Summer Waves Special Events

Summer Waves 30th Birthday

Summer Waves is turning 30, and we’ve got a season filled with birthday fun. Join us as we celebrate this milestone with the all-new Shark Tooth Cove – our bigger, better, and splashier kids’ zone – fireworks, swim-in movies, and more. Splash into summer!

Birthday Bash

Splish-splash it’s a Summer Waves bash! Join us as we kick-off of our 30th birthday season on Jekyll Island. This fun-filled day includes the official opening of Shark Tooth Cove, our brand new bigger & better kids’ zone, birthday cake, appearances by Summer Waves’ own Dolly the Dolphin, and special give-aways throughout the day.Get your splash on!

Fireworks scheduled for Saturday, 5/20  have been cancelled because of dangerous fire weather conditions. They will be rescheduled at a later date.

Hours: Saturday, May 20: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


Celebrate our 30th birthday every month this season! Join us on the 30th of each month for a special in-park fireworks show. Swim on over, the dazzling displays will begin at dusk.

Dates: Tuesday, May 30 | Friday, June 30 | Sunday, July 30

Summer Waves Swim In Movie

Swim-In Movies

Grab an inner tube and watch your favorite water-themed movies from the wave pool.

June 3: Moana
July 1: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Hours: Movies start at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frantic Atlantic wave pool
Cost: Free movie with the purchase of a Night Splash ticket, $13.95 + tax

Water Aerobics

Available weekdays, June & July

Keep cool and in shape this summer with water aerobics at Summer Waves. Taking place throughout June and July, instructor-led classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday, or, go at your own pace in the River Walk on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Water aerobics meets at the Lazy River, and is supervised by lifeguards.
Cost: $5 daily, $50 monthly