Check out the special seasonal events as well as the year-round events going on in the St. Simons Island Community. From festivals, music and workshops to racing events, there is always something happening on St. Simons and the surrounding areas.
Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau- Click here for a full list of events happening in our area.
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Year-Round Events and Activities
Weekend Entertainment at ECHO - Live local entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at ECHO, located inside The King and Prince Resort. Call our concierge at 912-638-3631, ext. 5109 for more information.
First Fridays - The first Friday of every month stroll the streets of downtown Brunswick. Listen to live music inside and outside, and sample food and drinks. Hours are from 5-8PM.
Second Sundays - 1pm to 7pm. This popular family-friendly music event takes place on the second Sunday of each month at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 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!
Art Gallery Exhibits - St. Simons Island - visit GlynnArt.org, LeftBankArtGallery.com or AndersonFineArtGallery.com. Brunswick - visit SoGloGallery.com or GoldenIslesArts.org.
Art Classes with Glynn Art Association - Established in 1953, Glynn Art Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving as the community’s VISUAL ARTS CENTER. It is supported by donations from members, visual artists and patrons. The Glynn Art Association’s mission is to promote and encourage creative expression within our community with an emphasis on the visual arts. The Glynn Art Gallery is located in the “heart” of St. Simons Island at 529 Beachview Drive in the quaint Pier Village on the south end of the Island. Visit www.GlynnArt.org for information on art classes in various media - pottery, drawing, painting, photography, and more. Both children's and adult classes are available year round.
Color Me Happy - Color Me Happy is a family-owned paint-your-own-pottery studio where EVERYONE is an artist! No matter your age or skill level, owners Meghan and Lois will help you create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece with pottery, glass fusing or canvas painting in a relaxing and fun environment. 1426 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Click here for more information.
Golden Isles Music Scene - Click here to learn about local musicians and area performances every night of the week.
Golden Isles Speedway - Waynesville, GA (about a 40-minute drive from the Resort) - a 4/10 mile, high-banked, D-shaped dirt track hosts a regular program featuring Limited Late Model, Super Street, Hobby Stock, E-Mod Modified, and Box Stock divisions, along with Spectator and Powder Puff races. Other special events, including the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing,' also highlight the busy schedule. Click here for more information.
“Shaggin’ at Ziggy’s!”- Golden Isles Shag Club meets on Thursday nights at Ziggy Mahoney's with Beach Music DJ Wayne Bennett. No cover charge. Free Shag lessons with GISC members starting at 7pm with DJ Wayne spinning the best in Beach, Boogie and Blues till 10pm. Doors open at 6pm for food and beverages.
The Island Players - The Island Players is a community theater company, performing in the Casino Building at the Pier Village. They offer four main stage productions each year and a youth workshop in the summer. Call 912-638-0338 for more information or click here.
Brunswick Actors' Theatre - The Brunswick Actors' Theatre (BAT) is a 113 seat theatre that is home to six Art Downtown productions a year. Performances are on Saturday nights at 8 pm and on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. Call 912-280-0023 for more information. 1413 Newcastle Street, Historic Downtown Brunswick.
"Open Mic" Nights - Palm Coast Coffee in the Village. Treat yourself to a great evening under the oaks at Palm Coast, enjoying or performing your best new material. Enjoy coastal Georgia’s best venue for great talent. Mondays. Sign up starts around 8pm - performers start around 8:30pm. Click here for information.
Special and Seasonal Events
Island Treasures - Beginning New Year's Day and continuing through the months of January and February the Jekyll Island Authority hosts "Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique treasure hunting experience on Jekyll Island. The treasures are handcrafted glass floats called Island Treasures.
Dates: January 1st to February 28th, 2015
Cost: Vehicle entry to Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the Pay-In-The-Lane System or the Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island. One Day Parking Pass: $6* (tax included)
Cultural Expressions 2015 - Local and regional African-American artists display their individual work bound in a common theme – a reflection of pride in the many dimensions of their African-American cultural experiences.
Opening receptions, often with the artists themselves, are usually held on First Fridays, unless noted.
Dates: Friday 6th to Saturday 28th, February 2015
The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Location: The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Historic Downtown Brunswick
The Big Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston - The community-wide reading initiative returns in 2015 with Zora Neale Hurstons vibrant and achingly human novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. The 2015 program will take place February 6 to March 7, 2015 and includes discussions, performances, films, art exhibits, and school programs designed to get everyone in the community reading, discussing, and thinking about Zora Neale Hurston and her significant work. Free copies of the novel will be made available to the community as well as copies of the Little and Middle Big Read titles.
Dates: Friday, February 6th to Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Times: Schedule of events will be posted here.