Georgia Sea Turtle Center! The Center is open to the general public and offers an interactive Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion with a number of view-able sea turtle patients. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital for ill and injured sea turtles. We are the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia. $7 for adults (13+ years). $6 for Seniors (65+ years). $5 for children (4-12 years). FREE for children 3 and under. $6 for Active Duty Military Personnel, College Students and Teachers (ID required). Prices include tax. Visitors under 16 years old must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. In accordance with State Health Department regulations, all swimsuits must be covered. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. During the months of December, January, and February, we are closed on Mondays. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We are open on Thanksgiving Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 214 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4444 or georgiaseaturtlecenter.org.
Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museums, Galleries, Exhibits, Lighthouse tower and Maritime Center Watch tower are open Mon., thru Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Last climb is at 4:30 p.m. The Maritime Museum closes from 12 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Art Classes and Workshops. All media, ages, and experience levels; various times and prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Art Classes. All ages and levels. Various times and prices. 1413 Newcastle St. (912) 262-0628 or artdowntown.net.
Art Classes. Oils, acrylics, pottery. Weekly. 404 Northway, Darien. (912) 437-7711 or mcintoshartassociation.com.
Photography Classes. Basics, digital, iPhone, Photoshop, etc. Led by Barbara Marie Kraus. Various dates, times, prices. 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Explore the beach from the edge of the dunes to the low tide. Learn about sea shells, critters living above and below the sand, pull a small seine net through the shallows and see who swims just below the surface! Step into the salt marsh, get to know the fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, & native plants along with their incredible adaptations for survival. The marsh is easily accessible by way of the hard packed high marsh zone. Georgia Beach Walk Nature Tours for times and reservations (912) 266-2473.
Tours of Ashantilly Center! Schedule tour appointments or meetings on available times. Donations accepted for renovation. Ashantilly Center, Hwy. 99, Darien. (912) 437-4473 or (912) 230-6962 or ashantilly.org.
Multi-Media Self-Guided Tour! Extensive archive of photos, oral histories, diaries, home-movie footage of Jekyll Island Club history. Includes walking guide map, interactive multi-media device. $8 rental. Daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jekyll Island Museum, Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
Passport to the Century guided tram tour of 240-acre historic district, includes entry into two cottages. Adults $16, Children 6-12, $7, Free under 6. Daily. Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Old Village Blvd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
Nature Walks! Wildlife and nature guides explain Jekyll Island’s fascinating beach, marshes, dunes and maritime forest during year-round tours. Tidelands Nature Center, 100 Riverview Dr. (912) 635-5032 or tidelands4h.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Brunswick Farmer’s Market at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 1530 Newcastle St. 8 a.m.-dark. (912) 262-6665 or brunswickfarmersmarket.com.
Rotary Club of St. Simons Island meets at 1 p.m., at the Sea Palms Convention Center, 5445 Frederica Rd. ssirotary.org.
Storytime Stories and craft projects for younger children. 10:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 208 Gloucester St. (912) 267-1212 or trrl.org.
Eco-Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing, 6 p.m. Each month a new guest speaker will discuss environmentally focused topics specifically geared to preserving Georgia’s Coast. Come early and enjoy cocktails with Village Creek Landing’s beautiful marsh view! $10 per person (includes your first drink), Space is limited, so RSVP at VillageCreekLanding.com or (912) 399-0063.
Seaside Dance Association, Dance Instruction/Practice Social and ballroom dance. Beginners 7 p.m. Advanced 8:15 p.m. $5 members, $8 non-members. St. Simons Elementary School cafeteria, 805 Ocean Blvd. For more information, (912) 634-9527.
Adult Pottery Classes, 9-11:30 a.m. & 6-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Class $27. 6 Classes for members $130. 6 Classes for non-members $145. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr., ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
Summer Classic Movies at The Ritz Theatre. A good old fashioned fun every Thursday in July! 1530 Newcastle St, Brunswick. (912) 262-6934.
Monthly Bike Events Hosted by St. Simons Land Trust Ambassadors. Events take place on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and routes begin and finish at the happy hour destination and will be a leisurely couple mile ride. goldenisles.com/event/monthly-bike-events-hosted-st-simons-land-trust-ambassadors.
