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September

Garden & Gun Kickoff Dinner and Show
9/1/17 - 9/1/17 at 7:00PM - 10:00PM

The Labor Day weekend tribute to Southern Americana unfolds riverside on the lush green lawn of Rainbow Island. A nostalgic portrait of small town America will be colored by the tastes of Charleston Chef Mike Lata's cuisine and the musical tunes of Grammy Award winner Steep Canyon Rangers from Asheville, North Carolina. Join us for a magical night steeped in the time-honored traditions of the American South, presented by Garden & Gun.

Steep Canyon Rangers unveil their highly anticipated ninth studio album, RADIO, a project that further illustrates the band's dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. Members Woody Platt (guitar), Graham Sharp (banjo), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass), Mike Guggino (mandolin), Nicky Sanders (fiddle) and Mike Ashworth (box kit) are also known for collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer-songwriter Edie Brickell.Adult $175.

Phone: 877-896-3378
Address: Rainbow Island 100 Cloister Drive Sea Island, GA 31561

Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
9/2/17 - 9/2/17 10:00AM - 4:00PM

See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, natural dyeing, roof thatching, pewter casting, and more.Admission Fee $2.00 - $10.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-353-3023
Address: Wormsloe Historic Site 7601 Skidaway Road Savannah, GA 31406

Crane at Skidaway Island

Drive-By Truckers in Concert
9/2/17 - 9/2/17 at 8:00PM - 10:00PM

The music of the American South in a two-act forum culminates with the arrival of Drive-By Truckers, from Athens, Georgia and opening act, The Whiskey Gentry. The VIP section is catered to by Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco from Jacksonville, Florida. While the local favorite, Southern Soul, takes over the Cook House.General Admission $65.00. Free admission.

Phone: 877-896-3378
Address: Sea Island 100 Cloister Drive Sea Island, GA 31561

Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash
9/3/17 - 9/3/17 at 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Enjoy the ocean breezes while live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Join us on September 3, 2017, for the Labor Day Beach Bash with the popular band The Swingin' Medallions in a free concert begining at 7 p.m., followed by a spectacular fireworks show around 9:15 p.m.! Note: This event is Sunday evening, not on Labor Day.

Free admission.Parking Free from 8 p.m.-8 a.m.
Phone: 912-786-5444
Address: Tybee Pier and Pavilion Strand Avenue Tybee Island, GA 31328

Savannah Craft Brew Fest
9/2/17 - 9/2/17 at 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Join us on Saturday, September 2 from 2-6 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest! The Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest has turned into a signature event that takes place in historic Savannah over Labor Day Weekend. The festival will feature many great elements this year, including multiple indoor and outdoor beer gardens, an import garden, a cider garden, a mixology garden featuring beer cocktails, the Sam Adams Brew University featuring a variety of educational sessions, a cornhole tournament, mead garden and a silent disco!

General Admission tickets are $40 in advance and include a souvenir 2-ounce sampling mug, unlimited sampling of craft beers, live entertainment, games, and access to the Brew University with educational seminars. Priority entrance, VIP and Designated Driver tickets also available. Visit http://www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com for complete details.

ADMISSION & FEES
Designated Driver - advance $15
General - advance $40
VIP - advance $75

Phone: 912-644-6401
Address:Savannah International Trade & Convention Center One International Dr Savannah, GA 31402

Oceanside "Hopkins' Heritage Dinner" presented by SunTrust
9/2/17 - 9/2/17 2:30PM at 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Cultures of the table are passed down from generation to generation. Where we come from very much dictate how and what we eat. Take a stroll by the "Hopkins' family table" and enjoy a meal designed by heritage and cooked by father and his son, Linton and Linton. Beau + Luci, sisters from the swamplands of Southern Georgia, will enchant you with their hypnotizing harmonies and bluesy melodies.Adult $70.

Phone: 912-727-2339
Address: Sea Island 100 Cloister Drive Sea Island, GA 31561 877-896-3378

Labor Day Weekend Living History
9/3/17 - 9/3/17 at 10:00AM - 2:00PM

The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style "boondoggle" decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread.Admission Fee $4.50-$7.50.

Free parking.
Phone: 770-387-1300 | 770-387-2833
Address: 912-437-4770

St. Simons Island Antique Show
9/2/17 - 9/3/17 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Antique dealers from all over the Southeast showcase a vast array of antique merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more. The show is located in Postell Park under the majestic live oak trees from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parking and admission is free.

