St. Simons Island is known for its salt marshes, sandy beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of things to do. Locals and tourists alike enjoy a bevy of food and wine, music, and cultural events in the summer months.
Here’s a roundup of locals-approved June events that are not to be missed.
The Annual Georgia Sea Islands Festival at Gascoigne Bluff Park has been delighting locals for over 40 years. On June 1st, enjoy free live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and vendors promoting the culture and history of Coastal Barrier Island African Americans.
June 22nd – 23rd, Postell Park becomes the hub for antique dealers across the southeast. Visit the St. Simons Island Antique Show to browse the unique selection of antiques and find the perfect pieces to accent your St. Simons Island real estate home. Free entry and parking.
June 1st – 21st, visit Glynn Visual Arts to view Thread + Ink, a fiber and print exhibition. The exhibition features Georgia print, textile, and mixed media artists. Glynn Visual Arts is open Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.
Enjoy the music of Loose Chain, an Atlanta-based crowd-pleasing band, from the oceanfront lawn of the historic St. Simons Lighthouse on June 16th from 7 pm – 9 pm. The concert is part of the summer Little Light Music Concert Series. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free of charge.
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Sounds by the Sea featuring Michael Hulett and his saxophone on June 23rd from 7 pm – 9 pm in Neptune Park. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free of charge. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy.
Watch the moon rise over the water while enjoying dinner from coastal farmers and purveyors on June 17th at Echo, St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant.