Jazz in the Park

Sam Rodriquez Latin Jazz! A wide range of lively rhythms showcasing the African heriatge in modern Latin sounds. Planned for high tide evenings (for maximum breeze and comfort!), the concerts bring residents and tourists alike to the lawn of St. Simons Island Lighthouse for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. All concerts are from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for kids under 6. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on, a picnic summer, your favorite beverage – and of course, all your friends for the high-tide event that’s become a Golden Isles tradition. For more information, 912-262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org.

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Gulf Fritillary Butterflies

Throughout most of the year on St. Simons Island, butterflies can be seen gathering nectar or flying along roadsides and waters’ edges. The fall in particular is a great time to spot butterflies along their migrations. These beautiful creatures come in a spectacular range of colors and the gulf fritillary is no exception, with its bright orange wings and […]

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Exploring Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Until the Civil War, coastal Georgia and South Carolina thrived as the country’s premiere rice growing region. Many of the South’s great rice plantations were destroyed during the Civil War, but a few still stand today. Located between Darien and Brunswick, Georgia, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation offers a fascinating window into the Lowcountry’s 19th-century rice culture. Situated […]

What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]