Summer is the season where we all get to be kids again, if only for a week at a time during vacation. We sleep in, stay up till the sun begins to rise, and we play. We play hard. We live out our dream vacations, hit the beach at sun-up, not leaving till sundown, and we forget about life’s messy problems and stress. If your dream vacation just so happens to involve St. Simons Island and one of our SSI Rentals beachside cottages, we’ve compiled this list of St. Simons events not to miss during your stay in our island paradise this summer.
Southern Grown Concert Series, Sea Island
Summer nights spent on a beach listening to the music that makes you want to get up and dance have long been a rite of passage, and if you’re visiting in June, our Southern Grown Concert Series takes place on Sea Island. Held June 8th at 100 Cloister Drive on Sea Island, this year’s concert features a selection of our most popular local bands and food from La Plancha.
St. Simons Island Antique Show, 532 Beachview Drive, June 23rd & June 24th
Souvenir shopping takes on new meaning when you stroll the aisles of the St. Simons Island Antique Show featuring dealers from all over the southeast. Take home a piece of depression glass that fits nicely into your carry-on or buy yourself that antique bangle that glitters so prettily in the sunlight. Also selling furniture, primitive pieces, and collectibles, this antique show will make your vacation shine!
The Big Photo Show, 106 Island Drive, July 3rd through August 3rd
From the free opening reception of one of our favorite St. Simons events to the final prize being announced, the Big Photo Show offers a tantalizing glimpse of the world through the eyes of some of our nation’s best amateur and professional photographers. Every day promises something new, and since admission is free, visiting often can be a fun way to fill some vacation hours.
Southern Grown Independence Celebration Farmer’s Market, July 7th
Is there any better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with some fresh organic treats purchased at the local farmers’ market? We don’t think so, and if you’re in agreement, we see a trip to Sea Island in your future!
End of Summer Arts & Crafts Market, 532 Beachview Drive, August 13th & August 14th
Summers end can be bittersweet as we head back to school, work, and reality, but the sadness can be tempered when you bring home a little something purchased from this arts and crafts market. Memories of beach days and sunsets and laughter from normally sullen teens will be relived each time you catch a glimpse of the prize you brought with you on the trip back to reality!
Relive the Passion of Youth With Our St. Simon Events
On your once in a lifetime vacation in one of our classic beach cottages. Build sandcastles in your backyard, put together a puzzle with your kids in our family-oriented living areas, or simply sit back and watch another perfect sunset with a glass of wine. Reserve your vacation rental today!