Memorial Day weekend conjures up memories of building sandcastles and grilling out in the backyard with friends. However, to some this day is much more somber and is spent remembering a soul that was lost to help make our great nation a better place. May we all be grateful for those brave men and women and spend our Memorial Day weekend celebrating our freedom and honoring those who have fought to preserve it. And on St. Simons Island you can do both.
Year after year guests return to St. Simons Island to experience traditional festivities, mild May weather, sandy beaches, and seafood. We’ve listed a few must do activities on St. Simons for you to enjoy this weekend to celebrate the coming summer season and also remember why we have Memorial Day.
TAPS at Twilight – TAPS is a major local community event arranged by the St. Simons Rotary Club to honor those who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those still serving today. The tribute was begun in 1991 as an annual observance of Memorial Day. TAPS will be held May 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm in Neptune Park.
Antique Show – May 27-28 stroll under the oaks at Postell Park by the Casino and shop furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. from vendors from all over the southeast.
Sounds by the Sea – This Sunday, May 30 from 6pm-9pm enjoy live music by Phil Morrison & Friends, hosted by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. Bring your beach chairs and a lawn picnic and relax oceanside at Neptune Park as the sunsets over the Atlantic. This summer concert series is a fan favorite by both adults and children. Entry is $12 for adults, $5 for children.