February 6-9, 2020 – Whiskey, Wine, and Wildlife on Jekyll Island

February 6-9, 2020 – Whiskey, Wine, and Wildlife on Jekyll Island

The Golden Isles has long been a respite for those looking for a break from the outside world. The sun, the sand, the natural beauty all beacons — and so many answer that call.

While it’s always a good time to come to the Coast, the best occasions are those that bring together all of the elements that make the Isles so special. And few events do that as well as Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife.

The annual Jekyll Island event pairs the finest Southern cuisine with wines and spirits, as well as some of the true locals — birds, turtles and snakes — that make the island so special. This year’s event will be held from Feb. 6 to 9 and will include lectures and seminars hosted by chefs and craft brew masters and exhibitions.

On Feb. 8, the signature event W3, will offer a combination of all these, as vendors and purveyors take over the Beach Village for a full-fledged festival. Participants are able to purchase individual tickets for events or packages for the entire three-day span.

For Jan Gourley, co-founder of Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife, the fifth year of the festival is shaping up to be the best yet.

“We are very excited this year, as event ticket sales are up by 65 percent over last year — which is huge for a fifth year event. We purposely keep the festival smaller, more of a boutique event — and that’s part of its popularity,” she said.

“It’s hard to find events that offer the quality that W3 does, for the all-inclusive ticket pricing, including the unbelievable variety of wine, beer and spirits — not to mention culinary tastings some of the South’s best chefs. It’s certain that all events are on track for sell-out once again this year.”

Those sell-out funds go toward an important cause, the Jekyll Island Foundation, which works to raise awareness and preserve the character of Georgia’s Jewel. Many of the attendees are actually traveling to the area specifically for the event and, in turn, are helping to support Jekyll Island through their attendance, Gourley said.

“Fifty percent come from Jacksonville and North Florida. Then another 25 percent come from Atlanta … the remaining folks are local,” she said. “While we do have a lot of day-trippers from out of town, we are also seeing the hotels sell-out too which, of course, was the goal of the event.”

Visit www.whiskeywineandwildlife.com for more information on events, W3 Weekend Getaway Packages and fun volunteer opportunities to get involved behind the scenes of the festival. See a schedule of events and talent (subject to change) for the event below:

Thursday:

• “W3 Wine Dinner and Launch Party”, 6:30 p.m., The Reserve, The Westin Jekyll Island, with celebrity guest chef, Whitney Otawka. Tickets include a signed copy of Otawka’s new cookbook, “The Saltwater Table.”

Friday:

• “W3 Wine Cruise with Captain Phillip,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic District Wharf.

• “W3 Master Class Pours,” noon to 4 p.m. at the Westin Jekyll Island.

• “Food & Wine Pairing Dynamics”, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Westin Jekyll Island. From each ticket, $50 has been designated as a donation to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

• “Whiskey Inspired,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the Westin Jekyll Island’s oceanfront lawn.

Saturday:

• “Uncaged at The Westin,” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Westin Courtyard.

• “Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – W3,” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Beach Village and Village Green. Attendees will receive a souvenir glass with unlimited culinary and beverage tastings.

Sunday:

“W3 Sunday Brunch,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (various seating times) at the Reserve in the Westin Jekyll Island. Brunch and unlimited tastings of champagne, classic cocktails, a Bloody Mary Bar, culinary delights and more.

Source:  The Brunswick News, By: Lindsey Adkison

 

JEKYLL ISLAND SKATING VILLAGE

Jekyll Island “ice” skating is back in its riverfront location for the 2019-20 season. Located in the picturesque Historic District, the Jekyll Island Skating Village features a synthetic ice rink and real ice skates. This unique surface takes the pain and cold out of ice skating and is easy for kids and adults of all ages. Skate on Jekyll Island among history, under ancient oaks, and with a spectacular view of the Jekyll River.

The cottages of the historic district will be adorned with their finest holiday decorations. Enjoy the history of Jekyll Island enriched in seasonal splendor as you venture inside the cottages of Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark District.

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

  • December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
  • Recurring Daily
  • Mosaic Jekyll Island Museum
  • 100 Stable Rd., Jekyll Island, GA 31527

The Sensational Sounds of Motown

The Sensational Sounds of Motown

Come hear The Sensational Sounds of Motown (7:00-9:00 pm) on September 29, 2019, with local favorites:  The Island Kings (6:00 pm) and Roy Gentry & Hired Guns (4:00 pm). There will also be food and beverages available from local restaurants and food trucks: Fuse, Halyards Restaurant Group, Ibhasi, and Porch in addition to Savannah favorites:  Pie Society and Sweet Spice.

