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Crowned “Best Festival in the Southeast” at the Southeast Festival and Events Association’s Kaleidoscope Awards, the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival has been featured in numerous publications, and has grown in popularity. Here’s 2019 info... Read more

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Julie Andrew

Jekyll Island promised a bigger and better Shrimp & Grits Festival this year after Hurricane Irma spoiled our fun in 2017 and they delivered! Thousands attended the festival to enjoy the delicious coastal fare along with music & entertainment. Read more

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Julie Andrew

Sea Island’s annual Southern Grown Festival was once again a huge success with every event selling out. The food, workshops & demonstrations, and concerts Friday and Saturday night were all superb! Sea Island never fails to deliver! Read more

People & Places

The Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival will return September 14-16 and promises to be better than ever. The coastal culinary cooking contest and typical Read more

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Sea Island's Southern Grown Festival returns August 31-September 2 to celebrate all things Southern & we have details! Sea Island's own history of Southern hospitality is being served up in their new cookbook, Spirit of the South & we have recipes! Read more

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Julie Andrew

Recently Jekyll Island hosted its inaugural Book Festival. Guest authors discussed their works and the writing and publishing processes. More than 25 authors participated in this first ever one-day literary event. Read more

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Julie Andrew

This year, following cancellation of the Shrimp and Grits Festival due to Hurricane Irma, Jekyll Island held a mash-up event combining highlights of that popular festival with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and holiday events. Read more

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Julie Andrew

The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles made a triumphant return to the island for a 5-day epicurean extravaganza. The food was amazing, specialty cocktails were inspired, and there was fun at every event. Read more

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Julie Andrew

CoastFest 2017 was a fun family affair celebrating our unique coastal environment with kids of all ages in attendance. They learned about local history, wildlife, tried their hand at games, arts, crafts & more on this hot fall day. Read more

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Julie Andrew

Glynn Visual Arts recently held their Art Under the Oaks Fine Arts Festival at Postell Park. As you can see by all the smiling faces, the festival was a welcome celebration when so many events were cancelled following Hurricane Irma. Read more

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Julie Andrew

Sea Island’s Southern Grown Festival was once again a multi-day extravaganza of extraordinary cuisine and excellent music. This festival is Southern dining and hospitality at its finest and a coastal concert experience that should not be missed. Read more

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Kelly Smith, Assistant Festival Director of the St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival, provides us with an insider's guide to celebrating food, music, and drink at the 6th annual festival which will take place October 4-8. Read more

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The genuine Southern hospitality and luxurious experiences that Sea Island has been delivering for nearly a century are extended in a unique way through the Southern Grown Festival. The Festival will return for a third year on Labor Day weekend. Read more

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Julie Andrew

It couldn’t have been a prettier week for Jekyll Island’s annual Whiskey Wine & Wildlife fundraiser. Multiple days of events were well-attended with the piece de resistance being Saturday’s outdoor tasting fest in Beach Village. Read more

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Julie Andrew

The St. Simons Food and Spirits Festival AfterMATTH party at Gascoigne Bluff was a splendid afternoon of culinary delights. This al fresco event that rolled the Festival’s highlights into one day was necessitated by Hurricane Matthew. Read more

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Julie Andrew

Weather was beautiful for Jekyll Island’s annual Shrimp & Grits Festival. The 3-day event was filled with good eating, great music, eclectic arts and crafts, and plenty of fun for the whole family. This festival just keeps getting bigger and better! Read more

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When Matthew swung through town, he created some chaos. While the island weathered the storm well, there were events that needed to be rescheduled because of the bad weather, lost preparation time, or post-storm clean-up/repairs. Here's a list: Read more

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Joe Loehle, Loehle Photography

A great way to participate in the St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival and donate directly to Hospice of the Golden Isles is to support your favorite local chef in the Chef Showdown at the Tastings Under the Oaks event on Saturday. Read more

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The St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival returns to the island on October 5-9 for five days of epicurean bliss. This celebration of the cuisine of the coast and the Low Country has new events, new participants, and new ways to support HGI. Read more

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Julie Andrew

The second year of Sea Island’s Southern Grown Festival was even better than the first—and that’s really saying something because last year was fantastic! Here's a look at events from Friday night's Meat & Three Dinner through Saturday's concert. Read more

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