December 14, 2013
Battle at the beach will be the first Mixed Martial Arts event held in Glynn county and surrounding areas. The event will feature a full card of 12-15 pro and amateur Mixed Martial Arts bouts, as well as international kickboxing and boxing. The event will be highlighted by local fighters including Brandon “Lethal” Ryals, Sean McCleary, Ben Doomes, Seth Dowdy, Alec Eaton and many others (card subject to change.)
This event will be held at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center located directly adjacent to the beach. A professional ring will be placed in the middle of the spacious ballroom surrounded by VIP ringside seating and general admission seats. There will be a cash bar and light snacks available for purchase. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. Click to Visit Website
Island Treasures on Jekyll Island
January 1, 2014 – February 28, 2014
Beginning New Year’s Day and continuing through the months of January and February, the Jekyll Island Authority hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique, treasure-hunting experience on Jekyll Island. The treasures are handcrafted glass floats called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is a unique design and is stamped with the year of the hunt on its base. Plus, new for 2012, Island Treasures will be hidden all over Jekyll Island, not just on the beach, increasing the opportunities to find these beautiful pieces of art.
Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash
Jekyll Island will go up in smoke January 31 – February 1 at the first annual Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash.
Enjoy barbeque from some of the South’s best pitmasters as well as live music, classic car show, bungee jump, zip line, bounce houses, food and art vendors, Harley show and even hot air balloon rides. Should be delicious fun for the whole family.
February 28, 2014 – March 2, 2014
For those seeking antiques you will find an abundance at the Jekyll Island Morgan Center the first weekend in March. Enjoy visiting antique exhibitors from all over the east coast in the beautiful setting of the Jekyll Island Historic District. Items will include a wide range of period furnishings, decorative arts, jewelry, porcelains, rugs, paintings and more!
March 7-9, 2014
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 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
March 22-23, 2014
The culinary teams at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel have always sought out the best from local and regional providers for fresh foods and ingredients. Led by our Executive Chef, Abigail Hutchinson, this fun, fascinating and flavorful weekend will immerse participants in the joys of Georgia-sourced provisions, from farms, vineyards and brewers to local ocean waters and more!
Georgia Market will be open Saturday in the historic district admission is FREE with over 20 Georgia Purveyors set to come! For more information view our package page.
May 16-17, 2014
Participants can choose from three races: an Olympic Triathlon, a Sprint Triathlon, or the traditional 5K Race. This heart-healthy race does more than get your blood pumping; it also benefits sea turtle research and rehabilitation, as all proceeds from the event benefit the Jekyll Island Foundation to help support the Georgia Sea Turtle Center located on Jekyll Island.
At the finish line, guests can take part in Nest Fest! This afternoon of eco-based wonder features educational activities and exhibits, all culminating with the release of rehabilitated sea turtle from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Nest Fest will also be held at Great Dunes Park and is free of charge. First have a run, then discover some natural fun!
July 4, 2014
The July 4th fireworks display will begin after sundown, about 9 p.m., and can be seen from anywhere around Great Dunes Park and the Jekyll Island Convention Center campus. Admission to the Jekyll Island celebration is free. Please note the $6 daily parking fee does apply. For more information about the fireworks show, please call our Guest Information Center at 912.635.3636 or visit the calendar page.
September 19-21, 2014
A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover.
October 31 to November 1, 2013 It was another eventful year with lots of new wrinkles, including the Legends’ Dinner and Southerpigkinfest.com Fanfest, just to name a few. To see the results of the tournament and all those who carried home with them a trophy, click here.