Concert is $15 per person with all proceeds benefiting hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.  Food purchases also support the Bahamas.

Family Friendly event! Face Paining on site.  fee will also to benefit Bahamas!

St Simons Activities for July 8 to July 14

St Simons Activities for July 8 to July 14

THE BIG PHOTO SHOW

The Coastal Photographers Guild (CPG) will be hosting its 11th annual “Big Photo Show” in the gallery at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr. St. Simons Island, Ga, June 25 through August 2, 2019. Opening Reception June 27, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm. Refreshments will be served.

Concurrent Events – “The Big Photo Show Too!” Butch Paxton Gallery at Creative Frameworks, 1302 Glouster St., Brunswick GA. and “The Best of the Best” Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview St. St. Simons Island

COASTAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD’S 11th ANNUAL “BIG PHOTO SHOW”

St. Simons Island: The Coastal Photographers Guild (CPG) will be hosting its 11th annual “Big Photo Show” in the gallery at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Dr. St. Simons Island, Ga, June 25 through August 2, 2019. This year, there will be three opportunities to view award-winning photographs.

The opening reception for the show is Thursday, June 27 from 5:00-7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts (GVA). Guests at the reception can vote for their favorite photos in the “People’s Choice” category. The award presentation will be at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit is free, and the public is welcome.

This is the largest photography exhibit in the region and will feature prints presented by members of the Guild which includes award winning photographers, beginners, serious amateurs. Photographs will be grouped into four categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (including portraits); (3) Landscape; and (4) Open. Prints are priced for sale and a portion of each sale benefits Glynn Visual Arts. The Gallery is open Tues. – Sat. 10-5.

In conjunction with the show at Glynn Visual Arts, CPG will have a companion exhibit of the “Best of the Best”, top award-winning photographs from past Big Photo Shows at Golden Isles Welcome Center, 529 Beachview Dr., St. Simons, GA., July 5- August 3. The Welcome Center is open Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

And new this year, “The Big Photo Show Too!” This exhibit, in the Butch Paxton Gallery at Creative Frameworks, 1302 Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA will feature favorite works of Guild members. The exhibit will run July 5 – August 3. Prints are priced for sale. The opening reception for this exhibit will be First Friday, July 5, 5:00-8:00pm.

The Coastal Photographers Guild share a common purpose of learning and having fun. GPC meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information about CPG and their activities, please visit: coastalphotographersguild.com.

  • June 25, 2019 – August 3, 2019
  • Recurring Daily
  • Glynn Visual Arts
  • 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • (912) 638-8770
  • 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM

FLY FISHING AT VILLAGE CREEK LANDING

2nd Tuesday of each month (Starting on May 14th) we have partnered with Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island to host a monthly Casting Demo/Clinic + Fly Tying Lessons. Casting Demo from 5-6pm from a different fly rod manufacturer each month followed by Fly Tying from 6-8pm inside at Village Creek Landing. Enjoy the view, some brew and professional fly tying instruction from some of our favorite local fly tyers. Learn the local fly patterns that work.

COST: $50/person includes fly tying materials, first drink and use of OTF vises (but, you are encouraged to bring your own tying vises), $4 for each additional drink (beer/wine) via Raffle Ticket purchase for cool fly fishing gear and swag. All proceeds from bar sales go to CCA GA – Coastal Conservation Association Georgia Chapter.

  • 7/9/2019, 8/13/2019
  • Village Creek Landing
  • 526 S Harrington Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

St Simons Activities for June 2 to June 9

St Simons Activities for June 2 to June 9

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER | MICAHLAN BONE

First Sunday: 6-8 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. FREE!

  • June 2, 2019
  • Mary Ross Waterfront Park
  • Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520
  • (912) 265-4032
  • 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM
  • Free

BUGS & BREWS ON THE FLY OUTFITTERS

“BUGS + BREW” OPEN FLY TYING NIGHTS

1st and 3rd Monday of each month (Starting on May 6th and May 20th) we will host a FREE community fly tying event called “Bugs + Brew” OPEN Fly Tying Night at On The Fly Outfitters. Bring your own fly tying vises and materials (shop will be open to purchase material at the event), we will provide the beer! Save the date for the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 5-7:30 pm.

Please note: There are limited spots available for each event, so RSVP at the fly shop before they are filled up. Tell your friends!

