Nothing beats a sunny day spent browsing coastal art and shopping handmade items inspired by the sea! Whether you’re looking for a souvenir to remind you of your time in the Golden Isles, getting ahead on your holiday shopping, or needing a break from the beach, you’re sure to enjoy your time at one of these local arts and crafts festivals.  

Use this as your guide to Golden Isles art festivals to check out during your Golden Isles getaway! 


Art Festivals on St. Simons Island 

Crafts in the Village on St. Simons Island

Crafts in the Village  

Each month for one weekend, Postell Park on St. Simons Island fills up with up to 70 artists and craft vendors. Celebrate art and handmade items by browsing décor, jewelry, pottery, furniture, photography, specialty food, skincare items, candles, and so much more! 

This event happens: Monthly through 2024. Learn more

55th Annual Art Under the Oaks Fine Art Festival 

Stroll through the heart of the Pier Village, where talented artists and skilled artisans from around the region will be featured. This festival showcases an impressive collection of handmade artwork including pieces of two and three-dimensional art crafted from wood, metal, and glass. 

This event happens: September 28 and 29 in 2024. Learn more

16th Annual Mistletoe Market Fine Arts and Crafts Festival 

Find your one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season while supporting small businesses and the local community! Browse a selection of arts and crafts like jewelry, ceramics, photography, and more at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. 

This event happens: December 7 and 8 in 2024. Learn more


Art Festivals on Jekyll Island 

Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Annual Craft Festival 

Spend the afternoon on Jekyll Island enjoying a juried art show, shopping unique pottery, and experiencing live artist demonstrations with interactive opportunities! There will also be food and bakery items for sale, live music, and a raffle! Don’t miss this free fun-filled event. 

This event happens: Dates TBD for 2025.  

Shrimp and Grits Festival  

The annual Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival is not only a celebration of the delicious fan-favorite dish, Shrimp and Grits but also features an artists' market! Mark your calendar for this festival packed with family-friendly entertainment, live music, and plenty of fresh Georgia shrimp! 

This event happens: October 25 and 26 in 2024. Learn more


Art Festivals in Brunswick  

Blowing bubbles at First Friday in Downtown Brunswick

Brunswick’s First Friday 

Head to Downtown Brunswick on the first Friday of each month for an evening filled with shopping, dining, and exploring! Each month features different unique events and business spotlights. Relish in local food trucks, live music, classic cars, and of course - arts and crafts! 

This event happens: The first Friday of each month in 2024. Learn more

Moxie Spring Pop-Up Market

Head out to Silver Bluff Brewing Company in Downtown Brunswick for a fun night of shopping handmade crafts, food, and of course a pint or two!

This event happens: April 27,2024. Learn more.

Spring into Summer Makers Market 

Enjoy a craft show, family fun, food trucks, and more! Located at the old Ballard Elementary School, this event also features a bounce house and a kid zone. 

This event happens: May 4, 2024. Learn more.  

Crafts Along Newcastle 

Take a stroll along the charming streets of Historic Downtown Brunswick and browse handmade goods from over 30+ local artisans and crafters! When you’re done shopping, delight in downtown dining as you explore the Golden Isles’ port city.  

This event happens: May 18, October 12, November 30, and December 7 in 2024. Learn more

Brunswick Harbor Market 

Held in Mary Ross Waterfront Park twice each month, this market is the perfect stop to support local businesses and buy fresh food, homemade crafts, and other specialties.  

This event happens: First and Third Sundays in 2024. Learn more

Moxie Craft Fest Holiday Market

Get in the holiday shopping mood at this craft festival in Downtown Brunswick! Browse handmade goods that will make the perfect holiday gifts for your friends and family!

This event happens: November 18, 2024.  Learn more

View our calendar to find more Golden Isles events, and to begin planning your trip request a free Golden Isles Visitor Guide