Free Admission.
Phone: 912-267-7822
Address: Postell Park 532 Beachview Drive St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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St. Southern Grown Festival
9/1/17 - 9/3/17 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, opening with Friday night's Garden & Gun Kick-Off Dinner and a Show. Saturday's daytime Southern Grown Marketplace presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition precedes an oceanside dinner and a concert with Drive-By Truckers followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island. Tickets range from $65 (general admission concert tickets) to $495 (All Access pass). For additional information or to make reservations, go to www.southerngrown.com or call 1-800-SEA-ISLAND.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday: 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Friday: 2:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 1:00AM

ADMISSION & FEES
General Admission for Southern Grown Concert $65
Southern Grown All-Access Pass $495
Southern Grown Sunday Brunch $60

Phone: 912-638-3611 | 844-460-2539
Address: Sea Island Resort 100 Cloister Drive Sea Island, GA 31561

Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
9/4/17 - 9/4/17 at 8:00AM - 4:00PM

School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about all the creepy crawlies that call Crooked River their home. Students will participate in an insect safari and learn about insect adaptations like camouflage. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required. Admission Fee $10-$25.Parking Fee $5.

Phone: 912-882-5256
Address: Crooked River State Park 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway St. Marys, GA 31558

Labor Day Commemoration
9/4/17 - 9/4/17 at 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. Admission Fee $3-$4.50.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-884-5999
Address: Fort Morris Historic Site 2559 Fort Morris Road Midway, GA 31320

Labor Day Commemoration
9/4/17 - 9/4/17 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades.Admission Fee $4.50-$7.50.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-437-4770
Address: Fort King George Historic Site 302 McIntosh Road SE Darien, GA 31305

14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ
9/23/17 - 9/23/17 at 1:00PM - 11:30PM

Blues & BBQ is a community event dedicated to "pigging" out. What could be better? Located in downtown Hinesville, this annual family event features blues musicians and performers, plus some of the best BBQ in the county! A full meal will be available with numerous booths selling BBQ, sides and desserts. Think your BBQ is the best? Then, join the competition. A friendly rivalry between restaurants, backyard chefs and area businesses will keep your taste buds watering all night long and you can wash it down with a bottomless cup of beer. Sidewalk chalk and other fun little games for kids will be available. Stay tuned to check out our entertainment lineup! Save the date and join us for all the food and fun this fall!

Free Admission.Free Parking.
Phone: 912-368-3580
Address:Downtown Hinesville 201 S. Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313

Sapelo Island Grand Tour
9/8/17 - 9/8/17 at 5:30PM

The Reynolds Mansion and Department of Natural Resources are proud to present this exclusive weekend retreat to Sapelo Island. Join us for a true grand tour of this incredible barrier island. This event is great for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. dmission Fee $599.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-485-2299
Address:Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island 1766 Landing Road SE Darien, GA 31305

Beach Combing Cruise
9/2/17 - 9/9/17 at 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8 p.m. the day before the cruise. Admission Fee $40. Parking Fee $5.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-882-5256
Address:Crooked River State Park 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway St. Marys, GA 31558

River Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the waterway and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.

Free Parking.
Phone: 9912-882-5256
Address:Crooked River State Park 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway St. Marys, GA 31558

Trees, Grass and Sand - Nature Hike
9/23/17 - 9/23/17 at 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Join us on beautiful Sapelo Island for a nature hike. We'll visit maritime forest, salt marsh, and dune habitats, and finish up on Sapelo's pristine Nanny Goat beach. Hike is approximately 2.5 miles over boardwalk, trail, and sand beach. Admission Fee $10.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-485-2299
Address:Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island 1766 Landing Road SE Darien, GA 31305

Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 9:00AM - 12:00PM

We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, September 29.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-598-2300
Address:Skidaway Island State Park 52 Diamond Causeway Savannah, GA 31411

Spruce Up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Assist with sprucing up the fort by doing minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies will be provided, as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park.Admission Fee $3-$4.50.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-884-5999
Address:Fort Morris Historic Site 2559 Fort Morris Road Midway, GA 31320

Invasive Wipeout - Your State Parks Day
9/30/17 - 9/30/17 at 9:00AM - 11:00AM

We will perform a morning service project of wiping out the park's invasive plant species. Come out and learn why foreign plants are an issue and how to get rid of them.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-287-4900
Address:Laura S. Walker State Park 5653 Laura Walker Road Waycross, GA 31503




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