Welcome to St. Simons Island, GA
St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles along Georgia's southern Atlantic coast. Eighteen square miles in size, it is accessible by car via the F.J. Torras Causeway. St. Simons has a wide array of lodging choices ranging from stately hotels to comfy B & B's. Golf resorts, condo rentals and vacation homes round out your choice for a spectacular St. Simons Island vacation. Make sure you bring or rent some bikes to explore, up close, all the beauty the island offers. And being an island, make time for some water sports and quality beach time. The restaurant scene here is packed with great local eateries, many serving fresh local seafood.
* Weather – St. Simons Island's daily average high in May is 82 degrees, perfect for the beach, golf, boating or just relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings of our Islands.
* Upcoming Events in and around St. Simons Island.
May 26th! The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Jazz in the Park features some of the best local and regional jazz musicians. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
May 5th! A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Stringrays, Southern-fried rock and boogie. Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.
May 27th! Annual Memorial Day observance with flyover & patriotic music. Featured speaker, U.S. Marine Major Gen. Larry Taylor. 6:45-8:30 p.m. Neptune Park, St. Simons Island. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island. Free! ssirotary.org.
May 12th! This colorful Portuguese tradition, each Mother’s Day in historic downtown Brunswick, blesses the brightly decorated shrimp boats prior to the start of shrimping season each year. Hand-carved Brazilian Oak statue, with a crown of gold and precious stones, identical to the statue in Fatima, is placed on a carved wooden shoulder carrier and decorated with flowers. Parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church process singing through the park. The Processional begins promptly at 12 noon and lasts about thirty minutes, blessing of the fleet is at 3 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. Mary Ross Waterfront Park. (912) 265-4032.