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.

October, 2014 ECHO Entertainment schedule:

  • Friday, October 3rd - Robby Schenk, 6 - 9pm
  • Friday, October 10th - TriAge, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday, October 11th - Three of Us, 6 -  9pm
  • Friday, October 17th - Sheila Tyson, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday, October 18th - Michael Brown, 6 - 9pm
  • Friday, October 24th - Stingrays, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday, October 25th - Three of Us, 6 - 9pm
  • Friday, October 31st - DeFunk, 6 - 9pm
  • Saturday, November 1st - Kellie Parr, 6 - 9pm

 

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

October

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours - Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.
Date: Every Friday from October 3rd to October 31st, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $15 per person
Location: Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Visitor Center, 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick

Brunswick Actors Theatre presents Walter Cronkite is Dead, by Joe Calarco - A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award
Date: October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and November 1, 2, 2014
Cost: $25 per person. Ticket price incudes desserts by Daddy Cate's Coffees, beverages, and Cookies by Sandy
Reservations: Reservation hotline, 912-280-0023, or book on the website - http://www.soglogallery.com/#!shop2/c65b
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick

The Island Players present, Shrek the Musical - Set in a mythical "once upon a time" sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre. Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!  Script & lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori
Dates: Friday, October 17th to Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Times: October 17-18, 23-25, 30-31, November 1 at 8pm; October 19, 26 & November 2 matinees at 3pm
Cost: Box Office ticket sales open 10 minutes prior to start of show. Tickets $20 for adults; $10 for college students with ID; $10 for active military; $5 for students 18 & under at the box office.
Location: Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons

The McGladrey Classic 2014- The 2014 event is scheduled for October 20 - 26 at Sea Island Golf Club on the par 70 – 7,055 yard Seaside course which TOUR players ranked as their 15th favorite course to play.
In just its first four years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 1.8 million dollars for children and family charities.
The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey.
Date: October 20th to 26th, 2014
Tickets and other information: Visit www.McgladreyClassic.com
Location: Sea Island Golf Club, 100 Retreat Road, St. Simons

4th Annual Meet the McGladrey Pros- Hosted by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island, in partnership with Nalley Auto and the Davis Love Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children’s charities. Festivities will begin with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres; guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with PGA tour professionals. The evening’s highlight will be an informal Press Conference with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Golf Channel reporter, columnist and golf industry veteran Matt Adams interviewing the celebrity golfers. Silent Auction and 50/50 Cash Raffle.
Date: October 20th, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Tickets $65 per person, includes one (1) good-any-day pass for the 2014 McGladrey Classic
Location: The King and Prince Resort, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons

3rd Annual Wiffle Ball Classic- Bring the family and enjoy a friendly game of Wiffle Ball between PGA TOUR players, their wives, and local youth.
Date: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 (All day)
Cost: Free
Location: Frederica Academy Baseball Field, St. Simons

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, October 21st, 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

The McGladrey Classic | Darius Rucker "Live Under the Oaks"- Platinum-selling and 2014 Grammy Country Single of the Year winner Darius Rucker will perform in the Golden Isles this October as part of The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup Event hosted by Davis Love III. Rucker will entertain fans with a concert Wednesday evening, October 22 “Live Under the Oaks” at Sea Island Golf Club.
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Adult tickets are $50. Youth (age 17 and under) tickets are available for $25; A limited number of VIP concert tickets are available with the purchase of hospitality packages only. Please contact John McKenzie at 912.634.3268 for additional information
Location: The Lodge at Sea Island, 100 Retreat Ave, St. Simons

November

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, November 1st to Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm both days
Location: Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallory Street, St. Simons 

Brunswick Actors Theatre presents Walter Cronkite is Dead, by Joe Calarco - A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award
Date: October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and November 1, 2, 2014
Cost: $25 per person. Ticket price incudes desserts by Daddy Cate's Coffees, beverages, and Cookies by Sandy
Reservations: Reservation hotline, 912-280-0023, or book on the website - http://www.soglogallery.com/#!shop2/c65b
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick

Holiday Open House - Join us for a glass of wine and see what’s new for the holidays. Holiday décor will be available for purchase, as well as a world of new gift merchandise, so bring your shopping list!
Date: Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museum Store, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons

History Tours at Cannon's Point Preserve - The Coastal Georgia Historical Society has partnered with the St. Simons Land Trust to offer history tours of Cannon's Point Preserve November 18, 25; December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 and 19. These personalized tours will provide an overview of the history of Cannon's Point with emphasis on the 19th century. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook, who serves on the Cannon's Point History Task Force, will be leading tour groups limited to 16. Participants will receive an in-depth interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon's Point during the plantation period.
Pre-registration is required by visiting saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Dates: Tuesday, November 18th to Friday, December 19th, 2014
Time: 9:15am - 12:30pm
Cost: $95 per person; Pre-registration is required by visiting saintsimonslighthouse.org. Location: Meet at A.W. Jones Heritage Center, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons

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, November 18th, 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

Brunswick Actors Theatre presents Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Ken Ludwig - A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!.”- Maryland TheatreGuide.
The wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the holiday season!
Dates: November 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and December 6, 7, 13 14, 2014
Cost: $25 per person. Ticket price incudes desserts by Daddy Cate's Coffees, beverages, and Cookies by Sandy
Reservations: Reservation hotline, 912-280-0023, or book on the website - http://www.soglogallery.com/#!shop2/c65b
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick

December

Brunswick Actors Theatre presents Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Ken Ludwig - A grand Christmas adventure, filled with schemes, confrontations, mistaken identities, bravery, and all things naughty and nice!.”- Maryland TheatreGuide.
The wild holiday adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer, on their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the holiday season!
Dates: November 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and December 6, 7, 13 14, 2014
Cost: $25 per person. Ticket price incudes desserts by Daddy Cate's Coffees, beverages, and Cookies by Sandy
Reservations: Reservation hotline, 912-280-0023, or book on the website - http://www.soglogallery.com/#!shop2/c65b
Location: Art Downtown SoGlo Gallery, 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick

Benefit Weekend Concert | Featuring Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett - Wainwright Foundation inaugural Benefit Weekend winds up with a concert featuring country music superstars Dierks Bentley and Rhett Akins, with special guest Thomas Rhett.
This event will take place at the Glynn County Stadium in Brunswick. More details to come.
Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm, gates open at 4:00pm
Tickets are being sold by the 56 organizations selected by the Adam and Jenny Wainwright Family Foundation to receive 50% of the concert proceeds. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
Location: Glynn County Stadium, 2747 4th Street, 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, December 16th, 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