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Something for Everyone All Year

Always A Reason


Jekyll Island has reasons for you to visit all year long; annual festivals, concerts, and family-oriented holiday events dot the calendar! Don’t miss a reason to celebrate on Jekyll Island.


 Art & Antiques Festival

March 13, 14 & 15 | Goodyear Cottage


Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

May 16 | Great Dunes Park


Easter Egg Stroll

April 4 | Historic District

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 | Jekyll Island Convention Center


 Holidays In History

The Wildside Lecture Series

TBA | Jekyll Island Convention Center


U.S. Kids Golf

March 21-22 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

 The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

October 28-30 | Jekyll Island Golf Club


Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

September 18-20 | Historic District

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Carmichael, See & Wager Exhibit @ Goodyear Cottage, Historic Landmark District
Feb 1 – Mar 7 all-day

Come enjoy painter Helen Carmichael and potters Mark See and Pete Wager

Goodyear Cottage & Gallery is free and open to the public Mon.- Fri., 12noon to 4pm and Sat. & Sun., 10am to 4pm.

JILL’s Luncheon and Fashion Show @ Morgan Center
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Jekyll Island Ladies League (JILL) and benefiting Hospice of the Golden Isles

Monday, March 2  at  noon

Held at the Jekyll Island Club’s Morgan Center

Fashions by Classi Lady, Go Fish, Wild & Personal

Tickets are $35 – call Rosemary at 319-2025 for

Sandy-Paws @ Villas by the Sea Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 11:00 am

Promote the adoption of the retired racing greyhound.  Event includes, seminars, shopping, ice cream social and lots more. Costs: $28 per person, $57 for family of 3 or more, $15 1-day only.  Dogs are free. Contact info www.sandypaws.org   or  sandy-paws@comcast.net  or 904-568-4822

Thurs. 3pm-9pm

Fri. 9am-10pm

Sat. 9am-10pm

Sun. 8:30 am-11am

McCormick’s Grill Friday Night Happy Hour @ McCormick’s Grill
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
U.S. Navy Concert Band @ Jekyll Island Convention Center
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, returns to the Golden Isles with a program of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.  Sponsored by The Jekyll Island Authority, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and the Brunswick-Glynn County Chamber of Commerce.

While the performance is free, a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at: The Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, Wednesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; The Jekyll Island Guest Information Center & Gift Shop, 901 Downing Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island, Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; St. Simons Island Visitors Center, 530 Beachview Drive, Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; St. Marys Welcome Center, 400 Osborne St., Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Kingsland Welcome Center, 1190 Boone Ave., Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and the Old Jail Art Center, 404 Northway, Darien, Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Call 912.262.6934 for more information.

Oglethorpe Invitational Golf Tournament @ Jekyll Island Golf Courses
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Division 3 NCAA Golf Tournament with teams from across the country

Jekyll Island Arts Festival @ Goodyear Cottage
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm

This free annual event is a three-day extravaganza highlighting the works of many of the association’s over 400 members coming from all over North America.  It is also a shopping Mecca for all art lovers.
Approximately thirty-eight years ago, the annual Arts Festival took flight as a
way for the Jekyll Island Arts Association’s members to submit their art for
judging and present an exhibit to the public. This festival has evolved into an
unequaled event consisting of a committee of 35 people, nearly one hundred
volunteers and attracting over 3,000 visitors yearly. With so many high-caliber
artists participating, the Arts Festival promises to be competitive and feature
an exhibit of the highest quality. Most submissions to the Arts Festival will
be for sale after judging and the “Festival Shop” will be open for purchasing
that hard to find handmade item during the festival’s operating hours.
In addition to the exhibit and shop, the Jekyll Island Arts Association will
have demonstrations by weavers, carvers, painters and potters going on during
the Festival. The ever popular Festival Bake Sale will be selling delicious
homemade baked goods and lunch can be found at “The Cafe” where
famous Brunswick stew will be served with cornbread and coleslaw. Hot dogs,
hamburgers and cold drinks will also be available during “The Cafe”
hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thompson – Munzor Exhibit @ Goodyear Art Gallery
Mar 17 – Apr 30 all-day

Enjoy wall art work by Lydia Thompson and pottery by Joann Munzor.

Goodyear Cottage & Gallery is free and open to the public Mon. – Fri., 12noon to 4pm and Sat. & Sun., 10am to 4pm.

McCormick’s St. Patrick’s Day Party @ McCormick’s Grill
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Party wear your green and be ready to party.

Music By Kellie Parr

Women of the Jekyll Island Club @ Jekyll Island Convention Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

Drawing from oral history interviews, letters, diaries, and memoirs in the Jekyll Island Museum’s archival collection, author June McCash shares the stories of the extraordinary women of the Jekyll Island Club.

Reserve by calling the Jekyll Island Museum at 912-635-4036
Books will also be available for purchase