5 Reasons St. Simons Island Is the Best Place to Visit in the Fall

As the humidity of summer starts to drop away, the days get a little shorter, and the nights grow cooler, we don’t need a calendar to tell us that our favorite season has arrived! Fall on St. Simons Island is as close to perfect as you can imagine. Gone are the storm clouds full of summer rain, and the sky is blue and clear, with that Georgia sun smiling benignly down on tourists and residents alike. The nights get a little chilly, meaning now is the time to bring out your sweaters and corduroys, but you can still feel comfortable in shorts, tee shirts, and flip flops during the day. You get the best of two seasons on St. Simons Island in the fall, and we take advantage by hosting a number of fun events! Read on to see five great events that make visiting St. Simons Island in the fall even better.

September Rhythm on the River – September 4th

Experience the joys of a lazy Sunday night on September 4th from 6 to 8 PM. The music is hot, the evening is cool, and all you need is a lawn chair, a cooler, and your favorite beverage as you sit and listen to the musical stylings of Phil King & Georgia at Mary Ross Waterfront Park.

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival – September 16th -18th 

Ye2015-shrimp-grits-10th-anniversarys, y’all, shrimp and grits really is a Southern thing, and we even have an entire festival to celebrate the deliciousness that is our favorite dish! Featuring live music, local art, and a kid zone to help keep the youngest members of your family engaged and entertained, the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is delicious, and just across the bridge from St. Simons Island! Held the weekend of September 16 – 18, if you aren’t already convinced you need to attend, maybe the
Craft Beer Fest will be the event that twists your arm!     www.jekyllisland.com/signatureevents-category/shrimp-and-grits-festival

St. Simons Island Antique Show – October 1st – 2nd

Held October 1st and 2nd, this antique show promises to be the one of your dreams. Pack light and carry a big suitcase if you’re planning to attend this event; you will need the room in your suitcase to bring back all the wonderful bargains you find at our Island antique extravaganza! Located at Postell Park on Beachview Drive.

St. Simons Island Food and Spirits Festival – October 5th – 9th

Do you like delicisaint-simons-food-spirits-festival-logoous, home-cooked Southern meals? Are you fond of relaxing with an ice cold beer, a sophisticated cabernet, or a sip of a really good whiskey? If you answered yes to either—or both—of these questions, you need to plan your fall St. Simons Island vacation to coincide with this festival, happening October 5th through October 9th. Shall we mark you down for a party of four?       www.ssifoodandspirits.com

Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow – October 8th – 9th

Fly high at this wonderful airshow while partaking in the best ribs of the South and listening to some mighty fine music played by 38 Special. A good time is expected to be had by all!      www.wingsovergoldenisles.com

SSI Rentals

Discover the softer side of St. Simons Island when you book your luxurious SSI Rentals vacation home this coming fall. It’s only a few weeks away, so get online now!