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 noon-1 p.m. Mon.,-Sat. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org.
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum, trails, guided tour of plantation house. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth. 5556 US HWY 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525. (912) 264-7333 for more information.
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.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour takes a frightening step back into history when you visit spooky island graveyards and hear stories of Mary the Wanderer, the island’s lighthouse, and more haunted lore from within the Golden Isles. All aboard… if you dare! Trolley departs at 8:45 p.m. at the St. Simons Island Village Fishing Pier and boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. $15 for adults, $7 for children, and under three years ride for free. Private bookings are reserved for 9:45 p.m. (912) 638-3333 or lighthousetrolleys.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 $30. 6 Classes for members $135. 6 Classes for non-members $150. Clay $25 for 25 lbs. All other supplies are provided in the studio. For more information, Glynn Visual Art, 106 Island Drive, ask for Debbie Craig, (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
Friday & Saturday Nights:
The Ghost Walk of St. Simons is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the island’s very spirited history as you are guided through the dark streets and passageways by your very own tour guide. Flashlights are recommended. The walk is 90 minutes and tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12. Tours begin at 9 p.m. in the Pier Village. (912) 638-2756.
Friday & Saturday Nights:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation! Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on Friday and Saturday nights this fall. Stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees and hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked there, in both slavery and freedom. About 1½ hours and ½ mile in length. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person. Pre-paid reservations save $5 per person. Located at intersection of US 17 and GA 99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
Folklore, Rumor & 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. Reservations required. Begins at 7 p.m. Adults, $15. Children under 15, $7. 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-4036 or jekyllisland.com.
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 $20. 6 Classes for members $100. 6 Classes for non-members $110. Clay $13 for 12 lbs. For more information, Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-8770 or visit glynnvisualarts.org.
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!
Come to the Goodyear Cottage, located at 321 Riverview Dr., to see the painting works of Greg Barnes and the pottery works of Andy Palmer, as part of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. Daily 12-4 p.m. (912) 635-3920.
Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Bernstein and Beethoven! Experience the Worlds of Bernstein and Beethoven – two giants of their eras who have given us timeless, unforgettable music. The concert opens with Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, his 1956 operetta about the misadventures of Candide and his sweetheart, Cunegonde. The music is lyrical, playful, and vivid featuring fast-paced woodwinds, a lush section led by violas, and showy horns. Symphony Dances from West Side Story, Bernstein’s enduring Broadway Musical, will close out the first half of our concert. The show’s sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social themes marked a turning point in American musical theater. A truly “American” sound, it reflects influences of classical, jazz, and popular styles of music. The familiar opening motif of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor begins the second half of our concert. The symphony was written in 1804-08, a time when Beethoven was beginning his move from the Classical to Romantic Period, and it shows influences from both. The 5th has a stormy, heroic mood including a foreboding, yet triumphant sonata form before moving on to variations on two themes, a lighter scherzo section, and a blazing finale. 8 p.m. Brunswick High School Auditorium, 3885 Altama Ave. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information (912) 634-2006 or coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.
Southern Soul BBQ Presents Firebox!
Pitmaster Dinner, October 4, 7:30-10 p.m. The boozy BBQ kickoff event to the weekend’s FIREBOX festivities. This year, we welcome celebrated Chef Benjamin Dennis out of Charleston, SC. Chef Dennis will join us in the kitchen and smokehouse as we put out a spread that pairs up perfectly with Wild Heaven Beer’s taps and the Virgil Kaine bourbon portfolio. On the beverage tip, joining us for the fifth consecutive year, is Sarah Young with the award-winning Wild Heaven Beer out of Avondale Estates, GA, and returning for the third year, Mr. David Szlam, proprietor of the outstanding Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co., purveyors of fine bourbons and rye.
Firebox Oyster Cracker, October 5, 7-11 p.m. Grab an oyster knife and prepare to start cracking open all-you-can-shuck-and-eat briny, local McIntosh fire-roasted oysters, the gold standard in the Golden Isles for oyster roasts. Our friends at Piedmont Brewing have brewed a traditional oyster stout specially for the occasion and the Pitmasters are cooking up some smoky seafood dishes as well. Pass the saltines and cocktail sauce and start crackin’! This brand-new event will be hosted by Sea Island Forge and Piedmont Brewing.
Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys, October 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. New this year to Firebox is “Back in The Day on The Bluff: Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys”. Rise & Shine with the Pitmasters and Cheryl & Griff Day from Savannah’s Back In The Day Bakery. Good morning homemade buttermilk biscuits with pulled pork, house-made sausages, jams, jellies and other surprises in front of the fire with fresh, hot coffee drinks from Wake Up Coffee and a Bloody Mary bar stocked and served by Food For The Southern Soul, the team behind Mr. Jimmy’s Pick-Me-Up Bloody Mary Mix.
Pit Class: Day Smoking, October 6, 1-5 p.m. Pit Class: Day Smoking brings you the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting mid-day class. Enjoy seasoning, sauces and special tips from the best in the BBQ business. Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners.
