October 1 – January 31:
St. Simons Island Lighthouse, One of only five surviving light towers in Georgia, the restored lighthouse on St Simons Island, with its original 3rd order Fresnel lens shining 18 miles out to sea, remains a navigational aid for traffic entering St. Simons Sound. (912) 638-4666.
October 1 – December 31:
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY: The Brunswick Bazaar and Farmers Market is open in Brunswick’s Mary Ross Waterfront Park, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Seasonal produce, homemade food products, plants, collectibles and flea market items, jewelry, arts and crafts and more. Bay St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
October 1 – December 31:
Jekyll Island Passport to the Century! Daily guided tram tour of 240-acre historic district includes entry into two cottages. Adults $16, Children 6-12 $7, Free under 6. Jekyll Island Museum (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
October 1 – November 9:
Woodworkers and Georgia Coastal Artists, Exhibition of paintings and woodwork. Opening reception Oct 4, 5-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Mallery St. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
October 1 – 28:
The Fox on the Fairway! Comedy by Ken Ludwig in the style of a British farce, set around a golf tournament. Dessert and coffee included. Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $25. Art Downtown Brunswick Actors Theatre, 1413 Newcastle St., Brunswick (912) 280-0023 or ArtDowntown.net.
October 1 – 3:
Fall Birding at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island! Our experienced naturalists, expert ornithologists will be on-Island leading special birding tours and offering evening presentations. Reservations are required. (888) 733-5774 or LittleSSI.com.
October 4 – 6:
11th Annual Golden Isles Red Trout Celebrity Classic! Participants will enjoy good food, good fishing, and best of all the camaraderie and competition of the special “fraternity” of anglers, guides, and celebrities. Not only will you be participating in one of the very popular Redbone Red Trout fishing events, you will also be helping to “Catch the Cure” for cystic fibrosis. (404) 325-6973.
October 5 – 27:
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents “City of Dreams” Group exhibit featuring artists Lanny Brewster, Jennifer George, Anne Goodstein, David Millman, Rob Nixon, John Sabbe, Lance Sabbe. Opening Reception Friday, October 5, 5–8 p.m. Wed.,-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m., or by appointment. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
October 5, 12, 19, 26:
Folklore, Rumor and Myth! Pass through the old Landmark District at twilight and enter one of the cottages for spine tingling tales that will draw you back through the centuries. Adults $16, Children 6-12 years of age $7. Tour departs from the Jekyll Island Museum, 100 Stable Rd. (912) 635-4036 or Jekyll Island Museum.
October 5 & 6:
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, “Viva Italia”, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Regency Centers, together with Hap & Brooke Stein and Russell & Joannie Newton. Michael Krajewski, conductor. Special guest vocalists Poperazzi take you on a tour of sunny Italy. Hear them sing Italian classics, thrilling arias, Neapolitan songs and more. With tributes to Mario Lanza, Pavarotti, Sinatra and Frankie Valli. Plus, music from The Godfather. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., Jacksonville. Subscriptions and single tickets available. Single tickets: $16–26. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.
First Friday. Downtown Brunswick Promenade from 5-8 p.m. Take a stroll through our beautiful downtown district. Galleries and shops will be open and serving wine & snacks, with live music in the pocket parks. Visit brunswickgeorgia.net.
Literary Guild of St. Simons presents “Summer in Genoa” UK, 2008. Starring Colin Firth. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
October 6 – 7:
St. Simons Island Antique Show! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Pier Village, 529 Beachview Dr. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. Free admission and parking! (912) 264-3254 or stsimonsantiqueshow.com/.
October 6 – 7:
Casablanca! Ritz Radio theater production of the classic World War II romance, live on stage. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $5-$25 depending on age, member status, purchase date. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
Art Market! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fine arts & crafts. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Glynn Art Association Antique Roadshow! Antiques appraised for $15 per item, maximum 4 items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Glynn Art Gallery, 529 Mallery St. (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
Cover the Town With Sound Jacksonville Symphony Ensemble, at 3 p.m. A free concert series featuring small groups of Jacksonville Symphony musicians performing in community venues throughout the area. Palms Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville Beach. Admission is Free. (904) 354-5547 or JaxSymphony.org.
