If you’re limiting your coastal Georgia beach vacation to spring and summer you are missing out on some of the best Golden Isles events of the year. Cooler weather, fewer crowds and exciting festivals make for the perfect fall vacation. And whether you want to make it a weekend extravaganza or simply add it into your itinerary, these Golden Isles events are sure to create lifelong memories.
Whiskey Wine and Wildlife: September 9th – September 12th. This wildly popular event held on Jekyll Island is a weekend filled with culinary delights, unique beverage tastings, and educational wildlife opportunities.
Georgia Tribute Festival: September 16th – September 19th. Marking the 65th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s breakout year, the 2021 Georgia Tribute Festival will be celebrating the king himself with Las Vegas style shows, live music, and impersonators in downtown Brunswick at the Ritz Festival.
Firebox BBQ on the Bluff: October 2nd. The Firebox Initiative Inc. was founded to help service industry employees who are in financial need because of an illness, accident or natural disaster by providing local scholarship opportunities to qualified applicants. This annual fundraiser is an opportunity to visit the island and support the restaurants and staff you’ve come to love.
Georgia vs. Florida Weekend: October 29th – October 31st. Each year bulldawg fans old and young make the pilgrimadge to Jacksonville, FL to see the two teams go head to head; and along the way make a popular pit stop in the Golden Isles. Festivities stretch from the south end to the north end of the island and include live music, outdoor game day viewings, and the annual Georgia Florida Golf Classic.
RSM Classic: November 15th – November 21st. Held at the Sea Island Golf Club, ranked by players as a course favorite, the RSM golf classic is the perfect way to spend a weekend on St. Simons Island. With several package options you can immerse yourself in the golf experience or simply take a day to walk amongst a picturesque oceanside golf course.