The live oak tree, which was named the Jekyll Oak, in our Jekyll Square downtown had to be taken down June 26th, 2016. We are commemorating the Jekyll Oak by holding the Jekyll Oak Wood Contest and Auction. Artists are welcome to paint, burn, carve, turn, or any other method of artistry with the pieces of the Jekyll Oak. There are currently 16 pieces available for carving.
Click here for our online application. Call or email Harvest Hale at (912) 265-4032 or email@example.com to schedule a pick up. Hours are flexible. There is a $35 flat rate entry fee which can be paid in cash or check. The work must be brought to Art Downtown Friday, February 17th, 2017. The artists’ work will be shown at Art Downtown February 18th. We will announce the winners on our city’s birthday, February 22nd, and the auction taking place the following Saturday. Rules and Guidelines can be found here, and you can print and fill out a proof of purchase ahead of time and bring it with you during pick up.
There will be only one first, second, and third place winner in the contest.
Prizes are as follows:
1st Place - $700
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $300
This event has been made possible by Art Downtown, Southern Yankee Workshop, and Signature Squares and sponsored by Georgia Power and Southeast Georgia Health System.
This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. This year's parade will be a night-time parade. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.
Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.
For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032 or download the parade application: 2016 Christmas Parade Application
Held the second Saturday in October, the Brunswick Stewbilee is a Brunswick Stew cook-off where the culinary skills and secret recipes of dozens of amateur and professional chefs from throughout the Southeast compete for the coveted title of "Brunswick Stewmaster."
The 77th Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet will take place at Sidney Lanier Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Sunday, May 10th from 11:00am to 5:00pm with the actual blessing being held on Sunday at 3:00pm.
This two day celebration is one of the best that Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, a variety of artists and displays.