Literary Guild of St. Simons presents “Ondine” Ireland, 2009. Starring Colin Farrell. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents Cinema Gourmet “Citizen Kane” social evening with gourmet treats from Indigo Coastal Shanty, presentation by film historian Rob Nixon, screening of Orson Welles’ landmark 1941 film. 6:30 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre, Downtown Brunswick. Tickets $15. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.
October 12 – 26:
Sentiments of Coastal Georgia, New work of marshes & waterways by painter Janet Powers. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Left Bank Art Gallery, 3600 Frederica Rd. (912) 638-3017 or leftbankartgallery.com.
October 13 – 14:
Glynn Art In The Park! 43rd Annual FINE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL! New to the Fall Festival this year is live music both days under the oak trees. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Postell Park in the Pier Village, St. Simons Island. Call (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnart.org.
Community Beach Sweep! Great service project for schools, youth organization, clubs, church groups and more! Coordinated by, St. Simons Island/Seas Island Council. Coast Guard Station, St. Simons Island, 9-10 a.m. Gloves, trashbags and water provided! Contact Fred Zeh to volunteer today! email@example.com.
October 15 – 21:
McGladrey Classic PGA Tournament at Seaside Golf Course! (912) 634-3266 or mcgladreyclassic.com.
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Concert. Music from the film Shindler’s List (Luis Haza, solo violinist), Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel, Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Opus 67. 8 p.m. Adults $25, Students $5. Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick. (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
Meet the McGladrey Pros! Benefiting children’s charities. 5-7 p.m. at King and Prince Beach Resort. $65 includes hors d’oeuvres, drink, one good-any-day ticket to McGladrey Classic. St. Simons Island Rotary Club, (912) 634-0255 or mcgladreyclassic.com.
Gary Allan Concert during the McGladrey Classic presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, 7:30 p.m. Live Under the Oaks. For ticket information click HERE.
Chef’s Demonstration at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. “German Oktoberfest”. As the chef shows how to prepare two courses and the accompaniments, questions and comments are welcomed from the audience. The relaxed atmosphere gives guests an opportunity to learn how to prepare and present delicious fare and to exchange ideas with the chef and each other. The chef provides a very generous tasting of each course, a glass of wine that compliments each meal and printed, easy-to-follow recipes. Come with an appetite! 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. (912) 635-2600 or visit jekyllclub.com.
October 18 – 20:
Book Sale sponsored by Literary Guild of St. Simons! Used books in good condition/low prices. Thursday, 3-7 p.m. ($10, Guild members free), Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Casino Atrium, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org.
October 19 – November 4:
The Island Players – a community theatre located in the Casino Building at the Pier Village. “Cabaret” A Musical by Christopher Isherwood, Director, Joan Harris. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are coming to power, the seedy Kit Kat Club is the focus of the action. The story revolves around the cabaret performer, Sally Bowles and her relationship with an American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, who is seeking inspiration for a novel. Adding to the ambiance of the club is the Emcee, the cabaret girls and Fraulein Schneider, the boardinghouse owner. Songs by Kander and Ebb include Cabaret, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, and The Money Story. 8 p.m. General admission $20, College Student with College ID $10, Students 18 or younger $5. (912) 638-0338 or visit theislandplayers.com.
12th Annual International Night Out! The International Night Out is a fabulous evening of fine international cuisine, wine, music & dancing, all to benefit the International Seafarers’ Center, a local nonprofit ministry. 6-9:30 p.m. So come on out and have a great time, all to benefit a great ministry! (912) 267-0631 or visit seafarercenter.org.
Rhythm on the River outdoor concert! Bring blanket, chairs, picnic basket and favorite beverage. 6–8 p.m. Queen Square, Newcastle & Mansfield Streets, Brunswick. $10, kids under 16 free. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.