Our Legacy Preserved! Interpreters escort small groups through the historic district for an intimate look at efforts to preserve the stories of the people of Jekyll Island Club. 2 p.m. $35, children 7-15 $15, children 6 & under free. Reservations required. The Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
Visit the shops, galleries, restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick; art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. 5-8 p.m. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Kids Pottery Classes, 10-11:30 a.m. Drop-in class $18. 6 Classes for members $95. 6 Classes for non-members $105. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Art, 529 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
First & Third Saturdays:
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy live music while picking up fresh, local produce and products from local farmers for true farm-to-table living. 10 Main Street, Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.
East River Arts Market! This exciting new market will showcase unique and artistically designed merchandise and artwork at the Brunswick Farmers Market Pavilion on the second Saturday of each summer month, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Browse through a diverse array of arts, crafts, distinctive food, specialty items and more!
Second and Fourth Saturdays:
The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island. This event is held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.
Second Sunday Benefit Concert. This popular family-friendly music event takes place at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island. 1-7 p.m. 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!
The Neptune Park Fun Zone is the place to putt, plunge and play on St. Simons Island. The whole family will enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course. Open year round, the golf course offers fun for groups of any size ($7 per round, discounts available for large groups). Cool off this summer at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool ($7/day, open during spring & summer seasons). There is something for everyone, including a wading pool and water gym for the kids, lap lanes, and zero-entry access. All areas are constantly monitored by American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. Since a day at the pool works up an appetite, enjoy refreshments from our on-site concession stand while lounging poolside under an umbrella. Kids will love our state-of-the-art playground with swings, slides and much more. There are benches alongside for parents to watch the fun. There is no admission fee for the playground. 550 Beachview Dr. (912) 279-2836 or Neptune Park Fun Zone.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island, 210 South Riverview Dr., with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area. The rides and attractions at Summer Waves are super cool! Plan your fun filled day with relaxing laps around Turtle Creek, riding the waves of the Frantic Atlantic, or high speed thrills down Pirate’s Passage. Anything you choose to do will be a splashtacular good time! (912) 635-2074 or Summer Waves Water Park.
The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 4th. Arts & Craft Shows, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show, features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more! Fireworks, the fireworks display begins at 9 p.m. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show. Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k race starts at 8 a.m. Start/Finish/Registration for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: 6-7:15 a.m., Mallery Park, St. Simons Island. The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways. 532 Beachview Dr., Pier Village. (912) 262-0628 or soglogallery.com.
A Little Light Music Concert featuring Still Cruzin’! Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert. 610 Beachview Drive. (912) 634-7090 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.
Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Thunderbird! Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE! (912) 265-4032 or discoverbrunswick.com/events/rhythm-on-the-river.html.
UGA Accidentals Concert! Lighten up your extended fourth of July weekend and plan to join the University of Georgia’s a capella group, the Accidentals, for a evening concert July 3rd in the Morgan Center, 371 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $15. jekyllclub.com/event/uga-accidentals-concert.
Join the fun on Jekyll Island this 4th of July! Independence Day Parade, 9 a.m. The parade begins at the Jekyll Island Museum and passes through the historic district. Awards will take place following the parade. Participation in the parade is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Fireworks, 9 p.m. at Great Dunes Golf Course. Best viewing areas will be at Great Dunes Park. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com/signatureevents/4th-of-july-on-jekyll-island.
Brunswick’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! Bring the kids, tell your friends and neighbors, sharpen up your old-timey game skills! It’s time once again for the entire community to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun, fanfare, and fireworks. Brunswick’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration takes place in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick starting at 7 p.m. There will be free watermelon slices for everyone, music in the air, and plenty of old-fashioned games like sack races, water balloon tossing, and hula hoop contests, along with fun prizes for the winners. Then at dark, a spectacular fireworks display explodes over the East River to the strains of patriotic music. It’s a wonderful, free event the community looks forward to every year, brought to you by the City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. (912) 262-6934.
Join us at the St. Simons Casino, 550 Beachview Dr., for the Summer Movie Series, Frozen. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Admission, $1.00 per person per showing. (912) 554-7780 or glynncounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/53688.
Jekyll Island Movie on the Green, Caddyshack! Bring your family and friends, along with blankets or chairs down to the Jekyll Island Golf Club, at 8:30 p.m. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.
Sounds by the Sea Featuring Pier Pressure, Neptune Park, St. Simons Pier Village! Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 6 years old get in free. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
The Farmers Market at Sea Island! 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA. Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit southerngrown.com.
Join us at the St. Simons Casino, 550 Beachview Dr., for the Summer Movie Series, Aladdin. Watch your favorite family movies on the big screen. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Show times: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Admission, $1.00 per person per showing. (912) 554-7780 or glynncounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/53688.