Community Events

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

July

Summer Science is a Blast Lab -Fizz and Pop at the St. Simons Island Library! Students in grades 2-4 are invited to explore the science of chemistry.
Date: Thursday, July 24
Time: 10:30am
Location: St. Simons Library at the St. Simons Casino Building, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons

Summer Classic Movies at The Ritz

  • 7/24 - Annie Hall
  • 7/31 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Dates: Thursdays in July - July 3 - July 31st, 2014
Time: Cartoons and shorts begin at 6:30 pm; screening at 7:00 pm; Box office opens at 5:00 pm
Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Historic Downtown Brunswick
Cost: Only $5/person

 

Summer Kids Show Series

  • 7/22 & 7/24 - The Lego Movie
Dates: Tuesday June 17 through Thursday July 24, 2014
Time: Doors open at 9:15am, movies begin at 10am.
Location: Island Cinemas 7, 44 Cinema Lane, St. Simons
Cost: Admission $1, popcorn and drinks $1.50 each

 

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. at The Island Players - In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the writing of Alice in Wonderland, The Island Players Young Peoples' Summer Workshop will present all of the characters you will recognize in Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Have fun with Alice, the White Rabbit (who is always late), the dancing cards, and the smiling Cheshire Cat. Who could forget the Mad Hatter's tea party, the singing flowers, or the dancing oysters? We celebrate everyone's very merry un-birthday.
Evening Show Dates: July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Matinee Dates: July 19, 20, 26, 27
Times: Evening Shows, box office opens at 7:00pm
Matinees, box office opens at 3:00pm
Cost: Adults: $12.00; Children: (12 years old & under) $8.00
Location: St. Simons Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview, St. Simons

August

Brunswick Actors' Theatre presents "Always a Bridesmaid" - Jones, Hope, and Wooten comedy about four friends who have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what.
Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and September 1,7, 8, 2014
Times: Saturday nights at 8:00pm and on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm. The doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain and reserved seating is available.
Cost: $25. The ticket price includes beverages and desserts.
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Historic Downtown Brunswick

Eco Lecture Series -Join Village Creek Landing on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for an informative Eco Lecture Series! Each month they will have a new guest speaker discussing environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia's Coast. Come early and enjoy cocktails with Village Creek Landing's beautiful marsh view!
Space is limited, so RSVP at VillageCreekLanding.com
Dates: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Time: Bar opens at 5pm, Lecture starts at 6pm
Cost: $10/person (includes your first drink)
Location: Village Creek Landing, 526 S Harrington Road, St. Simons

St. Simons Island Antique Show -Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.
Date: Saturday, August 30th to Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm both days
Location: Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallory Street, St. Simons

A Little Light Music Concert featuring Sensational Sounds of Motown - Sensational Sounds of Motown - Detroit's finest sounds
Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Individual event tickets: $12 per person at the gate. Children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free.
Location: Oceanfront lawn of the St. Simons Lighthouse

September

Brunswick Actors' Theatre presents "Always a Bridesmaid" - Jones, Hope, and Wooten comedy about four friends who have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what.
Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and September 1,7, 8, 2014
Times: Saturday nights at 8:00pm and on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm. The doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain and reserved seating is available.
Cost: $25. The ticket price includes beverages and desserts.
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Historic Downtown Brunswick