th at Palm Coast Coffee and Pub on St. Simons Island for a fun-filled evening as animals lovers and their pets mingle for a howling good time. A $10 donation will get you in at the door.

Warriors 22 Car Show

April 29th, 2017

Classic car show with fun for the whole family. Live music, cornhole tournament, bounce house, food from Southern Soul Barbeque & more. We are encouraging people to pull out their poodle skirts and hi-top sneakers!

Way Radio's Spring Concert with Grayson | Reed

April 29th, 2017

Join WAY Radio, your family & friends on Saturday, April 29th for an evening with Grayson/Reed at the Ritz Theater in Historic downtown Brunswick. Tickets are $5 at the door

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

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April 30th, 2017

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, CornHole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity.

Fifty Years of Art on Jekyll Island

May 1st to 31st, 2017

Remember the arts over the years at the Fifty Years of Art on Jekyll – Retrospective of Jekyll Island Arts Association Artists.

Open weekdays noon 4 pm, and weekends 10 am to 4 pm.

Coffee With Michele Moore and The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston

May 2nd to 5th, 2017

Michele has served as a fellow in the English Department at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. She was a 2006 finalist for the Bellwether Prize for Literature.

Spring Book Sale!

May 4th to 6th, 2017

Thousands of gently used books for sale in the atrium of the St. Simons Island Casino.

Life in the Abstract Art Exhibit Reception

May 4th, 2017

Life in the Abstract, New Exhibition Opening May 1st, 2017 at Glynn Visual Arts.

Georgia Shorebird Lecture

May 4th, 2017

We’ll discuss all things flighty and feathery as we learn about local shorebirds’ behavior, natural history, and conservation. Tim Keyes, biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Division, will give an interactive presentation on local shorebird species.

29th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament

May 5th, 2017

Join us May 5th at 10:00am for the 29th annual Club Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia!

Where: Jekyll Island Golf Club

Cost: $100 per person / $400 per team

Format: Four Man Team Scramble

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

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May 5th, 2017

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

Cinco de Mayo Cruise

May 5th, 2017

Join Jekyll Island Boat Tours and Tortuga Jacks for an evening of fun on the Cinco de Mayo sunset cruise! There will be live music and free margaritas on board. Tickets can be purchased online at www.captainphillip.com (ages 21+).

Golden Isles Live! Presents: The Diamonds

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May 5th, 2017

Golden Isles Live! Presents: The Diamonds live in concerts at the Glynn Academy Auditorium.

Ladies Day & Epworth by the Sea

May 6th, 2017

Ladies' Day at Epworth- May 6th in the Nalls Building. Be a vendor or a supporter or come have fun. $3 at the door. A fun day for Ladies to swap clothes, shoes, and accessories and take home other "new to you" things. Visit each vendor in order to qualify for door prizes.

Make a Masterpiece

Make a Masterpiece

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May 6th to 27th, 2017

Explore the fine craftsmanship of the Victorian era during Historic Preservation Month. Discover unique art traditions and be inspired to create your own architectural masterpiece! Fun for all ages. Experiences may vary by date and time, call for details.

Oak Grove Cemetery's Annual Membership Meeting

May 6th, 2017

The Board of Directors of Oak Grove Cemetery Society request the honor of your presence at the 2017 annual OGCS membership meeting that will be held in Brunswick's historic Oak Grove Cemetery on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00am.

Bridge Builder's Cottage

Bridge Builder's Cottage

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May 6th to 27th, 2017

Special Behind-the-Scene Tours of Hollybourne Cottage showcase the beauty of the only Jekyll Cottage that is yet to be fully restored. Learn about the family that considered this island residence home, the unique design of the cottage, and the ongoing efforts to save the building.

Frederica Academy Derby Day

Frederica Academy Derby Day

May 6th, 2017

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. for the fun and festive afternoon of spectacular horse race and hat viewing, exciting live and silent auctions, great Southern fare and fellowship. The running of the 2017 Kentucky Derby will be simulcast on large screen televisions inside and outside at 6:15 p.m.

Golden Isles Speedway

May 6th, 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6pm. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Turtle Island Quartet

Turtle Island Quartet

May 6th, 2017

A LOVE SUPREME - The Music of John Coltrane

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River: Whiskey Hotel

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May 7th, 2017

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week's event features: Whiskey Hotel.

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

Little Light Music

A Little Light Music Concert featuring The Tams

May 7th, 2017

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: The Tams

 

Moonrise Party at ECHO

Moonrise Party at ECHO

May 9th to 11th, 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.

Full Moon Porching Social

Full Moon Porching Social

May 10th, 2017

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

ArtTrends Gallery Second Anniversary Celebration

ArtTrends Gallery Second Anniversary Celebration

May 11th, 2017

ArtTrends Gallery will be celebrating their Second Year Anniversary with music, refreshments, gift bag drawings and art discounts on Thursday May 11 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island.

The Golden Isles at War Screening

May 11th, 2017

Join the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for the The Golden Isles at War Screening May 11th at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required by visiting www.coastalgeorgiahistory.org.

Turtle Crawl Weekend

Turtle Crawl Weekend

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May 12th to 14th, 2017

Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefitting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC).

Moxie Craft Fest

Moxie Craft Fest

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May 12th, 2017

Moxie Craft Fest is a group of makers committed to bringing a fresh, eclectic vibe to the Golden Isles through handmade goods crafted by local artisans. Come shop unique, hip, local vendors in a fun setting! There is no other craft market in the area quite like us!

Birding Basics Field Trip

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May 13th, 2017

Visit an active colonial nesting site for shorebirds at Gould’s Inlet, one of Georgia’s most beautiful and dynamic pieces of the coast.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Southern Grown Farmers Market

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May 13th, 2017

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

Blessing of the Fleet

79th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

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May 13th, 2017

For many fishermen and recreational boaters of Brunswick & Glynn County, maintaining traditions and paying respect to those lost at sea is a top priority.

Mother's Day Weekend Art Show

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May 13th to 14th, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend 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!

A Man Called Ove

May 17th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Film series presents A Man Called Ove. Sweden, 2015, directed by Hannes Holm.

Coffee With Robert Coram

May 18th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island's "Coffee with the Author" series presents Robert Coram and Double Ace. Robert Coram’s career as a writer began in Edison, GA, a farming town of about 1200, located deep in the southwestern part of the state.

Golden Isles Prep Rally

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May 20th, 2017

A fun & informative community preparedness rally to be held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park Brunswick, Ga. This exciting and important event will be free to the entire community. It will focus on disaster awareness and preparedness with the spotlight on hurricane and coastal flooding.

Summer Waves Birthday Bash

May 20th, 2017

Splish-splash it’s a Summer Waves bash! Join us as we kick-off of our 30th birthday season on Jekyll Island.

Harrington School House

Telling Our Stories: African American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island

May 20th, 2017

A program of digital stories focused on the history of African American cemeteries on St. Simons Island and based on interviews conducted by Mercer University students in collaboration with the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition. With guest speakers Dr.

Golden Isles Speedway

May 20th, 2017

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6pm. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Lady in the Van

May 24th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Film series presents Lady in the Van. UK, 2016, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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May 27th to 28th, 2017

Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Movie on the Green: Sing

May 27th, 2017

We’ve got a brand-new line-up of movies for 2017! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.