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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia Sea Islands Festival! The Georgia Sea Islands Festival has been held annually on St. Simons Island for over 40 years! The Georgia Sea Islands Festival is FREE and filled with entertainment. The purpose of the festival is to promote the culture and history of African Americans of the Coastal Barrier Islands. Special performance by the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters – one of the top performing artists of the Geechee Gullah culture. Live entertainment showcasing Smooth Journey, Sheila Tyson, Shy’Keira Mangram, Ajamu Mutima, and many more. Vendors will offer a variety of Arts & Crafts. Food including seafood and non-seafood with menu items ranging from the exotic to the familiar. Bring your lawn chair and relax under the large oak trees. It is sure to be filled with great music, tantalizing food, and fun for the whole family. Gascoigne Bluff Park from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For further information about the Annual Georgia Sea Islands Festival, contact the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition by phone at (912) 634-0330 or by email [email protected] or www.ssiheritagecoalition.org.
Grab an inner tube and watch “Jaws” from the Frantic Atlantic wave pool. This evening of cinematic fun is a great way to stay cool on a hot summer night! Free movie with the purchase of a Night Splash ticket, $15 + tax. Night Splash tickets are effective beginning at 4 p.m. All water attractions – except for Frantic Atlantic wave pool – will close at 8 p.m. The entire park will close following the movie. Summer Waves Water Park, 210 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island.
Enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. The Village Green will come alive with The Golden Isles Strummers. Sing along, cut a rug, or simply enjoy these talented artists while you shop or dine in the Beach Village. Bring a beach blanket or chair and you’ll have the best seat in the house. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jekyll Island Beach Village, 75 Beachview Dr. N., Jekyll Island. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.
Junior Ranger Saturdays! Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site’s Junior Ranger program is a great way for kids age 6–12 to have fun and learn more about Georgia’s special natural and historical resources. On select Saturday mornings throughout the summer a ranger will guide participants through sections of Hofwyl’s new Junior Ranger book. Those completing all sections of the book will receive a Junior Ranger badge. 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Participants will learn about rice growth at Hofwyl, the ante-bellum plantation house, trees, marshes and many other aspects of our areas natural and cultural heritage. Regular admission, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 17). Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, 5556 US Highway 17N (located at intersection of US17 and GA99, one mile east of I-95 exit 42) Brunswick, GA 31525. Call (912) 264-7333 for reservations and more information or email [email protected].
Rhythm on the River – Micahlan Boney! Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission, FREE! (912) 265-4032 or http://discoverbrunswick.com/events/rhythm-on-the-river.html.
June 3-7, 10-14, 17-22, 24-28:
Calling all junior scientists, marine biologists, conservationists, and sea turtle enthusiasts! The Georgia Sea Turtle Center(GSTC) invites campers to enjoy fun-in-the-sun activities, field-based adventures, and unforgettable sea turtles. Each day will focus on turtle biology, conservation, and the threats these animals face. Campers will explore the many habitats of Jekyll Island: freshwater ponds, maritime forest, tidal marshlands and to the beach, accompanied by the myriad of turtle species and wildlife found in coastal Georgia. Campers will interact daily with GSTC staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members during this unique week of learning and adventure. Come experience this unique program and learn how you can protect our natural resources, save a species, and make a difference! Sea Turtle Camp includes 20 hours of instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park during camp, daily lunch provided by Larry’s Giant Subs, one reusable water bottle, one official camp shirt, and a commemorative pin. $280 + tax per child. Additional camp shirts may be purchased separately and will be available upon camp check-in. A 10% discount will be offered for each additional child/sibling.
Rising 1st-4th graders, June 3-7 & June 10-14: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.
Rising 5th-7th graders, June 17-22: All camps meet Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aftercare is not available.
Family Camp, June 24-28: Family Camp only will convene at Mosaic, Jekyll Island’s newly renovated museum
Georgia Sea Turtle Center or (912) 635-4444, 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island.
June 7, 12, 15, 21, 26 & 29:
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation at 7 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, Brunswick, GA 31525. $15. (912) 264-7333 for reservations or more information, also you may visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/hofwyl.
Join us as Simply Queen performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. The band faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen’s live shows, both musically and visually, with attention to detail capturing the amazing live Queen experience that filled stadiums around the world. No backing tracks – it’s all live, and “Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind!” Simply Queen is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in several productions of the award-winning “We Will Rock You” musical. Drummer Phil Charrette and bassist Mitch Taylor are veterans of the southwestern Ontario and Detroit circuits. À la carte food options available from Certified Burgers and Beverages! $35 per person. 8-10 p.m. Rainbow Island, Sea Island. (877)-896-3378 or www.seaisland.com/event/simply-queen-in-concert.
“A Little Light Music,” featuring Loose Chain. Based out of Atlanta, Loose Chain performs music for all generations guaranteeing a packed dance floor the entire night. Their diverse repertoire of popular songs will get any party started, and their incredible talent and energizing stage presence will keep the party going all night long! Concert is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert. St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (912) 634-7099 or coastalgeorgiahistory.org.
Camp Jekyll 4H Camp for 7th and 8th graders. Cooperation and character building, along with just having a great time, are all part of the camping adventure. Camp includes trips to Summer Waves Water Park, Georgia Sea Turle Center, a bicycle trip a dolphin boat tour and more! The camp fee of $365 includes registration and meals. jekyll4h.org.
Moonrise Dining at ECHO at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 101 Downing Street! Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. (912) 268-5967 or www.echostsimons.com.
Grown Up Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures at Epworth By The Sea! Remember summer camp? It may have been scout camp, music camp, art camp, church camp or camp camp. Wasn’t it the best?! Have you ever had richer camaraderie? I mean…..wasn’t it flat out FUN?! Why should kids have all this physically challenging, authentic social bonding emprise brought through an outdoor experiential learning environment? It’s just not fair! Right?! Agreed, so………We at Epworth invite you to have some OUTDOOR ADVENTURES with our fearless leader, Andy Offutt Irwin! Enjoy a Hoe Down Square Dance, learning about sharks and some “hairless creatures”, take a shrimp boat cruise; have story time under the stars; a sing a long around the campfire and, of course, make s’mores! Plenty of time for you to enjoy ocean activities and the history of St. Simons Island as you wish. 100 Arthur J Moore Dr. (912) 638-8688 or https://epworthbythesea.org.
St. Simons 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 and more! Under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Dr. off Mallory St., St. Simons Island. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. stsimonsantiques.com.
Movie on the Green presents “Mary Poppins Returns!” Movie starts at 8:30 p.m., but arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. Please be mindful as showtimes 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. (912) 635-3636 or jekyllisland.com.
Grab an inner tube and watch “Trolls” from the Frantic Atlantic wave pool. This evening of cinematic fun is a great way to stay cool on a hot summer night! Free movie with the purchase of a Night Splash ticket, $15 + tax. Night Splash tickets are effective beginning at 4 p.m. All water attractions – except for Frantic Atlantic wave pool – will close at 8 p.m. The entire park will close following the movie. Summer Waves Water Park, 210 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island.