  • 6/3/2019, 6/17/2019
  • On The Fly Outfitters
  • 1501 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • 5:00 PM To 7:30 PM

St Simons Activities for April 29 to May 6

St Simons Activities for April 29 to May 6

BIRDS OF PARADISE PAINT PARTY

Such an exotic flower, appropriately named because it resembles a tropical bird in flight.

You do not have to be an artist to be a part of this fun and creative night out! All you have to do is show up and paint and play! Our local Artist will provide simple step-by-step instructions and you will leave with your own version of her original painting.

Join us in our warehouse space! Get Your Muse On! Art Gallery and Studio.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Where: Get Your Muse On! 221 Business Center Drive (Take first left after Bailey Boys)

Cost: $35 per person and we provide all art supplies.

You are welcome to bring your own wine and snacks with you. Limited spaces available and they fill up fast.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get settled and choose your seat.

All art supplies are included. We do not provide aprons so please dress comfortably or bring an apron with you.

  • May 2, 2019
  • Get Your Muse On!
  • 221 Business Center Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • (912) 268-0445
  • 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM
  • $35

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

  • May 3, 2019
  • Signature Squares Of Brunswick
  • Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • (912) 265-4032
  • 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM

BEER FEST

We’er teaming up with Coastal Kitchen at Morningstar marina on SSI to pour 4 of our beers. Live music, food, and craft beer, will be enjoyed by all who attend. Don’t miss this awesome event!

  • May 4, 2019
  • Coastal Kitchen
  • 102 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 12:00 PM

St Simons Activities for March 2, 2019

St Simons Activities for March 2, 2019

RED HOT ROTARY CHILI COOKOFF

A day of spicy fun for the entire family, Rotary of the Golden Isles, annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chile Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets available in advance are $5 and $8 at the gate ($3 for ages 10 and under). Make sure to hold onto your spoon and dole out your tickets before the bell! Tickets can be purchased at Brogen’s North and South, GoFish, The Club, St. Simons Drug, The Brunswick News and Tipsy McSway’s.

  • March 2, 2019
  • Postell Park
  • 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
  • 11:30 AM To 3:00 PM

St Simons Activities for December 31 to January 6

St Simons Activities for December 31 to January 6

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

  • January 4, 2019
  • Signature Squares Of Brunswick
  • Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • (912) 265-4032
  • 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM

St Simons Activities for December 3 to December 9

St Simons Activities for December 3 to December 9

FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK 

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

  • December 7, 2018
  • Signature Squares Of Brunswick
  • Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • (912) 265-4032
  • 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM

St Simons Activities for November 26 to December 2

St Simons Activities for November 26 to December 2

TRIBUTE – A CELEBRATION OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

Since its founding in 2013, Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ’60s and ’70s come alive again.

If the band has learned anything from performing these songs, it is the realization that even though The Allman Brothers Band has shut down, their music maintains the same power over people just as it did 45 years ago. It is a phenomenon TRIBUTE gladly verifies every time they hit the stage.

TRIBUTE recalls that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and The Allman Brothers Band informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like. Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, the members of TRIBUTE bring their shared love of The Allman Brothers Band to life when it comes time for hittin’ the note.

Concert Ticket – $35
Food & Beverage concessions for purchase.

Pavilion Ticket – $19
Dinner, provided by Mellow Mushroom, includes two slices of pizza, dinner salad, and two drink tickets.

Event Details:
• Doors open at 6 p.m.
• Concert ticket seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Chairs encouraged.
• No coolers or outside beverage permitted.
• Parking available at the Beach Club.
• Transportation will be provided throughout the evening for return trips to parking areas.

 

 

  • November 30, 2018
  • Sea Island, GA 31561
  • 877-896-3378
  • 7:00 PM To 10:00 PM

 

 

 

 


SEA ISLAND HALF MARATHON PRESENTED BY VINEYARD VINES

Runners in the Sea Island Half Marathon and 5K will be treated to a scenic course with minimal elevation gain. Race entries are limited and early registration is suggested.

All participants will receive:

  • Vineyard Vines post-race party and champagne brunch
  • Vineyard Vines participant performance tee
  • Limited Edition Finisher medal
  • Race staff available at Sea Island to answer course and race questions the day before the race.
  • Special race and room packages available.
  • December 1, 2018
  • The Cloister, Sea Island
  • 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561
  • (888)-577-5980
  • 7:15 AM To 10:00 AM