Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals hopes you’ll be able to join us in the coming months on St. Simons Island and Brunswick for some exciting events! There’s a 5K, there’s art, there’s history, there’s romance and there are even dozens of Elvis impersonators. And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you need a little inspiration, here are a few events that may interest you. As always, if you need assistance finding the perfect accommodations on St. Simons Island, give one of our experienced vacation planners a call today!
February 6 and March 6
Historic Downtown Brunswick
From 5-8pm, stroll Newcastle and Gloucester Streets in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Galleries, shops and restaurants are open with live music, food samples, wine & beer tastings, unique art and lots of energy.
Thursday, February 12 and Thursday, March 19
The Ritz Theater
Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at the Historic Ritz Theater in Downtown Brunswick for food from Chef Kate at Indigo Coastal Shanty, a classic movie screening and discussion.
February 12, Conrack: filmed right here in Brunswick, Georgia, this film is based on the Pat Conroy novel The Water is Wide.
March 19, Shane: timeless classic western directed by George Stevens
Cinema Gourmet tickets are $18/person and can be purchased online.
February 13 & 27
Cannon’s Point, St. Simons Island
Through a partnership with the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and the St. Simons Land Trust, small group tours of this former plantation are being made available. The tours provide an overview of the history of Cannon’s Point with emphasis on life during the plantation period. Tour groups are limited to 16 participants. Groups meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:15am for a short introduction. Groups depart for Cannon’s Point at 10am and return to the Heritage Center at 12:30pm. The cost is $95 per person. For more information and reservations, call 912-634-7090 or visit the website.
Saturday, February 14
Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick912
Get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day! Certified by the US Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” this run spans the length of the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. At its center, the bridge rises 480 feet above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.
After the run, there is a fun walk followed by a family-friendly festival with food, drink, entertainment, vendors and activities for kids. For more information and to register, visit the website.
Thursday, March 12 to Sunday, March 15
The Georgia Elvis Festival returns to Brunswick for the third year! This three-day festival is a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley and is a sanctioned tribute artist contest. Dozens of “Elvi” compete in the preliminary contest and winners move on to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis. The event is packed with activities, many free. For a full list of events, visit the Elvis Festival website.