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.
March 21-22 | Jekyll Island Golf Club
May 16 | Great Dunes Park
September 18-20 | Historic District
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
Find handcrafted glass floats hidden on Jekyll Island. During this two month event “Beach Buddies” hide the floats all over the island for lucky visitors to find
Ever wonder what happens to Jekyll Island’s wildlife in winter? What is cold stunning and why does it affect some sea turtles and not others? Get an exclusive after hours tour of Georgia’s only veterinary hospital for turtles and coastal wildlife. Interactive exhibits and informative displays as well as our education, rehabilitation and research staff will be available to answer your burning questions. The winter time theme, displays and education animal ambassadors are unique to this event!
Tickets are available in the GSTC gift shop, or by phone at (912) 635-4043. You can also purchase tickets at the door!
Cost: Adults = $15.00 Students = $5.00
Proceeds from this event to benefit the costs incurred during the 2014-2015 cold stunning season.
The Brunswick Lions Club & Georgia Barbecue Association will offer over $8,500 in prize money for their two days of world class professional & amateur BBQ cook-offs, live music and art vendors.
- Friday, January 30th, 5 pm – 11 pm
- Saturday, January 31st, 10 am – 6 pm
- Professional and Amateur BBQ Competitions
- Over $8,500 in prize money
- World class BBQ Competition
- Best burger
- Best Seafood
- Best Desserts
- People’s Choice
- Fun Cook
- Live Music Friday night
- ESPN Zone – Friday night
- McCormick’s Grill Bar
- Arts & Craft Vendors
- Food Vendors
- Kids Fun Zone – Saturday
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.
The Jekyll Island Ladies League will host their popular BINGO evening on Monday, February 2 at 7pm in the Morgan Center of the Jekyll Island Club. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any JILL or call Megan at 635-3357. There will be prizes, snacks, a cash bar, and extra cards can be purchased for $5. The event will benefit FaithWorks. Bring your friends…come and have fun!
Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Network presents:
Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting – Exhibitors and Vendors Open House
3:30 PM to 6 PM on February 5 and 6, Thursday and Friday
Atlantic Ballroom, Jekyll Island Convention Center
Vendors will be highlighting unique pottery, jewelry, clothing, fabric, candles and much more. Exhibitors will be displaying state-of-the-art transmitters, tracking programs, and tracking equipment. For detailed information: http://www.serstm.org/home/vendor/2015-exhibitors-vendors-rolling-roster/
The Gullah Geechee culture was listed as endangered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2004. Dr. Althea Sumpter, an Emmy-nominated producer, uses multimedia technology to collect the stories of Gullah Geechee elders in South Carolina and Georgia. Join us as she shares these efforts to record and preserve her own culture. Reservations are required.
Enjoy refreshments and view the creative talents of the artists.
Free and open to the public.