Firebox BBQ on the Bluff, October 6, 7-10 p.m. The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff. While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning spirits, craft beer and wine while strolling the historical grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber. The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier. 100 Arthur J. Moore Dr., Next to Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island. https://ssbbqfirebox.com/.
October 5, 12, 19 & 26:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation at 6:30 p.m. Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation on select nights this summer. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house. As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden 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 ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. 5556 US Highway 17N, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. $15. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit, GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
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. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission and parking! (912) 267-7822 or stsimonsantiques.com.
Coast Fest 2018! Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Regional headquarters on Saturday, from 10 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time. CoastFest 2018 will offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation. And don’t miss the ‘Family Fun Follies’ when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. At CoastFest 2018 you can put your hands into the touch tanks, learn boating safety, learn to kayak, take part in living history demonstrations, watch cannon firings, see the CoastFest student art contest entries, hold live snakes or an alligator, learn about oyster habitat restoration, try your hand at archery, tour the US Coast Guard boats, walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf and much, much more! Coastfest is located at the Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick at One Conservation Way on Highway 17 South (just north of the Sidney Lanier Bridge) and is made possible by the Georgia Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more CoastFest information call DNR/CRD at (912) 264-7218 or check out the CoastFest Facebook page.
Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2018, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark, 210 South Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. undertheoaksrun.com or (912) 634-8177.
Rhythm on the River – The Blind Spots! Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick. (912) 265-4032 or http://discoverbrunswick.com/events/rhythm-on-the-river.html.
Autumn Adventures 2 Island Hopping! Sapelo, Amelia and Cumberland Islands! An Event for Older Adults. EXPLORE WITH US: Spend a day on Sapelo Island, a National Estuarine Research Reserve and the 4th largest of Georgia’s chain of barrier islands. The Amelia Island Museum of History will offer the “Golden Era of Amelia Island” guided walking tour of Fernandina Beach’s historic north end. Your private charter tour is a blend of history and nature, including a trip up Beach Creek with a beautiful view of the salt marshes and bird life of Cumberland Island.
Space is limited for your comfort. Early reservations advised. Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. Online registration available at www.epworthbythesea.org or call (912) 638-8688.
The Georgia Chapter of the Marty Lyons Foundation is proud to host the 6th Annual High Tide Golf Classic Pine Lake Golf Course, 322 Captain Wylly Rd., on Jekyll Island. Register your team, or take out a sponsorship today! Go to the High Tide Classic Website: HighTideClassic.com. Tee-Off time will be 6 Hours before the Georgia @ LSU Game. For more information, go to the Facebook page.
Bash at the Beach Tailgate Party, Hosted by The Marty Lyons Foundation Georgia Chapter will take place at Jekyll Island State Park Authority Museum and Historic District on Saturday, October 13 at 3–11 p.m. Watch the Georgia vs. LSU game. $25 for all-you-can-eat and drink! Auctions, raffles prizes and more! For more information, go to the Facebook page.
October 19 & 26:
“Folklore, Rumor & Myth” Campfire talks and lantern-lit walks are the highlight of these evening storytelling adventures. Follow your guide through the Old Landmark District from 7-8 p.m. for a little bit of local folklore by firelight, and then enter one of the gilded age cottages for more spine-tingling tales as darkness falls. Departs from The Infirmary, 101 Old Plantation Rd., Jekyll Island. For reservations, call (912) 635-4036. Cost: $20 Adults, $7 Children 7-15, Free under 6.
Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 5556 US Highway 17N, located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit, GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
Georgia – Florida Golf Classic! Pre-game for the SEC college football showdown between the red & black and orange & blue on Jekyll Island. This decades-long tradition is the Georgia-Florida rivalry itself. Become part of the tradition of mixing golf, food, and fun at the 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. Cost: $220 per player. Tournament Packages and Tournament Add-Ons with Tailgate Party & Low Country Boil and Georgia-Florida Weekend Casino Night available. https://www.jekyllisland.com/signatureevents/georgia-florida-golf-classic/ or (912) 635-2368.
Kick off your Halloween with a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Turtleween! It ‘s a day of family fun, featuring games, activities, and cool critters. Visit the sea turtle patients and see if you can figure out the creative costumes of GSTC staff! Cost is included with general admission into the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. 214 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island. georgiaseaturtlecenter.org or (912) 635-4444.
Goblins on the Green! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the Village shops from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. Then settle in with your blanket and chairs to watch “Coco” on the Village Green starting at 7 p.m. Store hours may vary. Event is free. Jekyll Island Beach Village, Beach Village Trail. (912) 635.3636
Jekyll Island Movie on the Green: “Coco,” 7 p.m. The Jekyll Island Authority has a brand-new line-up of movies for 2018! Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green in the Beach Village and take part in pre-movie festivities. Please be mindful as show times vary throughout the year. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops. Jekyll Island Beach Village, 75 Beachview Dr. N. (912) 635-3636.