Archaeology on the Lower Altamaha, The Elizafield and Evelyn Plantation Sites. Dr. Kevin Kiernan will present an update on recent excavations and research into the early dwellers along the lower Altamaha. A reception will follow. 3-5 p.m. Non-members, $20; Members, $15. Ashantilly Center, Darien, GA 1.5 miles out GA Hwy. 99. (912) 437-4473 or (912) 230-6962 or ashantilly.org.
October 24 – 26:
Georgia Florida Golf Classic. Join the largest golf tournament in Bulldawg Nation. The Georgia-Florida tradition attracts fans from across the country to defend the reputation of thier favorite team. Golf is played the Thursday and Friday before the Georgia-Florida Football Game. October 24th, 7 – 11 p.m. October 25th & 26th, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. Other activities include cocktail parties, oyster roasts, putting contests and more. Tournament Entry Fee, $270 – $300. Parking Fee $5. For more information, (877) 453-5955 or visit Georgia-Florida Golf Classic.
“A New York State of Mind” An evening of theater and epicurean delights! Gourmet dinner at Glynn Arts Center followed by an evening with the Island Players featuring “Cabaret”. 529 Beachview Dr. Glynn Art Association, (912) 638-8770 or glynnart.org.
“Show Your Team Spirit Night” at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge! Wear your favorite team colors and receice a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entree’s. Live Entertainment with Ambrosius, 7-10 p.m. Happy Hour All Night! 935 Beachview Dr. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.
Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Ziggy’s, 206 Village Retreat. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber members, $5, non-members, $7. Great door prizes, networking, food and fun! (912) 265-0620 or bgicoc.com.
Evening in Redfern Village – Halloween! 5 p.m. Enjoy an evening stroll under the Oaks of Redfern! Shops will stay open so stop in! Come relax and enjoy!
UGA Alumni Oyster Roast & Brew Cruise! 5 to 8 p.m. Great Dunes Park will become headquarters for UGA Alumni and fans at the third annual UGA Alumni Oyster Roast. True Bulldogs can relax with delicious oysters, live music, cold beverages, and beach breezes. Hosted in conjunction with the UGA Alumni Association, this Friday afternoon gathering is the perfect way to show your alma mater team spirit before the Saturday football showdown. (912) 635-3636.
5th Annaul Community Beach Sweep! 7:30-9:30 a.m. Come help keep St. Simons Island beaches clean on GA/FL football weekend! Meet at the old Coast Guard Station public beach boardwalk crossover. Civic groups! Businesses! Individuals! Church groups! Youth Groups! Everyone is invited! Bags and gloves will be provided — we just need VOLUNTEERS!! Come be a part of this good clean fun! (912) 279-1490.
Octoberfest at St. James Lutheran Church, 2229 Starling St., from 1-5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit SHARE, the Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Enterprises of Coastal GA. Attractions will include: bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans, German potato salad & drink; hot dogs, chips & drink for children; games and crafts; raffle and sale of small items; and a silent auction in the SHARE building (behind the park). (912) 265-6814 or stjameslutheranbrunswick.org.
October 28 – 30:
Auditions for Play On! The hilarious story of a theater group desperately trying to perform a play, Murder Most Foul, despite the maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script even though the show opens in four days. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. Island Players, (912) 638-0338 or theislandplayers.com.
October 29 – November 1:
“EUGENIA PRICE” A Masterful Storyteller and an Award Winning New York Times Best-Selling Author at Epworth By The Sea. Book Discussions and Daily Meditations selected from the author’s spiritual enrichment books. (912) 638-8688 or visit epworthbythesea.org.
Literary Guild of St. Simons presents “The American” US, 2010. Starring George Clooney. 7 p.m. Casino Theatre, 530 Beachview Dr. (912) 289-7357 or litguildssi.org
“Fright Night Flashback” Halloween Bash at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, 935 Beachview Dr. 6-10 p.m. Live DJ, Spinning your favorite ghoulish tunes. Come dressed in your favorite decade, themed costume for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy frightening food and drink specials all night. (912) 291-4300 or therooftopssi.com.