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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 39 events happening between August 17th and September 16th, 2017.

SAMBAS by Raymond Dumas III Exhibit

July 24th to August 21st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts welcomes home a Golden Isles native son, Raymond Dumas III known to local friends and family as “Rusty”. GVA is proud to present “SAMBAS”, a retrospective exhibition with painting works by Raymond Dumas III from 1991 – 2017.

Best of the Best Photo Show

July 31st to September 1st, 2017

The Coastal Photographers’ Guild presented The Big Photo Show and a companion exhibit “Best of the Best” for the month of July. The Big Photo Show has closed but the Best of the Best will be open until September 1st at The Golden Isles Welcome Center.

Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents Bleacher Bums

August 12th to 27th, 2017

Brunswick Actors Theatre presents this nine inning comedy created by Joe Montegna every Saturday night at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 3 pm on August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

August EcoLecture

EcoLecture Series

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August 17th, 2017

Join us for our next Eco-Lecture on August 17th and prepare to leave inspired!
Speaker: Kathy Bradley
Topic: "How To Make An Environmentalist"
Location: Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center Green Room

Party at the Pub for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

August 17th, 2017

It's a party at the Pub to benefit Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Come out & enjoy delicious food and drinks and music by Traveling Riverside Band.

Chautauqua Lecture Series | Colin Woodard

August 17th, 2017

Best-selling author and journalist Colin Woodard will take us back in time in his lecture, “The Republic of Pirates: Blackbeard and the Real Pirates of the Caribbean.” As early as 1760, Georgia’s Blackbeard Island was named for the notorious pirate, Edward Teach, based on reports that he had bur

Keep It Simple Sweetie Cooking Class

August 17th, 2017

The class is structured around a 4-course meal prep and dine outline. Giving each couple a chance to learn all the ins and outs of the meal so that they can recreate it at home together.

Jekyll Island Banana Open

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August 19th to 20th, 2017

Join us August 19-20, 2017 for the annual Jekyll Island Banana Open at the beautiful, newly renovated Jekyll Island Tennis Center. Each participant will receive a Jekyll Island Banana Open t-shirt, and winners and finalists will receive Jekyll Island Banana Open medals.

End of Summer Arts and Craft Show

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August 19th to 20th, 2017

End of Summer Arts & 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!

Healthy Cooking with Flava from Puerto Rico

August 19th, 2017

Chef Amadeus is taking over The Farmer & The Larder kitchen to bring the Golden Isles a taste of Puerto Rican Flava.

Paint and Sip at Tortuga Jacks

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August 20th, 2017

Instruction by the charming and hilarious Clint Hobby this Sunday. Open to the public and fun for all ages! $25 for all the materials and the class. See you there!

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure

Sounds by the Sea Featuring Maggie and Jackson Evans

August 20th, 2017

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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August 21st, 2017

The first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918 and you’re invited! Come to Fort Frederica and take part in viewing this rare astronomical event on a unique historical site.

Handmade for the Hungry at GVA

August 23rd, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

Literary Guild Film Series: Harry and Snowman

August 23rd, 2017

The St. Simons Island Literary Guild Film Series presents Harry and the Snowman, USA, 2015, directed by Ron Davis. Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the U.S.

Chautauqua Lecture Series | William W. Winn

August 24th, 2017

Journalist and historian William W. (Billy) Winn will present “The Great Creek Land Grab,” based on his recent book, The Triumph of the Ecunnau-Nuxulgee. Key players in this notorious political drama had roots in Coastal Georgia as members of the McIntosh Clan. Georgia Governor George M.

Taste of the Vine

August 24th, 2017

Taste of the Vine is a delicious way to help babies, children and families in Glynn County. Please join us at Georgia Sea Grill for the 13th Annual Taste of the Vine featuring wine, whimsy, small bites with big flavor, a 50/50 raffle, entertainment and silent auction sale.

Movie on the Green: Rogue One

August 26th, 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.

Paint and Sip at Tortuga Jacks

This listing is Family Friendly
August 27th, 2017

Instruction by the charming and hilarious Clint Hobby this Sunday. Open to the public and fun for all ages! $25 for all the materials and the class. See you there!

August Wine Dinner

August 27th, 2017

Join us at the Sea Grill on August 27th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

Handmade for the Hungry at GVA

August 30th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

Chautauqua Lecture Series | David O. Stewart

August 31st, 2017

Author David O. Stewart will present a lecture on Aaron Burr, who visited Pierce Butler’s Hampton Point plantation only weeks after his fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton.

Southern Grown Festival

Southern Grown Festival

September 1st to 3rd, 2017

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests a chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick

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September 1st, 2017

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

St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show

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September 2nd to 3rd, 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.

Southern Grown Concert Series: Drive By Truckers

September 2nd, 2017

The music of the American South in a two-act forum culminates with the arrival of Drive by Truckers, from Athens, Georgia. The VIP section is catered by Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco from Jacksonville, Florida. While the local favorite, Southern Soul, takes over the Cook House.

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River: Raczynski and Friends

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September 3rd, 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: Raczynski & Friends

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

Little Light Music

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown

September 3rd, 2017

A Little Light Music Concert Series Featuring: Sensational Sounds of Motown

Full Moon Porching Social

Full Moon Porching Social

September 5th, 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

September 5th to 7th, 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.

Literary Guild Film Series: Our Little Sister

September 6th, 2017

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Our Little Sister, Japan, 2015, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Southern Grown Farmers Market

Southern Grown Farmers Market

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September 9th, 2017

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

Bartender's Showdown

September 10th, 2017

Tipsy's is hosting a Bartender Showdown, and yep, it's our first rodeo. Come and see what the Sam Hill is going on as 8 local bartenders rope some spirits in a bracket style competition with mystery ingredients to create the winning cocktail.

Handmade for the Hungry at GVA

September 13th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts supports our local food bank, America's Second Harvest, through our pottery program in which we offer classes for students to come in & make a bowl then donate it to the Handmade for the Hungry/Empty Bowl Project.

32nd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

September 15th, 2017

Be the first to the green! The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce's 32nd annual Four-Man Scramble will be held on Friday, September 15 at the beautiful King & Prince Golf Course. Teams consist of four players with any combination of handicaps.

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

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September 15th to 17th, 2017

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more.

Coastal Stewards Workshop | Georgia Shrimp

September 15th to 16th, 2017

This workshop, for members of the public 18 or older, focuses on the economic importance of the shrimping industry and the connection between the success of the industry and the health of coastal ecosystems.

Shrimp & Grits Brew Cruise

September 16th, 2017

$25 Per Person includes a one hour boat cruise, beer & souvenir mug! We are happy to offer a special version of our popular Adult Twilight Cruise as part of Jekyll Island's Shrimp and Grits Festival.

Yappy Luau | Drool at the Pool

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September 16th, 2017

Bring your furry friend and join us for an evening full of fun at the Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool on Saturday September 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm.