Wonderful things happen on the islands during the spring; more than just the newly blooming flowers, the freshly budding trees, the softness of the island air as you step outside for the first time each morning and the way you start sleeping with the windows open to let the night air in. We smile more, we fall in love for the first time – or fall deeper if we already have a special someone – and the outdoors becomes a playground we never want to leave! Sea Island, one of our barrier islands off the coast of Georgia, is a special place year round, but once spring comes, it’s her time to shine!
Her beaches, already unspoiled and pristine, take on a new luster as they frame the coastal waters that invite you to dip a toe in. The water may still be a little chilly, but it’s perfect for wading as you walk along the beach each morning, marveling at the glory of another Sea Island sunrise. Spring on Sea Island is the perfect time of year, and if you’re planning your island vacation in one of these glorious months, here’s a list of fun activities that will keep you smiling and entertained!
- Sea Island Farmer’s Market – We’ve always felt the best way to get to know a place is to visit their farmer’s market; it really gives you a chance to get a feel for the people, just by sampling their wares and viewing the products they find important to sell, and the Sea Island Farmer’s Market is no different. Get a taste of island food, buy yourself something pretty, and enjoy the music that plays as you wander around and start to feel like a native! Held the second Saturday of every month, you might want to plan your vacation around it!
- Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife – Held on nearby Jekyll Island, the Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Festival is held the weekend of April 22-24. Attend food, wine, and whiskey tastings on the beach while getting an up close and personal look at some of our native wildlife, featuring everything from alligators to sea turtles!
- Blessing of the Fleet – May 7 and 8th in nearby Brunswick is the time set aside to pay respects to those who were lost at sea, a colorful festival known as the Blessing of the Fleet. The blessing will be held on Sunday, May 8th at 3:00 PM, but the arts, crafts, food, and music will be on display the entire weekend.
- Southern Grown Festival – As spring comes to an end, there are no tears, because we know summer can be just as magical a time when you spend it on the islands! The Southern Grown Festival celebrates the food and music of the islands with parties and storytelling events on our own Sea Island; what a great way to end the season!
SSI Rentals Celebrates Spring with You
Spring is a magical time and is best celebrated with friendly people, great food, and the ocean as your playground on any of our Golden Isles! When it’s time to start planning your spring vacation, check out our website at www.ssirentals.com and prepare to be amazed at the quality and caliber of the amazing vacation rentals we make available to you! SSI Rentals is a full service vacation rental company, so if you have any questions about the events mentioned here, or any others, please don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Spring!